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Firebolt Touts Massive Speedup in Cloud Data Warehouse

Dec 9, 2020 |

The separation of compute and storage in the cloud allows data warehouse users to elastically scale up their clusters to process more data. But this brute force approach comes at an unacceptable cost, according to the Israeli startup Firebolt, which emerged from stealth today with $37 million and a cloud data warehouse that it claims delivers an order of magnitude better price-performance on analytic workloads relative to other cloud data warehouses. Read more…

Can Isima Be the Nutanix of Data Management?

Oct 14, 2020 |

Despite the technological advances in big data, companies continue to struggle to put it all together and manage data in an effective way. Now a company called Isima is stepping forward with a plan to build a platform that combines multiple data management disciplines–including ESBs, EDWs, ETL, and BI–into one hyperconverged system, or what its CEO dubs “the Nutanix of data management.”

We’ve gone through three distinct architectural phases in building big data systems, according to Darshan Rawal, the CEO and co-founder of Isima. Read more…

What Is a Data Cloud? And 11 Other Snowflake Enhancements

Jun 2, 2020 |

Snowflake has changed how the industry thinks about data warehouses with its cloud-native offering, which has been adopted by 4,000 organizations, including 2,000 in the last year alone. Now the company is taking the concept one step further with the introduction of a data cloud, which the company is positioning as a one-stop shop where organizations can execute a full range of data-oriented tasks – not just data warehousing and SQL analytics, but also machine learning, data engineering, and monetization of third-party data. Read more…

ML and BI Are Coming Together, Gartner Says

Feb 13, 2020 |

The convergence of machine learning and business intelligence is upon us, as BI tool makers increasingly are exposing ML capabilities to users, and users are performing ML activities in their BI tools. Read more…

Top 12 Datanami Stories of 2019

Jan 3, 2020 |

2019 was an eventful year in the big data space, with enough intersecting story lines to keep a big data watcher enmeshed for hours – if not days — on end. Read more…

News In Brief

Knowi Aims to ‘Elevate’ Answers Within Slack

Jan 12, 2021 |

Business intelligence software company Knowi today launched Elevate, a new offering that’s designed to help non-technical users ask questions of data through the company’s unified analytics platform. The software uses natural language processing (NLP) and works within Slack, providing a Google-like experience atop a variety of disparate data sources. Read more…

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

Jan 15, 2020 |

It’s often the prep work in analytics that kills you. Before any analysis can be run, engineers must assemble, transform, and standardize the data. In a world where data silos are proliferating in the cloud, on premise, and everywhere in between, that becomes a big challenge. Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Jun 10, 2019 |

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets.

The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. Read more…

Combating the High Cost of Cloud Analytics

May 2, 2019 |

Cloud providers are growing very quickly at the moment, as companies flock to utilize their various storage and processing services.  However, while some companies are finding cloud platforms save them money, others are finding the opposite to be true. Read more…

This Just In

Tableau and Einstein Analytics Come Together to Drive Analytics Ubiquity

Oct 6, 2020 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 6, 2020  — Today, at its annual Tableau Conference, Tableau Software shared plans to bring together Tableau and Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics. By combining the best of Tableau and Einstein Analytics, customers will have access to the broadest and deepest analytics platform on the market. Read more…

Tableau Foundation Commits Nearly $2M to Address Immediate Impact of COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020 |

SEATTLEAug. 27, 2020 — In March, when COVID-19 closed schools across Seattle and King County, changes occurred almost overnight. Read more…

Tableau Tapped to Deliver Cloud-Based Financial Data Sharing, Visualization and Reporting Tools

Aug 19, 2020 |

PORTLAND, Ore.Aug. 19, 2020 — Springbrook Software will be making Tableau’s suite of government specific visualization and reporting tools available to all current and future Springbrook Cloud customers. Read more…

Tableau 2020.3 Adds External Write to Database, Enhanced Administrator Tools

Aug 12, 2020 |

SEATTLE. Aug. 12, 2020 – Tableau Software announced the general availability of Tableau 2020.3, which delivers the ability for customers to output to and update external databases directly from Tableau Prep Builder, expanding the Tableau platform to serve a broader set of data preparation needs.

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Yellowbrick Connector for Tableau is Now Available

Aug 12, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020— Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data announced that the Yellowbrick Connector for Tableau is now available in the Tableau Extension Gallery. Read more…

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