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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It’s Back to the Database Future for Exasol CEO Tewes

When Joerg Tewes last worked in the database business, the world was just becoming aware of the possibilities of non-relational data models. Fast forward 20 years, and NoSQL databases are commonplace across all industries, and the biggest transition facing the industry is the move to the cloud. As the recently named CEO of German analytics…

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In Search of Data Model Repeatability

Everybody wants to be data-driven–that much is clear. But that desire doesn’t necessarily translate into real business results, especially in competitive industries like ecommerce. Data quality has long been a burr in the side of would-be data champions. The need to cleanse and normalize dirty and inconsistent data often consumes the lion’s share of the…

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Meet Fangjin Yang, a 2023 Datanami Person to Watch

A new category of analytics database has emerged that can handle massive data inflows and deliver subsecond latency on a large number of simultaneous queries. One of those real-time databases is Apache Druid, which was co-developed by former Metamarkets engineer Fangjin Yang, who is one of our People to Watch for 2023. Datanami recently caught…

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