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Ataccama Puts Its Name on the Data Map

Feb 26, 2021 |

When Roman Kucera joined Ataccama over a decade go, the company had a single product: a data quality tool. Today, Kucera is the CTO, and Ataccama sells a range of products, including a data catalog, ETL, MDM, and data governance tools. Read more…

Augmented Analytics Is the New BI Battle Ground, Gartner Says

Feb 24, 2021 |

Forget about nifty visualizations in business intelligence (BI) tools–everybody has those now, according to Gartner. The real action in the BI market is around augmented analytics, or how well the BI tools incorporate machine learning and AI. Read more…

How Modern Data Strategies Underpin the Digital Identity and Authentication Practices Critical to Digital Transformation

Feb 23, 2021 |

The coming year — 2021 — will move digital customer experiences one giant leap forward, where there’s no need to appear in person to get things done. Virtually every enterprise is accelerating digital transformation, either creating new, digital-native projects or augmenting critical systems with new digital capabilities. Read more…

Why Human Integration Is Critical to the Future of AI

Feb 18, 2021 |

Progress in AI technology promises to usher in a new era of automation and innovation. But will advances in machine intelligence and the march toward automation displace human intelligence?

Half of businesses have already adopted AI technology to streamline at least one function, according to a recent McKinsey survey, and Gartner projects that 90% of enterprises will have brought aboard an automation architect by 2025. Read more…

TigerGraph Roars with $105 Million Round

Feb 17, 2021 |

Upstart graph analytics company TigerGraph today announced the completion of a Series C round of funding worth $105 million. The funding validates TigerGraph’s approach, according to the company, which says it will use the money to bolster the creation of a graph analytics ecosystem, including greater cloud adoption and expansion of AI and machine learning applications. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Extends Cassandra Rings with NoSQL Database Preview

Mar 2, 2021 |

Microsoft today announced the public preview of a new Cassandra database service for Azure Cosmos DB. The service, called Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, extends previous work that Microsoft did with Cassandra, and will enable customers to build new Cassandra databases and to build hybrid setups that extend existing Cassandra database rings to Microsoft’s service running in the Azure cloud. Read more…

Machine Learning Cuts Through the Noise of Quantum Computing

Mar 1, 2021 |

Quantum technologies seem poised to disrupt the world of high-performance computing, but developing – and stabilizing – the technology itself poses serious computing challenges. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using machine learning to help manage harmful disruptions in quantum computers, allowing them to perform more reliably in the real world. Read more…

Prophecy Spins Up Low-Code Data Pipeline Tool

Feb 24, 2021 |

In recent years, the shortage of data engineers has at times exceeded the shortage of data scientists. To help close the gap, a Silicon Valley startup called Prophecy today unveiled a low-code data engineering tool that enables users to build Spark-based data pipelines in a drag-and-drop manner. Read more…

Matillion Rides Cloud ETL to $100 Million Round

Feb 16, 2021 |

Buoyed by 400 enterprise customers in the Snowflake data warehouse alone, ETL provider Matillion has been on a roll, with growth accelerating into the second half of 2020. With today’s $100 million Series D round, the Anglo-American company sees a clear path ahead to expand its cloud footprint and grow its data integration business around the world. Read more…

MIT’s New ‘SpAtten’ Tool is Paying Attention to Your Sentences

Feb 12, 2021 |

In an episode of The Office, the character Kevin Malone famously opined: “Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?” Indeed, language can be inefficient, leading to bloated and less-accurate natural language processing (NLP) models. Read more…

This Just In

National Security Commission on AI Releases Final Report to Congress and the President

Mar 3, 2021 |

March 3, 2021 — The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) submitted its final report to Congress and the President on March 1, 2021, after a unanimous vote to approve. Read more…

Graph + AI Summit 2021 Returns April 21-22

Mar 3, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 3, 2021 — TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, today announced Graph + AI Summit 2021, the first and only open industry conference devoted to democratizing and accelerating analytics, AI and machine learning with graph algorithms. Read more…

Clearlake and TA Associates to Acquire Data Integrity Software Leader Precisely

Mar 3, 2021 |

March 3, 2021 — Precisely (“Precisely” or the “Company”), a global leader in data integrity, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and TA Associates to acquire the Company. Read more…

Redis Labs Announces General Availability for Integrated Enterprise Tiers of Azure Cache for Redis

Mar 3, 2021 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 3, 2021 — At Microsoft Ignite, Redis Labs announced the general availability of Redis Enterprise-powered tiers on Azure Cache for Redis, enabling companies to more effectively optimize for low-latency data access in their most critical applications. Read more…

OmniSci Launches Free Edition of Platform to Democratize the Power of Accelerated Analytics

Mar 3, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 3, 2021 —  OmniSci, a leader in accelerated analytics, today announced the launch of OmniSci Free, a full-featured version of its analytics platform available for use forever at no cost.  Read more…

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