Real-time Analytics News for the Week Ending October 21


In this week’s real-time analytics news: The AI Platform Alliance was formed with the goal of making AI platforms more open, efficient, and sustainable.

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The AI Platform Alliance was formed to enable at-scale adoption of AI. The consortium aims to make AI platforms more open, efficient, and sustainable. The initial companies include Ampere, which leads the effort, along with Cerebras Systems, Furiosa, Graphcore, Kalray, Kinara, Luminous, Neuchips, Rebellions, and Sapeon. Additional participants are expected to join in the coming months.

One of the goals of the AI Platform Alliance is to increase the power efficiency and cost efficiency of hardware for AI to deliver better total performance than with GPUs. Specifically, AI Platform Alliance members will work together to validate joint AI solutions that provide a better alternative than the GPU-based status quo.

The Linux Foundation announced the general availability of Delta Lake 3.0, the latest release of the open-source Delta Lake project. Key Features of Delta Lake 3.0 include support for Delta Universal Format (UniForm), Delta Kernel, dramatically faster MERGE and updates, and more.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Airbyte, creators of the open-source data movement platform, made available additional connectors for the Milvus, Qdrant, and Weaviate vector databases as the destination for moving data from hundreds of data sources, which then can be accessed by artificial intelligence (AI) models.

Amplitude announced the launch of Amplitude Plus, a new self-service offering that puts more capabilities from its platform into the hands of more teams at a lower cost. With Plus, businesses of all sizes gain access to the most powerful features of Amplitude’s Digital Analytics Platform to deliver better digital experiences and drive better outcomes.

Alluxio introduced Alluxio Enterprise AI, a new high-performance data platform designed to meet the rising demands of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workloads on an enterprise’s data infrastructure. Alluxio Enterprise AI brings together performance, data accessibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency to enterprise AI and analytics infrastructure to fuel next-generation data-intensive applications.

Baidu launched ERNIE 4.0, Baidu’s next-generation foundation model offering drastically enhanced core AI capabilities. According to the company, ERNIE 4.0 offers improved performance in understanding, generation, reasoning, and memory.

Buoyant, creator of Linkerd, announced Linkerd Enterprise, a commercial distribution of Linkerd designed to meet the demands of today’s enterprise adopters. Linkerd Enterprise extends the popular open-source Linkerd project with additional enterprise-only capabilities, including zero trust and FIPS 140-2 compliance, a new cost-aware load balancer, lifecycle automation, and more.

Canonical announced the release of Charmed Spark – an advanced solution for Apache Spark that provides everything users need to run Apache Spark on Kubernetes. Canonical Charmed Spark accelerates data engineering across public clouds and private data centers, and comes with a comprehensive support and security maintenance offering, so teams can work with complete peace of mind.

dbt Labs announced several new product capabilities to its dbt Cloud platform. The new capabilities include dbt Explorer, Cloud CLI, new partner adapters, and the next generation of the dbt Semantic Layer. dbt Labs also announced the new dbt Mesh paradigm, which equips teams to collaborate across projects to support a data mesh architecture enabled by the new capabilities.

EZOPS announced the launch of EZOPS Pypeline, an application that makes it easier for financial institutions to optimize their data pipelines. Pypeline is built on a Python-based framework, leveraging the strength of a large open-source community. It offers enhanced support for unstructured data as compared to traditional SQL-based solutions. By offering streamlined operations along with the capability to handle intricate data transformations and tailor-made business rules, Pypeline provides flexibility for data processing and analysis.

Mezmo launched Mezmo Edge, which enables users to deploy telemetry pipelines and process data in their own environment. Organizations that need to comply with PCI, GDPR, or CCPA or that generally work with PII will benefit from Edge’s secure approach to data protection. Edge also provides the telemetry data optimization benefits of a pipeline without cloud data egress charges.

NEC Corporation announced the launch of “FireDucks,” a free software program designed to accelerate the table data analysis library “pandas,” which is used for analysis with Python. According to the company, the solution is capable of carrying out the data preparation required for data analysis up to 16 times faster than existing products.

Prevedere introduced a new generative AI product, Prevedere Generate, into its advanced predictive platform. Featuring a natural language chat interface, Prevedere Generate overlays the Prevedere solution suite, enabling business users to incorporate industry and company-specific economic and consumer data quickly and easily into their forecast models to gain new insights related to leading indicators and business trends. 

SingleStore announced significant product innovations to enable real-time AI more easily. New capabilities fall into three main categories: Faster and better search, including vectors; a layer of intelligence on top of real-time data; and more partnerships and integrations into the wider ecosystem.

Vantiq announced a major enhancement to its real-time application development platform by combining generative AI with sensor intelligence and real-time data. Now, generative AI-enabled applications can create up-to-the-moment, situationally aware insights and recommendations without needing a human to prompt the system. The solution will enable people and machines to have a natural language conversation with data systems and ensure the correct information is shared at the right time to support decision-making and enterprise automation.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

IBM announced an expansion of its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help more mutual clients operationalize and derive value from generative artificial intelligence (AI). As part of this effort, IBM Consulting aims to deepen and expand its generative AI expertise on AWS by training 10,000 consultants by the end of 2024. The two organizations also plan to deliver joint solutions and services upgraded with generative AI capabilities designed to help clients across critical use cases.

Immuta announced its integration with Data Fabric Security (DFS) on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a solution designed to help organizations better integrate data across multiple systems and ensure secure data access. Immuta provides AWS customers with scalable governance capabilities and data access control, enabling users to safely leverage more of their data across multiple environments for enhanced business outcomes.

NVIDIA announced that its NVIDIA DGX Cloud AI supercomputing platform and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software are now available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace. That makes it possible for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers to access high-performance accelerated computing and software to run secure, stable, and supported production AI in just a few clicks.

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About Salvatore Salamone

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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