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Teradata Gives Customers Their Own LLMs with Ask.ai

Enterprises that want to train their own custom large language model (LLM) have a new option today with the launch of Teradata’s ask.ai. The analytics vendor partnered with Microsoft to build the new offering, which en Read more…

Google Extends Vertex with More GenAI Features

Generative AI is taking the world by storm, as organizations discover the myriad ways it can be used to serve and entice customers. With today’s enhancements to Vertex AI, Google Cloud is giving its customers more GenA Read more…

Python Finally Comes to Excel

Excel-maker Microsoft and Anaconda, a key distributor of Python tools, unveiled a collaboration this week that will see Python integrated with Excel. The new Anaconda Python Distribution in Excel, which is currently i Read more…

All-In-One Data Fabrics Knocking on the Lakehouse Door

Sure, you could stitch together your own data management tools and run it on a lakehouse outfitted with your choice of data processing engines. Or you could buy a pre-built data fabric pre-integrated atop a lakehouse arc Read more…

Microsoft Benchmarks Distributed PostgreSQL DBs

Which distributed PostgreSQL database is tops when it comes to transaction processing throughput? It’s a good question, and Microsoft attempted to find answers when it commissioned GigaOM to benchmark its Azure Cosmos Read more…

HPE Fleshes Out GreenLake Hybrid Cloud Strategy

It’s been four years since Hewlett Packard Enterprise debuted its ambitious GreenLake hybrid cloud initiative, in which CEO Anthony Neri promised to deliver literally everything the company does as a service. With the Read more…

Microsoft Unifies Data Management, Analytics, and ML Into ‘Fabric’

Microsoft yesterday unveiled Microsoft Fabric, a new offering that unites its suite of data management, analytic, and machine learning tools into a single offering. The solution is built on OneLake, a new data lake that� Read more…

Should Employees Own the Generative AI Tools that Enhance or Replace Them?

Employee-facing generative AI Tools are falling into two camps. There is the enhancement path as showcased by Microsoft Copilot effort where the AI tool significantly automates employee tasks, and the emerging field of c Read more…

AI Threat ‘Like Nuclear Weapons,’ Hinton Says

The rise of artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humans and is on par with the use of nuclear weapons, according to more than a third of AI researchers polled in a recent Stanford study as well as Geoff Read more…

Sam Altman Debunks GPT-5 Rumors, Shifts Focus to Improving Existing Models

Those anticipating an eventual GPT-5 release may have a long time to wait. The current trend of developing ever-larger AI models like GPT-4 may soon come to an end, according to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. “I think we’ Read more…

This Just In

Lightbits Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Sep 26, 2023 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2023 — Lightbits today announced the availability of the Lightbits Cloud Data Platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Read more…

Microsoft and Oracle Expand Partnership to Deliver Oracle Database Services on OCI in Microsoft Azure

Sep 15, 2023 |

AUSTIN, Texas and REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 15, 2023 — Oracle and Microsoft have announced Oracle Database@Azure, which gives customers direct access to Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and deployed in Microsoft Azure datacenters. Read more…

Synthetaic Forms 5-Year Strategic Partnership with Microsoft for Next-Gen AI Data and Cloud Solutions

Sep 1, 2023 |

DELAFIELD, Wis., Sept. 1, 2023 — Synthetaic, a leading provider of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has announced a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft aimed at revolutionizing AI data and cloud solutions. Read more…

IBM Consulting Collaborates with Microsoft to Help Companies Accelerate Adoption of Generative AI

Aug 17, 2023 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2023 — IBM announced today that it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to help joint clients accelerate the deployment of generative AI – Read more…

Kyndryl and Microsoft Collaborate to Speed the Evaluation and Adoption of Enterprise-Grade Generative AI for Business

Aug 9, 2023 |

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2023 — Kyndryl, the world’s largest technology infrastructure services provider, and Microsoft today announced a joint effort to enable the adoption of enterprise-grade generative AI solutions for businesses on The Microsoft Cloud. Read more…

NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU Used on New Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Series Now Generally Available

Aug 8, 2023 |

Aug. 8, 2023 — Microsoft Azure users can now turn to the latest NVIDIA accelerated computing technology to train and deploy their generative AI applications. Available today, the Microsoft Azure ND H100 v5 VMs using NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking — enables scaling generative AI, high performance computing (HPC) and other applications with a click from a browser. Read more…

AtScale Announces Enhanced Power BI and Excel Integrations for Scaling Enterprise Analytics on Cloud Data Platforms

Jul 26, 2023 |

BOSTON, July 26, 2023 — AtScale, the leading provider of semantic layer solutions for modern business intelligence and data science teams, today announced expanded integrations with Power BI and Excel to support enterprise data and analytics teams leveraging the breadth and flexibility of the Microsoft analytics suite. Read more…

Microsoft Releases Quarterly Financial Results

Jul 25, 2023 |

REDMOND, Wash., July 25, 2023 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Read more…

MongoDB Expands Global Collaboration with Microsoft

Jul 18, 2023 |

NEW YORK, July 18, 2023 — MongoDB, Inc. today announced a significant expansion of a multiyear strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft. MongoDB and Microsoft are committing to a broad range of initiatives to make it easier for customers to advance their cloud adoption journeys, including easier access to MongoDB Atlas within the Microsoft commercial marketplace. Read more…

Teradata Collaborates with Microsoft to Offer VantageCloud Lake on Azure

Jul 11, 2023 |

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2023 — Teradata today announced it will offer Teradata VantageCloud Lake on Microsoft Azure, opening up new markets, new capabilities, and new use cases. Read more…

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