Topic: big data

SD Times news digest: Databrick’s $250 million funding, Google’s Cross Account Protection, and H2O.ai’s data science and machine learning platforms

Databricks announced a massive Series E round of funding for $250 million, bringing the company’s total amount raised to $489.5 million. According to the company, this could not be possible without its Unified Analytics Platform. The platform is designed to help enterprises build data pipelines across siloed data storage systems and make data science on … continue reading

A new Cloudera emerges from the Hortonworks merger

The Cloudera and Hortonworks merger that was first announced in October officially completed this month, paving the way for a new Cloudera. As part of the merger, the former rivals will live under the Cloudera name and offer an enterprise data cloud capable of supporting hybrid and multi-cloud deployments as well as provide machine learning … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Pepperdata’s Application Spotlight, Alibaba teams up with data Artisans, and Firefox Reality on HTC Vive

Pepperdata has announced that it is now offering a free version of its Application Spotlight APM solution. The free version can be used in a single cluster of up to 20 nodes. According to Pepperdata, the solution enables developers to quickly identify and solve issues. “This free offering gives developers a powerful introduction to the … continue reading

premium Digital transformation: A catalyst for changing the embedded development paradigm

The Internet of Things is dead. Or so declared one of my colleagues recently. While I could dismiss the comment as flippant, it does point to an underlying cynicism of technology that has been nicely captured by Gartner’s eponymous Hype Cycle. As technologists we often focus on cool technologies themselves, and then get frustrated, or … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CrossBrowserTesting for open source, Informatica’s Big Data management solution, and CA’s AI research

SmartBear is making its UI functional web testing tool available for free for open-source projects. CrossBrowserTesting enables teams to automate Selenium scripts, manually debug web apps and compare solutions on more than 1,500 desktop and mobile browsers in the cloud. According to the company, the full access to its device lab will maximize test coverage … continue reading

Apache HAWQ becomes top-level project

The Apache HAWQ project is graduating from incubation to become a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation this week. Apache HAWQ is a enterprise SQL-on-Hadoop query engine and analytics database that first entered the foundation’s incubation phase in September of 2015. “We are very excited to see Apache HAWQ graduate as a Top-Level Project … continue reading

Researchers create new platform for developing data-intensive, distributed computing code

Researchers have developed a new system designed to tackle complex objects and workflows on Big Data platforms. Computer science researchers from Rice University’s DARPA-funded Pliny project has announced PlinyCompute. The project is funded through DARPA’s Mining and Understanding Software Enclaves (MUSE) initiative. The Pliny project aims to create systems that automatically detect and fix errors … continue reading

Industry Watch: Healing the VA through modernization

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a mess. From a lack of leadership at the top, to poor facilities management at local hospitals and clinics, the department with the second-largest budget in government cannot get its act together. Veterans complain about the length of time it takes them to get appointments, the amount of … continue reading

Cask joins Google Cloud Platform to accelerate Big Data in the cloud

Cask has announced that it will be joining the Google Cloud Platform. Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) is an open source utility that makes it easy to build and run Big Data solutions. “We’re thrilled to welcome the talented Cask team to Google Cloud, and are excited to work together to help make developers more … continue reading

Microsoft announces tools at Build for AI, intelligent cloud, edge computing

SEATTLE – Microsoft today doubled down on its efforts regarding AI, the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge by announcing at its Build conference here a host of new developer tools for building these modern applications and systems. In his opening keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that by 2020, there will be more than … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PipelineDB 0.9.9, ScyllaDB raises $10 million, and Morpheus Data updates cloud management platform

PipelineDB is one step closer to its 1.0 release with the announcement of PipelineDB 0.9.9. PipelineB  According to the team, the latest release marks major progress to becoming a standard PostgreSQL extension. Updates include PipelineDB objects becoming created directly using standard PostgreSQL syntax, streams are now simply foreign tables, and detailed performance metrics. The team … continue reading

Businesses are failing to reach Big Data maturity, report finds

Enterprises have been leveraging Big Data solutions to capture, store, analyze, organize and transform their data for years; but despite the advancements made in this space, they have still not reached a transformational level of maturity, a recently released survey revealed. AtScale announced the results from its Big Data maturity survey, and found only 12 … continue reading

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