In this week’s real-time analytics news: Many announcements from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, and more.
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Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Consulting and a unified services portfolio. The Google Cloud Consulting portfolio provides a unified services capability, bringing together offerings, across multiple specializations, into a single place. This includes services from learning to technical account management to professional services and customer success. Through this single portfolio, businesses will have access to detailed descriptions of the various services, with examples of how they can leverage them to solve specific business challenges.
The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced that AWS has contributed a new edge gateway base specification to the OCP. It is targeted for deployments supporting cloud-delivered managed edge services in various market segments, including retail. Through additional AWS contributions, this edge gateway will also support OCP’s Switch Abstraction Layer (SAI), and thus end users will have a choice of Network OS, including SONiC or DENT from the Linux Foundation.
Oracle introduced new capabilities across the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite that help customers accelerate supply chain planning, increase operational efficiency, and improve financial accuracy. The updates include new planning, usage-based pricing, and rebate management capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) and enhanced quote-to-cash processes in Oracle Fusion Applications.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Calyptia released version 2.0 of its telemetry pipeline solution. Calyptia Core 2.0 now has fleet management, a major new feature that unlocks time savings and engineering productivity across the billions of Fluent Bit deployments.
ClearML announced new features for its machine learning platform. Its new “Sneak Peek” app, which is powered by Gradio and Streamlit directly within ClearML. That new functionality gives ClearML enterprise customers the ability to deploy an application directly from their development environment. Other new features include Model Lineage, Model Metrics, and Dataview for ClearML Hyper-datasets.
Comet announced a new suite of tools designed to improve the workflow surrounding Large Language Models (LLMs). These tools mark the beginning of a new market category known as LLMOps. With Comet’s MLOps platform and cutting-edge LLMOps tools, organizations can effectively manage their LLMs and enhance their performance in a fraction of the time.
D2iQ announced its new Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program. To meet growing demand across the MSP community, the program enables MSPs to harness the power of the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) and D2iQ Kubernetes expertise to deliver the benefits of cloud-native computing to their customers.
EOT announced the launch of its latest product, Twin Talk GPT. This generative AI tool is specifically designed to help manufacturing and energy companies train and test predictive maintenance models at the industrial edge.
Fermyon Technologies introduced instantly available key-value storage for serverless functions with 1,000 free database records at 1MB each. Spin, the popular open-source product that is the easiest way for developers to build WebAssembly serverless apps, added local key-value storage in version 1.0, and now developers can instantly utilize key-value capability in a serverless runtime on Fermyon Cloud, which is also free.
Fujitsu unveiled its new AI platform, codenamed “Fujitsu Kozuchi,” delivering access to a range of powerful AI and ML technologies to commercial users globally. The platform features tools including Fujitsu AutoML solution for automated generation of machine learning models, Fujitsu AI Ethics for Fairness for testing the fairness of AI models, Fujitsu’s AI for causal discovery, and Fujitsu Wide Learning to simulate scientific discovery processes, as well as streamlined access to open-source software (OSS) and AI technologies from partner companies.
Gigasheet announced the launch of its new enterprise API, enabling programmatic access to the platform’s big data spreadsheets. Gigasheet’s spreadsheet-like interface is second nature to most business users, and the web-based application offers many ‘one click’ solutions to common data problems. These capabilities can now be extended, integrated, and automated via the new enterprise API.
groundcover announced Flora, an eBPF observability agent that delivers full observability while incurring near-zero overhead on the resources of the application it monitors and discovers why it’s important in modern cloud-native environments. Using eBPF allows Flora to operate out-of-band to the applications it monitors, which translates into a minimal impact on resource utilization, ensuring it can continue to run smoothly in limited containerized environments.
HEAVY.AI announced the general availability of HEAVY 7.0. The new product adds machine learning capabilities, enabling telcos and utilities to perform in-database predictive modeling and simulate any scenario to uncover key insights. HEAVY 7.0 also incorporates new ways to interactively join and fuse data in the Heavy Immerse visualization platform.
Honeycomb announced the new Honeycomb Deployment Protection Rule to support the public beta announcement of GitHub Actions Deployment Protection Rules. Honeycomb’s Deployment Protection Rule enables teams to improve governance within their CD processes in GitHub Actions by setting specific thresholds based on data within Honeycomb, ultimately ensuring only code that meets the customer’s standards actually gets deployed to production.
Kore.ai announced the integration of its conversational AgentAssist with intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) automation for Zendesk, Inc. Support. This AI virtual assistant for contact center agents expands the capabilities of Zendesk Support across digital channels by managing lead generation and sales processes through a conversational user experience.
KNIME announced the first KNIME Business Hub Extension, Continuous Deployment for Data Science (CDDS). The new CDDS extension enables enterprises to automate the end-to-end process of deploying data science solutions safely into production. Available as a set of KNIME workflows and data apps, the CDDS extension leverages key enterprise features of KNIME Business Hub, such as integrated deployment, Hub spaces with defined execution contexts, workflow triggers, and more.
Logz.io announced the addition of security scanning to its Kubernetes 360 unified observability interface. Integrating key security and compliance context into Kubernetes 360 directly enables today’s monitoring and observability teams to quickly identify critical vulnerabilities present in their applications and infrastructure to inform related remediation.
MariaDB announced that MariaDB SkySQL, a second-generation cloud database service, has expanded its observability service to include MariaDB Community Server deployments. SkySQL brings a single view to all MariaDB databases a customer has deployed regardless of which cloud infrastructure or on-prem environment they are running on, increasing efficiency, and making it possible to identify problems, patterns, and anomalies more rapidly.
One AI announced the release of CutGPT, a slim and task-oriented generative AI solution. CutGPT offers easy customization and tuning, enabling businesses to have a tailored model that can be up and running in a matter of days. The multilingual solution provides predictable output, prevents biased or harmful content, and gives businesses complete control over their data and privacy.
Rafay Systems introduced Rafay’s Backstage Plugins, a set of open-source software plugins for Backstage, Spotify’s open platform for building internal developer platforms (IDP). These plugins give platform teams the ability to connect the Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) quickly and easily to their IDP and power developer self-service workflows, including Kubernetes cluster as a service, namespace as a service, and environment as a service.
Rockset announced native support for vector embeddings, enabling organizations to build high-performance vector search applications at scale in the cloud. By extending its real-time SQL-based search and analytics capabilities, Rockset now allows developers to combine vector search with filtering and aggregations to enhance the search experience and optimize relevance by enabling hybrid search.
Red Kubes, the creators of the Kubernetes-based production-ready platform Otomi, announced its new ‘Workloads’ feature. With the new workloads feature, it becomes easier for developers to deploy applications according to security and compliance standards which, in turn, makes the software delivery process more efficient and secure. In addition to the workloads feature, Red Kubes also announced the introduction of Otomi Cloud along with a new Console.
Satori announced the availability of contextual data access. That capability allows users to obtain instant, just-in-time access to relevant data when they need it. Companies that manage sensitive data can now get time-to-value from data faster than ever before while meeting security and compliance requirements.
Sigma Computing announced the launch of Input Tables, a feature that allows Sigma users to add data directly to the warehouse. With Input Tables, technical and business users can build scenarios, augment existing models, and comment and collaborate at cloud scale. Input Tables enables enterprises to migrate all of their analytics and data-driven work to the cloud, eliminating the legacy risks and constraints created by data extracts to spreadsheets.
Solo.io announced the initial preview of Gloo Fabric, expanding its application networking platform, Gloo Platform, to include secure, multi-cloud networking. Gloo Fabric enables customers to build multi-cloud networks that include VM-based, container-based, or serverless applications. Gloo Fabric delivers a cloud-native alternative to existing cloud networking solutions that are tied to a single vendor or cloud.
Spectro Cloud announced the Secure Edge-Native Architecture (SENA). SENA, an enterprise-ready solution architecture built on zero-trust principles that was developed with support from Intel to enable teams to efficiently deploy, provision, operate and manage edge environments at scale. SENA provides flexibility and manageability across all layers, from the hardware to the OS, Kubernetes distribution, and any additional integrations and tools, all the way up to the application.
SQream announced that its no-code ELT and analytics platform Panoply has launched ‘Flex Connector,’ a custom API data pipeline built to connect with almost every API service. The Flex Connector makes it easier than ever for users to collect all of their business data – from CRMs, user applications, and other tools – into one single source.
Sumo Logic announced Predict for Metrics. When combined with existing capabilities in Sumo Logic, Predict for Metrics provides a comprehensive way to harness observability analytics to better predict variable applications, cloud and infrastructure usage, and resource demands. Predict for Metrics is designed to provide better visibility into production issues, system downtime, and uncontrolled cloud costs.
SUSE announced the release of Rancher 2.7.2. The latest update to the Kubernetes management platform includes extensibility enhancements designed to foster even stronger eco-system adoption. SUSE also expanded the enterprise-grade value of its open-source commercial subscription for Rancher with the latest release of Rancher Prime, as well as delivered updates to its popular open-source projects like Rancher Desktop, and re-launched its free training portal, Rancher Academy.
Synthesis AI introduced Synthesis Labs, which showcases new generative AI capabilities that enable the development of text-to-3D technologies, with an initial focus on digital humans. The new text-to-3D capabilities are the next step in Synthesis AI’s journey to support advanced AI applications.
Traefik Labs launched its Kubernetes-native API management with Traefik Hub for publishing, securing, and managing APIs with support for Traefik and third-party ingress controllers, including NGINX. Traefik Hub has created a modern, intuitive, and open approach to API management that drastically simplifies and accelerates the API management lifecycle and delivers other benefits as well.
Ververica announced that Ververica Cloud has entered its public beta phase. The solution is a high-performance cloud-native service for real-time data processing. It democratizes stream processing, making it accessible for all data engineers and developers. It is a ready-to-use cloud platform with no complex infrastructure set-up, just log in and build your streaming application. With Ververica Cloud, businesses can easily deploy and manage data streaming applications on the cloud and take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and cost savings that cloud deployment offers.
Weights & Biases announced a new suite of LLMOps tools to support Prompt Engineers, unlocking the potential of large language models (LLMs) for massive business impact. The new suite of tools, W&B Prompts, will allow machine learning practitioners to build state-of-the-art LLM-based applications with speed and intelligently iterate on chains of prompts in real-time to find the inputs that lead to key insights.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Akamai Technologies announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Neosec, an API detection and response platform based on data and behavioral analytics. The combination is designed to make it easy for customers to secure their APIs by helping them discover all of their APIs, assess their risk, and respond to vulnerabilities and attacks.
Aporia announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide easy and reliable ML observability to AWS customers. By deploying Aporia’s architecture in their AWS environment, customers can monitor all of their models in production in minutes, whether on SageMaker, Kubernetes, or another platform.
BroadPeak Partners announced its arrival on the AWS Marketplace today. Its K3 no-code/low-code software platform empowers non-technical teams to manage complex data sets with ease, alleviating the mounting pressure of the global developer shortage. K3’s integration within the marketplace offers non-technical AWS customers a powerful and user-friendly solution to effortlessly manage their data.
Habu announced a partnership with Google Cloud that integrates Habu’s Data Clean Room applications natively on Google Cloud’s BigQuery. The combination helps scale data collaboration for companies while maintaining the highest level of data privacy and governance.
Noname Security announced its partnership with Wiz to help customers improve security posture by enabling complete visibility, context, and control of infrastructure hosting mission-critical and highly sensitive APIs to minimize and remediate risk. Noname Security collects and processes findings from Wiz and displays them on the Noname platform to provide customers with a comprehensive view of an organization’s APIs.
Pegasystems announced a new partnership with Tealium. The partnership enables connectivity between Pega Customer Decision Hub and Tealium’s Customer Data Platform so brands can leverage first-party behavioral data and AI-powered decisioning to deliver relevance and empathy during every customer interaction.
PingCAP announced that TiDB is now integrated with DBeaver 23.0.1, a leading open-source universal database tool for developers and database administrators. This integration will allow users to seamlessly manage and visualize their data within the TiDB database, providing an enhanced user experience and improved efficiency.
Qlik and HARMAN announced an expanded strategic relationship to deliver joint solutions for HARMAN’s Digital Transformation Solutions (DTS) customers. Extending the Qlik-based solutions HARMAN has developed for its own use, these integrated Data and Analytics Solutions using Qlik and HARMAN capabilities will help customers streamline, simplify, and modernize enterprise operations.
Qumulo announced Azure Native Qumulo Scalable File Service is now generally available from the Microsoft Azure portal. Companies can provision the service on demand to power file-based workloads in the cloud that require high performance and low latency.
SAS announced that SAS Customer Intelligence 360 is now available to purchase in AWS Marketplace. With this availability, users can buy and deploy the software and run it on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
UiPath announced it has expanded its partnership with SAP to offer the UiPath Automation Platform to customers, which builds upon the strong momentum of SAP Build Process Automation. The expanded partnership enables customers to execute business transformations, migrate critical business systems to the cloud, and augment existing business systems with the UiPath Automation Platform.
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