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Make it Automatic: Tuning SQL with AI

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 Read more…

TigerGraph Extends GSQL Enhancements

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 suc Read more…

Google Cloud Extends BigQuery to AWS, Azure

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?

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. The Read more…

Can Yugabyte Modernize the Database Layer? Bill Cook Thinks So

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? The software vendor that cracks the code will Read more…

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

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 e Read more…

Databricks Cranks Delta Lake Performance, Nabs Redash for SQL Viz

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. The company also ann Read more…

Nvidia Destroys TPCx-BB Benchmark with GPUs

Editor's note: TPC announced on January 27, 2021, that the benchmark tests claimed by Nvidia, as described in this story, are a violation of its fair use policy.  Traditionally, vendors have used CPU-based systems fo Read more…

What Is a Data Cloud? And 11 Other Snowflake Enhancements

Snowflake has changed how the industry thinks about data warehouses with its cloud-native offering, which has been adopted by 4,000 organizations, including 2,000 in the last year alone. Now the company is taking the con Read more…

Cloud GPUs Aimed at Data Scientists

Core Scientific, an AI and cloud infrastructure vendor, is teaming with GPU-accelerated analytics specialist SQream Technologies to deliver what the partners tout as a “GPU Cloud for Data Scientists.” The goal of Read more…

Druid Developer Expands Query Options

The latest release of a real-time data analytics platform takes makes use of a new SQL feature in Apache Druid that combines data or rows from multiple tables based on common values. Imply, the real-time analytics sta Read more…

Object Stores Starting to Look Like Databases

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 da Read more…

Real-Time Data App Development Gets a Boost

A new database feature is designed to accelerate development of real-time data applications by supporting developers’ queries “in response to events.” Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup that ha Read more…

MR3 Unleashes Hive on Kubernetes

Organizations that want to take advantage of the latest capabilities in Apache Hive but don’t want to deal with painful Hadoop upgrades or difficult LLAP configurations have another option in the form of MR3, a new exe Read more…

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

It’s often the prep work in analytics that kills you. Before any analysis can be run, engineers must assemble, transform, and standardize the data. In a world where data silos are proliferating in the cloud, on premise Read more…

Microsoft Aims for Data Analytics Unification with ‘Synapse’

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 Read more…

OmniSci ‘Hitting Its Stride,’ CEO Says

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 c Read more…

Inside OmniSci’s Plans for Data Analytics Convergence

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 machin Read more…

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics

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 abou Read more…

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