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Microsoft Aims for Data Analytics Unification with ‘Synapse’

Nov 8, 2019 |

Microsoft took a big step toward unifying disparate analytic toolsets and functions this week with the launch of Synapse Analytics, an ambitious new cloud-hosted offering that seeks to bring together the separate worlds of data warehousing and data lakes. Read more…

OmniSci ‘Hitting Its Stride,’ CEO Says

Oct 25, 2019 |

Aaron Williams, the vice president of community for OmniSci, loves doing live demos. Like a trapeze artist who works without a net, Williams shows no fear as stands on the stage and fires off queries from OmniSci’s GUI client to a massive database with over 10 billion rows of data running in GPU memory. Read more…

Inside OmniSci’s Plans for Data Analytics Convergence

Oct 23, 2019 |

You may know OmniSci as the provider of a fast SQL-based database that runs on GPUs. But the company formerly known as MapD is moving beyond its GPU roots and is building a data platform that runs on CPUs and does machine learning too–a vision that it shared at its inaugural Converge conference in Silicon Valley this week. Read more…

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics

Oct 17, 2019 |

Companies that want to run analytics atop time-series data have a few options available to them. One of the newest is TimescaleDB, an extension of PostgreSQL that was released as open source by the company Timescale about a year ago. 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…

When Not to Use a Database, As Told by Jun Rao

Oct 1, 2019 |

Databases are powerful abstractions that allow people and programs to manipulate large amounts of data in a predictable, repeatable way. There’s a good reason why SQL is so important to modern data processing. Read more…

Rockset Connects Kafka with SQL

Sep 27, 2019 |

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup, is extending the ability to run SQL on NoSQL data with real-time event analysis on Apache Kafka.

The company, based in San Mateo, Calif., said it is coming at the ingestion, analysis and serving of data from a different angle to allow users of the Kafka to run SQL analytics on raw data from the distributed streaming platform. Read more…

Dremio Noses Into Cloud Lakes with Analytics Speedup

Sep 17, 2019 |

Most of today’s big data action is occurring in the cloud, where companies are building massive data lakes atop object storage systems like AWS S3 and Microsoft ADLS. While object stores offer tremendous scalability, they’re notoriously slow. Read more…

NoSQL vs. NewSQL: Comparing Database Technologies

Sep 9, 2019 |

NoSQL and NewSQL databases are popular solutions in the data management space. At VoltDB, we’re sometimes asked to clarify the difference between the two approaches. Here’s what you need to know if you’re trying to decide which solution to adopt in your organization. Read more…

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