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What’s the Big IDea? A Single Platform for Privacy, Security, and Governance

Companies today are struggling to manage their sprawling data estates, and to minimize the risks that they pose. Vendors are furiously building tools to help ease that pain. But the disconnected nature of point-tool deve Read more…

MongoDB Automates Resharding, Adds Time-Series Support

Resharding a distributed database is among the most time-consuming tasks that DBAs are asked to perform. But that pain may be a thing of the past, at least with MongoDB’s database, which brings a new automated reshardi Read more…

New Law Would Create a Federal Data Protection Agency

Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand submitted a bill called the Data Protection Act of 2021 that would seek to protect citizen’s data, safeguard their privacy, and ensure data practices are fair and tra Read more…

Master Data Management: Three Paths to Creating a Successful, Low-Risk Program

The biggest danger to a nascent master data management (MDM) program is starting with the wrong objectives, even though they can often sound quite right. While well-intentioned, unclear business objectives--such as creat Read more…

Three Reasons Python Is The AI Lingua Franca

Earlier this year, Python celebrated its 30th anniversary as a programming language. For any software language to last three decades and maintain relevance to developers of all stripes is something special. Much of wh Read more…

News In Brief

Ahana Grabs $20M to Grow Presto Biz

Presto startup Ahana today announced the completion of its Series A round led by Third Point Ventures, netting it $20 million in capital to grow its data lake analytics business, which currently runs on AWS but will be e Read more…

Berkeley Lab Makes Strides in Autonomous Discovery to Tackle the Data Deluge

Data production is outpacing the human capacity to process said data. Whether a giant radio telescope, a new particle accelerator or lidar data from autonomous cars, the sheer scale of the data generated is increasingly Read more…

Why Young Developers Don’t Get Knowledge Graphs

Business is booming these days for graph databases--maybe it took COVID to show us how connected everything is--and that’s good news for Franz, which develops a semantic graph database called AllegroGraph. Just the sam Read more…

Why Is SAS Going Public?

SAS surprised the analytics community for the second time in a month this morning when it announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of stock. The company has penciled in 2024 as the year it will go public--jus Read more…

AI Takes the Stage at the Summer Olympics

It might not be obvious from the TV coverage, but the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (which of course are being held in 2021) are infused with big data and AI to an extent never before experienced in an Olympic games. It’s bee Read more…

This Just In

Apollo GraphQL Announces $130 Million Series D Investment to Power the Future of Graph and Application Development

Aug 17, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif, Aug. 17, 2021 – Apollo GraphQL, the pioneer in the use of open source and commercial GraphQL API technologies, announced today a $130 million Series D funding round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners with participation from existing investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, and Trinity Ventures. Read more…

SnapLogic Empowers IT and Business Teams to Realize the Vision of Self-Service Integration and Automation

Aug 17, 2021 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2021 SnapLogic, provider of the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform, today announced its August 2021 product release, featuring new  capabilities that make it faster and easier for IT and business users to unlock the power of self-service integration and automation throughout their organization. Read more…

Pepperdata Introduces Observability and Optimization for GPUs Running Big Data Apps

Aug 17, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Aug. 17, 2021Pepperdata, the leader in big data performance management, today announced that the Pepperdata product portfolio now includes the ability to monitor Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) running big data applications like Spark on Kubernetes. Read more…

AI Technology Startup Data Safeguard Tackles Data Privacy Compliance and Synthetic Fraud Threat

Aug 16, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 16, 2021 – Data Safeguard, Inc. has officially launched to enable corporations in the financial, healthcare, retail and technology industries prevent financial losses and adhere to data privacy compliance guidelines, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Read more…

Conversational AI Leader Senseforth.ai Raises $14M from Fractal

Aug 12, 2021 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2021 — Conversational AI leader Senseforth.ai today announced a $14 million investment from Fractal (fractal.ai), a global provider of artificial intelligence and analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Read more…

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