In the news this week: an AI toolkit that helps businesses prepare board members for AI, enhancements to an intelligence SQL platform, new SaaS offerings to support the digital workplace, 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 is a short list of some news from this week:
The World Economic Forum introduced the Empowering AI Toolkit, a toolkit designed to help companies make informed decisions about AI solutions that protect the customer and shareholders. Built with the structure of the board meeting in mind, the toolkit aligns 12 learning modules with traditional board committees and working groups. It provides a common ground for companies worldwide to help prepare board members, so they have a clearer understanding of the current AI landscape. The toolkit was developed through a year-long effort that involved more than 100 companies and technology experts.
Splice Machine announced the next major release of its intelligent SQL platform, Splice Machine 3.0, which will be available in early Q1 2020. Features in Splice Machine 3.0 represent major improvements in numerous functional areas, including workload management, SQL coverage, backup and high availability (HA), security, data science productivity, and Kubernetes support. The solution offers exhaustive SQL support, native machine learning and AI capabilities, and unified deployment on-premises and on the cloud.
Blue Prism announced the availability of three new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that augment its Digital Workforce powered by the company’s connected-RPA Platform. These new SaaS solutions leverage IP acquired with Thoughtonomy (now branded Blue Prism Cloud) and allow companies to access advanced intelligent automation capabilities. They include Blue Prism Cloud Hub, a digital workforce management control center; Blue Prism Cloud Interact, a web interface for digital worker and human collaboration; and Blue Prism Cloud IADA, an AI-enabled digital workforce supervisor that automatically orchestrates the activities of digital workers to maximize productivity and increase return on investment.
AtScale launched its Adaptive Analytics 2020.1 platform release. The solution alleviates the performance and scale challenges of traditional data federation, manual data engineering, and reliance on query caches. The AtScale Adaptive Analytics 2020.1 platform release includes a Multi-Source Intelligent Data Model, Self-Optimizing Query Acceleration Structures, and a Virtual Cube Catalog, which simplifies management of data assets and granular policy control that integrates natively with existing enterprise data catalog offerings.
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