Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending February 11


In this week’s real-time analytics news: A large number of partnerships and collaborations were announced, dominating the week’s offerings.

Keeping pace with news and developments in the real-time analytics market can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we have you covered with a summary of the items our staff comes across each week. And if you prefer it in your inbox, sign up here!

Civo had a series of announcements this week at Civo Navigate, the company’s first U.S. tech conference. To start, it announced the launch of “Platform,” its new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. Run on Kubernetes, the Civo Platform offers developers a flexible and scalable framework for running and developing applications in the cloud. Other announcements included:

  • The launch of “OpenCP,” a new open-source extension to kubectl. OpenCP provides a framework to build additional functionality on top of kubectl, the widely-used Kubernetes command-line tool, to allow it to be used to control cloud services beyond just Kubernetes. 
  • The introduction of its new Machine Learning (ML) managed service, “Kubeflow as a Service,” aimed at improving the developer experience and reducing the resources and time required to gain insights from ML algorithms.

Esri announced the release of new ArcGIS Reality software to capture the world in 3D. The need for such a solution is growing as businesses increasingly need to capture reality from aerial imaging as the foundation for digital twins. To that end, ArcGIS Reality is a family of products for site, city, and countrywide reality mapping—all using the new ArcGIS Reality Engine. The engine and software include:

  • ArcGIS Reality for ArcGIS Pro, a new extension of Esri’s flagship desktop GIS software.
  • ArcGIS Reality Studio, a new focused application for reality mapping from aerial images for entire cities and countries.
  • Site Scan for ArcGIS, Esri’s cloud-based end-to-end reality mapping software for drone imagery.
  • ArcGIS Drone2Map, an intuitive desktop application focused on reality mapping from drone imagery.

Fiddler launched a new set of capabilities in analytics, diagnostics, and vector monitoring to help monitor, explain, analyze, and improve trustworthy models. The solution and its new capabilities help users create a continuous feedback loop in ML lifecycles and gain contextual insights in a single, unified view. Advanced analytics are used to surface actionable insights, making it easy to map model performance to business KPIs. That helps data science and MLOps teams save time, effort, and money through prioritization while focusing on delivering better business outcomes.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Cohesity announced the 7.0 software release of Cohesity Data Cloud. The release provides customers with enhanced cyber resiliency capabilities to help protect and secure data against cyberattacks. With Cohesity 7.0, organizations can strengthen cyber resilience by hardening privileged access, accelerating ransomware recovery for files and objects, and reducing attack surface through expanded platform and workload support.

DataStax announced the launch of Astra Block, a new service delivered within the Astra DB cloud database that helps developers quickly build and scale Web3 applications fueled by the entire real-time dataset from the Ethereum blockchain. With Astra Block, developers can stream enhanced data from the industry’s dominant blockchain in a matter of minutes, then scale Web3 experiences virtually infinitely on Astra DB — the serverless cloud database built on the open-source Apache Cassandra database.

Fivetran announced a new offering that brings more SaaS connectors to market at an accelerated pace, along with a program to deliver them to enterprises by request. Leveraging the latest in generative AI and natural language processing technologies, Fivetran’s By Request Program can build new Lite connectors in as little as 30 days, enabling organizations to centralize all data movement with Fivetran. Ninety Lite connectors have already been built for leading SaaS applications, including Okta, Slack, Chargebee, Gong, WooCommerce, and others. The company expects to introduce hundreds of new connectors in the next year, bringing the total number of fully-managed connectors to more than 500.

Rossum announced new enhancements to its online marketplace that helps customers streamline and automate workflows. The Rossum marketplace gives users a one-stop shop and direct access to AI-enabled document process capabilities without requiring support from software developers. Customers can now drive even more value from their document processing initiatives by leveraging software from industry leaders such as SAP, Workday, UiPath, and Blue Prism.

Schneider Electric has released TradeOff Tool, a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) monitoring value calculator for distributed IT. The tool provides user-selectable inputs and adjustable assumptions to perform “what-if” scenarios to see the ROI/payback of monitoring software. 

Starburst announced platform updates that speed up performance while reducing barriers to increased data consumption. The new capability includes automated metadata from roles, user queries, and other user behaviors, such as adding a new dataset. These features follow the launch of key data and schema discovery and data privileges capabilities that streamline the traditional Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process, announced in November. These new UI and search components bring a marketplace experience to make data products easy to find and consume.

VergeIO announced the immediate availability of its latest software release of VergeOS, the Data Center Operating System. The new release enables organizations to extend their infrastructures to the Edge with a new mesh-based management capability. It also provides a new Recipe Marketplace to simplify large data center deployments delivering on the full promise of the private cloud.

VisionTrack announced the launch of a sophisticated AI-powered post-analysis solution. NARA (Notification, Analysis, and Risk Assessment) is device agnostic, so it can be integrated with existing connected camera technology – whether VisionTrack or third-party hardware. It adds another layer of analysis to AI vehicle cameras, which are often limited by the processing capacity of the device.

Yugabyte announced that it achieved the ISO/IEC 27001 certification covering the company’s product offerings: YugabyteDB, YugabyteDB Anywhere, and YugabyteDB Managed. Created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO/IEC 27001 is one of the most widely recognized and globally accepted information security standards. It identifies requirements for a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS) by specifying how organizations should implement the proper security and management controls to ensure data is treated in a secure manner.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Ansys is extending its long-term strategic collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate virtual product design through expanded cloud-based access to Ansys’ simulation solutions and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure will be a new offering available on the Azure Marketplace that will provide an alternative to Ansys’ current managed cloud offering, Ansys Cloud Direct. This new offering will enable customers to use their existing Ansys applications along with Azure services purchased directly from Microsoft to deliver cost savings and improved data management as well as greater flexibility.

Anthropic, an AI startup, announced a new partnership with Google Cloud. Specifically, Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider, giving it the compute power necessary to build reliable and trustworthy AI systems. Additionally, Google Cloud intends to build large-scale, next-generation TPU and GPU clusters that Anthropic plans to use to train and deploy its AI systems.

Applied Insight announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Applied Insight will hire, train, and certify cleared cloud technologists to support AWS public sector customers. This new initiative builds on the company’s long-standing strategic partnership with AWS and will address the growing demand for cleared cloud experts.

Ataccama announced it has deepened the integration of its Ataccama ONE platform with Snowflake to provide data observability functionality and pushdown processing to joint customers. The expanded Snowflake integration leverages Snowpark, Snowflake’s developer framework, to natively process custom functions used for data profiling and quality checks. In this way, data is processed directly on Snowflake’s single, integrated platform, delivering faster, lower cost, and more secure results.

Classiq, in collaboration with Microsoft, launched a global program for quantum software research and education dedicated to universities and educational institutions. The program will offer Classiq’s advanced quantum computing platform and Microsoft Azure Quantum’s cloud access to quantum computers. The combined offering will be used by university professors, students, and researchers for conducting courses and carrying out research in all aspects of quantum computing.

Code Intelligence confirmed that it is adding support for JavaScript into OSS-Fuzz, Google’s platform for continuous fuzzing for open-source software. As part of their collaboration, Code Intelligence has been a strong contributor to OSS-Fuzz for memory-safe languages, such as Java and Go. This new effort is part of Code Intelligence’s initiative to develop advanced fuzzing and bug detection capabilities for memory-safe languages.

dbt Labs announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transform, the innovators behind the modern data stack’s semantic layer founded by former Airbnb data scientists. Transform’s technology will expand and enhance the functionality of the dbt Semantic Layer, which enables organizations to centrally define business metrics in dbt and then query them from any analytics tool. Additionally, the acquisition will accelerate the development of the dbt Semantic Layer.

IBM announced its acquisition of StepZen Inc., the developer of a GraphQL server with an architecture that helps developers build GraphQL APIs quickly and with less code. StepZen complements IBM’s organic development in key areas, including integration, API management, data fabric, and data management. 

Lenovo and WEKA  announced a new global agreement focused on offering solutions for next-generation data management architectures and performance-intensive workloads for delivery in more than 160 markets worldwide. The solutions will accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics for high-performance workloads, including finance, genomics, life science, media, and entertainment applications around the world, by speeding time to insights while reducing associated costs.

Progress announced the completion of the acquisition of MarkLogic. MarkLogic extends Progress’ capabilities beyond structured data with a powerful NoSQL database, informed search, and semantic AI. It enables users to connect, create, and consume complex contextual data and addresses a variety of high-value use cases such as complex customer data challenges, large data volumes, multiple data sources, and types—yet manages it all natively from a single unified platform.

Red Hat announced the availability of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Google Cloud. Delivering the Ansible Automation Platform on Google Cloud gives IT teams easier access to a familiar IT automation framework already integrated with their operations. The platform’s availability on Google Cloud Marketplace helps simplify self-deployments, providing ready access to straightforward, cloud-optimized automation that’s ready from Day 0.

SAS announced that it has joined CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, to further promote the use of advanced analytics across manufacturing. By combining CESMII’s approach for standardized and contextualized manufacturing data with SAS’ expertise in AI, machine learning, and data-driven manufacturing, smart manufacturers will be able to adapt more easily to changing conditions and meet evolving customer needs.

SEON announced the acquisition of Complytron. The acquisition instantly adds anti-money laundering (AML) capabilities to SEON’s fraud-fighting toolkit. Specifically, as a result of the acquisition, SEON now offers a single source for FinCrime intelligence combined with decision functionality to help address evolving regulatory requirements.

Siren announced a strategic partnership with DarkOwl. The partnership will offer Siren customers curated access to the dark web. As such, threat intelligence analysts will have the means to connect DarkOwl data to other forensic, OSINT, company, or internal sources of data to power a variety of law enforcement, National Security, and corporate fraud use cases.

Sumo Logic announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. Upon completion of the deal, Sumo Logic will become a private company with an enhanced ability to expand its market opportunity, innovate on its critical solutions, accelerate growth, and further its vision.

Veza announced an integration with GitHub. With this integration, Veza customers who use GitHub can now keep company IP out of the hands of threat actors by managing access permissions to the organization’s codebase. With Veza’s integration for GitHub, identity and security teams go beyond role-based access control to understand what actions users can take (read, write, delete). Additionally, Veza customers can automatically find excessive permissions and take steps to remediate them.

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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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