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Dataiku Gets Closer to Snowflake

Dataiku today revealed that Snowflake has invested an undisclosed amount in the data science platform provider. This comes several months after the two companies rolled out a joint offering that allows Dataiku customers Read more…

Snowflake: Not What You May Think It Is

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is the toast of the big data community, and following the $3.4 billion IPO, a favorite on Wall Street too. But this whole Snowflake exercise could have turned out dramatically different, the Read more…

Data Lake or Warehouse? Databricks Offers a Third Way

In the ongoing debate about where companies ought to store data they want to analyze – in a data warehouses or in data lake -- Databricks today unveiled a third way. With SQL Analytics, Databricks is building upon its Read more…

The Past and Future of HPDA: A Q&A with Steve Conway

Steve Conway, a senior adviser at Hyperion Research, has been watching the big data market evolve and transform for well over 10 years. You will remember that it was Conway, while at IDC, who coined the term “high perf Read more…

Data Lakes Are Legacy Tech, Fivetran CEO Says

By some accounts, data lakes appear poised to supplant data warehouses as the center of gravity of modern analytics systems, particularly with today’s sophisticated data virtualization capabilities. But with the advent 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…

Object Stores Starting to Look Like Databases

Don’t look now, but object stores – those vast repositories of data sitting behind an S3 API – are beginning to resemble databases. They’re obviously still separate categories today, but as the next-generation da 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…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was "Does the company have a user conference?" His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.  "And you're Read more…

GridGain Expands Data Persistence for In-Memory DB

In-memory database specialist GridGain is augmenting its data storage capabilities with the addition of an automatic data persistence feature that can be used for immediate data access in the event of a cluster restart. Read more…

Why America’s Spy Agencies Are Investing In MapD

In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of American spy agencies, announced yesterday that it has invested in MapD. Why are the nation's spooks interested in MapD Technologies, which develops a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs? Read more…

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