Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending August 5


In this week’s real-time analytics news: AWS announces new compute instances ideal for running batch processing, microservices, and more.

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AWS announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 M7i-flex and EC2 M7i instances powered by custom 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Sapphire Rapids). These custom processors, available only on AWS, offer up to 15% better performance over comparable x86-based Intel processors utilized by other cloud providers. M7i-flex instances are intended to deliver the needed price performance for a majority of general-purpose workloads. They deliver up to 19% better price performance compared to M6i instances. With M7i-flex instances, customers can seamlessly run web and application servers, batch processing, microservices, enterprise applications, and more.

Akamai Technologies announced the availability of API Security, a product that stops application programming interface (API) attacks and detects business logic abuse inside APIs. The API Security product provides complete visibility into API activity and uses behavioral analytics to detect complex threats, and improves detections by analyzing historical data stored in a data lake. The offering delivers API discovery, visibility, and risk auditing combined with detection and response capabilities that enable full investigation and threat hunting. With API Security’s Shadow Hunt threat-hunting managed service, machine learning signals are delivered to human analysts for investigation.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Ably announced the release of version 3.0 of the Ably Kafka Connector that empowers developers to efficiently and reliably extend Kafka pipelines over the internet to millions of web and mobile users. This latest version of the Ably Kafka Connector introduces a range of enhancements, including increased throughput and scalability, accreditation as a Confluent Cloud Custom Connector, and improved error handling and troubleshooting.

Apromore announced new capabilities for enterprises to leverage predictive analytics to boost the effectiveness of customer-facing processes. The Apromore platform’s fully no-code interface now allows analysts to build predictive dashboards without the need for technical resources, enabling teams to preempt performance degradation and to drill down into problematic customer touchpoints in near-real time, improving business resiliency and adaptability. That allows businesses to easily spot friction points, errors, and rework in customer interactions and make better decisions about steps to take to keep operational margins in check.

Boomi announced the company is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and an ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certified provider whose Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and Information Security Management System (ISMS) have received third-party accreditation from the International Standards Organization (ISO). Boomi’s 27001:2013 and 27701:2019 ISO certifications also include control objectives from ISO 27017:2015 and ISO 27018:2019 which provide guidance on both the information security aspects of cloud computing and the protection of personal data in the cloud.

CISO Global has strengthened its security management platform Argo to increase the effectiveness of security teams, who now can access real-time data across tool sets to make better-informed decisions. The platform is now able to aggregate data in real time from a client’s entire environment, including network asset information, currently deployed cyber tools, security operations center (SOC) services, vulnerability management, secure managed IT, and penetration testing data.

Dell Technologies introduced new offerings to help businesses securely build generative AI (GenAI) models on-premises. With Dell Generative AI Solutions, the breadth of Dell’s portfolio, including Dell Precision workstations, Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerScale scale-out storage, Dell ECS enterprise object storage, and a broad set of services, provide the tools to deliver GenAI solutions from desktops to core data centers, edge locations, and public clouds.

Digitate strengthened its AI offerings with the launch of new generative AI capabilities, empowering organizations to accelerate their automation agenda with a context-aware knowledge accelerator and the use of an integrated AI-powered assistant. ignio – Digitate’s flagship AIOps product – now uses large language models (LLMs) to extract information from various sources. This context-aware approach allows the solution to optimize automation through situation and technology-specific actions, delivering tailored and efficient solutions that fuel enterprise agility, resiliency, and innovation. 

EPAM Systems announced the launch of its AI-powered DIAL Orchestration Platform (Deterministic Integrator of Applications and LLMs), which merges the power of Large Language Models (LLMs) with deterministic code. The solution offers a secure, scalable, and customizable AI workbench to streamline and enhance AI-driven business solutions.

Hygraph announced a major update to its enterprise-grade federated content platform with the introduction of top-level remote fields. The new capability is part of Hygraph’s overall federated content vision to power a many-to-many relationship between content sources and devices as organizations look to create new digital services and business models at scale. To that end, top-level remote fields empower enterprises to unify distributed content from across multiple systems to deliver to any destination without duplication.

KX unveiled the Early Access Program for KDB.AI, a multi-model vector database. Seamlessly handling both structured and unstructured data, KDB.AI empowers real-time processing, enabling sliding window search for time-series-based vector search. Its stateful approach caters to various applications, providing native support for large language models (LLMs) and machine learning workflows.

Lightbend announced the launch of Akka Distributed Cluster (Akka v.23.05), which brings new capabilities for accelerating data delivery to users; maintaining application availability even in the event of a cloud provider outage; cutting costs by minimizing data storage expenses and reducing server data traffic; and conserving developer time. These new features, combined with Akka, give enterprises the ability to build mission-critical cloud-native applications in less time than ever.

Monte Carlo announced Data Product Dashboard, a new capability that allows customers to easily define a data or AI product, track the health of corresponding data tables and training sets, and report on the product’s reliability to business stakeholders directly in their data observability platform. With the launch of its Data Product Dashboard, users can now easily identify which data assets feed a particular data product and unify detection and resolution for relevant data incidents in a single view.

OpenText announced, the company’s vision and direction for applying AI with its OpenText Information Management software. As part of the announcement, it introduced OpenText Aviator, a family of generative AI capabilities within its Information Management Cloud Editions; and OpenText Aviator Private Cloud, a new managed services offering to host and manage private LLM data and LLM models for OpenText private cloud customers.

SnapLogic announced the general availability of SnapGPT, a generative integration solution that empowers everyone to integrate faster and easier. SnapGPT is a combination of large-language models, proprietary AI-powered integration automation, and data and security controls. The solution helps companies seamlessly connect diverse systems and data sources by empowering any employee to create new integrations just by using natural language.

Tricentis announced the addition of Tricentis Device Cloud (TDC) to its portfolio of mobile testing products. Together with Tricentis Testim Mobile and Tricentis Tosca Mobile, organizations can now manage, author, execute, and analyze applications on physical mobile devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and more at all stages of the development lifecycle, eliminating the need to manage in-house devices which can be costly and unreliable. By detecting critical mobile failures and performance issues, teams can fix defects quickly and accelerate high-quality releases across their CI/CD pipelines.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Applied Insight announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Migration Competency status. This designation recognizes Applied Insight’s track record of performing more than 200 AWS cloud migrations across 16 public sector and enterprise organizations. Applied Insight’s product Altitude helped in these projects by providing a rapidly deployable infrastructure platform, easing and speeding up the cloud migration process.

Digital Science announced a limited beta launch of Dimensions AI Assistant, a new research tool designed to enhance how users engage with the knowledge available on Dimensions, one of the world’s largest linked research databases. Dimensions AI Assistant utilizes advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to provide users with semantically rich summaries and contextualized results, surpassing traditional keyword-based searches.

Soracom, a global provider of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, announced an expanded partnership to support the commercial deployment of next-generation iSIM (Integrated Subscriber Identity Module) for Soracom customers. This builds on a previous announcement of the completion of a joint iSIM Proof of Concept in collaboration with Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony), a cellular IoT chipset provider, and Kigen, a provider of secure authentication for cellular IoT devices. The current announcement expands this collaboration to include new iSIM-compatible modules from Quectel and Murata.

Twilio announced it will enable companies to create personalized, customer-aware experiences powered by OpenAI. Through this integration, Twilio customers will be able to use OpenAI’s GPT-4 model to power new generative capabilities in Twilio Engage. The combination of Twilio Segment and OpenAI’s Large Language Models will create new opportunities for businesses.

Vaultree announced a strategic integration with Tableau to help secure financial and healthcare data analytics. Together, the two will enable encrypted data to be safely analyzed and visualized while maintaining absolute data privacy and security. The companies combine Vaultree’s persistent Fully Functional Data-In-Use Encryption (FFDUE) encryption with Tableau’s secure data visualization, promoting innovation, mitigating cybersecurity risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance with standards like GDPR and CCPA.

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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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