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AWS re:Invent Goes Virtual (and Free) as COVID-19 Conference Cancellations Continue

Aug 3, 2020 |

AWS re:Invent has been re-imagined as a free, three-week virtual conference taking place in early December, Amazon Web Services announced last week, as the fall lineup of physical tech conferences continues to dwindle as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and online offerings continue to grow. Read more…

To Centralize or Not to Centralize Your Data–That Is the Question

Jul 14, 2020 |

Should you strive to centralize your data, or leave it scattered about? It seems like it should be a simple question, but it’s actually a tough one to answer, particularly because it has so many ramifications for how data systems are architected, particularly with the rise of cloud data lakes. Read more…

Cloudera Delivers Private Cloud Amid Public Speculation of Sale

Jun 11, 2020 |

Cloudera today announced that it has begun a limited tech preview for the on-premise version of its enterprise data lake, called Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud, which is its first product to support Kubernetes outside of a public cloud environment. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Google Cloud Extends BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Jul 14, 2020 |

Google Cloud today announced BigQuery Omni, a new offering that allows BigQuery users to analyze data residing in Amazon Web Services and, soon, Microsoft Azure, in addition to data residing in Google Cloud. Read more…

Google Cloud’s Dataproc Gets a GPU-Powered Spark Boost

Jul 7, 2020 |

Google Cloud’s Dataproc – its big data platform that allows users to run Apache Hadoop and Spark jobs – is getting a boost. Apache Spark 3 and Hadoop 3 have launched general availability, enhancing users’ data analytics capabilities with a series of new features – and naturally, those features are now available on Google Cloud’s Dataproc image version 2.0. Read more…

SAP Aims to Simplify Data Analytics in the Cloud

Jun 18, 2020 |

SAP is no stranger to complexity. German engineers have certain expectations to uphold, after all. But with the latest release of HANA and related analytics services in the cloud, the storied enterprise software firm has taken firm steps to simplify its lineup and reduce the complexity for customers. Read more…

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…

This Just In

Striim Expands Cloud Support with the Release of Version 3.10.1

Aug 4, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 –Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming cloud migration and cloud integration solutions, has introduced a broad set of enhancements to its on-premise and cloud marketplace offerings that adds additional cloud targets, provides more detailed visibility into on-going data movement, further enhances ease-of-use, and ensures on-going support for major enterprise data sources. Read more…

Orange and Google Cloud to Form Partnership in Data, AI and Edge Computing Services

Jul 29, 2020 |

PARIS and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2020 — Orange and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Orange’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing. Read more…

InfluxDB Cloud Now Available on Microsoft Azure

Jul 23, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23, 2020 — InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, announced that InfluxDB Cloud is now available on Microsoft Azure, furthering the company’s commitment to increase accessibility to developers. Read more…

Auto Trader Expands Relationship with Google Cloud to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Jul 22, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 22, 2020  Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, has implemented Looker as part of its wider digital transformation initiative. Read more…

Google Cloud Announces BigQuery Omni for Multi-Cloud Analytics

Jul 14, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2020 – A recent Gartner research survey on cloud adoption revealed that more than 80% of respondents using the public cloud were using more than one Cloud Service Provider (CSP)1.

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