Data Lake or Data Dump?

Companies vary in their approach to Data Management. Some enterprises collect only a few types of data, thus the traditional data warehouse technique works quite well. For others, expanding sources from which they retain data is forcing them to change their viewpoint, and they’ve moved over to collecting all of their data into the Data Lake. Now […]

Data Warehouse vs. Data Lake; What’s the Difference?

The data warehouse model has always been the foundation for organizations looking to uncover insights from their data. However, there’s a new technology on the block, and it’s making many organizations uncomfortable, forcing them to ask the question as to whether or not their Data Management techniques are outdated. That technology is the Data Lake, […]

8 Data Management Requirements for Data Lake

The Data Lake is increasingly becoming a mainstream technology, according to Gartner. Data Lakes are assisting organizations in expanding their data warehouse environments, giving them the ability to manage more dynamic data volumes. As you mull the pros and cons of deploying a Data Lake, it’s important to ensure that your Data Integration strategy also […]

Snowflake Snags $479M New Funding to Strengthen Cloud Data Platform

Snowflake announced today that it raised $479 million in new growth funding, bringing the company’s total earned to $1.4 billion since its founding in 2012. The round was led by new investors Dragoneer Investment Group and Salesforce Ventures and raises the cloud data platform provider’s valuation to $12.4 billion. The injection and partnership with Salesforce […]

Snowflake Beefs Up its Cloud Data Warehouse Query Performance

Snowflake Computing has announced the availability of new cloud data warehouse performance features to optimize query performance. When combined, automatic clustering and materialized views deliver increased speed for insight generation by all an organization’s Snowflake users. Snowflake has a unique data warehouse as a service offering, and its own SQL data architecture that claims to do […]

The Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse is Now Available on Microsoft Azure

Snowflake Computing recently announced the general availability of its cloud data warehouse on Microsoft Azure. The announcement was made at the 2018 Microsoft Ignite conference. According to Snowflake, customer demand was the driving force behind the new integration. You can learn more about Snowflake on Azure here and here. Snowflake will utilize the Azure infrastructure […]

Snowflake Unveils Enterprise Data Warehouse Sharing

Snowflake Computing has announced an interesting new technical capability to its cloud data warehouse, enabling direct sharing of live data between enterprises. Snowflake is calling the new innovation the “Data Sharehouse.” The technology allows an organization to share any part of its data warehouse in a governed and secure way with any other business in […]

Snowflake Unveils Self-Service Data Warehouse

Snowflake Computing today announced Snowflake On Demand, a a sign-up process for data users of all types to get insight from their data warehouses. This allows data users to access Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse. Stakeholders can then store and analyze their data without relying on IT to get up and running. Snowflake does this by […]

DBTA 100 2020: 10 Database Management Vendors We’re Tracking

Our coverage of the DBTA 100 2020 features 15 database management vendors our editors are tracking. For a larger list, see our Data Management Solutions Directory. Database Trends and Applications recently released its DBTA 100 2020, an annual listing of data, information management, big data, and data science companies that are preparing for the future. […]

Top 7 Big Data and Analytics Funding Rounds of 2020 (So Far)

Big data and analytics funding rounds are increasingly common in what has become a very competitive vendor landscape. Our editors compiled this list of the top big data and analytics funding rounds so far in 2020. Big data is big business, and the marketplace for data and analytics software is gushing with innovative options to […]