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Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of April 28; Updates from ibi, Power BI, Starburst & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of April 28, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant analytics and data science news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy analytics and data science news items.

Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of April 28, 2023

AtScale Releases Code-First Data Modeling Capabilities

The AtScale semantic layer platform delivers a comprehensive data modeling solution that empowers organizations to achieve greater efficiency and productivity for their resource-constrained data teams. These new capabilities tightly integrate with AtScale’s existing no-code visual modeling framework and provide flexibility to build and manage data models and metric definitions within the semantic layer using code-based modeling frameworks.

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AWS Announces New DataZone in Preview

With Amazon DataZone, data producers populate the business data catalog with structured data assets from AWS Glue Data Catalog and Amazon Redshift tables. Data consumers search and subscribe to data assets in the data catalog and share with other business use case collaborators.

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CRN Unveils its Big Data 100 for 2023

To help solution providers that operate big data practices—or are thinking of starting one—CRN provides the Big Data 100, an annual list of leading vendors in the big data space with innovative, forward-thinking products and services that solution providers can offer their customers for managing, utilizing and analyzing big data.

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Databricks Unveils New Spark Integrations with Hugging Face

Previously, users had to write data into parquet files and then point the Hugging Face dataset to these files to reload them in order to get data from a Spark dataframe into a Hugging Face dataset. Now users can efficiently load and transform data for training or fine-tuning a model, then easily map their Spark dataframe into a Hugging Face dataset for super simple integration into their training pipelines.

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Dresner Advisory Services Drops 2023 Self-Service BI and Business Intelligence Market Studies

According to the 2023 report, end-user self-service ranks 11th of 59 technologies and initiatives strategic to business intelligence, and fifty-seven percent of respondents say self-service BI is critical or very important. The perceived importance of end-user self-service correlates directly and positively to success with BI in 2023.

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ibi (Formerly Information Builders) Drops WebFOCUS 9.2 for Modern BI

WebFOCUS is an enterprise business intelligence and analytics solution equipped with data management, visual discovery, predictive analytics, and powerful visualizations. Combining these capabilities and data science in one unified platform, the features in this release allow developers to create crucial components of their deployments with increased efficiency.

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Microsoft Makes Purview Data Loss Prevention Policies Live for Power BI

DLP policies help you automatically detect sensitive information managed in your Power BI tenant and take risk remediation actions, to help you comply with governmental or industry regulations, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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Starburst Announces New Integration with dbt Cloud

With the integration, which includes an enhanced adapter between dbt Cloud and Starburst’s SaaS offering, Starburst Galaxy, dbt users can now easily build data pipelines spanning multiple data sources on one central plane. The new adapter is now generally available in dbt Cloud.

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The Best Coursera Business Analytics Courses Right Now

Business analytics refers to the process by which organizations use statistical methods and software for analyzing data. Some of the key processes included data mining, predictive analytics, and statistical analysis in order to transform and present data as a means to enhance decision-making.

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The Best IBM Data Science Courses on Coursera Right Now

IBM offers an expansive range of BI and analytic capabilities under two distinct product lines. Coursera is one of the top online education platforms in the world, partnering with more than 200 universities and companies to provide a range of learning opportunities. Our editors compiled this list of the best IBM data science and analytics certifications on Coursera to consider.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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