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Grafana Labs Visualizes Growth with $50M Round

Aug 17, 2020 |

Grafana Labs, developer of a popular open source tool for visualizing logs and metrics, today announced that it’s raised $50 million in a Series B round of investment. The company’s CEO, Raj Dutt, tells Datanami the money will go primarily to engineering, with a focus on expanding Grafana’s role as an “open and composable observability stack.”

Grafana was created in 2014 by Torkel Ödegaard, a developer at the online travel company Orbitz. Read more…

Is Kubernetes Overhyped?

Aug 10, 2020 |

The amount of attention paid to Kubernetes has increased substantially over the past couple of years. What started out as a relatively obscure container management system open sourced by Google has turned into the must-have technology for running machine learning and advanced analytics applications, among other workloads. Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

Aug 6, 2020 |

Python may be the most popular language for data science today, but R isn’t far behind. In fact, R is experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. That’s part of the reason that Qubole today announced that it has expanded its data lake offering with commercial and open source R software from RStudio. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Timescale Database Now Available in 76 Cloud Regions

Aug 12, 2020 |

Looking for a time-series database to power applications in a specific part of the world? If so, chances are good that Timescale has you covered with its hosted Timescale Cloud offering, which was recently expanded and now is available in 76 regions across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Read more…

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. BigQuery Omni will provide a... 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…

This Just In

Neo4j Delivers Integrated Graph Database Service on Google Cloud Platform

Aug 19, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 – Neo4j, provider of graph technology, announced that Neo4j Aura for Google Cloud Platform is now available as a fully integrated graph database service on the Google Cloud Marketplace. Read more…

Harver’s Google Cloud Integration Helped Place Thousands of Americans in Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 12, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020 — Pre-employment assessment software company Harver has integrated Powered by Looker to create its embedded analytics offering, Harver Insights. Read more…

Collibra Launches as a Managed Service on the Google Cloud Platform

Aug 12, 2020 |

NEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Aug. 12, 2020 — Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, announced it has further expanded its partnership with Google Cloud, offering Collibra as a managed service on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

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Google Cloud Delivers Enhancements to Looker that Optimize Performance, Accelerate Application Development

Aug 7, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 – Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that is now part of Google Cloud, is helping customers augment their data experiences with enhancements in three key areas: Read more…

Informatica and Google Cloud Expand Strategic Partnership with Deeper Integrations

Aug 6, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced an expanded strategic partnership with Google Cloud, including a new joint go-to-market initiative to accelerate analytics with BigQuery and SAP on Google Cloud. Read more…

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