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Confluent Reveals ksqlDB, a Streaming Database Built on Kafka

Nov 20, 2019 |

Confluent narrowed the distance separating Kafka-esque stream data processing and traditional database technology with today’s unveiling of ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka that the company intends to be the future of stream processing. Read more…

Return of the Living Data

Oct 31, 2019 |

When Google published a paper on its proprietary BigQuery engine about nine years ago, the open source community reproduced the technology as best they could, just as they did with MapReduce and the Google File System, which eventually became Hadoop. Read more…

Inside OmniSci’s Plans for Data Analytics Convergence

Oct 23, 2019 |

You may know OmniSci as the provider of a fast SQL-based database that runs on GPUs. But the company formerly known as MapD is moving beyond its GPU roots and is building a data platform that runs on CPUs and does machine learning too–a vision that it shared at its inaugural Converge conference in Silicon Valley this week. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

SQream Raises Funds to Expand its Analytics Push

Jun 24, 2020 |

SQream Technologies, the GPU database vendor, has attracted new investors while adding several financial backers to its board of directors.

The Tel Aviv-based database vendor said Wednesday (June 24) it raised $39.4 million in a Series B+ funding round led by Mangrove Capitol Partners and Shusterman Family Investments. Read more…

Intel Updates Optane, Expands NAND SSD Offerings

Jun 19, 2020 |

Intel Corp. remains persistent in upgrading its Optane persistent memory series. The chip maker (NASDAQ: INTC) said this week its second generation Optane series is tuned to the latest version of its Xeon Scalable processors (codenamed Cooper Lake), and boosts memory bandwidth by an average of 25 percent. Read more…

Data Shows Commercial Driving Returning to Normal — but It Varies by Industry

Jun 17, 2020 |

As the U.S. swiftly returns to normal – for now – industry analysts are carefully scrutinizing the economy for signs of recovery. Commercial transportation activity (which includes subsectors like construction transportation, food and beverage transportation, and wholesale trade transportation) is one of those indicators, with much of the industry having slowed or stalled in the wake of widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. Read more…

Nebula Graph Joins Database Race

Jun 15, 2020 |

As the open source Nebula Graph database moves closer to commercial availability, the technology’s developer has announced an early funding round led by several Chinese investors.

VEsoft Inc. Read more…

AWS Upgrades SageMaker Labeling Tool

Jun 10, 2020 |

Amazon Web Services has added a 3D visualization capability to its SageMaker data labeling tool used to build training data sets for machine learning models.

AWS said this week its SageMaker data labeling service called Ground Truth introduced in 2018 now includes a workflow for labeling of point clouds, a set of data points generated by tools like 3D scanners or Lidar sensors. Read more…

This Just In

UnitedLex Acquires Paul Hastings’ Data Science Team, AI-Driven Capabilities

Jun 11, 2020 |

NEW YORK, June 11, 2020 — UnitedLex announced the acquisition of Paul Hastings’ Data Science, Analysis, and Investigations (DSAI) team and its AI-empowered technology services group. The move recognizes the strengths of both companies that collectively create an unparalleled market offering:

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TIBCO Spotfire, Data Science Solutions Now Support Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services

Jun 2, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2020 — TIBCO Software Inc. empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving the world’s most complex data-driven challenges.

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MoA and Data Agreements Signed with Global Spatial Technology Solutions

May 28, 2020 |

HALIFAXMay 28, 2020 — Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has partnered with GSTS to provide enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness capability to GSTS’s OCIANA product suite. Read more…

IDC’s Global DataSphere Forecast Shows Continued Steady Growth in the Creation and Consumption of Data

May 8, 2020 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 8, 2020 – More than 59 zettabytes (ZB) of data will be created, captured, copied, and consumed in the world this year, according to a new update to the Global Datasphere from International Data Corporation (IDC). Read more…

Teradata Board Appoints Steve McMillan President and Chief Executive Officer

May 8, 2020 |

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2020 — Teradata announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Steve McMillan President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective June 8, 2020.

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