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Service Mesh Project Istio Announces Intent to Join CNCF

Open source service mesh project Istio has announced its intention to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as an incubating project. Google, IBM, and Lyft launched Istio v0.1 in May 2017, and according to the Is Read more…

Virta Health’s AI-Powered Coach Helps Patients Fight Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes afflicts tens of millions of Americans, with the disease inflicting severe impediments or even death on many — particularly in the wake of Covid, which is exacerbated by the condition. San Francisco-bas Read more…

Google Cloud Announces Vertex AI Tool for Demand Forecasting

In a blog post, Google Cloud has announced Vertex AI Forecast, a machine learning tool for advancing demand forecasting. The forecasting tool is an extension of Vertex AI, the managed machine learning platform aimed at h Read more…

Google Cloud Tackles Data Unification with New Offerings

Good data is hard to come by and has derailed more than one data initiative. But with a trio of product announcements at this week’s inaugural Data Cloud Summit--including the introductions of a data fabric called Data Read more…

Finding and Managing Super Analysts for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Super analysts are unique combinations of individuals who understand the business, technology, data, and statistics to get the best of all worlds. They can fit into any business function, turbocharge system projects, and Read more…

Air Force Expands Predictive Maintenance

The U.S. Air Force is expanding its embrace of predictive analytics tools to keep pace with maintenance demands for its huge fleet of fighters, bombers, tankers, transports and helicopters. There is no shortage of U.S Read more…

MLB Hits a Home Run with BigQuery Migration

The Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. may be delighting baseball fans with his energetic style of play during this COVID-shortened season. But there's plenty of excitement in the back office too, now that Major League Baseball Read more…

Google Cloud Extends BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Google Cloud today announced BigQuery Omni, a new offering that allows BigQuery users to analyze data residing in Amazon Web Services and, soon, Microsoft Azure, in addition to data residing in Google Cloud. BigQuery Omni will provide a... Read more…

Google Cloud’s Dataproc Gets a GPU-Powered Spark Boost

Google Cloud’s Dataproc – its big data platform that allows users to run Apache Hadoop and Spark jobs – is getting a boost. Apache Spark 3 and Hadoop 3 have launched general availability, enhancing users’ data an Read more…

Cloudera Delivers Private Cloud Amid Public Speculation of Sale

Cloudera today announced that it has begun a limited tech preview for the on-premise version of its enterprise data lake, called Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud, which is its first product to support Kubernete 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, Splunk Partner on Multi-Cloud Data

As cloud vendors seek to reduce data movement as a way of preserving network bandwidth and computing resources, they are also promoting greater cloud access to “holistic” data sets spawned by the increasing number 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…

Google Adds In-Memory BI Option to BigQuery

Response times for interactive queries in Google BigQuery are about to get better thanks to a new in-memory BI option added by the Web giant. Google is also adding a new migration service for moving data from AWS S3 and Read more…

Tick Data Comes to BigQuery

A huge batch of tick data, used by financial traders to track the minimum upward or downward movement of stock prices, has been added to Google Cloud Platform, allowing financial analysts to plug pricing and trading data Read more…

Google Charts Data Stack Overhaul with Kubernetes

Google today announced that its hosted Spark and Hadoop distribution, Cloud Dataproc, can now run on Kubernetes, at least as an alpha. It may not sound particularly groundbreaking. But when you consider the work that wen Read more…

Blurred Storage Lines: Clouds That Appear Like On-Prem

Cloud storage is growing fast as companies look to take advantage of low cost and flexible storage options for terabytes and petabytes of data. But for all the convenience of cloud storage, sometimes it's just better whe Read more…

Google Adds Elastifile to Cloud Storage Mix

Since assuming command at Google Cloud last fall, Thomas Kurian has aggressively pursued acquisitions designed to help differentiate its services as customers roll out their multi-cloud strategies. The ex-Oracle (NYSE Read more…

Celebrating Data Independence

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 -- such as Read more…

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