Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending May 1

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Red Hat made multiple announcements about new Linux and OpenShift products, as well as enhancements to existing solutions.

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:

Red Hat made multiple announcements across its product lines at this week’s Red Hat Summit. New and enhances offerings include:

  • Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, a new edition of the enterprise Kubernetes platform designed to provide a holistic solution to help customers adopt DevSecOps across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.
  • New capabilities and enhancements to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, furthering its use as a foundation for the open hybrid cloud, from the data center to the edge.
  • The launch of Red Hat Insights for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and with expanded capabilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Read more about these and other announcements from the Summit here.

IBM announced major innovations across its storage portfolio to improve data availability and resilience across complex hybrid cloud environments. First, the company announced plans to launch a new container-native software-defined storage (SDS) solution, IBM Spectrum Fusion, in the second half of 2021. The solution will fuse IBM’s general parallel file system technology and its data protection software to give businesses and their applications a simple and less complex approach to accessing data seamlessly within the data center, at the edge, and across hybrid cloud environments. In addition, IBM introduced updates to its IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) family of high-performance solutions. The revamped model ESS 5000 now delivers 10% greater storage capacity, and the new ESS 3200 offers double the read performance of its predecessor.

In other IBM news, the company announced that IBM Cloud Code Engine is now generally available. The solution is designed to help developers build, deploy, and scale applications in seconds, while only paying when code is running. Code Engine is a fully managed, serverless offering on IBM Cloud. Code Engine is engineered so that you can deploy an application running on your laptop to the cloud in seconds without additional work. Your application now runs in a secured cloud environment, and you can get back to coding.

DataStax announced the availability of DataStax Astra, a serverless Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for Apache Cassandra running in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. DataStax Astra builds on the Apache Cassandra open-source database and is open, serverless, multi-cloud, database-as-a-service (DBaaS). With its serverless architecture, Astra delivers a combination of pay-as-you-go pricing together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source. 

Teradata and Antuit.ai announced a partnership to help retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies digitally transform their operational decision-making and drive revenue growth. The partnership brings together Teradata Vantage, a multi-cloud data platform for enterprise-scale analytics, and Antuit.ai’s AI solution portfolio, which delivers demand forecasting, demand shaping, and omnichannel inventory optimization. Together, Teradata and Antuit.ai will deploy a solution for managing consumer data to optimize decision-making for demand planning, assortment, allocation, and pricing.

Amplitude introduced a Digital Optimization System to manage, measure, and optimize the business value of digital product innovation. The Amplitude Digital Optimization System helps companies deeply understand customer behavior in the digital product, predict which features and actions lead to business outcomes, and adapt each experience in real time to maximize its business impact. Building on its digital product analytics suite, Amplitude also announced the general availability of its new personalization product, Amplitude Recommend. Recommend leverages customer behavior data in the digital product and machine learning models to determine which behaviors result in the optimal business outcome.

Excelero has added public cloud storage support to its flagship NVMesh elastic NVMe software-defined storage solution. Available first for the Microsoft Azure platform and later for other major public clouds, NVMesh expands public cloud capabilities by addressing the gaps experienced by organizations that face performance challenges while attempting to transition their demanding IO-intensive workloads to public clouds at a reasonable cost. By leveraging Excelero’s storage on standard cloud compute elements, beta use has shown that NVMesh on Azure provides up to 25x more IO/s and up to 10x more bandwidth to a single compute element – while reducing latencies by 80% from a truly protected storage layer.

infinityQ Technology, Inc., a women-led startup, announced its computer, infinityQube. The company has coined its approach “quantum analog computing,” introducing a new paradigm in the quantum space. The device is compact, energy-efficient, and operates at room temperature, relying on established chip technologies. Specifically, the quantum analog computing concept refers to analogies with atomic quantum systems as well as to analog electronics. In practice, this means infinityQ develops computational capabilities by using artificial atoms to exploit the superposition effect and achieve quantum computing capabilities without the error correction and cryogenics tax of other quantum systems. This allows the company to utilize several times less energy than a typical CPU, and that its machine’s energy consumption is the same as a common light bulb.

ScaleOut Software released new visualization capabilities for its Azure hosted ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service and companion, on-premises streaming analytics platform. This streaming analytics approach enables organizations to separately process and analyze incoming streaming data from thousands of data sources and to gain immediate insights that previously required offline batch processing to uncover. With the addition of geospatial mapping for real-time continuous queries, users can now visualize key analytics results with richer contextual information and boost their situational awareness of complex, dynamic systems.

Actian announced the availability of its Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse on the Google Cloud Marketplace. Organizations can now use the Avalanche service to power some of their most demanding operational analytics and business intelligence (BI) workloads, achieving up to 12x better performance than alternatives at a fraction of the cost. The Avalanche data warehouse is delivered as a turnkey, fully managed service that utilizes Google Kubernetes to deploy in minutes and is easy to scale up and down based on business needs. Avalanche also includes built-in data integration, easing the movement of data in and out of the data warehouse.

Toucan Toco announced the launch of a new suite of features natively built for Snowflake, designed to help organizations seamlessly and securely harness the full power of their cloud data. With a simple one-click connection to Snowflake, Toucan empowers teams to rapidly unlock insights and value from their cloud data at scale, with no need for laborious onboarding or data duplication, delivering a 40% cost reduction over conventional business intelligence (BI) tools, should they do the same. Among the new solution’s key features are live data connection with no data duplication, security using auto-synced permissions to apply Snowflake settings to Toucan, and Toucan’s dedicated Snowflake Query Optimization Engine.

Automation Anywhere announced early access to Automation 360, the company’s unified, cloud-native, AI-powered automation platform on Google Cloud. The cloud RPA solution, the first resulting from Automation Anywhere’s recently announced collaboration with Google Cloud, enables an easy, on-ramp to automation deployment and includes a web-based Control Room, Bot Creator, Bot Insight, and choice of a software bot from the company’s Bot Store, an online marketplace for enterprise-grade, ready-to-deploy intelligent automation from a vast ecosystem of seasoned developers, subject matter experts and Automation Anywhere partners.

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, and Mattermost, the publisher of an open-source collaboration tool for developers, announced a partnership to build a Mattermost Operator using the Juju Operator Lifecycle Manager, making it easy to install, integrate, and upgrade Mattermost. The Mattermost Operator is part of Canonical’s Open Operator Collection, the largest collection of application operators, and can be deployed on Windows and Linux across Kubernetes and virtual estates. In addition to building the charmed operator for Mattermost, the companies will work together to enhance, maintain, and provide best practices and documentation focused on how teams can best leverage the Mattermost Operator and foster communication and community engagement for wider collaboration on open-source operators and projects.

Aunalytics announced its new Aunalytics Alliance Partner Program to accelerate the adoption of its cloud-native data analytics solutions and services. The program was developed to give ISV’s and technology partners the dedicated resources and support to ensure success and drive new recurring revenue opportunities and long-term value for clients. The Aunalytics cloud-native data platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics, and AI while unifying disparate data silos into a single golden record of accurate, actionable business information for digital transformation. Aunalytics has certifications with the following technology partners including Cisco, Citrix Software, Microsoft, Oracle, Sophos, Veeam Software, and VMware.

Senet, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT), and SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd., a PAN India LoRaWAN® network service provider, announced several significant milestones in their partnership to design, deploy and manage highly scalable LoRaWAN networks globally. For example, SenRa has expanded its network operation to 74 cities across the country. Its ability to rapidly roll out network coverage has allowed SenRa to focus on building strategic relationships with companies such as Bosch in Industrial IoT, Smart Buildings and Smart Cities; Ripple Metering to deploy smart water and gas meters; PNI for smart parking and parking enforcement; and to support the India Government Smart City Mission.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

Push Technology, which offers real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, announced the launch of a Quick Start Pack for its flagship product Diffusion, an Intelligent Event-Data Platform. The goal of the Quick Start Pack is to significantly shorten the time it takes developers to deploy a production-ready application operating on the Diffusion platform. The Diffusion Quick Start Pack is a focused 4-to-6-week professional services engagement to provide guidance to the client in architecting an end-to-end solution and quickly building a working prototype.  

Affinity announced today the launch of Affinity Analytics, a real-time reporting tool that provides insights into a team’s external relationships and how their interactions affect company deal flow, pipeline, networking activities, and other key performance indicators. Now available through an integration with the business intelligence and analytics platform from Google Cloud, Looker, Affinity Analytics comes as an integrated part of the Premium and Enterprise editions of the Affinity platform or as an upgrade for Professional customers. 

Appen Limited has developed diverse training data sets for AI models, particularly natural language processing (NLP) initiatives to ensure end-users receive the same experience, no matter their language variety, dialect, ethnolect, accent, race, or gender. This will enable organizations to launch, update, and operate unbiased AI models through a range of projects and partnerships.

AtScale announced native support for Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). DAX is a formula expression language used in Analysis Services, Microsoft Power BI, and Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Most importantly, native DAX support lets Power BI users connect to AtScale in live connection mode. Live connections can provide fast and seamless access to AtScale’s semantic layer platform, which provides a foundation for delivering and managing data access and quality across the diverse and complex data landscape in the modern cloud-first enterprise.

Attabotics announced a partnership with AltaML and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) to develop capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) that further optimize efficiency and productivity in Attabotics’ supply chain infrastructure. Together, the three organizations will begin operationalizing the partnership through projects that combine AI technologies with IoT (Internet of Things) infrastructure to achieve more efficient IoT operations, improve human-machine interactions, and enhance Attabotics’ data management and capabilities.

IBM announced an agreement to acquire Turbonomic, an Application Resource Management (ARM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) software provider. The acquisition will provide businesses with full stack application observability and management to assure performance and minimize costs using AI to optimize resources – such as containers, VMs, servers, storage, networks, and databases.

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Koverse, a software company that provides a data management platform enabling artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning on complex, sensitive data.

BitTitan announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Perspectium. The acquisition brings benefits to both companies. BitTitan will expand its offerings into a new ecosystem that includes ServiceNow customers and technologies. For Perspectium, BitTitan brings additional resources and experience as a global organization to continue its aggressive growth.

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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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