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Data.world Aims to Rethink Data Catalogs

Sep 16, 2020 |

What is a data catalog? If you answered that it’s simply an index that tells you where to find data, then Brett Hurt would like a word with you. As the co-founder and CEO of data.world, Hurt is looking to redefine what is a data catalog. Read more…

How Facebook Accelerates SQL at Extreme Scale

Aug 31, 2020 |

Serving SQL queries on a petabyte of data is one thing, but delivering it at Facebook’s scale is something else entirely. Earlier this year, the social media giant implemented the Alluxio distributed file system into its massive data architecture to speed up queries, while maintaining the separation of compute and storage. Read more…

Make it Automatic: Tuning SQL with AI

Aug 20, 2020 |

The database administrator (DBA) is typically tasked with making applications run more efficiently in order to meet service level agreements (SLAs) or just to ensure optimum user experience. From the users’ perspective, this means faster execution times and quicker application response times. Read more…

TigerGraph Extends GSQL Enhancements

Jul 22, 2020 |

Graph analytics is moving closer to the industry-standard SQL framework for accessing relational databases via enhancements such as those in TigerGraph Inc.’s query language, GSQL.

Property graph query languages such as GSQL are built on top of SQL, bringing graph pattern matching capabilities to existing frameworks used to store and retrieve data. Read more…

Google Cloud Extends BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Jul 14, 2020 |Google Cloud today announced BigQuery Omni, a new offering that allows BigQuery users to analyze data residing in Amazon Web Services and, soon, Microsoft Azure, in addition to data residing in Google Cloud. BigQuery Omni will provide a... Read more…

Will the Presto Community Ever Be United Again?

Jul 7, 2020 |

If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s drama in Presto-land. There are now two versions of the open source SQL query engine, PrestoDB and PrestoSQL, and each of them have different software foundations behind them. Read more…

Can Yugabyte Modernize the Database Layer? Bill Cook Thinks So

Jun 30, 2020 |

It’s a conundrum that many database startups have yet to solve: Why does Oracle continue to dominate the space if its relational database is so out of step with the times? Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Jun 25, 2020 |

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while enhancements to the Python API will bring joy to data scientists everywhere. Read more…

Databricks Cranks Delta Lake Performance, Nabs Redash for SQL Viz

Jun 24, 2020 |

Today at its Spark + AI Summit, Databricks unveiled Delta Engine, a new layer in its Delta Lake cloud offering that uses several techniques to significantly accelerate the performance of SQL queries. Read more…

Nvidia Destroys TPCx-BB Benchmark with GPUs

Jun 22, 2020 |

Traditionally, vendors have used CPU-based systems for the TPCx-BB benchmark, which simulates a Hadoop-style workload that mixes SQL and machine learning jobs on structured and unstructured data. So when Nvidia ran the benchmark on its new Ampere class of GPUs system, the results were predictably grim – for CPU systems, that is. Read more…

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