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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…

Snowflake: Not What You May Think It Is

Nov 19, 2020 |

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is the toast of the big data community, and following the $3.4 billion IPO, a favorite on Wall Street too. But this whole Snowflake exercise could have turned out dramatically different, the CEO says, if the founders had pursued their original premise for what the company should be. Read more…

Snowflake Extends Its Data Warehouse with Pipelines, Services

Nov 17, 2020 |

Customers running atop Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse soon will find new functionality, including the ability to build ETL data pipelines in Python, as well as the ability to expose pre-built analytic routines as data services. Read more…

Database Migrations Shift Into High Gear

Nov 12, 2020 |

Google Cloud today announced Database Migration Service (DMS), a new service for migrating customers’ MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server relational databases to its hosted database service, called Cloud SQL. Meanwhile, MariaDB announced that it has picked off an Oracle database customer, which is now running the MariaDB database on Google Cloud. Read more…

Data Lakes Are Legacy Tech, Fivetran CEO Says

Nov 5, 2020 |

By some accounts, data lakes appear poised to supplant data warehouses as the center of gravity of modern analytics systems, particularly with today’s sophisticated data virtualization capabilities. But with the advent of cloud data warehouses that separate compute and storage, companies should take a hard look at their data lakes. Read more…

News In Brief

Google Enables Machine Learning for Gunshot Recognition in the Rainforest

Nov 24, 2020 |

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that poaching is the root of a $20 billion-a-year industry. This thriving, illegal practice is largely possible because enforcement of poaching laws is so difficult: Read more…

Data Exchange Maker Harbr Closes Series A

Nov 17, 2020 |

Harbr, a London startup that helps organizations like Moody’s Analytics to create their own custom data exchanges, yesterday announced that it has completed a Series A round of financing, netting $38.5 million for the growing concern. Read more…

Informatica Likes Its Chances in the Cloud

Oct 13, 2020 |

Quick: Name a company that made its name in the 1990s and 2000s by providing data integration tools for enterprise analytics running in on-prem data centers, but has since pivoted the cloud and was even named Snowflake’s partner of the year? Read more…

PyTorch Upgrades to Cloud TPUs, Links to R

Sep 29, 2020 |

A version of the PyTorch machine learning framework that incorporates a deep learning compiler to connect the Python package to cloud Tensor processors (TPUs) is now available on Google Cloud, the public cloud vendor and PyTorch co-developer Facebook announced. Read more…

Snowflake Pops in ‘Largest Ever’ Software IPO

Sep 16, 2020 |

Snowflake’s stock more than doubled today during its initial public offering, and the volatility was so great that stock market officials briefly halted trading in what the mainstream press is calling the largest ever IPO for a software company. Read more…

This Just In

Teradata Vantage Now Available on Google Cloud

Oct 6, 2020 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the cloud data analytics platform company, today announced general availability of Teradata Vantage on Google Cloud. Read more…

Qlik Expands Strategic Partnership With Google Cloud With Integrated Solution for SAP Data Analytics

Sep 22, 2020 |

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. Sept. 22, 2020 Qlik deepened its strategic partnership with Google Cloud today with a new joint offering focused on enabling customers to increase the value of their SAP data with Google BigQuery. Read more…

HCL and Google Cloud Expand Partnership to Deliver Accelerated Business Intelligence Platform

Sep 16, 2020 |

NOIDA, INDIA — Sept. 16, 2020  HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, and Google Cloud today announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to bring HCL’s Actian portfolio, starting with Actian AvalancheTM, to Google Cloud. Read more…

Google Cloud Brings Data Community Together with the Looker [email protected] Digital Conference

Sep 15, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 – Google Cloud today announced that Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform from Google Cloud, is hosting its annual data conference digitally this year, with [email protected] running from Oct. Read more…

Conrad Electronic Extends Relationship with Google Cloud to Optimize Customer Experiences

Sep 8, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 – Conrad Electronic, the B2B sourcing platform, has selected Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform from Google Cloud, to provide suppliers on its marketplace with access to valuable data insights on their products. Read more…

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