Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending October 2

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: IBM and the Linux Foundation announced the Machine Learning eXchange, HPE introed new HPE GreenLake cloud services, 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:

IBM and the Linux Foundation AI and Data (LFAI and Data) announced Machine Learning eXchange (MLX), a Data and AI Asset Catalog and Execution Engine, in Open Source and Open Governance. The Machine Learning eXchange (MLX) is a single repository where all different asset types (e.g., Datasets, Models, and Pipelines) are stored to be shared and reused across organizational boundaries, providing data scientists and developers with: 

  • Automated sample pipeline code generation to execute registered models, datasets, and notebooks
  • Pipelines engine powered by Kubeflow Pipelines on Tekton, the core of Watson Studio Pipelines
  • Registry for Kubeflow Pipeline Components
  • Dataset management by Datashim
  • Serving engine by KFServing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a series of new cloud services for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. The new offerings include:

  • HPE GreenLake for analytics – open and unified analytics cloud services to modernize data and applications everywhere – on-premises, at the edge, and in the cloud
  • HPE GreenLake for data protection – disaster recovery and backup cloud services to secure data from edge-to-cloud
  • HPE Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Frameworkand automation tools– a comprehensive set of methodologies expertise and automation tools to accelerate and de-risk the path to cloud.

Sumo Logic announced enhancements to its Continuous Intelligence Platform. The new offerings span DevSecOps use cases and enable universal data portability through open-source telemetry collection and real-time, advanced analytics to drive faster decision-making and address data security needs from cloud to edge to end user. New additions announced help:

  • Expand the breadth and depth of its observability solution
  • Improve security posture management to provide deep-rooted visibility and power the next generation of SOCs
  • Offer enhanced data collection capabilities through new innovations for OpenTelemetry projects.

BMC announced the acquisition of StreamWeaver. Together, BMC and StreamWeaver will allow customers to apply BMC’s advanced AI/ML analytics capabilities to rich data from the various tools and technologies that may exist in their IT environments, seamlessly integrated into the BMC Helix platform. StreamWeaver enhances BMC’s AIOps capabilities with a broad set of out-of-the-box data integrations that allows customers to achieve better incident and risk predictions, improved automated remediation, and increased support for DevOps and ServiceOps. 

The Data on Kubernetes Community (DoKC) announced founding sponsors and a governance structure to accelerate the emergence and development of techniques for the use of Kubernetes for data, including the appointment of a director. Founding Platinum sponsors include DataStax, EDB, MayaData, and Portworx by Pure Storage.

Yandex announced CatBoost 1.0.0, a new version of its open-source machine learning library. The major version of CatBoost includes a number of improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Spark support for distributed learning
  • New, improved, and convenient documentation with open code
  • Speed boost for CPU and GPU learning and overall faster model training (binary classification on CPU is 15-35 % faster)
  • Predictive, multiple label classification.

Qualcomm announced additions to its Qualcomm IoT Services Suite with ready to deploy vertical-specific IoT suites for more than 30 different markets, including smart airports, smart retail, warehouse management, traffic management, and more. Qualcomm also announced improvements to the IoT Services Suite. It now offers drag-and-drop deployment with low-code development, automated device onboarding and management, streamlined device configuration, a customizable user interface, and an integrated standard operating procedures workflow.

TIBCO Software Inc. announced an evolution of its data quality capabilities into the new TIBCO DQ product family, along with key enhancements to TIBCO Data Virtualization and TIBCO EBX within the Unify portfolio. These announcements address organizations’ data management challenges head-on, empowering the business to assemble an agile data fabric unrestricted by siloed data on any cloud platform.

In other TIBCO news, the company announced updates to its Connect portfolio and an evolution of TIBCO Cloud, packed with enhanced features that provide a unified, self-service, modern digital platform. There are updates to integration, API management, and messaging that help businesses connect, compose, and deliver any application, data source, and device. Additionally, the company announced updates to its Predict portfolio with updates to TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO WebFOCUS, TIBCO Data Science, and TIBCO Streaming.

Hazelcast announced the general availability of its Hazelcast Platform. The Hazelcast Platform combines the capabilities of a real-time stream processing engine with in-memory computing to deliver a simplified architecture that is highly performant, scalable, and reliable. With the Hazelcast Platform, enterprises can utilize a single platform for transactional, operational, and analytical workloads.

Qlik announced the debut of Qlik Application Automation, a no-code solution designed to drive action from context-aware insights through streamlined and optimized workflows between SaaS applications and Qlik Cloud. The automated workflows now possible with Qlik Application Automation can trigger alerts, invoke downstream processes, and enhance collaboration that shortens time to value.

In other Qlik news, the company announced the acquisition of Big Squid, a provider of no-code automated machine learning (AutoML), to expand data and analytics teams’ ability to leverage advanced augmented analytics capabilities directly within Qlik.

Indico Data announced the general availability of the Indico Unstructured Data Platform, a solution to automate, analyze, and apply previously unreachable unstructured data into mission-critical enterprise workflows. Delivered as a service in the private cloud or hosted by Indico, the platform is easy to deploy and delivers business value in days, not weeks or months.

Vonage launched the AI Virtual Assistant for its unified communications solution, Vonage Business Communications (VBC). Vonage AI Virtual Assistant creates artificially intelligent conversational experiences using natural language understanding and machine learning that is supported by applications using voice and text to engage every caller in natural language.

Vertica announced the general availability of its new unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Vertica Accelerator. Running on AWS, Vertica Accelerator delivers high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning to organizations that require the right level of resourcing, management, and control for each analytical use case – all built on the new Vertica 11 Unified Analytics Platform.  

Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Exadata X9M platforms, the latest version of its systems for running the Oracle Database. The new Exadata X9M offerings include Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M and Exadata [email protected] X9M. The next-generation platforms accelerate online transaction processing (OLTP) and deliver up to an 87 percent increase in analytic SQL throughput and machine learning workloads.

DataRobot launched a professional certification for Citizen Data Scientists, the Citizen Data Scientists Professional Certification. This new addition to the DataRobot University (DRU) curriculum puts the power of DataRobot’s AI Cloud in the hands of citizen data scientists so they can make trusted predictions and solve their business’s most challenging problems.

Pure Storage announced new solutions that bring infrastructure and applications closer together by enabling cloud-like automation and delivery of storage. One new offering is Pure Fusion, a self-service, autonomous storage-as-code platform that lets users consume traditional storage like a cloud service. The other offering is Portworx Data Services, a Database-as-a-Service platform for Kubernetes that lets DevOps engineers deploy a managed, production-grade data service with the click of a button.

Vecow and Blaize announced the launch of the Vecow ECX-2400 workstation-grade AI Computing System. Vecow ECX-2400 AI Computing System harnesses the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) based Xplorer AI accelerator and the Vecow ECX-2400 AI trusted solution for smart AOI, public security, robotic control, traffic vision, and any Industry 4.0/AIoT applications.

Gitpod announced the creation of the OpenVSCode Server open source project. OpenVSCode Server lets developers run upstream and stable VS Code in a browser. By doing so, Gitpod is making a browser-based VS Code developer experience accessible for everyone allowing developers and teams to run VS Code on cloud-powered servers and access it from any device.

Alteryx and UiPath announced the expansion of their strategic partnership and new integrations with a connector as part of Alteryx’s recent product release. Together, Alteryx APA + UiPath Robotic Process Automation (RPA) eases the process of digital transformation by unlocking the value from enterprise data. Thanks to RPA, organizations with repetitive processes involving data residing in homegrown, older, or non-API systems can achieve faster time to insights and reduce the risk of error.

Rockset unveiled a new release that delivers best-in-class enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities to its cloud-native, real-time analytics database. With this launch, Rockset has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification. Rockset also introduced Audit Logs and a wide range of new security features allowing customers to securely build real-time, data-intensive applications.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

Red Hat announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2 for hybrid cloud automation. The latest version of the platform adds self-contained automation capabilities while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle.

Gurobi Optimization announced it has been selected by Aftermarket Analytics as its exclusive mathematical optimization solver. This partnership will embed the Gurobi Optimizer as a key component of the Aftermarket Analytics’ Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) platform.

dotData announced that Mitsui Chemicals will be working with NEC Corporation to trial an AI-based system for forecasting changes in the prices of specific Mitsui Chemicals products that are sensitive to market conditions.

Adaptive Computing Enterprises announced the new version release of the On-Demand Data Center Intelligent Cloud Management Platform. The new version makes HPC in the Cloud accessible to small and medium-sized businesses to run compute-intensive applications for AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analytics, and more.

MathWorks introduced Release 2021b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. The new release offers hundreds of new and updated features and functions in MATLAB and Simulink. New capabilities in MATLAB include code refactoring and block editing, as well as the ability to run Python commands and scripts from MATLAB.  

AMD announced Google Cloud is expanding its use of AMD EPYC processors with the preview of N2D Virtual Machines (VMs) powered by AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors. The N2D VMs, according to Google Cloud, deliver, on average, over 30% better price-performance across a variety of workloads compared to the previous generation of AMD EPYC processor-based N2D instances.

Google Cloud announced the upcoming public preview of its Computing Engine N2 machine family that is powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named “Ice Lake”). Google Cloud’s N2 virtual machines (VMs) offer 30 percent better price-performance1 for a wide variety of workloads compared with the previous generation.

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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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