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Aerospike Turbocharges Spark ML Training with Pushdown Processing

Companies that need to access a lot of data in a hurry, such as retraining a machine learning model in Spark, have traditionally had to move that data from the edge to a central repository, such as a cloud data lake. But Read more…

Informatica Accelerates DataOps with Spark, GPUs

Informatica today announced that customers can see up to a 5x performance boost for ETL and data management workloads when they run them under its new cloud-based data integration engine that’s powered by Apache Spark 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…

LinkedIn’s Translation Engine Linked to Presto

An SQL translation engine unveiled this week by LinkedIn is integrated with other open-source SQL query engines like Presto in a combination aimed at bulging data lakes. The Microsoft unit’s Coral engine handles ana Read more…

Data Exchange Maker Harbr Closes Series A

Harbr, a London startup that helps organizations like Moody’s Analytics to create their own custom data exchanges, yesterday announced that it has completed a Series A round of financing, netting $38.5 million for the Read more…

The Past and Future of In-Memory Computing

When Nikita Ivanov co-founded GridGain Systems back in 2005, he envisioned in-memory computing going mainstream and becoming a massive category unto itself within a few years. That obviously didn’t pan out, but on the Read more…

Aerospike Gives Legacy Infrastructure a Real-Time Boost

A database connector upgrade released this week by Aerospike Inc. links open source frameworks like Apache Spark data streaming to existing enterprise data infrastructure. Among the goals is providing backward compati Read more…

Microsoft Now Developing Its Own Hadoop

Hadoop might be dead, but that’s not stopping public cloud providers from using it. The latest to make a move is Microsoft Azure, which in July announced that it would begin developing its own distribution under its HD Read more…

To Centralize or Not to Centralize Your Data–That Is the Question

Should you strive to centralize your data, or leave it scattered about? It seems like it should be a simple question, but it’s actually a tough one to answer, particularly because it has so many ramifications for how d Read more…

Intel Updates Optane, Expands NAND SSD Offerings

Intel Corp. remains persistent in upgrading its Optane persistent memory series. The chip maker (NASDAQ: INTC) said this week its second generation Optane series is tuned to the latest version of its Xeon Scalable proce Read more…

Staying On Top of ML Model and Data Drift

A lot of things can go wrong when developing machine learning models. You can use poor quality data, mistake correlation for causation, or overfit your model to the training data, just to name a few. But there are also a Read more…

Will Databricks Build the First Enterprise AI Platform?

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. Better s Read more…

Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

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. But as organizations grow their cloud data lak Read more…

Presto Moves Under Linux Umbrella

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 dist Read more…

More Cash for DataRobot Along with ML Ops Tool

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-ca Read more…

Baidu In-Memory Databases Add Intel Optane

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 Read more…

Skills Are Critical in Data Science Job Hunt

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 hav Read more…

Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

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 Read more…

Intel Turbocharges Spark Workloads with Optane DCPMM

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

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…

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