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Databricks Announces Major Updates to Its AI Suite to Boost AI Model Accuracy

Last year in December, Databricks, a leading provider of data intelligence and AI solutions, announced a new suite of tools to get GenAI applications to production using Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG). Since then, Read more…

Databricks Acquires Team Behind AI Startup Einblick

Databricks, one of the leading data lakhouse providers, continues its shopping spree by acquiring the team behind the natural language data science notebook Einblick. The Einblick team has spent the last four years b Read more…

Proactive CIOs Embrace Generative AI Despite Risks: MIT and Databricks Report

A new report from MIT Technology Review Insights and Databricks found the most proactive CIOs are decisively embracing generative AI as part of an enterprise-wide strategy, despite its risks. “The Great Acceleration Read more…

Databricks’ $1.3B MosaicML Buyout: A Strategic Bet on Generative AI

Databricks is the latest company to place a large bet – to the tune of $1.3 billion – on generative AI. On the first day of its sold-out Data + AI Summit, the company announced a definitive agreement for the acquisit Read more…

Databricks Enhances Lakehouse Governance with Okera Acquisition and Immuta Investment

Databricks is bolstering the data governance capabilities of its lakehouse platform with a new acquisition and investment. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the data governance firm Okera for Read more…

ChatGPT Dominates as Top In-Demand Workplace Skill: Udemy Report

Online learning platform Udemy released its Q1 Workplace Learning Index that found ChatGPT is currently the most in-demand workplace skill in the U.S. and globally. The quarterly report highlights skills that are gain Read more…

Hugging Face and Databricks Streamline Dataset Creation with Spark

Databricks and Hugging Face have unveiled a new integration that will allow users to create a Hugging Face dataset from an Apache Spark dataframe. Databricks has written and committed these Spark changes to the Huggin Read more…

Databricks Bucks the Herd with Dolly, a Slim New LLM You Can Train Yourself

Databricks is getting into the large language model (LLM) game with Dolly, a slim new language model that customers can train themselves on their own data residing in Databricks’ lakehouse. Despite the sheepish name, D Read more…

MIT and Databricks Report Finds Data Management Key to Scaling AI

A new report from MIT Technology Review, in association with Databricks, found that 72% of C-level respondents believe data mismanagement will jeopardize future AI success. The report, “CIO vision 2025: Bridging the Read more…

Databricks Scores ACM SIGMOD Awards for Spark and Photon

Databricks announced it has won two awards at the ACM SIGMOD (Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in the Management of Data) Conference in Philadelphia. Apache Spark was awarded the SIGMOD Sy Read more…

Databricks Ships New ETL Data Pipeline Solution

Databricks today announced the general availability (GA) of Delta Live Tables (DLT), a new offering designed to simplify the building and maintenance of data pipelines for extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes usi Read more…

Databricks Releases Lakehouse for Financial Services

Databricks first launched its lakehouse architecture in 2017, combining elements of data warehouses, data lakes, and streaming data analytics in a move that has paid off—literally and figuratively—in ensuing years as Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

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…

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