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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…

Databricks SQL Now GA, Bringing Traditional BI to the Lakehouse

Companies that want to run traditional enterprise BI workloads but don’t want to involve a traditional data warehouse may be interested in the new Databricks SQL service that became generally available yesterday. Th Read more…

KX Welcomes New Languages to Speedy Analytics Database

Since its inception, KX has been the exclusive domain of programmers skilled in the language q, and used primarily for the most demanding analytics workloads in the capital markets. While those use cases continue, the co Read more…

Spark Gets Closer Hooks to Pandas, SQL with Version 3.2

The Apache Spark community last week announced Spark 3.2, a significant new release of the distributed computing framework. Among the more exciting features are deeper support for the Python data ecosystem, including the Read more…

NeuroBlade Tackles Memory, Bandwidth Bottlenecks with XRAM

Companies that are frustrated by the performance of memory- or network-bound analytics workloads may be interested in learning about NeuroBlade, a hardware startup developing a new processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture Read more…

Did Rockset Just Solve Real-Time Analytics?

Companies have been pushing the envelope of real-time analytics and what technology is capable of for many years. Along that vein, Rockset today claimed it has smashed through the barriers preventing customers from runni Read more…

dbt Rides Wave of Modern, Cloud-Based ETL to New Heights

The explosion of data analytics on the cloud has been good for Fishtown Analytics, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based company that was behind the popular open source data built tool, or dbt. Now the company is looking Read more…

ChaosSearch Widens the Zone for Data Lake Analytics

When ChaosSearch emerged from stealth last year, its mantra was all about enabling customers to run log analytics on massive amounts of data in Amazon S3 using familiar tools, like Kibana. With today’s update, the comp Read more…

50 Years Of ETL: Can SQL For ETL Be Replaced?

It’s hard to imagine data warehousing without ETL (extract, transformation, and load).  For decades, analysts and engineers have embraced no-code ETL solutions for increased maintainability. Does this mean that Struct Read more…

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…

With Integration Complete, Cloudera Re-Launches SQL Stream Builder

In October, Cloudera acquired Eventador, which developed a SQL-based streaming data analysis solution based on Apache Flink. With the work to integrate that product with the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) complete, the com Read more…

Prophecy Spins Up Low-Code Data Pipeline Tool

In recent years, the shortage of data engineers has at times exceeded the shortage of data scientists. To help close the gap, a Silicon Valley startup called Prophecy today unveiled a low-code data engineering tool that Read more…

Apache Iceberg: The Hub of an Emerging Data Service Ecosystem?

Engineers at Netflix and Apple created Apache Iceberg several years ago to address the performance and usability challenges of using Apache Hive tables in large and demanding data lake environments. Now the data table fo Read more…

Database Shift to the Edge Accelerates

As edge devices generate ever-larger data quantities, data management specialists are offering new frameworks to reduce reliance on cloud services by embedding intelligence to perform storage and analysis locally. To Read more…

Kyligence Doubles Down on Cubes in the Cloud

Multidimensional analysis, or the use of pre-computed OLAP cubes, used to be a primary method for quickly obtaining useful information from reams of data, but has largely fallen out of favor in the age of big data and bi Read more…

Knowi Aims to ‘Elevate’ Answers Within Slack

Business intelligence software company Knowi today launched Elevate, a new offering that’s designed to help non-technical users ask questions of data through the company’s unified analytics platform. The software use Read more…

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