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Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of September 8; Updates from Databricks, Power BI, Sigma Computing & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of September 8, 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 September 8, 2023

Anaconda Launches New Generative AI Assistant

Powered by the same large language model behind ChatGPT, the Assistant provides an intuitive chat interface to help you generate, explain, or debug code, learn new topics, and more. Anaconda Assistant is now available to all users of Anaconda cloud notebooks.

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CLARA Analytics Nabs $24 Million Series C Funding for AI & NLP

This funding round highlights the growing recognition of the value that AI can bring to claims management in the insurance industry, according to the press release. With this latest funding, the company aims to enhance its platform’s AI capabilities, including generative AI, predictive modeling and natural language processing (NLP).

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Databricks Announces New Governance Features in Unity Catalog Data

With that, Databricks is the only platform in the industry offering fine-grained access control on shared compute for Scala, Python and SQL Spark workloads. When creating a cluster to work with data governed by Unity Catalog, you can choose between two access modes.

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Dataiku Names Krish Venkataraman as President

Venkataraman joins the company with a strong and diverse track record of leadership roles, including President, CFO, COO, and public Board member positions, with deep cross-functional expertise spanning data, security, exchanges, and financial services.

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Microsoft Adds Number of New Features to Power BI

Viewing Power BI reports in OneDrive and SharePoint will be turning on by default in October, 2023. Action must be taken by September 29th if you do not want this feature on by default in your tenant. Direct Lake datasets now support calculation groups, and more.

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Starburst Releases New Python DataFrame Support for Complex Data

PyStarburst provides a familiar syntax to PySpark and Snowpark for writing and running production-grade ETL pipelines and data transformations, making it easy to not only build new pipelines with PyStarburst but also to migrate existing PySpark and Snowpark pipelines to Starburst without rewriting code.

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Expert Insights Section

Expert Insights Badge SmallWatch this space each week as Solutions Review editors will use it to share new Expert Insights Series articles, Contributed Shorts videos, Expert Roundtable and event replays, and other curated content to help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend. All to meet the demand for what its editors do best: bring industry experts together to publish the web’s leading insights for enterprise technology practitioners.

What to Expect at Denodo DataFest 2023 on September 12-14

This event offers opportunities to learn about best practices and tips for leveraging the Denodo Platform’s logical approach for cloud modernization, self-service analytics, data science and machine learning (ML), data fabric, data mesh, and more.

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Solutions Review Set to Host BARC, Sigma Computing, Monte Carlo & Databricks for AI Expert Roundtable on September 14

With the next Expert Roundtable event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with BARC Research, Sigma Computing, Monte Carlo, and Databricks to showcase real-world examples of success and help you understand new strategies for augmenting your existing data and analytic investments to innovate, better leverage AI and realize greater ROI.

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