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Will the Presto Community Ever Be United Again?

Jul 7, 2020 |

If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s drama in Presto-land. There are now two versions of the open source SQL query engine, PrestoDB and PrestoSQL, and each of them have different software foundations behind them. Read more…

Does the Human Touch + AI = The Future of Work?

Jul 2, 2020 |

Artificial intelligence has long caused fear of job loss across many sectors as companies look for ways to cut costs, support workers and become more profitable.  But new research suggests that even in STEM-based sectors like cybersecurity, AI simply can’t replace some traits found only in humans, such as creativity, intuition and experience. Read more…

Confluent Goes ‘Infinite’ with Kafka Cloud Storage

Jul 1, 2020 |

Companies that want to store oodles of event data in Kafka but don’t want to pay oodles of dollars may be interested in the new “infinite storage” option unveiled today by Confluent. Read more…

Databricks Cranks Delta Lake Performance, Nabs Redash for SQL Viz

Jun 24, 2020 |

Today at its Spark + AI Summit, Databricks unveiled Delta Engine, a new layer in its Delta Lake cloud offering that uses several techniques to significantly accelerate the performance of SQL queries. Read more…

Virtual Conference Season Shifts Into Overdrive on June 22

Jun 19, 2020 |

Thanks to limitations on large gatherings due to COVID-19, the normally active spring conference season has been a total bust, forcing the data and analytics communities underground. But virtual activity has been ramping up in recent weeks and hits a crescendo next week, with no fewer than four major online events and a handful of smaller ones. Read more…

News In Brief

In a World Without Music Festivals, Zyro’s AI Recreates Headliners at Home

Jul 1, 2020 |

If you’re a fan of live music, 2020 has been an extraordinarily bad year for you. From Bonnaroo and Burning Man to Eurovision and Lollapalooza, music festivals around the world have been put on an indefinite pause until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Read more…

Sandia Labs Model Predicts COVID-19 Cases Over a Week into the Future

Jul 1, 2020 |

Just over the last several weeks, the United States’ COVID-19 trajectory has dramatically changed, shifting from a promising decline to a terrifying spike that may eclipse the first. Policy-makers are struggling to make decisions about reopening (or shutting down again) amid the chaos, uncertain how future trends will validate or contradict their decisions. Read more…

FAU Researchers to Create AI-Powered COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

Jun 25, 2020 |

As the pandemic rears its head in the United States, attention is turning once again to the relative risk of infection in various areas across the country. Now, a team of researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have received a $90,000 grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID program to build an AI-powered, web-based tool for COVID-19 modeling and risk evaluation. Read more…

Salesforce Launches COVID-19 Search to Sift Through Pandemic Studies

Jun 19, 2020 |

COVID-19 is generating research at a rate commensurate with its infections. As millions of cases spread across the world, hundreds of thousands of research papers are pouring into journals, overwhelming researchers in their frantic work to develop vaccines, treatments, and accurate epidemiological models. Read more…

SAP Aims to Simplify Data Analytics in the Cloud

Jun 18, 2020 |

SAP is no stranger to complexity. German engineers have certain expectations to uphold, after all. But with the latest release of HANA and related analytics services in the cloud, the storied enterprise software firm has taken firm steps to simplify its lineup and reduce the complexity for customers. Read more…

This Just In

Talend Accelerates Path to Revealing the Intelligence in Data

Feb 27, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF., Feb. 27, 2020 Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity, today announced the Winter ‘20 release of Talend Data Fabric. Read more…

Study Reveals Hidden Drivers of AI Adoption

Feb 27, 2020 |

FRANKLIN, MASS., Feb. 27, 2020 — Interactions, LLC, the world’s largest stand-alone artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced the release of “State of AI Decision-Making,” a report that unveils top drivers of AI adoption in the enterprise, with surprising results. Read more…

IBM Services and Announce Strategic Alliance for Digital Transformation With AI

Feb 27, 2020 |

ARMONK, N.Y. & REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and, a leading enterprise AI software provider, today announced a global strategic alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions across industries globally. Read more…

Yellowbrick Accelerates Its Market Momentum

Feb 27, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Feb. 27, 2020 — Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick today announced accelerated corporate momentum, including: rapidly expanding revenues; ongoing customer, partner and employee growth; and continual technical innovation in the data warehousing and analytics market. Read more…

Cartesiam AI Development Environment Brings Artificial Intelligence, Learning, and Inference to Everyday Objects

Feb 26, 2020 |

NUREMBERG, GERMANY — February 25, 2020 — Cartesiam, a company that creates artificial intelligence (AI) software for embedded systems, today announced at the Embedded World conference the availability of NanoEdge™ AI Studio, the first integrated development environment (IDE) that enables machine learning and inference directly on Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs). Read more…

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