In this week’s real-time analytics news: The NSF, several other federal agencies, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders will invest $140 million to establish seven new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes (AI Institutes).
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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with other federal agencies and higher education institutions, and other stakeholders, announced a $140 million investment to establish seven new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes (AI Institutes). The announcement is part of a broader effort across the federal government to advance a cohesive approach to AI-related opportunities and risks.
The new AI Institutes will advance foundational AI research that promotes ethical and trustworthy AI systems and technologies, develop novel approaches to cybersecurity, contribute to innovative solutions to climate change, expand the understanding of the brain, and leverage AI capabilities to enhance education and public health.
SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson technology will be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation to create more efficient and effective user experiences across the SAP solution portfolio. Specifically, SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, which provides a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Appian announced the launch of Appian AI Skill Designer and the integration of Generative AI in the Appian Platform. Through low-code design, Appian democratizes AI development, eliminating the need for specialized data science and Python coding skills, delivering the benefits of AI automation, cost savings, process excellence, and improved decision making directly to business users.
Copado announced the launch of Copado AI, a program aimed to make enterprise SaaS development faster, easier, and more accessible. The first product in the Copado AI program is the Copado AI Companion, which launched on the DevOps Exchange. The first feature available is User Story Enrichment, a generative AI co-pilot that grooms requirements to ensure user stories are complete for development and testing.
DataStax announced the launch of Luna ML, a support service for Kaskada Open Source, the unified event processing engine for real-time machine learning (ML). Luna ML supports customers with modern, open-source event processing for ML, enabling customers to deploy Kaskada with professional support from DataStax.
Hasura announced support for Oracle, MySQL, and MariaDB; all developed using Hasura GraphQL data connectors. Available today in beta, these remote relationship capabilities significantly reduce the time and effort necessary to build APIs to connect these and other data sources.
Honeycomb announced Query Assistant, a Natural Language Querying capability using generative AI for observability. This dramatically scales the platform’s query power and makes observability more usable for all engineering levels.
Kinetica announced the integration of its analytic database with ChatGPT, ushering in ‘conversational querying.’ The combination of ChatGPT’s front-end interface that converts natural language to Structured Query Language (SQL) and Kinetica’s analytic database, purpose-built for ad-hoc querying at speed and scale, provides an intuitive and interactive way of analyzing complex data sets.
Kore.ai announced the release of the Kore.ai Experience Optimization (XO) Platform Version 10.1, featuring enhanced capabilities for building chatbots using generative AI. The solution’s capabilities leverage generative AI and large language models (LLMs) for the creation and deployment of intelligent conversational experiences.
Mozart Data announced the launch of Report Builder, an automated analytics feature allowing users to rapidly access insights without writing new SQL queries. The feature currently supports Mozart Data’s two most commonly used data sources for e-commerce businesses: Stripe and Shopify.
New Relic announced New Relic Grok, a generative AI assistant for observability. New Relic Grok allows engineers to use natural language prompts to perform tasks previously done via traditional user interfaces—setup instrumentation, troubleshoot issues, build reports, manage accounts, and more.
Oracle announced new innovations to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, its autonomous database powered by machine learning and optimized for analytics workloads. Oracle provides native multicloud capabilities and open standard-based data sharing across databases, simplifying data integration and analysis with a unique low-code-based tool and transforming the economics of data lakes by providing ultra-fast enterprise storage at the same low cost as object storage.
PingCAP announced the introduction of its new GitHub Data Explorer tool. The tool provides a dashboard for its users, giving them real-time access to their GitHub activities. Developers may watch project metrics, discover patterns rapidly and acquire a deeper understanding of their open-source contributions with the help of configurable dashboards.
Precisely announced the latest innovations in the Precisely Data Integrity Suite. Customers can now quickly build data pipelines, integrate data into new cloud platforms using hundreds of connectors, and easily access enhanced data observability, geo addressing, and data enrichment capabilities. Its unified data catalog also enables Suite services to seamlessly interoperate and powers a new searchable user interface that reveals a full inventory of business and technical metadata.
Rootstock Software announced the launch of Enterprise Insights, a new analytics solution within its Spring ’23 Release. The solution is designed to provide manufacturers with a complete view of their business. In addition to this new analytics product, Rootstock’s Spring ’23 Release also includes enhancements to its Financial Management module and a boosted Lightning experience.
Satori announced the release of its Universal Data Permissions Scanner, a free, open-source tool that enables companies to easily understand which employees have access to what data, reducing the risks associated with overprivileged or unauthorized users and streamlining compliance reporting.
ServiceNow announced the release of an open-access large language model (LLM) for code generation. Led by ServiceNow Research and Hugging Face, the open-access, open-science, and open-governance 15 billion parameter StarCoder LLM makes generative AI more transparent and accessible to enable responsible innovation at scale.
Softbuilder announced the launch of ERBuilder v7. 0, the latest version of its data modeling tool. ERBuilder v7.0 introduces generative AI features to enable users to automatically generate entity-relationship diagrams (ERDs) from data model descriptions, user stories, or requirements inputs.
Trovata announced a generative AI entrant for the fintech space. Trovata AI leverages OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology to accelerate the company’s approach to automating cash workflows and business intelligence for corporate finance, accounting, and treasury departments. The company is rolling out a beta of Trovata AI to select customers beginning in May.
Zoho announced execution plans and ongoing investment in AI, beginning with the launch of 13 generative AI Zoho application extensions and integrations powered by ChatGPT. Blending third-party intelligence with Zia, Zoho’s AI engine, which runs on, will help improve the customer experience, add customer value, and better protect user privacy.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Alteryx announced that it has successfully achieved Google Cloud Ready – AlloyDB Designation. Earning this designation means Alteryx has closely collaborated with Google Cloud to add support for AlloyDB into its solutions and tune its existing functionality for optimal outcomes.
Appen announced a partnership with Reka AI to combine Appen’s data services with Reka’s proprietary multimodal language models. Additionally, Appen announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA to combine Appen’s data services with the NVIDIA AI Enterprise platform. Through this technology, enterprises can now create, implement, and fully customize real-time AI capabilities.
Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, announced Ubuntu Pro is now available in a subscription-included model on AWS. Through collaboration with AWS, users can now launch Ubuntu Pro on-demand instances and purchase Ubuntu Pro Compute Savings Plans from the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) console.
Couchbase announced the availability of Couchbase Capella Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Couchbase customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform for streamlined deployment and management.
data.world announced the acquisition of the Mighty Canary technology and its incorporation into a new DataOps application. The application uses automation to surface contextual insights and real-time data quality updates directly to the BI, communications, and collaboration tools.
Databricks announced its agreement to acquire Okera. The acquisition will help Databricks customers safely and securelybuild their own LLMs. To that end, Okera’s AI-centric governance technologies will be integrated into the Unity Catalog, the data governance layer for all data and AI workload on the Databricks platform.
GitLab and Google Cloud announced an extension of their strategic partnership to deliver secure AI offerings to the enterprise. By leveraging Google Cloud’s customizable foundation models and open, generative AI infrastructure, GitLab will provide customers with AI-assisted features directly within the enterprise DevSecOps platform.
Iveda announced a new partnership with NetGain Systems to bring Observability-as-a-Service capabilities to Iveda’s Cerebro Smart IoT Platform. Through this partnership––and subsequent integration of NetGain’s technology into Iveda’s smart city offering––cities worldwide will be afforded unmatched control and management of their network infrastructure.
SafeGuard Privacy announced that it has integrated the Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) principles and practices into its platform’s capabilities. The integration reflects SafeGuard Privacy’s support of the IAE’s commitment to addressing the urgent and complex issues of ethical standards and practices across all aspects of advertising communications.
Teradata announced the integration and general availability of Google Cloud’s Vertex AI with Teradata VantageCloud and ClearScape Analytics. By operationalizing Vertex AI models with the scalability and performance of ClearScape Analytics, customers can move from experimenting with AI to achieving AI-driven business success across a multitude of use cases.
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