Real-time Analytics News Roundup for Week Ending April 18


In the news this week: a continuous stream of COVID-19-related data management, dashboarding, and real-time analytics offerings, plus the NBA selects an AI partner.

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 is a short list of some news from this week:

Microsoft and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and announced a new multiyear alliance, which will transform the way fans experience the NBA. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will become the Official Artificial Intelligence Partner and an Official Cloud and Laptop Partner for the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA G League, and USA Basketball beginning with the 2020-21 NBA season. Microsoft and NBA Digital — co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports — will create a new, innovative, direct-to-consumer platform on Microsoft Azure that will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to deliver next-generation, personalized game broadcasts, and other content offerings. 

Automation Anywhere announced new AI-powered bots to help lending institutions automate thousands of loan applications for small businesses under the $2.2 trillion U.S. coronavirus stimulus package. The new Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Bots streamline loan processing by automatically extracting application data and entering the information into the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan origination portal – quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

Pegasystems Inc. announced the launch of its Crisis Response Solutions Portfolio to help organizations solve challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. The portfolio contains 18 rapidly deployable solutions that help businesses overcome a range of unpredictable issues they are facing during the pandemic – such as surges in customer inquiries, policy exceptions requests, new emergency regulations, and changing claims requirements. The crisis response solutions portfolio includes solutions for financial services, insurance, healthcare, government, communications and media, and manufacturing.

CSG has teamed with Artificial Solutions, a leader in advanced intent-based AI, to deliver Conversational AI. This new solution gives companies the ability to communicate internally and externally through applications and web sites that provide human-like natural language via voice, text, or gesture inputs. The new solution offers several benefits, including reduced costs, proactive customer engagement, and increased resolution rates.

Tamr Inc.announced its “Data Can Help” solutions to assist global organizations quickly uncover insights needed to optimize spend, minimize supply chain risks, and identify alternative parts, supplies, and supply channels to better deal with the unique challenges they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tamr’s data mastering solutions combine machine learning and human feedback. The “Data Can Help” solutions layer real-time data on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide on top of existing supply chain and spend data from organizations to allow executives to make immediate decisions to prevent disruption for their organization. As part of this effort, Tamr will deliver up to five analytics-ready datasets for data visualization tools.

Blue Prism announced that new AI, machine learning, data extraction, and workflow optimization capabilities have been added to Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce. These additions represent the latest in a regular stream of Blue Prism affiliate Technology Alliance Program (TAP) partners that have added their intelligent automation capabilities to the company’s  Digital Exchange (DX). Specifically, Artificial SolutionsCLEVVA, and TAIGER have joined the Blue Prism DX making their software accessible to all. The latest capabilities on the DX enable organizations to take advantage of conversational AI applications and front-office automation, as well as letting businesses gain insights from unstructured data such as emails, chat transcripts, outbound marketing materials, internal memos, and legal documents.

Snowflake and Mobilize.Net announced a strategic partnership to help businesses leverage the cloud by reducing the costs and time typically associated with moving large amounts of data from legacy systems to the cloud. Mobilize.Net’s software modernization technology lets Snowflake customers to more efficiently and effectively migrate new workloads to the platform, accelerating their time-to-value for utilizing the benefits of the cloud data platform. The Mobilize software currently supports Teradata to Snowflake migrations, offering businesses the ability to migrate large data warehouses by transforming SQL (DDL, DML), stored procedures, and Teradata utility scripts (BTEQ, FLOAD, MLOAD, TPT, TPUMP) quickly into Snowflake. Future releases will focus on other legacy data platforms, including Oracle.

Insilico Medicine and Boehringer Ingelheim announced a research collaboration to use Insilico’s generative machine learning technology and proprietary Pandomics Discovery Platform to identify potential therapeutic targets for a variety of diseases. Specifically, in this collaboration, Insilico will provide AI capabilities to the Research Beyond Borders group at Boehringer Ingelheim to discover novel targets for a variety of diseases to benefit the patients worldwide.

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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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