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Data Deletion in a World with Endless Storage

Dec 14, 2018 |

Storing data has become so easy and inexpensive that for many organizations there’s effectively no limit to the amount of data they’ll keep. Adding more space in the data center or, increasingly, taking advantage of dirt-cheap storage in the cloud means that data is growing faster than many companies can deal with it. Read more…

2018: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 13, 2018 |

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s worth taking some time to look back on the major events that occurred this year in the big data, data science, and AI space. Read more…

Has FaunaDB Cracked the Code for Global Transactionality?

Dec 12, 2018 |

An organization that wants to power a transactional application using a single database that spans multiple data centers around the world without giving up ACIDity has few good options. One solution is Google Spanner, but it requires advanced hardware and is only available in Google data centers. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Six Months In, GDPR’s Impact Uncertain In the U.S.

Dec 5, 2018 |

We’ve barely scratched the surface on the impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far-reaching European Union law that went into effect six months ago. As European law enforcement organizations prepare their first cases against Google, it appears that some organizations in the United States are taking a wait-and-see approach to GDPR compliance. Read more…

News In Brief

AWS Launches Time-Series Database

Nov 29, 2018 |

AWS threw its hat into the nascent ring for time-series databases yesterday with the launch of AWS TimeStream, a managed time-series database that AWS says can handle trillions of events per day. Read more…

Dremio Donates Fast Analytics Compiler to Apache Foundation

Nov 28, 2018 |

Dremio has donated the Gandiva Initiative — a LLVM-based execution kernel designed to speed up analytical workloads – to the Apache Software Foundation, where it will become available to anybody who wants it as part of the Apache Arrow project. Read more…

Talend Buys Stitch for $60M

Nov 7, 2018 |

Stitch, a provider of integration services for loading cloud data warehouses, was snapped up by ETL software developer Talend today in a $60 million deal.

Stitch is a relatively small firm that was spun out of RJMetrics when that firm was acquired by Magento in 2017. Read more…

MapR Targets Cloudera-Hortonworks Customers with ‘Clarity’ Release

Nov 7, 2018 |

MapR Technologies went on the offensive today against its Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and Cloudera with the launch of a “Clarity” release of its MapR Converged Data Platform, as well as a new offer for a free big data assessment from its professional services team. Read more…

MemSQL Giving Away Database for Four-Node Clusters

Nov 6, 2018 |

Everybody likes free stuff. Today MemSQL announced that it’s getting into the free software market by giving away copies of its distributed relational database management system for clusters up to four nodes and 128GB of RAM. Read more…

This Just In

AtScale Secures $50 Million in Series D Financing Led by Morgan Stanley

Dec 14, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2018 — AtScale, the Data Warehouse Virtualization Platform Company, has announced that it has closed a Series D funding round led by Morgan Stanley, with participation from new investors as well as AtScale’s previous investors Storm Ventures, Wells Fargo and Atlantic Bridge. Read more…

Denodo Offers Data Virtualization Test Drive on Microsoft Azure

Dec 10, 2018 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 Denodo, a leader in data virtualization has announced the availability of a free Test Drive environment on Microsoft Azure. Read more…

ArangoDB 3.4 Introduces Native Search Engine and Full GeoJSON Support

Dec 6, 2018 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2018 — ArangoDB, a leading open source native multi-model database, today announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.4 – a transactional database solution which enables developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Read more…

New Research Confirms Businesses Will Pivot to a ‘Voice First’ Strategy Within Five Years

Dec 4, 2018 |

LONDON and NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 — Red Box, a leading platform for voice, today announces the results of a global survey of CIOs, general C-suite and IT management enterprise employees into their views of voice capture in the enterprise, showing the majority of businesses are capturing only partial voice data sets and are not able to make the most of this highly valuable data set as it is largely inaccessible. Read more…

VMware Reports Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results

Nov 29, 2018 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 — VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019: Read more…

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