In this week’s real-time analytics news: NVIDIA’s GTC conference saw many new offerings from the company and its partners to accelerate AI and extend its use to new application areas.
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NVIDIA announced major updates to its NVIDIA AI platform at its NVIDIA GTC conference. The platform is a suite of software for workloads, including speech, recommender system, hyperscale inference, and more. The company also announced the NVIDIA AI Accelerated program, which helps to ensure the performance and reliability of AI applications developed by NVIDIA’s software and solution partners.
For additional AI-related conference announcements from NVIDIA and its partners, see: NVIDIA and Partners Target Artificial Intelligence at GTC.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates and enhancements to HPE GreenLake, the company’s flagship offering to help modernize applications and data, from edge to cloud. New features include a unified operating experience, new cloud services, and the availability of HPE GreenLake in the online marketplaces of several leading distributors. Platform updates include:
- Convergence of Aruba Central, a cloud-native, AI-powered network management solution, with the HPE GreenLake platform.
- A new, unified operational experience that provides a simplified view and access to all cloud services, spanning the entire HPE portfolio, with single sign-on access, security, compliance, elasticity, and data protection.
In addition, HPE announced new and enhanced services for block storage and data protection to complement current HPE GreenLake data services.
IBM launched a new cloud service to perform crypto key management across hybrid, multi-cloud environments, helping enterprises mitigate risk to critical data from cyberattacks and insider threats. An essential element of the service is Unified Key Orchestrator, which makes it possible to securely manage encryption keys with a single point of control – including across other public clouds. Unified Key Orchestrator is part of IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services.
Snorkel AI announced the general availability of its data-centric AI platform, Snorkel Flow, for enterprises to accelerate AI application development with automated data labeling. The generally available version of Snorkel Flow includes enhancements to its programmatic data labeling, integrated ML modeling, collaborative AI application development, guided data iteration capabilities, and pre-built templates for classification of and information extraction from documents.
Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin, announced a new remote managed services offering. Kyligence Managed Services provide enterprise organizations with automated operation and maintenance tools, consultancy from experienced product experts, a 99.9 percent SLA guarantee, and 24/7/365 support. Elements of the services include service status monitoring and troubleshooting, regular health checks and optimization recommendations, and TCO monitoring and optimization advisory.
Slate Technologies launched a digital assistant for the construction industry. Slate uses AI and machine learning to improve the productivity of construction professionals by enabling better, earlier decision-making to keep building projects on time, maximizing revenue. The Slate Digital Assistant executes multi-dimensional analysis across internal and external data sources, learning as it goes to offer full transparency into the building process. These data sources include ERP systems, emails, RFIDs, 3D models, and other construction-related information; along with public data such as weather, labor, and traffic; dark data locked in silos, and non-integrated systems within general contractor and subcontractor organizations.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Yugabyte announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.13. The latest version of YugabyteDB delivers better control over where data is stored and accessed in geo-distributed deployments, allowing enterprises to lower data transfer costs, improve performance, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. The release also includes new features and integrations to enhance the developer experience. Additionally, YugabyteDB 2.13 extends the geo-distribution capabilities of the database with new features that enhance performance, increase control over backups, and intelligently utilize local data for reads.
Lexmark announced the latest addition to its Optra IoT Solutions portfolio. Lexmark Optra Edge executes AI applications closer to the point of data generation at the edge without necessitating the transfer of data to the cloud – providing organizations with speedy AI insights. Optra Edge allows organizations to sense, analyze, and act on real-time digital and physical data generated by IoT devices such as cameras. Additionally, to protect sensitive information, the solution keeps data local and takes advantage of containerized applications.
DataStax unveiled “change data capture” (CDC) for Astra DB, a new capability for its multi-cloud database built on Apache Cassandra. The new CDC for Astra DB is powered by advanced streaming technology built on Apache Pulsar. It processes and delivers database changes in real time via event streams, making real-time data available for use across data lakes, data warehouses, search, real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Classiq, which provides the leading platform for creating quantum software, announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to bring large-scale quantum circuits to customers. To create and debug the next generation of quantum algorithms, users need to simulate larger and more sophisticated quantum circuits. Classiq and NVIDIA address this in two complementary ways. The Classiq platform synthesizes quantum circuits from high-level functional models and reduces these circuits to the lowest possible qubit and gate count. NVIDIA accelerates the simulation of certain larger-scale quantum circuits with the NVIDIA cuQuantum software development kit, thus expanding the practical limits of quantum simulation.
Precisely announced that it has achieved Snowflake Ready Technology status for its Precisely Connect data integration solution. The Snowflake Ready validation recognizes Precisely Connect for aligning with Snowflake’s standards of best practice – meaning customers can unlock critical data held in legacy business systems more quickly while deriving maximum value from their infrastructure investments. By pairing Snowflake with Precisely Connect, businesses can get full access to all their data, whether from an IBM mainframe, IBM I, or other business systems and deliver it directly into Snowflake’s Data Cloud.
ServiceNow announced its Now Platform San Diego release. With an upgraded, more modern visual design and new Robotic Process Automation (RPA). New RPA capabilities include RPA Hub, which provides a centralized command and control center to monitor, manage, and deploy digital robots, so organizations can automate any repetitive, manual tasks, streamline business processes, and boost employee productivity while reducing human errors. The RPA Hub Spoke offers no-code access to the RPA hub into flow designer, enabling any ServiceNow developer to leverage RPA Hub alongside Integration Hub, all in a familiar interface. Additionally, the RPA Desktop Design Studio allows users to design, test, and publish attended and unattended bots.
Push Technology announced the launch of a new Change Data Capture (CDC) Adapter. The adapter is particularly appropriate for event-driven use cases in IoT transportation data, global equity/derivative exchange market data, and retail and eCommerce. The pre-built CDC adapter streams updates from source database(s) into the Diffusion Intelligent Event-Data platform. It is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio. The CDC adapter uses Debezium, the open-source change data capture tool, which monitors database logs/tables to identify changes and pushes these changes into Diffusion.
HEAVY.AI announced the limited release of HEAVY.AI 6.0, with general availability to follow in April. The new capabilities, such as HeavyConnect, deliver improved analytics performance and faster time to decision-quality information, allowing organizations to immediately extract value from their data. HEAVY.AI 6.0 empowers stakeholders to learn and make decisions based on data without requiring sophisticated data science skills or executing SQL commands.
C3 AI announced the general availability of C3 AI Version 8 to dramatically accelerate the development of large-scale AI applications. Version 8 offers a new simplified, cohesive AI Application platform common to developers, data scientists, citizen data scientists, business users, and IT operators. Version 8 also provides a family of pre-built enterprise AI application suites across Reliability, Supply Chain, CRM, Sustainability, Defense and Intelligence, and Financial Services.
DryvIQ (formerly SkySync) announced the launch of its next-generation A.I.-powered platform to enable organizations to holistically safeguard enterprise-wide content while reducing exposure and corporate risk. The Dryv Platform employs modern advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to seamlessly unify three core dimensions of enterprise data management, providing a single platform to discover, migrate, and govern unstructured data.
Pegasystems announced the latest edition of its Pega Infinity software suite that helps empower organizations to quickly deploy apps, create smarter workflows, and deliver better experiences for businesses and their customers. With low-code innovation, applied AI and automation, and a modern cloud architecture, Pega Infinity version 8.7 helps organizations innovate faster at scale while creating better total experiences for all end users.
Alluxio announced the integration of NetApp StorageGRID, software-defined scalable object storage for distributed data with security and disaster recovery, with Alluxio’s Data Orchestration Platform that simplifies the delivery of data to a wide variety of real-time analytics and data-driven applications. The combined solution helps enterprises accelerate the adoption of the cloud and optimize their resource spend for a modern data platform ready for enormous scale.
Vonage announced that it has strengthened its Jumper.ai conversational commerce application with new video capabilities and integrations for a more engaging retail experience. The new enhancements will enable brands to seamlessly invite buyers to a live video interaction with an in-store associate or customer service agent. This allows consumers to engage in personal conversations about products from anywhere while helping retailers build trusted relationships with customers.
PagerDuty announced two new product releases, PagerDuty Process Automation On Prem 4.0, the platform powering the PagerDuty Process Automation portfolio, and PagerDuty Runbook Automation, a software as a service offering that provides the same capabilities and value that customers have come to depend upon from the On Prem version. As organizations mature their digital strategies and seek to maximize DevOps practices, automation offers greater productivity and efficiency. PagerDuty solutions bring automation to departments and functions across the enterprise, helping to manage unpredictable, unstructured and time-sensitive work.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Red Hat announced new certifications and capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift. Specifically, Red Hat OpenShift is now certified and supported with the NVIDIA AI Enterprise 2.0 software suite, an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software that runs on mainstream, NVIDIA-Certified Systems. The integrated platform delivers NVIDIA’s flagship AI software, the NVIDIA AI Enterprise suite, optimized for Red Hat OpenShift.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the availability of HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI as an integrated system, pre-built and configured for faster deployment and easier integration. HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a cloud service that allows users to run Windows and Linux virtual machines in a hybrid cloud environment, on-premises and at the edge, and leverages Microsoft Azure tools and services with a preconfigured, pay-per-use service from HPE GreenLake.
Astronomer announced that it acquired Datakin. Through its acquisition of Datakin, Astronomer will enable data teams to unlock operational lineage as a native component of their orchestration platform. Specifically, combining the Astronomer’s Apache Airflow-powered orchestration capabilities with the observability offered by Datakin’s OpenLineage will allow Astronomer to provide value across the modern data stack.
Ansys announced that customers will have automatic cloud access to the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, available on Microsoft Azure HBv3 VMs. Ansys Cloud, the managed cloud service provided by Ansys and enabled on Azure, will automatically upgrade to offer the ability to use the latest AMD chips immediately.
Tecton announced a partnership with Snowflake to help data teams operationalize ML applications. The two companies have collaborated to integrate both Tecton and Feast with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. The joint solutions provide a simple and fast path to building production-grade features to support a broad range of operational ML use cases, including fraud detection, product recommendations, and real-time pricing.
SparkCognition announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Wizards. Through this acquisition, SparkCognition expands its IP portfolio to include computer vision capabilities, bringing greater value to its industry solutions. The technology leverages new and diverse data sets, including CCTV feeds, drone footage, video from handheld devices, and existing camera infrastructures. The solution helps address critical problems, including safety, security, visual inspection, productivity, and situational awareness.
Polaris announced a new partnership with data science Insurtech company Incited to broaden its machine learning capabilities offered to its clients. The new enrichment service is available to Polaris clients using their rating solution, ProductWriter’s Run-Time Environment (RTE), to bring real-time predictive models into its dynamic pricing capabilities.
Lexalytics, an InMoment company, announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with Bright, an immersive learning and simulation company. Bright will integrate Lexalytics’ Semantria API within Bright’s practice and coaching-based training platform as part of its continued efforts to reimagine the corporate learning function.
Wind River announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification in recognition of its commitment to the highest level of information security management. Following an extensive audit process, the certification was issued by A-LIGN.
Logz.io announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency status in the Logging, Monitoring, SIEM, Threat Detection, and Analytics category. To receive this designation, AWS Partners must show that multiple customers have validated their technology for the specific competency, possess deep AWS expertise with a well-architected infrastructure, and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.
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