Microsoft’s Azure Synapse Analytics bridges the gap between data lakes and warehouses
Microsoft’s Azure Synapse Analytics bridges the gap between data lakes and warehouses

- 3 weeks agoAt its annual Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft today announced a major new Azure service for enterprises: Azure Synapse Analytics, which Microsoft describes it as “the next evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.” Like SQL Data Warehouse, it ai…...

Punchh lands $40M to give physical retailers Amazon-style analytics
Punchh lands $40M to give physical retailers Amazon-style analytics

- 2 weeks agoE-commerce accounts for around 11% of all retail sales in the US, but it’s growing much faster than brick-and-mortar sales, going up 14.8% this year versus a mere 1.9% for physical retail, according to eMarketer. So to better compete today and in the future, …...

The Senate’s secret algorithms bill doesn’t actually fight secret algorithms
The Senate’s secret algorithms bill doesn’t actually fight secret algorithms

- 3 weeks agoSens. Thune, Warner, Blackburn, and Moran announced the Filter Bubble Transparency Act to let users “opt out” of personalization on platforms like Google and Facebook, but its scope is vastly overstated....

The man behind Bezos’ next lunar guidance system talks future tech
The man behind Bezos’ next lunar guidance system talks future tech

- 1 week agoDraper, the MIT spin-off engineering lab, is famed for developing the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (not Draper Esprit, I hasten to add). Ken Gabriel, President and CEO, also recently made a major announcement. Blue Origin has now partnered with Lockheed Martin…...

Best Data Visualization Tools for 2020 Reviewed
Best Data Visualization Tools for 2020 Reviewed

- 5 days agoBig data is often a buzzword. In recent years the big data word has preoccupied business owners and made department managers drool. One crucial prerequisite to big data is to utilize professional data visualization tools. These tools provide a better way to a…...

Intelligent search platform Coveo raises $227 million at a valuation of over $1 billion
Intelligent search platform Coveo raises $227 million at a valuation of over $1 billion

- 3 weeks agoCoveo, a platform that meshes search, analytics, and machine learning to unlock insights contained within big data for businesses, has raised $227 million....

Vivun snags $3M seed round to bring order to pre-sales
Vivun snags $3M seed round to bring order to pre-sales

- 1 hour agoVivun, a startup that wants to help companies keep better track of pre-sales data announced a $3 million seed round today led by Unusual Ventures, the venture firm run by Harness CEO Jyoti Bansal. Vivun founder and CEO Matt Darrow says that pre-sales team wor…...

The future of cybersecurity VC investing with Lightspeed’s Arif Janmohamed
The future of cybersecurity VC investing with Lightspeed’s Arif Janmohamed

- 4 weeks agoThere are two types of enterprise startups: those that create value and those that protect value. Cybersecurity is most definitely part of the latter group, and as a vertical, it has sprawled the past few years as the scale of attacks on companies, organizati…...

Big Data and Solar Energy Are a Match Made in Heaven
Big Data and Solar Energy Are a Match Made in Heaven

- 4 days agoNew forecasting technology may be the missing puzzle piece in solar's widespread adoption....

Datameer raises $40 million for data set prep and analysis tools
Datameer raises $40 million for data set prep and analysis tools

- 4 weeks agoDatameer, a company developing an end-to-end platform for data prep and analytics lifecycle management, today revealed a $40 million funding round....

Taiwan’s Appier raises $80M for AI-based marketing technology
Taiwan’s Appier raises $80M for AI-based marketing technology

- 14 hours agoArtificial intelligence continues to be the theme of the moment in enterprise software, and today a company out of Asia that has built a suite of AI-powered marketing and ad tools is announcing a round of funding. Appier, a Taipei-based startup that provides …...

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a plan to save US healthcare and it involves a whole lot of data
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a plan to save US healthcare and it involves a whole lot of data

- 3 weeks agoEric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, outlined his vision for the future of healthcare recently on the podcast " Theory and Practice " which focuses on the intersection of biology and computer science. Schmidt believes accessing larger amounts of data will …...

SoftBank portfolio company Reonomy raises $60 million in its quest to beat CoStar and become the real estate industry’s main source for analytics
SoftBank portfolio company Reonomy raises $60 million in its quest to beat CoStar and become the real estate industry’s main source for analytics

- 3 weeks agoReonomy, a real estate data and analytics provider, said on Thursday that it has closed a $60 million Series D funding. The round was led by SaaS-specialists Georgian Partners, with participation from Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Citi Ventures and existing …...

Whoop raises $55 million to improve athletic performance with wearables and analytics
Whoop raises $55 million to improve athletic performance with wearables and analytics

- 2 weeks agoWhoop, which offers wearables with number-crunching analytics to help athletes optimize their performance, has raised $55 million....

Under Armour short-sellers made $130 million in a single day on the company's new accounting probe — and it erased their losses for the year (UAA)
Under Armour short-sellers made $130 million in a single day on the company's new accounting probe — and it erased their losses for the year (UAA)

- 3 weeks agoTraders betting against Under Armour Class A shares wiped out their losses for the year on Monday after the company's stock plunged following the announcement of a two-year accounting probe. According to data from financial analytics provider S3 Partners, Und…...

The 20 most talked-about shows on Netflix in 2019, so far
The 20 most talked-about shows on Netflix in 2019, so far

- 17 hours ago2019 was filled with buzzed-about shows, including a number of Netflix originals. Series like " Stranger Things " and " Orange Is the New Black " were big hits with audiences, as were lower-profile shows like " You " and " Dark." And originals like " Mindhunt…...

Influencer management tool Trufan just acquired social analytics startup SocialRank for an undisclosed amount as social media companies face uncertainty and consolidation
Influencer management tool Trufan just acquired social analytics startup SocialRank for an undisclosed amount as social media companies face uncertainty and consolidation

- 7 days agoOn Tuesday, influencer management startup Trufan announced it had acquired SocialRank, a social media data analytics tool, for an undisclosed amount. New York-based SocialRank had raised $2 million in venture funding since 2012 and was most recently valued at…...

Evolve Energy uses machine learning and analytics to save renewable energy customers money
Evolve Energy uses machine learning and analytics to save renewable energy customers money

- 3 weeks agoRenewable energy sources create price fluctuations in wholesale energy markets. Evolve Energy is built to take advantage and save customers money....

The man who helped create Google's life sciences venture is launching a biotech hub to help solve healthcare's biggest problem
The man who helped create Google's life sciences venture is launching a biotech hub to help solve healthcare's biggest problem

- 4 weeks agoVikram Bajaj, a VC and the cofounder of Google Life Sciences, now called Verily, is launching an incubator for healthcare and life science startups called Foresite Labs. Cofounding the new venture is Jim Tananbaum, the CEO of Foresite Capital, the Silicon Val…...

AI is data Pac-Man. Winning requires a flashy new storage strategy.
AI is data Pac-Man. Winning requires a flashy new storage strategy.

- 4 days agoThe demands of AI are reshaping storage technology, architectures and strategies. Key are solid state disk (SSD), flash drives and caching software, NVMe, DAOS, storage-class memory (SCM), and hybrids such as Intel Optane....

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