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Big Data Career Notes: October 2018 Edition

Oct 16, 2018 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Looker Spies Next Step In Data-Based Evolution

Oct 11, 2018 |

Every company evolves, and some evolve faster than others, which appears to be the case with Looker. At its JOIN 2018 conference here in San Francisco, Looker’s next step seems tantalizingly close, just around the corner. Read more…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

Inside Hitachi Vantara’s Very Ambitious Data Agenda

Oct 1, 2018 |

FPGAs and object storage systems. NVMe storage and ML model management. IoT edge computing and converged server infrastructure. It would be a big understatement to say that Hitachi Vantara has a lot going on, but it also might be why the company is so interesting to watch, and why you might want to keep an eye on it, too. Read more…

Cloud Looms Large at Strata, and So Does Kubernetes

Sep 13, 2018 |

While there was heavy cloud cover in New York this week, cloud computing could be seen lifting Strata Data Conference, where vendors scrambled to ensure their products can support cloud and on-premise environments simultaneously, which necessitated a steady diet of Special K. Read more…

News In Brief

More Tools Emerge for AI Deployment

Oct 17, 2018 |

As data scientists confront operational challenges that are slowing the transition of machine learning models to production, more vendors are stepping up with possible solutions for breaking up the logjam. Read more…

Anodot Gains Patents for Anomaly Detection

Oct 12, 2018 |

Anodot, which focuses on using machine learning techniques to spot anomalies in time-series data, announced a pair of U.S. patent awards this week covering its autonomous analytics framework.

The analytics vendor said Thursday (Oct. Read more…

Google Extends BigQuery Reach Across Europe

Oct 10, 2018 |

Google Cloud is extending the reach of its BigQuery data warehouse deeper into Europe, enabling users to store data and perform analytics in the countries where they operate.

Regional availability of data storage and analytics was introduced in London this week with a phased rollout across Europe scheduled for later in the year, Google announced during a company event in the British capital on Wednesday (Oct. Read more…

Microsoft Extends ML Framework

Oct 10, 2018 |

The latest release of Microsoft’s machine learning framework incorporates a new API intended to help .NET developers train models for improved predictions in uses cases like image classification and speech translation. Read more…

MLflow Opens Up to R

Oct 3, 2018 |

Data scientists who work within the R environment can now partake of MLflow, the open source project that Databricks released earlier this year to help manage workflows associated with machine learning development and production lifecycles. Read more…

This Just In

Teradata Accelerates Sasol with Cloud-Based Analytics Architecture

Oct 15, 2018 |

Oct. 15, 2018 — Teradata today announced that Sasol, a major international chemicals and energy company, is partnering with Teradata to create a robust analytical ecosystem that supports the company’s vision for creating a data-driven business strategy. Read more…

Snowflake Closes $450 Million in Growth Funding to Accelerate U.S. and Global Expansion

Oct 12, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct 12, 2018 – Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, has announced it has closed $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital. Read more…

Oracle Is the First Public Cloud Provider to Support the NVIDIA HGX-2 Platform

Oct 10, 2018 |

MUNICHOct. 10, 2018 — Oracle and NVIDIA today announced that Oracle is the first public cloud provider to support the NVIDIA HGX-2 platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to meet the needs of the next generation of analytics, machine learning and AI. Read more…

Teradata Says, ‘Stop Buying Analytics’

Oct 10, 2018 |

Oct. 10, 2018 — In the nearly 40 years since its founding inside a Brentwood, Calif. garage in 1979, Teradata has grown to become the dominant cloud-based data and analytics company, serving the largest and most visionary enterprises in the world. Read more…

Snowflake Opens East Coast Headquarters in New York City

Oct 8, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif.Oct. 8, 2018 — Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, has announced the opening of its new East Coast headquarters at 114 West 41st Street in New York City, under the leadership of Matt Glickman, VP of Customer and Product Strategy. Read more…

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