Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending April 9

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: IBM unveiled its new system that delivers real-time AI for transaction processing at scale.

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IBM unveiled the IBM z16, its next-generation system with an integrated on-chip AI accelerator, designed to deliver latency-optimized inferencing. The solution lets users analyze real-time transactions, at scale,  for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, healthcare, and financial transactions. The IBM z16 also is designed to help protect against near-future threats that might be used to crack today’s encryption technologies.

See also: IBM Delivers Real-Time AI for Transaction Processing at Scale

BMC announced new capabilities and integrations across its BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios. These innovations increase developer productivity, predict service impacts, and help prevent attackers from compromising mainframe environments. Some of the key items in the announcement include:

  • By combining predictive analysis and actionable details into a single interface, the BMC AMI Ops solution now assures operations teams of uninterrupted service by helping them respond to potential problems before they occur.
  • Through the new BMC Compuware ISPW Git integration, mainframe development teams have the flexibility to fully adopt Git or use the ISPW feature-branching sandbox for a fully controlled and isolated environment to create and change code.
  • Using Veracode integration with BMC Compuware Topaz Workbench, organizations can now discover security risks in mainframe applications early in the development lifecycle. 
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Databricks announced the general availability of Delta Live Tables (DLT), an ETL framework that uses a simple declarative approach to build reliable data pipelines and automatically manage data infrastructure at scale. Delta Live Tables combines modern engineering practices and automatic management of infrastructure, whereas past efforts in the market have only tackled one aspect or the other. It simplifies ETL development by allowing engineers to describe the outcomes of data transformations. Delta Live Tables then understands the dependencies of the full data pipeline live and automates away the manual complexity. It also enables data engineers to treat their data as code and apply modern software engineering best practices like testing, error handling, monitoring, and documentation to deploy reliable pipelines at scale more easily. Delta Live Tables fully supports both Python and SQL and is tailored to work with both streaming and batch workloads.

Moogsoft enhanced its AIOps offerings by announcing new product features and enhancements that expand integration capabilities, improve the user experience, and provide users with actionable insights within days of implementation. The latest feature benefits and enhancements include service collaboration enhancements, including an insights dashboard and advanced ServiceNow integration. Also new are user experience enhancements and automation features, including Webhook enhancements, improved filters for incidents and alerts, single sign-on, and new user onboarding improvements.

Kumo emerged from stealth and introduced a new SaaS AI platform for the modern data stack. Noting that many businesses are only able to leverage a tiny fraction of this data for predictive tasks, Kumo addresses this issue by bringing powerful graph algorithms into a simple predictive AI tool. The core graph learning technology that underpins Kumo’s product has been in development for the past five years through Stanford/Dortmund University labs and PyG open-source software.

LightBeam.ai came out of stealth and announced the general availability of its AI-powered, identity-centric data privacy automation platform. As a data privacy automation (DPA) platform, LightBeam fosters autonomous privacy management, tying together discovery, cataloging, access controls, and data loss prevention (DLP). One of the platform’s key innovations is LightBeam’s ability to detect fragments of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) data and help privacy and security teams understand the identities (customers/patients/partners) to whom such data belongs, enabling them to automate security of all sensitive data proactively.

Warp formally launched and unveiled its fast, modern command-line terminal so that entire development teams can be more productive at building, running, and debugging code. The terminal has not been meaningfully improved in the last 40 years. Warp sought to modernize the terminal. It is a fast application, built natively in Rust, with an interface tailored to modern workflows. Whereas the regular terminal is a single-player app, Warp is introducing features that enable developers to help each other, debug outages together, and share knowledge.

Namogoo launched its “Customer Journey OS” (Customer Journey Operating System), a software platform that enables eCommerce teams to maximize their business potential by delivering hyper-meaningful journeys based on shoppers’ real-time needs. It also orchestrates all digital services running on the customer journey to work together to reach their goals. The platform is automatically pre-populated with all non-PII and intent data eCommerce teams need, simplifying the process of gathering, cleansing, integrating, and standardizing disparate data streams and enabling them to execute the perfect online journey. Namogoo’s AI works in real-time to identify inefficiencies or areas for improvement to take immediate action on these insights.

Airbyte made its cloud service for data movement and unifying data integration pipelines available in the U.S. Airbyte Cloud’s pricing model is based on compute time, which can be ten times less expensive than the industry-norm volume-based pricing. There are more than 170 Airbyte data connectors available today. Airbyte Cloud enables companies to have multiple workspaces and provides access management for their teams. Additionally, the company announced cooperation with open-source maintainers within its user community. Airbyte will provide compensation for helping deliver new features and bug fixes for the continuously-growing list of data connectors.

SingleStore announced the launch of SingleStoreDB with IBM, designed to provide enterprises with a one-stop-shop that can empower them to take advantage of SingleStore’s database technology with IBM. Through the new collaboration, IBM will offer the purchasing, licensing, and support of the SingleStore Database. In addition, clients can work with IBM Expert Labs or IBM Consulting for global deployment support, which can include consulting on individual database technologies and overall data management architectures, including a data fabric.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Red Hat announced a new Common Criteria Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2. A Common Criteria Certification provides a level of assurance that a product meets certain security criteria for specific computing environments. For this Common Criteria, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 was certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), with testing and validation completed by Acumen Security, a U.S. government-accredited laboratory. Additionally, the platform was tested and validated against the Common Criteria Standard for Information Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408) against version 4.2.1 of the NIAP General Purpose Operating System Protection Profile, including Extended Package for Secure Shell (SSH), version 1.0 and is the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux version to appear on the NIAP Product Compliant List.

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Provectus continues to invest efforts into the development of an Open-Source Data Discovery (ODD) and Observability Platform. It has released the v0.4 update, which includes several new features that make it easy to collect and handle metadata. The team has introduced “ODD-collector,” a new service designed to unify and simplify the collection of metadata. Token authentication for metadata collection has also been implemented to improve security. Now, teams who utilize the ODD Platform can find, preserve, use and re-use data in a more organized and secure manner. The release also includes a number of enhancements to improve the user experience.

Equalum announced the general availability of its Continuous Data Integration Platform (CDIP) Version 3.0. The platform supports real-time streaming use cases as well as Batch ETL, Replication, and Tier One Change Data Capture. The platform is available for on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based operations, including all required Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Targets. Additionally, Version 3.0 includes a suite of new capabilities to facilitate complex transformations and data manipulations with ease, in addition to other new offerings and enhancements.

Ably announced the Ably Kafka Connector, a new Kafka connector that provides a ready-made integration between Kafka and Ably. The connector helps companies distribute data from Kafka to internet-connected client devices in a fast, easy, dependable, and secure way. This is increasingly important for real-time analytics applications. As part of its partnership with Confluent, the connector is available on the Confluent Hub as a verified Gold connector.

CYTRIO, a data privacy compliance company, has added support for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to its all-in-one, cloud-native data privacy rights management automation solution. The support for GDPR complements other regulations already supported, including U.S. data privacy regulations including CCPA, CPRA, VCDPA, CPA, and others.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Boeing covered all the bases with respect to advancing its digital transformation efforts announcing partnerships with Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Specifically:

  • Boeing and Microsoft announced they are deepening their strategic partnership to accelerate Boeing’s digital transformation. Through the expanded collaboration, Boeing will leverage the Microsoft Cloud and its AI capabilities to update its technology infrastructure and mission-critical applications with intelligent new solutions that are data-driven.
  • AWS and Boeing announced an expanded relationship that extends Boeing’s existing cloud operations and streamlines its approach to cloud computing. Boeing will migrate applications out of on-premises data centers to AWS and create a technology foundation that will strengthen engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • Google Cloud and Boeing announced a partnership that will support the company’s cloud transformation by migrating hundreds of applications across multiple business groups and aerospace products to Google Cloud. The partnership will enable Boeing to take advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the cloud, along with the ease of use of Google Cloud’s data analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) tools.

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Confluent announced a new strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft. With this commitment, Confluent and Microsoft aim to reduce the operational burden of managing data streams in Azure and speed up real-time application development in the cloud. Through the partnership, Confluent Cloud can be quickly accessed with single sign-on through Azure Marketplace’s Active Directory, and billing is integrated with Azure billing accounts for simple cost management.

CData Software announced that it has achieved the Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery designation. With this validation from Google Cloud, current CData customers gain further confidence in their connectivity solution, and those evaluating BigQuery integration possibilities can move forward with CData knowing they are choosing the best offering for functional, powerful integration.

Habana announced it is collaborating with Grid.ai to make it easier and quicker for developers to train on Gaudi processors with PyTorch Lightning without any code changes. The integration of Habana’s SynapseAI software suite with PyTorch Lightning brings the best of both worlds together, enabling greater developer productivity while lowering the cost of model training. (PyTorch Lightning 1.6 was released just last week and now supports Habana Gaudi.)

BrainChip and SiFive announced they have combined their respective technologies to offer chip designers optimized AI/ML compute at the edge. BrainChip’s Akida is an advanced neural networking processor architecture that brings AI to the edge with high performance, ultra-low power, and on-chip learning. SiFive Intelligence solutions accelerate AI/ML applications. The integration of BrainChip’s Akida technology and SiFive’s multi-core capable RISC-V processors will provide a highly efficient solution for integrated edge AI compute.

SnapLogic announced that it has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud and achieved the Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery designation. Together, SnapLogic and Google Cloud make it even faster and easier for customers to move data from hundreds of applications and data sources into Google BigQuery, accelerating data analysis and decision making. Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery is a partner integration validation program to increase customer confidence in partner integrations into BigQuery, Google Cloud’s multi-cloud data warehouse.

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Tanium announced the availability of its converged endpoint management (XEM) solution in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Customers can purchase and provision Tanium directly from the marketplace to simplify procurement and gain the ability to apply the purchase to their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitments (MACC). As such, Tanium customers can take advantage of the trusted Azure cloud platform, including streamlined deployment and provisioning, to accelerate their security strategies.

Gupshup announced the acquisition of Active.Ai. Active.Ai utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and conversational services to help banks, credit unions, capital markets, and insurance companies digitally engage with customers. The acquisition strengthens Gupshup’s customer experience (CX) solutions for banking, financial services, and insurance customers.

Striim announced that the company’s real-time data integration and streaming solutions Striim Platform and Striim Cloud, have successfully achieved the Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery Designation. This designation gives existing customers the assurance that their Striim products work well with BigQuery and saves prospective customers evaluation time.

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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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