"While we began life as a graph analytics open source project, the underlying engine has morphed a couple of times, adding significant innovations for the handling and analysis of tabular data as well as text and images."
"Dato calls the tabular data structures SFrames", explained Guestrin, noting that they provide a significant performance advantage over alternatives in computational scale. "For advanced machine learning, Dato offers a deep learning module which enables highly accurate recognition of images."
"The list really goes on, and our new name is apt to fit both our current and planned solution enhancements. Dato literally means 'unique data item' in Portuguese and Spanish, my native languages."