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The Data Nerds Have Won

Nov 11, 2019 |

The data is in and the results are clear: The data nerds have won. That’s the consensus emerging from Looker’s user conference in San Francisco this week, where hundreds of data professionals congregated to extend their winning streaks with data. Read more…

Microsoft Aims for Data Analytics Unification with ‘Synapse’

Nov 8, 2019 |

Microsoft took a big step toward unifying disparate analytic toolsets and functions this week with the launch of Synapse Analytics, an ambitious new cloud-hosted offering that seeks to bring together the separate worlds of data warehousing and data lakes. Read more…

Beyond BI: Looker Seeks Bigger Role for Data

Nov 7, 2019 |

Looker is best known as a business intelligence platform, which it definitely is. But with today’s release of Looker 7, the company is making a strong case that it’s much more than that. Read more…

Celebrating Data Independence

Jul 3, 2019 |

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 — Read more…

Snowflake Rides Cloud Wave to Great Heights

May 29, 2019 |

Snowflake Computing started quietly enough back in 2012, at the height of Hadoop hype, when the idea of a relational analytics database running in the cloud was interesting, if not exactly groundbreaking. Read more…

Startup MemVerge Combines Memory, Storage

Apr 2, 2019 |

A startup combining persistent memory and data storage has emerged from stealth mode with a platform running on chip maker Intel’s Optane architecture.

MemVerge claims to have invented what it calls “memory-converged infrastructure” that eliminates barriers between memory and storage. Read more…

Google Doubles Down on Cloud Data Migration

Feb 21, 2019 |

Data integration startups have become prime acquisition targets as cloud analytics vendors look to beef up their migration capabilities.

What that in mind, Google Cloud announced this week it intends to acquire data migration specialist Alooma, a five-year-old Bay Area startup. Read more…

What Gartner Sees In Analytic Hubs

Jan 29, 2019 |

In the old days, companies would build their business intelligence strategies from the ground up, typically starting with a traditional data warehouse. But as the volume, trajectory, and types of data have exploded, companies have looked for more agile solutions to drive their analytics strategies. Read more…

Data Warehousing with a Modern Twist

Nov 5, 2018 |

Bill Inmon is generally credited with inventing the phrase “data warehouse” in the early 1990s to describe the stockpiling of data using relational databases. It may be an older term, but the activity itself remains quite relevant today, especially considering the huge amounts of data we generate every day. Read more…

Google Extends BigQuery Reach Across Europe

Oct 10, 2018 |

Google Cloud is extending the reach of its BigQuery data warehouse deeper into Europe, enabling users to store data and perform analytics in the countries where they operate.

Regional availability of data storage and analytics was introduced in London this week with a phased rollout across Europe scheduled for later in the year, Google announced during a company event in the British capital on Wednesday (Oct. Read more…

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