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Meet Sean Knapp, a 2021 Datanami Person to Watch

Getting data to the right place at the right time has never been more important than it is now. But for many organizations, the data movement task largely remains a manual affair. Sean Knapp founded because he Read more…

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CDO: The Disrupter in Chief

“Disrupt, or be disrupted.” That’s the rallying cry of commerce in the 21st century, and big data is the materiel that battles will be fought with. Companies increasingly are turning to chief data officers (CDOs) t Read more…

Snowflake Pops in ‘Largest Ever’ Software IPO

Snowflake’s stock more than doubled today during its initial public offering, and the volatility was so great that stock market officials briefly halted trading in what the mainstream press is calling the largest ever Read more…

Data Lakes Get Structured

The explosion of unstructured and partially structured data has made traditional data lakes harder to manage. Adding to the challenge are “brittle” data pipelines that are time-consuming to create as well as ephemera Read more…

This Just In

Research: 97% of Data Teams Are at or Over Capacity

Jul 23, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23, 2020 –, the data engineering company, announced results from a new research study about the work conditions of data scientists, data engineers, and enterprise architects in the U.S. Read more…

HNI Corporation Taps to Fuel Operational Analytics

Jul 8, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8, 2020 –, the data engineering company, announced that HNI Corporation, provider of workplace furnishings and residential building products, has deployed The Ascend Unified Data Engineering Platform for modern data pipelines, enabling faster data analytics to drive strategic business decisions. Read more… and Looker Unify ETL Across Data Lakes, Warehouses, and Pipelines

Apr 9, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9, 2020 – announced the availability of a native integration between the Ascend and Looker platforms. This collaboration closes the enormous gap between enterprise data engineering and data analysis platforms, unlocking access for the first time to live data pipeline sources for their business intelligence practices. Read more… Expands its Unified Data Engineering Platform, Releases Ascend Govern Suite

Mar 24, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif.March 24, 2020 — announced it has expanded the Ascend Unified Data Engineering Platform with the addition of Ascend Govern, a suite of tracking, reporting, and security capabilities for a more granular understanding of how data is being used throughout an organization. Read more…