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Cloud Data Warehouses and Cloud Data Lakes: There’s No Need to Choose

Jan 13, 2021 |

Particularly with the industry spotlight on Snowflake following its recent IPO, there’s no shortage of discussion right now around cloud data warehouses, cloud data lakes, and how the two overlap – or don’t. Read more…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

Jan 12, 2021 |

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Read more…

Cockroach Labs Is the Latest Data Unicorn

Jan 12, 2021 |

Cockroach Labs develops a distributed SQL database that’s designed to survive the type of disasters that would kill everything but the lowly cockroach. That work has now garnered it the title of unicorn, as the company today completed a $160 million round of funding at a $2 billion valuation. Read more…

2021 Prediction from the Edge and IoT

Jan 11, 2021 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been lurking on the edge of our networks and our consciousness for some time. With a substantial increase in bandwidth promised via 5G networks, the potential for businesses to seize a competitive advantage in 2021 is sizable. Read more…

Cloud Is the New Center of Gravity for Data Warehousing

Jan 8, 2021 |

The great migration of data into the cloud didn’t start in 2020, but it certainly accelerated throughout the year. And according to a new survey from IDG, the overwhelming majority of companies are planning to expand their investments in cloud data warehouses and data lakes in 2021. Read more…

News In Brief

A Virtual Ride Along with John Deere at CES

Jan 13, 2021 |

CES is virtual this year, thanks to the novel coronavirus that doesn’t feel so novel anymore. But that didn’t stop John Deere from showing off its latest farming implements, which are trending heavily towards mass data collection and analysis. Read more…

Feature Store Startup Gets a VC Boost

Jan 13, 2021 |

Open source versions of feature stores are emerging that are designed help data scientists avoid reinventing the wheel. One feature store startup is attracting investors by adding a computing layer billed as helping to accelerate enterprise access to AI and advanced analytics. Read more…

Grafana Labs Pushes Open Source to the Cloud

Jan 12, 2021 |

Grafana Labs is building on its recent cloud partnership with Amazon Web Services via expanded cloud services that can be used with the Prometheus monitoring platform in an observability stack that also tracks logs and traces. Read more…

Knowi Aims to ‘Elevate’ Answers Within Slack

Jan 12, 2021 |

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 uses natural language processing (NLP) and works within Slack, providing a Google-like experience atop a variety of disparate data sources. Read more…

Starburst Rides Presto to a $1.2B Valuation

Jan 6, 2021 |

Starburst today announced the completion of a $100 million Series C round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. With a $1.2 billion valuation and $164 million in total funding, Starburst, which is a big backer of the open source Presto query engine and sells an enterprise version of it, now has additional resources to meet the surging demand for cloud data analytics. Read more…

This Just In

Fractal Acquires Enterprise AI Provider Zerogons to Strengthen its Cloud AI Business

Jan 15, 2021 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2021 — Fractal, a global provider of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies, today announced the acquisition of Zerogons, for an undisclosed amount. Read more…

O’Reilly Announces 2021 Superstream Series Lineup and Dates

Jan 14, 2021 |

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2021 — O’Reilly, a premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced its 2021 Superstream Series lineup. Beginning this month, O’Reilly will present its most popular conference franchises— Software Architecture, Infrastructure & Read more…

Alteryx Partners with Snowflake to Automate Analytics and Data Science in the Cloud

Jan 14, 2021 |

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2021 — Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), a leader in analytic process automation (APA), today announced a partnership with Snowflake, a Data Cloud company, that further integrates Alteryx analytics automation and data science capabilities with Snowflake’s platform. Read more…

Tweaking AI Software to Function Like a Human Brain Improves Computer’s Learning Ability

Jan 14, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2021 — Computer-based artificial intelligence can function more like human intelligence when programmed to use a much faster technique for learning new objects, say two neuroscientists who designed such a model that was designed to mirror human visual learning. Read more…

Couchbase Cloud Now Available on Microsoft Azure

Jan 14, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2021 — Couchbase, the creator of an enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, today announced that Couchbase Cloud, its award-winning, fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), is now available on Microsoft Azure. Read more…

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