The Stream Processing Index

Measuring the popularity of different stream processing tools. By Jesse Anderson and Ben Lorica. Streaming data is one of the most important areas in information technology today. The result has been that entrepreneurs have collectively raised more than $1.1 billion for stream processing startups. The ability to make informed decisions quickly and unlock enormous amountsContinue reading “The Stream Processing Index”

The Vector Database Index

Measuring the popularity of different Vector Databases. By Ben Lorica and Leo Meyerovich. Introduction Vector databases and vector search are on the radar of a growing number of technical teams. A key driver is that advances in neural networks have made dense vector representations of data more common. Interest has also grown due to theContinue reading “The Vector Database Index”

Confidential Computing and Machine Learning

Measuring the popularity and exploring the readiness of Confidential Computing tools. In order to have a comprehensive data protection and privacy policy, organizations must ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your data in these states: at rest, in use, and in transit. We previously reviewed the ecosystem of tools for protecting data while in use.Continue reading “Confidential Computing and Machine Learning”

Tech companies are gearing up for the Metaverse

Major technology companies are investing in the Metaverse. Enterprises should take early action to stay ahead of the curve. In the aughts, I was a user and proponent of earlier versions of virtual worlds (specifically of Second Life). Unfortunately, the technology was clunky and the user base never really grew beyond a few hundred thousandContinue reading “Tech companies are gearing up for the Metaverse”

Experiment Tracking and Experiment Management Tools

Gauging the popularity of a new class of tools for machine learning. Individuals and teams who build machine learning models need tools to keep track of and analyze experiments they run. It can be very challenging to organize all the information needed to evaluate, identify, and reproduce specific experiments. In the course of building aContinue reading “Experiment Tracking and Experiment Management Tools”

Ranking Low-code Development Platforms

Measuring the popularity of low-code development tools and databases. Although the global economy is slowing, software developers and technical talent remain in high demand. What can companies do to broaden their technical talent pool and make their current developers productive so that they can accelerate time to market? The most common approach to upskilling is investingContinue reading “Ranking Low-code Development Platforms”

The Business Intelligence Index

Measuring the popularity of BI tools In a recent post on trends in machine learning, we predicted that there will be more no-code/low-code ML tools available to non-programmers. The potential market for such tools is immense given that the number of analysts dwarf the number of data scientists and data engineers. Due to improvements inContinue reading “The Business Intelligence Index”