Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending May 22

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Federated data infrastructures, training courses, new databases, 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:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced solutions to help organizations advance data monetization by tapping into Gaia-X, an emerging federated data infrastructure supported by more than 300 organizations in Europe and globally. The HPE Solution Framework for Gaia-X was designed for companies, service providers, and public organizations that want to get ready to participate in Gaia-X. It supports virtually all capabilities that are required to both provide and consume data and services in a decentralized, federated environment. As a result, organizations can advance their ability to create value from data, tap into huge distributed data pools, and strengthen their sovereignty over their data-driven business model.

Neo4j announced that Neo4j has been approved for inclusion in Iron Bank, the Department of Defense Centralized Artifacts Repository (DCAR), and is approved for use across all Department of Defense (DoD) networks with reciprocity across security classifications. Neo4j collaborated with The DoD’s Platform One organization to develop a hardened container for its graph database technology and joins a repository of digitally signed, binary container images that have been hardened according to the Iron Bank’s Container Hardening Guide.

The Linux Foundation is released a new, free, online training course, WebAssembly Actors: From Cloud to Edge (LFD134x). The course explores the portability, efficiency, and security of WebAssembly modules and how to leverage a number of open-source frameworks to create distributed and seamlessly connected actors that can be deployed in a browser, on a laptop, in the cloud, on a Raspberry Pi, or practically anywhere. This course is designed for developers who have built or are building microservices and have experienced a high degree of friction in cloud-native application development. Developers looking to embrace the simplicity of Functions as a Service (FaaS) without the overhead of cloud providers or sacrificing the ability to experiment and test locally and in any other environment will gain significant value from this course.

Adapdix announced EdgeOps DataMesh, a software-only product based upon its Adapdix EdgeOps platform, delivering mass data virtualization, analysis, and AI inference at the edge in milliseconds. The EdgeOps platform offers a growing suite of software products that begins with DataMesh, enabling enterprises to leverage their data to generate operational performance improvements through intelligent analytics, real-time asset optimization, and adaptive machine control. With semiconductor and precision manufacturers facing increasing pressure due to the global chip shortage, companies are able to use EdgeOps products to optimize their existing machines and processes in order to maximize their yield, throughput, and quality.

ScyllaDB unveiled Scylla Enterprise 2021, the latest major release of ScyllaDB’s premium NoSQL database, offering a stable codebase for production workloads at scale. Scylla Enterprise builds on the features and capabilities of Scylla Open Source and provides greater reliability from additional vigorous testing, as well as a set of unique enterprise-only features. Additions to Scylla Enterprise 2021 since its last major release include enhancements to its Amazon DynamoDB compatibility, faster searches on index lookups, and many other improvements to performance, disk space management, and security.

Text IQ announced the launch of Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden in the exploding volume of enterprise data. In this new era, dubbed Privacy 2.0, characterized by the increasing threat of data breaches, the proliferation of unstructured data, and heavier regulatory requirements, Text IQ for Privacy will enable enterprises to proactively manage personal information, particularly hard-to-find sensitive information which otherwise remains hidden in large unstructured data sets. It automates the discovery of personal and sensitive information, returns accurate and relevant results, reduces the need for human review, and significantly lowers costs.

Flutura Business Solutions announced a multi-year agreement with TechnipFMC (Surface Division). Flutura’s Cerebra Portfolio of Industrial AI solutions leverage deep verticalized AI/ML capabilities to impact operational efficiency improvements and system reliability to support organizations through their digitalization and Energy Transition journey. TechnipFMC has conceptualized and created InsiteX, a solution designed to drive efficiencies, making products smart and practical for their customers, combining the deep domain understanding and a scalable technical foundation of Flutura’s Cerebra Cognitive Digital Twin, hosted on a scalable infrastructure. This agreement is the logical culmination of work done together over the last few years in the Energy digitalization space.

LeanIX introduced LeanIX SaaS Intelligence (SI). With the announcement, the company now offers both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) management and Application Portfolio Management (APM). LeanIX SaaS intelligence uses machine learning and many integrations (more than 3,800) to automatically capture, analyze, and report all SaaS applications within the enterprise.  It automatically identifies unmanaged contracts, duplicate licenses, and wasted cloud software subscriptions. For IT managers and finance teams, it provides SaaS discovery and cataloging, utilization and user engagement metrics, cost and subscription optimization, access, vendor management, and security and renewal management.

Vertica and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced a strategic partnership to rapidly accelerate the modernization of enterprise data warehouses for data-driven organizations. The partnership combines Vertica’s unified analytics platform with the strengths of TCS’s Machine First approach and AI-driven accelerators and services. As part of this partnership, TCS will employ TCS DAEzMo to help customers migrate data from legacy enterprise data warehouses to Vertica quickly and at a lower total cost of ownership.

Wind River announced security enhancements to Wind River Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems. Studio enables companies to meet rigorous cybersecurity and anti-tamper requirements, further helping secure devices and systems through development, deployment, and operations. Additionally, the latest version of Wind River Titanium Linux, developed by the Wind River technology protection and cybersecurity group Star Lab, offers a robust Linux system-hardening and security capability and is available on the market for operationally deployed Linux systems. Key features for Titanium Linux include secure boot, anti-tamper protections, and the ability to simplify mandatory access control (MAC) policy creation. To further address security problems across multiple industries and geographies, Titanium Linux security controls also map to key IoT security guidelines, such as NIST IoT cybersecurity-related initiatives; OWASP IoT security projects; IoT Security Foundation protocols; and guidance from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ETSI, GSMA, and several others.

Alteryx announced new innovations in analytics and data science automation, analytics in the cloud, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI). New offerings include Alteryx Machine Learning, which provides guided, explainable, and fully automated machine learning (AutoML); innovations in Alteryx Intelligence Suite such as extending automated machine learning capabilities to harness all types of data, including unstructured and complex data; Designer Cloud, which brings Alteryx’s widely adopted Designer product to the cloud; and more. In other Alteryx news, the company announced the formation of Alteryx Ventures, a $50 million fund that will invest in companies with innovative technology and services that complement and expand Alteryx’s analytics and data science products and further its analytics process automation (APA) platform.

Western Digital announced the expansion of the WD Purple family with the WD Purple Pro product line for a new generation of advanced AI-enabled recorders and backend servers. The new WD Purple Pro line is designed to handle these workloads with optimized storage performance, capacity, workload capability, and reliability for a myriad of devices, including AI-enabled network video recorders (NVRs), video analytics appliances, video analytics servers, storage arrays, and storage/server solutions, including those that perform deep-learning analytics.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

Qualcomm Technologies announced a purpose-built 5G modem optimized for IIoT. The Qualcomm 315 5G IoT Modem-RF System is a comprehensive modem-to-antenna solution designed to support the IoT ecosystem in building upgradeable LTE and 5G devices for IoT verticals, accelerate the adoption of 5G connectivity for IoT, and expand the overall opportunity for 5G in the IoT industry.

Google unveiled a new Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara, California. This campus includes Google’s first quantum data center, quantum hardware research laboratories, and its own quantum processor chip fabrication facilities. One goal of this effort is to work towards building an error-corrected quantum computer in the next decade.

Excellarate launched globally. It was born from the merger between Prime Technology Group (Prime) and Synerzip. With over 20 years of deep domain expertise in healthcare, insurance, finance, and enterprise technology, Excellarate’s business and digital transformation frameworks empower clients to drive innovation and decrease time to market.

NTT DATA Services has entered an agreement to acquire Nexient to expand NTT DATA’s transformation, modernization, and cloud app development experience. Nexient will serve as a scalable anchor for NTT DATA’s Application Development & Modernization practice, adding user-centric full-stack product development capabilities and speeding the ability to offer sophisticated digital transformation services to clients.

odix has joined the CloudBlue Go-To-Market (GTM) Fast-Track program. The CloudBlue global partner program digitizes and speeds up the end-to-end go-to-market launch for selected vendors and cloud service providers.  Through this partnership, CSP and MSP members of the CloudBlue network can now better access and deploy and distribute odix’s deep file inspection capabilities to their customers.

DataStax announced a collaboration with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud-native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open-source Apache Cassandra clusters. As part of this partnership, the two companies have worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

MindTickle announced the availability of Call AI, an AI and machine learning-enhanced conversation intelligence solution for sales leaders to pinpoint gaps and identify winning behaviors to grow revenue. Integrated with MindTickle’s coaching capabilities, this advancement enables revenue leaders to make targeted improvements to help their salespeople close more deals.

Cloudera announced that it has successfully achieved ISO 27001 certification for Cloudera Data Platform Public Cloud, building upon its extensive portfolio of security certifications (including SOC 2 Type II and TISAX).

ThoughtSpot announced a partnership with Databricks to help customers make data and the results from AI and machine learning actionable for users with search and AI-driven analytics. The partnership includes the launch of ThoughtSpot for Databricks, giving joint customers the ability to run ThoughtSpot search queries directly on the Databricks Lakehouse, powered by Delta Lake, without the need to move any data. 

WitFoo announced today a partnership with Ardalyst to offer Precinct as a service to its customers. A critical component of Ardalyst’s SOCs of the Future design, Precinct delivers flexible and scalable SIEM/SOAR capabilities offering advanced awareness-in-breadth as well as compliance with evolving government cyber standards.

Gafcon Digital has been selected to participate in a Forge Accelerator hosted by Autodesk. Gafcon Digital’s participation in the Accelerator will be focused on using Forge to automate the process of building and deploying digital twins on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Ness announced its acquisition of Risk Focus. Adding Risk Focus’s core competence in Digital Transformation services to Ness’s core DNA in product engineering strengthens Ness’s position as a full lifecycle digital engineering firm offering digital advisory through scaled engineering services. 

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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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