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Data Management News for the Week of March 28; Updates from Astronomer, Dremio, Microsoft & More

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

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant big data and data management 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 big data and data management news items.

Top Data Management News for the Week Ending March 28, 2024

Astronomer Streamlines Enterprise Data Orchestration with New Release

Airflow is increasingly becoming the standard for powering business operations and the data pipelines fueling MLOps and generative AI applications. Astro, Astronomer’s Airflow as a service platform, now enables data-first organizations to extend cost savings, seamlessly scale data operations, and simplify data workflow management.

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Bigeye Launches New Dependency-Driven Monitoring

With this launch, Bigeye becomes the first data observability platform to allow enterprise data teams to connect their analytics dashboards, map every dependency across modern and legacy data sources, and deploy targeted data observability to ensure they stay reliable by default.

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DataStax Collabs with Microsoft on GenAI & RAG Applications

Companies often have hundreds of existing applications that they want to bring into the AI world. This integration enables developers to more easily build RAG applications and vectorize data with Astra DB and Microsoft’s ecosystem of AI products and copilots using Semantic Kernel’s open source SDK for AI applications and agents.

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Datometry Supports Microsoft Fabric

With Datometry Hyper-Q, customers now have an effective path to adopting Microsoft Fabric at a fraction of the cost and time. The Datometry Hyper-Q platform makes existing applications work instantly with Fabric without changing SQL or application code. Datometry and Microsoft’s combined technology gives enterprises a powerful, cost-effective drop-in replacement for Oracle and Teradata systems.

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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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Dremio is Now Generally Available on Microsoft Azure

Dremio Cloud on Azure’s next-generation architecture puts security and infrastructure flexibility at the forefront. By providing end-to-end TLS encryption, it delivers higher levels of data security and ensures that critical data is protected.

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Cloudera Releases Study on Data Architecture and Strategy in the AI Era

The survey polled over 600 data leaders and senior IT decision-makers about the state of modern data architectures and how the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting data strategies. Most notably, the survey revealed that 90 percent of IT leaders believe that unifying the data lifecycle on a single platform is critical for analytics and AI.

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Foundational Raises $8 Million for Data Engineering AI Agents

They aim to bridge the quality gaps in data product development at scale and simplify the data development process, enabling developers to make necessary code changes without the fear of causing unplanned data incidents.

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InterSystems Expands IRIS Data Platform

By adding vector search to the InterSystems IRIS data platform, the company is making the data platform searchable through vector embeddings in order to enhance the functionality of the software for tasks related to natural language processing (NLP), text, and image analysis.

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Microsoft Announces Public Preview of Fabric Database Mirroring

Mirroring simplifies this process into clicks and seconds, not complex processes and hours, days, or weeks. You get a modern, fast, and safe way of accessing and ingesting data continuously and seamlessly from databases or data warehouses into Fabric’s OneLake, without the need for cumbersome pipelines – in near real-time.

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Microsoft Announces Reimagined Data Governance in Purview

This new software-as-a-service (SaaS) experience offers sophisticated yet simple business-friendly interaction, integration across data sources, AI-enabled business efficiency, and actions and insights to help you put the ‘practice’ into your data governance practice.

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MuleSoft for New Salesforce1 Mobile App Now Live

These solutions are built to provide out-of-the-box connectivity and solve specific use cases to address the explosion of SaaS and mobile integration requirements, including a set of pre-built solutions for the new Salesforce1 Mobile App.

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Neo4j Announces New Collaboration with Microsoft

Specifically, the collaboration will see Neo4j’s powerful graph capabilities natively integrated into Microsoft Fabric and Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to seamlessly combine structured and unstructured data, and enable customers to uncover hidden patterns and relationships within their data for better insights and decision-making, all as part of a comprehensive solution.

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Opendatasoft Integrates with Collibra

This expands data access by sharing data from Collibra on an organization’s data portal, providing self-service access for both data specialists and non-technical users, enabling them to easily discover and consume data through Opendatasoft’s intuitive interface, without requiring technical skills.

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Snowflake Unveils New Data Clean Rooms on AWS

The general availability follows Snowflake’s acquisition of data clean room technology provider Samooha, which was named one of the most innovative data science companies of 2024 by Fast Company. Samooha is now integrated into the Data Cloud and enhanced.

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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 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 AI and Data Engineering: 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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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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