Snowflake Cortex: LLMs in the hands of all users
Snowflake is set to offer customers a managed service that securely unleashes AI models on enterprise data. With Cortex, Snowflake says it is giving everyone the opportunity to generate value from generative AI, regardless of expertise. The company itself already has a few "LLM-powered experiences"... Read more
Yugabyte chomps into cloud migration
Yugabyte is an open source distributed SQL database company.
The company has announced YugabyteDB Voyager, a database migration solution that claims to be ‘unified’, a label perhaps suggesting some kind of as-yet defined ubiquitous compatibility prowess.
If unified means anything here out... Read more
GitHub simplifies code vulnerability scanning
With only a few clicks, developers can configure code scanning for a repository using the new default setup introduced by GitHub.
Although GitHub's code scanning is powered by the CodeQL code analysis engine, which supports a wide range of languages and compilers, the new option is only availabl... Read more
SQLite 3.40 is now available with official support for Wasm
SQLite 3.40.0 has been made available with official Wasm compilation support.
Web developers can now utilize SQL to query local databases with the help of the browser's local storage, session storage and OPFS (Origin-Private FileSystem). The supporting system, however, is still patchy.
The de... Read more
Microsoft introduces SQL Server 2022
Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is now generally available. The update includes new Azure-based cloud functionality and various integrations with existing solutions.
SQL Server 2022 runs in both on-premises and cloud environments. The cloud variant (Azure SQL Managed Instance) is managed by Microsoft ... Read more
Data processor Alation expands with €120 million in growth capital
Alation secured a funding round of more than €120 million in growth capital. The organization develops data structuring solutions. Ten years after its founding, Alation is valued at about €1.7 billion euros.
The data analytics market is rapidly growing. The more data businesses generate, th... Read more
‘SQL skills are the most sought-after programming skills of 2022’
According to IEEE Spectrum's latest survey, Python is the most popular programming language of 2022 while SQL skills are the highest in demand.
EEE Spectrum conducts an annual survey of the most popular and sought-after programming languages. Python, C and C++ emerged as the three most popular ... Read more
Microsoft unifies data solutions in Intelligent Data Platform
Microsoft is merging multiple database, analytics and governance solutions into a new umbrella platform. The Intelligent Data Platform should help companies extract value from data.
According to Microsoft, the Intelligent Data Platform is an all-encompassing ecosystem of solutions for integrati... Read more
Security researchers find new Log4Shell in H2 database software
Security organization JFrog has found a vulnerability in H2. The problem is similar to Log4Shell, the infamous threat in Log4j.
H2 consoles on servers accessible from the outside can be abused for remote code execution (RCE). Multiple lines of code in H2 send urls to a 'javax.naming.Context.look... Read more
Starburst releases SaaS analytic package for cloud platforms
Data is migrating to the cloud, and Starburst Data Inc. is creating a solution that can allow organizations to execute SQL queries with ease.
More data is on the cloud today than ever before. Starburst Data is introducing the first-ever SaaS package that can run analytics on data across various ... Read more