Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending September 3

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In this week’s real-time analytics news: Teradata announced a complete cloud analytics and data platform, now with next-generation, cloud-native deployment and expanded analytics capabilities.

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Teradata announced ClearScape Analytics and VantageCloud Lake, its first product built on an all-new, next-generation cloud-native architecture. ClearScape Analytics encompasses the same high-performing analytics that Teradata is known for but with 50+ new analytic functions. It is available as part of Teradata VantageCloud. The other offering, VantageCloud Lake, brings the power of Teradata Vantage, now called VantageCloud Enterprise, to a new offering that is born in the cloud – and designed to be automatically elastic and leverage low-cost object store at its core, but still powerful, easy to use and scale (or stop). 

NTT announced the launch of Edge-as-a-Service, a managed edge compute platform that gives enterprises the ability to deploy quickly, manage, and monitor applications closer to the edge. Additionally, NTT and VMware, in collaboration with Intel, are partnering in several ways on edge solutions and services. NTT uses VMware’s Edge Compute Stack to power the new Edge-as-a-Service offering. And VMware is adopting NTT’s Private 5G technologies as part of its edge solution. The companies will jointly market the offering through coordinated co-innovation, sales, and business development.

Simplifying Cloud Database Access and Why It Is Important

VMware unveiled a multi-cloud management portfolio called VMware Aria. Powering VMware Aria is VMware Aria Graph, a graph-based data store technology that captures the complexity of customers’ multi-cloud environments. VMware Aria features new and expanded capabilities for cloud-native and multi-cloud management across three categories – VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth, VMware Aria Operations, and VMware Aria Automation. VMware Aria complements and extends management of the development, delivery, DevSecOps, and lifecycle of cloud-native apps in the VMware Tanzu platform. VMware Aria is anchored by VMware Aria Hub, which provides centralized views and controls to manage the entire multi-cloud environment, and leverages VMware Aria Graph to provide a common definition of applications, resources, roles, and accounts.

Intel has announced the availability of its 12th Gen Intel Core SoC processors for IoT Edge. Representing a new lineup of purpose-built edge products optimized for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, this socketed system-on-chip (SoC) delivers high-performance integrated graphics and media processing for visual compute workloads, a compact footprint to enable smaller innovative form factor designs, and a wide operating thermal design power (TDP) that enables fanless designs and helps customers achieve product sustainability goals.

Microsoft announced the general availability of the latest Azure Virtual Machines featuring the Ampere Altra Arm-based processor. The new virtual machines will be generally available on September 1, and customers can now launch them in 10 Azure regions and multiple availability zones around the world. In addition, the Arm-based virtual machines can be included in Kubernetes clusters managed using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This ability has been in preview and will be generally available over the coming weeks in all the regions that offer the new virtual machines.

Canonical announced the general availability of optimized Ubuntu images on Ampere Altra Arm-based Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. These images provide the familiar Ubuntu experience, with an Azure-optimized kernel and configurations. Arm-based architectures are ideal for computing workloads, including microservices, application servers, Machine Learning (ML), open-source databases, and in-memory caches. As a result, users can now run Ubuntu and Arm-based applications on Azure’s cloud infrastructure. 

Run:ai announced that their Atlas Platform supports hybrid cloud and multi-cloud AI Infrastructure. Run:ai’s centralized monitoring and control panel provides a unified and consistent user experience to manage resources running on different locations, including on-prem and in the cloud. With Run:ai, organizations can easily take advantage of adopting a multi-cloud strategy avoiding unplanned downtime, boosting compute availability, and controlling costs.

Cerebras Systems announced new capabilities for training NLP models. Customers can now rapidly train Transformer-style natural language AI models with 20x longer sequences than is possible using traditional computer hardware. This new capability is expected to lead to breakthroughs in natural language processing (NLP). By providing vastly more context to the understanding of a given word, phrase, or strand of DNA, the long sequence length capability enables NLP models a much finer-grained understanding and better predictive accuracy.

Alation announced the launch of Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake. The new offering has been launched in partnership with Snowflake and is designed for cataloging data on Snowflake’s platform. The new service package sits atop Alation’s cloud-native, multi-tenant architecture and includes deep Snowflake integrations that deliver active data governance. Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake empowers Alation and Snowflake’s joint customers to identify their most valued data, make trusted data visible and actionable to all data consumers, and ensure the data is used properly.

Real-time analytics news in brief

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, that Canonical Kubernetes 1.25 is now generally available. All upstream Kubernetes 1.25 features are available in Canonical Kubernetes for both its distributions, MicroK8s and Charmed Kubernetes. Additionally, the following features are new in Canonical Kubernetes 1.25. A full list of features for each distribution can be found here for Charmed Kubernetes and here for MicroK8s.

CyberRes, a Micro Focus line of business, announced a new version of Voltage File Analysis Suite (FAS), a cloud platform that combines the latest in data discovery and data protection. Among the new features in Voltage FAS is SmartScan, a tool for intelligent sampling and dynamic tagging for petabyte-scale data discovery, enabling data analysts to find the areas of higher data risk faster. Also with this release, Voltage FAS is now available as a managed security services provider (MSSP) offering.

Postman announced the launch of its Ecosystem Partner Program, which will allow companies and independent software vendors (ISVs) to build joint solutions with the Postman API Platform. Through this program, partners can improve the developer experience and gain visibility across Postman’s user base of over 20 million API professionals. The program is open to any company that provides developer or API tools that can help improve the Postman user experience with integration. Postman offers two partnership tiers—Integration and Strategic. 

RKVST announced a Free and subscription-based Team tier of its enterprise SaaS supply chain integrity, transparency, and trust solution. The RKVST platform removes the hassles, mistakes, and risks associated with manual processes and paperwork when sharing data, enabling partners in a supply chain to collaborate and work with a single source of truth. RKVST does this by capturing the identity of sources and origin of data, enforcing sharing and visibility rules with strong cryptography, and underpinning that with distributed ledger technology to prevent forgery, back-dating, or shredding of evidence.

Apica Systems announced enhanced capabilities to help customers reduce friction as they move to a Web 3.0 world. The Apica platform, now named Apica Ascent, offers new capabilities, including scripted checks, Lambda checks, and Grafana integration. The latter uses a Grafana Plugin that enables integration of Apica’s platform with customers’ on-site deployment of Grafana to provide customizable views of their application monitoring to identify availability and performance issues before they impact users.

Simplifying Cloud Database Access and Why It Is Important

Aerospike announced the general availability of Aerospike Database 6.1. The new release provides additional secondary index features and enhanced Cross-Datacenter Replication (XDR) throughput for rehydration and recovery use cases. This release builds on 6.0 and 5.X releases, where secondary indexes were re-architected, and the XDR subsystem improved to enable fine-grained control and active-active datacenter configurations. As such, Aerospike Database 6.1 supports more complex queries for real-time analytics.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

TidalScale announced the availability of its software-defined server technology in AWS Marketplace. The TidalScale software solution “glues” AWS EC2 bare metal instances together so that they function as a single larger system. The software aggregates cores, memory, and I/O of multiple physical servers, virtualizing these resources and then presenting them as a unified software-defined server to the operating system. Now, AWS customers can use the technology to provide self-healing, self-optimizing, and lower-costs infrastructure for mission-critical workloads.

VMware and IBM announced an expanded partnership to help global clients and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments. The expanded relationship includes IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, the companies’ intent to deliver new jointly engineered IBM and VMware Cloud solutions. Together, IBM and VMware are planning to help clients in regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, and public sector address the cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing mission-critical workloads in the cloud.

MinIO announced the launch of a joint business relationship with PwC Canada to build, co-sell, and co-market cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions to Canadian enterprises across industries. Together, the companies will focus on the democratization of data through AI/ML applications. MinIO and PwC aim to deliver a unified semantic layer through which all applications, all users in the enterprise, all processes in the enterprise, can seamlessly, frictionlessly, and transparently interoperate with all of the decentralized, distributed, federated, heterogeneous data.

StarRocks, creator of the StarRocks project, announced the incorporation of CelerData. CelerData will focus on leading the development of the StarRocks software, growing the developer community, and providing commercial products based on StarRocks technology. CelerData will offer CelerData Enterprise, an on-premises deployment of StarRocks with added utilities and enterprise security features, and its managed cloud service of StarRocks, CelerData Cloud, currently in beta, will be generally available in Q4 2022.

VisualCortex announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications. As part of NVIDIA Metropolis and the NVIDIA Inception program, which nurtures cutting-edge startups, VisualCortex aims to make video data actionable throughout the enterprise for all video-rich industries and business functions.

Quali announced a global partnership with Interas Labs that combines Interas Labs’ expertise in building automation blueprints and embedded framework best practices with Quali’s orchestration platform. To that end, Interas Labs will leverage Quali’s Torque infrastructure automation and management platform as an orchestration and control plane solution to provide its clients with streamlined infrastructure provisioning and maximized resource utilization while strengthening governance and optimizing cloud costs.

Ahana announced it is strengthening its commitment to the further development of the Velox Open Source Project, created by Meta, with the dedication of more engineers and significant contributors. Velox is a state-of-the-art C++ database acceleration library. It provides high-performance, reusable, and extensible data processing components, which can be used to accelerate, extend, and enhance data computation engines. Ahana joined Intel and ByteDance as the project’s primary contributors when it was open-sourced in 2021.

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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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