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Analyse this: Microsoft promises OLAP-OLTP ‘Link’ with new CosmosDB features

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse Ignite  Microsoft has pushed out Azure Synapse Link for Cosmos DB to general availability in an effort to bring its transactional NoSQL database closer to the analytics workhorse data warehouse.…

Goldman Sachs returns to cryptocurrency trading – and boosts bitcoin to $49,000

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This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine translations can generate errors or inaccuracies; we will continue the work to improve these translations. You can find the original version here.U.S. bank Goldman Sachs announced Wednesday that it is reopening its cryptocurrency trading desk and will begin trading bitcoin futures and forwards starting next week.As advanced by Reuters, that desk will be part of the entity's Global Media division and will be encompassed within the digital assets sector, which includes other projects related to blockchain technology and central bank digital currencies.This is the second time Goldman Sachs creates a desk of this type: it tried in 2017, coinciding with the other big moment of interest in these assets.

Making Sense of the Global Learning Crisis: How Bad Could It Get?

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Of all possible paradigm shifts, watershed moments and disruptions that the COVID pandemic has ushered in, there is one that is starting to feel to me strikingly underexplored for its long-term consequences. I'm talking about the worldwide school closures and their impact on education. In this post, I'm trying to form a better understanding of the scale of the issue. Later on, I will be exploring what it may mean from the tech industry's perspective.

Airbyte raises $5.2M for its open-source data integration platform

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Airbyte, an open-source data integration platform, today announced that it has raised a $5.2 million seed funding round led by Accel. Other investors include YCombinator, 8VC, Segment co-founder Calvin French-Owen, former Cloudera GM Charles Zedlewski, LiveRamp and Safegraph CEO Auren Hoffman, Datavant CEO Travis May and Alain Rossmann, the president of Machinify. The company was co-founded by Michel Tricot, the former director of engineering and head of integrations at LiverRamp and RideOS, and John Lafleur, a serial entrepreneur who focuses on developer tools and B2B services.

Would you Looker that: Google bakes in BigQuery caching layer to boost BI interactivity

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'BigQuery is pretty fast anyway so you'd really need to value the extra speed' Google has introduced a caching layer in Big Query - its cloud data warehouse - designed to speed up responses to users as they explore and experiment with data.…

Yes, Advanced Business Analytics Can Cut Costs

With so many people generating so much data every day, you’d be remiss if you didn’t attempt to monetize it. But at the same time, it’s easy to see why many companies, especially small ones, would be reluctant to implement business analytics tools. There’s an upfront cost for integrating data analytics into a company, and it may not always seem worth it.

Daily Crunch: Facebook launches rap app

Facebook unveils another experimental app, Atlassian acquires a data visualization startup and Newsela becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2021. The big story: Facebook launches rap app The new BARS app was created by NPE Team (Facebook’s internal R&D group), allowing rappers to select from professionally created beats, and then create and share their own raps and videos.

Atlassian is acquiring Chartio to bring data visualization to the platform

The Atlassian platform is chock full of data about how a company operates and communicates. Atlassian launched a machine learning layer, which relies on data on the platform with the addition of Atlassian Smarts last fall. Today the company announced it was acquiring Chartio to add a new data analysis and visualization component to the Atlassian family of products. The companies did not share a purchase price.

Atlassian acquires Chartio, plans to add data visualization to Jira

For Chartio customers, the company has said it is going away March 1, 2022.

GameStop short-sellers have lost $1.9 billion in just 2 days amid the stock’s latest spike

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Short sellers lost $664 million on Wednesday as GameStop shares spiked 104% in the final 30 minutes of trading, S3 Partners said.The stock's 84% intraday gain on Thursday fueled another $1.19 billion in mark-to-market losses.Reddit traders revived the GameStop rally this week on new hopes the company can reinvent itself.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Nearly one month after GameStop's leap to record highs, Reddit traders are boosting the meme stock all over again.
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