Google announces Kubernetes Operator for Apache Spark

The beta release of “Spark Operator” allows native execution of Spark applications on Kubernetes clusters — no Hadoop or Mesos required

Top 5 ways people are okay sharing data

Tom Merritt shares five ways companies can request data from their consumers–and actually get it.

Using business intelligence tools to prevent team burnout

Since no business wants to leave money on the table, it’s tempting to try to squeeze as much productivity as possible out of your workforce to execute every campaign, programme, and project available.

MariaDB unifies its platform

With its new release, MariaDB is bringing its separate analytic and transaction offerings into a single platform. It’s a good first move that could benefit in the future with more intelligent automation.

Podium Data becomes Qlik Data Catalyst

After last year’s acquisition of Podium Data by Qlik, the data catalog product has been re-branded and rid of its Hadoop technology dependencies.

Why Python is the real programming language of data science, not R

There is significantly less job demand for data engineers proficient in R than those proficient in Python, according to a Cloud Academy report.

SAP ups its information management game

SAP is announcing several enhancements to its Enterprise Information Management portfolio. Master data management (MDM) along with data quality, integration and preparation are in the spotlight. SAP Data Services, Data Hub and HANA figure prominently as well.

Industries must adopt ethics along with technology

A recent New York Times investigation into how smartphone-resident apps collect location data exposes why it’s important for the industry to admit that the ethics of individuals who code and commercialize technology is as important as the technology’s code itself.

Can’t find data scientists? Don’t worry about it

New study says five factors are democratizing data science, potentially easing the talent shortage.

Tableau Software Releases New Wave of Integrations

Tableau Software is releasing new product integrations with industry leading technology providers, from mapping to data cataloging, that extend Tableau’s powerful analytics capabilities to better fit customers’ needs.