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2021 Prediction from the Edge and IoT

Jan 11, 2021 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been lurking on the edge of our networks and our consciousness for some time. With a substantial increase in bandwidth promised via 5G networks, the potential for businesses to seize a competitive advantage in 2021 is sizable. Read more…

Advanced Analytics and AI: Two Divergent But Synergistic Capabilities

Dec 22, 2020 |

Two commonly cited use cases for advanced analytics across financial services entail risk management and fraud detection; specifically, the use of advanced analytics to detect and reduce incidents of false positives. Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. Read more…

Who’s Winning the Cloud Database War

Dec 2, 2020 |

Three-quarters of all databases will be deployed or migrated to the cloud within two years, Gartner said today in its much-anticipated report on cloud database management systems. The big cloud companies are winning their share of battles, but there’s plenty of market share available for smaller and nimbler database providers too. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: November 2020 Edition

Nov 16, 2020 |

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…

News In Brief

Starburst Rides Presto to a $1.2B Valuation

Jan 6, 2021 |

Starburst today announced the completion of a $100 million Series C round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. With a $1.2 billion valuation and $164 million in total funding, Starburst, which is a big backer of the open source Presto query engine and sells an enterprise version of it, now has additional resources to meet the surging demand for cloud data analytics. Read more…

AWS Launches Managed Services for Grafana, Prometheus

Dec 15, 2020 |

Grafana Labs, developer of a popular open source tool for visualizing logs and metrics, joins a growing list of Amazon Web Services partners, allowing AWS customer to run Grafana’s dashboards natively as a managed service. Read more…

DataRobot, Snowflake Expand AI Collaboration

Dec 9, 2020 |

DataRobot announced more late-round investments this week along with an expanded partnership with big data leader Snowflake Inc. that would extend the reach of its enterprise AI platform.

A Series F funding round announced last month and led by Altimeter Capital raised $270 million. Read more…

Lenovo Looks to Unify Data Management

Dec 3, 2020 |

A set of data management building blocks unveiled this week by Lenovo’s Data Center Group seeks to unify data from edge to cloud via new data management software, an all-flash storage array that supports object storage as well as AI-driven storage management and a data fabric geared toward data analytics. Read more…

AWS Unveils Batch of Analytics, Database Tools

Dec 1, 2020 |

A trio of analytics tools announced by Amazon Web Services are aimed at improving the performance of the cloud vendor’s Redshift data warehouse by easing data movement across different storage platforms. Read more…

This Just In

Quantzig’s Redefined Manufacturing Analytics Portfolio Drives Operational Excellence at Times of Uncertainty

Jan 15, 2021 |

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2021 — Quantzig, one of the world’s leading data analytics and advisory firms, announces the launch of its redefined portfolio of industrial manufacturing analytics solutions. Despite all the challenges, the industrial manufacturing sector is expected to witness accelerated growth in 2021. Read more…

Théa Chooses OmniSci to Capture, Analyze and Visualize Automotive Data at Scale

Jan 14, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2021 — Théa, a company that delivers connected vehicles infrastructure and telematics-based commerce solutions to OEMs, banks, dealerships and other organizations in emerging markets, has partnered with OmniSci to capture, analyze and visualize automotive data at scale to drive innovation. Read more…

M-Files Secures $80 Million Growth Investment Led by Bregal Milestone

Jan 12, 2021 |

AUSTIN, Texas; TAMPERE, Finland; and LONDON, Jan. 12 2021 — M-Files, an intelligent information management company, today announced that it has received a strategic investment of $80 million (€67 million). Read more…

ScyllaDB Unveils ‘Monstrous’ New Capabilities for its NoSQL Database

Jan 12, 2021 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021 — At Scylla Summit 2021, ScyllaDB took the wraps off new cloud-native capabilities, wider platform support and a year-long project to buff every aspect of its high-performance NoSQL database. Read more…

IBM Tops US Patent List for 28th Consecutive Year with AI, Hybrid Cloud, Quantum Computing Innovations

Jan 12, 2021 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2021 — IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership. IBM led the industry in the number of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, quantum computing and security-related patents granted. Read more…

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