Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending August 28

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: IBM intros its first processor with on-chip real-time AI inferencing acceleration, NVIDIA offers a software suite to run virtualized AI workloads, and more.

Keeping pace with news and developments in the real-time analytics market can be a daunting task. We want to help by providing a summary of some of the items our staff came across each week. Here are some of the news items from this week:

IBM unveiled details of the upcoming new IBM Telum Processor, designed to bring deep learning inference to enterprise workloads to help address fraud in real-time. Telum is IBM’s first processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing while a transaction is taking place. The on-chip hardware acceleration is designed to help customers achieve business insights at scale across banking, finance, trading, insurance applications, and customer interactions. A Telum-based system is planned for the first half of 2022.

NVIDIA announced the availability of NVIDIA AI Enterprise, a software suite of AI tools and frameworks that lets companies running VMware vSphere to virtualize AI workloads on NVIDIA-Certified Systems. Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo, and Supermicro are offering NVIDIA-Certified Systems optimized for AI workloads on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA AI Enterprise. And Domino Data Lab announced it is validating its Domino Enterprise MLOps Platform with NVIDIA AI Enterprise. In related news, Dell Technologies announced the certification of its hyperconverged infrastructure system, the Dell EMC VxRail, for the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite.

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Yugabyte announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.9. This latest release delivers a smart JDBC client driver with an understanding of the distributed architecture of a YugabyteDB cluster. The Yugabyte Smart Driver for SQL allows applications to get better performance and fault tolerance by connecting to any node in a distributed SQL database cluster without the need for an external load balancer. The client driver is available as open-source software under the Apache 2.0 license.

Rockset unveiled a major product release that makes real-time analytics on streaming data from sources like Apache Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon DynamoDB, and data lakes more accessible and affordable. With this launch, customers can use standard SQL to perform real-time data transformations and pre-aggregations continuously as new data is ingested from any source.

Croquet Corporation launched the Croquet Collaboration Platform allowing developers to create multi-user apps with real-time capabilities. Additionally, the company has launched a free reference app called PiiX (Photo Instantaneous Interactive Experience) to showcase the technology. PiiX allows anyone, from consumers to sophisticated developers, to test-drive this new collaboration technology right now, with no registration required.

SambaNova Systems announced a strategic partnership with ORock Technologies to deliver powerful and secure cloud-based AI solutions to organizations seeking a competitive advantage in faster time-to-decision and model outcomes. Specifically, SambaNova’s AI solutions are now available in the ORock cloud to commercial and government customers.

Wind River and Intel announced that the companies are jointly developing a 5G vRAN solution that integrates Intel FlexRAN reference software for systems fueled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration, and also features Intel Ethernet 800 Network Adapters and the Intel vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 in concert with Wind River Studio.

Wipro Limited announced a global strategic partnership with DataRobot todeliver Augmented Intelligence at scale. DataRobot’s Augmented Intelligence platform complements Wipro’s expertise in enterprise AI. The partnership will streamline the process of infusing AI-led intelligence into customer business decisions and positively impact their bottom line.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

Digital Harmonic announced that it has joined NVIDIA Inception. The program will offer Digital Harmonic the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.

3AI announced that it has joined NVIDIA Inception. This will enable 3AI to unlock the power of new proprietary algorithms that were computationally infeasible in the past. 

Zendesk announced it has acquired Cleverly. Cleverly provides AI-powered solutions with insight-driven automation that makes support teams more productive. Zendesk will integrate Cleverly’s technology across its platform.

GitLab released its latest iteration, 14.2, which improves continuous integration (CI) speed, delivers built-in CI support for Apple devices, and gives development teams easier and tighter integration with GitPod.

Virtana and Infinidat announced the integration of Virtana VirtualWisdom and Infinidat InfiniBox to offer comprehensive Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) tailor-made for large enterprises and service providers.

Cloudian announced that its HyperStore object storage platform is certified with VMware Tanzu Greenplum. The solution can provide the limitless scalability, robust security, and cost-efficiency needed to support modern enterprise analytics applications in VMware Tanzu Greenplum environments. 

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AppNeta announced that it has achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that AppNeta Performance Manager has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments.

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Salvatore Salamone

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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