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Tristan Handy’s Audacious Vision of the Future of Data Engineering

Tristan Handy is a lot of things: co-creator of dbt, founder and CEO of dbt Labs, and self-described “startup person.” But besides leading dbt Labs to a $4 billion valuation, he is one more thing: An audacious dreame Read more…

How Amplitude Uses GenAI to Improve Data Quality

Data quality is a critical must-have for big data analytics and AI. If you have it, you can do amazing things with your data. But if you don’t, you’re kind of dead in the water. Behavioral analytics platform provider Read more…

There Are Many Paths to the Data Lakehouse. Choose Wisely

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that the data lakehouse is the future. At some point soon, it will be the default way of interacting with data, combining scale with cost-effectiveness. Also easy to predict is t Read more…

Starburst Brings Dataframes Into Trino Platform

Starburst customers who prefer to manipulate data using dataframes as opposed to regular SQL will be happy with a pair of announcements made today. That includes the introduction of PyStarburst, which provides a PySpark- Read more…

In Search of Data Model Repeatability

Everybody wants to be data-driven--that much is clear. But that desire doesn’t necessarily translate into real business results, especially in competitive industries like ecommerce. Data quality has long been a burr Read more…

Google Cloud Levels Up Database Services with Cloud SQL Enterprise Plus

Google Cloud just unveiled a new edition of Cloud SQL, its enterprise-ready, fully managed database service for running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server workloads. Cloud SQL Enterprise Plus, available for MySQL and P Read more…

TikTok Parent Open Sources Real-Time Data Warehouse

You might not yet be a major TikTok influencer, but you can still analyze data like TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, which recently released its real-time data warehouse architecture as open source. ByConity, the Read more…

LLMs Are the Dinosaur-Killing Meteor for Old BI, ThoughtSpot CEO Says

When the dust from the bombardment of ChatGPT and other large language models (LLMs) on the market finally clears, there will be fewer BI and analytics vendors left standing, ThoughtSpot CEO Sudheesh Nair said. “I t Read more…

Ion Stoica’s First Startup Ready to Spread Streaming Data Wings

Before co-creating Apache Spark and co-founding Databricks, computer scientist Ion Stoica co-founded Conviva, a video streaming startup used by publishers like NBC and Disney+ to track user metrics and quality of service Read more…

Rupert Is Closing the Analytics to Action Loop with $8M Seed Funding

The era of speculative analytics projects is over, according to Rupert, maker of an analytics distribution platform that has just raised $8 million in a seed funding round. Analytics tools are helping businesses uncov Read more…

EdgeDB Seeks to Bring Relational Databases Out of the 1970s

Disco. Bell-bottom pants. Platform shoes. Relational database management systems. Some of us have soft spots for the 1970s. But if you’re EdgeDB CEO Yury Selivanov, you would prefer to put relational databases behind u Read more…

Developing Kafka Data Pipelines Just Got Easier

Developing data pipelines in Apache Kafka just got easier thanks to the launch of Stream Designer, a graphical design tool that is now available on Confluent Cloud. Confluent also used this week’s Kafka conference, dub Read more…

StarTree Uncorks $47 Million for Pinot

StarTree, the commercial entity behind the distributed storage and analytics engine called Apache Pinot, has completed a Series B round of venture capital funding worth $47 million, the company announced today. Apache Read more…

StarRocks Brings Speedy OLAP Database to the Cloud

Companies that keep hitting their heads on performance limitations of existing analytics databases may want to check out the fast new cloud analytics offering rolled out today by StarRocks, the commercial entity backing Read more…

Choosing a Database for Your Enterprise? Here Is What You Need to Consider

Data is everywhere. Big data is still a talking point - those massive volumes of data that businesses have to manage, day-in, day-out. Irrespective of how much data there is (or even what type of data), its true value li Read more…

Looker Founder Helps Create New Data Exploration Language, Malloy

Lloyd Tabb is keeping busy since Looker was sold to Google back in 2019. The latest open source project for the prolific computer scientist and his Google team is Malloy, a new language that’s based on SQL but which Ta Read more…

It’s About Time for InfluxData

These are heady times for InfluxDB, which is the world’s most popular time-series database, which has been the fastest growing category of databases the past two years, per DB-Engines.com. But when Paul Dix and his par Read more…

Starburst Nabs $250M for Open Analytics on Data Mesh

Starburst today announced the completion of a $250 million Series D round of financing that values the analytics company at $3.35 billion. It also unveiled new product feature as it kicked off its virtual Datanova: Data Read more…

O’Reilly Report Shows Relational DB Momentum, No AI Slowdown

O’Reilly has released its Technology Trends for 2022 report, highlighting trends in its data spanning technologies from cloud and AI to databases and the metaverse. Among its conclusions: a bright and continuing future Read more…

Narrowing the AI-BI Gap with Exploratory Analysis

The worlds of AI and BI occupy distinct places in the analytics continuum, which is most often understood with concepts like descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. Users can leverage des Read more…

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