Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of June 23; Updates from Databricks, Qlik, Starburst & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of June 23, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant analytics and data science news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy analytics and data science news items.

Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of June 23, 2023

Databricks Announces New Lakehouse Apps & Expanded Marketplace

Lakehouse Apps will enable over 10,000 Databricks customers to unlock the value of their data in the Lakehouse. Customers will have easy access to a wide range of powerful applications that run entirely inside their Lakehouse instance, using their data, with the full security and governance capabilities of Databricks.

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Dataiku Adds New Generative AI Capabilities & Use Case Collection

This new approach will allow enterprises to move out of an artisanal approach of building custom Generative AI projects and into the industrial-scale development and deployment of these use cases, moving out of the research lab and into the corporate office.

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Qlik Drops New Suite of OpenAI Connectors to Enhance Analytics Experience

Qlik recently showcased the potential of combining Generative AI and Qlik with a demonstration at QlikWorld that used ChatGPT to drive insights within Qlik Cloud. The session showed how Generative AI can complement a wide range of use cases, from adding external data sets to analysis, expanding context with natural language readouts, and asking questions that deliver new insights from data.

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Lovelytics Nets Strategic Investment from Databricks Ventures

Founded in 2017, Lovelytics provides strategy, data engineering, and technology implementation services that enable global enterprises to optimize the management, governance and utilization of organizational data. Through partnerships with technology solution providers Databricks, Tableau and Alteryx, among others, Lovelytics helps businesses better manage and use structured and unstructured datasets to develop data-based intelligence.

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Microsoft Adds Two New Multi-Tasking Updates to Power BI

The new caching experience makes these quick transitions faster. It works when you navigate back to Power BI within 60 seconds of navigating away. See below for a side-by-side experience. The left side shows the experience without caching and the right side shows the improved performance with caching.

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Speedata Launches New Workload Analyzer Tool for Spark Queries

Speedata’s Workload Analyzer tool analyzes log files, providing data engineers and platform administrators with valuable insights into the performance of their Spark queries. The tool demonstrates how an enterprise’s workload would perform in different environments, assisting engineers in determining the impact of certain infrastructure decisions such as deploying a faster network or adding more servers.

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Starburst Unveils New Data Lake Analytics Platform at Galaxy Launch Week

This platform announcement also comes on the heels of new connectors between dbt Cloud, Tabular and Starburst Galaxy that allow dbt Cloud and Tabular users to easily build modern open data lake architectures and data pipelines spanning multiple data sources on one central plane. Starburst Galaxy is now generally available and can be implemented in just a few clicks.

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Tableau Unveiled Version 2023.2 with Multi-Row Calculations & Line Patterns

With Tableau Prep, you can now easily perform multi-row calculations that enable the computation of table calculations while preparing your data. With just a few clicks, you can perform calculations like the difference from, percent difference from, and moving calculations without the need for complex calculations or coding. Moreover, the expression editor in Tableau Prep now allows you to write LOOKUP calculations.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Qlik for Exclusive Spotlight Webinar on June 29

With the next Solutions Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with leading analytics and data integration platform vendor Qlik for an exclusive webinar showcasing a leading embedded analytics platform. The demo will be presented by their customer, PERSUIT.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Alteryx for Exclusive Spotlight Webinar on July 27

With the next Solutions Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with leading analytics, data science, and automation vendor Alteryx. Through case studies and practical examples, Alteryx’s Field Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Heather Harris, will help you learn the keys to capturing the business impact or your analytic solutions.

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