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Can PHP Script a Big Data Comeback?

Mar 11, 2021 |

PHP is widely known as an interpreted language. But with PHP version 8, the language was given a Just In Time (JIT) compiler. According to PHP folks at Zend, that JIT compiler could pave the way for PHP to be more widely used for big data and machine learning workloads. Read more…

Prophecy Spins Up Low-Code Data Pipeline Tool

Feb 24, 2021 |

In recent years, the shortage of data engineers has at times exceeded the shortage of data scientists. To help close the gap, a Silicon Valley startup called Prophecy today unveiled a low-code data engineering tool that enables users to build Spark-based data pipelines in a drag-and-drop manner. Read more…

Python Popularity Persists, AI Drives PyTorch

Jan 26, 2021 |

As the popularity of the Python programming language persists, a user survey of search topics identifies a growing focus on AI and machine learning tasks and, with them, greater adoption of related PyTorch and Tensorflow software libraries. Read more…

Snowflake Extends Its Data Warehouse with Pipelines, Services

Nov 17, 2020 |

Customers running atop Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse soon will find new functionality, including the ability to build ETL data pipelines in Python, as well as the ability to expose pre-built analytic routines as data services. Read more…

Python Attracts Rookies as Well as Pros

Oct 30, 2020 |

It is no secret that the Python programming language is peaking in popularity among data scientists. Now, would-be coders are increasingly trying to “self-master” the big data framework via online tutorials, according to an analysis of Google and YouTube searches. Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

Oct 8, 2020 |

It turns out that economic downturns are good for open source software adoption, a new vendor survey finds.

The open developer community was already thriving when the pandemic whacked the global economy at the beginning of 2020. Read more…

Popular Python Shifts to Annual Updates

Oct 5, 2020 |

The latest version of the Python programming language incorporates a new parser used to convert data files to more usable formats. The update due out this week also marks the beginning of smaller, but more frequent releases, reflecting Python’s growing popularity among data scientists, machine learning developers and data engineers. Read more…

Scaling to Great Heights at the Ray Summit

Sep 24, 2020 |

If you haven’t yet heard about Ray, the open source Python framework for building distributed applications, then next week’s Ray Summit will provide a compelling introduction to what might be one of the cornerstone technologies of the next decade. Read more…

R and Python: The Data Science Dynamic Duo

Aug 11, 2020 |

The language R is in the midst of a sizzling resurgence this summer. One might hypothesize that this growth is coming at the expense of Python, by far the dominant language for data science. Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

Aug 6, 2020 |

Python may be the most popular language for data science today, but R isn’t far behind. In fact, R is experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. That’s part of the reason that Qubole today announced that it has expanded its data lake offering with commercial and open source R software from RStudio. Read more…

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