Topic: snowflake

SD Times news digest: Snowflake raises $450 million, Google’s ActiveQA TensorFlow, and Looker 6

Snowflake has raised $450 million in equity financing from its existing investors as well as Meritech Capital. “Demand for the data warehouse built for the cloud has exceeded our most optimistic expectations. Our customers love Snowflake and we continue to see unprecedented interest and growth from both new and current customers. To meet that demand, … 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: BrowserStack debugging tools, Snowflake on Microsoft Azure and System.IO.Pipelines

BrowserStack is announcing new debugging tools and native mobile functionalities to its web and mobile app testing platform. In addition, the company announced it is adding new devices to its Real Device Cloud coverage with support for Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and the 2018 Apple iPad. Support for iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus and 2018 … continue reading

Spark Summit shows spread of software

Companies like Amazon, Baidu, IBM and Microsoft were all at Spark Summit this week to discuss how they used the engine. Some of those companies even had new Spark-based products to show off. IBM, for example, introduced a data-centric development environment, which will be able to support machine learning with the R language thanks to … continue reading

Snowflake announces general availability of Elastic Data Warehouse

Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing startup that emerged from stealth mode last year, has announced the general availability of Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, along with US$45 million in Series C funding. Snowflake views data warehousing as a software service, mixing structured and unstructured data in a virtual cloud warehousing architecture with querying and analytics … continue reading

Snowflake offers cloud data warehouse as a service, cheaply

Snowflake has appeared in time for winter. This cloud data warehousing and analytics company revealed its product for the first time this week, coming out after nearly two years of working in stealth mode. Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Software, is a former Microsoft executive who joined Snowflake in June. He said the sweet spot … continue reading

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