Topic: data

Use metric stores as main data servicing layer

In a single generation, we have witnessed the internet revolution, the cloud revolution and it can be said we’re in the middle of the data revolution. Data has always been critical, but today its sheer size, speed and utility is reaching dizzying new heights.  Now that data applications and analytics are a permanent, essential, growing … continue reading

The power of AI in data integration

While the amount of data in the world is infinite, our attention span is not. That’s why AI is becoming a valuable tool for data integration to create concise analysis from data and to make it more accessible to everyone throughout an organization.  According to SnapLogic’s Ultimate Guide to Data Integration, AI and ML capabilities … continue reading

Report: Test stability and coverage remain challenges for teams, but top performers embrace continuous testing

While test stability and test coverage are still challenging for teams, the top performers are the ones who are embracing continuous testing.  This is according to the annual State of Test Automation survey, in which Perfecto surveyed over 400 leading digital enterprises across industries.  Organizations are finding it difficult to keep up with high-value test … continue reading

Elastic and Amazon reach an agreement on trademark infringement lawsuit

It was recently announced that Elastic and Amazon have resolved the trademark infringement lawsuit related to the term Elasticsearch. With this resolution, the only Elasticsearch on AWS and the AWS Marketplace is Elastic Cloud. This comes as a long awaited conclusion to the license battle between the two companies due to the change to the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Zingg

Zingg is a new open-source project that aims to solve some of the challenges of multiple data records existing for a single person. It offers deduplication of data and entity resolution.  “These records can be in single or multiple systems and they have variations across fields which makes it hard to combine them together, especially … continue reading

Azure focuses on feature abundance and integrations to become the all-inclusive cloud experience

Microsoft Azure has been showing faster growth than any other cloud provider over the last few years, and its vast ecosystem of partnerships and integrations continually make it an appealing platform for existing and prospective customers.  The platform currently stands as the second largest cloud offering in the world with 21% market share, following AWS’s … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Iceberg

Apache Iceberg is an open table format for datasets that can be used with compute engines like Spark, Trino, PrestoDB, Flink, and Hive.  It has a lot of failsafes in place to ensure that users don’t accidentally mess up a table with a wrong command.  Its schema evolution supports tasks like add, drop, update, or … continue reading

India’s data protection plan would affect how data is managed there

Several countries have successfully implemented major data privacy and protection regulations over the past decade. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) drastically changed how companies managed data, not just for their customers in the EU, but worldwide. Then came the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which had a similar cascading effect when companies decided … continue reading

Data democratization and integration needed to take advantage of massive data explosion

Data is the key to success for all parts of a business these days. Data analysis is no longer limited to a particular data-focused team, but rather done by anyone looking to gain insight into how well their team is performing, determining business value, efficiencies, and inefficiencies, and so much more. But in order to … continue reading

Accurate data isn’t enough — it needs to be actionable

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down offices, people have taken to working remotely, and many have even moved from locations where the cost of living is high to places where it’s more manageable. This raises the issue of data quality, not only in terms of the accuracy of data being input into fields in … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BumbleBee

BumbleBee simplifies building extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) tools and allows users to package, distribute, and run them anywhere.  eBPF provides Linux kernels the extensibility to enable developers to program the Linux kernel to quickly build intelligent or feature-rich functions based on their business needs. BumbleBee brings a Docker-like experience for eBPF, and through simple … continue reading

GPT-3 can now be customized to individual applications

Developers can now fine-tune GPT-3 on their own data, creating a custom version tailored to their application, which allows for faster and cheaper running of models. GPT-3 is a natural language programming tool developed by AI research laboratory OpenAI.  Users have to run a single command in the OpenAI CLI tool with the file that … continue reading

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