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Will Databricks Build the First Enterprise AI Platform?

Dec 2, 2019 |

Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of Databricks, Ghodsi just completed an oversubscribed $400 million round of funding that gave the company a $6.2 billion valuation. Read more…

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics

Oct 17, 2019 |

Companies that want to run analytics atop time-series data have a few options available to them. One of the newest is TimescaleDB, an extension of PostgreSQL that was released as open source by the company Timescale about a year ago. Read more…

Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

Oct 16, 2019 |

The cloud is a hot spot for big data lakes these days, thanks largely to the greater technological simplicity and lower upfront costs of getting started in the public cloud. Read more…

HANA in the Cloud by Christmas, SAP Says

Oct 9, 2019 |

SAP formally revealed the planned general availability of hotly anticipated new cloud data storage products during CTO Juergen Mueller’s keynote address at TechEd conference in Barcelona Monday. Two of those new offerings — Read more…

Cockroach Labs Ready for Primetime with Scale-Out Database

Oct 7, 2019 |

Until recently, companies that need a distributed, ACID-compliant relational database to power global transactions didn’t have a lot of options. There was Google Spanner and not much else. But now a group distributed systems experts from Google says their new database, CockroachDB from Cockroach Labs, is ready for business. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Aims for Data Analytics Unification with ‘Synapse’

Nov 8, 2019 |

Microsoft took a big step toward unifying disparate analytic toolsets and functions this week with the launch of Synapse Analytics, an ambitious new cloud-hosted offering that seeks to bring together the separate worlds of data warehousing and data lakes. Read more…

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Pinch Poachers?

Oct 31, 2019 |

From elephants and rhinos to sea turtles and lemurs, poaching is quickly driving many endangered species to the brink of extinction. Often, governments and activists struggle to effectively monitor vast expanses of land for handfuls of poachers who travel at night. Read more…

Databricks Snags $400M, Now Valued at $6.2B

Oct 22, 2019 |

Databricks, the commercial venture behind Apache Spark, has just completed a Series F round of funding worth $400 million. That brings the cloud analytics vendor’s valuation to more than $6 billion, more than twice what it was in January. Read more…

Dremio Noses Into Cloud Lakes with Analytics Speedup

Sep 17, 2019 |

Most of today’s big data action is occurring in the cloud, where companies are building massive data lakes atop object storage systems like AWS S3 and Microsoft ADLS. While object stores offer tremendous scalability, they’re notoriously slow. Read more…

Cloudera Rebounds in Q2, Beats Expectations

Sep 6, 2019 |

After a tough first quarter that led to the ouster of its CEO, Cloudera delivered better financial results in the second quarter, according to figures released this week. While the company is still running at a loss and has yet to name a permanent CEO, investors have turned bullish on the stock once again. Read more…

This Just In

Industry Experts Write New Book on Big Data Solutions

Mar 19, 2014 |Pragmatic Works, a Microsoft Gold Certified and National Systems Integrator Partner, joined with industry experts from Microsoft and Hortonworks to write Microsoft Big Data Solutions, a complete guide on Microsoft’s Big Data Platform including Windows Azure, HDInsight and Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows. Read more…

PROS to Showcase Big Data Solutions at Microsoft Global Energy Forum

Feb 19, 2014 |PROS, a big data software company, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Global Energy Forum scheduled for Feb. 20, 2014. The one-day event will be held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. The company plans to provide demonstrations of how PROS solutions on Microsoft platforms help global energy companies use their big data to sell more effectively. PROS will be in booth 709. Read more…

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