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Interview: Adam Weinstein, Co-founder & CEO of Cursor

I recently caught up with Adam Weinstein, Co-founder & CEO of Cursor to discuss how his company’s technology solution enables a single conversation by serving both business users and data practitioners on the same platform. By working together, teams are able to extract more value from their data. Cursor is a data search and analytics hub used by teams at Apple, Slack, Atlassian, and more.

MapR Announces Clarity Program for Cloudera and Hortonworks Customers with New Platform Update and Free Data Assessment Service

MapR® Technologies, Inc., provider of the data platform for AI and Analytics, announced the Clarity Program, a new product release and a free assessment service that provides a comprehensive understanding of a customer’s current data environment and the best practices to achieve a clear path to support AI, cloud, containers and IoT deployments.

Interview: Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker

I recently caught up with Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker to discuss his company’s latest major product release – Looker 6, a unified and extensible data platform that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business.

Databricks and RStudio Introduce New Version of MLflow with R Integration

Databricks, a leader in unified analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, and RStudio, today announced a new release of MLflow, an open source multi-cloud framework for the machine learning lifecycle, now with R integration. RStudio has partnered with Databricks to develop an R API for MLflow v0.7.0.

Interview: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera

I recently caught up with Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera, to discuss how to build in-demand skills in data science such as machine learning, statistics, and data management across your organization to drive competitive advantage. Coursera for Business provides companies with the world’s best learning experience and best content to transform their talent.

Cloudera + Hortonworks: A Marriage from the Edge to AI

Did you hear the clap of thunder in the big data ecosystem today? If so, it was only just Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. jointly announcing that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will create the world’s leading next generation data platform provider.

Interview: Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer at TIBCO

I caught up with Thomas Been, CMO of TIBCO, at the recent TIBCO NOW 2018 conference in Las Vegas on September 4-6. Please read my Field Report for a detailed review of the event. We chatted about a whole gamut of topics including the company’s top level message and theme of the show, “Innovation at the Edge: Aligning Innovation Strategy with Business Strategy.”

Field Report: TIBCO NOW 2018

I was pleased to be on hand for the 2018 edition of the TIBCO NOW “Innovation at the Edge” conference in Las Vegas on September 4-6. This was my 1st time covering the show for insideBIGDATA, and I was eager to get the pulse of the event because you can tell a lot about the state of a company by attending their global user conference. I wasn’t disappointed!

Hadoop-as-a-Service: The Need Of The Hour For Superior Business Solutions

In this contributed article, content writer Swamini Kulkarni discusses how the launch of new platforms based on HaaS solutions demonstrate that Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a promising solution for building and managing the big data cluster, which will compel organizations to consider Hadoop as a potential solution for big data challenges.

Interview: Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO of Drishti

I recently caught up with Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO of Drishti to discuss how factory use of AI technology is gaining a lot of traction, and how his company uses the commercial application of action recognition and AI innovations to automatically digitize human actions inside the factory.