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Navigating Modern Data’s Dual Mandates: Access and Governance

We’re in the midst of a tumultuous shift when it comes to how organizations use data. On the one hand, the drive to use data to make as many decisions as possible is palpable. On the other hand are the growing security Read more…

HPE Adds Lakehouse to GreenLake, Targets Databricks

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery. But if you’re Databricks, you might not be too flattered by HPE, which today announced Ezmeral Unified Analytics, a new lakehouse offering based on Spark and Databricks Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2021 Edition

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…

In Search of the Modern Data Stack

The modern data stack is many things to many people. It’s multi-cloud! It’s the data mesh! It’s BI plus AI! To get a better visibility into just what the modern data stack is, how it’s evolving, and why it all ma Read more…

Tabular Seeks to Remake Cloud Data Lakes in Iceberg’s Image

The creators of the table format Apache Iceberg launched a new company this summer called Tabular that’s aiming to remake how companies store data in the cloud. If the company has its way, much of the minutia of how da Read more…

News In Brief

Spark Gets Closer Hooks to Pandas, SQL with Version 3.2

The Apache Spark community last week announced Spark 3.2, a significant new release of the distributed computing framework. Among the more exciting features are deeper support for the Python data ecosystem, including the Read more…

Lakehouses Prevent Data Swamps, Bill Inmon Says

Bill Inmon, who’s widely known as the father of the data warehouse, shared a warning for data-loving organizations at the recent Data + AI Summit: If you don’t adopt the precepts of the data lake house, you run the r Read more…

Databricks Unveil New Machine Learning Solution

Databricks today unveiled a new cloud-based machine learning offering that’s designed to give engineer everything they need to build, train, deploy, and manage ML models. The new offering is designed to bridge the g Read more…

Spring Conference Season in Full (Virtual) Swing

May is traditionally a big month for tech conferences, and 2021 will be no different. The big change, of course, is that companies will be holding their tech conferences virtually. That’s good news for folks who wan Read more…

Confluent Files to Go Public. Who Could Be Next?

Confluent, the company behind the open source Apache Kafka project, has filed to go public, the company announced this week. Confluent’s IPO has been expected for some time, but there are a number of other big data com 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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