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Snowflake: Not What You May Think It Is

Nov 19, 2020 |

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 CEO says, if the founders had pursued their original premise for what the company should be. Read more…

Data Lake or Warehouse? Databricks Offers a Third Way

Nov 12, 2020 |

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. Read more…

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

Nov 10, 2020 |

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 performance data analysis,” or HPDA, to reflect the confluence of big data with HPC hardware. Read more…

Data Lakes Are Legacy Tech, Fivetran CEO Says

Nov 5, 2020 |

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 of cloud data warehouses that separate compute and storage, companies should take a hard look at their data lakes. Read more…

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

Jul 14, 2020 |

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 data systems are architected, particularly with the rise of cloud data lakes. Read more…

Object Stores Starting to Look Like Databases

Apr 16, 2020 |

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 data architecture takes shape to solve emerging real-time data processing and machine learning challenges, the lines separating things like object stores, databases, and streaming data frameworks will begin to blur. 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…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

Jun 4, 2019 |

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.   Read more…

GridGain Expands Data Persistence for In-Memory DB

Jan 11, 2019 |

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

Oct 20, 2016 |

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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