Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending October 16

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Red Hat announced updates in its portfolio of tools and programs for building applications on Red Hat OpenShift, 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:

Red Hat announced a series of updates in its portfolio of developer tools and programs for developers building applications on Red Hat OpenShift. The updates were to Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines, Red Hat OpenShift GitOps, and the Red Hat build of Quarkus. Additionally, Red Hat expanded the roster of training resources available on Kube By Example. Enhancements include:

  • Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 introduces single-node OpenShift, the 3rd topology option available for edge sites alongside 3-node clusters and remote worker nodes. Single node OpenShift puts both control and worker capabilities into a single server to help fit into space-constrained environments. Additionally, single-node OpenShift provides operational independence for edge sites as there is no dependency on a centralized Kubernetes control plane.
  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.4 provides organizations with the flexibility and management capabilities needed to deploy workloads wherever it makes sense. It provides full management capabilities for an organization’s entire application landscape, including across single-node OpenShift, remote worker nodes, and 3-node clusters. This helps to ease the operational strain of managing a scaled-out architecture.
  • OpenShift Pipelines now further integrates into software development lifecycles, automating updates to be applied across all environments. OpenShift Pipelines is also now verified to work in fully managed environments via Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. With the OpenShift console, developers can more easily take advantage of community tasks in pipelines via an integration with TektonHub.
  • OpenShift GitOps now enables greater code security through practices that define where, when, and how updates can be made via Git. This includes enhanced security, simplifying multitenancy configurations, and the ability to use OpenShift credentials for logging into ArgoCD.
  • The Red Hat build of Quarkus provides access to production-ready capabilities for building cloud-native applications. The latest release introduces a number of features that help to improve overall developer productivity, including continuous testing, a new Quarkus CLI, an update and more graphical developer user interface, and new developer services that automatically create, configure, and connect popular databases, message queues, and more to applications as they are developed.
  • Kube by Example, a free online training resource backed by Red Hat, offers development and operations professionals the opportunity to learn about Kubernetes in a personal, hands-on manner. Three new learning paths announced this week include AI and Machine Learning on Kubernetes, Migrating to Kubernetes, and Operators with Helm, Ansible, and Go.

TriggerMesh announced the launch of the TriggerMesh Integration Platform as an open-source project available under the Apache Software License 2.0. TriggerMesh’s platform takes an event-driven approach to integration, consuming messages from various sources (e.g., AWS SQS, Google Storage, Azure Activity Logs), filtering and transforming them, combining processing capabilities with serverless functions, and connecting with message sinks (e.g., Elasticsearch, AWS S3, Apache Kafka). TriggerMesh can integrate with legacy enterprise services buses (ESBs) like Mulesoft, Tibco, IBM MQ, and RabbitMQ to create workflows across applications or data sinks to other systems (e.g., Azure Data Lakes or Snowflake).

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Splunk announced the donation of the extended Berkeley packet filter (eBPF) collector to OpenTelemetry, extending the type and scope of observability data collected for cloud-based applications to include network telemetry. Splunk’s donation of the eBPF Collector to OpenTelemetry creates an accurate, complete model of service dependencies and service health by tracking network connections from every container transparently. This, in turn, allows organizations to measure the impact of infrastructure and cloud network problems on distributed services within seconds, significantly decreasing mean-time-to-detection and improving team productivity.

Canonical released Ubuntu 21.10. Ubuntu 21.10 brings the all-new PHP 8 and GCC 11, including full support for static analysis and greatly improving everyday developer security awareness in low-level programming. The Ubuntu 21.10 OCI image is available on Docker Hub and Amazon ECR Public Registry. The latest LTS Docker Images from Canonical include Grafana, Prometheus, and NGINX. Apache Cassandra v4 is a new addition, with real-time scraping, alerts, and improved Prometheus integration. Squid, a caching proxy, and Bind9, a full-featured DNS system, are also joining the portfolio of LTS Docker Images.

Deephaven Data Labs announced the release of Deephaven Community Core, a free, real-time analytics data engine with relational database features. Now available to the open-source community, Deephaven Community Core lets data developers and data scientists access and apply dynamic and real-time data capabilities to help solve their big data use cases that drive analytics and applications. Deephaven Community Core applies an update model designed to track dynamic changes and perform incremental computations. Further, its architecture enables code and custom functions to be fully integrated with table operations, server-side.

kURL, an open-source, custom Kubernetes distribution generator created by Replicated, achieved CNCF Kubernetes Distribution Certification. CNCF-certified Kubernetes products guarantee that the complete Kubernetes API functions as specified so that users can rely on a seamless, stable experience. Replicated uses kURL to power its embedded cluster installs. Now that kURL is CNCF-certified, embedded clusters, by extension, are now compatible with certification standards.

o9 Solutions announced that it has co-developed and launched Vertex AI Forecast with Google Cloud as part of their ongoing partnership. Vertex AI Forecast leverages machine learning models and vast data sets to understand the relationship between product demand and demand drivers such as promotions, pricing, competitive actions, and external data such as weather, social sentiment, or Google Search trends. It then translates these signals into more accurate demand forecasts, allowing supply chain teams to make better planning decisions.

Google Cloud unveiled a range of data-focused products, including Intelligent Product Essentials, which can be used to create personalized customer experiences. Additionally, Google announced enhancements to Vertex AI, BigQuery, Contact Center AI (CCAI), and DocAI. The new analytics and industry solutions are designed to simplify how organizations derive value from data.

Apptio announced a collaboration with IBM to offer clients visibility, optimization, and migration capabilities for IBM Cloud with Red Hat OpenShift through Apptio’s financial decision engine. Additionally, Apptio will use Red Hat OpenShift in its portfolio of products, starting with Targetprocess. The combination of Apptio products with IBM AI Ops and IBM Turbonomics Application Resource Management can help provide clients with financial and utilization analysis of workload placement.

Airbyte launched its cloud service for moving data, which will unify other data integration systems that companies use. Airbyte Cloud moves away from the industry-norm volume-based pricing and instead comes with pricing based on compute time, which can be ten times less expensive. In addition to providing hosting and management, Airbyte Cloud enables companies to have multiple workspaces and access management for their teams. It also supports oAuth authentication to enable less technical users to connect their tools.

GitLab announced the general availability (GA) of the GitLab-supported GitLab Operator, with the ability to run production instances of GitLab on Kubernetes platforms, including Red Hat OpenShift. IT organizations that rely on Red Hat OpenShift can now deploy and run GitLab on the same infrastructure they trust for their other shared services. For organizations that only use Red Hat OpenShift, the Operator unlocks the ability to use GitLab, the DevOps Platform, allowing them to move out of the DIY DevOps stage and embrace modern DevOps practices with greater speed, efficiency, and improved security.

Transposit announced new Actions for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Azure connectors that enable self-service infrastructure through automated workflows. New Actions for AWS, GCP, and Azure connectors give engineering and cloud operations teams immediate access to data from cloud services and let them take action on these connected cloud services. During an incident, they use human-in-the-loop automation, where humans use contextual data to choose to restart a server or scale an instance. And they automate service requests (i.e., provision a new EC2 instance, create a new AWS account, grant new permissions).

Camunda unveiled its latest release with new features to simplify how software developers can create tasks and quickly combine and orchestrate them in an efficient end-to-end process. The Camunda Platform orchestrates not only fully automated tasks but also manual tasks for common hybrid use cases. Human interactions can include anything from human decision-making for credit applications to the addition of human touchpoints that cannot be replicated by automation, such as providing empathy in a customer service situation.

Braze announced several new product and partnership updates. These updates are designed to power personalization at scale and prioritize customer experiences built upon first-party data in light of the shifting privacy landscape. In the new release, Braze Currents can now couple with Amazon EventBridge. Additionally, Braze Alloys partnerships with Appsflyer, RudderStack, and TreasureData have also expanded to Currents integrations, allowing companies to have a more unified view of their customers and more granular analytics to understand the impact of their customer engagement strategies.  

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Dynatrace announced it has expanded its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to help organizations accelerate innovation and tame cloud complexity. As part of this, the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will be available as native SaaS on the Google Cloud platform. This makes it easier for joint customers to leverage Dynatrace’s deep cloud observability, continuous runtime application security, and advanced AIOps capabilities, along with the power of Google Cloud’s platform.

Alluxio announced that WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving company, is using Alluxio’s Data Orchestration software as a hybrid cloud storage gateway for applications on-premises to access public cloud storage like AWS S3. The new data architecture provides a localized cache per location to eliminate redundant requests to S3. Alluxio directly serves data to engineers working with the same data in the same office, circumventing transfer costs associated with S3 and improving end-user work efficiency several fold.

InRule Technology announced support for Decision Model and Notation, a widely adopted standard put forth by the Object Management Group (OMG). DMN Modeler for irAuthor is a decision discovery tool that enables users to create, edit, import, and export decision requirement diagrams. The tool serves as a canvas that allows users to add and change decision requirements in a visual representation that can be easily understood by users with a range of technical proficiencies.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

Hiber announced that Inmarsat will provide the satellite connectivity backbone on which Hiber will continue to build Hiberband, its low-cost, low-power network for the Internet of Things (IoT) products. The agreement pairs Inmarsat’s recently unveiled ELERA network, the global satellite network for IoT, with Hiber’s IoT-as-a-service ecosystem to provide IoT solutions and services to transport, logistics, agriculture, mining, and other industries.

KNIME and H2O.ai announced a strategic partnership that integrates offerings from both companies. The joint offering combines Driverless AI for AutoML and KNIME Server for workflow management across the entire data science life cycle. With this partnership, KNIME and H2O.ai offer a complete no-code, enterprise data science solution for end-to-end data science automation.

Kinetica announced that it is now easily accessible as a service on Microsoft Azure. Kinetica on Microsoft Azure is fully managed by Kinetica, integrated with Microsoft Azure monitoring, and equipped with a modern user interface for ease of use. It provisions in minutes, streamlines data ingestion, and delivers seamless analysis to provide exceptional time-to-value.

Coveo announced the acquisition of Qubit, accelerating Coveo’s geographic expansion into the UK and European markets. Coveo and Qubit’s combined eCommerce experience provides solutions for retailers to help them meet new consumer expectations around relevance – at scale – made possible through AI.

Spectro Cloud announced it has released version 2.0 of its Palette offering. Palette lets enterprises unify management of the Kubernetes infrastructure. The latest release lets IT and development teams deploy new single-cluster and multi-cluster environments in data centers, cloud, and edge locations, and even import existing ones to manage deployments using the same control plane.

Xplenty has acquired FlyData, adding database replication to its offering. The real-time CDC platform for replicating data to Snowflake and Amazon Redshift, FlyData automatically loads data continuously and securely in a matter of minutes. This addition makes Xplenty a complete Data Integration platform.

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In case you missed it, here are our most recent previous weekly real-time analytics news roundups:

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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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