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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…

8 Ways AI Can Boost Retail Sales During the COVID Holiday

Nov 30, 2020 |

With Cyber Monday upon us, the 2020 holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping will see major growth, but retailers of all types should be ready for major changes. Read more…

Think Search Is Solved? Think Again

Nov 24, 2020 |

Search is one of the oldest technologies around. Ever since the dawn of the World Wide Web, a search engine has been the portal through which we obtain information. The search for a better search engine index kick started the Hadoop craze, and it continues to drive Google to push the limits of technology. 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…

Data Lake or Warehouse? Databricks Offers a Third Way

Nov 12, 2020 |

In the ongoing debate about where companies ought to store data they want to analyze – in a data warehouses or in data lake — Databricks today unveiled a third way. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Re:Invent Begins, So What Will AWS Unveil?

Dec 1, 2020 |

Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time for Amazon Web Services annual re:Invent conference. But instead of filling conference halls and hotel rooms in Las Vegas for a week of in-person learning, AWS reimagined re:Invent into three-week long virtual extravaganza. Read more…

Materialize, SQL Database Startup, Raises Cash

Nov 30, 2020 |

Streaming data continues to enter the mainstream, its further adoption hindered primarily by the inability to run complex queries on multiple streams of data along with other engineering tradeoffs.

Startups seeking to make it easier to run those queries on streaming platforms without current tradeoffs are attracting financial backing as standard SQL frameworks emerge. Read more…

Big Blue Taps Into Streaming Data with Confluent Connection

Nov 24, 2020 |

IBM has formed a strategic partnership with Confluent, the commercial outfit behind Apache Kafka, in a bid to make streaming data a first-class citizen in its Cloud Pak strategy.

As part of the deal, IBM will be reselling Confluent Platform, which is an enterprise stream data platform from Confluent that is based upon Kafka. Read more…

This Just In

AWS Announces Amazon DevOps Guru

Dec 2, 2020 |

SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2020 — At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced Amazon DevOps Guru, a fully-managed operations service that uses machine learning to make it easier for developers to improve application availability by automatically detecting operational issues and recommending specific actions for remediation. Read more…

PagerDuty’s Real-Time AIOps-Powered DOP Integrates with Amazon DevOps Guru

Dec 2, 2020 |

Dec. 2, 2020 — PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD), a global leader in digital operations management, has announced a product collaboration with Amazon DevOps Guru, an operational insight service powered by machine learning (ML) from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read more…

Monte Carlo Releases Data Observability Platform

Dec 2, 2020 |

Dec. 2, 2020 — Monte Carlo, a data observability company, today announced the launch of the Monte Carlo Data Observability Platform, an end-to-end solution to prevent broken data pipelines. Monte Carlo’s solution delivers the power of data observability, giving data engineering and analytics teams the ability to solve the costly problem of data downtime. Read more…

Alation Collaborates with AWS on Cloud Data Search, Governance and Migration

Dec 2, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020 — Alation Inc., a leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable data search & Read more…

Kount Partners with Snowflake to Deliver Customer Insights for eCommerce

Dec 1, 2020 |

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 1, 2020 — Kount, a leader in identity trust and digital fraud protection, today announced a partnership with Snowflake, provider of Data Cloud, to offer actionable customer insights via Snowflake Data Marketplace. Read more…

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