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The Data Nerds Have Won

Nov 11, 2019 |

The data is in and the results are clear: The data nerds have won. That’s the consensus emerging from Looker’s user conference in San Francisco this week, where hundreds of data professionals congregated to extend their winning streaks with data. Read more…

Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

Oct 16, 2019 |

The cloud is a hot spot for big data lakes these days, thanks largely to the greater technological simplicity and lower upfront costs of getting started in the public cloud. Read more…

How Cloudera Is Battling Shadow IT with CDP

Oct 4, 2019 |

“Come use our analytics service in the cloud, but don’t tell your IT department. It’ll be our little secret.” The siren call of shadow IT has tempted many business units with promises of fast results. Read more…

Can We Stop Doing ETL Yet?

Sep 3, 2019 |

Despite the advances we’ve made in data science and advanced analytics in recent years, many projects still are beholden to a technological holdover from the 1980s: extract, transform, and load, or ETL. Read more…

AutoML Tools Emerge as Data Science Difference Makers

Aug 28, 2019 |

The days of handcrafted algorithms aren’t quite over, but it’s hard to dismiss to impact that automated machine learning (AutoML) is having on the data science field. As companies look to imbue intelligence into their products and services, AutoML tools will lower the barrier of entry into data science and open the door for data-driven automation on vast scales. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Program Synthesis Moves a Step Closer to Reality

Jul 8, 2019 |

As data scientists and software developers sort through the plethora of tools and APIs ranging from Python to Apache Spark, automation schemes are emerging to help programmers navigate those tools and the accompanying infrastructure that machine learning and other apps run on. Read more…

This Just In

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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