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Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

October 02, 2019 at 06:43PM Cloud services and the adoption of apps that rely on them are continue to grow in popularity, but a persistent theme in enterprise technology has been that a lot of organizations still continue to use legacy software and architectures, for reasons of cost, migration headaches and simply because sometimes, if… Continue reading Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform

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Tableau update uses AI to increase speed to insight

September 18, 2019 at 03:26PM Tableau was acquired by Salesforce earlier this year for $15.7 billion, but long before that, the company had been working on its Fall update, and today it announced several new tools including a new feature called ‘Explain Data’ that uses AI to get to insight quickly. “What Explain Data does… Continue reading Tableau update uses AI to increase speed to insight

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Salesforce closes $15.7B Tableau deal

August 01, 2019 at 02:44PM In an amazingly quick turn-around for a deal of this scope, Salesforce announced today that it has closed the $15.7 billion Tableau deal announced in June. The deal is by far the biggest acquisition in Salesforce history, a company known for being highly acquisitive. A deal of this size usually… Continue reading Salesforce closes $15.7B Tableau deal

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Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition is huge, but not the hugest

June 10, 2019 at 11:14PM When you’re talking about 16 billion smackeroos, it’s easy to get lost in the big number. When Salesforce acquired Tableau this morning for $15.7 billion, while it was among the biggest enterprise deals ever, it certainly wasn’t the largest. There was widespread speculation that when the new tax laws went… Continue reading Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition is huge, but not the hugest

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With Tableau and Mulesoft, Salesforce gains full view of enterprise data

June 10, 2019 at 05:03PM Back in the 2010 timeframe, it was common to say that content was king, but after watching Google buy Looker for $2.6 billion last week and Salesforce nab Tableau for $15.7 billion this morning, it’s clear that data has ascended to the throne in a business context. We have been… Continue reading With Tableau and Mulesoft, Salesforce gains full view of enterprise data

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Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

May 14, 2019 at 12:30AM Of the many categories in the tech world, none is more ferociously competitive than enterprise. For decades, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce, to name a few of the giants, have battled to deliver the tools businesses want to become more productive and competitive. That market is closing in… Continue reading Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

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Tray.io hauls in $37 million Series B to keep expanding enterprise automation tool

April 29, 2019 at 12:00PM Tray.io, the startup that wants to put automated workflows within reach of line of business users, announced a $37 million Series B investment today. Spark Capital led the round with help from Meritech Capital, along with existing investors GGV Capital, True Ventures and Mosaic Ventures. Under the terms of the… Continue reading Tray.io hauls in $37 million Series B to keep expanding enterprise automation tool

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Rasa raises $13M led by Accel for its developer-friendly open source approach to chatbots

April 11, 2019 at 03:12PM Conversational AI and the use of chatbots have been through multiple cycles of hype and disillusionment in the tech world. You know the story: first you get a launch from the likes of Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google or any number of other companies, and then you get the many… Continue reading Rasa raises $13M led by Accel for its developer-friendly open source approach to chatbots

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Adobe and Salesforce announce Customer Data Platforms to pull data into single view

March 26, 2019 at 02:41PM Marketing analytics is an increasingly complex business. It’s meant to collect as much information as possible across multiple channels from multiple tools and provide marketers with as complete a picture of their customers and their experience in dealing with you as possible. Perhaps not coincidentally, Adobe, which is holding its Adobe… Continue reading Adobe and Salesforce announce Customer Data Platforms to pull data into single view

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Blameless emerges from stealth with $20M investment to help companies transition to SRE

March 20, 2019 at 11:26AM Site Reliable Engineering (SRE) is an extension of DevOps designed for more complex environments. The problem is that this type of approach is difficult to implement and has usually only been in reach of large companies, requiring custom software. Blameless, a Bay Area startup, wants to put it reach of… Continue reading Blameless emerges from stealth with $20M investment to help companies transition to SRE

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Salesforce at 20 offers lessons for startup success

March 08, 2019 at 01:05PM Salesforce is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The company that was once a tiny irritant going after giants in the 1990s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market, such as Oracle and Siebel Systems, has grown into full-fledged SaaS powerhouse. With an annual run rate exceeding $14 billion, it is by far… Continue reading Salesforce at 20 offers lessons for startup success

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Open-source leader Confluent raises $125m on $2.5b valuation

January 23, 2019 at 04:12PM Confluent, the commercial company built on top of the open source Apache Kafka project, announced a $125 million Series D round this morning on an enormous $2.5 billion valuation. The round was led by existing investor Sequoia Capital with participation from Index Ventures and Benchmark, who also participated in previous… Continue reading Open-source leader Confluent raises $125m on $2.5b valuation

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Alation announces $50M Series C investment as data catalog biz takes off

January 17, 2019 at 02:00PM Alation, a startup that helps crawl a company’s databases in order to build a data search catalogue, announced a $50 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Existing investors Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners and Icon Ventures also participated. Today’s investment… Continue reading Alation announces $50M Series C investment as data catalog biz takes off

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Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs

January 14, 2019 at 01:00PM As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given the small footprint. One way to do that is using artificial intelligence. Today, Salesforce announced some AI-enhanced APIs designed to… Continue reading Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs

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Salesforce keeps rolling with another banner year in 2018

December 25, 2018 at 01:13AM The good times kept on rolling this year for Salesforce with all of the requisite ingredients of a highly successful cloud company — the steady revenue growth, the expanding product set and the splashy acquisitions. The company also opened the doors of its shiny new headquarters, Salesforce Tower in San… Continue reading Salesforce keeps rolling with another banner year in 2018

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These ten enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

December 19, 2018 at 09:18PM M&A activity was brisk in the enterprise market this year with 10 high-profile deals totaling almost $88 billion. Companies were opening up their wallets and pouring money into mega acquisitions. It’s worth noting that the $88 billion figure doesn’t include Dell paying investors over $23 billion for VMware tracking stock… Continue reading These ten enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

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They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

December 13, 2018 at 06:50PM When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open sourcing Vitess, a brilliant relational data storage system. But in the decade… Continue reading They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

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Workato raises $25M for its integration platform

December 05, 2018 at 05:27PM Workato, a startup that offers an integration and automation platform for businesses that competes with the likes of MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft’s Logic Apps, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B funding round from Battery Ventures, Storm Ventures, ServiceNow and Workday Ventures. Combined with its previous rounds, the… Continue reading Workato raises $25M for its integration platform

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Docker inks partnership with Mulesoft as Salesforce takes a strategic stake

November 15, 2018 at 01:33PM Docker and Mulesoft have announced a broad deal to sell products together and integrate their platforms. As part of it, Docker is getting an investment from Salesforce, the CRM giant that acquired Mulesoft for $6.5 billion last spring. Salesforce is not disclosing the size of the stake it’s taking in… Continue reading Docker inks partnership with Mulesoft as Salesforce takes a strategic stake

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Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

November 12, 2018 at 04:20PM Black Friday may be still be 10 days away, but shopping season started early in the enterprise this year. We have seen acquisitions totaling almost $50 billion in the last couple of months alone, topped by the mega $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal two weeks ago. What exactly is going on… Continue reading Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

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With Mulesoft in fold, Salesforce gains access to data wherever it lives

September 25, 2018 at 04:38PM When Salesforce bought Mulesoft last spring for the tidy sum of $6.5 billion, it looked like money well spent for the CRM giant. After all, it was providing a bridge between the cloud and the on-prem data center and that was a huge missing link for a company with big… Continue reading With Mulesoft in fold, Salesforce gains access to data wherever it lives

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Salesforce wants to end customer service frustration with Customer 360

September 25, 2018 at 03:10PM How many times have you called into a company, answered a bunch of preliminary questions about the purpose of your call, then found that those answers didn’t make their way to the CSR who ultimately took your call. This usually is because System A can’t talk to System B and… Continue reading Salesforce wants to end customer service frustration with Customer 360