In this week’s real-time analytics news: Oracle makes it easier for developers to apply AI services to their applications, the Gramine project aims to protect sensitive workloads, 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:
Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) AI services, a collection of services that make it easier for developers to apply AI services to their applications without requiring data science expertise. The new OCI AI services give developers the choice of leveraging out-of-the-box models that have been pretrained on business-oriented data or custom training the services based on their organization’s own data. The six new services help developers with a range of complex tasks from language to computer vision and time-series forecasts.
In other Oracle news, the company announced a new cloud analytics solution that gives Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) customers insights to detect, understand, and resolve issues faster throughout the supply chain. Oracle Fusion SCM Analytics delivers pre-built metrics and dashboards that are ready-to-use from day one and leverages machine learning to help control costs, reduce risks, ensure customer satisfaction, and drive revenue.
The Confidential Computing Consortium’s new Gramine Project introduced its first production-ready version – Gramine 1.0 – to enable the protection of sensitive workloads with Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX). The consortium supports open-source projects that advance the use of hardware-based trusted execution environments (TEEs). The Intel SGX is the most deployed hardware- (TEE).
Yotascale announced the general availability of multi-cloud cost allocation for Microsoft Azure and AWS. Multi-cloud cost allocation extends Yotascale’s cloud cost management software to Azure customers and to enterprises running workloads on both AWS and Azure. The new update adds full support for Azure cost analytics and allocation, including the ability to allocate costs of Kubernetes clusters running in Azure back to the teams who are deploying services in the cluster. It also adds a new set of optimization recommendations that identify when a service is reserving more capacity than it is using and recommends a new reservation level that would reduce overall cluster costs.
Moogsoft announced new product features and enhancements that increase context and improve workflow automation to provide customers with a unified cloud monitoring solution. New enhancements and integrations include troubleshooting capabilities with Datadog for events and metrics; integration with Prometheus Alert manager to gain context and turn data into action; enhanced Landing Pages solution designed to answer user questions about features and configurations; and updates to reduce false positives and increase incident insights through flexible, transparent and preconfigured Splunk, Telegraf and AppDynamics integrations.
Chronosphere released Query Builder, a way to quickly and simply chart Prometheus data with Prometheus Query Language (PromQL). This capability is available to all Chronosphere customers. PromQL has specific query structures and syntaxes, and with so many possible metric types and variations to choose from, learning PromQL has become a burden for many engineers. Query Builder helps alleviate this burden, enabling engineers to spend more time on driving high-value work for their teams.
Canonical announced support with Microsoft for Microsoft SQL Server with Ubuntu Pro on Microsoft Azure. Customers on Microsoft Azure can launch fully supported instances of SQL Server 2017 or SQL Server 2019 – Web, Standard, and Enterprise editions – on both Ubuntu Pro 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu Pro 20.04 LTS. SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro makes use of the XFS filesystem with Direct I/O and Forced Unit Access (FUA) for reliable synchronization with underlying NVMe SSD storage media.
In other Canonical news, Canonical published the first Ubuntu images optimized for the next generation of Intel IoT platforms. Both companies are dedicated to enabling on Ubuntu the Intel IoT platforms’ specific features such as real-time performance, manageability, security, and functional safety, as well as allowing users to take advantage of their improved CPU and graphics performance.
ADLINK launches a rugged, AI-enabled platform for railway applications. Built on the latest industrial version of NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Xavier module, the AVA-RAGX provides a compact, rugged AI-enabled solution for both onboard and wayside railway applications operating in harsh operating environments.
Streamlit announced that Streamlit Cloud, formerly known as Streamlit for Teams, is available. Streamlit Cloud enables data scientists to instantly deploy and share apps with teammates, clients, and other stakeholders so they can make rapid, data-informed decisions together.
The Linux Foundation announced it has enhanced its free LFX Security offering so open-source projects can secure their code and reduce non-inclusive language. The LFX Security module now includes automatic scanning for secrets-in-code and non-inclusive language, adding to its existing comprehensive automated vulnerability detection capabilities.
Neo4j announced today the general availability of Neo4j AuraDB Free, a perpetual free tier of the company’s popular graph database as a service, AuraDB, with no credit card required to get started. With the release of AuraDB Free, Neo4j aims to bring its graph database platform to all, with zero friction and zero cost, accelerating the adoption of graph technology for modern intelligent applications.
MemVerge announced its Big Memory Cloud technology that brings Big Memory Computing to multi-cloud environments. Big Memory Computing technology is capable of encapsulating stateful apps, including all of their memory state into AppCapsules. AppCapsules can now be used in cloud fault-tolerance services to deliver instant recovery, and in-cloud mobility services for cloud bursting and cloud-to-cloud migrations. The first cloud service designed with the Big Memory Cloud architecture will be available in leading public clouds in Q1 2022.
LeanIX announced LeanIX Value Stream Management (VSM). LeanIX VSM is purpose-built for modern software development organizations providing software delivery teams the insight to make data-driven decisions to help increase productivity through knowledge-sharing and improved collaboration.
Real-time analytics news in brief:
The Linux Foundation announced the new OpenBytes project spearheaded by Graviti. Project OpenBytes is dedicated to making open data more available and accessible through the creation of data standards and formats. Project OpenBytes will create a standard format of data published, shared, and exchanged on its open platform.
Arista Networks announced a major expansion of the Arista EOS network stack with the introduction of the EOS Network Data Lake (NetDL). Coupled with the AI/ML-driven Autonomous Virtual Assist (Arista AVA) and an ecosystem of companies, Arista is extending the EOS network stack architecture to provide a high-fidelity data lake capability for data-driven networking.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of its Amazon EC2 C6i instances powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The instances deliver up to 15% better price-performance compared to C5 instances for a wide variety of workloads.
Knative announced that Knative 1.0 has been released. Originally developed at Google, Knative is an open-source project that adds components for deploying, running, and managing serverless, cloud-native applications to Kubernetes. Knative 1.0 provides the stand-up scalable, secure, stateless services in seconds; a focused API with higher-level abstractions for common app use-cases; pluggable components to bring your own logging and monitoring, networking, and service mesh; a seamless developer experience, supporting GitOps, DockerOps, and ManualOps; and more.
In related news, TriggerMesh announced support for Knative 1.0. As part of its Business Edition, TriggerMesh will support customers’ own conformant Knative install, and as part of Enterprise, TriggerMesh provides customers with its own supported Knative distro.
SIOS Technology Corp. announced the immediate availability of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, version 9.6. The latest version of the clustering software enhances data integrity protection in Microsoft Azure and enables up to five times faster recovery time for SAP HANA databases. The new SIOS Azure fencing mechanism in version 9.6 integrates closely with native Microsoft Azure fencing agent.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Red Hat and Intel are extending a long-standing collaboration to bring Industry 4.0 transformation to smart manufacturing and energy. By coupling Intel Edge Controls for Industrial (Intel ECI) and Intel Edge Insights for Industrial (Intel EII) with Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies, industrial control systems vendors, hardware providers, software developers, and solution providers can deliver a holistic solution that spans from real-time shop floor control and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) to full IT manageability.
IBM and NeuReality signed an agreement to develop the next generation of high-performance AI inference platforms for deep learning use cases. The agreement involves NR1, NeuReality’s first Server-on-a-Chip ASIC implementation. The NR1 will be a new type of integrated circuit device with native AI-over-Fabric networking, full AI pipeline offload, and hardware-based AI hypervisor capabilities. These capabilities remove the system bottlenecks of today’s solutions and provide cost and power consumption benefits for inference systems and services.
SensiML announced that it has teamed with onsemi to deliver a complete machine learning solution for autonomous sensor data processing and predictive modeling. The collaboration combines SensiML’s Analytics Toolkit development software with the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit from onsemi to create a platform ideal for edge sensing applications such as industrial process control and monitoring.
Kinetica announced its database is now available in the Microsoft Azure Stack Partner Catalog, granting organizations the advantages of hybrid cloud deployments.
Innodata announced the general availability of its Innodata Data Annotation Platform, a web-based, SaaS platform designed to reduce the cost of AI/ML projects while enabling users to develop more accurate models.
Rockset announced partner integrations with leading reverse ETL platforms Census, Hightouch, and Omnata. With these integrations, real-time customer insights from Rockset can be seamlessly consumed in everyday business tools, empowering sales, marketing, and support teams to get a 360-degree view of their customer and deliver more personalized customer experiences.
Dataiku announced that it is available on Google Cloud Marketplace. This offers the simplified procurement and deployment experiences Google Cloud Marketplace offers, such as including Dataiku on their Google Cloud bill and lets users realize the quick value gain in using the solution’s AI and analytics capabilities.
Vectra AI announced the availability of Vectra Detect in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Vectra customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.
Teradata announced a three-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services. Together, AWS and Teradata are increasing product integrations and development with AWS and launching joint programs to help customers migrate, modernize, and de-risk the cloud adoption journey using Teradata Vantage on AWS.
ITRenew announced an expansion of its suite of Sesame by ITRenew networking solutions to include Pluribus Networks‘ Netvisor ONE operating system and Adaptive Cloud Fabric controllerless SDN cloud networking software.
MindsDB confirmed partnerships with Snowflake, SingleStore, and DataStax to connect MindsDB’s machine learning platform to their respective data stores. The partnerships ensure that users of these data stores can take advantage of advanced ML from MindsDB from within those platforms, turning their databases into predictive engines.
Avertium has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to better defend against increasing threats. Avertium will introduce its managed threat detection services integrated with Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
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