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Databricks Goes Serverless, Simplifying its Data Platform

One of the complaints heard about Databricks over the years--that it’s complex to set up and sometimes difficult to use--will need to be revisited now that the company is making its entire data platform serverless. Read more…

Inside Snowflake’s iPhone and App Store Strategy for Data and AI Democratization

You may know Snowflake as a data cloud. That, after all, is the business’s motto. But its business model resembles something else: the iPhone and Apple’s App Store. And as companies look for a place where they can bu Read more…

Snowflake Gives Cloud Customers What They Need and Want at Summit 2024

AI is like candy these days, enticing enterprises with the promise of amazing things to come. But AI doesn’t work without a good solid data foundation. Snowflake seems to understand this, which is why the company is sp Read more…

News In Brief

Databricks Nabs Iceberg-Maker Tabular to Spawn Table Uniformity

Databricks today announced the acquisition of Tabular, the commercial outfit behind the Apache Iceberg table format, which competes with Databricks’ own Delta format, paving the way for Databricks customers to enjoy mo Read more…

Career Notes for May 2024

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

J.P. Morgan Launches ‘Containerized Data’ Solution in the Cloud

Getting access to consistent, high-quality data ranks as one of the toughest challenges in big data, advanced analytics, and AI. It’s a challenge that is being taken up by Fusion by J.P. Morgan with its new Containeriz Read more…

Snowflake Looks to AI to Bolster Growth

Investors in Snowflake breathed a sigh of relief this week when the cloud data warehouser reported solid revenue growth for its first quarter and raised its guidance for the rest of the year. But questions still remain o Read more…

Salesforce-Informatica Deal Appears to Have Fallen Through

Talks between Salesforce and Informatica appear to have ended, and no acquisition is expected at this time, according to published reports. A union between Salesforce, the $34-billion enterprise cloud giant, and data Read more…

This Just In

Big Data Analytics Market to Reach $846 Billion by 2031, SkyQuest Says

Jun 14, 2024 |

WESTFORD, Mass. June 14, 2024 — SkyQuest projects that Big Data Analytics Market will attain a value of US $845.97 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 13.40% over the forecast period (2024-2031). Read more…

Matillion Extends GenAI Features to Databricks Users with No-Code AI Pipeline Solutions

Jun 12, 2024 |

DENVER, CO, and MANCHESTER, England – June 12, 2024 Leading data integration provider Matillion today announces the launch of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)  and pushdown AI components for Databricks, bringing AI and LLMs directly into data pipelines to transform and enrich any data type, structured or unstructured. Read more…

KPMG Collaborates with Databricks to Drive Responsible AI and Revolutionize the Audit Experience

Jun 12, 2024 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 12, 2024 – KPMG LLP’s Audit practice is embedding the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform within KPMG Clara, its global smart audit platform that brings together data and analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, collaboration capabilities and audit workflow, to deliver a better audit experience. Read more…

Scality RING Advances AI-Powered Genomic Research with Petabyte-Scale Data Lake at SeqOIA Lab

Jun 11, 2024 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2024 — Scality, a global leader in cyber-resilient storage for the AI era, today announced a large-scale deployment of its RING distributed file and object storage solution to optimize and accelerate the data lifecycle for high-throughput genomics sequencing laboratory SeqOIA Médecine Génomique. Read more…

Lenovo Advances Hybrid AI Innovation to Meet the Demands of the Most Compute Intensive Workloads

Apr 24, 2024 |

April 24, 2024 – Lenovo today announced a comprehensive new suite of purpose-built AI-centric infrastructure systems and solutions to advance Hybrid AI innovation from edge to cloud. Read more…

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