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Snowflake Rides Cloud Wave to Great Heights

May 29, 2019 |

Snowflake Computing started quietly enough back in 2012, at the height of Hadoop hype, when the idea of a relational analytics database running in the cloud was interesting, if not exactly groundbreaking. Read more…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

May 10, 2019 |

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of an advantage in terms of architecting its big data infrastructure in the cloud, as it was able to sidestep some of the challenges that Uber faced in building out its on-prem system. Read more…

Combating the High Cost of Cloud Analytics

May 2, 2019 |

Cloud providers are growing very quickly at the moment, as companies flock to utilize their various storage and processing services.  However, while some companies are finding cloud platforms save them money, others are finding the opposite to be true. Read more…

Pandora’s Journey from Hadoop to MemSQL

Aug 22, 2018 |

Pandora Media, the music streaming service, transitioned two years ago from heavy reliance on Hadoop for distributed processing to MemSQL as its primary database.

The switch was prompted by the company’s inability by 2016 to keep up with evolving requirements and new features on the advertising-based side of the streaming service. Read more…

The Top Three Challenges of Moving Data to the Cloud

Jul 4, 2017 |

Most data-driven businesses have already or are looking to move their data from on-premises databases to the cloud in order to take advantage of its unlimited, on-demand storage and compute cycles. Read more…

Amazon Adds AI, SQL to Analytics Arsenal

Nov 30, 2016 |

By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. With today’s unveiling of its new Amazon AI offering and a new ad-hoc query mechanism for data stored in S3 called Athena, the company is extending its considerable lead. Read more…

Embattled Redshift Gets Analytics Backing

Nov 22, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services’ Redshift data warehouse service got some much needed support this week with a partnership between a data management for analytics specialist and a tool developer aimed at helping RedShift users automate their analytics infrastructure. Read more…

Bridging the Old BI World with Big Data Analytics

Feb 27, 2014 |We're in the middle of a revolution in data analytics, where old beliefs and approaches are being discarded as new technologies emerge. One data analytics software company that's aiming bridge the gap between the old and the new is Looker, which today unveiled new software designed to help companies retain the richness of big data without overwhelming users with all the gory details. Read more…

Amazon Goes SSD with RedShift ‘Dense Compute Nodes’

Feb 4, 2014 |Do you have a need for speed in your data warehouse? In January, Amazon rolled out a new version of its Redshift online data store that's powered by solid state disks (SSD). According to benchmarks, the Dense Compute Nodes proved anywhere from four to eight times faster than the traditional nodes, at the same price level. Read more…

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