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Databricks Now on Google Cloud

Databricks customers can now run their big data applications on Google Cloud, the companies announced today. The move gives Databricks’ customers another public cloud option besides Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Servi Read more…

Data Lake or Warehouse? Databricks Offers a Third Way

In the ongoing debate about where companies ought to store data they want to analyze – in a data warehouses or in data lake -- Databricks today unveiled a third way. With SQL Analytics, Databricks is building upon its Read more…

Databricks Brings Data Science, Engineering Together with New Workspace

Data scientists and software engineers work in different ways and use different tools. But both personas will feel more comfortable developing applications in the new version of Databricks Data Science Workspace, which t Read more…

Databricks Cranks Delta Lake Performance, Nabs Redash for SQL Viz

Today at its Spark + AI Summit, Databricks unveiled Delta Engine, a new layer in its Delta Lake cloud offering that uses several techniques to significantly accelerate the performance of SQL queries. The company also ann Read more…

Migrating business-critical data to the cloud is not an option in today’s challenging economy

In recent months, the advantages of moving your big data to the cloud have become obvious. Organizations provided their workforce with remote capabilities and access to data from locations around the globe. Many comp Read more…

Will Databricks Build the First Enterprise AI Platform?

Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of Databricks, Ghodsi just completed an oversubscribed $400 million round of funding that gave the company a $6.2 billion valuation. Better s Read more…

A Cloud Twist to the Farm-to-Table Movement

Mail-order services, or what a cloud-enabled industry calls “subscription box” services, have become all the rage for everything from fine wine to pet food. Consumers can also order Kansas City steaks online, but a p Read more…

Databricks Offers Something for Everybody with AutoML Solution

Databricks today took the covers off a new automated machine learning solution that promises to reduce the amount of manual coding required to develop predictive applications. But while other AutoML solutions tend to foc Read more…

Databricks Donates Delta Code to Open Source

Databricks today announced that it's open sourcing the code behind Databricks Delta, the Apache Spark-based product it designed to help keep data neat and clean as it flows from sources into its cloud-based analytics env Read more…

Apache Spark Is Great, But It’s Not Perfect

Apache Spark is one of the most widely used tools in the big data space, and will continue to be a critical piece of the technology puzzle for data scientists and data engineers for the foreseeable future. With that said Read more…

A Decade Later, Apache Spark Still Going Strong

Don't look now but Apache Spark is about to turn 10 years old. The open source project began quietly at UC Berkeley in 2009 before emerging as an open source project in 2010. For the past five years, Spark has been on an Read more…

Databricks Open Sources MLflow to Simplify Machine Learning Lifecycle

Databricks today unveiled MLflow, a new open source project that aims to provide some standardization to the complex processes that data scientists oversee during the course of building, testing, and deploying machine le Read more…

Top 3 New Features in Apache Spark 2.3

It's tough to find a big data project that's had as much impact as Apache Spark over the past five years. The folks at Databricks, who contribute heavily to Spark (along with the wider Spark community) are keeping the pr Read more…

Databricks Puts ‘Delta’ at the Confluence of Lakes, Streams, and Warehouses

Databricks today launched a new managed cloud offering called Delta that seeks to combine the advantages of MPP data warehouses, Hadoop data lakes, and streaming data analytics in a unifying platform designed to let user Read more…

The Data Science Behind Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club burst onto the men's hygiene scene in 2011 with a hilarious video and preposterous business plan: selling subscriptions for razor blades at a ridiculously low price. Six years later, the company keeps g Read more…

Now Trending: AI Washing

First there was "green washing," where companies exaggerated the environmental benefits of their products in order to boost sales. Now technology experts are warning us about "AI washing," an equally questionable tactic Read more…

Exposing AI’s 1% Problem

We see the power of artificial intelligence every day: When Netflix recommends a movie you love, when your bank detects fraud in your account, or when Google routes you around a traffic jam. But outside of examples from Read more…

Taking the Data Scientist Out of Data Science

If you were a data scientist three years ago, you could pretty much write your own ticket. Everybody in the industry, it seemed, either wanted to hire a data scientist, or wanted to be one. But today, thanks to a conflue Read more…

What’s In the Pipeline for Apache Spark?

According to Apache Spark creator Matei Zaharia, Spark will see a number of new features and enhancements to existing features in 2017, including the introduction of a standard binary data format, better integration with Read more…

How These Banking, Energy, and Pharma Firms Use Spark

Few frameworks have gained so much popularity as quickly as Apache Spark.  The open source technology may not be ubiquitous yet in the analytics world, but it's fast approaching that point. Spark has certainly caught Read more…

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