The SQL lakehouse company Dremio announced its cloud-native SQL-based data lakehouse service, Dremio Cloud.
The new service enables organizations to leverage no-copy open data architecture that eliminates the need to copy data into expensive and proprietary warehouses. It enables high-performance SQL workloads directly on cloud storage.
“We built Dremio to automatically handle any scale with consistent query performance so companies could achieve data democratization while only paying for what they truly need,” said Tomer Shiran, Dremio’s founder and chief product officer. “This type of cost-effective and highly performant scaling was a central design tenet of Dremio. We wanted to be sure data teams could achieve superior price-performance and trust the cost transparency of our platform.”
Since Fastly built Compute@Edge using WebAssembly, the technology allows Compute@Edge to scale with fast startup times so that developers don’t have to worry about cold start times.
Additional details are available here.
Crystal 1.1 released
As part of the new release of Crystal, a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language, splats can now be embedded in enumerable literals and in type definitions.
Also, it’s now possible to access the top-level module with the special instance variable, and ‘NumberLiteral’ now includes a ‘to_number’ method to obtain the pure number, without any stringification.
Other changes include better error messages and documentation, several methods were annotated with expected types. The full list of language changes is available here.
Salesforce completes Slack acquisition
Together, Salesforce and Slack will deliver the Slack-first Customer 360 that gives companies a single source of truth for their business, and a single platform for connecting employees, customers, and partners with each other and the apps they use every day, according to Salesforce.
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reshape how and where we work,” said Stewart Butterfield, Slack CEO and co-founder. “Salesforce and Slack are uniquely positioned to lead this historic shift to a digital-first world. I could not be more excited for what’s to come.”