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BI Tools — Are They Enough to Build a Data-Driven Culture?

Jun 17, 2020 |

It’s been a while since data exploded globally, and the vital necessity for businesses to deal with it is in no way surprising. Many look up to data-oriented enterprises, such as Google and Facebook, and follow suit. Read more…

Sisu Seeks to Answer Why

May 18, 2020 |

In a typical business, analysts are tasked with using data to finding answers to questions. They’ll often use a BI tool to explore and query data stored in analytical database to figure out why something happened. 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…

Cloudera Prefers Red Hat for Kubernetes, But YARN Not Going Away

Apr 29, 2020 |

When Cloudera ships the on-premise version of its latest Hadoop distribution later this year, it will work with a Kubernetes container orchestration system from Red Hat, the company announced today. Read more…

IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia Pit AI Against Wildfires

Apr 2, 2020 |

In 2018, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with uncontrolled fires causing unprecedented death and devastation. 2019 saw another difficult season, with millions of residents experiencing precautionary power shutoffs. Read more…

News In Brief

AI-Powered Data Protection Firm Gets $12M in Funding

May 14, 2020 |

Dathena, a Singapore-based company that uses AI techniques to detect and secure its clients’ sensitive data, has closed a $12 million Series A round, the company announced yesterday.

Dathena’s roots stretch back to 2011, when HSBC’s Christopher Muffat led the investigation of Swiss Leaks, the massive theft of sensitive data that included over 100,000 names of HSBC clients suspected of being involved in tax evasion at the bank’s Switzerland-based subsidiary. Read more…

Microsoft and Intel Test Malware Protection Through Computer Vision

May 14, 2020 |

The world of malware protection has come a long way since the wild west of the early 2000s, when Trojans lurked behind every download. The malware threats that loom now are more advanced – and more evasive. 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…

Tech Conferences Are Being Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Mar 2, 2020 |

Several conferences scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, including Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) and the Strata Data + AI conference, have been canceled due to fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read more…

Google Adds In-Memory BI Option to BigQuery

Feb 26, 2020 |

Response times for interactive queries in Google BigQuery are about to get better thanks to a new in-memory BI option added by the Web giant. Google is also adding a new migration service for moving data from AWS S3 and RedShift, as well as a new Flex Slot usage option. Read more…

This Just In

Microsoft Acquires ADRM Software

Jun 18, 2020 |

June 18, 2020 — Microsoft announced the acquisition of ADRM Software, a provider of large-scale industry data models. Ravi Krishnaswamy – CVP, Azure Global Industry, Microsoft, welcomed the new team to the company via a blog posted below. Read more…

SAS and Microsoft Partner to Further Shape the Future of Analytics and AI

Jun 15, 2020 |

CARY, N.C. and REDMOND, Wash., June 15, 2020 — Microsoft Corp. and SAS today announced an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership. The two companies will enable to easily run their SAS workloads in the cloud, expanding their business solutions and unlocking critical value from their digital transformation initiatives.

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Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft Launch ImmuneCODE Database

Jun 12, 2020 |

SEATTLE and REDMOND, Wash., June 12, 2020 — Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. launched ImmuneCODE with Microsoft Corp. to begin sharing one of the largest, most detailed views of the immune response to COVID-19 in real time based on de-identified data generated from thousands of COVID-19 blood samples from patients around the globe. Read more…

Igneous Announces Co-Sell Ready Status with Microsoft

Jun 10, 2020 |

SEATTLE, June 10, 2020 – Igneous, provider of SaaS Data Management for file-intensive environments and workflows, announced Microsoft Co-sell Ready partnership. Being Co-sell Ready strengthens the Igneous-Microsoft combined solutions, streamlining mutual leverage to the field by helping customers achieve their file management goals – Read more…

Mount Sinai Receives Microsoft AI for Health Grant to Support Center Dedicated to Data Science Discovery for COVID-19

Jun 9, 2020 |

NEW YORK, June 9, 2020 — The Mount Sinai Health System has received an award from Microsoft AI for Health to support the work of a new data science center dedicated to COVID-19 research.

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