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Equity Monday: SAP’s warning, and IPO updates for both Airbnb and Databricks

Equity Monday: SAP’s warning, and IPO updates for both Airbnb and Databricks Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding […]

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VCs reload ahead of the election as unicorns power ahead

VCs reload ahead of the election as unicorns power ahead This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. It was an active week in the technology world broadly, with big news from […]

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Databricks acquires Redash, a visualizations service for data scientists

Databricks acquires Redash, a visualizations service for data scientists Data and analytics service Databricks today announced that it has acquired Redash, a company that helps data scientists and analysts visualize their data and build dashboards around it. Redash’s customers include the likes of Atlassian, Cloudflare, Mozilla and Soundcloud and the company offers […]

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Enterprise companies find MLOps critical for reliability and performance

Enterprise companies find MLOps critical for reliability and performance Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science […]

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Databricks announces $400M round on $6.2B valuation as analytics platform continues to grow

Databricks announces 0M round on .2B valuation as analytics platform continues to grow Databricks is a SaaS business built on top of a bunch of open source tools, and apparently it’s been going pretty well on the business side of things. In fact, the company claims to be one of the fastest […]

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Databricks raises $250M at a $2.75B valuation for its analytics platform

Databricks raises 0M at a .75B valuation for its analytics platform 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 […]

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How open source software took over the world

How open source software took over the world Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was […]

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Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure

Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure  Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in the form of a […]

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Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this […]

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Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning

Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning  On the stage of Spark Summit this morning, Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi announced a Serverless Platform for Apache Spark — welcome news for developers looking to reduce time spent on cluster management. The move to simplify developer experiences is set […]

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