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When Not to Use a Database, As Told by Jun Rao

Oct 1, 2019 |

Databases are powerful abstractions that allow people and programs to manipulate large amounts of data in a predictable, repeatable way. There’s a good reason why SQL is so important to modern data processing. Read more…

What’s the Difference Between AI, ML, Deep Learning, and Active Learning?

Sep 17, 2019 |

Today, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are often used interchangeably. While the terms are related, they mean different things. We map out how they all relate to one another, so your team can find the best candidates, best approaches and best frameworks as you embark upon your AI journey. Read more…

China and Iran Hacks Demonstrate Need for Better AI-Based Defense

Jun 25, 2019 |

Two events that were uncovered recently — the cyberattack waged by Iran against the United States and the hack of 10 global telecommunications firms suspected by China — underscores the growing need to improve security in companies and government institutions. Read more…

Teradata Turns 40, Takes Off Gloves, Readies for a Fight

Jun 14, 2019 |

The past, present, and future of Teradata collided yesterday at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California, where 1,500 employees and guests – including four of the company’s original founders — Read more…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

May 10, 2019 |

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of an advantage in terms of architecting its big data infrastructure in the cloud, as it was able to sidestep some of the challenges that Uber faced in building out its on-prem system. Read more…

News In Brief

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Oct 8, 2019 |

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

Data Lakes Get Structured

Oct 7, 2019 |

The explosion of unstructured and partially structured data has made traditional data lakes harder to manage. Adding to the challenge are “brittle” data pipelines that are time-consuming to create as well as ephemeral. Read more…

Probing Data’s Middle Ground

Oct 1, 2019 |

The rise of data lakes has in the process of consolidating data exposed a gap between databases, files and other data repositories and the ability to view, analyze and leverage those data. Read more…

Kafka Spawns Open-Source KarelDB

Sep 30, 2019 |

Apache Kafka and its accompanying key-value store are being used to provide persistent storage for a growing list of relational databases. Most used a key-value store as a foundation.

Among the latest to emerge is KarelDB, a relational database built almost entirely on open source components, including Apache Calcite for the SQL engine along with Apache Omid for transactions and control features. Read more…

Rockset Connects Kafka with SQL

Sep 27, 2019 |

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup, is extending the ability to run SQL on NoSQL data with real-time event analysis on Apache Kafka.

The company, based in San Mateo, Calif., said it is coming at the ingestion, analysis and serving of data from a different angle to allow users of the Kafka to run SQL analytics on raw data from the distributed streaming platform. Read more…

This Just In

NFL Launches Second Annual Big Data Bowl Competition

Oct 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2019 – The NFL today announced the launch of the second annual Big Data Bowl, calling on college students and experts to devise innovative approaches to analyzing rushing plays. Read more…

Anaconda Appoints Peter Wang as CEO

Oct 10, 2019 |

Oct. 10, 2019 — Co-founder and prior President of Anaconda, Peter Wang announced he is stepping into the role of CEO in a blog promising that “Anaconda will continue to set an example of how commercial companies can play well with the community ethos.” Read more…

Hitachi Vantara Partners with Disney Parks to Advance the Next Generation of Ride and Show Analytics

Oct 10, 2019 |

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2019 – Today at NEXT 2019Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced a new strategic alliance with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products to help advance Disney’s industry-leading theme park innovations. Read more…

Alluxio Appoints Rowan Scranage to VP, Global Sales and Business Development

Oct 7, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019 — Alluxio, developer of open source data orchestration technology used by seven of the world’s top 10 Internet companies, today announced the appointment of Rowan Scranage as vice president, global sales and business development, reporting to Alluxio CEO Steven Mih. Read more…

Chooch AI Launches Solution For Embedded Computer Vision AI Applications

Oct 2, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 02 — Chooch AI, the leader in visual training of artificial intelligence, today, in conjunction with TechCrunch Disrupt, officially announced the launch of Chooch Edge AI, a hardware-agnostic edge computer vision service that features the ability for AI to detect and classify events in local video streams from any type of camera. Read more…

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