Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending May 15

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: A focus on migrating workloads to the cloud, expanding the use of analytics and AI through simplification, 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:

IBM announced advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and hybrid cloud at the company’s Think conference. The news included:

  • A new capability in Cloud Pak for Data that uses AI to help customers get answers to distributed queries as much as 8x faster than previously and at nearly half the cost of other compared data warehouses. AutoSQL (Structured Query Language) automates how customers access, integrate and manage data without ever having to move it, regardless of where the data resides or how it is stored
  • Watson Orchestrate is a new interactive AI capability designed to increase the personal productivity of business professionals across sales, human resources, operations, and more. Requiring no IT skills to use, Watson Orchestrate enables professionals to initiate work in a very human way, using collaboration tools such as Slack and email in natural language. It also connects to popular business applications like Salesforce, SAP, and Workday.
  • IBM Research is releasing Project CodeNet, a large-scale, open-source dataset comprised of 14 million code samples, 500 million lines of code, and 55 programming languages, to enable AI’s understanding and translation of code.
  • IBM has added a new capability into WebSphere Hybrid Edition that enables enterprises to optimize and modernize their applications for hybrid cloud. IBM Mono2Micro uses AI developed by IBM Research to analyze large enterprise applications and provide recommendations on how to best adapt them for the move to cloud.
  • EY and IBM have established a Center of Excellence that offers new open hybrid cloud solutions built with Red Hat OpenShift for the IBM Cloud for Financial Services.

Anchore announced an expanded collaboration with NVIDIA for container scanning to ensure the security of software hosted on NVIDIA’s NGC catalog. NGC is a curated collection of GPU-optimized artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high-performance computing (HPC) container images that simplify and accelerate end-to-end workflows. The catalog will now integrate Anchore Enterprise container and policy scanning technology to perform automated security checks before containers are published. This integration will use Anchore technology to perform security scans for detecting software vulnerabilities (CVEs, RHSAs, GHSAs, and others); container image metadata violations (Dockerfile instructions, layer history); credential leaks (passwords, tokens, access keys); and permissive service network exposures (open ports)

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Informatica announced a no-charge offering to help customers quickly and easily get started using the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) to seamlessly process data integration and data loading use cases to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Informatica Cloud Data Integration free service on AWS is designed to accelerate data integration, transformation, and loading of priority workloads to AWS for cloud data warehousing, data lakes, and analytics use cases. With this free service offer, Informatica is also providing integration with Amazon Redshift Console to simplify data ingestion from the most popular on-premises, cloud, application, and SaaS data sources to Amazon Redshift. 

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announced the latest version of its software framework, RTI Connext. Connext 6.1 is designed to address the development and deployment challenges faced by companies building remotely-operated autonomous systems. Connext 6.1 introduces features to enable easy real-time remote operation over any network. For instance, if the network connection changes as the system moves, connectivity is seamless without reconnecting, secure without renegotiating, and reliable without losing information. Connext 6.1 supports and optimizes fast communications across highly variable local (LAN) and wide-area networks (WAN). Moreover, Connext 6.1 does not require software changes to support diverse network types. Its Application Programming Interfaces (API) abstracts the underlying networks, allowing developers to target any environment.

UiPath announced new integrations with Tableau to enable Tableau users to deploy UiPath robots to automatically perform actions and trigger downstream business processes. The integrations make data and insights immediately actionable, turning Tableau reports and dashboards into dynamic action centers making automation easy for any business function in an organization. The UiPath Activity for Tableau uses Tableau APIs, so UiPath robots can extract relevant data from Tableau for use in UiPath automations. In addition, UiPath created the UiPath Connector for Tableau to allow a person to kick off automations from directly within Tableau reports or dashboards.

Moogsoft announced the launch of new product features and several updates, including extending integration capabilities to easily and openly connect disparate tools and data into a single source through the “Create Your Own Integration” and hybrid-cloud experiences; driving incident workflow automation to reduce toil using workflow auto close automation, tag aggregation and context, and automatic event enrichment; and making configuration and the lives of users even easier with secure credential store, data configuration overview, and personalization. The new product features allow Moogsoft users to optimize productivity and focus time back on innovation.

Applause announced the availability of its new SaaS product – Applause Codeless Automation (ACA). Applause Codeless Automation helps brands quickly scale their test automation strategies by enabling anyone to create test automation scripts – regardless of experience level or programming expertise – without writing a single line of code. ACA is compliant with modern open-source frameworks, including Selenium and Appium, and works with both native Android and iOS apps, with support for web applications coming soon. With ACA, users simply click through the pathways of an app within the product, which captures the steps and creates a test script. From there, users can run the tests on real devices and execute tests within the ACA product.

HAProxy announced that HAProxy Data Plane API version 2.3 is now available. The new version simplifies the complexity exposed to users, as well as expand its set of features in areas like service discovery, logging, and validation. The most obvious change is moving the command-line arguments needed to start the API into a YAML configuration file. This version also supports service discovery of EC2 instances based on AWS instance tags. This latest release of the HAProxy Data Plane API also monitors the HAProxy configuration using Inotify. It also adds support for sending its request logs over Syslog and allows you to customize the format using Apache Log Format directives.

In other news, HAProxy announced HAProxy 2.4, which adds exciting features such as support for HTTP/2 WebSockets, authorization and routing of MQTT and FIX (Financial Information Exchange) protocol messages, DNS resolution over TCP, server timeouts that you can change on the fly, dynamic SSL certificate storage for client certificates sent to backend servers, and an improved cache; it adds a built-in OpenTracing integration, new Prometheus metrics, and circuit breaking improvements.

ChaosSearch announced the availability of the ChaosSearch Data Lake Platform in AWS Marketplace. ChaosSearch indexes a customer’s cloud data, rendering it fully searchable and enabling data analytics at scale with massive reductions of time, cost, and complexity. ChaosSearch runs natively on AWS S3 object storage, providing value-added services that deliver an excellent customer experience. While many companies use S3 to stage data for other forms of analytic processing, ChaosSearch activates S3 to serve on-demand analytics without requiring customers to move data or change any of their existing analytics tools.

Camunda announced the general availability of Camunda Cloud, an enterprise SaaS solution for process automation built from the ground up for the cloud. It is based on the ISO standard BPMN and includes a horizontally scalable workflow engine along with built-in components for collaborative modeling, operations, and analytics. Camunda Cloud is ideal for enterprise teams that need instant access to highly scalable process automation services for their applications without having to build, operate and maintain their own infrastructure. Because of its cloud-native, horizontally scalable architecture, Camunda Cloud is particularly well suited for developers that utilize microservice-based software architectures, are working in cloud-native environments, or are creating high-volume transaction applications. 

Provectus announced a partnership with Tecton with the aim of standardizing and enhancing the machine learning production stack for enterprises. Provectus will contribute to the next generation of Feast, the open-source feature store. While Tecton will remain the major contributor to Feast, Provectus’s efforts will be focused on bringing Feast to AWS as well as on core data models and APIs. Additionally, Provectus and Tecton, along with users of ML feature stores, will join forces to define common, non-opinionated vendor-agnostic APIs for feature stores.

ADLINK Technology Inc. introduced an embedded MXM-based graphics modules based on NVIDIA’s Turing architecture to accelerate edge AI inference in SWaP-constrained applications. The embedded MXM graphics modules offer high-compute power required to transform data at the edge into actionable intelligence and come in a standard format for systems integrators, ISVs, and OEMs, increasing choice in both power and performance.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

K2View announced new platform capabilities to support high-scale operational use cases in the enterprise. With its new capabilities and fast implementation time, K2View Data Fabric delivers a trusted, holistic, secure, and up-to-date view of any business entity, enriched with operational intelligence, to any consuming application. It is a single, integrated platform, open to interoperating with an enterprise’s existing data management investments, and is already proven at a massive enterprise scale.

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ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire next-generation observability leader Lightstep. With Lightstep, ServiceNow will help DevOps engineers build, deploy, run, and monitor state-of-the-art, cloud-native applications. Together, ServiceNow and Lightstep will extend the benefits of observability across the enterprise through digital workflows that convert real-time insights into action across all the technologies, people, and processes that enable digital business. 

Aunalytics and Stonebridge Consulting announced a strategic partnership to provide data accuracy and data management solutions to drive digital transformation in the Oil and Gas industry. The combination of Aunalytics Aunsight Golden Record as a Service and Stonebridge’s EnerHub data management solution provides customers with Universal Data Access and dynamic data cleansing and governance for value-driven results.

KX announced that it has partnered with Databricks to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics in new market sectors. The partnership combines the power of Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform with KX’s low latency streaming analytics, time-series, and edge compute capabilities to jointly address market demand for real-time actionable insights, driven by the explosion of sensors and the accelerated digital transformation of all industry sectors.

Amplitude announced that it has acquired Iteratively. With the addition of Iteratively, Amplitude extends its data management offering, now empowering customers with a solution for preparing data for analytics and personalization that pairs with their existing built-in capabilities for resolving identities, integrating data sources, and governing quality and access. Now, digital businesses can proactively and continuously increase data quality for faster, more effective insights and actions that drive business results.

IPinfo announced a partnership with Graylog. Through an integration with Graylog Cloud, IPinfo’s IP address and geolocation data automatically enriches log data. With the integration of IPinfo’s data downloads, Graylog reduces the manual work of accessing individual databases and eliminated data latency issues with daily updates. Graylog Cloud users can turn an IP address in their log data into a physical location, whether it be as specific as exact coordinates or simply a city name, for enhanced web customization. 

CircleCI announced the acquisition of release orchestration platform, Vamp. Combining Vamp’s release orchestration capabilities with CircleCI’s robust CI/CD platform will help engineering teams meet the growing need for increased change validation.

Jitterbit announced a new solution and expertise marketplace where vendors can provide customers with Jitterbit-certified Application Connectors, Integration Recipes, Process Templates, and related delivery services so they can quickly implement API integration solutions. At launch, the Jitterbit Marketplace will feature more than 200 solution assets and over 20 Jitterbit-certified service providers to choose from, with those numbers set to grow substantially over the next six months.

DataRobot announced new enhancements to its enterprise AI platform. The new features are designed to make it easier for all users to derive value from AI. New features include Composable ML, Continuous AI, No Code AI app builder, Bias and Fairness production monitoring, and Model Grader, a new tool to evaluate existing AI models and generate an automatic scorecard grading them across four critical areas: data quality, robustness, accuracy, and fairness.

SnapLogic announced new features and enhancements that boost user productivity and improve platform performance and reliability, helping technical and non-technical development teams realize faster time-to-value from integrations. New features include support for design-first API methodology and versioning that make it easy for technical and non-technical users to quickly create new applications around specific APIs; anomaly detection and memory management capabilities; and enhancements to Kubernetes-based elastic scaling capabilities.

SensiML Corporation announced that it has launched an Open Source Initiative to accelerate the adoption of TinyML smart sensing IoT applications. The initiative is the next logical step in the company’s goal to provide its embedded developers and partners a means to build AI code into supportable, commercial IoT products.

Cobalt Iron Inc. announced that its Compass enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) backup platform now enables seamless management of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) virtual machine snapshots. Through this new capability, Compass users can manage backup retentions and schedules for GCP VM snapshots using the Compass Commander GUI, the same interface with which they manage their enterprise backups. 

Confluent, Inc. announced Confluent for Kubernetes, a platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures. To make it easier and faster to harness the value of data in motion across an entire organization, Confluent drew on its expertise managing thousands of Apache Kafka® clusters in Confluent Cloud to offer the same cloud-native experience for on-premises environments. Within minutes, it’s now possible to build a private cloud Kafka service that powers applications.

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Micro Focus announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft to help reduce government clients’ infrastructure costs by bridging existing and emerging technologies to transform and modernize. As state and local government agencies work to provide reliable services to their citizens in a cost-effective way, this partnership with Microsoft provides a reliable and scalable strategy for enabling mainframe applications to run on Microsoft Azure. 

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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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