data management

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

Why Decision Science Matters

Nearly everyone is familiar with the DirecTV commercials in which actor Rob Lowe and NFL quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tony Romo appear as unflattering alter-egos of themselves -- “peaked in high sch

Placemeter’s New Sensor Helps Business Owners Measure Traffic In Front Of Their Stores

Placemeter, the “urban intelligence platform” that launched earlier this year, wants to help businesses measure how many people walk past — and into — their stores. The company

Microsoft Seeks To Dispel Cloud Mistrust In Europe With German Trustee Model

Microsoft has moved to dispel European mistrust of U.S.-operated cloud services by announcing a plan to offer cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, from data centers in

The Future Of Enterprise Storage Is Probably Not Storage

Traditional enterprise storage is dying a slow death. The bulky old-school storage boxes that once filled the data centers of large businesses symbolize a past era. The modern data center is undergoin

Datos IO Raises $12.5M Series A Round For Its Big Data Recovery Platform

When you have a lot of data in your data warehouse, NoSQL database or cloud-native data store, recovering all of that data after it has become corrupted or inaccurate is difficult. Datos IO, which wa

Data Virtualization Company Delphix Lands $75M

Delphix, a “data-as-as-service” startup, has received $75 million in new funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company. Other participants in the round include Credit Suisse NEXT Investo

Komprise Raises $6M To Help Companies Rein In Sprawling Data

Storing loads of data is costly, especially if companies can’t figure out the most best ways to manage all that information. Komprise wants to make big data less overwhelming so its clients don’t