Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending March 27


In this week’s real-time analytics news: IBM Security enhances services to manage hybrid cloud environments, new low code/no code offerings, and more.

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:

IBM Security announced new and enhanced services to help organizations manage cloud security across hybrid cloud environments. The services bring together cloud-native, IBM, and third-party technologies along with IBM expertise to help organizations create a unified security approach across their cloud ecosystems. IBM’s services can help companies assess current cloud security posture, as well as build and manage access, policies, and technical controls to safeguard new and existing cloud resources. The services leverage AI and automation to help identify and prioritize risks, respond to potential threats across an organization’s cloud environments and connect that data with their broader security operations and on-premises systems.

Alluxio announced the integration of RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark 3.0 with the Alluxio Data Orchestration Platform to accelerate data access on NVIDIA accelerated computing clusters. The solution is for the computation of both analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) pipelines. Validation testing of the integration for caching of large datasets and data availability for NVIDIA GPU processing showed 2x faster acceleration for a data analytics and business intelligence workload. At the same time, NVIDIA GPU clusters with Alluxio demonstrated 70% better return on investment (ROI) compared to CPU clusters.

Red Hat announced that the latest release of Red Hat Integration is now available. With this release, Red Hat continues to focus on strengthening the ability to respond faster, more efficiently, and more intelligently to the world. Now, customers can install, upgrade, and manage Red Hat Integration components using the new Red Hat Integration Operator for Red Hat OpenShift. This serves to improve the user experience by providing direct access to all Operators across Red Hat’s integration portfolio, from core products to auxiliary components. In addition to streamlining the customer experience with automated installs for change data capture and the service registry, Red Hat has tightened the connection between the two components so customers can automatically populate JSON and Apache Avro schema for discovery and enforcement. Lastly, Red Hat expanded the list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. Customers can set their applications to detect changes to Db2 databases—as well as MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server—and capture them for streaming processing.

Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), a new managed service available via the AWS Console that makes it easier for Red Hat OpenShift customers to build, scale, and manage containerized applications on AWS. With ROSA, customers can enjoy more simplified Kubernetes cluster creation using the familiar Red Hat OpenShift console, features, and tooling without the burden of manually scaling and managing the underlying infrastructure. ROSA streamlines moving on-premises Red Hat OpenShift workloads to AWS and offers a tighter integration with other AWS services. ROSA also enables customers to access Red Hat OpenShift with billing and support directly through AWS, delivering the simplicity of a single-vendor experience to customers running Red Hat OpenShift on AWS. 

LeanIX announced the acquisition of Cleanshelf, an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) management solution. The software provides an automated view of all SaaS applications in an enterprise, simplifying management and enabling resource optimization. Cleanshelf complements LeanIX’s Application Portfolio Management and solves the problem CIOs and CFOs face keeping track of a company’s decentralized software tooling ecosystem. With the Cleanshelf acquisition, LeanIX now offers its customers an out-of-the-box solution for SaaS management. 

ABBYY announced the launch of Vantage 2, a low-code/no-code platform that delivers cognitive skills for RPA robots, automation systems, chatbots, and mobile solutions, enabling organizations to gain insights from documents and content. The company also launched ABBYY Marketplace, an open marketplace where organizations can discover, try, and purchase reusable AI skills to accelerate their automation initiatives, while partners can build and publish skills to automate all types of content-centric processes.

Aunalytics introduced its next generation of Daybreak for Financial Services designed for mid-sized banks and credit unions. The solution cleanses data for accuracy, ensures data governance across the organization, and employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) driven analytics to glean customer intelligence and insights in focus from relevant business information. The enhanced solution helps community financial institutions use advanced analytics and business insights to improve customer relationships, deliver new products and services through data-driven campaigns, and drive competitive advantage.

SoftIron announced HyperSafe, an offering to provide enterprise support services for Ceph, the leading open-source software-defined storage platform. SoftIron will provide customers with service offerings tailored to their particular storage infrastructure needs. Services will include migration for those that want to leverage the performance optimizations available with SoftIron’s HyperDrive storage appliances, as well as enterprise-class services for those who choose to run Ceph on their existing bare-metal infrastructure.

cPacket Networks announced a new addition to its cStor series packet capture appliances in support of the latest data center consolidation, 100Gbps migration, and cyber security requirements. The new cStor 100 appliance provides 100Gbps burst with sustained 60Gbps capture-to-disk throughput along with 288TB of on-board storage (extensible up to 2PB) so organizations can capture, store, replay, and analyze high-speed network traffic as the ultimate source of truth for troubleshooting issues, security forensics, incident response, and compliance. 

AVEVA has acquired OSIsoft to meet the expanding information management needs of industrial companies and accelerate their digital transformation. The combined portfolio brings OSIsoft’s world-class data management together with AVEVA’s leading industrial software to unlock performance intelligence (PI). By pairing the capabilities of OSIsoft’s PI System with the industrial software of AVEVA, performance intelligence provides the rich, reliable data needed to better measure and understand the entire industrial lifecycle. Areas where performance intelligence is likely to have the most impact include organizational productivity, operational agility, and sustainability.

KX has launched KX Insights, a cloud-first platform for streaming analytics that leverages the benefits of cloud architecture natively to deliver fast, scalable real-time data insights without the added burden of infrastructure, complicated upgrades, or the need to optimize for different cloud environments. KX Insights has been certified by KX to run natively on all major hyperscale cloud providers, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. With support for Kubernetes, KX Insights can run fully on cloud or in hybrid and on-premises environments. It will also support SQL for integration and interoperability with other services and applications, including database systems, visualization packages, and business intelligence solutions.

42Crunch announced the global availability of the latest version of the 42Crunch API Security Platform. 42Crunch Security Audit includes 200+ static analysis security checks for OpenAPI format conformance, authentication, authorization, transport, data validation, and API security best practices. The security audit compatible with some OpenAPI format issues that in the past were blocking the audit. Additionally, 42Crunch Conformance Scan, the dynamic testing part of the 42Crunch suite, which used to only run from the cloud, now offers an on-premises scan using a 42Crunch scan agent on any computer.

airSlate announced the availability of its latest feature, Flow Creator, that enables users to easily automate and visualize tasks. With Flow Creator, employees can reduce the time spent on manual, routine tasks and instead focus on driving strategic, high-value business goals. From two-step processes typically used to approve expense reports to more complex cross-departmental business processes, airSlate empowers no-code developers with an end-to-end automation solution that streamlines work, increases productivity, and minimizes the disruptive nature of launching, toggling, and porting data across multiple business applications.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

SensiML announced it is collaborating with Silicon Labs to enable the rapid development of TinyML smart IoT sensing applications. Using the Silicon Labs Thunderboard Sense 2 IoT Development Starter Kit, the SensiML Analytics Toolkit AI/ML development software lets developers rapidly construct smart sensor processing code that runs at the extreme IoT edge.

Upstart announced the availability of the Upstart Referral Network, an AI-driven system that matches borrowers with the banks and credit unions best suited to meet their borrowing needs. With this automated system, banks and credit unions can build more inclusive and profitable loan portfolios that match their risk profile, and consumers get better access to more affordable credit.

Ahana announced updates to its Ahana Cloud for Presto managed service. The major areas of focus include performance, better cluster management, ease of use, and security. One of the key features is the data lake IO caching capability that can dramatically improve query performance, reducing latencies up to 80%. 

Blackhawk Network and SKUx announced an expanded partnership intended to transform the offer, rebate, coupon delivery, and processing needs for merchants and brands. With its payments technology, Blackhawk and SKUx will digitize and automate offer delivery, redemption, and settlement.

Akkio announced it has launched a new feature called Data Stories. Data Stories enable Akkio users to understand the inputs that are most predictive in driving the AI models they create. Data Stories help users overcome the “black box feeling,” which is the lack of confidence and trust many non-data scientists experience when creating predictive models.

Immuta announced it is now a Premier Partner within the Snowflake Partner Network. Achieving Premier Partner status validates Immuta’s integration with Snowflake’s platform. The integration lets Immuta and Snowflake joint customers securely access and share data in Snowflake’s Data Cloud, in a governed way across departments and with partners, vendors, and customers without moving or copying the data.

Trueblue announced AiDEA Smart Customer Engagement, a new AI-driven Omnichannel Customer Engagement suite. The solution integrates operational and analytical functions for a holistic and integrated experience with the goal of improving the working model of Pharma & Life Science markets, simplifying omnichannel engagement through intuitive and conversational interaction.

Gaumard Scientific announced Obstetric MR for VICTORIA, a mixed reality training solution designed to help learners achieve clinical competency faster and more efficiently. The technology will be demonstrated to healthcare professionals at the upcoming International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) virtual conference.

Windstream Enterprise (WE) announced forward-thinking enhancements to its innovative WE Connect portal, delivering actionable business intelligence to customers. The Insight Engine technology centralizes customer communications and hosted services into a sleek, intuitive dashboard. With an easy-to-use, widget-based architecture, which integrates with all OfficeSuite UC services and personalized Windstream Enterprise support, users can control advanced features and functionality anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Push Technology announced new functionality for the company’s Diffusion Intelligent Event-Data Platform, that consumes, enriches, and delivers data among applications, systems, and devices. The new release expands the range of Diffusion’s unique Data Wrangling capabilities which provide developers with the tools to manipulate and transform event-data – in-flight – via topic trees, topic views, and time series with actual or custom time stamps.

OneStream Software announced a new OneStream MarketPlace solution that helps organizations provide control and governance over application change requests. The new Application Control Manager solution provides an easy way for end-users to request changes to OneStream applications and provides multi-level approval workflow around change requests.

AVSystem announced integration of the Coiote IoT Device Management (DM) service with both Microsoft Azure IoT Hub and Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core via Lightweight M2M (LwM2M). Coiote is the first IoT device management platform to provide support for constrained IoT devices at scale for both cloud providers.

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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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