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Sisu Seeks to Answer Why

May 18, 2020 |

In a typical business, analysts are tasked with using data to finding answers to questions. They’ll often use a BI tool to explore and query data stored in analytical database to figure out why something happened. Read more…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

May 14, 2020 |

NVIDIA today announced that it’s working with Apache Spark’s open source community to bring native GPU acceleration to the next version of the big data processing framework. With Spark version 3.0, which is due out next month, organizations will be able to speed up all of their Spark workloads, from ETL jobs to machine learning training, without making wholesale changes to their code. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: April 2020 Edition

Apr 15, 2020 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

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…

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

Unravel Data Expands Support for Modern Data Workloads in the Cloud with Introduction of Unravel for AWS Databricks

May 27, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27, 2020– Unravel Data announced Unravel for AWS Databricks, a solution to deliver comprehensive monitoring, troubleshooting, and application performance management for AWS Databricks environments. Read more…

Databricks Launches Global University Engagement Program

May 11, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2020 – Databricks announced the Databricks University Alliance, a global program to help university students get hands-on experience using Databricks for both in-person learning and in virtual classrooms. Read more…

Talend Accelerates the Journey to Lakehouse Paradigm with Expanded Databricks Partnership

Apr 8, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 8, 2020 – Talend announced its continued partner momentum with Databricks. With the Winter ’20 release of Talend Data Fabric, including Stitch Data Loader for data ingest, Talend now supports Delta Lake. Read more…

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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