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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…

Cloudera Delivers Private Cloud Amid Public Speculation of Sale

Jun 11, 2020 |

Cloudera today announced that it has begun a limited tech preview for the on-premise version of its enterprise data lake, called Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud, which is its first product to support Kubernetes outside of a public cloud environment. Read more…

MongoDB Steps Up Game with MongoDB Cloud

Jun 9, 2020 |

First there was Atlas, MongoDB’s hosted database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering for public clouds. Now the company is launching MongoDB Cloud, an amalgamation of a range of MongoDB products and services that includes Atlas, the ability to query S3 data, synchronization with mobile databases, and more. Read more…

What Is a Data Cloud? And 11 Other Snowflake Enhancements

Jun 2, 2020 |

Snowflake has changed how the industry thinks about data warehouses with its cloud-native offering, which has been adopted by 4,000 organizations, including 2,000 in the last year alone. Now the company is taking the concept one step further with the introduction of a data cloud, which the company is positioning as a one-stop shop where organizations can execute a full range of data-oriented tasks – not just data warehousing and SQL analytics, but also machine learning, data engineering, and monetization of third-party data. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

AWS Announces Support for PyTorch with Amazon Elastic Inference

Mar 23, 2020 |

AWS has announced that the Amazon Elastic Inference is now compatible with PyTorch models. PyTorch, which AWS describes as a “popular deep learning framework that uses dynamic computational graphs,” is a piece of free, open-source software developed largely by Facebook’s AI Research Lab (FAIR) that allows developers to more easily apply Python code for deep learning. Read more…

Google Adds In-Memory BI Option to BigQuery

Feb 26, 2020 |

Response times for interactive queries in Google BigQuery are about to get better thanks to a new in-memory BI option added by the Web giant. Google is also adding a new migration service for moving data from AWS S3 and RedShift, as well as a new Flex Slot usage option. Read more…

Datastax Launches Tech Support for Open Source Cassandra

Dec 17, 2019 |

DataStax today unveiled Luna, a new technical support plan aimed at users of open source Apache Cassandra. Executives with the company say the support plan will diversify DataStax’s revenue stream and tap into a new echelon of customers who were unlikely to pay for a premium version of Cassandra. Read more…

AWS Launches Cassandra Service

Dec 3, 2019 |

AWS today unveiled a serverless Cassandra service that ostensibly will give customers the scalability benefits of the NoSQL database but without the infamous management challenges that accompany it.

Appropriately named the Managed Cassandra Service (MCS), the new offering gives AWS customers the power of Apache Cassandra, most notably the ability of Cassandra to run a single database across multiple data centers around the world while maintaining very low latency and a high degree of high availability. Read more…

This Just In

Ahana Announces Linux Foundation’s PrestoDB Now Available on AWS Marketplace and DockerHub

Jun 30, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 30, 2020 – Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, announced the availability of the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub. Read more…

Informatica Unveils Updated Features to its Intelligent Data Platform

Jun 30, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 30, 2020 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced it has updated its Intelligent Data Platform, powered by Informatica’s AI-powered CLAIRE engine. Read more…

Upsolver Raises $13M to Drive Cloud Data Lakes Adoption Among Database Practitioners

Jun 30, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & TEL AVIV, Israel, June 30, 2020 — Upsolver, provider of software that eliminates the high engineering overhead of operating cloud data lakes, raised $13 million in Series A financing. Read more…

Couchbase Cloud Debuts on AWS

Jun 30, 2020 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30, 2020 – Couchbase, the creator of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, announced the general availability of Couchbase Cloud, its award-winning, fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). Read more…

Genomics England Launches Research Platform Central to UK COVID-19 Response

Jun 29, 2020 |

LONDON, U.K., June 29, 2020 — Genomics England (GEL) has launched a next-generation genomic research platform that will play a key role in the research response to COVID-19. This ground-breaking research environment will transform how genomic data is made usable for global biopharma and academic researchers. Read more…

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