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Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending June 25

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: The Linux Foundation announced the new Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) Project, a project to promote a standards-based open ecosystem for next-generation architectures and frameworks based on DPU and IPU technologies.

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The Linux Foundation announced the new Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) Project. OPI will promote a community-driven, standards-based open ecosystem for next-generation architectures and frameworks based on DPU and IPU technologies. OPI is designed to facilitate the simplification of network, storage, and security APIs within real-time analytics and other applications to enable more portable and performant applications in the cloud and datacenters.

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lakeFS announced lakeFS Cloud, a fully managed SaaS version of its open-source technology. The new hosted version is aimed at users who prefer a fully managed service instead of managing the lakeFS infrastructure themselves on their data lakes. lakeFS Cloud provides organizations with all the benefits and added peace of mind that comes with a SaaS solution. The Saas solution is now available in AWS Marketplace.

Qualcomm Technologies announced the Qualcomm AI Stack portfolio. Qualcomm AI Stack is an AI solution supporting a wide range of intelligent devices with broad AI software access and compatibility. The AI software portfolio works across Qualcomm Technologies-powered devices, spanning the wide range of Connected Intelligent Edge products, including mobile, automotive, XR, compute, IoT, and cloud platforms.

Precisely launched its new Precisely Data Integrity Suite. The suite is composed of seven interoperable SaaS modules that can be deployed individually or seamlessly combined to deliver unparalleled levels of trusted data. The Suite’s Data Integration, Data Observability, and Data Governance modules are available for early access now for businesses looking to build a foundation of accuracy and consistency in their data. Additional modules for Data Quality, Geo Addressing, Spatial Analytics, and Data Enrichment will join the Data Integrity Suite in the coming months.

SingleStore announced the latest updates to SingleStoreDB, the real-time distributed SQL database designed for data-intensive applications. The new capabilities help customers to build and scale real-time applications and analytical workloads. The new capabilities include Workspaces, Code Engine — Powered by Wasm, Flexible Parallelism, Enhancements for Data Security and Access Control, Data API, and dbt Adapter.

Esri released ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine, which provides an intuitive, cloud-of-choice capability that works within existing analysis workflows without requiring additional technology or training. Data scientists can perform spatial analysis wherever their data is stored—in a data lake, a data warehouse, or ArcGIS software—saving the time and cost of moving volumes of data out of cloud environments. The product is a comprehensive library of spatial analytics that is native to Spark.

Datafold announced data-diff, a new open-source cross-database diffing package. The new product is an open-source extension to Datafold’s original Data Diff tool for comparing data sets. It is used when replicating data between databases. Replicating data at scale is a complex and often error-prone process. data-diff solves this problem by providing an easy way to validate the consistency of data sets across databases at scale by using high-performance algorithms

Real-time analytics news in brief

Domino Data Lab announced its new Nexus hybrid Enterprise MLOps architecture that will allow companies to rapidly scale, control, and orchestrate data science work across different compute clusters — in different geographic regions, on-premises, and even across multiple clouds. In other news, Domino has expanded its collaboration with NVIDIA and has already begun development of Nexus with NVIDIA as a launch partner, an effort that will include specific solution architectures validated for NVIDIA technologies, with a release targeted for later this year. 

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Cinchy announced the release of Cinchy Dataware Platform v5.0. The latest version features expanded scalability with the addition of open-source Kubernetes and a PostgreSQL database option. Additionally, Version 5.0 features numerous enhancements, including an operational data fabric, a user-friendly data browser, data Persistence-as-a-Service, universal data access controls, domain-centric data governance (data mesh), and active metadata.

Dataiku announced Dataiku 11, an update of the company’s data science and AI platform. This release provides new capabilities for expert teams to deliver more value at scale, enables tech-savvy workers to take on more expansive challenges, helps non-technical workers more easily engage with AI, and provides strengthened AI Governance to ensure projects are robust, transparent, and ready for success at scale.

Prophecy announced the launch of Prophecy for Databricks, a new offering that makes it easier and faster to build data pipelines that deliver the data for business intelligence and machine learning. This platform, with a visual drag-and-drop canvas, enables anyone that wants to do data engineering to develop, deploy, and monitor data pipelines on Apache Spark visually and interactively.

OctoML released a platform expansion to accelerate the development of AI-powered applications. The latest release enables app developers and IT operations teams to transform trained ML models into agile, portable, production-ready software functions that integrate with their existing application stacks and DevOps workflows. The new OctoML platform release enables customers to work with existing tools and teams.

CData Software introduced the CData Arc platform, enabling organizations to automate their B2B integration workflows and share data with partners both in the cloud with CData Arc Cloud and on-premises with CData Arc (previously named CData ArcESB). Specifically, CData Arc Cloud delivers no-code B2B solutions in the cloud, allowing businesses to modernize and streamline their EDI, MFT, API, and application integration strategy without the need for complex infrastructure, installation, or maintenance.

Semtech Corporation announced its SaaS chip-to-Cloud service, LoRa Cloud Locator, which uses Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Modem and Geolocation services. The new service gives customers the opportunity to evaluate the accuracy and power consumption capabilities of the LoRa Edge platform, which offers an ultra-low-power and cost-effective solution for asset tracking. LoRa Cloud Locator features built-in serverless technology and delivers a simple end-to-end experience for customers to evaluate LoRa Edge implemented in various trackers, either on a private or public LoRaWAN network.

Pegasystems announced the updated version of Pega Process Extender for Salesforce Lightning is now available for download on Salesforce AppExchange as well as Pega Marketplace. This component makes it easy for organizations to drag and drop Pega Infinity workflow automation and AI-powered decisioning capabilities directly into existing Salesforce Lightning deployments. The entire experience operates within the users’ familiar Salesforce desktop even as Pega drives the business logic and workflows.

IOTech announced the general availability of Edge XRT v2.0, a major release of its open software platform designed for time-critical and embedded OT applications at the industrial IoT edge. Edge XRT 2.0 simplifies the development of OT applications and enables faster time-to-market for new edge systems. It is hardware agnostic, independent of the silicon provider (Intel or ARM) and operating system. It can be deployed as a native application, containerized, and into a virtualized environment.

Voltron Data announced that it is expanding its Enterprise Support offering to include Ibis due to high customer demand. This follows on the heels of the company’s March announcement when Voltron Data released its Enterprise Support offering for Apache Arrow. With Ibis support, the company helps reduce the risk of vendor lock-in. Customers no longer have to rewrite their Python analytics code when they upgrade their databases or big data platforms.

Ternary launched new capabilities to help customers optimize the unit economics of cloud spend with support for Cloud SQL, Multi-cloud Carbon Footprint Optimization equating cloud spend to carbon usage, and a Cost Takeout Tool to automatically generate price comparisons between providers. Ternary’s new Carbon Footprint Optimizer feature works with both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform and is capable of breaking down gross emissions usage by cloud and region. When coupled with support for Cloud SQL, Ternary provides a lens into the unit economic view of cloud spend, and visibility into true carbon footprint per transaction rather than simply assessing cost per CPU.

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Agiloft announced enhancements to its Connected Experience Platform, which provides integration capabilities that allow users to manage contracts in the tools they already use, flow data into where it’s needed to power better business decisions, and easily connect to centralized enterprise governance systems. Key to Agiloft’s newly enhanced CEP is its new Integration Hub powered by Workato, the first Workato integration to be embedded within a CLM.

Reltio announced multiple new capabilities within Reltio’s Connected Data platform that deliver timely, accurate, and trusted data to fuel real-time analytics and operations. Newly released features include a new interactive dashboard for real-time insights, including data characteristics, patterns, and trends for entities and relationships.

Pythian Services announced its Enterprise Data Platform (EDP) QuickStart offering. This streamlined solution enables the integration of data from different sources to show quick value and can further expand and scale into a full EDP. QuickStart is a low-risk way to demonstrate that an EDP investment is worthwhile, helping businesses see meaningful results in a matter of weeks and easily scale into a full production system.

Incorta announced the launch of its Analytics Data Hub for Finance to enable IT organizations supporting finance teams to deliver financial and operational analytics with unmatched flexibility and speed. The solution introduces new finance data apps, support for new data sources, and a component SDK built specifically for financial workstreams on the Incorta platform. The solution gives CFOs and finance teams a complete, end-to-end view of the latest business data in real time.

Fermyon Technologies formally launched its lightweight open-source application platform for creating WebAssembly microservices. Fermyon brings together packaging, compiling, versioning, deployment, and management of apps and microservices for WebAssembly. Additionally, Fermyon provides a Functions-as-a-Service API similar to AWS Lambda or Azure Functions to rapidly compose microservices, web apps, scheduled batch jobs, or machine learning triggered by HTTP, Redis pubsub, or time-based events.

Snow Software announced new functionality and integrations for Snow Atlas, its purpose-built platform that provides a framework to accelerate data-driven technology decision-making. The new and enhanced features include Okta discovery for SaaS management, self-service API connectors for SaaS management, and expanded ecosystem partners. These capabilities deliver Technology Intelligence to help businesses better understand and manage all technology to maximize business potential and resilience.

Moogsoft announced new features to its AIOps platform. The new features highlighted this quarter are divided into categories, including correlation, workflow automation, collector, collaboration, and administration. Some of the key new features include:

  • Incident Origin: Informs users of which correlation was used to create each incident to provide better context for quicker MTTR.
  • Correlation Containers: Correlation definitions can be processed in a predetermined order, giving users the ability to group each correlation definition into containers for easier prioritization.
  • Advanced Configuration: Users can now configure Moogsoft Plugins and Vector sources in the Moogsoft Collector, allowing you to take advantage of both proprietary and open source technologies.
  • Bidirectional integrations: New expanded integrations with software tools including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Confluence, xMatters, and Webex Teams.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Panasas announced a collaboration with MLCommons, the consortium behind MLPerf, to create industry-wide benchmarks for machine learning (ML) storage. Panasas will work with MLCommons to help steer these benchmarks by establishing best practices for measuring ML storage performance and ultimately helping to develop the next-generation storage systems for AI/ML.

SoftWorks AI launched an extensive rebrand, including changing its name to TRUE. The new name reflects the company’s unique ability to give lenders a true picture of a borrower by using AI to inspect and audit every data point when verifying a loan and its underlying documentation. By providing deeper, more comprehensive, and more accurate insights on borrowers, TRUE allows lenders to gain market share by enabling faster turn times and reducing risk.

Anaconda announced that it has acquired PythonAnywhere, a cloud-based Python development and hosting environment. PythonAnywhere’s added expertise allows Anaconda to support its user community more deeply and ensures Python developers have access to a cloud-based environment with notebooks, tools, and a simple way to collaborate with their team. 

Starburst announced the acquisition of Varada, a data lake analytics accelerator. Combining Varada’s proprietary and patented indexing technology, which helps provide data teams with needed data, empowers organizations to more quickly and efficiently derive greater insights from their data.

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Crunchy Data, the provider of trusted open-source PostgreSQL, announced the availability of Crunchy Bridge on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online storefront that contains services and applications. The availability of Crunchy Bridge on Azure Marketplace now provides users with a fully managed Postgres service.

Satori announced the general availability of its Universal Data Access Service to AWS Data Lake Infrastructure customers. Available via the AWS Marketplace, organizations using AWS Athena can now leverage Satori’s solution to deliver secure access to sensitive personal and financial information. By using Satori, AWS Lake House customers can significantly lower the complexity traditionally involved with implementing access controls for data across AWS Athena, Redshift, and RDS.

Tecton announced a partnership with Databricks to help organizations build and automate their machine learning (ML) feature pipelines. Tecton is integrated with the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, so data teams can use Tecton to build production-ready ML features on Databricks in minutes. Available on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, Tecton acts as the central source of truth for ML features and automatically orchestrates, manages, and maintains the data pipelines that generate features.

Voltron Data and DataStax announced a partnership to help organizations accelerate the impact of intelligence from real-time applications. As a result of the partnership, the companies will strengthen the interoperability between Arrow and DataStax’s Astra DB, Astra Streaming, and DataStax Enterprise products to improve the quality of real-time data intelligence as well as reduce the time to insights.

Visionary.ai and Innoviz announced a new partnership to combine Visionary.ai’s imaging technology with Innoviz’s LiDAR sensors and perception software. Combined, the two technologies aim to improve 3D machine vision performance for a wide range of applications, including robotics, smart cities, and drones. Combining the two companies’ technologies will deliver highly accurate 3D imaging, especially during challenging imaging conditions such as extreme low light, High Dynamic Range (HDR), heavy rain or fog, high motion, and sudden changes in intensity, such as flashing headlights.   

SEON announced a new partnership with Provenir to help organizations to build new fraud prevention solutions. SEON can establish an individual’s digital footprint based on their email address, phone number, IP address, or location in real-time. The Provenir Marketplace provides organizations with a one-stop data hub that makes it easy to access information covering Open Banking, KYC/KYB, fraud, credit risk, verifications, social media, collections, affordability, and more. By partnering via the Provenir Marketplace, SEON and Provenir can help businesses better defend against fraud.  

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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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