In this week’s real-time analytics news: IBM used its IBM THINK conference to introduce IBM Event Automation, a solution that helps businesses become event-driven enterprises.
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IBM made a number of announcements at IBM THINK. A notable announcement was the introduction of IBM Event Automation 1.0. The solution enables businesses to put events to work across the enterprise. The solution lets businesses scale fast by providing a consistent approach to distributing, managing, and working with events for users from different parts of the business and helps businesses become event-driven enterprises.
Other announcements included enhancements to a number of solutions, including IBM API Connect Cloud Service, IBM MQ 9.3.3, and IBM Cloud Pak for Integration 2023.2.1, which adds new capabilities.
SAS will invest $1 billion over the next three years to further develop advanced analytics solutions targeted at the needs of specific industries. In banking, government, insurance, health care, retail, manufacturing, energy, and more, SAS will build upon its decades-long focus on providing tailored solutions to industry challenges. All industry solutions will run on SAS Viya, SAS’s cloud-native, massively parallel AI and analytics platform.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Airtable introduced Airtable AI, a solution to easily deploy AI-powered applications for the enterprise. Airtable’s new AI components and no-code interface makes it simple for teams to integrate AI capabilities into their own data and workflows. With these capabilities embedded into Airtable’s platform, organizations can power a wide range of processes all in one place.
Boost.ai announced Version 12 of its platform, the first of a series of planned updates by the company to incorporate Large Language Model (LLM)-enriched features. The new update will take advantage of Generative AI to suggest messaging content to AI Trainers within the boost.ai platform, generating suggested responses and resulting in reduced implementation times for new intents.
Credo AI announced the general availability of GenAI Guardrails, a new set of governance capabilities designed to help organizations understand and mitigate the risks of generative AI. GenAI Guardrails is powered by Credo AI’s policy intelligence engine and provides organizations with a control center to ensure the safe and responsible use of generative AI across the enterprise.
Datadog announced a new integration that monitors OpenAI API usage patterns, costs, and performance for various OpenAI models, including GPT-4 and other completion models. Datadog’s observability capabilities simplify the process of data collection through tracing libraries so that customers can easily and quickly start monitoring their OpenAI usage.
Foursquare announced its geospatial knowledge graph, a new way of organizing geospatial datasets using graph technologies and the H3 grid system to transform how businesses derive value from location data. The Foursquare Graph also introduces a time-aware dimension to all geospatial datasets, facilitating spatiotemporal analyses.
Galileo announced the launch of its proprietary data-quality intelligence platform, called Galileo Data Intelligence for Computer Vision. The solution solves data quality issues across the entire ML workflow. The Galileo platform allows data scientists and ML engineers to automate the ‘needle in the haystack’ approach, reducing model production time, improving model accuracy, and reducing data labeling costs for human-labeled datasets.
Grafana Labs announced updates to its fully managed Grafana Cloud observability platform. Specifically, a new Adaptive Metrics feature, which enables teams to aggregate unused and partially used time series data to lower costs, is now available for broader public access.
Harness announced the availability of Harness Continuous Error Tracking (CET), a new module designed to provide developer-first observability for modern applications, enabling developers to proactively identify and solve errors across the entire software delivery lifecycle (SDLC).
IBM announced IBM watsonx, a new AI and data platform to be released that will enable enterprises to scale and accelerate the impact of advanced AI with trusted data. With watsonx, IBM is offering an AI development studio with access to IBM-curated and trained foundation models and open-source models, access to a data store to enable the gathering and cleansing of training and tuning data, and a toolkit for the governance of AI into the hands of businesses that will provide a seamless end-to-end AI workflow that will make AI easier to adapt and scale.
Informatica announced significant product developments for its Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC). Leveraging CLAIRE GPT, IDMC’s capabilities have expanded to include more services in the areas of data engineering, including replication, ingestion, ELT, and data observability with quality. The innovations will empower a broader ecosystem of data users through next-generation intelligence and automation and new and expanded data management cloud services.
Kubecost announced a public beta of Kubecost Cloud. The solution is a cost-effective, secure, and easy-to-use SaaS version of Kubecost. Kubecost Cloud accelerates the time-to-value for achieving real-time cost monitoring, reporting, and optimization insights.
MariaDB unveiled its vision to bring the power of distributed SQL through its Xpand database to both the MariaDB/MySQL and PostgreSQL communities. Xpand is a distributed SQL database built from the ground up to solve these challenges, making our customers unstoppable.
Nutanix announced Nutanix Central, a cloud-delivered solution that provides a single console for visibility, monitoring, and management across public cloud, on-premises, hosted, or edge infrastructure. This will extend the cloud operating model of the Nutanix Cloud Platform to break down silos and simplify consistently managing apps and data anywhere.
OpsMx announced extensions to OpsMx Intelligent Software Delivery (ISD) to secure software delivery and deployment. By adding OpsMx ISD Security to their existing software lifecycle, organizations can prevent the introduction of security issues, discover and more quickly resolve vulnerabilities in production environments, and capture a delivery bill of materials (DBOM).
Pegasystems announced the launch of Pega Process Mining, which will make it easier for Pega users of all skill levels to find and fix process inefficiencies hindering their business operations. These intuitive process mining capabilities – along with generative AI-ready APIs – will be seamlessly integrated within the Pega Platform.
Provectus announced the v0.7 release of UI for Apache Kafka. This latest update introduces a suite of enhancements and features designed to streamline the management and monitoring of data flows, elevate user experience with our enhanced UI, and bolster service security. Specifically, new features include ACL lists, UI dark theme, and RBAC: LDAP support.
Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 and the forthcoming availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8. These new releases further Red Hat’s efforts to simplify and streamline complex Linux platform tasks across the hybrid cloud, from data centers to public clouds to edge deployments, helping IT teams to improve efficiency in critical infrastructure areas.
Reveille Software (Reveille) announced new Hyland RPA and Kofax RPA support. The new Reveille solutions provide agentless management and monitoring capabilities to ensure the continued health and productivity of the Hyland RPA and Kofax RPA platforms. This includes managing robots at scale, measuring platform operating performance, and triggering automatic recovery actions—enabling Hyland and Kofax users to understand RPA service levels through a single comprehensive dashboard view.
Riverbed announced the launch of the new Riverbed ACE program, which includes a partner-managed SaaS Digital Experience Management (DEM) service focused on expanding opportunities for partners and scaling the Alluvio Aternity DEM business. The ACE program is targeted at managed service provider (MSP) partners that deliver services to small and medium enterprises and are new customers to Alluvio Aternity DEM.
Salesforce introduced the next generation of Tableau, powered by Einstein generative AI technology. With Tableau GPT and Tableau Pulse, analysts and business users can automate data analysis, anticipate user needs, and automatically generate actionable insights. The new Salesforce Data Cloud for Tableau capabilities will bring customer data directly into Tableau, unifying it in a single view for fast insights.
ThoughtSpot announced a series of new product capabilities to help deliver modern data experiences. These new capabilities include new ways to search data, new connections to data sources and platforms, new ways to collaborate on analytics, and ways to experience all this power without even logging into a BI tool. ThoughtSpot also announced Monitor for Mobile, delivering users proactive notifications pushed to their mobile devices as KPIs change, paired with an explanation of the key drivers and change analysis.
UiPath announced its latest platform features that help customers discover, automate, and operate at scale with AI-powered automation. The new features include AI-powered automation; new developer tools; enterprise-grade management, governance, and security; and the ability to enable a faster time to automation value.
Zendesk introduced Zendesk AI, an intelligence layer that makes personalized and more empathetic customer experiences (CX) accessible for all companies. The new offering combines Zendesk’s data and insights with new AI technologies, including the company’s proprietary models, as well as large language models (LLMs).
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Intel announced a strategic collaboration to enable generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) using end-to-end Intel AI hardware and software, bringing fully custom and proprietary solutions to enterprise clients while keeping private data in the isolation of their trusted environments.
Cirrus Data Solutions announced the availability of Cirrus Migrate Cloud with Cloud Recommendation Wizard in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Cirrus Data Solutions customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure with streamlined deployment and management.
Cognizant and Google Cloud announced an expanded partnership to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) by businesses around the world. The effort will help clients create, migrate, and modernize their AI journeys, meeting them where they are.
Informatica further strengthened ties with Google Cloud with two new developments: the launch of Informatica’s Intelligent Master Data Management Software-as-a-Service (Intelligent MDM) natively on Google Cloud and Informatica’s comprehensive Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) on Google Cloud in Europe.
In other Informatica news, the company expanded its collaboration with Microsoft with two key developments aimed at providing Microsoft Azure customers a more seamless and unified experience with the delivery of trusted data capabilities as an Azure Native Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Service and harnessing the power of AI to enable customers with data democratization for their Azure environment.
MindsDB announced full integration with Nixtla, an open-source ecosystem that offers state-of-the-art time-series forecasting. One of the libraries, StatsForecast, which provides statistical and econometric models, will now function seamlessly within the MindsDB ecosystem. This integration will allow developers using MindsDB to build AI-powered forecasting capabilities and anomaly detection solutions in the database without writing extensive code.
PwC, Microsoft, and Icertis formally announced a new strategic collaboration that will provide C-suites with a powerful AI-driven approach to contract management. The new collaboration builds on the strength of existing relationships Microsoft has with both PwC and Icertis. It offers a contract intelligence platform that provides C-suites with the ability to unlock critical business insights from data embedded in contracts and use it to automate end-to-end business processes.
SAP SE and Google Cloud announced an extensive expansion of their partnership, introducing a comprehensive open data offering designed to simplify data landscapes and unleash the power of business data. The offering enables customers to build an end-to-end data cloud that brings data from across the enterprise landscape using the SAP Datasphere solution together with Google’s data cloud, so businesses can view their entire data estates in real time.
SymphonyAI announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to enhance its portfolio of vertical AI software applications using Microsoft Azure AI, including Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Cognitive Search.
Synthesis AI announced it has launched a new synthetic dataset on Snowflake Marketplace. The new datasets will deliver a ready-to-use, premade dataset of synthetic human faces applicable for training a broad range of computer vision models.
UserTesting announced a new integration with FigJam, enabling joint customers to easily extend the voice of their customers throughout their organization. This integration allows FigJam users to embed video-based human insight captured from the UserTesting platform into their collaborative whiteboards to create a shared understanding of customer needs, including identifying points of friction and delight within an experience.
Yugabyte announced that YugabyteDB has become the first distributed SQL database to earn the Trusted Cloud Provider trustmark from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Built upon existing CSA programs, the Trusted Cloud Provider program enables consumers to pick cloud providers that demonstrate their commitment to holistic security and that align with their individual security requirements.
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