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Data Science and ML Platform Market Heats Up

Mar 3, 2020 |

If you’re in the market for data science and machine learning tools, we have great news: The market is absolutely booming in 2020. With a ton of healthy competition, vendors are investing heavily to differentiate their products and drive innovation. Read more…

The Future of Computing is Distributed

Feb 26, 2020 |

Distributed applications are not new. The first distributed applications were developed over 50 years ago with the arrival of computer networks, such as ARPANET. Since then, developers have leveraged distributed systems to scale out applications and services, including large-scale simulations, web serving, and big data processing. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part Two

Dec 20, 2019 |

In part one of this series, we covered some of the biggest news events of the year to cross Datanami’s pages. We pick up where we left off and bring you up to date with the year’s biggest stories through the end of 2019. Read more…

Anyscale Emerges from Stealth with Plan to Scale Ray

Dec 17, 2019 |

Anyscale emerged from stealth today with a Series A round of venture capital worth $20.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz and the rough outlines of a plan to scale Ray, the RISELab technology that effectively turns everyday Python coders into parallel computing developers. Read more…

When – and When Not – to Use Open Source Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Spark and Elasticsearch

Dec 3, 2019 |

Just about all technology decision-making must meet two essential criteria: it must enable you to meet your business goals and it must work well alongside the rest of your technology stack. Read more…

News In Brief

Databricks, Partners, Open a Unified ‘Lakehouse’

Feb 24, 2020 |

Coalescing around an open source storage layer, Databricks is pitching a new data management framework billed as combining the best attributes of data lakes and warehouses into what the company dubs a “lakehouse.”

The new data domocile is promoted as a way of applying business intelligence and machine learning tools across all enterprise data. Read more…

Microsoft Aims for Data Analytics Unification with ‘Synapse’

Nov 8, 2019 |

Microsoft took a big step toward unifying disparate analytic toolsets and functions this week with the launch of Synapse Analytics, an ambitious new cloud-hosted offering that seeks to bring together the separate worlds of data warehousing and data lakes. Read more…

OmniSci ‘Hitting Its Stride,’ CEO Says

Oct 25, 2019 |

Aaron Williams, the vice president of community for OmniSci, loves doing live demos. Like a trapeze artist who works without a net, Williams shows no fear as stands on the stage and fires off queries from OmniSci’s GUI client to a massive database with over 10 billion rows of data running in GPU memory. Read more…

Databricks Snags $400M, Now Valued at $6.2B

Oct 22, 2019 |

Databricks, the commercial venture behind Apache Spark, has just completed a Series F round of funding worth $400 million. That brings the cloud analytics vendor’s valuation to more than $6 billion, more than twice what it was in January. Read more…

StreamSets Eases Spark-ETL Pipeline Development

Sep 5, 2019 |

Apache Spark gives developers a powerful tool for creating data pipelines for ETL workflows, but the framework is complex and can be difficult to troubleshoot. StreamSets is aiming to simplify Spark pipeline development with Transformer, the latest addition to its DataOps platform. Read more…

This Just In

Databricks Delivers Security and Scalability Enhancements to Accelerate Enterprise Deployments

Mar 18, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2020 – Databricks announced new features within its platform that provide deeper security controls, proactive administration and automation across the data and ML lifecycle. Read more…

Databricks Partners with Tableau: Enabling Organizations To Run Business Intelligence on Data Lakes Faster and More Reliably

Oct 2, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2019 – Databricks, the leader in Unified Data Analytics, today announced a partnership with Tableau Software, the leading visual analytics platform, to enable data teams to run business intelligence on data lakes faster and more reliably. Read more…

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