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TigerGraph Roars with $105 Million Round

Feb 17, 2021 |

Upstart graph analytics company TigerGraph today announced the completion of a Series C round of funding worth $105 million. The funding validates TigerGraph’s approach, according to the company, which says it will use the money to bolster the creation of a graph analytics ecosystem, including greater cloud adoption and expansion of AI and machine learning applications. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: February 2021 Edition

Feb 15, 2021 |

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…

Hitching a Ride to the Edge with Akamai

Feb 4, 2021 |

The edge, according to marketers, is a magical place where nearly anything is possible. But for Akamai Technologies, the $18-billion company that put content delivery networks (CDNs) on the map during the dot-com boom, the rise of edge computing and 5G networks marks a significant shift in how data and business logic will be distributed and consumed in the future. Read more…

How to Build Trust With Your Users and Provide Clear Value for Their Data

Feb 3, 2021 |

In the digital age, data has become its own commodity. Customers are more than familiar with mandatory fields asking for their email, home address, and phone number. The problem, however, is that they’re increasingly concerned about how that data is used, with many consumers saying that they want to stop sharing their data because they can’t gauge the risk of doing so. Read more…

He Couldn’t Beat Teradata. Now He’s Its CEO

Feb 2, 2021 |

When Steve McMillan worked in IBM Global Services, he oversaw the outsourcing of nearly every major piece of a large global financial services firm’s IT stack with Big Blue products. Read more…

News In Brief

DeepCube Unveils Deep Learning Suite

Feb 24, 2021 |

DeepCube is launching a new suite of products and services, including a software-based deep learning accelerator which runs on a range of current and next-generation hardware.

The suite targets neural network training and inference while the accelerator is designed to boost of the performance of existing hardware. Read more…

Akka Cloud Platform Now on AWS

Feb 23, 2021 |

Java and Scala developers who want an easier way to build distributed applications without all the muss and fuss of synchronizing locks and managing state will be interested to learn that Lightbend is now making its Akka Cloud Platform available on the AWS cloud. Read more…

Space-Based Storage Prepares for Launch

Feb 23, 2021 |

Diminishing returns on costly data center investments—facilities already bulging at the seams—are engendering novel architectures for storing data. Early prototypes such as Microsoft’s submersible data center address cooling requirements and reliability issues. Read more…

Grafana Labs Upgrades Observability Platform

Feb 17, 2021 |

Grafana Labs’ new enterprise stack released this week incorporates a metrics service for Prometheus, the machine data storage and monitoring platform for cloud-native deployments, along with a log aggregation tool based on Grafana Loki. Read more…

AI Hypervisor Gets a GPU Boost

Feb 16, 2021 |

Sunlight, the U.K.-based specialist in virtualizing data-intensive applications, announced Nvidia GPU support for its “lightweight” hypervisor designed to boost the performance of edge AI deployments.

GPU support for its NexVisor platform would provide “near bare-metal” performance in support of data pipelines currently constrained by legacy virtualization tools and cloud infrastructure, the company said. Read more…

This Just In

Jardine Motors Group UK Limited Moves to E-Commerce Model with Informatica Cloud Services

Feb 19, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 19, 2021 — Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management leader, has announced that Jardine Motors Group UK Limited is leveraging Informatica Customer 360 to progress its digital transformation, implement new e-commerce platforms that enable the company to sell vehicles end-to-end online, as well as consolidate its single view of a customer and vehicle in Salesforce. Read more…

Neo4j Continues Growth in 2020, Bolstered by Customer Wins, Mainstream Adoption

Feb 19, 2021 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2021 — Neo4j, the leader in graph technology, experienced significant momentum in 2020, with key customer and partner wins, strong developer adoption, and unparalleled product innovation. Read more…

Guardian Life Insurance, CDW and KÜHL Use Lucidworks Connected Experience Cloud

Feb 16, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2021 — Lucidworks, a Connected Experience Cloud provider, today announced that customers including Guardian Life Insurance, CDW and KÜHL improved customer experience after adopting Lucidworks CXC. Read more…

ThoughtSpot and Microsoft Partner to Unleash the Value of Cloud Data with Analytics

Feb 11, 2021 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2021 — ThoughtSpot, a leader in search & AI-driven analytics, and Microsoft today announced a new agreement to help Azure Synapse customers tap into their cloud data through augmented analytics. Read more…

YugabyteDB 2.4 Expands Distributed SQL Features to Support More Cloud Native Workloads

Feb 10, 2021 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2021 — Yugabyte, a leader in open source distributed SQL databases, today announced the general availability of  YugabyteDB 2.4 with hardened enterprise-grade security features, enhanced multi-region deployment capabilities, and performance improvements. Read more…