Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending March 12

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Snowflake and Google announced major acquisitions, Databricks intro’d a lakehouse platform for healthcare and life sciences, and more.

Keeping pace with news and developments in the real-time analytics market can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we have you covered with a summary of the items our staff comes across each week. And if you prefer it in your inbox, sign up here!

Snowflake announced plans to acquire Streamlit. The company said its joint customers have been building apps with both offerings for years. Snowflake even had an internal hackathon last year where multiple teams independently used Streamlit to apps on Snowflake in just a few days and with a few lines of Python. They realized that bringing our two technologies closer together would be one way to make data apps accessible to many more people. The term they used to describe this is democratizing data apps.

Google announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant. The acquisition will complement Google Cloud’s existing strengths in security. Google Cloud offers services and capabilities such as BeyondCorp Enterprise for Zero Trust and VirusTotal for malicious content and software vulnerabilities; Chronicle’s security analytics and automation coupled with services such as Security Command Center to detect and protect from cyber threats; as well as expertise from Google Cloud’s Cybersecurity Action Team. With the addition of Mandiant, Google Cloud will enhance these offerings to deliver an end-to-end security operations suite with even greater capabilities to support customers across cloud and on-premises environments. 

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Databricks launched a lakehouse platform for organizations across the healthcare and life sciences industries. The Databricks Lakehouse for Healthcare and Life Sciences eliminates the need for legacy data architectures. It offers a single platform for data management, analytics, and advanced AI for use cases like disease prediction, medical image classification, and biomarker discovery. Early adopters include GE Healthcare, Regeneron, ThermoFisher, and Walgreens, as well as partners including Deloitte, Lovelytics, John Snow Labs, and ZS Associates. 

MicroAI announced the General Availability (GA) of MicroAI Factory. This is a fully integrated manufacturing software suite that leverages edge-native AI to ingest manufacturing floor data from existing systems and sensors to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), real-time cycle time analysis, and predictive maintenance. It uses an edge-native AI engine to auto-develop cycle time analysis and behavioral models that provide deep insight into the operations of machines and human behavior.

VMware today announced VMware Cloud on AWS can now be purchased by Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers in AWS Marketplace. Through AWS Marketplace, VMware also offers flexible purchasing and consumption options to deploy and manage VMware Cloud on AWS and complementary solutions such as VMware vRealize Cloud Management and VMware Tanzu.

MariaDB announced the release of Xpand 6 with significant new features, all in the pursuit of maximizing performance. For example, Xpand uses columnar indexes for real-time operational analytics directly on transactional data without losing consistency or missing the latest transactions. Another new feature is parallel replication. Xpand implements the equivalent of a multi-lane highway for asynchronous replication of data across geo-locations. The data replication is done independently by each node in the cluster, which increases throughput at lower latency.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Invoca announced the launch of a no-code integrations library to enable businesses to activate conversation intelligence data in their digital marketing and sales platforms with just a few clicks. The library includes no-code versions of existing Invoca integrations as well as new integrations for Google Analytics 4, Meta Conversions API, and Slack.  

C3 AI announced the C3 AI Suite has been designated FedRAMP Ready by the U.S. Government Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). The FedRAMP Ready status makes it easier and faster for government agencies to approve and implement the C3 AI Suite.

HeadSpin announced that it has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator and Container Certifications. As a part of the Red Hat software partner ecosystem, the certifications offer users greater confidence when building software projects on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. The HeadSpin certified OpenShift Operator and certified Container are now available in the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog.

DataStax updated its open-source K8ssandra Operator technology with new capabilities that will enable cloud-native, multi-cluster database deployments of the Apache Cassandra database. The new K8ssandra Operator became generally available this week, marking a major update to the technology that debuted in March 2020. K8ssandra provides a Kubernetes operator, which helps users deploy and run the open source, cloud-native Apache Cassandra database on a Kubernetes cluster.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) announced the launch of the third cohort within the Analytics Leadership Consortium (ALC) service line. Each ALC cohort is designed to build and strengthen analytics leadership teams geared around learning, the transfer of expertise, and discussing industry priorities and challenges that exist for the data and analytics industry. Leaders from Equifax and Yum! Brands are founding members of this newest ALC cohort addressing key initiatives and priorities for the future of data and analytics.

Canonical, publisher of Ubuntu, along with cPanel announced they are expanding collaboration to provide full support for Ubuntu LTS 20.04 with cPanel and WHM version 102. The collaboration with Canonical will give cPanel and WHM Ubuntu users more open-source Linux distribution architecture options within their current infrastructure while providing a more robust business suite of solutions to help customers scale and expand their business hosting operations.

Redis and Tecton announced a partnership and a product integration. With the integration, Tecton customers can now use Redis Enterprise Cloud as the online store for their ML features. The companies claim that Redis Enterprise Cloud provides 3x faster serving latencies compared to Amazon DynamoDB while reducing the cost per transaction by up to 14x.

Hakkoda announced it has launched a new multi-party analytics offering on Snowflake designed for financial services companies. To enable the new offering, Hakkoda is partnering with Affinio. Affinio’s graph analytics technology is embedded within Snowflake’s Data Cloud to empower rich customer insights and powerful privacy-safe data collaboration without needing to move data.

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InfluxData announced the launch of InfluxDB University (InfluxDB U), an online education platform for those people working with time-series data. InfluxDB University gives developers the technical skills needed to build applications through both on-demand and live instructor-led courses taught by InfluxData and industry experts. Courses on InfluxDB University are available today at no cost.

LeanIX announced its membership in the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). LeanIX is published on CSA’s Security, Trust, Assurance, and Risk (STAR) Registry, a publicly accessible registry that documents the security and privacy controls provided by popular cloud computing offerings. The company has maintained STAR Level ONE status on the registry since September 2020 and is now a registered SaaS Solution Provider with CSA.

Kyligence, the originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented data services and management platform Kyligence Cloud, announced the availability of the Kyligence Cloud in the AWS Marketplace. AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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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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