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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…

Dremio Officially a ‘Unicorn’ As it Reaches $1B Valuation

The explosion of data lake analytics in the cloud has been good for Dremio, which today announced the completion of a $135-million Series D round. The company’s valuation has more than doubled in the past year to $1 bi Read more…

Presto Poised for a Breakout Year as Data Explosion Continues

Presto, the federated SQL query engine developed at Facebook as a follow-on to Apache Hive, appears to be on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. That’s good news for customers who want to analyze a wide variety of d Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

The world of advanced analytics was evolving quickly at the end of 2020. And according to our panel of experts who volunteered predictions on the topic, the accelerated pace of change in advanced data analytics will cont Read more…

Ahana Goes GA with Presto on AWS

Organizations that want to analyze massive amounts of data stored in S3 and other cloud repositories may be interested in Ahana, which today announced the general availability of the first cloud-native managed service fo Read more…

Materialize, SQL Database Startup, Raises Cash

Streaming data continues to enter the mainstream, its further adoption hindered primarily by the inability to run complex queries on multiple streams of data along with other engineering tradeoffs. Startups seeking to Read more…

Snowflake Extends Its Data Warehouse with Pipelines, Services

Customers running atop Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse soon will find new functionality, including the ability to build ETL data pipelines , as well as the ability to expose pre-built analytic routines as data service Read more…

The Shifting Landscape of Database Systems

3T Software Labs, the company behind the MongoDB NoSQL database tool Studio 3T, has released its 2020 MongoDB Trends Report. The report, which is compiled from four years of interviews and surveys with more than 18,000 d Read more…

Data.world Aims to Rethink Data Catalogs

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 Read more…

How Facebook Accelerates SQL at Extreme Scale

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 i Read more…

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…

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