Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending January 15

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Databricks and Vantiq introduced retail-specific offerings, AWS announced the general availability of Hpc6a instances for tightly-coupled HPC applications, 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:

Databricks announced the Databricks Lakehouse for Retail, an industry-specific data lakehouse for retailers and consumer goods (CG) customers. With Databricks’ Lakehouse for Retail, data teams are enabled with a centralized data and AI platform that is tailored to help solve the data challenges that retailers, partners, and their suppliers are facing.

Vantiq announced its Smart Retail Development Framework. Utilizing the Vantiq Platform, the new framework is a modular collection of application components leveraging AI and IoT to enable the development, deployment, and management of smart retail applications at scale. The framework’s library of components provides mix-and-match building blocks for advanced IT and digital systems to have a massive impact on how nimbly retail brands are able to innovate within the physical store environment.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Hpc6a instances, a new instance type that is purpose-built for tightly coupled high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. Hpc6a instances, powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, expand AWS’s portfolio of HPC compute options.

Define Tech Ltd., developers of the OpenStack-based LMX Cloud platform, has partnered with SUSE to build an AI-optimized Cloud infrastructure for Kubernetes-orchestrated workloads at scale. The offering allows admin and DevOps teams to deploy Kubernetes workloads on both LMX private cloud as well as public cloud platforms in a hybrid manner without the usual vendor lock-in that comes with proprietary Kubernetes managed services.

IBM announced it has acquired Envizi, a data and analytics software provider for environmental performance management. By using Envizi with IBM’s broader AI-powered software, companies will be able to automate the feedback generated between their corporate environmental initiatives and the operational endpoints being used in daily business operations.

Quali announced that its Torque platform is now available to Microsoft Azure users on the Azure Marketplace. Torque works by allowing DevOps practitioners to create a catalog of blueprints defined and configured according to company best practices, leveraging existing Infrastructure as Code scripts layered with the data, services, and application requirements to deliver a complete environment. Those blueprints are then available to developers via self-service through their existing CLI and IDE tools.

o9 Solutions announced it has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN). This collaboration makes it easier for businesses to deploy the full suite of o9’s cloud-native solutions and its AI-powered integrated planning and decision-making platform to leverage the breadth and depth of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

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Ensono announced the acquisition of ExperSolve, a mainframe modernization company. ExperSolve’s proprietary software toolchain converts COBOL and other mainframe programming languages to modern languages such as Java and C#, so applications can be migrated off the mainframe onto private or public clouds. The addition of ExperSolve expands Ensono’s mainframe optimization and modernization services.

Cobalt Iron announced that it has received a patent on its technology for analytics-based cloud brokering of data protection operations. U.S. Patent 11206306 describes new techniques that will be implemented in Cobalt Iron Compass, an enterprise SaaS backup platform.

Jitterbit announced it has acquired PrimeApps. By combining Jitterbit’s API integrator with PrimeApps, the company will offer an end-to-end platform that allows non-technical people to easily build and deploy business apps with enterprise-grade features that can connect to any system, all via a low-code, custom design interface. 

Aptiv announced a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River for $4.3 billion in cash. Aptiv sees Wind River’s edge computing software as a critical platform for automotive in the next decade, as cars are outfitted with software such as self-driving capabilities and sophisticated infotainment systems. 

Fractal announced the acquisition of Neal Analytics. Neal Analytics strengthens Fractal’s AI engineering capabilities and cloud-first offerings on Microsoft’s multi-cloud ecosystems and enables clients to scale AI and power decisions; it also strengthens Fractal’s presence in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and India.

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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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