Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending June 19

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: A new benchmark that measures how quickly a neural net can process data on low-powered devices (such as many IoT and edge devices).

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:

MLCommons, an open engineering consortium, launched a new benchmark, MLPerf Tiny Inference, to measure how quickly a trained neural network can process new data for extremely low-power devices in the smallest form factors and included an optional power measurement. MLPerf Tiny v0.5 is the organization’s first inference benchmark suite that targets machine learning use cases on embedded devices. The new MLPerf Tiny Inference benchmark suite captures a variety of use cases that involve “tiny” neural networks, typically 100 kB and below, that process sensor data such as audio and vision to provide endpoint intelligence. Developed in partnership with EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, the benchmark consists of four machine learning tasks that encompass the use of microphone and camera sensors with embedded devices, including Keyword Spotting (KWS), Visual Wake Words (VWW), Tiny Image Classification (IC) and Anomaly Detection (AD).

AMD and Google Cloud today announced T2D, the first instance in the new family of Tau Virtual Machines (VMs) powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors. According to Google Cloud, the T2D instance offers 56% higher absolute performance and more than 40% higher price performance for scale-out workloads. The Tau VM family provides customers with a combination of performance, price, and easy integration. The T2D instances excel at workloads including web servers, containerized microservices, data logging-processing, large-scale Java applications, and more.

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Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat’s migration toolkit for virtualization to help organizations accelerate open hybrid cloud strategies by making it easier to migrate existing workloads to modern infrastructure in a streamlined, wholesale manner. By bringing mission-critical applications based on virtual machines (VMs) to Red Hat OpenShift, IT organizations can experience a smoother, more scalable modernization experience while mitigating potential risks and downtime.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced it is certified for the Splunk Operator for Kubernetes, which allows users to deploy and manage Splunk Enterprise in a Kubernetes infrastructure. The HPE Ezmeral Container Platform works with Splunk to make it simple for customers to collect, analyze, and act upon the untapped value of big data generated by their technology infrastructure, security systems, and business applications, delivering the insights to drive operational performance and business results. Together, HPE and Splunk create a single datastore that leverages open-source Kubernetes and S3, and is available as a fully managed as-a-service solution from HPE GreenLake.

Akamai announced enhancements designed to enable Akamai customers to create and deliver even more exceptional user experiences at the edge. With the latest release, the Akamai edge platform enhancements include more flexibility for EdgeWorkers, making it even easier for developers to deploy code at the edge; EdgeKV, which provides high-availability, low-latency access to data for custom code at the edge; and API acceleration, Akamai’s newest delivery offering specifically optimized for API traffic, providing increased reliability and performance at scale.

WSO2 introduced Choreo, a new integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for cloud-native engineering. Now in public beta, Choreo gives organizations a single, all-inclusive platform for creating integrations, services, and APIs; managing APIs; and deploying services and APIs—going from ideas to production in hours. Using the new iPaaS, enterprises can facilitate collaboration between business users and IT. The iPaaS leverages the open-source Ballerina programming language to let developers engineer in low-code and code simultaneously. The solution also helps companies observe performance, identify anomalies, and troubleshoot issues and improve the quality of code with artificial intelligence (AI) assisted development.

DataStax announced Astra Streaming, a highly-scalable, multi-cloud messaging and event streaming platform built on Apache Pulsar. Astra Streaming is integrated with DataStax’s serverless database, Astra DB, to deliver a multi-cloud solution for managing both data in motion and data at rest. Astra Streaming features include global scale, cloud-native streaming, powered by Apache Pulsar without the complexity of self-managed solutions; compatibility with Apache Kafka and Java Messaging Service; multi-cloud support; simple developer APIs for streaming; pay-as-you-go pricing; and the ability to handle high-volume queuing and pub-sub messaging and more complex messaging patterns.

DataRobot announced several product upgrades to its Augmented Intelligence platform. Building on several enhancements announced last month, these latest additions will enable organizations to drive better business outcomes with AI and further accelerate customers’ time to value. With its 7.1 release, DataRobot introduces MLOps management agents, feature discovery push-down integration for Snowflake, time series Eureqa model enhancements, and no-code AI App Builder.

Infoworks.io announced a partnership with Hitachi Solutions America which will leverage Infoworks’ automated solution for enterprise data operations and orchestration to augment and accelerate Hitachi’s delivery of customer solutions for Microsoft Azure. The collaboration will deliver a modern data fabric solution that will help customers accelerate migration to the cloud and enable rapid deployment of new analytics and data-driven applications via a robust, automated, and easy-to-use solution that delivers mobility of data and data pipelines in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

dotData announced the availability of dotData Platform with Snowflake. The new integration streamlines and simplifies the movement of data between Snowflake and dotData. Snowflake users can leverage dotData’s automated feature engineering to discover feature patterns from massive amounts of data stored in Snowflake and to automate full-cycle AI development from data collection and preparation through Automated Feature Engineering (AutoFE) to machine learning operationalization.

Next Pathway Inc. announced that it has extended Snowpark, Snowflake’s powerful developer tool, to automatically migrate and run ETLs and ETL pipelines (data workflows) natively in Snowflake. Using Next Pathway’s proprietary language, Snowpark enables ETL data pipelines to be executed in Snowflake’s single, governed core data platform, expediting the timeline to migration, minimizing the technical footprint, and reducing cost due to fewer systems in a customer’s architecture.

Dataiku announced the launch of Dataiku Online, which makes their AI and machine learning platform available as an online, fully managed service.  Dataiku Online provides everything a company needs to build powerful analytics projects, with data preparation, data visualization, AutoML, reporting, and dashboards all in one place.

Altair announced the release of Altair SmartWorks, its next-generation, cloud-native platform to empower augmented, data-driven decision making. SmartWorks harnesses the power of AI, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help organizations improve and ensure production quality, develop connected product lines, optimize maintenance schedules, and implement recurring revenue models.

Graphcore and SiPearl have entered into a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, the two European companies will develop integrated hardware and software solutions that will combine the power, speed, and energy efficiency of their respective technologies for AI and high-performance computing. The solutions will help developers and users to design new generations of data flows and application tasks that are both more efficient and easier to program and use.

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Precisely announced EngageOne Communicate, a unified, digital engagement platform that simplifies the complexities of customer communications. EngageOne Communicate enables companies to create personalized, meaningful, and interactive digital engagements with their customers via video, chatbots, email, SMS, and PDF in a single, user-friendly environment. EngageOne Communicate also allows for easy integration and embedding with other Precisely products, including Precisely Spectrum, Precisely Trillium, and Precisely Connect for data quality and data integration.

GRAX announced the release of History Stream, a DataOps solution that slashes the complexity, time, and cost required to pipe SaaS app data to analytics and operations tools. With History Stream, customers stream native SaaS app data stored in their own AWS or Azure cloud data lake into industry-standard tools, seamlessly integrating with the rest of their data ecosystem. GRAX makes historical SaaS app data an easily integrated part of a company’s data fabric. It eliminates API and ETL tasks by using the Parquet format to make cloud app data readily available virtually anywhere. This includes popular analytics and operational tools such as Tableau, Amazon AWS (Redshift, QuickSite, SageMaker), Microsoft Azure (Power BI, Analysis Services), and SnowFlake, among others.

Other real-time analytics news:

Cisco announced a new portfolio of Catalyst industrial routers to extend the power of the enterprise network to the edge with the flexibility, security, and scalability needed for IoT success. Featuring 5G capabilities today, the portfolio enables organizations to run connected operations at scale with a choice of management tools suited for both IT and operations. The unified architecture simplifies collaboration between IT and operations and streamlines their deployments from the enterprise to the edge. The new portfolio includes:

  • Three new Catalyst 5G Industrial Routers to securely connect mobile and fixed assets: These new routers are based on Cisco IOS XE to extend the enterprise network and SD-WAN to the edge. This unified architecture provides IT and operational teams with consistent tools, eliminates training on new devices and technologies, and improves security. The new Catalyst routers are modular and offer built-in edge compute to develop business apps and drive decisions at the edge.
  • New Cisco IoT Gateway Series for essential indoor or outdoor connectivity at mass scale: Packaged with Cisco’s cloud-based IoT Operations Dashboard, these cloud-simple gateways are cost-effective and offer fast and simple set up; simply plug it in and power it on to connect previously unconnected assets.

UiPath announced new features in its UiPath Community to help developers and users around the world deepen their knowledge and advance their careers. UiPath strives to democratize information, access, and learning related to automation. To improve the Community, members are now able to access hundreds of real-world use cases, search for jobs, and find a mentor or become a mentor. New offerings include:

  •  Use case repository: An extensive list of use cases authored by Community members is now available and functions as an invaluable guidebook for others to gain learning experience. Any Community member is eligible to contribute a use case.
  •  UiPath Community job board: The new job board is a convenient, fast way to post job openings and view open roles shared within the world’s largest automation community.
  •  Community Mentorship Program: The UiPath Community Mentorship Program pairs mentees with mentors who are experienced RPA development professionals to guide them in their journey by fostering both soft skills and technical expertise.

Vertica, the core analytical platform within the Micro Focus software portfolio, announced early access of its new unified analytics-as-a-service offering, Vertica Eon Accelerator. Available via the Early Access Program, Vertica Eon Accelerator delivers high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning to organizations that require the right level of resourcing, management, and control for each analytical use case – all built on the proven cloud-native architecture of Vertica in Eon Mode, separating compute from storage and leveraging S3 Object Storage on AWS.

EdgeQ introduced a 5G chipset-as-a-service model, offering customers a future-proof platform that can scale 5G and AI features as a function of subscription payments.  This new service model scales price, performance, and features as a function of need and use.  By uniquely coupling EdgeQ’s software-driven base station-on-a-chip technology with a chipset-as-a-service model, customers can now focus on a virtualized 5G deployment model where feature attributes can be turned on and off via software. 

Canonical and Google Cloud today announce Ubuntu Pro on Google Cloud, a new Ubuntu offering available to all Google Cloud users. Ubuntu Pro on Google Cloud allows instant access to security patching covering thousands of open-source applications for up to 10 years and critical compliance features essential to running workloads in regulated environments. With this collaboration, Google Cloud and Canonical have created a more secure, hardened, and cost-effective DevOps environment for enterprises to accelerate their cloud adoption.

Waylay announced today it has partnered with top-tier Salesforce Implementation Partners for Waylay Digital Twin, for its no-code IoT asset monitoring solution for Salesforce. The selected implementation partners boost consulting and implementation capacity and bring decades of Salesforce expertise to the Waylay Digital Twin projects. Waylay’s ecosystem of preferred implementation partners include Deloitte, Diabsolut, Inetum-Realdolmen, PolSource (an EPAM Systems, Inc. company), ProQuest, Scalefactory, and Wipro.

Byos announced the launch of the Byos Industrial μGateway (“micro-gateway”), a plug-and-play, edge security product that provides secure connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and legacy infrastructures. Delivering Zero Trust security through micro-segmentation, the Byos Industrial μGateway also provides secure remote access for IoT devices through its unique Secure Lobby feature, enabling remote monitoring and management of industrial systems with no network or endpoint exposure. 

Real-time analytics news in brief:

BMC announced BMC Helix Intelligent Automation, a policy-driven automation broker for BMC Helix Operations Management with AIOps. Underpinned by artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), it proactively responds to real-time telemetry (events, incidents, logs, and metrics) and prevents adverse impacts on service performance and availability.

Zaloni announced the 6.4 release of the Zaloni Arena DataOps platform. The new features included in the 6.4 release of Zaloni Arena include simplified data access requests, integrated and customizable business glossaries, accelerated data onboarding with data discovery wizard, and automated data governance and operations through workflow triggers.

Enterprise Bot announced a strategic collaboration with Automation Anywhere and has joined their Technology Alliance Program. The collaboration aims to enhance employee experience and customer service by leveraging RPA and AI software to alleviate manual tasks, allowing Enterprise Bot to further strengthen its portfolio of products in hyper-automation.

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Karlsgate and AnalyticsIQ announced a partnership that will bring AnalyticsIQ’s B2C and B2B data to Karlsgate Identity Exchange. The partnership will give marketers, agencies, and technology companies across industries the ability to match and append data from AnalyticsIQ’s taxonomy of people-based audiences that provide accurate insight into who people are, what they do, and why they do without sharing any personally identifiable information (PII).

enaible announced the release of enaible 3.0 with new features and a platform redesign to supercharge productivity. Features introduced in the third generation include the world’s first knowledge worker productivity score, new tools to encourage work choices that promote employee well-being, improvements to the Productivity Recommendation Engine, and a self-managed deployment option.

Protegrity announced support for Snowpark, a new developer experience from Snowflake. With support for Snowpark and UDFs, Protegrity is expanding its data-privacy capabilities available within the Snowflake platform to deliver data-anonymization technology to mutual customers. Snowflake and Protegrity enable data engineers, data scientists, and developers to take advantage of Snowflake’s platform capabilities while reducing data-privacy risk for AI and machine-learning training and analysis, as well as data sharing with third parties.  

Heap announced the release of Heap Illuminate, a suite of capabilities that automatically surface high-impact insights about user behavior on customers’ websites and digital products. By leveraging a Data Science layer built to natively integrate with Heap’s complete, automatically-captured behavioral dataset, Heap Illuminate slashes the time it takes to locate high-value information and can uncover large portions of the user journey that remain invisible to digital experience teams using other analytics platforms.

Grafana Labs announced its acquisition of k6. With k6, Grafana Labs adds extensible testing to its open and composable Grafana observability stack. Together, Grafana Labs and k6 will work on an integrated offering as part of the Grafana observability stack.

Iguazio announced a strategic partnership with Boston Limited. The partnership enables both companies to extend their offerings to enterprises across industries looking to bring data science into real-life applications and accelerate their path to production.

Lucidworks announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. Google Cloud customers now can deploy Fusion from within the Google Cloud Marketplace, allowing users to create AI-powered product discovery and knowledge management applications in a modern, containerized, and cloud-native architecture.

Qumulo announced an integration with HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to offer customers the Qumulo File Data Platform delivered as-a-service. This collaboration provides a modern cloud experience with on-premises control to meet the needs of today’s unstructured data demands across industries.

Wind River announced it has been selected by Vodafone to help build Europe’s first commercial Open Radio Access Network (RAN). Specifically, Wind River Studio will serve as the cloud infrastructure technology providing a distributed cloud-native platform hosting the Open RAN applications for Vodafone’s next-generation Open RAN.

Senet, Inc. announced a collaboration with SenRa to integrate its network with SenRa’s Ginjer IoT Analytics platform, streamlining users’ access to global carrier-grade LoRaWAN connectivity and real-time application performance data. Through a pre-built connector, Ginjer platform users can easily deploy IoT applications on Senet’s network. By using Ginjer, organizations gain immediate insight into business operations, accelerate business decision-making, and reduce development time.

VMware and Cohere Technologies announced that they have partnered on an Open Radio Access Network (RAN) solution, which will allow mobile network operators to improve network and spectral efficiencies and deliver new and differentiated services and experiences for their customers. Cohere’s Spectrum Multiplier xApp improves spectrum by up to 2X for 4G or 5G, and VMware’s Radio Access Network Intelligent Controller (RIC) in the Telco Cloud reduces the need for expensive and energy-consuming hardware within a mobile base station by up to a third.

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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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