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Cockroach Labs Is the Latest Data Unicorn

Jan 12, 2021 |

Cockroach Labs develops a distributed SQL database that’s designed to survive the type of disasters that would kill everything but the lowly cockroach. That work has now garnered it the title of unicorn, as the company today completed a $160 million round of funding at a $2 billion valuation. Read more…

Building a Cost-Effective, High-Performing BI Ecosystem on the Cloud

Jan 11, 2021 |

The shift from on-premise environments to the cloud is happening at a tremendous pace. However, once enterprises move their data to the cloud and make it available to their business users, they face several challenges, such as performance slowdowns and an explosion in cloud costs. Read more…

Cloud Is the New Center of Gravity for Data Warehousing

Jan 8, 2021 |

The great migration of data into the cloud didn’t start in 2020, but it certainly accelerated throughout the year. And according to a new survey from IDG, the overwhelming majority of companies are planning to expand their investments in cloud data warehouses and data lakes in 2021. Read more…

Presto Poised for a Breakout Year as Data Explosion Continues

Jan 5, 2021 |

Presto, the federated SQL query engine developed at Facebook as a follow-on to Apache Hive, appears to be on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. That’s good news for customers who want to analyze a wide variety of data stored across on-prem and cloud locations, as well as vendors selling Presto software and services. Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

Jan 4, 2021 |

The world of advanced analytics was evolving quickly at the end of 2020. And according to our panel of experts who volunteered predictions on the topic, the accelerated pace of change in advanced data analytics will continue in 2021. Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. Read more…

Building a Cost-Effective, High-Performing BI Ecosystem on the Cloud

Dec 14, 2020 |

The shift from on-premise environments to the cloud is happening at a tremendous pace. However, once enterprises move their data to the cloud and make it available to their business users, they face several challenges, such as performance slowdowns and an explosion in cloud costs. Read more…

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…

Is DMaaS the Answer to Your Data Problems?

Nov 30, 2020 |

Data management as a service (DMaaS) is an emerging practice whereby a range of data-based services–including file and object serving, governance, security, backup/recovery, archiving, and dev/test provisioning–are delivered by a single vendor. Read more…

Building a Cost-Effective, High-Performing BI Ecosystem on the Cloud

Nov 30, 2020 |

The shift from on-premise environments to the cloud is happening at a tremendous pace. However, once enterprises move their data to the cloud and make it available to their business users, they face several challenges, such as performance slowdowns and an explosion in cloud costs. Read more…

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