Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending November 20

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: The Linux Foundation and the CNCF announced the availability of the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate Exam, 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:

The Linux Foundation and The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA)exam is now generally available for enrollment and scheduling. Additionally, a new online training course, Kubernetes and Cloud Native Essentials (LFS250), has been released to both prepare individuals for entry-level cloud roles and to sit for the KCNA exam.

DataRobot announced DataRobot AI Cloud for Industries, a comprehensive solution that unites industry-tailored AI capabilities and best practices, integrations, and expanded partnerships for major industries. The new offering leverages DataRobot’s expertise working with leading manufacturing, banking, healthcare, and retail organizations to use AI to transform operations.

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FICO announced the launch of FICO Originations Solution, Powered by FICO Platform, the next generation of its loan origination solution. The solution empowers businesses to deliver exceptional, personalized customer experiences by automating a frictionless customer journey throughout the loan origination process. The solution is AWS-cloud native and provides financial institutions with the open, extensible platform they need to deliver the types of personalized, omnichannel experiences today’s digitally savvy customers have come to expect.

VMware announced VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware Tanzu, its latest cross-cloud services now available in the AWS Marketplace. VMware Tanzu is a modular application platform for building, running, and managing modern apps on AWS and hybrid-cloud infrastructure. VMware Carbon Black Cloud is a cloud-native endpoint, workload, and container protection platform that enables users to operationalize consistent, modern security in AWS and hybrid cloud environments.

Druva unveiled the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud, a SaaS solution for data resiliency, simplifying data protection, streamlining data governance, and gaining data visibility. The solution leverages a cloud-native, centralized, and automated approach to data protection and disaster recovery and is designed to help manage data that has become increasingly fragmented across multi-cloud environments.

TheLoops announced the release of version 1.0 of its enterprise-grade intelligent support operations platform. TheLoops enables agents to make decisions faster and deliver modern support with real-time access to operational data within tools such as Salesforce, Zendesk, Intercom, and Jira. Key benefits of deploying TheLoops include unified data, real-time insights, intelligence collaboration, and operations visibility.

ChaosSearch announced JSON Flex, a new capability that delivers a scalable, cloud-native solution for analyzing JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) log files. JSON Flex allows organizations to store all their JSON content and analyze it, as if structured, at different permutations and nested levels. ChaosSearch enables organizations to both keep and analyze all data efficiently and compactly without losing the fidelity of insights.

Hammerspace unveiled its Global Data Environment that breaks down the boundaries of data access for users and applications anywhere in the world. In particular, Hammerspace Universal Data Access and Orchestration layers can support any storage type and vendor as a single pool, storing data on existing storage systems, buckets in the cloud, across different regions, and multiple cloud services. Furthermore, tiering, moving, and replicating data across these sites and systems is completely transparent to users and applications.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Alluxio announced the immediate availability of version 2.7 of its Data Orchestration Platform. This new release has led to 5x improved I/O efficiency for ML training at lower cost by parallelizing data loading, data preprocessing, and training pipelines. Alluxio 2.7 also provides enhanced performance insights and support for open table formats like Apache Hudi and Iceberg to scale access more easily to data lakes for faster Presto and Spark-based analytics.

Starburst announced the availability of the latest version of Starburst Enterprise. With enhanced performance, connectivity, and security, Starburst Enterprise streamlines and expands data access across cloud and on-prem environments. Support for Apache Iceberg and MinIO with enhancements to materialized views empowers both data teams and domain experts with new data lake functionality that accelerates the journey to a data mesh architecture.

Habana Labs, an Intel Company, announced the availability of a turnkey, enterprise-class AI training solution. With eight Habana Gaudi purpose-built AI processors, the Supermicro X12 Gaudi AI Server provides customers with highly cost-efficient AI training. Integration of the Gaudi platform with the DDN AI400X2 appliance eliminates storage bottlenecks and optimizes utilization of AI compute capacity.

Logz.io announced updates to its observability platform. Available later this year, the combination of capabilities including unified dashboards, anomaly detection, service performance monitoring, and security event management, supported by further adoption of OpenSearch.

Replicant announced expanded capabilities to its platform. Replicant now offers hands-on management of all conversations between customers and Replicant’s Thinking Machine. The expanded platform functionality now includes conversation monitoring, analytics, and a conversation builder to easily edit and update scripts based on insights from conversational analytics to continuously improve conversations.

Loft Labs announced the launch of Loft version 2 with a focus on ease of use that overcomes the major complaint that Kubernetes is complex and hard to set up. With Loft version 2, platform teams can preconfigure Kubernetes clusters so that everything is set up for users when they provision clusters. Administrators can define Kubernetes resources such as manifests and Helm charts, plus any kind of data and configurations, which should be deployed into virtual clusters when users create them via Loft CLI, via Loft UI, or via the Kubernetes API.

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IBM announced its new 127-quantum bit (qubit) ‘Eagle’ processor. ‘Eagle’ is IBM’s first quantum processor developed and deployed to contain more than 100 operational and connected qubits. It follows IBM’s 65-qubit ‘Hummingbird’ processor unveiled in 2020 and the 27-qubit ‘Falcon’ processor unveiled in 2019. 

Protegrity announced the availability of the Protegrity Data Protection Platform and Cloud Protect for Snowflake in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Protegrity customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure with streamlined deployment and management.

Transposit announced expanded functionality of Transposit Actions and Runbooks, enabling more rapid incident response times and consistent data across all integrations. The new runbook builder template and additional capabilities for actions allow teams to automate repeatable tasks at the onset of a runbook as well as group actions together as a single executable operation.

Kontron announced a strategic technology partnership with Hailo to offer next-generation AI edge inference solutions. The strategic collaboration offers customers a new level of high-performance, scalable AI-edge application-ready platforms for a wide range of market segments such as Industry 4.0, smart cities, smart retail, and more.

Viavi Solutions released Observer 3D v18.6, enhancing the network performance and monitoring (NPM) platform to enable true three-dimensional network observability across locations, data sources, and scales of deployment. Observer Apex is now available with Observer GigaTest active test functionality that augments GigaStor packet-level analysis, and GigaFlow enriched and enhanced flow insight.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

Databricks announced Databricks Partner Connect, a one-stop portal for customers to quickly discover a broad set of validated data, analytics, and AI tools and easily integrates them with their Databricks lakehouse across multiple cloud providers. Integrations with Databricks partners Fivetran, Labelbox, Microsoft Power BI, Prophecy, Rivery, and Tableau are initially available to customers, with Airbyte, Blitzz, dbt Labs, and many more to come in the months ahead.

Sumo Logic introduced new integrations with CircleCI and GitLab designed to help development teams build, run, and measure the health of the entire software delivery lifecycle. The Sumo Logic Software Development Optimization (SDO) solution makes it easy to democratize and unify fragmented data generated by tools used to build and deliver software.

Alteryx announced that the Alteryx Analytic Process Automation Platform is now available in the AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can take advantage of Alteryx’s unified platform, including Alteryx Designer and Alteryx Server, to automate complex analytics and accelerate digital transformation while streamlining procurement and consolidating billing.

Alation announced the company has joined the Data Governance Accelerated Program from Snowflake. Alation’s built-in integration for Snowflake allows joint customers to centrally manage data policies, protect data assets, and comply with governance rules at a granular level from a single-pane-of-glass view.

DataCore Software announced it will acquire MayaData. The move follows a joint venture between the two companies in January 2020 that included funding, technology licensing, and the transfer of the DataCore container team to MayaData.

BigBear.ai and Palantir Technologies announced that they have entered into a commercial partnership under which BigBear.ai’s and Palantir’s products will be integrated. Palantir’s Foundry platform will be integrated with BigBear.ai’s Observe, Orient, and Dominate products.

Cohere and Google Cloud announced a multi-year partnership in which Google Cloud’s advanced AI and ML infrastructure will power Cohere’s platform. Many of Cohere’s products will be developed and deployed on Cloud TPUs.

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Kontron announced it has forged a strategic technology partnership with AI (Artificial Intelligence) chipmaker Hailo to offer next-generation AI edge inference solutions.

Striim announced that it was named a Select Technology Partner for the Snowflake Data Cloud. As a Select Technology Partner, Striim delivers fast and seamless real-time data integration to Snowflake, accelerating enterprises’ ability to perform data-driven analytics in the cloud.

Satori announced that it has joined the Governance Accelerated Program from Snowflake. As part of this initiative, Satori is releasing enhanced governance and security capabilities to support Snowflake customers with scaling their Data Cloud operations. 

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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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