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Tabular Seeks to Remake Cloud Data Lakes in Iceberg’s Image

The creators of the table format Apache Iceberg launched a new company this summer called Tabular that’s aiming to remake how companies store data in the cloud. If the company has its way, much of the minutia of how da Read more…

Data Headaches Targeted with a Dose of .BIG

Working with large numbers of files--and large files--remains a roadblock to productivity for data professionals around the world. Now a software startup named Exponam says it has come up with a potential solution to the Read more…

Celebrating Data Independence

Every company wants the independence to do what they wish with their data. That's one of the first assumptions underlying this whole big data movement. But depending on where and how a business stores its data -- such as Read more…

Big Data File Formats Demystified

So you're filling your Hadoop cluster with reams of raw data, and your data analysts and scientists are champing at the bit to get started. Then the question hits you: How are you going to store all this data so they can Read more…

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