Topic: databricks

dbt Labs now available on Databricks Partner Connect

The analytics engineering company, dbt Labs, has announced that dbt Cloud is now available on Databricks Partner Connect. This brings users a risk-free, fast, and frictionless method to experience dbt Cloud on the lakehouse. Through this integration, Databricks users will be able to quickly provision a new dbt Cloud trial that is already pre-connected to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks launched Partner Connect; OpenAI’s API now available with no waitlist; Logz.io unveils observability updates

Databricks, the data and AI company, recently announced Databricks Partner Connect, a portal for users to quickly discover a broad set of validated data, analytics, and AI tools and easily integrate them with their Databricks lakehouse across multiple cloud providers. Integrations with Databricks partners Fivetran, Labelbox, Microsoft Power BI, Prophecy, Rivery, and Tableau are initially … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenAI Startup Fund, JFrog Private Distribution Network, and Databricks Data Live Tables and Unity Catalog

The newly announced OpenAI Startup Fund is investing $100 million to partner with a small number of early-stage startups that are involved in fields that have a lot of potential for AI like health care, climate change and education. The companies in the fund will also get early access to future OpenAI systems, support from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks raises $1 billion, Pinecone reveals vector database as a public beta, and Argo Workflows 3.0 released

Databricks has announced a $1 billion investment that puts it’s evaluation at $28 billion, and will help support the rapid adoption of the companies’ lakehouse solution.  “We see this investment and our continued rapid growth as further validation of our vision for a simple, open and unified data platform that can support all data-driven use … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks announces $400 million series F investment, OpenJS Foundation’s professional certification program, and Parasoft partners with Curiosity Software

Unified data analytics provider Databricks announced a $400 million investment in a Series F round, bringing the company’s value to $6.2 billion.  “Our bets on massive data processing, machine learning, open source and the shift to the cloud are all playing out in the market and resulting in enormous and rapidly growing global customer demand. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Slack announces Workflow Builder, WSO2’s Identity Server with RESTful APIs, and Databricks’ new MLflow capability

Slack announced a new Workflow Builder tool that automates routine actions and communications. It allows users to automatically collect and route info to the right teams, standardize how to collect and share info up front, and create a customized workflow. “By doing all of this in Slack, where your team is already working, you’re keeping … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Databricks’ MLflow 1.0, Nim programming language 0.20, and Visual Studio Code 1.35

Databricks has announced its open-source machine learning platform MLflow has reached 1.0. MLflow was announced last year as a way to help data scientists track and share experiments and models. Since then, the project has grown to more than 100 contributors with its PyPl package download rate reaching about 600K a month, the company explained. … continue reading

Databricks open-sources Delta Lake for data lake reliability

Databricks today announced Delta Lake, an open-source project designed to bring reliability to data lakes for both batch and streaming data. The project was revealed during the Spark +AI Summit taking place this week in San Francisco. Data lakes are used as repositories for structured and unstructured data, but factors such as failed writes, schema … continue reading

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

SD Times news digest: MLflow v0.7.0, CA Technologies’ SAP integration, and Targetprocess’ PI support

Databricks released a new version of MLflow, which is an open-source machine learning framework for multi-cloud environments. In collaboration with RStudio, it has developed an R API for MLflow v0.7.0. “In many organizations machine learning workflows are far too ad-hoc, with no systematic tracking of experiments, inadequate protocols around reproducibility, and no consistent way to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nim 0.19.0, Databricks’ partner program, and Oculus Quest

The Nim team has released Nim 0.19.0. Nim is a systems programming language with a focus on performance, portability, and expressiveness, the team explained. This release adds changes to strings and sequences that provide more flexibility in how they are implemented. According to the team, alternative implementations are currently in development. Other features include async … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s new Tensorflow-based framework, Toyota’s investment in Uber, and Mozilla’s Firefox user data

Google is releasing a new research framework for prototyping reinforcement learning algorithms. Dopamine is a Tensorflow-based framework designed with ease-of-use, reproducibility, and benchmarking in mind. Along with the framework, the company will provide a set of colabs for using the framework. For ease-of-use, Google will provide code that is compact and well-documented. For reproducibility, the … continue reading

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