Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending May 14

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Red Hat made numerous announcements related to automation, cloud, edge, and Linux at its annual Red Hat Summit event.

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Red Hat made several announcements at its Red Hat Summit. They include:

  • The general availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, pairing hybrid cloud automation with the convenience and support of a managed offering. Supported by Red Hat and Microsoft, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure enables IT organizations to quickly automate and scale in the cloud, with the flexibility to deliver any application, anywhere, without additional overhead or complexity.
  • New capabilities and enhancements across its portfolio of open hybrid cloud solutions are aimed at accelerating enterprise adoption of edge compute architectures through the Red Hat Edge initiative. This set of new cross-portfolio edge features and capabilities will focus on helping customers better adapt to edge computing by limiting complexity, speeding deployments, enhancing security capabilities, and increasing confidence in managing systems consistently from the data center to the edge.
  • The introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is designed to drive enterprise transformation in parallel with evolving market forces and customer demands in an automated and distributed IT world. The platform will be generally available in the coming weeks.
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Additionally, Red Hat and Accenture expanded their nearly 12-year strategic partnership to further power open hybrid cloud innovation for enterprises worldwide. The companies are jointly investing in the co-development of new solutions to help organizations more seamlessly navigate a multi- and hybrid cloud world, define their strategy, and accelerate their pace of innovation to get to value faster.

IBM announced that it signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS), with plans to offer a broad array of its software catalog as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on AWS. Much of the IBM Software portfolio is already available as-a-Service (aaS) on IBM Cloud. This first-of-its-kind agreement between IBM and AWS will provide clients with quick and easy access to IBM Software, including solutions for automation, data and AI, security, and sustainability. The software is built on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and runs cloud-native on AWS.

Google Cloud announced the launch of AlloyDB, a new fully managed PostgreSQL-compatible database service. AlloyDB is fully compatible with PostgreSQL and offers superior performance. The company claims it is 4X faster than standard PostgreSQL for transactional workloads. Google also claims it delivers fast, real-time insights, with up to 100X faster analytical queries than standard PostgreSQL. Additionally, the solution provides simplified management with machine learning-enabled autopilot systems.

Cloudflare announced the private beta of Cloudflare Pub/Sub, a programmable message bus built on the ubiquitous and industry-standard MQTT protocol supported by tens of millions of existing devices today. Pub/Sub lets users publish event, telemetry, or sensor data from any MQTT capable client (and in the future, other client-facing protocols); write code that can filter, aggregate, or modify messages as they’re published to the broker using Cloudflare Workers; push events from applications in other clouds, or from on-prem, with Pub/Sub acting as a programmable event router or a hook into persistent data storage (such as R2 or KV).

PingCAP announced the general availability of TiDB Cloud, its cloud-native, fully managed Database-as-a-Service offering. TiDB is a scalable HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) database that can handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads. TiDB is designed for strict transactional applications from day one. While easily scaling to hundreds of nodes, it preserves the best things of traditional databases: ACID transactions and SQL. Besides the OLTP part, TiDB provides a built-in analytics engine as an HTAP database.

Predibase emerged from stealth with its commercial platform that lets both data scientists and non-experts develop flexible, state-of-the-art ML with best-of-breed ML infrastructure. Predibase, built on top of Ludwig and Horovod, is bringing the declarative approach to ML to market. Declarative ML systems bridge allows users to specify ML models as “configurations” – simple files that tell the system what a user wants and let the system figure out the best way to fill that need.

Cirrus Nexus announced the launch of Cirrus Nexus TrueCarbon, a product that provides cloud service provider-agnostic tools to measure, monitor, and reduce carbon emissions from cloud operations. Key features include the ability to set a cost to carbon emissions to factor into overall cloud cost optimization decisions; an opportunity to make actionable changes within the platform based on recommendations; and viewability of carbon emissions by instances and groups.

Graft emerged from stealth with a solution that distills the AI infrastructure and workflows that top companies are converging around into an all-in-one package that is easy to use, regardless of machine learning proficiency or existing infrastructure. The cloud-native platform empowers everyone in an organization to wield the most advanced AI techniques for unlocking the value of all their data. Companies using the solution require no machine learning skills, and do not have to build or maintain infrastructure.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Couchbase announced version 7.1 of Couchbase Server. The new release delivers advancements in performance, storage capacity, and workload breadth, including expanded operational analytics support with direct Tableau integration–all while dramatically reducing deployment costs. Enhancements in Couchbase Server 7.1 include improved cluster efficiency and performance that lowers deployment costs, increased support for conventional database capabilities, and expanded support for ARM processors.

Push Technology announced the release of Diffusion 6.8, its Intelligent Event-Data Platform. New features include the Diffusion Gateway Framework that allows users to write simple applications which can consume data from external data sources, expanded data-wrangling calculations, conditionals, and journal logging. Other enhancements include individual topic view retrieval and metric collector improvements.

D2iQ announced version 2.0 of Kaptain AI/ML, the enterprise-ready distribution of open-source Kubeflow that enables organizations to develop, deploy, and run artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workloads in production environments. Kaptain AI/ML now provides data science teams with features such as expanded control for mounting data volumes and increased visibility into idle notebooks, so they can spend more time developing and less time managing infrastructure.

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ServiceNow announced three new solutions to help enterprises advance their digital transformation efforts. Key updates focus on advancing digital business, accelerating value, and driving innovation at scale. They include the new Service Operations Workspace, which provides agents and operations teams with a single place to manage work; and App Engine Management Center; a new Citizen Development Center of Excellence web experience; and more.

ThoughtSpot announced a significant update to the organization’s platform. New capabilities include ThoughtSpot Sync, CodeSpot, Bring Your Own Charts, new Liveboard capabilities, and multiple new SpotApps. ThoughtSpot also announced the launch of new editions, including Team Edition, Pro Edition, and a special offer for startups, education institutions, and nonprofits, making it possible for individuals, small teams, and growth companies to take advantage of the Modern Analytics Cloud. 

Pegasystems announced a series of new and updated Pega Platform features that help make it easier for organizations to embed self-service workflows into any front-end channel. The new capabilities include faster UX performance with enhanced Pega DX APIs, more freedom to use front-end frameworks of choice with new SDKs, and easier embedding of workflows into apps and websites with less code using the new Pega Web Embed.

Habana Labs, an Intel company, announced its second-generation deep learning processors, the Habana Gaudi2 Training and Habana Greco Inference processors. The processors are purpose-built for AI deep learning applications, implemented in 7nm technology, and build upon Habana’s high-efficiency architecture to provide customers with higher-performance model training and inferencing for computer vision and natural language applications in the data center.

KnowledgeLake announced the availability of its latest platform release, code-named “Tahoe,” for automating document processes and delivering data insights. This latest edition of the platform offers rich no-code features and improvements in its AI engine. The platform now features a visual RPA design studio that enables business users to create and implement robotic process automation (RPA) and robotic desktop automation (RDA) workflows via a no-code, drag and drop interface.

Appfire announced that its Cloud migration solution now fully supports Jira Software. As Jira administrators gear up for Atlassian Server end of life, migration to the cloud is increasingly critical and timely. Appfire’s cloud migration solution is able to guide and support customers and partners through their cloud migrations.

Tachyum launched a universal processor, Prodigy, which unifies the functionality of a CPU, GPU, and TPU in a single processor. This creates a homogeneous architecture while delivering massive performance improvements at a cost savings over competing products.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Databricks has further strengthened its longtime work with Amazon Web Services (AWS), announcing a new, pay-as-you-go offering that enables customers to quickly and easily discover, launch, and build a lakehouse with Databricks from their AWS Marketplace account.

Synoptek announced it has acquired Macquarium. The synergy between the companies provides a vertically-aligned offering covering research, strategy, design, development, implementation, support, and analytics – all with an approach and perspective of the customer or employee experience.

Tellius announced a partnership with Indegene. The partnership will combine Tellius’ AI-driven decision intelligence platform with Indegene’s healthcare domain knowledge and advanced data and analytics expertise, enabling companies to drive faster and better business decisions that elevate patient journeys.

Augury announced it is acquiring Seebo. Together the companies will provide an AI-driven view into the interplays between the diverse factors that influence overall production health. These correlated insights will enable manufacturing customers to take actions that improve asset performance, process optimization, quality, sustainability, and safety.

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ITHENA announced its partnership with Incorta for enterprises to import and analyze data from every corner of their enterprise. By utilizing the expertise of ITHENA’s AI framework along with Incorta’s Direct Data Platform, companies can improve access, functionality, and performance, reduce cost, and increase scalability, transparency, and agility in their data initiatives.

SADA announced the launch of its GCP Marketplace Integration Service. The new service will provide a concierge-style professional service that helps customers easily navigate their Google Marketplace listing and technical integration process on the first try. The Marketplace Integration Service is available as part of SADA’s Professional Services; it is complementary to partners in the SADA SaaS Alliance Program.

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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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