DataOps.Live: The Data Product Assembly Line for Snowflake

When it comes to building great data products, all the key ingredients are available in the cloud–big data, massive compute, and sophisticated analytics and AI tools. What’s missing is an easy way to turn all those ingredients into finished products. That’s an area that a startup called DataOps.live hopes to fill in the Snowflake environment….

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How Open Will Snowflake Go at Data Cloud Summit?

Snowflake is holding its Data Cloud Summit 24 conference next week, and the company is expected to make a slew of announcements, which you will be able to find on these Datanami pages. But among the most closely watched questions is how far Snowflake will go in embracing the Apache Iceberg table format and opening…

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EDB Puts Postgres in the Middle of Analytics Workflow with New Lakehouse Stack

EnterpriseDB next month is expected to formally launch a new lakehouse that puts Postgres at the center of analytics workflows, with an eye toward future AI workflows. Currently codenamed Project Beacon, EDB’s new data lakehouse stack will utilize object storage, an open table format, and query accelerators to enable customers to query data through their…

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Unlocking the Power of Social Media Data to Connect with E-Commerce Customers

When “The Social Dilemma” documentary came out in 2020, consumers called for a mass exodus from social media and the end of user data capture. While opening the public’s eyes to the inner workings of social media was important, it failed to show the benefits of online personalization that wouldn’t be possible without data collection….

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DuckDB Walks to the Beat of Its Own Analytics Drum

One of the most popular new databases at the moment is DuckDB. With millions of downloads per month and two startups created around it, the open source column store has achieved feathery heights usually reserved for bigger, older projects. But what’s surprising is how it got there. In many ways, DuckDB represents the antithesis of…

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What Will 2024 Bring to Advance Analytics?

As the amount of data continues to grow, so does the potential for advanced analytics to make sense of it all. In 2024, tremendous progress will be made in analytics, according to our merry band of prognosticators. It’s hard to avoid the siren call of generative AI. But as the calendar flips over in two…

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AWS Teases 65 Exaflop ‘Ultra-Cluster’ with Nvidia, Launches New Chips

AWS yesterday unveiled new EC2 instances geared toward tackling some of the fastest growing workloads, including AI training and big data analytics. During his re:Invent keynote, CEO Adam Selipsky also welcomed Nvidia founder Jensen Huang onto the stage to discuss the latest in GPU computing, including the forthcoming 65 exaflop “ultra-cluster.” Selipsky unveiled Graviton4, the…

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It’s a Snowday! Here’s the New Stuff Snowflake Is Giving Customers

Snowflake made a slew of announcements today during its “Snowday 2023” launch event, including a new generative AI offering dubbed Cortex, updates to its Snowpark environment for traditional machine learning, support for Iceberg Tables, updates to its Horizon data governance tool, and a new Snowflake Notebook. The company describes Snowflake Cortex as a fully managed…

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