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Why Databases Are Needed on the Edge

The proliferation of smart devices and the IoT are putting pressure on developers to adopt more sophisticated processes to manage data. Some developers may prefer to continue using simpler file systems to keep track of d Read more…

The Object (Store) of Your Desire

As the data explosion continues to reverberate across the land, organizations are turning to object storage systems to keep it tidy and organized. Public clouds run the biggest and most popular object stores, but there a Read more…

Informatica Likes Its Chances in the Cloud

Quick: Name a company that made its name in the 1990s and 2000s by providing data integration tools for enterprise analytics running in on-prem data centers, but has since pivoted the cloud and was even named Snowflake Read more…

Five Ways Big Data Can Help HPC Operators Run More Efficiently in the Cloud

When most of us hear the term big data, we tend to think of things like social media platforms, seismic data, or weather modeling. An essential use of big data, however, is to analyze data from complex systems to make th Read more…

Microsoft Launches Spatial Analytics, Other AI Services at Ignite

Microsoft rolled out an array of new AI services during its Ignite conference today, including Spatial Analysis, a new offering that uses computer vision algorithms to detect and count the number of people in a room. Read more…

WANdisco Drops In On the Hadoop Cloud Migration Party

Organizations that want to move their on-prem Hadoop cluster to the cloud may be interested in a new solution unveiled yesterday by WANdisco. Called LiveData Migrator, the software allows customers to move their Hadoop d Read more…

Cloudian Pins Container Hopes on K8s Operator

Object storage systems like Amazon S3 are currently winning the big data storage battle, thanks to low costs and infinite capacities. But getting object stores to work with containerized applications isn’t always strai Read more…

Planning an ETL Proof of Concept? Here Is What You Need to Consider

Picture this: You are trying to track the sentiment of your product using first-party customer data, social data, and social listening data to determine the success of a new feature. Getting a daily report on this can he Read more…

COVID Brings Clarity to Emerging Tech Investments

The novel coronavirus is having a devastating impact on people, killing hundreds of thousands while sickening tens of millions more. The ban on in-person get-togethers has disrupted the lives of billions and cost trillio Read more…

Is Kubernetes Overhyped?

The amount of attention paid to Kubernetes has increased substantially over the past couple of years. What started out as a relatively obscure container management system open sourced by Google has turned into the must-h Read more…

Big Data Apps Wasting Billions in the Cloud

Many organizations have shifted to a cloud-first mentality for deploying their big data applications. But without expending effort to optimize or tune these cloud apps, customers will waste billions of dollars’ worth o Read more…

Confluent Goes ‘Infinite’ with Kafka Cloud Storage

Companies that want to store oodles of event data in Kafka but don’t want to pay oodles of dollars may be interested in the new “infinite storage” option unveiled today by Confluent. The Kafka company says the new Read more…

Can Yugabyte Modernize the Database Layer? Bill Cook Thinks So

It’s a conundrum that many database startups have yet to solve: Why does Oracle continue to dominate the space if its relational database is so out of step with the times? The software vendor that cracks the code will Read more…

SAP Aims to Simplify Data Analytics in the Cloud

SAP is no stranger to complexity. German engineers have certain expectations to uphold, after all. But with the latest release of HANA and related analytics services in the cloud, the storied enterprise software firm has Read more…

Blurred Lines: SAS and Microsoft To Go Deep in Analytics Partnership

The lines separating SAS and Microsoft analytics and AI software will blur as part of a major strategic expansion between the two companies announced today that will see Azure become the preferred cloud for SAS and techn Read more…

The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19

Public clouds were gaining momentum before COVID-19. Now, nearly eight weeks into the pandemic and associated shutdown of work and play, clouds are gaining even more ground as companies scramble to virtualize as much of Read more…

Google Enters Data Catalog Business, Updates BigQuery

Google today rolled out a data catalog that will eventually give customers visibility into all of their data assets in the Google Cloud and beyond. It also bolstered BigQuery with support for materialized views and a new Read more…

Cloud GPUs Aimed at Data Scientists

Core Scientific, an AI and cloud infrastructure vendor, is teaming with GPU-accelerated analytics specialist SQream Technologies to deliver what the partners tout as a “GPU Cloud for Data Scientists.” The goal of Read more…

Where’s Your Data Now? Thoughts on World Backup Day

We’ll excuse you if you forgot that today is World Backup Day. You probably have a lot on your plate already. But we’d be remiss if we neglected to mark the occasion and discuss how companies can protect their most i Read more…

Dremio Preps for Growth with $70M in the Bank

In the midst of an unprecedented viral pandemic and the threat of a major economic recession, data middleman Dremio provided the rare bit of good news when it announced today that it raised $70 million in venture capital Read more…

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