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Neo4j Sees Graph Data Science Taking Off Following $325 Million Round

Operational use cases such as fraud prediction and recommendation engines have dominated in Neo4j’s existence up to this point. But following today’s announcement of a $325-million funding round that values the graph Read more…

Companies Going ‘All In’ on AI, Appen Study Says

AI budgets are up significantly over the past year as companies compete to survive and grow market share during the global pandemic, according to Appen, which published its State of AI and Machine Learning report this we Read more…

DataStax Taps Pulsar for Streaming Data Platform

DataStax today unveiled Astra Streaming, a new event streaming platform based on Apache Pulsar, a publish and subscribe (pub-sub) data platform that competes with Apache Kafka. Astra Streaming is pre-integrated in the cl Read more…

Open Data Hub: A Meta Project for AI/ML Work

Open source software is a critical resource in data science today, but integrating the various open source products together can be a complex task. This is what drove Red Hat to develop Open Data Hub, which brings over t Read more…

Newly ‘Headquarterless’ Snowflake Makes a Flurry of Announcements

Snowflake is best known as a cloud data warehouse, but it's delivering capabilities that go beyond delivering fast answers to SQL queries. These wider “data cloud” ambitions are on display this week, as the newly “ Read more…

News In Brief

Druid-Backer Imply Lands $70M to Drive Analytics in Motion

Imply, the startup founded to productize the Apache Druid database in pursuit of analytics in motion, this week announced that the completion of a $70-million Series C round of funding. Imply was founded in 2015 by so Read more…

Dremio Charts Open Course with Dart

Dremio last week unveiled the first product deliverable under Dart, its new initiative to bolster the performance of its SQL analytics engine for data lakes, reduce costs, and close the performance gap with dedicated dat Read more…

Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog

Alation, the company that put the data catalog on the map, today announced the completion of a Series D round of funding worth $110 million. The influx of cash coincides with a $1.2 billion valuation, and gives the unico Read more…

Confluent S-1 Reveals ‘Reimagining of Business’ Theme

Kafka-backer Confluent yesterday published its S-1 with the SEC, which it previously kept confidential when it originally filed to go public back in April. The 198-page document reveals some details about Confluent, as w Read more…

Lakehouses Prevent Data Swamps, Bill Inmon Says

Bill Inmon, who’s widely known as the father of the data warehouse, shared a warning for data-loving organizations at the recent Data + AI Summit: If you don’t adopt the precepts of the data lake house, you run the r Read more…

This Just In

HPE Passes Rigorous Splunk Engineering Tests for Kubernetes Operator with HPE Ezmeral

Jun 17, 2021 |

HOUSTON, Jun 17, 2021 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it is certified for the Splunk Operator for Kubernetes, which allows users to easily deploy and manage Splunk Enterprise in a Kubernetes infrastructure. Read more…

New Ascend.io Research Finds 96% of Data Professionals Are at or Over Capacity

Jun 8, 2021 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8, 2021 — Ascend.io, a data engineering company, today announced results from its second annual research study, The 2021 DataAware Pulse Survey, about the work capacity and priorities of data teams, including data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, and enterprise architects. Read more…

Postgres Vision 2021 Agenda to Include Top PostgreSQL Experts, Users

May 27, 2021 |

May 27, 2021 — EDB, a leading contributor to PostgreSQL, released the full speaker lineup for Postgres Vision 2021. The annual event will take place virtually on June 22 and 23. Read more…

IBM, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Launching New Discovery Accelerator Institute

May 26, 2021 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 26, 2021 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch a large-scale collaboration designed to increase access to technology education and skill development, and to combine the strengths of academia and the industrial sector to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology. Read more…

Pepperdata Introduces Observability and Optimization for Spark On Kubernetes

May 25, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 25, 2021 — Pepperdata, a leader in big data performance management, today announced that the Pepperdata product portfolio now provides autonomous optimization and observability for Spark applications running on Kubernetes. Read more…

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