Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE covering all things enterprise and fresh. Her work takes her from the bowels of the corporate network up to the great free ranges of the open-source ecosystem and back on a daily basis, with the occasional pit stop in the world of end-users. She is especially passionate about cloud computing and data analytics, although she also has a soft spot for stories that diverge from the beaten track to provide a more unique perspective on the complexities of the industry.

Latest from Maria Deutscher

Customer messaging startup Layer closes $15M round, buys startup Cola

To effectively interact with customers, a company must first provide a communications medium that they’re comfortable using. Layer Inc. believes that the best approach is replicating the familiar experience offered by WhatsApp and other popular mobile messaging services. This pitch today landed the startup a $15 million investment led by Greycroft Partners. The fund was […]

AWS launches new instance series for data-hungry workloads

Running analytics software and other storage-intensive workloads on Amazon Web Services is set to become much easier thanks to its latest infrastructure update. Inc.’s cloud service on Thursday launched a new family of instances branded as I3 that offers a generous amount of flash memory for performing high-speed data processing. AWS chief evangelist Jeff […]

FOSSA raises $2.2M from Marc Benioff and others to simplify code licenses

As the bitter software dispute between Oracle Corp. and Google nears its seventh year, developers need to be more mindful than ever about using code written by others in their projects. The problem is that the average application incorporates so many external components it’s difficult to keep track of them all. FOSSA Inc. is looking […]

Microsoft leads $26M round in drone flight control startup AirMap

If Silicon Valley has its way and delivery drones start roaming the skies en masse, the resulting increase in air traffic could become too much for civil aviation authorities to handle. A startup called AirMap Inc. has already begun to lay the groundwork for the rise of autonomous aircraft. The Santa Monica, California-based air control provider […]

Microsoft adds service to help IT pros understand their cloud traffic

When an issue emerges in a cloud environment, the first place where administrators start looking for the cause is often the network. Microsoft Corp. hopes to ease the task for users of its Azure infrastructure-as-a-service platform with a new monitoring tool that aims to provide a visual view of application traffic. Dubbed Azure Network Watcher, the solution […]

Dropbox’s new security bot politely inquires about suspicious actions

Modern cybersecurity tools can detect even the most subtle sign of suspicious activity in a company’s network, but administrators often don’t have time to check up on every alert. Dropbox Inc. set out to elevate the problem today by open-sourcing a chatbot that aims to automate much of the repetitive communications involved in the chore. […]

Data visualization underdog SlamData raises $6.7M to take on old guard

Amid the fierce competition in the data visualization market, a group of top investors are betting that Boulder, Colorado-based SlamData Inc. will come out ahead. Early backer Shasta Ventures, True Ventures and three other funds announced today that they have invested $6.7 million in the startup to help fuel its campaign against traditional dashboard […]

IBM trains Watson to detect eye problems

It seems that hardly a week goes by nowadays without IBM Corp. finding a new application for its Watson artificial intelligence system. The latest addition to the list is detecting eye problems, an area where the technology giant hopes to automate diagnosis in the same way that it’s doing over on the oncology front. The […]

Microsoft adds Kubernetes application container manager to its cloud

As application container adoption continues to grow, cloud providers are putting more and more effort into accommodating applications that use the technology. Microsoft Corp. upped the ante today by adding support for Kubernetes to its Azure Container Service. Containers bundle an application and all of the software needed to run it into a single package that […] raises $18.7M to build a social network for analytics pros

Analytics professionals have access to a variety of tools that can help them increase the accuracy of their information and add new details from external sources. But according to Inc., understanding the big picture requires an entirely different kind of service: a social network. The startup announced today that it has raised $18.7 million […]