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Teradata Turns 40, Takes Off Gloves, Readies for a Fight

Jun 14, 2019 |

The past, present, and future of Teradata collided yesterday at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California, where 1,500 employees and guests – including four of the company’s original founders — Read more…

Big Data Meltdown: How Unclean, Unlabeled, and Poorly Managed Data Dooms AI

Jun 13, 2019 |

We may be living in the fourth industrial age and on cusp of huge advances in automation powered by AI. But according to the latest data, our great future will be less rosy if enterprises don’t start doing something about one thing in particular: Read more…

Great Cloud Migration Opens Data Opportunities

Jun 12, 2019 |

We’re in the midst of a massive cloud migration at the moment, as companies look to take advantage of the scalability and simplicity of storing and processing data in the cloud. Read more…

Hadoop Struggles and BI Deals: What’s Going On?

Jun 10, 2019 |

The news hasn’t been good in the Hadoop world over the past two weeks, with MapR and Cloudera both revealing themselves to be in bad straits. Meanwhile, the market for BI tools suddenly surged, with Tableau, Looker, and ZoomData all getting snapped up. Read more…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

Jun 4, 2019 |

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was “Does the company have a user conference?” His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.   Read more…

News In Brief

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Jun 13, 2019 |

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Jun 10, 2019 |

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets.

The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

‘Manifesto’ Touts the Marriage of AI, Ops

Jun 5, 2019 |

Given the growing debate about whether AI qualifies as what used to be referred to as “appropriate technology,” a consensus is building around the notion that automation is ideally suited to enterprise IT, particularly since hybrid infrastructure has become central to nearly all business processes. Read more…

This Just In

University’s Mind Foundry Launches Machine Learning Platform that Transforms Business Problem Owners into Citizen Data Scientists

Jun 13, 2019 |

June 13, 2019 — Mind Foundry, a technology spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG), today announced the commercial launch of a revolutionary humanized machine learning platform. Read more…

Apollo Raises $22 Million to Give a Graphql-Based Data Graph to Every App Developer

Jun 12, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 12, 2019 — Apollo, the leader in GraphQL API technology, today announced $22 million in growth funding co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners, with participation from existing investors Trinity Ventures and Webb Investment Network. Read more…

c-treeEDGE IoT Database V2 Launches with New Features and Itegrations

Jun 12, 2019 |

BOSTON, June 12, 2019 – Global database technology leader FairCom Corporation announced today the release of c-treeEDGE IoT Database V2, which includes new features that increase flexibility for data management in edge computing and improved integration with ThingWorx. Read more…

Kentik and PacketFabric Collaborate on Secure, Reliable Network Visibility

Jun 11, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2019 – Kentik, the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, today announced a partnership with PacketFabric, the leading Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform. PacketFabric’s enterprise and service provider customers can now take advantage of Software Driven Networking (SDN) to enable quick and easy Virtual Connection (VC) for more secure, reliable data forwarding to Kentik’s powerful network traffic and performance analytics. Read more…

Swiftstack Announces Solution for Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments

Jun 11, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2019 — SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data storage and management, today announced a new solution for big data analytics and machine learning for cloud and multi-cloud environments. Read more…

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