Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending July 29


In this week’s real-time analytics news: Amazon Web Services (AWS) made numerous AI-related announcements at this week’s AWS Summit New York.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) made numerous AI-related announcements at this week’s AWS Summit New York. Here is a collection of some of those news items:

The company has officially switched on a new Amazon EC2 P5 instance powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. The Amazon EC2 P5 instances are ideal for training and running inference for increasingly complex LLMs and computer vision models. The NVIDIA H100 GPU delivers supercomputing-class performance through architectural innovations, including fourth-generation Tensor Cores, a new Transformer Engine for accelerating LLMs, and the latest NVLink technology that lets GPUs talk to each other at 900GB/sec.

In other AWS news from the event, the company:

  • Announced the expansion of its fully managed foundation model (FM) service Amazon Bedrock to include the addition of Cohere as an FM provider and the latest FMs from Anthropic and Stability AI. Users can use Amazon Bedrock to build and scale generative AI applications with a selection of industry-leading FMs by accessing a simple application programming interface (API), all in a secure environment and without managing any infrastructure.
  • Reaffirmed its commitment to responsible generative AI. To that end, Amazon is actively engaged with organizations and standard bodies focused on the responsible development of next-generation AI systems, including NIST, ISO, the Responsible AI Institute, and the Partnership on AI.
  • Announced the general availability of AWS Entity Resolution to help organizations improve data quality and customer insights. The solution is an analytics service powered by ML that helps organizations easily analyze, match, and link related records stored across applications, channels, and data stores.
  • Announced Generative BI capabilities in Amazon QuickSight,  AWS’s unified business intelligence (BI) service, available through Amazon Bedrock. The capabilities will make it easy for organizations to explore data, discover insights, and share them. 
  • Introduced a vector engine for Amazon OpenSearch Serverless, which is now in preview. The solution provides a simple, scalable, and high-performing similarity search capability in Amazon OpenSearch Serverless.
  • Highlighted the role of vector datastores in generative AI applications. The company discussed the rise of vector datastores, or vector databases, used in generative AI applications and how these solutions fit into overall data strategies around generative AI applications.

In addition to these items, there were numerous announcements made by AWS partners at the Summit. 

Real-time analytics news in brief

NVIDIA announced that its DGX Cloud is now broadly available. The offering is an AI supercomputing service that gives enterprises immediate access to the infrastructure and software needed to train advanced models for generative AI and other groundbreaking applications. There are currently thousands of NVIDIA GPUs online on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as NVIDIA infrastructure located in the U.S. and U.K.

ServiceNowNVIDIA, and Accenture announced the launch of AI Lighthouse, a program designed to fast-track the development and adoption of enterprise generative AI capabilities. AI Lighthouse unites the ServiceNow enterprise automation platform and engine, NVIDIA AI supercomputing and software, and Accenture AI transformation services. The offering will let customers collaborate as design partners in architecting custom generative AI large language models (LLMs) and applications to advance their businesses.

AtScale announced expanded integrations with Power BI and Excel to support enterprise data and analytics teams leveraging the breadth and flexibility of the Microsoft analytics suite. To that end, AtScale introduced five enhancements to its Microsoft Analytics integration, including AtScale Connector for Power BI, support for both tabular and multidimensional connections to Power BI, advanced modeling utilities, model object shareability, and analytics governance utilities.

Celebrus announced new features with enhancements related to AI and ML. With respect to AI, a new feature helps manage the delivery of an anonymized dataset of visitor profiles in a format perfect for generative AI. Its machine learning advances help the company activate machine learning (ML) models using its built-in connectors to hyperscalar scoring services (Azure, AWS, and GCP) and self-hosted scoring servers (PMML). This release sees the machine learning capabilities in Celebrus grow substantially with built-in model scoring for a new range of tasks.

Clearwater Analytics announced the upcoming launch of Clearwater-GPT, generative AI technology for investment management that will deliver AI-created content for sales, service, marketing, IT, and client interaction and accelerate the way Clearwater’s global clientele analyzes investment data and responds to dynamic market changes.

Credo AI announced the general availability of AI Registry, a new offering that provides a starting point for organizations looking to adopt AI governance. AI Registry provides organizations with the ability to catalog all of their AI systems, so they can get critical visibility into where and how they are using AI. This visibility is an important prerequisite to being able to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly, and as more regulations, including the forthcoming EU AI Act, require companies to document and report on their use of AI.

D2iQ announced DKP AI Navigator, empowering enterprise organizations to overcome one of the biggest challenges they face in adopting cloud-native technology–the skills gap. Through a user-friendly interface, DKP AI Navigator enables organizations to harness the D2iQ team’s experience and expertise in managing large container-based deployments.

DataGrail announced a new Managed Services offering that offloads the burdens of day-to-day data privacy management so that companies can maintain their focus on strategy and impact. DataGrail Managed Services now handle customers’ data subject request (DSR) fulfillment and data mapping processes, streamlining internal resources and decreasing the need for additional headcount.

Egnyte announced several new AI-powered solutions being natively integrated into the Egnyte platform. Egnyte customers will now be able to use the latest generative AI models to find and summarize the information contained in their company’s documents and media files without having to physically move any of their content, which could violate corporate policies and put their data at risk.

Einblick released Einblick Prompt, bringing the power of OpenAI and ChatGPT straight into their canvas-based data notebooks. Prompt is an AI agent that reasons and solves users’ natural language prompts, allowing them to generate and debug code, create charts, and build machine learning models in seconds.

Exxact Corporation is now offering a dedicated liquid cooling AI development platform featuring enterprise-grade cooling solutions for both the CPU and GPU to accelerate the most intense AI applications. Users can launch AI training and HPC workloads with AI-dedicated hardware at full tilt at comfortable noise levels, making the solution ideal for an office setting or an in-home environment.

Fermyon Technologies announced that it has added a SQL database service to Fermyon Cloud. Developers building apps can now provision and manage databases, having the same NoOps experience in their local dev environment and the cloud execution environment. Also, Fermyon Cloud is now a complete serverless offering.

HiveMQ announced the availability of HiveMQ Edge, an open-source software gateway with an edge-optimized MQTT broker. HiveMQ Edge helps manufacturing organizations simplify and modernize their Industrial IoT infrastructure by converting proprietary OT protocols like Modbus and OPC-UA into the standardized MQTT format at the edge for easy integration with enterprise and cloud systems.

IBM launched a new tool to help enterprises track greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across cloud services and advance their sustainability performance throughout their hybrid, multi-cloud journeys. Now generally available, the IBM Cloud Carbon Calculator – an AI-informed dashboard – can help clients access emissions data across a variety of IBM Cloud workloads such as AI, high-performance computing (HPC), and financial services.

KnowledgeLake announced the availability of KnowledgeLake StreamLine Solutions, a suite of solutions to help enterprises tackle complex business challenges. The solution delivers next-generation, Intuitive AI that is secure, highly accurate, and capable of understanding context. Specifically, KnowledgeLake’s Intuitive AI powers the entire KnowledgeLake ECM platform and the new KnowledgeLake Streamline Solutions suite.

MariaDB announced the first technical preview of MariaDB Enterprise Server 23 for subscription customers. The update to Enterprise Server comes with new features and capabilities such as a new optimizer cost model, system versioned tables that can now be dumped and restored by mariadb-dump; a new JSON function used in a CHECK constraint to verify that only JSON documents are stored in the database, and more.

New Relic announced the public preview of New Relic Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST). New Relic IAST provides continuous visibility and context into security findings, advanced detection accuracy with near zero false positives, proof-of-exploit, and guided remediation to eliminate vulnerabilities before deploying applications to production. Available as part of the New Relic all-in-one observability platform, the public preview comes with a free 90-day trial period.

OpenText announced the release of its latest OpenText Cloud Editions (CE) 23.3. The solution includes new innovations to the OpenText ValueEdge platform. OpenText Magellan BI Reporting – Public Cloud, and a next generation of OpenText Vertica that combines the power of a data warehouse with data lakehouse capabilities through the new data lakehouse integration with Apache Iceberg.

Pathway announced the general launch of its data processing engine. The platform unifies workflows for batch and streaming data to enable real-time machine learning and, critically, the ability for machines to ‘learn to forget.’ Thanks to its unique ability to mix batch and streaming logic in the same workflow, systems can be continuously trained with new streaming data, with revisions made to certain data points without requiring a full batch data upload.

SnapLogic introduced Integration Nation, a new community program designed to bring together customers, employees, and industry experts alike. The new SnapLogic community now connects members to other community-based programs to better address generative integration and automation challenges. The Integration Nation community platform offers members new features, including improved navigation, expanded discussion areas, a new architecture center, and an enhanced events area.

ZEDEDA introduced ZEDEDA Edge Application Services, making it easier for customers to instantly gain granular control across all of their edge applications, including their modern AI-based applications. The first service in the suite, ZEDEDA Edge Access, enables IT administrators and platform operations teams to instantly access any remote device from any location at any time. It is a simple solution that provides secure access, control, and audit tracing for edge deployments.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Hexaware announced a collaboration with Microsoft to help businesses harness the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). Tenjin for Knowledge Services, Hexaware’s knowledge ecosystem solution, is the cornerstone of this collaboration. The proprietary platform uses Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service and offers powerful features, including an intuitive UI, custom learning modules, seamless integration with partner ecosystems, and customizable dashboards with actionable insights.

Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced the next evolution of its collaboration with Microsoft with the launch of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Azure Stack HCI. The hybrid cloud solution increases business agility and delivers enhanced cloud management across multiple environments, including data centers, branch offices, and edge computing, providing businesses with greater visibility and control over how their data is stored, managed, and utilized.

Kissflow announced its plans to expand its partnership with Google Cloud to enable Google Cloud customers to accelerate their operational transformation with Kissflow’s low-code platform. Through this partnership, Google Cloud and Kissflow will help Google Cloud customers achieve their business objectives by positioning and delivering industry-specific, technically differentiated solutions to power customers’ businesses.

Skyflow announced that it has joined the AWS Partner Network and is now available through the AWS Marketplace. As a result, Skyflow customers can host data privacy vaults anywhere in the world where AWS operates, storing sensitive customer data locally. Additionally, Skyflow integrates seamlessly with AWS analytics pipelines.

Synthesized has announced the availability of its products for enterprise customers on Google Cloud. To that end, Synthesized Scientific Data Kit (SDK) is now available on Google Marketplace. Through AI-driven data transformations, Synthesized enables users to quickly access high-quality data to use in BI/Analytics, machine learning, application development, and testing workflows in a compliant manner.

Tecton announced a partnership with Google Cloud to make the Tecton feature platform available to Google Cloud users. With Tecton on Google Cloud, data teams can accelerate the time to value and maximize the performance and reliability of their ML models while controlling costs. Tecton’s feature platform also provides a future-proof data foundation to meet the demands of real-time predictive and generative AI models.

Teradata announced that it has acquired Stemma Technologies (Stemma). Stemma’s solution was engineered to provide high-grade security, enhanced ease of use data search capabilities, and automated data intelligence. With 20 built-in data connectors, Stemma’s data catalog solution will strengthen Teradata’s data fabric and accelerate the analytic productivity of the Vantage platform.

Vericast has partnered with Qonsent to help brands deliver more effective marketing campaigns, seamlessly navigate data privacy regulations, and safely build an audience of known consumers. Through the engagement, Vericast will provide brands with a fully integrated zero-party data capture and consent solution that seamlessly records, stores, and manages a brand’s consented data.

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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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