Topic: databricks

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

SD Times news digest: Puppet’s funding round, LightStep’s new capabilities, and Databricks’ partnership

Puppet announces $42 million funding round Puppet has received new funding to help it grow its automation and DevOps business. The funding was led by Cisco along with EDBI, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, and VMware. “Our rapid growth and international expansion is a testament to the rising demand for DevOps transformation, software automation and the … continue reading

Databricks releases MLflow, runtime for ML and Databricks Delta at Spark + AI Summit

Databricks has announced new capabilities to its Unified Analytics platform designed to help lower the barrier for enterprises utilizing AI. The company introduced MLflow, Databricks runtime for ML and Databricks Delta at the Spark + AI Summit in San Francisco this week. According to the company, the new capabilities aim to simplify distributed machine learning … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Spark 2.3, Google Hangouts Chat developer platform and API, and NodeSource’s NCM 1.1

Databricks has announced the release of Apache Spark 2.3.0 as part of the Databricks Runtime 4.0 beta. According to the company, this release focuses on usability, stability and refinement. A major milestone of the release is that it introduces Structured Streaming. According to the team, this enables low-latency continuous processing and stream-to-stream joins. Other features … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databricks Delta, SciPy 1.0, and Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform

Databricks has released a new unified data management system that combines the best features from data lakes, data warehouses and streaming systems. The company made the announcement at its annual Spark Summit Europe conference. Databricks Delta takes the scale and cost-efficiency from a data lake; the reliability and performance from a data warehouse, and the … continue reading

IBM Blockchain Platform, VMware Fusion 10 Pro, and Databricks secures $140M in funding — SD Times news digest: August 22, 2017

Leading companies in the food supply chain are coming together for a major blockchain collaboration with IBM so they can strengthen consumers’ confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart. These companies will work with IBM and blockchain technology to address some of the challenges impacting food safety, like … continue reading

Databricks Serverless

Spark Summit: Databricks advances its deep learning and Apache Spark solutions

Databricks announced new plans to make working with deep learning and analytics easier for the Apache Spark community at this week’s Spark Summit in San Francisco. The company unveiled a new serverless platform, a new Apache Spark library for deep learning, and the availability of its stream processing solution. Databricks Serverless is a fully managed … continue reading

Databricks launches new edition of its Spark-based cloud platform for data engineers

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular Apache Spark project and providers of the leading Spark-based cloud platform for data science, today announced an edition of its cloud platform optimized specifically for data engineering workloads called Databricks for Data Engineering. The new offering enables more cost-effective data engineering using Spark while empowering … continue reading

Grafana 4.0 gets alerting feature, HPE StormRunner Load through AWS Marketplace, and Kontena introduces container platform—SD Times news digest: Nov. 30, 2016

Grafana 4.0 is now available with an alerting feature, which turns Grafana into a critical monitoring tool. This release also comes with new minor features, fixes and an improved UX. According to Grafana, the alert rules can be configured using existing graph panels and threshold levels by dragging handles to the right side of the … continue reading

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