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Will Databricks Build the First Enterprise AI Platform?

Dec 2, 2019 |

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. Read more…

Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

Oct 16, 2019 |

The cloud is a hot spot for big data lakes these days, thanks largely to the greater technological simplicity and lower upfront costs of getting started in the public cloud. Read more…

Presto Moves Under Linux Umbrella

Sep 23, 2019 |

An SQL query engine developed by Facebook and moved earlier this year to a non-profit development group is now being hosted by the Linux Foundation.

The new Presto Foundation is seen as a way to scale the popular distributed SQL query engine launched by Facebook engineers in 2012 as a follow-on to Apache Hive. Read more…

More Cash for DataRobot Along with ML Ops Tool

Sep 17, 2019 |

High-flying enterprise AI specialist DataRobot announced another huge funding round along with a machine learning platform for managing predictive models that combines internally developed monitoring framework with so-called ML Ops tools acquired earlier this year. Read more…

Baidu In-Memory Databases Add Intel Optane

Aug 29, 2019 |

Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu is building a new platform based on Intel Corp.’s Optane DC persistent memory as a means of upgrading search engine results delivered by its in-memory databases used to feed its streaming data services. Read more…

Skills Are Critical in Data Science Job Hunt

Aug 22, 2019 |

Those planning a career in data science have a healthy job outlook, as demand for data scientists continues to grow. While an advanced data science degree can definitely help, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that having the right skills is a more critical factor in landing your dream job. Read more…

Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

Aug 13, 2019 |

Are you looking to get a data science degree and join the workforce as a data scientist? Then you’re not alone, as thousands of young people around the world are following that same path with the hope of tapping into the high demand – and large salaries – that come with being a data scientist. Read more…

Intel Turbocharges Spark Workloads with Optane DCPMM

Jul 29, 2019 |

Intel didn’t wow chip lovers earlier this year with the launch of its 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors “Cascade Lake” processors, which are based on the same 14nm process as the first generation processors. Read more…

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Jun 13, 2019 |

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. 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…

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