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Databricks Offers Something for Everybody with AutoML Solution

Aug 20, 2019 |

Databricks today took the covers off a new automated machine learning solution that promises to reduce the amount of manual coding required to develop predictive applications. But while other AutoML solutions tend to focus on core data science aspects of predictive apps, like model selection and hyperparameter tuning, Databricks new offering is designed to be used by a broad swath of personas to automate a range of data science and engineering activities, from data prep to production deployment. Read more…

Data Regs and Facebook Fines: Dragging Us Toward Better Security

Aug 19, 2019 |

“Be like Facebook.” That was the rallying cry in the early days of the big data boom, when companies were striving to monetize as much data as possible, and Facebook was the poster child of a new breed of company. Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

AI Ethics Still In Its Infancy

Aug 2, 2019 |

AI is having a moment in the sun. There’s no doubt about that. But despite the trillions in value that AI is expected to bring over the coming years thanks to widespread automation of repetitive tasks through emergent tech like neural networks, there’s a major issue dogging AI: Read more…

Blurred Storage Lines: Clouds That Appear Like On-Prem

Jul 31, 2019 |

Cloud storage is growing fast as companies look to take advantage of low cost and flexible storage options for terabytes and petabytes of data. But for all the convenience of cloud storage, sometimes it’s just better when data is closer. Read more…

News In Brief

Startup Rockset Adds SQL to DynamoDB

Aug 21, 2019 |

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup that emerged last fall from stealth mode, this week unveiled its SQL platform targeting NoSQL data from Amazon Web Services’ DynamoDB.

Rockset, San Mateo, Calif., said its real-time SQL capability meets growing requirements among a growing list of DynamoDB users for operational analytics, including the ability to search transactional data and combine data sets. Read more…

Rubrik Tunes Upgrade to VMware Users

Aug 14, 2019 |

Rubrik, the multi-cloud data manager, unveiled the latest version of its Andes platform this week with upgrades aimed at technology partner VMware covering automated disaster recovery orchestration, data classification and tighter security. Read more…

AWS Debuts PartiQL for Query Agnosticism

Aug 6, 2019 |

Amazon Web Services last week debuted partiQL, a new query language that’s agnostic to the type of database, format, or model that the underlying data is stored in. The language, which is based on SQL++, can be used to query data in relational databases as well as less structured systems, such as NoSQL databases and data lakes. Read more…

Inaugural Distributed SQL Summit to Be Held September 20

Aug 2, 2019 |

The first ever Distributed SQL Summit will be held on September 20, 2019, in San Jose, California. The summit, which is hosted by YugaByte, aims to bring together industry leaders to share best practices and technical knowledge on the distributed SQL approach. Read more…

Web-to-Cloud Migration Raising Attack Profiles

Aug 2, 2019 |

Most enterprise applications are being transported by cloud services, with only about 15 percent of company traffic currently being handle by traditional web services. A cloud security survey released this week notes that the marked shift to cloud services further underscores the need to layered IT security as more mission-critical applications are shifted to the cloud. Read more…

This Just In

Capacity Unveils AI Knowledge Sharing Platform to Boost Workplace Productivity

Aug 21, 2019 |

ST. LOUIS, August 21, 2019 — Today, Capacity officially introduced its secure, AI-native knowledge-sharing platform. Designed to meet the expectations of today’s workforce, Capacity is a cloud-based system built on AI that captures, mines and connects organizational knowledge to maximize employee productivity. Read more…

Cloudian and InfiniteIO Partner to Optimize Economics of Private Cloud Storage

Aug 19, 2019 |

August 19, 2019 — Enterprises and organizations across industries can improve storage economics without making changes to existing IT operations, using a new joint solution introduced today by InfiniteIO, the leader in making hybrid cloud storage simple and fast, and Cloudian, a global leader in enterprise object storage systems. Read more…

Virtual Instruments Expands Cloud Monitoring and Analytics Portfolio with Acquisition of Metricly

Aug 15, 2019 |

San Jose, Calif., August 15, 2019 – Virtual Instruments, the leader in AIOps for hybrid infrastructure management, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of SaaS-based cloud cost, optimization and monitoring service provider Metricly. Read more…

DataStax and VMware Expand Collaboration for Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Aug 7, 2019 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 7, 2019 – DataStax, the company behind the leading database built on Apache Cassandra, today announced an expansion of its collaboration with VMware. DataStax production support on VMware vSAN now includes hybrid and multi-cloud configurations. Read more…

PHDA Teams Up with Amazon Web Services to Improve Patient Care Through Machine Learning

Aug 7, 2019 |

PITTSBURGH, August 7, 2019 – In the latest sign of Pittsburgh’s growing importance as a center of health care technology innovation, the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announced today that it is working closely with Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, through a machine learning research sponsorship, to advance innovation in areas such as cancer diagnostics, precision medicine, voice-enabled technologies and medical imaging. Read more…

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