data management

Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming, and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce's AI researc

Climate change economics may trump politics

Last week hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest what they saw as the evisceration of environmental legislation and a rollback of US efforts to stem the tide of climate chan

Data management startup Rubrik confirms $180M round at a $1.3B valuation

Rubrik, a startup that provides data backup and recovery services for enterprises across both cloud and on-premises environments, has closed a $180 million round of funding that values the company at

Backup service Rubrik now works natively in AWS and Azure

Rubrik, the startup that provides data management services like backup and recovery to large enterprises, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on a valuation of $1 billi

Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation

Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on

Pitching tech that makes the data warehouse obsolete, Incorta raises $10 million

Big data. Everyone has it. And no one has a way to organize, store, and access it in the most cost-effective manner. Well, GV (the former Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million round into Incorta,

Collibra nabs $50M led by ICONIQ to fix companies’ data governance

Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply wit

Amazon will truck your massive piles of data to the cloud with an 18-wheeler

Meet AWS Snowmobile, a tractor-trailer for when your big data is just too damn big. The truck houses a container that can store up to 100 petabytes of data. Real-life data hoarders can contract Amaz

Facebook speeds up its data center network with the launch of its Backpack switch platform

Facebook is on a mission to make the fiber optic networking inside of its data centers go from 40G to 100G. Its Wedge 100 top-of-rack network switch (basically, the device that connects all the serve

Mobile marketing and data startup mParticle raises $17.5M

mParticle announced today that it has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding. The New York City startup helps marketers collect user data through a variety of services and then funnel that data to o

A look inside Facebook’s data center

Facebook invited a small group of reporters to its Prineville, OR data center this week. Most companies don’t even give their own employees access to their data centers (outside of the relati

Digital toxic waste (or why metadata shouldn’t live forever)

Despite increasing privacy concerns the tech industry continues to collect and store massive amounts of metadata associated with every digital transaction. These extensive historical accounts of perso

Data breadlines and data brawls

When I think about the behavior of many business people today, I imagine a breadline. These employees are the data-poor, waiting around at the end of the day on the data breadline. The overtaxed data

Investors serve up $50 million for ThoughtSpot’s search engine for enterprise data

ThoughtSpot, which you should think of as a Google for data analysis within a business, has raised $50 million in Series C round of funding, because its technology is pretty damn cool -- at least, if

Basho open-sources its Riak TS database for the Internet Of Things

It seems as though every device manufacturer in the world wants to connect its products to the internet, from mattresses and washing machines to toasters and juicers. There’s so much data out there

Microsoft now lets developers embed Power BI visualizations into their own apps

Power BI is Microsoft's tool for analyzing data and building interactive data-based dashboards and reports. At its Build developer conference in San Francisco, the company today announced the preview

LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric tool the company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the lineag

Getting predictive about politics (and everything else)

Nearly seven decades after the Chicago Tribune's infamous presidential race headline, we’re still seeing incorrect predictions in political races. Take the 2016 Iowa caucus for example, where Ted Cr

Admitting That Everybody’s Hacked, VCs Focus On Keeping Data Safe With enSilo Investment

Everybody’s hacked. That’s the sad, sordid truth of today’s computing world. Over the past few years, after pouring billions into trying to ensure that bad actors can’t get int

European Antitrust Chief Eyeing Tech Giants’ Hold On Data

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