Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending January 28


In this week’s real-time analytics news: McKinsey announced the acquisition of Iguazio with the goal to “dramatically accelerate and scale AI deployments.”

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McKinsey announced the acquisition of Iguazio. With the addition of Iguazio’s technology and a team of more than 70 data and AI experts, McKinsey will be able to dramatically accelerate and scale AI deployments, driving further impact for clients. Some of McKinsey’s efforts in this area have come from its QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey group, which has been working with clients for more than a decade to embed AI into real-time decision making to help solve the world’s most challenging problems. Working with Iguazio, QuantumBlack will be able to immediately provide clients with industry-specific AI solutions that are five times more productive, eight times faster from proof-of-concept to production, and twice as reliable.

AWS announced the general availability of Amazon OpenSearch Serverless, the serverless option for Amazon OpenSearch Service that makes it easier to run search and analytics workloads without even having to think about infrastructure management. Self-managed OpenSearch and managed OpenSearch Service are widely used to search and analyze petabytes of data. Both options give customers full control over the configuration of compute, memory, and storage resources in clusters, which allows them to optimize cost and performance for their applications.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Airbyte announced its Free Connector Program, which provides free use of any data pipeline on Airbyte Cloud that uses alpha or beta connectors – giving organizations easy access to all of their data. With its open-source model and paid Contributor Program, Airbyte is addressing the industry need for the long tail of connectors that otherwise never get addressed. Most of its open-source connectors will be available for use with Airbyte Cloud by the end of the quarter, thus making more than 200 connectors part of the free connector program. 

Domino Data Lab unveiled new offerings in its partner program. New accreditations, trainings, and validated ecosystem integrations will enable Domino’s partners to broaden the use of its platform alongside other data science ecosystem technologies. The two new Domino partner accreditation programs include the Domino Data Science Practitioner Accreditation and the Domino App Administration Accreditation. announced the release of the Experience Optimization (XO) Platform Version 10.0. The upgrade enables easier and more open integration with enterprise systems, allows businesses and individuals to deploy intelligent virtual assistants with minimal-to-no training, and can be continuously scaled and enhanced for high performance. One of the key features of this release is the ability to enable large language models (LLMs) such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other generative AI technologies. 

Lotame announced the launch of Spherical, a next-generation data platform to accelerate first-party data. The platform will extend first-party data living in data warehouses or customer data platforms (CDPs) into the madtech ecosystem. Leading CDPs integrated with Lotame at the launch of Spherical include BlueConic, Meiro, mParticle, Rudderstack, Salesforce, Simon Data, Tealium, and Treasure Data. Lotame plans to expand support to additional CDPs on an ongoing basis.

Next Pathway Inc. announced its next-generation code translation software for intelligent automated cloud migrations. With SHIFT Cloud, Next Pathway introduces a new approach to move legacy workloads from data warehouses and data lakes to the cloud. Customers can now upload, analyze, and translate their entire legacy code base, including SQL code and ETL pipelines, to the cloud target of their choosing in a self-service capacity.

Tricentis announced the general availability of Tricentis Test Automation, a cloud-based test automation solution that simplifies test creation, orchestration, and scalable test execution. The solution enables easier collaboration among QA teams and their business stakeholders and faster, higher-quality, and more durable releases of web-based applications and business processes.

Varonis Systems announced the release of automated posture management to help customers effortlessly remediate security and compliance gaps across their SaaS and IaaS environments. Varonis continually scans, detects, and prioritizes cloud security risks — giving CISOs and compliance officers real-time visibility into their data security posture. With this new automation capability, customers can automatically fix misconfigurations in apps like Salesforce and AWS from a single interface with one click.

Venafi introduced TLS Protect for Kubernetes. As part of the Venafi Control Plane for machine identities, the solution enables security and platform teams to manage cloud-native machine identities easily and securely, such as TLS, mTLS, and SPIFFE, across all of an enterprise’s multi-cloud and multi-cluster Kubernetes environments. By delivering increased visibility, control, and automation over machine identity management within more complex cloud-native infrastructures, it helps enterprises improve application reliability and reduce development and operational costs.

Wing Security (Wing) announced its non-intrusive discovery engine is now completely free, without time limitations or hidden fees. While many organizations offer SaaS discovery capabilities, few provide security teams with a means to mitigate the issues they find, leaving customers just as exposed as they were before. Wing is committed to changing this by making discovery free but also delivering innovative and automated mitigation capabilities, proven to improve protection efforts significantly.

Yugabyte today announced the general availability of YugabyteDB Voyager—a unified database migration solution. With YugabyteDB Voyager, organizations of all sizes can leave behind the limitations of legacy and single-cloud databases and accelerate their cloud and application modernization initiatives by seamlessly evolving to an end-to-end cloud-native, distributed architecture.

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New Relic announced the general availability of the Azure Native New Relic Service in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to help enterprises accelerate their cloud migration and multi-cloud initiatives. Microsoft Azure customers can now subscribe to the New Relic service to collect telemetry data for applications and infrastructure and store that telemetry data in Azure. In addition, Azure customers can allocate their multi-year committed Azure spend to leverage New Relic, making it significantly easier for customers to allocate budget for all-in-one observability. 

Agiloft announced the launch of ConvoAI, which lets ALL users, not just contract professionals, have an interactive conversation with their contracts by asking questions in natural language to find details easily and intuitively in their contracts. In partnership with Cognizer AI and leveraging Cognizer’s Genius contract intelligence platform, Agiloft’s ConvoAI delivers advanced natural language information discovery experience to the contract lifecycle management (CLM) market. 

AtScale announced an expansion of its integration with Databricks. AtScale enables Databricks customers to build a “Semantic Lakehouse” to democratize data, enable self-service business intelligence (BI), and deliver a high-performance analytics experience without extracting data from their cloud lakehouse.

Domino Data Lab announced that it is expanding and strengthening its partner channel through a partnership with TD SYNNEX. Domino’s enterprise MLOps platform is now available through TD SYNNEX’s global technology distribution and aggregation services to help enterprises in more than 100 countries scale data science quickly and with ease.

Dremio announced that it is now available as part of AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights, a unified web-based dashboard operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that gives governance, risk, and compliance teams access to security and compliance information. AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights is supported on the Dremio Cloud – Enterprise Edition listing on AWS Marketplace.

Harness announced the acquisition of Propelo and the general availability of its Harness Software Engineering Insights module. Specifically, Propelo is now available as the Harness Software Engineering Insights module—the eighth module in the Harness Platform— providing solutions for the entire software delivery lifecycle (SDLC).           

KORE announced it is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify deploying, managing, and securing massive IoT solutions. In such deployments, with the myriad network connectivity technologies and widespread and oftentimes remote or hard-to-reach devices, the security risks can be heightened. To address these issues, KORE has introduced its OmniSIM SAFE using AWS IoT Core to decrease security challenges associated with global Massive IoT and large-scale IoT deployments.

KnowBe4 announced that its PhishER product now integrates with the Revelstoke platform. KnowBe4 and Revelstoke, the next-level Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platform provider, will reduce dangerous threats by leveraging Revelstoke’s simplified SOAR platform with KnowBe4’s PhishER, which helps to automatically prioritize emails to help IT/security professionals respond to threats faster. 

TheMathCompany announced the availability of its CPG Marketing Mix Planner on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. TheMathCompany customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform with streamlined deployment and management.

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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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