Real-time Analytics News Roundup for Week Ending January 25


In the news this week: a data analytics solution is certified to meet security and compliance requirements, a smart sensor company joins an open system architecture consortium, an IT solutions provider commits to digital twins, 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:

Databricks, a provider of unified data analytics solutions, announced that Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF®). This certification validates security and compliance requirements with Azure Databricks for data analytics and AI across a wide variety of use cases industries, including healthcare and fintech services. HITRUST offers three degrees of assurance, and Azure Databricks has met all the requirements for CSF certification for the highest degree of assurance.

SMART Embedded Computing, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., and a manufacturer of embedded computing solutions, announced that it had joined The Open Group’s Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortium. The consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for members to work together to create open standards to facilitate the development of agile, interoperable, and affordable sensors. In joining the consortium, the company will contribute its expertise to the development of modular, open system reference architectures applicable to military and commercial sensor systems.

DXC Technology cited digital twins as a business imperative for the next evolution of digital enterprises. The company noted that while pioneering manufacturers first used digital twins decades ago, recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) are spurring their use by mainstream enterprises today. The company noted that there are growing vertical use cases for healthcare, smart cities, and aerospace and defense.

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced its intent to acquire the business of privately held Waterline Data, Inc. Waterline Data provides intelligent data cataloging solutions that help businesses more easily gain actionable insights from large datasets and comply with data regulations such as GDPR. Integrating Waterline Data technology with Hitachi Vantara’s Lumada Data Services portfolio will provide a common metadata framework to break down data silos distributed across the cloud, the data center, and the machines and devices at the edges of networks.

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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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