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2021: Cloudy with a (Very Good) Chance of AI and Analytics

Dec 29, 2020 |

As we entered 2020, the cloud was already on its way to becoming a defacto standard for running advanced analytics and AI for many organizations. Then COVID-19 happened, and the great cloud migration started to look like a stampede. Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. Read more…

Tackling Data Governance in a Multi-Cloud DW World

Dec 10, 2020 |

Microsoft Azure Synapse is the top destination for customers adopting cloud data warehouse over the next 12 to 24 months, followed by Databricks and Amazon Redshift, according to a new data engineering study released today by Immuta. Read more…

Who’s Winning the Cloud Database War

Dec 2, 2020 |

Three-quarters of all databases will be deployed or migrated to the cloud within two years, Gartner said today in its much-anticipated report on cloud database management systems. The big cloud companies are winning their share of battles, but there’s plenty of market share available for smaller and nimbler database providers too. Read more…

News In Brief

Databricks Plotting IPO in 2021, Bloomberg Reports

Oct 26, 2020 |

Databricks, which runs a unified data platform in the cloud and is the driving force behind Apache Spark, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), possibly in the first half of 2021, according to a report in Bloomberg last week. Read more…

Microsoft Launches Spatial Analytics, Other AI Services at Ignite

Sep 22, 2020 |

Microsoft rolled out an array of new AI services during its Ignite conference today, including Spatial Analysis, a new offering that uses computer vision algorithms to detect and count the number of people in a room. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Jun 25, 2020 |

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while enhancements to the Python API will bring joy to data scientists everywhere. Read more…

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…

This Just In

Databricks Announces Investment in German Region

Sep 3, 2020 |

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 3, 2020 – Databricks, the data and AI company, announced it is widening its footprint in Germany to address the heightened need and potential for AI and ML solutions in the country.  Read more…

AtScale Expands Reach of Cloud OLAP with Support for Microsoft Azure Databricks in 2020.3 Release

Aug 18, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif. and BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2020– AtScale, the intelligent data virtualization provider for advanced analytics, announced an enhanced platform integration with Azure Databricks. The integration extends AtScale’s Cloud Online Analytical Processing (COLAP) to analytics workloads wherever they reside: Read more…

Precisely Announces Latest Release of Precisely Connect

Jul 23, 2020 |

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., July 23, 2020 — Precisely announced the latest release of Precisely Connect, helping power confident business decisions with trusted data in next-generation cloud and data platforms. Read more…

Azure Databricks Now Available on Microsoft Azure Government

Jul 15, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2020 – Databricks, the data and AI company, announced that Azure Databricks is now on Azure Government as a public preview. 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…

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