In this week’s real-time analytics news: AWS and BMW partner to manage and analyze data from connected vehicles.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the BMW Group announced a strategic collaboration to develop customizable cloud software that will simplify the distribution and management of data from millions of connected vehicles. The BMW Group and AWS co-developed solution collects BMW vehicle signals and fleet intelligence data, then securely processes and routes the data in the cloud. Using AWS’s cloud infrastructure and its security, the BMW Group ensures that its customer data is protected and processed in accordance with data privacy requirements and customer preferences. The gathered streaming data is then combined with AWS capabilities, including analytics, machine learning, database, storage, and compute, enabling the BMW Group experts to create new vehicle features and applications. The BMW Group is the first to use this jointly developed AWS software, which will be part of the AWS for Automotive offering in the future.
Google Cloud announced Dual Run, a mainframe modernization solution that simplifies and reduces the risk of enterprises’ migrations of legacy mainframe systems to the cloud. Dual Run enables parallel processing, meaning customers can simultaneously run workloads on their existing mainframes and on Google Cloud, allowing them to perform real-time testing and quickly gather data on performance and stability with no disruption to their businesses. Once satisfied with the functional performance equivalence of the two systems, the new Google Cloud environment can then be made the customers’ system of record while existing mainframe systems can operate as a backup as needed.
Google Cloud also announced a significant expansion of its trusted cloud ecosystem, highlighting new integrations and offerings with more than twenty partners focused on enabling greater data sovereignty controls, supporting Zero Trust models, unifying identity management, and improving endpoint security for global businesses.
Seagate Technology announced the launch of its Lyve Cloud Analytics platform, a complete cloud-based analytics solution that includes storage, compute, and analytics. Adding the analytics capability to its cloud storage, Seagate enables enterprises to activate their stored data in an open data lake architecture for analytics at petabyte scale, further accelerating time to implementation and innovation, yielding cost savings.
Matillion announced the Data Productivity Cloud, a platform and ecosystem designed to get data business-ready, faster. The solution helps accelerate time-to-value and increases the impact data can have. With the solution, users can load, transform, synchronize, and orchestrate data on a single integration platform. It accomplishes this with a wizard-based approach to building custom connectors for loading data, providing universal connectivity to any source with no coding necessary.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Trn1 instances based on AWS Trainium, the second machine learning (ML) chip built by AWS that is optimized for high-performance deep learning training. Trn1 instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that streamline the delivery of isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. AWS Neuron, the software development kit (SDK) for Trn1 instances, enables customers to get started with minimal code changes and is integrated into popular frameworks for machine learning like PyTorch and TensorFlow.
Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, announced it has extended the reach of its Ubuntu KVM hypervisor to AI/ML applications and graphics-intensive applications with native support for NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software products, including NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vCS) and NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS). Canonical has been working closely with NVIDIA to ensure frictionless integration and a best-in-class user experience. This allows all Ubuntu users, from those in data science to those working on high-end professional graphics, to benefit from powerful GPU performance across the entire spectrum of cloud infrastructure.
CircleCI announced new features and integrations to enhance security and automation practices for today’s software developers. The new self-hosted container runner is designed to provide more flexibility and security to help developers ease the burden of infrastructure management with greater traceability. Key benefits of CircleCI’s new self-hosted container runner include freedom of choice, allowing teams the ability to self-host the infrastructure for their CI/CD pipelines while leveraging the features of CircleCI Cloud, extended simplicity of CircleCI Cloud’s Docker execution environment, and reduced toil with ephemeral Kubernetes pods.
Cloudera announced new hybrid data capabilities that enable organizations to move data, metadata, data workloads, and data applications more efficiently across clouds and on-premises to optimize for performance, cost, and security. Cloudera’s portable data services enable simple, low-risk data workload and data application movement for ultimate data lakehouse optionality.
EnterpriseDB (EDB) announced major contributions to PostgreSQL 15, which is now globally available. EDB’s significant development and contributions to Postgres 15 include the introduction of the MERGE SQL command, which makes it easier for enterprises to migrate from expensive, legacy databases to open source. Postgres 15 also features improved database security, enhanced backup and recovery options, and advanced logical replication capabilities.
Immuta announced product enhancements and integrations designed to deliver advanced data security and monitoring across key cloud platforms at scale. These new features include native integration with Google BigQuery, expanded integrations with Snowflake, including external OAuth support, audit log data export into Amazon S3, and better policy onboarding for Databricks.
Kata Containers issued version 3.0.0 of its software. Kata Containers is a secure container runtime with lightweight virtual machines. Key Features of Kata Containers 3.0.0 include a newly written runtime implementation in Rust and an optional integrated Rust hypervisor, improved hypervisor support, code updates to support the latest stable Linux Kernel release, increased compatibility with leading cloud-native technologies, and additional security enhancements.
Modak announced the release of Modak Nabu 3.0, which allows enterprises to deliver data fabric and mesh at scale on any cloud through intelligent UI-driven data orchestration. Built-in data quality and data observability features ensure confidence in the data and reveal information about the health of data pipelines.
Qlik announced that it has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP) Authorized designation at the Moderate Impact level (IL) and Department of Defense IL2. One of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) platforms to achieve FedRAMP designation, Qlik Cloud Government is now listed in the FedRAMP Marketplace under authorized products.
Quickbase announced updates to its enterprise solution, designed to help portfolio managers and IT leaders get visibility and control across every element of their complex program mix. The updates further boost the solution’s capabilities by building more performant, scalable, and secure applications through predictive performance insights and optimization capabilities; a host of new integrations and connectivity updates, including Amazon S3, Procore, ServiceNow, and on-premise data integrations; and enhanced security in the cloud with advanced data encryption in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure KMS.
Kyndryl, Microsoft, and Dell Technologies introduced an integrated hybrid cloud solution designed to help customers in data center, mainframe, and remote environments accelerate cloud transformation projects by combining the strengths of Microsoft Azure, Kyndryl managed services, and Dell Technologies infrastructure. The new Kyndryl Distributed Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with Azure Arc consists of Dell Integrated System for Azure Stack HCI, based on Dell PowerEdge servers and Microsoft Azure Stack HCI software.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Accenture and Google Cloud announced an expansion of their global partnership through a renewed commitment to growing their respective talent, increasing their joint capabilities, developing new solutions using data and AI, and providing enhanced support to help clients build a strong digital core and reinvent their enterprises on the cloud.
Anomalo announced a partnership with Google Cloud to help organizations trust the data they use to make decisions and build products. Anomalo addresses the data quality problem by monitoring enterprise data and automatically detecting and root-causing data issues. The combination provides customers with a way to monitor the quality of the data in any table in BigQuery’s platform without writing code, configuring rules, or setting thresholds.
Braze introduced new product innovations, including Braze Cloud Data Ingestion and expanding messaging capabilities with native support for WhatsApp. Both innovations reflect expanded partnerships with Snowflake and Meta and aim to help brands future-proof customer engagement strategies against a backdrop of shifting consumer expectations, preferences, and behaviors.
Census announced that it has achieved Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery designation. By earning this designation, Census has proven it meets a core set of functionality and interoperability requirements when integrating with BigQuery.
Cribl and Cloudian announced a modern data analytics solution that integrates Cribl Stream and Cloudian HyperStore object storage to provide an observability platform on an on-premises, S3-compatible data lake. The joint solution enables organizations to ingest, parse, restructure and enrich large data volumes in flight, ensuring they get the right data in the formats they need.
Databricks announced that it has received a FedRAMP Authorized status from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s Program Management Office (FedRAMP PMO) for its Cloud Service Offering (CSO) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) at a Moderate impact level, strengthening the Databricks Lakehouse capabilities for the U.S. federal government. This further validates the use of Databricks by federal agencies and contractors, who can now consolidate their data, analytics, and AI with the Databricks Lakehouse Platform.
DataStax announced a strategic collaboration with Intel to enhance the performance of technologies built on the open-source Apache Cassandra database and the Apache Pulsar messaging and streaming technology on the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The companies plan to deliver enterprise and cloud solutions built on these open-source projects, as well as contributing advancements to the respective open-source projects.
Digibee announced a partnership with Thought Machine. Under the partnership, Digibee has joined Thought Machine’s Integration Library, enabling banks to quickly and easily combine integration and core banking solutions to build a technology stack. Digibee will provide, through the Digibee Enterprise Integration Platform (eiPaaS), the ability to connect and integrate disparate legacy and cloud-based systems with Thought Machine’s cloud-native core banking engine, Vault Core.
Fivetran announced an extended partnership and new product capabilities with Microsoft Azure to help joint customers accelerate their data-driven digital transformations. The deepening partnership between Fivetran and Microsoft Azure includes support for the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform, in addition to integrations with Azure Synapse and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) products, ultimately helping to deliver a more seamless solution for automated data movement in the enterprise.
Imagimob and Syntiant Corp. announced a collaboration to integrate Imagimob’s tinyML platform with Syntiant’s ultra-low-power NDP120 Neural Decision Processor. The integration will enable developers to use the Imagimob platform to create production-ready deep-learning tinyML applications and to optimize and deploy the ML models using the NDP120 with a simple click of a button.
Informatica announced its inclusion as an initial partner of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform Partner Ecosystem. By bringing the end-to-end data management capabilities of the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) to augment the analytics and AI/ML capabilities of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform (MIDP), the two companies will be deepening their partnership to drive the next phase of AI-driven digital transformation.
ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation, announced the availability of CloudSpend, its cloud observability and cost optimization platform, for Microsoft Azure. Already available for AWS, the solution’s business intelligence and smart forecasting capabilities have evolved to address the gap between capacity planning and cost optimization for resources running in multi-cloud environments.
Neo4j announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data and Analytics Competency status. This designation recognizes that Neo4j has demonstrated success in helping its customers evaluate and use the tools and best practices for collecting, storing, governing, and analyzing data at any scale.
Reltio and Google Cloud are expanding their partnership to unleash the impact of analytics and data science teams to deliver on business outcomes. This collaboration improves the customer experience by making it easier for them to consolidate, cleanse, and enrich data in real time with master data management capabilities in Google BigQuery. In addition, Reltio has successfully achieved theGoogle Cloud Ready – BigQuerydesignation. This integration combines the speed and scale of Google Cloud BigQuery with the power of Reltio to provide enriched, unified, trusted data — delivering effortless insights to businesses.
Yugabyte announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform ecosystem. As an Intelligent Data Platform ecosystem partner, Yugabyte has announced a new, native integration between YugabyteDB and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics that will directly connect the two environments.
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