Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending August 27

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: The Linux Foundation and the World Bank released a free, online quantum computing training course to provide an understanding of how the technology could be used for complex decision making.

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The Linux Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank, has released a new, free, online training course, Fundamentals of Quantum Computing.  The course provides an understanding of how quantum computing could be used for complex decision-making far beyond current computer capabilities, as well as an understanding of the technological, governmental, and industrial implications as the technology further matures.

The new course takes approximately three hours to complete, making it accessible to anyone.  It will be of particular interest to public sector leaders, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and technology teams in charge of the planning, design, development, and deployment of public service delivery and digital economy infrastructures and platforms.  Learners should be generally familiar with how computers function and the current use of on-premises and cloud computing.

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The Object Management Group (OMG) announced V1.0 of the Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) Glossary.  The goal of the glossary is to eliminate confusion for end users about the suffix “as-a-service,” which has become a popular shorthand to describe solutions offered on a pay-as-you-go basis with elasticity and self-service procurement.  The glossary, developed by the OMG Cloud Working Group, consists of a list of forty-eight terms and their definitions and a set of references to the sources or definitions of those terms.

 Privitar announced the general availability of the Privitar Modern Data Provisioning (MDP) Platform, a new data security platform designed to help organizations maximize their use of data within their organizations and beyond.  The Privitar Modern Data Provisioning Platform uses a policy-based approach that enables organizations to comply with privacy regulations and protect customer trust with security and privacy capabilities built into data operations.

TidalScale announced that its software-defined server technology is now live and available in the AWS Marketplace.  TidalScale software solution “glues” AWS EC2 bare metal instances together so that they function as a single larger system.  The software-defined server delivers in-memory performance for high-value workloads such as databases, analytics, or simulations.  TidalScale requires no changes to applications or operating systems and is deployable within minutes.

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Push Technology announced enhancements to Diffusion Cloud, its Intelligent Event-Data Platform.  The additions include a new REST adapter and improved data monitoring capabilities.  With the new adapter, development teams can quickly provide real-time experiences to customers by transforming existing APIs into streaming data feeds without the need to re-architect backend systems.  Monitoring improvements make it easier for Ops teams to understand how their Diffusion Cloud services are being used, identify anomalous behavior, and proactively respond to potential issues before they impact end users.

Acceldata announced the general availability of its data observability cloud solution.  The expanded platform offers data observability options to enterprises regardless of where they are on their data journey – cloud-native, multi-cloud, hybrid, or on-premises.  The Acceldata data observability cloud empowers data teams with multi-dimensional insights by synthesizing signals from multiple layers, consolidating and analyzing them to deliver superior performance and increase business ROI from data.  Acceldata’s data observability cloud ensures the reliability of data pipelines and provides visibility into the data stack to proactively identify, investigate, prevent, and remediate data issues. 

InfluxData announced new serverless capabilities to expedite time series data collection, processing, and storage in InfluxDB Cloud.  InfluxDB Native Collectors enable developers building with InfluxDB Cloud to subscribe to, process, transform, and store real-time data from messaging and other public and private brokers and queues with a click of a button.  Currently available for MQTT, Native Collectors introduce a fast way to get data from third-party brokers into InfluxDB Cloud without the need for additional software or new code.

Yellowbrick Data announced the first public debut of the latest release of its cloud data warehouse.  Cloud-native and built on Kubernetes, the Yellowbrick data warehouse elastically scales with growing organizational needs, supports hybrid and multi-cloud deployment, sets the foundation for data mesh and data fabrics, and enhances data lakes and lakehouses.

Loft Labs announced DevSpace version 6, open-source software for Kubernetes that enables users to develop, troubleshoot, and deploy cloud-native software faster.  The new version introduces automation pipelines, which are similar to GitHub actions; improved remote testing via an SSH (Secure Socket Shell) connection from the local host to the container; and reusability with imports, so a central repository of functions is able to be accessed and shared via Git, local paths, or URLs.

Sisu Data announced new capabilities of its Sisu Decision Intelligence Engine, which lets businesses take advantage of AI and ML-powered insights from cloud-scale data.  The latest product enhancements allow Sisu customers to automatically detect trends and anomalies in data and monitor metrics at scale; diagnose why metrics change by augmenting analytics workflows with AI/ML-powered automated analytics; predict the future impact of metric change to plan actions based on statistically relevant results; and act on the factors that impact business performance with new integrations (such as Google Cloud’s Looker, dbt, etc.), direct connections into operational systems, and an expanded Sisu API.

TDengine released TDengine 3.0, which adds a cloud-native architecture for Kubernetes deployments and other innovations that both scale and simplify the deployment and management of massive time-series data environments.  TDengine 3.0, which is immediately available, adds Kubernetes and serverless container support; high scale for growing IoT and other deployments; high performance on time series data; cache storage of new data; built-in data subscription tailored specifically for time series data in IoT architectures; stream processing with sliding windows and standard SQL syntax for both traditional continuous queries and event-driven stream computing; and easy time-series data analytics.

Alteryx announced Alteryx Server-FIPS, a version of its Server offering that is aligned with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for data security and computer systems.  The launch of Server-FIPS is aimed at analytics use cases in public sector environments that require enhanced data encryption.  Alteryx Server-FIPS is a FIPS-capable and scalable server-based product for scheduling, sharing, and running apps and models created in Alteryx Designer-FIPS for others in the organization to leverage.

Observable announced the introduction of free team accounts for data analysts, data scientists, developers, engineers, and more, allowing them to learn from and build on each other’s work.  The new team offering opens up collaboration using a large collection of public data work occurring in Observable to the platform’s community of more than five million data experts and explorers engaged.  Specifically, free Teams can access nearly 700,000 custom notebooks, templates, charts, graphs, and educational resources.

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BigID announced AI automation and auto-classification designed to accelerate data governance and data management.  With these capabilities, customers can gain data trust with deep data context, accuracy, and insight; streamline data retention with out-of-the-box data lifecycle management from tagging to data aging; enrich existing data catalogs with privacy, security, and risk-aware context; and improve data quality with consistency and context.

Incorta announced several new data applications, its marketplace for applications and components, new extensibility features, and a new brand identity.  The newly released data applications further extend the reach and agility of Incorta, and the new Incorta Marketplace opens the door to customizations and packaged solutions from partners and the community.  The company’s new brand identity pays homage to the flexibility and simplicity made possible by Incorta’s unique architectural design and exemplifies the platform’s ability to inspire and enable unlimited data curiosity.

Slim.AI unveiled new capabilities in its Continuous Software Supply Chain Security Solution to help software producers find and continuously remove vulnerabilities, harden container images, and reduce the container attack surface.  With the latest release, Slim.AI adds Multi-Scanner Vulnerability Reporting that allows users of the platform to scan containers, slim them to remove unnecessary components, then scan them again to document for downstream consumers the volume of threats that have been removed.  As part of the new features announcement, the company is partnering with BigID to automatically secure the containers they provide to their customers or run in their production environments. 

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

OpenText announced it will acquire Micro Focus for $6 billion. The deal will make OpenText one of the world’s largest software and cloud businesses. Customers of OpenText and Micro Focus will benefit from a partner that can even more effectively help them accelerate their digital transformation efforts by unlocking the full value of their information assets and core systems.

DataStax and Decodable announced a new partnership to help developers build modern real-time applications and economically and quickly deliver data services.  As a result of the partnership, the two companies will connect their cloud services to deliver the benefits of three powerful open-source technologies together: Apache Pulsar, Apache Flink, and Apache Cassandra.  The joint solution will be offered as fully-managed services available on any cloud through DataStax’s Cassandra-based Astra DB, Pulsar-based Astra Streaming, and Decodable’s SQL-based stream processing platform powered by Apache Flink.

Nexla announced the acquisition of Fidap. Fidap provides clean data for advanced analytics and machine learning.  In addition to data engineering tools that help users make data usable, Nexla will now have pre-packaged ready-to-use data sets.  These include public datasets such as U.S. Census and Federal Reserve data and commercial data sets such as equities market data.  These datasets will be available in multiple velocities and formats and in major cloud warehouses, live streams, and files in popular cloud storage systems.

SAS announced a partnership with SingleStore to help organizations remove barriers to data access, maximize performance and scalability, and uncover key data-driven insights.  SAS Viya with SingleStore enables the use of SAS analytics and AI technology on data stored in SingleStore’s cloud-native real-time database.  The integration provides flexible, open access to curated data to help accelerate value for cloud, hybrid, and on-premises deployments.

Seeed Studio announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications.  Seeed is a reseller of NVIDIA embedded systems and a member of the NVIDIA Jetson ecosystem for edge AI.  The company offers NVIDIA Jetson module-powered full system and carrier boards, integrating software into AI solutions spanning many industries.

Modak and Neo4j announced a partnership to help enterprises accelerate the journey from multiple data sources to data products by bringing together the capabilities of Modak Nabu and Neo4j.  With the partnership, enterprises will get the benefits of faster relationship and pattern discovery in datasets using graph visualization, simplified querying for data analytics with Cypher query language, democratization of data access along with effective graph visualization, consumption-ready curated data products, self-service data engineering using a no-code/low-code platform, integration of Modak Nabu with Neo4j, and multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud data engineering.

MinIO has announced a deeper strategic collaboration with Intel to deliver superior performance across mission-critical workloads, creating optimized infrastructure options for customers.  MinIO is a high-performance, Kubernetes-native, S3-compatible object store.  It is optimized for 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors at a granular level, including built-in Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel AVX-512) single instruction multiple data (SIMD) acceleration capabilities.

Milesight and Senet jointly announced a partnership to qualify Milesight LoRaWAN gateways and sensor-enabled end devices for operation on the Senet network.  Sensors being qualified include those for monitoring total volatile organic compounds, CO2 concentration, temperature, humidity, activity level, leak detection, and other indoor environmental conditions.  Outdoor devices for water level, pipe pressure, and soil monitoring will also be evaluated for listing on Senet’s Marketplace.

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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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