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Databricks Offers Something for Everybody with AutoML Solution

Aug 20, 2019 |

Databricks today took the covers off a new automated machine learning solution that promises to reduce the amount of manual coding required to develop predictive applications. But while other AutoML solutions tend to focus on core data science aspects of predictive apps, like model selection and hyperparameter tuning, Databricks new offering is designed to be used by a broad swath of personas to automate a range of data science and engineering activities, from data prep to production deployment. Read more…

Data Regs and Facebook Fines: Dragging Us Toward Better Security

Aug 19, 2019 |

“Be like Facebook.” That was the rallying cry in the early days of the big data boom, when companies were striving to monetize as much data as possible, and Facebook was the poster child of a new breed of company. Read more…

Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

Aug 13, 2019 |

Are you looking to get a data science degree and join the workforce as a data scientist? Then you’re not alone, as thousands of young people around the world are following that same path with the hope of tapping into the high demand – and large salaries – that come with being a data scientist. Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

The Critical Element for a Successful Digital Transformation? HTAP Powered by In-Memory Computing

Aug 8, 2019 |

Many of today’s digital transformation and omnichannel customer experience initiatives demand real-time analysis of data. For example, banks need to analyze transactions across their systems in real time to detect and prevent fraud. Read more…

News In Brief

H2O.ai Tops Off Funding to Accelerate AI Adoption

Aug 20, 2019 |

Every company should become an AI company, according to Sri Ambati, the founder and CEO of H2O.ai. With $72.5 million in additional funding announced today and a new release of its autoML solution, Driverless AI, Ambati is making the case that H2O.ai should be the vehicle to get them there. Read more…

Graph Database ‘Shapes’ Data

Aug 16, 2019 |

A semantic graph database technology vendor is supporting a key specification designed to validate graph-based data against a set of conditions that specify the “shape” of data. The goal is a more agile way of analyzing larger volumes of complex, distributed data. Read more…

Rubrik Tunes Upgrade to VMware Users

Aug 14, 2019 |

Rubrik, the multi-cloud data manager, unveiled the latest version of its Andes platform this week with upgrades aimed at technology partner VMware covering automated disaster recovery orchestration, data classification and tighter security. Read more…

Investors Seek Out Lucidworks

Aug 12, 2019 |

Lucidworks, the high-flying search engine platform developer, announced a $100 million funding round. The haul will be poured into its AI-based recommendation tools, including its flagship Fusion search platform.

San Francisco-based Lucidworks said Monday (Aug. Read more…

GPU Storage Approach Targets Big Data Bottlenecks

Aug 9, 2019 |

An emerging storage technology aims to leverage faster GPUs by creating a direct path between local and remote storage, thereby overcoming I/O bottlenecks that are slowing the crunching of AI and HPC data sets. Read more…

This Just In

Okera Adds Visual, Natural Language Policy Creation Workflow to Data Lake Security and Governance Platform

Aug 21, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2019 — Okera, the leading active data management company for data lake security and governance, today announced the Okera Policy Builder, a new feature of the company’s data lake security and governance platform that enables data stewards and governance teams to easily create and manage fine-grained access control (FGAC) policies. Read more…

Databricks Offers Automation Throughout the End-to-End Data and Machine Learning Lifecycle

Aug 21, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2019 — Databricks, the leader in Unified Analytics and original creators of Apache Spark, today announced that its Unified Analytics Platform now offers automation and augmentation throughout the machine learning lifecycle. Read more…

Capacity Unveils AI Knowledge Sharing Platform to Boost Workplace Productivity

Aug 21, 2019 |

ST. LOUIS, August 21, 2019 — Today, Capacity officially introduced its secure, AI-native knowledge-sharing platform. Designed to meet the expectations of today’s workforce, Capacity is a cloud-based system built on AI that captures, mines and connects organizational knowledge to maximize employee productivity. Read more…

ArangoDB Boosts Multi-Model Database Scalability Across Distributed Environments with Release of ArangoDB 3.5

Aug 21, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO and COLOGNE, Germany, August 21, 2019 – ArangoDB, the leading open source native multi-model database, today announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.5. ArangoDB 3.5 contains new features that allow its growing customer base to more easily query, secure and search their growing data sets across multiple data models, making database scalability across distributed environments a reality. Read more…

Siren Extends Scope of Platform with AI Functionality

Aug 21, 2019 |

GALWAY, IRELAND, and PHILADELPHIA, August 21, 2019  Siren, an investigative intelligence platform, today announced the release of Siren 10.3. Read more…

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