There is no single platform for moving, transforming, cataloging, and governing data -- but there are best-of-breed tools or data management platforms.
I spend a great deal of time reading books. Many of them cover topics that are relevant to my work in data sensemaking and data visualization, and most of them are quite good, but only a few are extraordinary. The new book, How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction, by Stefan van der Stigchel, definitely qualifies as extraordinary.
Google today announced that it has partnered with a number of top open-source data management and analytics companies to integrate their products into its Google Cloud Platform and offer them as managed services operated by its partners. The partners here are Confluent, DataStax, Elastic, InfluxData, MongoDB, Neo4j and Redis Labs.
The idea here, Google says, is to provide users with a seamless user experience and the ability to easily leverage these open-source technologies in Google’s cloud.
Google’s Cloud Services Platform for managing hybrid clouds that span on-premise data centers and the Google cloud, is coming out of beta today. The company is also changing the product’s name to Anthos, a name that either refers to a lost Greek tragedy, the name of an obscure god in the Marvel universe, or rosemary. That by itself would be interesting but minor news.
Cashfree, an India-based startup that specializes in making corporate banking services more accessible and easier to use, has closed a $5.5 million Series A round.
The deal is led by Smilegate Investment — the fund affiliated with Korean games firm Smilegate — with participation from Y Combinator, the U.S. accelerator program that Cashfree graduated from in 2017. The startup previously raised an undisclosed seed round from investors that include former UK Finance Minister George Osborne, and Vellayan Subbiah, who was previously managing director of Cholamandalam Investment, both of whom joined this new round.
LDWs can aid AI and ML initiatives by providing agile, governed access to data no matter where it is located or how it is formatted.
AI conversational interfaces, predictive analytics, nudge tech and digital credentialing technologies are among the new software tools that will be making a big splash on campus in 2019.
Klaviyo, a Boston-based email marketing firm founded in 2012, went about building its email marketing business the old fashioned way. First it built a profitable company, then it went looking for funding to accelerate the growth. Today, it announced a massive $150 million Series B with the entire sum coming from Summit Partners.
The company had raised just $8.5 million before today’s announcement.
New cloud infrastructure and connected data are changing how collaboration and data management are handled.
Lotame is unveiling what it says is a new approach to the data management business, with what it calls an “unstacked” strategy.
Adam Solomon, a former Time Inc. and Viacom executive who recently joined Lotame as chief marketing officer, said this new strategy is illustrated by the launch of Data Stream, which allows publishers and marketers to combine their first party data with Lotame’s device graph connecting consumer data across devices.