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The Next Snowflake? Two Highfliers Raise $452M in Red-Hot Cloud Database Market

June 24, 2021
Almost half a billion dollars in new funding is going to two database vendors — Neo4j and Firebolt —as investors look for the next Snowflake in the red-hot, $50 billion database market.  And Couchbase, which already has received $251 million in venture funding, announced plans on June 21 to file an initial public offering. Couchbase
Pinecone CEO Edo Liberty talks vector database capabilities

Pinecone Tackles Threat Detection, ‘Extreme Classification’ with New Vector Database

June 17, 2021
Pinecone Systems is demonstrating how vector databases in the cloud offer a fast and scalable way to develop critical business capabilities, powered by machine learning, such as IT threat detection and the complex classifications and recommendations of big data.  Pinecone has released templates to help developers and technical teams build and deploy applications that address
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Snowflake and the Data Cloud Phenomenon | Foley on Data

June 17, 2021
With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who's also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech
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Data Clouds: Tech’s Next Big Innovation or Just Another Buzzword?

June 10, 2021
The technology industry increasingly is using a new term – data clouds – to describe the fast-emerging world of big-data management and analytics in the cloud.  However, in a market already crowded with database platforms, data warehouses, data lakes, and other technologies, just how new and different are data clouds?  References to data clouds are
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Pinecone Systems CEO Edo Liberty | The Cloud Database Report Podcast

June 7, 2021
In this premiere episode of the Cloud Database Report Podcast, Pinecone Systems founder and CEO Edo Liberty discusses his company’s newly launched vector database. Vector databases are purpose built for machine learning applications. Use cases include recommendations, personalization, image search, and deduplication of records. Pinecone Systems’ technology is available in beta as “similarity search as
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Snowflake Hits Another Milestone: 1 Billion Queries in 24 Hours

June 3, 2021
When Snowflake announced its Q1 FY2022 earnings, one metric stood out as a harbinger of where the cloud database market is heading: Snowflake processed one billion queries in a single day, CEO Frank Slootman revealed during the Q1 review.  Why does that matter? A query is a request to access data from a database. It
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Oracle Unleashes HeatWave on MySQL, Thumps Amazon Redshift & Aurora

May 27, 2021
As businesses surge into the data-powered digital economy, Oracle has enhanced its MySQL cloud database service with a souped-up in-memory query accelerator called HeatWave that gives the Oracle bundle huge price and performance advantages over Amazon’s Redshift and Aurora databases.  For MySQL business users, that means a whole new ballgame for running analytics against transactional
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Databases in Outer Space | Foley on Data

May 18, 2021
With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who's also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech
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Cloud Vendors Confront ‘Highest Risk’ Projects: Database Migration

April 16, 2021
As more businesses move their on-premises databases to the cloud, many face a challenge that may take months or even years to work through. How do they move terabytes, petabytes, and even exabytes of data to the cloud? The issue is one that database administrators and IT pros have long grappled with, but it’s gaining
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Database Migration: One Year or One Click? | Foley on Data

April 15, 2021
With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who's also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech