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Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

Jun 4, 2019 |

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was “Does the company have a user conference?” His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.   Read more…

PayPal Feeds the DL Beast with Huge Vault of Fraud Data

Jun 3, 2019 |

PayPal is no stranger to fraud. As one of the Internet’s first online payment services, PayPal has been exposed to every type of wire fraud imaginable (and some beyond imagination). Read more…

Why You Should Strengthen Your Retail Analytics Strategy with Multiple Versions of the Truth

May 31, 2019 |

With an influx of data into retailers’ environments—from e-commerce, social media, in-store data and supply chain technology, to name a few new sources—structuring how to interpret that data and then act on it to create unique and personalized customer experiences requires a different approach to business intelligence (BI). Read more…

Understanding Your Options for Stream Processing Frameworks

May 30, 2019 |

Real-time stream processing isn’t a new concept, but it’s experiencing renewed interest from organizations tasked with finding ways to quickly process large volumes of streaming data. Luckily for you, there are a handful of open source frameworks that could give your developers a big head start in building your own custom stream-processing application. Read more…

The Polyglot Problem: Solving the Paradox of the ‘Right’ Database

May 29, 2019 |

Polyglot Persistence, first introduced in 2011, is now almost canon law in IT. So, what I have to say may come across as blasphemy.

Most organizations today have adopted the concept of Polyglot PersistenceRead more…

News In Brief

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Jun 13, 2019 |

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. Read more…

AI-Driven Decision Platforms Live in the Moment

Jun 12, 2019 |

The emerging market for AI-driven digital decision-making is grounded in new applications developed using machine learning models designed to help analysts crunch data that would allow their bosses to make the right decision, whether its engaging with customers or managing a complex supply chain. Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Jun 10, 2019 |

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets.

The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

This Just In

Dun & Bradstreet Enters Agreement to Acquire Lattice Engines

Jun 14, 2019 |

SHORT HILLS, N.J., June 14, 2019 — Dun & Bradstreet today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lattice Engines, the leading AI-powered customer data platform (CDP), enabling B2B organizations to scale their account-based marketing and sales programs across every channel. Read more…

Adobe Unveils AI-Powered Technology Previews in Adobe Experience Cloud

Jun 14, 2019 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2019 — Rising expectations and competition for the empowered consumer force brands to have purpose with each customer interaction; the need for an exceptional experience drives the need for the best customer-centric capabilities available. Read more…

Domo Launches Domo for Amazon Web Services

Jun 13, 2019 |

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, June 13, 2019 — Domo officials announced Domo for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Domo for AWS is a new purpose-built package that gives AWS customers an easy way to make data from nearly two dozen AWS services securely accessible to virtually anyone across the company to drive new business value. Read more…

GridGain Data Lake Accelerator Powers Real-Time Analytics Across Combined Data Lake and Operational Data

Jun 12, 2019 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 12, 2019 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced the GridGain Data Lake Accelerator, an in-memory solution for digital businesses that need to enrich operational data with historical data stored in data lakes to improve real-time analytics and decision automation. Read more…

Swiftstack Announces Solution for Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments

Jun 11, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2019 — SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data storage and management, today announced a new solution for big data analytics and machine learning for cloud and multi-cloud environments. Read more…

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