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Big Data Career Notes: October 2021 Edition

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…

Speedy Column-Store ClickHouse Spins Out from Yandex, Raises $50M

Russian search giant Yandex this week announced that it has spun out its distributed column-oriented analytic database ClickHouse into its own company. Based in New York City, ClickHouse Inc. also was given $50 million i Read more…

One on One with Google Cloud Product Director Irina Farooq

In May, Google Cloud announced Dataplex, its entry into the world of data fabrics. Datanami recently caught up with Irina Farooq, who joined Google Cloud as director of product management of smart analytics at Google Clo Read more…

Inside eBay’s Optimization Techniques for Scaling AI

Getting the software right is important when developing machine learning models, such as recommendation or classification systems. But at eBay, optimizing the software to run on a particular piece of hardware using disti Read more…

Wanted: Meaningful Business Insights

Companies are well underway populating data lakes, deploying analytics platforms and experimenting with AI and machine learning as part of a universal push towards data-driven business. Yet with a plethora of data and to Read more…

News In Brief

Feature Stores Emerging as Must-Have Tech for Machine Learning

Machine learning may be eating software, but it looks as though feature stores may be eating machine learning. In the rush to develop and roll machine learning applications into production, organizations are finding feat Read more…

LinkedIn Open Sources Tech Behind 10,000-Node Hadoop Cluster

LinkedIn last week open sourced DynoYARN, a key piece of technology that allows it to predict how appliacation performance will be impacted as it scales Hadoop to gargantuan proportions, including one 10,000-node cluster Read more…

Hazelcast Platform to Bring Historical, Real-Time Data Together

Hazelcast is best known as a developer of in-memory data grid (IMDB) technology, a RAM-loving layer for speeding up operational applications. But with the Hazelcast Platform launch currently slated for September, the San Read more…

Intimidated by Kafka? Check Out Confluent’s New Developer Site

If you’re new to Kafka and developing event streaming platforms, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This is an entirely different architecture than what most developers are used to, after all. But that fear should be only Read more…

Ahana Grabs $20M to Grow Presto Biz

Presto startup Ahana today announced the completion of its Series A round led by Third Point Ventures, netting it $20 million in capital to grow its data lake analytics business, which currently runs on AWS but will be e Read more…

This Just In

Coveo Acquires Qubit

Oct 15, 2021 |

Oct. 15, 2021 — Coveo, a Relevance Platform and applied AI leader that transforms digital experiences with AI-powered search, recommendations, and personalization, today announced the acquisition of Qubit, a leader in AI-powered personalization technology for merchandising teams, based in London, UK, further accelerating Coveo’s geographic expansion into the UK and European markets. Read more…

LevaData Introduces New Suite of Supply Management Software

Sep 27, 2021 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2021 — LevaData, an industry-leading supply management software company that delivers an integrated artificial intelligence (AI) platform to transform direct material sourcing and accelerate new product development, announced today that it made generally available a new suite of applications. Read more…

IDC’s 3rd Platform Industry Spending Guides Provide In-Depth Sub-Industry Forecasts for Technology Investments Across Nine Industries

Sep 24, 2021 |

NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 24, 2021 — International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published a series of 3rd Platform Industry Spending Guides that provide in-depth forecasts for technology spending. Read more…

Platform9’s Kubernetes-as-a-Service Powers AI Startup Norna’s Retail Fashion Technology

Sep 16, 2021 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.Sept. 16, 2021 — Platform9, the leader in multi-cloud Kubernetes-as-a-Service, today announced that Norna, a leading applied artificial intelligence company, experienced a ten-fold productivity improvement and a 78% total cost of operations (TCO) reduction after implementing Platform9’s Managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service to power the company’s retail fashion AI technology. Read more…

Tredence Announces Partnership with Databricks

Sep 2, 2021 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021 — Tredence Inc., a leading data science and AI engineering company, today announced a partnership with Databricks, the leader in unified analytics founded by the original creators of Apache Spark.  Read more…

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