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What Is a Data Cloud? And 11 Other Snowflake Enhancements

Jun 2, 2020 |

Snowflake has changed how the industry thinks about data warehouses with its cloud-native offering, which has been adopted by 4,000 organizations, including 2,000 in the last year alone. Now the company is taking the concept one step further with the introduction of a data cloud, which the company is positioning as a one-stop shop where organizations can execute a full range of data-oriented tasks – not just data warehousing and SQL analytics, but also machine learning, data engineering, and monetization of third-party data. Read more…

Cassandra Now Officially In the Cloud with Datastax Astra

May 12, 2020 |

Databases are expected to run in the cloud by default now. We know this because Gartner told us last year. And with today’s launch of Astra, DataStax’s distribution of the Cassandra NoSQL database is now formally available in the public cloud. Read more…

The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19

May 7, 2020 |

Public clouds were gaining momentum before COVID-19. Now, nearly eight weeks into the pandemic and associated shutdown of work and play, clouds are gaining even more ground as companies scramble to virtualize as much of their operations as possible, including data storage and analytics workloads. Read more…

Cockroach Snags $87 million to Grow Cloud Database Biz

May 5, 2020 |

Cockroach Labs founder and CEO Spencer Kimball has a gaudy goal: to have CockroachDB power the next generation of Ubers and Googles. With today’s $86.6 million Series D funding round complete, he’s one step closer to reaching that goal. Read more…

Google Enters Data Catalog Business, Updates BigQuery

Apr 30, 2020 |

Google today rolled out a data catalog that will eventually give customers visibility into all of their data assets in the Google Cloud and beyond. It also bolstered BigQuery with support for materialized views and a new method for exporting SQL-based machine learning models in the TensorFlow format. Read more…

News In Brief

Google, Splunk Partner on Multi-Cloud Data

May 5, 2020 |

As cloud vendors seek to reduce data movement as a way of preserving network bandwidth and computing resources, they are also promoting greater cloud access to “holistic” data sets spawned by the increasing number of hybrid deployments. Read more…

COVID-19 Spurs Offers for Free Software, Data, and Training

Apr 1, 2020 |

Amid the daily crush of dreary news about the global viral pandemic, there is this ray of relative sunshine: Big data and analytic software vendors are offering free access to their software, data, and services.  Read more…

Dremio Preps for Growth with $70M in the Bank

Mar 26, 2020 |

In the midst of an unprecedented viral pandemic and the threat of a major economic recession, data middleman Dremio provided the rare bit of good news when it announced today that it raised $70 million in venture capital to fund its ongoing growth. Read more…

Aerospike Adopts Cloud Native Standards with Cloud Offering

Mar 24, 2020 |

Organizations that want the benefit of a high-performance NoSQL database but don’t want to spend a lot of time managing it may want to check out the new Aerospike Cloud, which features a Kubernetes operator and other cloud components from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Read more…

Google Launches TensorFlow Quantum

Mar 9, 2020 |

The worlds of quantum computing and machine learning are coming together with TensorFlow Quantum (TFQ), a new library unveiled today by Google.

Google has been one of the leaders in the emerging field of quantum computing, where computers are able to manipulate multiple qubits, compared to the binary bits that regular computers can use. Read more…

This Just In

Technology Aims to Provide Cloud Efficiency for Databases During Data-Intensive COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 4, 2020 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 4, 2020 – A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organizations and users get the most for their money when it comes to cloud-based databases. Read more…

Splunk Extends its Data-to-Everything Platform with Cloud and Machine Learning Advancements

May 27, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 27, 2020 –Splunk Inc., provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, announced the latest enhancements to Splunk CloudSplunk Data Stream Processor (DSP) and Splunk Connected Experiences that enables customers to bring a broader variety of data to every decision, question and action. Read more…

Elastic Launches New Purchase Options for Elasticsearch Service on the Google Cloud Marketplace

May 20, 2020 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, May 20, 2020 — Elastic N.V. announced new ways to purchase Elasticsearch Service through the Google Cloud Marketplace. Discovering Elasticsearch Service is now easier through the Google Cloud console, and customers can now access monthly Gold and Platinum premium subscriptions, as well as annual Elasticsearch Service subscriptions within the Google Cloud Marketplace. Read more…

Dell Technologies Cloud and Google Cloud Launch Hybrid Storage Solution

May 20, 2020 |

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 20, 2020 — Dell Technologies and Google Cloud launch Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud to help organizations control exponential data and application growth and ease the flow of files across their private clouds and Google Cloud. Read more…

Maven Wave Teams up with Snowflake as Cloud Data Warehouse’s First Google Cloud Platform Partner

May 13, 2020 |

CHICAGOMay 13, 2020 — Maven Wave, an Atos company, announces that it is the first Google Cloud partner to launch a partnership with Snowflake cloud data platform.

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