In this week’s real-time analytics news: Oracle added to its offerings related to analytics, AI, and data management.
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Oracle made a number of announcements having to do with analytics, AI, and data management. To start, the company announced MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse, which enables customers to process and query hundreds of terabytes of data in object store in a variety of file formats, such as CSV and Parquet, as well as Aurora and Redshift backups. MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse is the newest addition to the MySQL HeatWave portfolio, which is a cloud service that combines transaction processing, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation within a single MySQL database.
Other Oracle announcements made during the week include:
- A multi-year partnership with NVIDIA to help customers solve business challenges with accelerated computing and AI. The collaboration aims to bring the full NVIDIA accelerated computing stack to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). OCI is adding tens of thousands more NVIDIA GPUs, including the A100 and upcoming H100, to its capacity. Combined with OCI’s AI cloud infrastructure of bare metal, cluster networking, and storage, this provides enterprises with a broad, easily accessible portfolio of options for AI training and deep learning inference at scale.
- The addition of 15 baseline artificial intelligence (AI) models to Oracle Unity, a Customer Data Platform (CDP). Part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle Unity blends built-in artificial intelligence with customizable industry-specific data models to deliver highly personalized industry-specific experiences. The latest AI models added to Oracle Unity support organizations in automotive, consumer packaged goods, communications, financial services, healthcare, high-tech, and utilities industries.
- A series of new product innovations across its portfolio of data and analytics solutions, including new capabilities in Oracle Fusion Analytics across CX, ERP, HCM, and SCM analytics. With the new capabilities and features, decision-makers now have a prebuilt library of more than 2,000 best-practice KPIs, dashboards, and reports to monitor performance against strategic goals.
The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced an expanded collaboration with the Linux Foundation (LF), leveraging hardware-software co-design strategy by establishing a framework for the creation of joint-effort shared communities and coordinated deliverables. Among the work through the collaboration, the OCP and LF have established a new effort supported by Microsoft and Google called Caliptra, standardizing the implementation of silicon-embedded hardware root of trust security.
Veritas Technologies advanced its Autonomous Data Management strategy with the launch of Veritas Alta, a cloud data management platform that helps enterprises transition mission-critical workloads to the cloud. Veritas Alta harnesses the benefits of the cloud to reduce costs, strengthen ransomware resiliency, and ensure data is protected, available, and compliant. Veritas also introduced Veritas Alta View, a cloud-based management console that provides a unified view and control of the entire data estate – across edge, data center, and cloud – from a single pane of glass.
Keebo announced its fully automated Warehouse Optimization, a hosted capability that will allow businesses to significantly reduce the cost of their cloud warehousing. Using the solution, data engineering and data analytics teams can divert their resources from manual optimizations to gleaning insight from their data and driving growth for their business. Warehouse Optimization will also free up significant engineering resources that would otherwise be spent on data ops and cloud infrastructure.
Dremio announced the general availability (GA) of its support for DML operations (insert, update & delete) on Apache Iceberg tables and for time travel for in-place querying of historical data. These features enable key data lakehouse use cases that were previously only available in database and data warehousing technologies. Iceberg’s major 1.0 release, combined with Dremio’s new GA capabilities, enables customers to build enterprise-grade data lakehouses with full data warehousing capabilities.
Grid Dynamics announced its new Industrial IoT (IIoT) Analytics Starter Kit for Google Vertex AI. The new IIoT Starter Kit was developed in consultation with Google Cloud and enables customers to streamline the development of smart manufacturing applications leveraging Vertex AI. The kit enables manufacturers to accelerate meaningful deployment of Vertex AI at enterprise scale to speed the time to market new products and services.
Real-time analytics news in brief
Alteryx announced new enhancements to enable cloud analytics and enterprise readiness. Specifically, Alteryx introduced new developments on the Alteryx Analytics Cloud platform. For example, Alteryx Machine Learning is now powered by the Alteryx Analytics Cloud platform. It also announced that Designer Cloud powered by Trifacta dramatically improves the performance of Snowflake data processing. Additionally, in the 22.3 product release, Alteryx enhances security and speed to enterprise-wide analytics insights.
Anaconda announced a new suite of products on the Anaconda Nucleus platform, including Anaconda Notebooks and Anaconda Learning. Anaconda Notebooks allows users to start coding immediately—anytime and anywhere from an internet connection. Anaconda Learning is an on-demand training portal where users can access self-paced courses on complex data science concepts. The solutions are available through a single subscription.
Ataccama announced the early access release of the next major version of its Ataccama ONE platform. At the heart of the new release is an upgraded Ataccama ONE Data Catalog, now enhanced with greater capabilities for collaboration, compliance, and data activation, as well as a new Data Observability module built for enterprise use. With the version 14 release, Ataccama provides end-to-end data quality and observability with native processing on Snowflake.
Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, released Ubuntu 22.10. Codenamed “Kinetic Kudu,” the Ubuntu 22.10 interim release is aimed at improving the experience of enterprise developers and IT administrators and includes the latest toolchains and applications with a particular focus on the IoT ecosystem. In particular, Ubuntu 22.10 delivers toolchain updates to Ruby, Go, GCC and Rust. Additionally, OpenSSH in Ubuntu 22.10 is configured by default to use systemd socket activation, meaning that sshd will not be started until an incoming connection request is received. This reduces the memory footprint of the Ubuntu Server on smaller devices, VMs, or LXD containers.
Cirrus Data Solutions (“CDS”) announced that the company’s block data mobility solution, Cirrus Migrate Cloud, is now integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and publicly available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. With this new, Migration-as-a-Service offering, Oracle Cloud customers can move their mission-critical databases and applications from on-premises and from other clouds to OCI with minimum downtime and egress traffic.
Digital.ai unveiled the Banff release of its AI-Powered DevOps Platform, featuring expanded intelligence, automation, and collaboration. At the heart of the AI-Powered DevOps Platform is its Intelligence capabilities which aggregate customer data spanning the entire software development and delivery lifecycle, automatically creating a DevOps data lake. This data lake creates a single source of truth for an organization’s software investments across the full lifecycle from planning and into production.
groundcover launched Murre, an OSS tool that helps developers monitor Kubernetes CPU/memory metrics without the need to install anything on the cluster. Murre helps developers get quick access to these metrics without the need to install any 3rd party components on the cluster. It operates using the same principles of the K8s metrics-server only directly from the CLI without storing the metrics persistently. Additionally, Murre aggregates the metrics by namespace, pod, and container name and compares them to their pre-set resource limits to detect potential bottlenecks.
Pegasystems Inc. announced the latest edition of its Pega Infinity software suite to help transform how organizations deploy apps, create smarter workflows, and deliver better experiences for employees and customers. Pega Infinity 8.8 includes features like a Developer Assistant Panel, Prediction Widgets, Robot Studio, Customer Data Connectors, and workflow automation. The new features empower brands with enterprise-wide AI that works behind the scenes to increase efficiency, speed innovation, and improve customer interactions for optimal results.
Plotly announced the release of Dash Enterprise 5.0, a low-code platform for building, scaling, and deploying Python data apps. The platform is built on Kubernetes architecture and is compatible across Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure cloud service providers. Version 5.0 provides a sophisticated, fully scalable architecture and features that greatly improve the user experience of both IT administrators and app authors.
Traefik Labs announced that its Traefik Hub will be generally available starting October 26. The hub is a new cloud service that enables networking best practices and helps eliminate the complexity of managing Kubernetes and Docker networking at scale. Specifically, Traefik Hub is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that integrates with Traefik and Nginx and instantly provides a gateway to services running on any Kubernetes or Docker environment.
TigerGraph announced its commitment to support openCypher, a popular query language for building graph database applications. Developers can now access a limited preview translation tool to learn how openCypher support will appear in TigerGraph’s flagship graph query language, GSQL. Support for openCypher will give developers more choice to build or migrate graph applications to TigerGraph’s scalable, secure, and fully managed graph database platform.
UserTesting announced enhancements to its Human Insight Platform that help companies observe and understand how their customers feel and why. One new feature is for team observation, taking the concept of a one-way mirror, traditionally used in an in-person observation room, and adapting it to how user experience and market research is conducted remotely in a virtual environment today. This provides companies with more methods for observing how people use products and services from any location and streamlines the collection and analysis of customer insights at scale.
Weights & Biases announced significant enhancements to its developer-first Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) platform. The latest additions will accelerate ML activities for enterprises and ML practitioners, providing a seamless, end-to-end MLOps experience from model prototyping to production. Some of the new features include W&B Models, which is a scalable way to govern ML model lifecycles in a central repository; W&B Launch, used for ML workload orchestration; Time Series Forecasting that allows users to optimize the accuracy of complex time series models; and more.
Workflow Labs announced the launch of the first phase of its HelpDesk software, an eCommerce workflow management tool that allows businesses operating on the Amazon eCommerce platform to reduce time spent on repetitive tasks. Through utilization of workflows, software automation, and data analysis, HelpDesk helps cut down the time between responses and get to successful resolutions faster and more reliably.
Partnerships, collaborations, and more
Alation announced a new partnership with dbt Labs to bring information about dbt models, tests, and metrics into Alation Data Catalog. That enables the breaking down of silos and provides greater visibility into data transformation, which increases data trust and data accuracy and improves the speed of data-driven decision-making.
Anomalo announced a partnership with dbt Labs to provide data quality for dbt metrics, a part of the new dbt Semantic Layer. Anomalo is now a Metrics Ready Launch Partner of dbt Labs. As a Metrics Ready Launch Partner, Anomalo will now automatically start monitoring metrics that are defined in the dbt Semantic Layer. When a joint customer monitors a dbt model in Anomalo, Anomalo’s Key Metric checks and default built-in data quality checks will monitor for any drift in the data that feeds dbt metrics.
Boomi announced the launch of Boomi Disbursement for AWS Marketplace. The Boomi Disbursement solution helps reduce time to payment by making it even easier for AWS Marketplace sellers to understand AWS disbursement reports and associate the information to opportunities and invoices within their own systems.
Dataiku, the platform forEveryday AI, announced a partnership with global consulting firm Slalom. Through the agreement, enterprise organizations will receive a platform from Dataiku to manage and govern projects and a business partner in Slalom to guide AI and MLOps adoption and strategy.
Ensono, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner and managed service provider, earned the qualified software solution status from AWS by completing the Foundational Technical Review (FTR) program on its ExperThink mainframe application and data modernization and migration software solution. Completing the program aligns Ensono’s modernization software with AWS best practices and represents Ensono’s ability to support clients’ full modernization journey.
Fivetran announced its status as a Metrics Ready Partner with dbt Labs. As a Metrics Ready Partner, Fivetran’s dbt packages enable building dbt models and metrics for use in dbt projects, helping customers derive value from their data quicker and easier.
Hevo Data announced its official partnership with Databricks to simplify and accelerate data integration into the lakehouse for mutual customers. This new partnership allows users to access Hevo Data directly in Databricks and redefines data integration at scale.
MANTA announced it has partnered with MEGA International to deliver data lineage and governance solutions to its customers and partner organizations. Through this partnership, MEGA and MANTA’s combined solutions deliver a comprehensive view of data environments to inform critical business insights for their customers. Now integrated with the MEGA HOPEX Platform, MANTA’s data lineage enriches MEGA’s data governance capabilities, ensuring that users have access to the full scope of their pipelines to make informed, data-driven business decisions.
Otonomo Technologies announced the integration of its Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform with SAP Digital Vehicle Hub. The integration will help enable businesses to derive new insights for fleet management and maintenance based on connected vehicle data, drive future mobility business models, and generate new value and revenue streams. By integrating embedded vehicle data within the SAP ecosystem, it will combine vehicle data with ERP systems, offering new insights to create additional value and revenue streams.
Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid) and Carahsoft Technology announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Pyramid Analytics’ Master Government Aggregator, making the company’s Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform available to federal, state, and local government agencies through Carahsoft’s reseller partners, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), and OMNIA Partners contracts.
Rafay Systems announced the launch of the Rafay Technical Alliance Program, which includes GitLab, F5 NGINX, MinIO, New Relic, Sysdig, and others. The companies deliver ready-to-use technical integrations across numerous software categories that are critical for modern applications and Kubernetes environments. Rafay also introduced its new Kubernetes Addon Catalog, making it easy for enterprise platform teams to add and configure software add-ons in just a few clicks.
Red Hat announced the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform’s availability in AWS Marketplace. Building on Red Hat’s goal to extend a common IT automation solution wherever organizations operate, this new offering enables customers to quickly automate and scale operations from their data center on AWS and out to the network’s edge.
In related news, Red Hat also announced the availability of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure at Azure Marketplace. With availability in the Azure Marketplace, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure further simplifies how customers can automate across hybrid cloud footprints, their data centers, the Azure public cloud, and the edge.
Snowplow announced that customers will be able to find and purchase the Snowplow Behavioral Data Platform (BDP) in AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog of software, data, and services that run on AWS. Snowplow BDP is a first-party, privacy-compliant data creation platform that sits within an organization’s cloud infrastructure.
TripleBlind announced a technology and go-to-market partnership with SEQSTER PDM Inc. (“SEQSTER”) to develop a privacy-preserving end-to-end data solution. This new partnership will enable healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies to gain important insights from data and improve patient outcomes.
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