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From Big Beer to Big Data: Inside AB InBev’s Digital Transformation

Apr 11, 2019 |

With more than 500 beer brands and $55 billion in sales, Anheuser-Busch InBev is already the world’s biggest beer company. And if all goes as planned with its digital transformation project, it will be the best beer company in the world, too. Read more…

How Databricks Keeps Data Quality High with Delta

Apr 8, 2019 |

Data lakes have sprung up everywhere as organizations look for ways to store all their data. But the quality of data in those lakes has posed a major barrier to getting a return on data lake investments. Read more…

Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

Why This Spreadsheet Interface for Cloud DWs Is Turning Heads

Apr 2, 2019 |

There’s often no escape from complexity in big data analytics. For better or for worse, it’s just part of the game. But at the same time, there are places where a simpler approach to complex problems can yield positive results. Read more…

Here’s What Doug Cutting Says Is Hadoop’s Biggest Contribution

Apr 1, 2019 |

Apache Hadoop isn’t the center of attention in the IT world anymore, and much of the hype has dissipated (or at least regrouped behind AI). But the open source software project still has a place for on-premise workloads, according to Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting, who says Hadoop will be remembered most of all for a single contribution it made to IT. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM’s Watson Retreat Highlights AI Shortcomings

Apr 22, 2019 |

Amid reports of declining sales and growing skepticism about the utility of machine learning for complex medical research, IBM will reportedly end sales of its Watson AI software used by pharmaceutical firms for new drug discovery. Read more…

Microsoft Expands Hadoop on Azure

Apr 16, 2019 |

Microsoft has upgraded its open source analytics services running on Azure with a new version of Hadoop incorporating enhancements of Apache Hive and other open source analytics frameworks.

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Google Cloud Unveils Slew of New Data Management and Analytics Services

Apr 10, 2019 |

Google today unveiled a handful of new cloud services designed to simplify common tasks in the data analytics workflow, including a beta of a new data integration and ETL service called Cloud Data Fusion, the capability to leverage BigQuery from a spreadsheet interface, and the addition of Tensorflow machine learning capabilities to BigQuery ML, among others. Read more…

ScyllaDB Rolls Cloud Database Service

Apr 9, 2019 |

Databases continue to migrate to the cloud with mix results, often requiring customers to choose between the convenience of cloud services and the countervailing costs associated with scaling and performance metrics like low latency. Read more…

Google Extends Olive Branch to Open Source Tech

Apr 9, 2019 |

Google Cloud today announced strategic partnerships with seven prominent providers of big data technologies that will bring those vendors’ solutions to the Google Cloud Platform as managed services. The move appears designed to position Google in a more favorable light relative to Amazon, which has taken a more heavy-handed approach with the open source backers. Read more…

This Just In

Striim and Snowflake Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Data-Driven Analytics

Apr 17, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif.April 17, 2019 Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, has announced a strategic partnership with Snowflake, Inc. Read more…

Scality Receives Product of the Year Award at NAB 2019

Apr 16, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2019 — Scality, an acknowledged leader for enabling distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, today announced it was just honored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) with a Product of the Year award at the 2019 Expo. Read more…

Next Generation of Infor CloudSuite CRM Now Available

Apr 15, 2019 |

NEW YORKApril 15, 2019Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced the availability of Infor CloudSuite CRM, a cloud-based application that includes sales, customer service, marketing analytics and reporting tools. Read more…

Robin.io Announces Partnership with Google Cloud

Apr 10, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2019 — Robin.io, provider of an industry-leading Hyper-converged Kubernetes platform, has announced it has partnered with Google Cloud to bring storage and advanced data management capabilities to Google Cloud’s Anthos. Read more…

Striim Announces Partnership with Google Cloud to Offer Database Migration Service

Apr 10, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9, 2019 — Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration with intelligence, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Google Cloud to offer a database migration service to facilitate moving data into databases running on Google Cloud Platform. Read more…

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