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Cloud Computing Leaders Announce New Cloud Analytics Academy

The world’s leading cloud computing companies have joined forces to launch the Cloud Analytics Academy, a training and certification program for data professionals who want to advance their skills for the technology and business demands of today’s data analytics. The academy is the collective effort of data executives at Snowflake Computing, Amazon Web Services, Looker, Talend and WhereScape.

AtScale Accelerates Big Data Analytics Deployments in the Cloud

AtScale announced the availability of a universal semantic platform for business intelligence (BI) with Microsoft Azure HDInsight. With this offering, in one click, enterprises gain faster time to insight by deploying Big Data Analytics on Azure in minutes, and benefit from an enhanced ROI by running production-ready workloads on the productive and intelligent Azure cloud platform.

NVIDIA Launches AI Cloud Container Registry to Accelerate Deep Learning; Volta GPUs Debut on AWS

NVIDIA announced immediate availability of the NVIDIA® GPU Cloud (NGC) container registry for AI developers worldwide. In just a few steps, NGC helps developers get started with deep learning development through no-cost access to a comprehensive, easy-to-use, fully optimized deep learning software stack.

Oracle Supercharges Its Cloud Offerings with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

Oracle announced that it’s bringing the power of our latest Tesla GPU accelerators to its public cloud. The move underscores growing demand for public-cloud access to our GPU computing platform from an increasingly wide set of enterprise users. Oracle’s massive customer base means that a broad range of businesses across many industries will have access to accelerated computing to harness the power of AI, accelerated analytics and high performance computing.

Infoworks Launches End-to-End Automated Big Data Warehousing Platform in the Cloud

Infoworks.io Inc., a leader in automated Big Data warehousing, announced the availability of the Infoworks Cloud Big Data Warehouse, an automated end-to-end data warehousing platform in the cloud that empowers enterprises to rapidly build and deploy big data use-cases in days instead of months.

Paxata Simplifies Information Management for Business Consumers on Microsoft Azure

Paxata, a pioneer and leader in empowering all business consumers to intelligently transform raw data into ready information instantaneously, announced the general availability of a self-service information platform for Microsoft Azure.

Instaclustr Launches Managed Open Source-as-a-Service Platform

Instaclustr, offering scalable open source technologies delivered as completely managed solutions, announced the launch of its Open Source-as-a-Service platform. This comprehensive platform offers customers across industries – and from startups to the enterprise – fully hosted and securely managed Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Lucene, and Zeppelin

Snowflake Introduces the Cloud Data Warehouse Built for Financial Services

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, announced Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS) – the ideal solution for industries such as financial services that demand the highest level of security. VPS is the most advanced edition of Snowflake. It delivers the most secure solution so financial services enterprises can easily and efficiently derive all the insight from all their data.

AWS Cost Control Recommendations and How They Work

In this contributed article, Jay Chapel, CEO of ParkMyCloud provides 6 instrumental AWS cost control recommendations and how they work. These will be of interest to large and small enterprises that want to reduce their bills, just like with any utility you might run at home. We’ll see how cloud management and cloud optimization tools are quite important for all of these organizations looking for cost control.

Just Give Me My Data, Dammit!

In this special guest feature, Lloyd Tabb, Looker Chairman, Founder and CTO, discusses a number of trends playing out in the data space, from SaaS, to the data “share” house, to latency, to data weight. It’s a fun ride brought to you by an industry veteran.