Data pipelines were the headline from the third annual survey of Apache Kafka use. Behind anecdotal evidence of a growing user base, Kafka is still at the early adopter stage and skills remain hard to find.
Will blockchain and cryptocurrencies prove to be the next killer app for smartphones? Sirin Labs is seeking to kick-start mass adoption by addressing security and usability issues in its pioneering handset.
While Databricks' built its success on open source, until now, the primary path to its analytics platform has been through its own executable notebook. Will the new integration with RStudio start cracking the door open to other tools favored by data scientists?
How do you resolve the tension between the need to build and deploy accurate machine learning models fast, and the need to understand how those models work, what data they touch upon, and what are the implications? Immuta says data governance is the answer.
While it has become fashionable for operational databases to become multi-model, MongoDB has stuck to its knitting with the document model. But in the 4.0 release, it addresses some checkboxes on widely different sides of the database spectrum.