Where there’s data, there are databases; and where there are databases, there is Standard Query Language (SQL). In a nutshell, SQL is a standardized method used for collecting specific data out of a massive database. Did we lose you yet?
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To say that the world runs on data is a *huge* understatement. Google is essentially one of the world’s largest data aggregation platforms, while Amazon is collecting reams of consumer behavioral data — all of which is going into things like retargeting ads that throw internet users’ personal info back at them (sometimes in highly creepy fashion, BTW).
While there’s no disputing the seemingly crushing, all-encompassing nature of Big Data, there’s also a huge flip side. Big Data analytics adoption skyrocketed in 2018 alone, and it’s no surprise that hosting platforms like Amazon Web Services and Big Data analytics technologies like Tensorflow are more popular than ever. Enterprises both big and small are hopping onto the Big Data train, which means data analysts are becoming more indispensable than ever. Read more…
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Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon, the company today announced that it has successfully moved its on-premises big data platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. This new platform, which the […]
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Enterprises now amass huge amounts of data, both from their own tools and applications, as well as from the SaaS applications they use. For a long time, that data was basically exhaust. Maybe it was stored for a while to fulfill some legal requirements, but then it was discarded. Now, data is what drives machine […]
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I remember watching MIT professor Andrew McAfee years ago telling stories about the importance of data over gut feeling, whether it was predicting successful wines or making sound business decisions. We have been hearing about big data and data-driven decision making for so long, you would think it has become hardened into our largest organizations […]
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Databricks, the company behind the Apache Spark big data analytics engine, today announced that it has raised a $250 million Series E round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Coatue Management, Microsoft and NEA, also participated in this round, which brings the company’s total funding to $498.5 million. Microsoft’s involvement here is probably a bit of a […]
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Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen. Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as a purposeful effort to create […]
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Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms. Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s […]
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Only three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and the enduring importance of good data management.
You’re on your own when it comes to the first two (sorry), but as far as the latter goes, you’ll find it easy to systematize and manipulate databases when you learn MySQL through the affordable Complete MySQL Bootcamp.
Based on the computer language SQL — that’s pronounced “see-cue-ell” and stands for Structured Query Language — MySQL is the world’s most popular relational database management system. It’s ultra-efficient and really useful in the realms of e-commerce, app development, and sales, qualities that have made it a go-to tool for heavy-hitters like Apple, Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook, and Twitter. Read more…
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Klaus Michael Vogelberg Contributor Share on Twitter Klaus Michael Vogelberg is the chief technology officer of Sage, a UK-based accounting software firm. A recent New York Times investigation into how smartphone-resident apps collect location data exposes why it’s important for industry to admit that the ethics of individuals who code and commercialize technology is as important […]
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Dataiku wants to turn buzzwords into an actual service. The company has been focused on data tools for many years, before everybody started talking about big data, data science and machine learning. And the company just raised $101 million in a round led by Iconiq Capital with Alven Capital, Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital and FirstMark […]
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Fivetran, a startup that builds automated data pipelines between data repositories and cloud data warehouses and analytics tools, announced a $15 million Series A investment led by Matrix Partners. Fivetran helps move data from source repositories like Salesforce and NetSuite to data warehouses like Snowflake or analytics tools like Looker. Company CEO and co-founder George […]
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