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Cockroach Labs Is the Latest Data Unicorn

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 Read more…

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

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, s Read more…

Cloud Is the New Center of Gravity for Data Warehousing

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 t Read more…

Presto Poised for a Breakout Year as Data Explosion Continues

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 d Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

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 cont Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

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. But big strides have also been made for those pursuing Read more…

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

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, s Read more…

Who’s Winning the Cloud Database War

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 thei Read more…

Is DMaaS the Answer to Your Data Problems?

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 del Read more…

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

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, s Read more…

Tips to Avoid Compliance Complications When Migrating to the Cloud

Moving data to the cloud is a major project requiring a significant amount of effort to evaluate the plethora of options available. Which systems to migrate, which team’s data should be prioritized, and which cloud ser Read more…

Database Migrations Shift Into High Gear

Google Cloud today announced Database Migration Service (DMS), a new service for migrating customers’ MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server relational databases to its hosted database service, called Cloud SQL. Meanwhile, Read more…

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…

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