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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…

Will Databricks Build the First Enterprise AI Platform?

Dec 2, 2019 |

Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of Databricks, Ghodsi just completed an oversubscribed $400 million round of funding that gave the company a $6.2 billion valuation. Read more…

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…

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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