In this week’s real-time analytics news: AWS announced access to the open-source LLM Falcon 40B and other new offerings.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a busy week with several significant announcements in RTInsights coverage areas. They include:
- Falcon 40 on Amazon SageMaker JumpStart:The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center in Abu Dhabi, trained Falcon 40B, an open-source LLM, on AWS and is making that model available on Amazon SageMaker JumpStart. That means AWS customers now have access to Falcon 40B and can quickly and easily deploy it while customizing it to fit specific business needs.
- AWS Glue Data Quality: This is a new capability for AWS Glue that automatically measures, monitors, and manages the data quality of data lakes and data pipelines, reducing the time for data analysis and rule identification from days to hours.
- AWS Glue for Ray:AWS announced the general availability (GA) of AWS Glue for Ray, a data integration engine option on AWS Glue that helps data engineers and ETL developers scale their Python jobs.
Salesforce and Google Cloud announced an expanded strategic partnership to help businesses utilize data and AI to deliver more personalized customer experiences, better understand customer behavior, and run more effective campaigns at a lower cost across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. To that end, two new data and AI innovations will bring real-time data sharing with enhanced predictive and generative AI capabilities, so businesses can use their data and their custom AI models to better predict customer needs and reduce the cost, risk, and complexity of synchronizing data across platforms. They include:
- Salesforce Data Cloud + Google BigQuery: A new integration between Salesforce Data Cloud and BigQuery will enable companies to more easily create unified profiles of their customers to provide new, highly personalized experiences. Salesforce and Google Cloud will provide customers with seamless data access across platforms and across clouds.
- Salesforce Data Cloud + Google Vertex AI: New integrations between Salesforce Data Cloud and Google Cloud’s Vertex AI will enable customers to bring their own models from Vertex and use them across the Salesforce Platform, addressing the specific needs of their businesses across their Salesforce Customer 360 data.
Imply unveiled the third milestone in Project Shapeshift, an initiative designed to evolve Apache Druid and solve the most pressing issues developers face when building real-time analytics applications. The milestone introduces the following:
- Schema auto-discovery: the ability for Druid to discover data fields and data types and continuously update tables automatically as they change.
- Shuffle joins: the ability to join large distributed tables without impact to query performance, powered by the new multi-stage query engine.
- Global expansion and new enhancements to Imply Polaris, the cloud database service for Apache Druid.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Cisco announced the launch of a new Full-Stack Observability Platform—a vendor-agnostic solution that harnesses the power of the company’s full portfolio. The FSO Platform delivers contextual, correlated, and predictive insights that allow customers to resolve issues more quickly and optimize experiences while also minimizing business risk. Cisco’s FSO Platform is focused on OpenTelemetry and is anchored on Metrics, Events, Logs, and Traces (MELT), enabling businesses to seamlessly collect and analyze MELT data generated by any source. The Cisco FSO Platform is also designed as a unified, extensible platform, allowing developers to build their own observability solutions.
In other Cisco news, Cisco IoT is expanding cloud services to its Industrial Ethernet (IE) switching portfolio – enabling businesses to leverage their network as a platform to simplify, innovate, and deliver unified experiences to their customers. With a cloud-delivered IoT Operations Dashboard, customers can use Cyber Vision to provide visibility into OT assets and their security posture, as well as leverage Secure Equipment Access for safe remote access to machines. Additionally, via its expanded cloud services and a full portfolio of IoT connectivity devices, Cisco IoT is a key part of the Cisco Networking Cloud vision to provide a simple and consistent experience across all Cisco platforms.
Airbyte launched three new features – checkpointing, column selection, and schema propagation, now available on both Airbyte Cloud and Airbyte Open Source – improving reliability and optimizing efficiency and resource usage while giving users more flexibility and enhancing privacy compliance.
Applause announced its expanded capabilities in assisting clients with the training, testing, and validation of high-quality generative AI models. Specifically, Applause offers comprehensive services designed to evaluate the effectiveness of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI models.
Cloudera announced that Cloudera Observability is now generally available for all customers using the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) on public or private cloud environments. The solution delivers new capabilities to the open data lakehouse implemented with CDP providing actionable insights for data, applications, and infrastructure components to optimize costs, automatically resolve issues, and improve performance.
In other Cloudera news, the company released a new ready-to-use blueprint for Large Language Model (LLM) to help customers use generative AI based on their own data and their enterprise context with security and governance.
CloudFabrix announced the availability of its “Macaw,” Generative AI assistant and Edge enhancements for Telcos, MSPs, and enterprises. The “Macaw” Generative AI Assistant leverages natural language Conversational queries and uniquely identifies the prompt context leveraging the Low code Robotic Data Automation Fabric (RDAF) platform. It then uses Azure’s OpenAI LLM (large language model) service and CloudFabrix’s LLM for semantic search on local knowledge corpus to glean insights and investigate data, compose and explain pipelines, and compose dashboards and service tickets.
DataStax announced that Astra DB – its popular database-as-a-service (DBaaS) built on the open-source Apache Cassandra database – now supports vector search, a key capability for letting databases provide long-term memory for AI applications using large language models (LLMs) and other AI use cases.
In other DataStax news, the company announced it is working closely with the Google Cloud AI/ML Center of Excellence as part of the Built with Google AI program to enable Google Cloud’s generative AI offerings to enhance the capabilities and experience of customers using DataStax.
Granica emerged from stealth and introduced an AI efficiency platform, bringing fundamental research in data-centric AI to the commercial market as an enterprise solution. The company’s cloud-native solution operationalizes a next-generation approach to AI efficiency via data reduction and data privacy, enabling AI teams using Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage (GCS) to derive maximum value from their ever-growing volumes of training data.
KX has launched a new version of PyKX, its Python first interface to kdb+, with a development-only license. This launch expands the reach of KX technology to the over 10 million Python developer community, enabling them to use the data processing and analytical power of kdb+ and its underlying vector programming language while remaining in their native Python development environment.
Mattermost announced a new “Customer-Controlled AI Architecture,” enabling defense, government, and technology enterprises to apply generative AI technologies to enhance or replace operational workflows while meeting stringent data control requirements and avoiding lock-in to vendor-specific platforms.
Onymos announced it is extending its platform to support the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) ecosystems and applications. Immediately available, enterprises can access the IoT capabilities through the Onymos Features-as-a-Service platform.
Opendatasoft launched its advanced new data lineage feature. Delivering detailed analysis of how and where data is being reused, it provides greater visibility into data flows, enabling organizations to improve data governance and accelerate their data democratization strategies.
PingCAP announced the release of TiDB 7.1, the newest iteration of its open-source flagship product. The new release includes enhanced features, improved performance, and greater ease of use. TiDB 7.1 allows users to stabilize business-critical workloads and speed up workloads with fewer resources via architectural enhancements for higher throughput, lower storage costs, and reduced scaling time.
Quest Software launched erwin Data Intelligence by Quest 13.0. This delivers a new data marketplace with enhanced search and data discovery capabilities. erwin Data Marketplace provides a central location for data users to collaborate on trustworthy data and AI models while also giving data stewards and owners strong controls for the curation, governance, and publication of data assets.
Radix IoT announced the release of Mango 5 for large-scale IoT multi-site deployments and monitoring. Radix IoT’s Mango 5 streamlines installation and deployment activities with new features that allow integrators, contractors, and end-users to easily and intuitively scale and unify tens of thousands of mission-critical locations into one ecosystem for remote monitoring and management.
Rocket Software unveiled the latest version of Rocket Data Intelligence, a self-service data platform built on automation that spans cloud, distributed, and mainframe infrastructures to power the democratization of data. With an intuitive interface and clear visualizations, RocketData Intelligence enables all users to see a full picture of the organization’s data landscape and the data context needed to understand which data can be trusted.
Snowflake announced the launch of the Government & Education Data Cloud, which unites Snowflake’s data platform, Snowflake- and partner-delivered solutions, and industry-specific datasets. The Government & Education Data Cloud empowers educational institutions and public sector agencies at the federal, state, and local levels with a single, integrated, and cross-cloud data platform that enhances mission outcomes and enables public sector organizations to spend more time on what matters most: caring for citizens and students.
TIBCO announced enhancements to its data integration capabilities, assisting customers in unifying data intelligently and delivering on requirements for better access, trust, and control. TIBCO Data Virtualization, a critical component of TIBCO’s data integration framework, now features improved smart mapping to bring more confident and powerful visual insight to valuable data. This unifies all scattered data into a modern data layer to keep up with changing business needs while removing complexities and risks.
Tines launched Cases, a new solution for case management. With Cases, security and IT teams can manage and track incidents, investigate security breaches, and manage response activities. The new solution extends the strength of the Tines platform by empowering teams to collaborate on anomalies and build better automations to remediate them.
Transitional Data Services (TDS) announced the availability of TransitionManager 6.2. The new release provides enhancements to improve performance and streamline migration tasks. Additionally, release 6.2 allows customers to execute digital transformation strategies with confidence, addressing critical business areas such as disaster preparedness and cloud adoption.
Trovata announced its expansion into the large corporate global treasury market, focusing on end-to-end integrations with enterprise ERP systems such as those from SAP and Oracle. Its new services include automated feeds of corporate multibank balances and transactions; API-based, direct-to-bank bulk payment processing; and automated cash forecasting using open payables and receivables.
Velotix announced the release of a three-tiered architecture for its security platform that enables enterprises to transition toward fully automated data access. By beginning with data discovery and auto-tagging, and then evolving towards AI-powered data access and automatic policy generation, Velotix is providing modules that match an enterprise’s stage on its data governance journey. The phased approach enables companies to experience the benefits of automation faster and control compliant access to data with minimal risk.
Wallaroo.AI announced early access to ML Workload Orchestration features in its unified production ML platform. The capability facilitates automation, scheduling, and execution of combined data and ML inferencing workflows across the production process, enabling AI teams to scale their ML workflows while also freeing up their weekly time.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Automation Anywhere and Google Cloud announced an expanded partnership that combines the power of generative AI and intelligent automation to accelerate the adoption of AI and make it accessible to every enterprise. To that end, Automation Anywhere is utilizing Google Cloud’s large language models (LLMs) via Vertex AI to build and launch new generative AI features on the Automation Success Platform.
BigID announced an integration with ServiceNow where its BigID Data Classification App will now be available on the ServiceNow Store. The integration allows users to automatically analyze and classify sensitive data on the Now Platform, leverages BigID classification and sensitivity tags to intelligently anonymize sensitive data by role and who should have access, and more.
CAST announced the availability of CAST Highlight on the Azure Marketplace. Azure Marketplace users can now leverage CAST’s cloud-based application portfolio analysis product to analyze legacy application source code and rapidly segment, prioritize, and identify applications ready to move most quickly to the Azure platform.
Census announced its collaboration with S&P Global Market Intelligence to streamline how customers leverage company intelligence from the Snowflake Data Cloud into enterprise business tools. This collaboration allows customers accessing S&P Global Market Intelligence data on Snowflake Marketplace to sync third-party data downstream through a point-and-click visual workflow, making it easy to activate data and drive business outcomes.
Copado announced a technology partnership with nCino to provide financial institutions with proven tools for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automated testing of nCino features and functionality of the nCino cloud banking platform.
Cyera announced its integration with Azure OpenAI. The integration enables Cyera customers to make faster, more informed decisions about data security, privacy, and governance. Integrating OpenAI’s large language models enables security practitioners to use free-form language to match data stores, data classes, and issues based on the technical or business problem they are trying to solve.
LTIMindtree, in collaboration with SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, announced the launch of “Fast Forward” for BLUEFIELD implementation, powered by SNP’s proprietary approach. The joint offering is a full lifecycle solution built to accelerate an enterprise’s migration to the SAP S/4HANA platform. It combines LTIMindtree’s global S/4HANA capability and industry knowledge with SNP’s CrystalBridge platform and Rapid Empty Shell Creation technology to transform existing SAP investments without having to fully redesign their legacy systems.
Monster API launched a platform to provide developers access to GPU infrastructure and pre-trained AI models. It utilizes decentralized computing to enable developers to create AI applications quickly and efficiently. The new platform allows developers to access the latest and most powerful AI models (like Stable Diffusion) ‘out-of-the-box’ at one-tenth the cost of traditional cloud services.
Mendix, a Siemens business, has announced a strategy to build a technology partner community to empower enterprises and software startups to accelerate digital transformation. The Mendix Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program provides the tools, IP protection, and marketplace to enable ISV partners to build and monetize commercial software atop the Mendix platform.
Neo4j announced a new product integration with Google Cloud’s latest generative AI features in Vertex AI, Google’s large language model (LLM) platform. The result empowers enterprise customers to harness knowledge graphs built on Neo4j’s fully managed cloud offerings in the Google Cloud Platform for generative AI insights and recommendations that are more accurate, transparent, and explainable.
Palantir Technologies announced today the launch of Palantir Foundry for Manufacturing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This integrated offering allows users to merge industrial data, decisions, and operations to fully harness manufacturing data through its entire lifecycle.
Privacera announced the availability of two new AWS Lake Formation integrations that add an additional layer of protection for sensitive data and enable privacy while reducing time to insights across AWS data and analytical environments. These two new integrations give AWS customers a choice to author, manage, and monitor data security and access policies in a single central location, using either AWS Lake Formation or Privacera.
Satori announced its Satori Data Security Platform is now available to Microsoft Azure users through Azure Marketplace. This integration enables Azure customers to leverage Satori’s personalized data portal and automated controls for fast, secure, and compliant access to valuable data. By seamlessly integrating Satori into existing infrastructures and scaling as data grows, users can accelerate time-to-value from data while ensuring security and privacy across Azure data stores and repositories.
Snyk announced it agreed to acquire Enso Security. The Enso Security acquisition is part of SnykLaunch June 2023, a range of new innovations that strengthen the Snyk Developer Security Platform. Additional highlights in the SnykLaunch June 2023 lineup include Insights, which provides AppSec teams with more effective prioritization of security issues; and DeepCode AI, which creates validated fixes as Snyk identifies issues in both human-written and AI-generated code.
Waylay announced a partnership with AWS Marketplace, making the Waylay Enterprise Platform readily available to customers on AWS. The collaboration between Waylay and AWS will help enterprises with automating their digital transformation projects to materially improve their business operations.
Yellow.ai announced that its Generative AI-powered Voicebots and Chatbots are now available on the Genesys AppFoundry. Yellow.ai’s listing on AppFoundry allows Genesys customers to deploy a broad range of conversational AI solutions across its Conversational Service Cloud, Conversational Commerce Cloud, and Conversational EX Cloud product suites.
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