Data is the information that drives business. It can be structured in rows and columns, like a customer name, address, and phone; and it can be unstructured, such as an email or a social media post. Structured data is what is populated in Relational Database Management Systems such as those created by Oracle, IBM and Microsoft, and open-source PostgreSQL and MySQL, among others. That data can be accessed using the standard Structured Query Language (SQL). Unstructured data resides in what are called NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB and many, many others. Many organizations today run both kinds of databases.
Once the data is stored, it must be easily retrievable, found amid the mountains of data organizations collect, and made available at scale. Numerous tools exist for those jobs, including Hadoop, Apache Spark and many more. It is through the collection and analysis of data that businesses can make decisions that affect their bottom line.
Mozilla is releasing an experimental scientist communication and exploration tool for the web. Iodide enables data scientists to create, share, collaborate and reproduce reports and visualizations on the web with familiar tools. According to the company, while the data and scientific computing world is exploding, there has been little work done to give scientists access … continue reading
The upcoming release of Google’s operating system was unveiled this week, and the company is now giving insights into how it will handle location data and what that will mean for developers. According to the company, while location data can be imperative to giving users recommendations based on where they are, it is also a … continue reading
NVIDIA is expanding its mark in the processing and high performance computing industry with the acquisition of Mellanox. The company is acquiring Mellanox for $125 per share, approximately $6.9 billion total. According to NVIDIA, the acquisition will help tackle the growing data and compute load necessary for AI, scientific computing and data analytics. Together, NVIDIA’s … continue reading
There are a number of published datasets available on the web for developers and researchers to take advantage of, experiment with, and build interesting solutions from. However, just because a dataset is open and available doesn’t mean it will necessarily be useful. To make data more accessible and beneficial to the industry, Google has committed … continue reading
TIBCO has announced that it has acquired in-memory data platform SnappyData. According to TIBCO, the acquisition will complement its Connected Intelligence platform by introducing a unified analytics data fabric that will enhance “analytics, data science, streaming, and data management for various use cases requiring speed, volume, and agility.” “This acquisition aligns with our long-standing commitment … continue reading
Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s most comprehensive and trusted continuous testing cloud, today announced the launch of a new virtual cloud data center in Germany, as the company continues to deepen its investment in Europe. Based in Frankfurt, the new data center delivers enhanced performance, reliability and scale for organizations throughout Europe leveraging the Sauce … continue reading
Logi Analytics, Inc. (“Logi”) today announced the acquisition of Jinfonet Software, the leading provider of embedded pixel-perfect operational reporting and the maker of JReport. This acquisition comes three months after Logi and Jinfonet tied for the #1 rating for embedded analytics by Dresner Advisory Services. The combination will create the richest suite of embedded analytics … continue reading
Businesses want data on their customers. Customers want to protect their privacy, and ensure their information isn’t being misused. The General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union and the California Consumer Privacy Act in the United States are making efforts to protect personal data, but is there a better way? A newly released report … continue reading
Talend has announced support for Microsoft Azure’s SQL Data Warehouse in Stitch Data Loader. The new integration will enable organizations to quickly ingest data and scale, the company explained. According to Talend, the new connector uses Azure Blob Storage and PolyBase to bring data to Azure Cloud, and quickly loads the data into Azure SQL … continue reading
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
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
Google Cloud is on the path towards a serverless future with the general availability release of its serverless NoSQL document database solution Cloud Firestore. The solution leverages cloud-native technologies to provide the ability for users to store, sync and query data for their web, mobile and IoT apps. Features include live synchronization, offline support and … continue reading