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NLP in the Cloud Is Growing, But Obstacles Remain

Sep 21, 2020 |

More than three-quarters of natural language processing (NLP) users utilize a cloud NLP service, according to the 2020 NLP Industry Survey. While cloud NLP workloads are on the rise, there are barriers to using the technology in the cloud, says Ben Lorica, one of the authors of the study. Read more…

WANdisco Drops In On the Hadoop Cloud Migration Party

Sep 18, 2020 |

Organizations that want to move their on-prem Hadoop cluster to the cloud may be interested in a new solution unveiled yesterday by WANdisco. Called LiveData Migrator, the software allows customers to move their Hadoop data to any public cloud without taking the cluster offline, and guaranteeing the data is up-to-date and accurate in both locations until the migration is complete. Read more…

Larry Smarr: The Future of Distributed Computing Is Here

Aug 24, 2020 |

Larry Smarr may have stepped back from full-time work in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down. Read more…

Rush to Cloud Exposes Budgetary Pitfalls

Aug 20, 2020 |"Customers are using less than 10% of what they provisioned in terms of capacity,” says Jay Chapel, VP at ParkMyCloud. “Almost every customer we talk to that’s large, they found they’re spending more money than they expected.” Read more…

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…

News In Brief

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…

Snowflake to Make it SNOW on NYSE

Aug 25, 2020 |

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Snowflake confidentially filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, the Silicon Valley-based cloud data warehousing company made it official: Read more…

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…

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…

This Just In

dotData Now Supports Microsoft Azure Deployment and Is Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Sep 22, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 — dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, today announced that dotData Enterprise is now commercially available on Microsoft Azure and accessible through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Read more…

NCR Teams Up with Microsoft to Keep Millions of IoT Edge Devices Running

Sep 21, 2020 |

ATLANTA, GA , Sept. 21 — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a software and services leader for the retail, restaurant and banking industries, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to power NCR Digital Connected Services (DCS). Read more…

Azure NetApp Files Now Available to Government Agencies in Microsoft Azure

Aug 4, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020NetApp announced the availability of Azure NetApp Files in the government region data centers on Microsoft Azure. This expansion of Azure NetApp Files, one of the only Azure native, high-performance file storage services, offers the TCO, performance, management, and confidence demanded by critical applications for federal, Department of Defense, and state and local agencies that have strict government security and regulatory compliance requirements. Read more…

Qlik Launches Global Program to Accelerate Analytics using SAP Data on Microsoft Azure Synapse

Jul 17, 2020 |

PHILADELPHIA and REDMOND, Va., July 17, 2020 — – Qlik launched a joint global strategic program to accelerate the analysis of SAP data by combining the automated data delivery capabilities of Qlik Data Integration with the agility and openness of the Microsoft Azure platform. Read more…

TigerGraph Offers Multi-Cloud Graph Database-As-A-Service With Availability On Microsoft Azure

Jul 16, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 16, 2020 — TigerGraph launched TigerGraph Cloud on Microsoft Azure. TigerGraph Cloud, the industry’s first and only distributed native graph database-as-a-service, helps enterprises harness the power of the graph: Read more…

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