Real-time Analytics News for the Week Ending January 20


In this week’s real-time analytics news: Databricks launched a unified data and AI platform for telecommunications carriers and network service providers.

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Databricks launched the Data Intelligence Platform for Communications, a unified data and AI platform tailored for telecommunications carriers and network service providers. With the Data Intelligence Platform for Communications, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) get a unified foundation for their data and AI and can gain a holistic view of their networks, operations, and customer interactions without sacrificing data privacy or confidential IP.

DataStax announced the general availability of its Data API, a one-stop API for GenAI that provides all the data and a complete stack for the production of GenAI and retrieval augmented generation (RAG) applications with high relevancy and low latency. Also debuting today is a completely updated developer experience for DataStax Astra DB. The new vector Data API and experience make the petabyte-scale power of Apache Cassandra available to JavaScript, Python, or full-stack application developers in a more intuitive experience for AI development.

Real-time analytics news in brief

1NCE announced 1NCE Plugins, upgrading the platform with software from various IoT industry developers. Specifically, Plugins opens access for third-party software developers to create IoT tools together on the 1NCE platform. Customers now have extensive options to smoothly integrate features from their preferred and market-leading software developers. New features include firmware over-the-air management, advanced data visualization, and more integration options for Azure and other cloud providers.

Airbyte has partnered with Vectara to deliver an integration that makes it easier for developers to build scalable enterprise-grade GenAI applications using Large Language Models (LLMs). By integrating with Airbyte, developers have access to more than 350 data sources. The company claims that it gives Vectara users greater productivity and accuracy with fewer hallucinations in their results.

BrainChip Holdings Ltd. and MYWAI announced a strategic partnership to deliver next-generation Edge AI solutions leveraging neuromorphic compute. The solutions will leverage BrainChip’s Akida, which processes and learns from sensor data. It incorporates MYWAI’s AIoT Platform for EaaS (Equipment as a Service), which can stream, process, and prepare multimodal sensor data for Edge AI, as well as manage MLOps workflows, the Digital Ledger Technology (DLT) certification of the data and outcomes, in line with the new EU regulations for trustworthy AI.

Equinix announced the general availability of Equinix Fabric Cloud Router, a new virtual routing service to help enterprises easily connect applications and data across multiple clouds and on-premises deployments. Equinix Fabric Cloud Router can help customers simplify their complex cloud-to-cloud and hybrid cloud networking challenges by providing an easy-to-configure, enterprise-grade, multi-cloud routing service that can be deployed in under a minute. Utilizing Equinix’s secure private connectivity, customers can connect applications across public clouds in more locations than any other service.

Imagimob released a new version of its IMAGIMOB Studio development platform for AI/ML on edge devices, including the roll-out of a major user experience upgrade. The all-new Graph UX interface is designed to simplify the ML modeling process while offering advanced new capabilities such as built-in data collection and real-time model evaluation. With the new release, users can visualize their ML modeling workflows and leverage advanced capabilities to develop edge device models better and faster.

Incorta announced Incorta X, a catalyst innovation that integrates advanced AI and machine learning functionalities with organizational data, helping companies reduce time to insight and greatly reduce cost. Features include an AI assistant to automate the creation of new dashboards and visualizations without IT, machine learning notebooks to gather and curate data from multiple sources for immediate consumption and easily generate visualizations for leading BI tools, an advanced modeling data studio, a query accelerator, and a global semantic layer.

JFrog announced a new integration with Amazon SageMaker. By pairing JFrog Artifactory with Amazon SageMaker, ML models can be delivered alongside all other software development components in a modern DevSecOps workflow, making each model immutable, traceable, secure, and validated as it matures for release. JFrog also unveiled new versioning capabilities for its ML Model management solution, which help ensure compliance and security are incorporated at every step of ML model development. 

Ontotext announced that its GraphDB is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Listing Ontotext’s GraphDB on the Azure Marketplace provides customers with a consolidated purchasing environment and integration with their existing Azure accounts, enabling them to deploy GraphDB with confidence, knowing the solution is a verified and proven technology, tested and validated by Azure.

Pecan AI announced Predictive GenAI, a combination of predictive analytics and generative AI that kickstarts fast, easy predictive modeling. The solution combines the strengths of large language models with traditional machine learning techniques to make predictive modeling more accessible for business users. Two new features, Predictive Chat and Predictive Notebook, help users tackle a wide range of predictive modeling questions. Predictive Chat lets users simply say what business challenge they want to solve, and it collaboratively defines the predictive model to build. Then, Pecan generates an SQL-based Predictive Notebook with all necessary queries and even sample data for creating business-relevant predictions.

Pinecone announced a new vector database that lets companies build more knowledgeable AI applications: Pinecone serverless. Since it is truly serverless, it eliminates the need for developers to provision or manage infrastructure and allows them to build GenAI applications more easily and bring them to market much faster. As a result, developers with use cases of any size can build more reliable, effective, and impactful GenAI applications with any LLM of their choice.

Precisely announced the launch of its PSYTE US geodemographic segmentation data product, providing an easy-to-understand classification of populations in target geographies across all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Part of an extensive data enrichment portfolio, the product’s expertly curated dataset enables businesses to deepen customer relationships by providing personalized services, saving time and money with more accurate audience targeting, and fueling confident decisions by uncovering greater levels of context from audience insights.

 Qdrant announced the availability of Qdrant Cloud on Microsoft Azure, empowering developers with enhanced capabilities in similarity search, recommendation systems, anomaly detection, and data retrieval. Specifically, Qdrant’s open-source vector database is now integrated into the Microsoft Azure cloud ecosystem, allowing businesses to leverage Qdrant’s vector database solution for their AI products with the reliability and global scale of Microsoft Azure.

Quest Software announced the general availability of Toad Data Studio, an all-in-one platform to enable streamlined database management in multi-database platform environments. Toad Data Studio blends Toad’s productivity, functionality, and visualization with the ability to connect to nearly every database in an IT environment via a unified data management tool. The platform empowers data engineers, developers, and database administrators to fully democratize, manage, and utilize data for key business priorities at scale.  

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Salvatore Salamone is a physicist by training who has been writing about science and information technology for more than 30 years. During that time, he has been a senior or executive editor at many industry-leading publications including High Technology, Network World, Byte Magazine, Data Communications, LAN Times, InternetWeek, Bio-IT World, and Lightwave, The Journal of Fiber Optics. He also is the author of three business technology books.

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