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Can PHP Script a Big Data Comeback?

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 Read more…

Prophecy Spins Up Low-Code Data Pipeline Tool

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 Read more…

Python Popularity Persists, AI Drives PyTorch

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 Read more…

Snowflake Extends Its Data Warehouse with Pipelines, Services

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

Python Attracts Rookies as Well as Pros

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, accordin Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

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 beginni Read more…

Popular Python Shifts to Annual Updates

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 relea Read more…

Scaling to Great Heights at the Ray Summit

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 t Read more…

R and Python: The Data Science Dynamic Duo

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. But some evidence suggests th Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

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 ha Read more…

Left for Dead, R Surges Again

Don’t look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python’s immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while e Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach Read more…

The Future of Computing is Distributed

Distributed applications are not new. The first distributed applications were developed over 50 years ago with the arrival of computer networks, such as ARPANET. Since then, developers have leveraged distributed systems Read more…

Python Dominates, Usage Survey Confirms

Data scientists, machine learning developers and data engineers are turning decisively to the Python programming language, according to a new study. An annual usage analysis released this week by O’Reilly Media also Read more…

Top 12 Datanami Stories of 2019

2019 was an eventful year in the big data space, with enough intersecting story lines to keep a big data watcher enmeshed for hours – if not days -- on end. We did our best to trace the story lines out for you, dear re Read more…

Anyscale Emerges from Stealth with Plan to Scale Ray

Anyscale emerged from stealth today with a Series A round of venture capital worth $20.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz and the rough outlines of a plan to scale Ray, the RISELab technology that effectively turns every Read more…

Mobile Coding is a Thing

Distance, or online, learning is growing in popularity as a tool for addressing skills gaps in disciplines such as data science. Among the most popular courses available on these platforms are software coding courses off Read more…

Why Every Python Developer Will Love Ray

There are many reasons why Python has emerged as the number one language for data science. It's easy to get started and relatively forgiving for beginners, yet it's also powerful and extensible enough for experts to take Read more…

Apache Arrow Takes ‘Flight’ with Big Data Net

A data transport framework released by the Apache Arrow community aims to alleviate some of the pain associated with accessing large data sets over networks. Apache Arrow Flight is described as a general-purpose, clie Read more…

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