Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending May 8

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: A focus on DevOps, observability, low code, partnerships, data management, and Kubernetes.

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:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of Amazon DevOps Guru, a fully managed operations service that uses machine learning to make it easier for developers to improve application availability by automatically detecting operational issues and recommending specific actions for remediation. Amazon DevOps Guru applies machine learning to automatically analyze data like application metrics, logs, events, and traces for behaviors that deviate from normal operating patterns. When Amazon DevOps Guru identifies anomalous application behavior that could cause potential outages or service disruptions, it alerts developers with issue details to help them quickly understand the potential impact and likely causes of the issue, with specific recommendations for remediation. Developers can use remediation suggestions from Amazon DevOps Guru to reduce time to resolution when issues arise and improve application availability—all with no manual setup or machine learning expertise required. There are no upfront costs or commitments with Amazon DevOps Guru, and customers pay only for the data Amazon DevOps Guru analyzes.

Red Hat announced the general availability of OpenShift GitOps and OpenShift Pipelines, new features of Red Hat OpenShift. OpenShift GitOps enables IT teams to implement GitOps workflows for cluster configuration and application delivery. OpenShift Pipelines is designed to run each step of the CI/CD pipeline in its own container and allows each step to scale independently to meet the demands of the pipeline. In other Red Hat news, the company unveiled its Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift, an OpenShift-based development environment designed to enable organizations to accelerate the path from code to production for Kubernetes-based applications. The OpenShift sandbox gives developers a simpler, no-cost way to start building their applications using the same infrastructure and tools they will run in their production environments—without having to worry about setup or configuration.

Splunk announced the new Splunk Observability Cloud, a full-stack, analytics-powered, and enterprise-grade Observability solution.  With the Splunk Observability Cloud, IT and DevOps teams can get all their answers in a unified interface with metrics, traces, and logs, with all data collected in real time. The Splunk Observability Cloud brings together solutions for infrastructure monitoring, application performance management, real user monitoring, synthetic monitoring, log investigation, and incident response. The full Splunk Observability Cloud includes Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring, Splunk APM, Splunk RUM, Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, Splunk Log Observer, and Splunk On-Call.

Pegasystems Inc. announced new low-code capabilities in the Pega Platform that enable both professional and citizen developers to easily design modern user interfaces (UI) for their apps. By combining enhanced front-end design features with its back-end processing abilities, Pega helps any enterprise user create more complete digital experiences from a single low-code platform. Available by the end of this quarter, new Pega Platform capabilities combine Pega’s app authoring capabilities with out-of-the-box UX best practices to deliver a complete low-code app design and development solution. With a new UI architecture, enhanced design capabilities, and open APIs, users can both configure and design their app in the same easy-to-use low-code platform.

Domino Data Lab announced a partnership and joint solution enabling accelerated model development in MATLAB and Simulink. This joint solution gives users access to scalable cloud resources for a modern, web-first data science experience to avoid the limitations of desktop hardware or using a remote desktop to reach a shared server. Within the Domino environment, research teams also gain full reproducibility, collaboration, and visibility across multiple MATLAB and Simulink projects, regardless of tooling and versioning.

StackPulse announced a Kubernetes-centric “operations center” initiative as a part of its Reliability platform. With the additions, StackPulse gives organizations running Kubernetes a set of capabilities to augment their existing incident response practices, helping Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) understand and investigate issues faster and deploy well-tested outage mitigation strategies, helping prevent customer-facing downtime.

dotData announced the launch of dotData Py Lite, a new containerized AI automation solution to enable data scientists to execute quick proof of concepts (POCs) and deploy dotData on their desktop. Designed for Python data scientists, dotData Py Lite offers dotData’s automated feature engineering and automated machine learning (ML) in a portable environment, allowing data scientists to explore 100x more features, augment their hypotheses, and improve their ML models quickly without having to rely on large and expensive enterprise-AI environments.

Subex announced a partnership with Snowflake to bring the power of AI-driven Augmented Analytics to enterprises. Subex’s HyperSense is an Augmented Analytics platform that helps organizations enhance innovation and growth across businesses through AI-driven decision analytics. It increases productivity and efficiency through a drag & drop function and does not require coding expertise to build analytics models. Subex, through its Augmented Analytics platform, HyperSense, and Snowflake will combine competencies to enable enterprises to accelerate their data analytics journey and realize the true value of their data.

Veritone announced Veritone’s Interaction Analytics solutions, pre-configured AI solutions for conversational intelligence that automatically extract insights from customer interactions, including voice calls, texts, emails, chats, social streams, images, and videos in near-real-time, enabling better decision-making while boosting revenues, reducing operations costs and improving customer satisfaction. Veritone’s Interaction Analytics solutions, powered by Veritone’s aiWARE operating system, offer customer-facing enterprise departments automated insights into customer interactions.

SoftIron announced the introduction of its newest Ceph-optimized, software-defined storage appliance family, HyperDrive Performance+. Leveraging the AMD EPYC 3000 processor, the new Performance+ family debuts the company’s first x86 CPU and NVMe SSD-based designs to be introduced in its HyperDrive series of storage appliances. With the initial appliances in the HyperDrive Performance+ family, SoftIron is targeting edge computing deployments. The new appliances are ideal in use cases where powerful and efficient compact clusters are desired to ingest data as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. These include applications such as media and entertainment content delivery, CGI rendering, tier one research computing, fintech applications, and AI training.

OneCloud broadened the availability of its OneCloud Data Prep application for enterprise data cleansing, enrichment, and classification. OneCloud Data Prep can increase precision when cleansing, transforming, and mapping data among financial systems that reside both on-premises and in the cloud. OneCloud Data Prep is a key component of the OneCloud platform that already includes OneCloud Integration Studiofor end-to-end integration and automation across the connected enterprise, eliminating data silos, empowering business users, and building a stronger partnership with IT.

TripleBlind announced a partnership with Snowflake to empower joint customers to run TripleBlind’s API-driven virtual exchange solution on Snowflake’s platform. When a data owner and data consumer agree to private data sharing on Snowflake’s platform, TripleBlind’s solution automatically de-identifies the data and ensures they never move outside the owner’s firewall. The data consumer can only perform operations on the data specifically allowed by the data owner and all computations occur in the encrypted space. TripleBlind’s API-driven virtual exchange keeps intellectual property in an algorithm safe from reverse engineering attempts, while Snowflake’s secure data sharing technology means that data is never required to be moved or copied and is up-to-date. TripleBlind’s platform is architected to natively support data sets stored in the Snowflake Data Cloud, which means customers can seamlessly integrate the solution within their instance.

Teradata announced a set of enhancements for Teradata Vantage on Google Cloud, making it easier for Teradata customers to use the Google Cloud services they prefer in a Consumption pricing model. Teradata provides customers with a multi-cloud data platform enabling rich analytics, real-time data intelligence and connection to the familiar business intelligence (BI), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) services they need to build and operate new applications. Software consistency – for all Vantage environments – means that customers who want to modernize their data analytic ecosystem by migrating workloads and capabilities into Google Cloud can use Teradata Vantage with their preferred Google Cloud tools and services. Such capabilities enable customers to perform bespoke enterprise analytics on all available data – whether in Vantage, Google Cloud Storage, Dataproc, or myriad other data stores.

KX announced it has become a Microsoft Partner. The two companies are working together to build a long-term technical and go-to-market roadmap to enable companies – with an initial focus on the financial services and Industrial IoT sectors – to rapidly scale up their real-time analytics and decision-making capabilities. The announcement follows the launch of KX Insights – a cloud-first platform for streaming analytics that fully leverages the benefits of cloud architecture natively to deliver fast, scalable real-time data insights via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Yugabyte announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.7. The latest release offers a comprehensive set of deployment options for organizations looking to scale distributed SQL across hybrid cloud environments using Kubernetes platforms like Red Hat OpenShift and VMware Tanzu. With support for public and cloud-native environments, Yugabyte enables organizations to realize their strategic Kubernetes, distributed SQL, and microservices initiatives while avoiding cloud lock-in.

Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, and TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, have entered into a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies to acquire Boomi. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2021. The companies noted that Boomi has flourished as part of Dell Technologies, growing exponentially since acquired in 2010. This week’s proposed transaction positions Boomi for its next phase of growth. 

Real-time analytics news in brief:

SAS enhanced its cloud-native SAS Viya platform with the inclusion of new data management solutions. Now available in SAS Viya, SAS Studio Analyst empowers data scientists and data analysts with a self-service environment to expedite the delivery of trusted data for analytics. SAS Information Governance, also now available in SAS Viya, provides an intuitive data catalog and metadata search facility for analyst, business, and IT users to ingest, discover, and manage data resources while simultaneously governing and protecting data.

Qlik announced an enhanced mobile analytics experience with Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS, one of four key features being delivered in Q2 across Qlik’s SaaS data integration and analytics platform. These capabilities will help customers continue their journey to Active Intelligence, evolving from passive data consumption to informed action with continuous intelligence from real-time, up-to-date information.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced improvements that transform HPE Storage into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business. As part of this news, HPE unveiled a data services platform that delivers on its Unified DataOps vision for a new data experience that brings a cloud operations model to wherever data lives and unifies data operations. The new data services platform, available through HPE GreenLake, consists of new innovations that simplify data operations from edge to cloud.

Zammo.ai announced a no-code, conversational AI platform. The Zammo conversational AI platform allows businesses to engage and transact with customers on voice assistants, interactive voice response (IVR)/telephony, and popular chatbot channels. The platform eliminates time-consuming and cost-prohibitive service contracts that, until now, have prevented businesses from embracing conversational AI technology. 

StormForge announced new product updates to its performance testing and application optimization platform. New features include the ability to automatically generate optimization experiments and use new guided walkthroughs for setting up and running the experiments, speeding cloud-native development and deployments regardless of the level of in-house expertise. 

HAProxy unveiled the latest version of its Kubernetes Ingress Controller, version 1.6. New features include client-side TLS authentication, allowing end-to-end, mutual TLS authentication between the ingress controller and application pods. It also enables advanced routing rules by using HAProxy ACLs: route on anything found within the request headers or metadata and go beyond routing by just host/path. Pattern matching map files can now be supplied directly from a ConfigMap and support for configuration snippets unlocks the full power of the HAProxy configuration when an annotation is not provided.

BigID announced the release of the Data Governance Suite, a new set of apps designed to reimagine data governance. The BigID data governance suite of apps is built on a discovery-in-depth foundation that can find and manage metadata across any data type. The core catalog leverages ML for labeling and discovery, plus deeper insights into data values, neighboring data relationships, and locations of duplicate or similar data.

NVIDIA released updates to CUDA-X AI Software. NVIDIA CUDA-X AI is a deep learning software stack for researchers and software developers to build high-performance GPU-accelerated applications for conversational AI, recommendation systems, and computer vision.

Cloudera announced the completion of the Quality Assurance Test Suite (QATS) certification of Dell EMC PowerScale/Isilon 8.2.2 on Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud. Customers leveraging Dell EMC PowerScale with Cloudera Data Hub or Hortonworks Data Platform will now benefit from expanded support in migrating to Cloudera Data Platform.

Loft Labs announced the availability of its latest open-source project, jsPolicy. As a first-of-its-kind policy engine based on JavaScript, jsPolicy makes policies in Kubernetes clusters easier to manage and maintain while also making them understandable and transparent.

Expert.ai announced advanced features enhancing analysis capabilities through its cloud-based natural language (NL) API. The new extension addresses one of the biggest challenges artificial intelligence developers face in the NL ecosystem – extracting emotions in large-scale texts and identifying stylometric data driving a complete fingerprint of content.

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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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