Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending September 25


In this week’s real-time analytics news: Deloitte, The Linux Foundation, and Cisco launched (separate) innovative training and education efforts.

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:

Deloitte announced the launch of the Deloitte AI Academy, which is designed to help bridge the technology talent gap by developing and re-skilling today’s workforce with immersive training in the AI capabilities required for the digital economy. The Deloitte AI Academy will provide a comprehensive learning experience, equipping practitioners with the skills needed to deliver AI projects through programs that include a hands-on, immersive boot camp. Academy participants will learn technical data and AI skills, fundamentals of Trustworthy AI, knowledge of how AI is being applied across different industries, and professional skills.

The Linux Foundation announced there have been two million enrollments to date across all of its online courses offered on the edX platform. These open-source training courses have continually increasing rates of enrollment growth as the curriculum continues to expand, with offerings covering technologies like cloud infrastructure, blockchain, networking, and DevOps. In total, Linux Foundation Training & Certification offers more than two dozen courses on edX, all of which can be audited at no cost, increasing accessibility for all learners. 

Cisco announced its premier sponsorship of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the first autonomous racecar competition at the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), with teams from 21 universities competing for $1.5M in prizes. The IAC has brought together institutions of higher education and technology partners to empower the next generation of engineers and raise awareness of the impact that automation can have to improve vehicle safety and performance. Cisco is providing the wireless connectivity enabling the racecars to safely participate in the competition on October 23, 2021.

Energi.AI, the AI-driven net-zero platform, launched at New York Climate Week and the UN General Assembly. ​​Energi.AI has worked with the leading AI experts globally and has analyzed 50 million data points from 500,000 energy invoices at more than 62,000 companies. It will be generating intelligent software solutions for businesses committed to going carbon negative.

Yugabyte announced the general availability of Yugabyte Cloud, Yugabyte’s public database-as-a-service offering. Yugabyte Cloud, a fully managed offering of YugabyteDB, combines the power of distributed SQL with the ease of use of a cloud database service. Developers can create and connect to a highly scalable, resilient Postgres compatible database in minutes with zero operational overhead.

C3 AI announced the launch of C3 AI Data Vision, an AI-powered knowledge graph and insight capability that enables near real-time investigation and collaborative data analysis using interactive, intuitive graph network visualizations.

EDJX and Cubic Corporation announced a strategic partnership to launch an Internet of Military Things Edge Platform. The Internet of Military Things Edge Platform is a converged infrastructure solution consisting of EDJX EdjOS with Cubic Corporation’s edge compute and networking hardware. 

SolidRun announced the addition of SolidSense N8 Compact IoT to its line of enterprise-grade IoT edge gateways. Building on its partnership with Wirepas, the gateways feature Wirepas Linux Gateway software that enables communications from Wirepas Massive-enabled devices backhauled over cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet connections.

Hitachi Vantara introduced Hitachi Cloud FinOps Services. This new offering provides a portfolio of services that address cloud cost issues by providing visibility and management across cloud environments. It enables organizations to gain control over cloud spending with real-time visibility, the right architectural choice, and predictable usage. It helps organizations get more value from the cloud by balancing cost, speed, and quality.

Equinix announced it has deployed a fully functional 5G and Edge Technology Development Center, which includes a fully operational, non-standalone 5G network from Nokia to test and validate various 5G services and use cases. The 5G and Edge Technology Development Center brings together select ecosystem participants to develop end-to-end edge solutions by providing a production-ready interconnection sandbox environment from the radio network to the cloud.

Knoa Software announced the availability of two ROI tools to help organizations quantify the business impact of user experience initiatives. The new Knoa ROI Calculator and the financial impact analytics included in the Knoa Analytics application enable organizations to quantify the ROI of their own user experience initiatives in the context of their digital transformation projects.

Workiva introduced Data Prep, a new, intuitive data preparation capability within its cloud platform that streamlines compliance reporting and empowers collaboration among financial and operational teams across organizations. Data Prep enables business users as well as financial professionals to cleanse, transform, and map incoming data from enterprise systems of record via a simple, no-code interface.

Real-time analytics news in brief:

Moogsoft announced a partnership with Digital Architects Zurich to limit friction in developer workflows. Through the partnership, the Moogsoft platform will eliminate the need to change monitoring and notification or engagement tools, and these tools will be deployed for DevOps teams by DevOps teams, along with SREs.

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, announced the lifecycle extension of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ and 16.04 LTS ‘Xenial Xerus’ to a total of ten years. The prolonged Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) phase of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS enables a secure and low-maintenance infrastructure with security updates and kernel livepatches provided by Canonical.

Instaclustr announced the general availability of Apache Cassandra 4.0 on its Managed Platform. Instaclustr offers Cassandra as its flagship NoSQL database solution, alongside complementary solutions that include Apache Kafka, the Open Distro for Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and Redis. Instaclustr Managed Cassandra 4.0 is available for organizations using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Fortanix announced a new partnership with Snowflake that makes its Data Security Manager SaaS (DSM SaaS) available to Snowflake customers, giving them the ability to tokenize data inside and outside Snowflake. As a Snowflake partner, Fortanix offers Snowflake customers a tokenization service that requires no hardware installation or perpetual license and can be up and running in minutes.

Nutanix announced new features in the Nutanix Cloud Platform, including the launch of AOS version 6 software. Through these new features, enterprises can build in virtual networking, enhanced disaster recovery, and simplified zero-trust security. All functionality is managed through a single interface.

Neuton.AI has joined the Arm AI Partner Program to bring intelligence to the edge. The partnership with Arm facilitates the democratization of TinyML, enabling users without any data science expertise to build extremely compact predictive models that can be easily embedded into small computing devices.

Pythian Services Inc. (“Pythian”) announced that the company’s cloud cost management and optimization services, known as FinOps, are now available for Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure cloud and multi-cloud deployments.

Zadara announced a partnership with Zenlayer where Zadara’s enterprise-class, consumption-based, fully-managed zStorage is now available in Zenlayer’s North American locations and will soon expand into emerging markets such as India, China, and South America.

Wind River announced it has completed the acquisition of UI/UX design company Particle Design (“Particle”). The acquisition brings cutting-edge UI/UX capabilities to the new Wind River Studio offering. Particle is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wind River.

Senet and Helium announced a network roaming integration, broadening access to public LoRaWAN network connectivity for customers deploying IoT applications throughout the United States. The Helium Network joins a growing number of network operators, Radio Access Network (RAN) Partners, and network infrastructure providers partnering with Senet to ensure that LoRaWAN connectivity can be accessed when and where it is needed and at the optimal cost.

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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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