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Presto Starbursts to the Enterprise

So it looks like Teradata is spinning out their work on Presto as an open source project into a new company, Starburst. I think this is for the best, as far as Presto adoption and growth goes — while Presto surely received a lot of investment at Teradata, that did it a lot of good, surely it couldn’t pursue its…

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Apache Arrow: MapD adopts portable, standard in-memory analytics data format from Dremio

Some time back I had the pleasure of meeting some of the good folks at MapD. Among the topics we wound up talking about was Apache Arrow, an emerging in-memory columnar data representation with multiple language bindings which, to make a long story short, can let different analytics solutions pass data from one to another by reference, rather than by…

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Cisco Data Virtualization –> Tibco Data Virtualization

So this happened. Should be a more natural home for the products than Cisco. https://www.tibco.com/press-releases/2017/tibco-acquires-data-virtualization-business-cisco TIBCO Acquires Data Virtualization Business from Cisco Analytics Users to Benefit from Improved Data Agility, Enhanced Scalability, and Better Business Insights Palo Alto, Calif. , 05 October, 2017 – TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced it has…

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The Morning Paper: Keeping up with Computer Science Research

So The Morning Paper gets my vote for cool resource of the month… dives into a computer science research paper each day– usually something new, sometimes looking backwards for background on one of their other papers. Always good to skim, sometimes to dive in if the subject is one you are engaged with. For example, right now here’s articles that are…

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Data is The New Racket

So… after months of staring at various blank pages, thinking about some magnum opus on data management and data virtualization, I get tired of stalling, and begin. Specifically, I’ll begin with a definition, lifted from OxfordDictionaries.com: racket2 ,,,2 (informal) An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money. let’s not dwell too much on this one 😉    2.1 A person’s line of…

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