Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of March 28; Updates from Databricks, MicroStrategy, Qlik & More

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable analytics and data science news for the week of March 28, 2024.

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 March 28, 2024

Databricks Unveils New General Purpose LLM Called DBRX

DBRX democratizes the training and tuning of custom, high-performing LLMs for every enterprise so they no longer need to rely on a small handful of closed models. Available today, DBRX enables organizations around the world to cost-effectively build, train, and serve their own custom LLMs.

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Dataiku Partners with PwC on AI Tools for Regulated Industry

With Dataiku’s centralized and governed AI platform and PwC’s services, including its Responsible AI Framework, organizations can take advantage of advanced solutions to meet evolving needs in the age of AI.

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Domo Integrates Magic ETL on the Snowflake Data Cloud

Cloud Amplifier helps joint customers unlock the value of the Data Cloud through a single virtual layer, enabling them to make the most of their existing data and reporting investments by connecting more data, unifying data governance and making real-time insights available and, most importantly, actionable.

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GoodData Launches Major Updates to FlexQuery

FlexQuery was launched as a composable data service layer that leverages popular open-source technologies like Apache Arrow and Iceberg. It empowers users to have more control and flexibility over their data queries through customizable queries, advanced analysis, and deep integration with BI tools. With FlexQuery, users can execute custom SQL queries from within the GoodData platform.

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MicroStrategy Releases New Customizable AI Bot Called Auto

The new Auto software is based on the MicroStrategy AI product suite unveiled last year and uses generative AI technology to lower the technical skills required by users to consume data using MicroStrategy data analytics offerings.

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Phocas Software Releases AI-Powered Cloud BI Platform for Logistics

Phocas AI uses a natural language processing model and can turbo charge all departments’ access to information leading to more informed decisions across the business. In recent years, Phocas has expanded beyond helping sales and inventory management into the office of finance with its Financial Statements and Budgets & Forecasts products that sit on a BI foundation.

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Power BI Report Builder Infused with Get Data Experience

You can transform the data and select the M-Query to be used for the paginated report. All you need is the latest version of Power BI Report Builder Install Power BI Report Builder from the Microsoft Download Center. You can share this report with others as well from the Power BI service.

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Propel Data Cloud Launched by Ex-Twilio Team

Propel has raised $5.5 million in total funding led by Matrix Partners, with participation from John Wolthuis (Co-founder at Twilio), Ott Kaukver (former CTO at Twilio and, Andrew Konwinski (Co-founder of Databricks and Perplexity AI), Evan Weaver (former CTO at FaunaDB), Manu Sharma (Co-founder & CEO at Labelbox), and Marc Boroditsky (former CRO at Twilio and Cloudflare).

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Qlik Integrates Solace PubSub+

As Qlik’s Cloud service has experienced a significant year-over-year growth, Qlik needed to optimize its event platform with a low latency solution. Qlik approached Solace and selected their PubSub+ Platform to meet its growing needs.

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SQream Partners with Qantm on Enterprise Data & AI

This partnership aims to empower large organizations to enhance the utilization of analytic systems, accelerating essential business insights and deploying AI models to address the most complex analytics and AI challenges. Moreover, SQream customers will gain valuable insights from Qantm AI’s expertise and advisory capacity in the field of AI.

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Starburst Appoints Steven Chung, Tobias Ternstrom, and Adam Ferrari to Key Roles

Prior to Starburst, Steven Chung served as President at Delphix, an enterprise data company. Tobias Ternstrom joins Starburst from Nutanix, where he served as Vice President of Platform Services. Adam Ferrari brings 20 years of engineering leadership where he most recently served as SVP of Engineering for Salsify.

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Expert Insights Section

Watch this space each week as our editors will share upcoming events, new thought leadership, and the best resources from Insight Jam, Solutions Review’s enterprise tech community for business software pros. The goal? To help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend through expert advice, best practices, predictions, and vendor-neutral software evaluation tools.

Mini Jam LIVE Next Week! Expert Panel to Discuss CDO Focus: How AI is Re-Shaping Cloud Data Management on April 4

With the Chief Data Officer role in mind, a panel of experts led by William McKnight from Solutions Review’s Insight Jam Community discusses the state of AI in cloud data management, challenges and opportunities, AI’s impact on cloud data management strategies, and future directions – where we ask our panelists to provide their best forward-thinking advice for organizations at each stage of the innovation cycle.

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Friday Jam Session @ Mini Jam LIVE: Expert Panel to Discuss Data Engineering in the AI Era: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly on April 5

Featuring an exclusive panel with Keebo CEO and Co-Founder Barzan Mozafari and Tredence Inc. Vice President of Data Engineering Arnab Sen, a one-two punch of Insight Jam Community experts Robert Eve and Philip Russom, Ph.D. discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of data engineering in the AI era with an eye on the Snowflake ecosystem both vendor leaders are a part of.

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Who Knew that Congress Were Data Modelers? New Episode of Information Risk with David Loshin Now Live

Navigating the intricacies of federal regulation can be difficult for small businesses, but even the largest of financial organizations can struggle with compliance. Don’t miss out on this compelling narrative that might just change the way you view the role of data in legislative compliance.

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When Grit is Not Enough: Premier Episode of the Insight Jam Podcast with Infragistics’ Dean Guida Live Soon

In our inaugural episode, Doug sits down with Infragistics CEO, Dean Guida, to talk about whether everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, leaving the comfort a steady job to start his own company, and the future of coding in an AI-driven world.

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Philip Russom, Ph.D. Offers His Take on The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2024

It was educational, fun, and social, plus I came away with many useful tips and actionable visions of where we’re going in our field of data and analytics (D&A). Please allow me to share what I learned, along with my general observations.

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Dr. Irina Steenbeek References Public Sector Data Strategies in Latest Guide

The idea to write this article was triggered by the remark of one of the participants of my strategy workshop last summer. He mentioned that it would be nice to include the consideration of real data strategies in the workshop. I thought it would be “the mission impossible.”

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Data Governance Equals People Governance, According to KIK Consulting President & Principal Robert S. Seiner

This article explores how data governance, in essence, equates to People Governance, with a spotlight on steward and leadership engagement under the guidance of Non-Invasive Data Governance (NIDG) best practices.

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