Real-time Analytics News Roundup for Week Ending January 9


The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation launch a new Kubernetes security training course, Intel intros the facial authentication solution Intel RealSense ID, 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:

Linux Foundation Training & Certification and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced the availability of their newest training course, LFS260 – Kubernetes Security Essentials. The course provides skills and knowledge on a broad range of best practices for securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment, and runtime. It is also a great way to prepare to take the recently launched Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) certification exam.

Retina announced the general availability of Retina Insight, a customer lifetime value (CLV) enrichment platform that helps high-growth consumer brands improve targeting, ad relevance, conversion rates, and customer loyalty. Retina Insight brings CLV insights to marketers before a customer’s first purchase, enabling them to optimize campaigns and ad spend for predictable and profitable revenue. Retina Insight also gives marketers actionable metrics, including a customer’s future value, churn prediction, as well as high-value customer personas to determine lookalike audiences for campaigns that boost revenue.

IBM announced a collaboration with Avertra to help accelerate clients’ digital transformation in the energy and utility industries. Avertra will host its MiCustomer Digital Experience platform on IBM Cloud, helping to build connected energy and utility organizations that can run more intelligently and securely. Avertra is leveraging IBM’s Cloud Engagement Fund, established as part of IBM’s $1B investment into its ecosystem, to access technical resources and cloud credits to support migration of client workloads to hybrid cloud environments, including IBM Cloud. Using advanced offerings from IBM Cloud, including the IBM Kubernetes Service (IKS), Avertra can gain more value from its data to help speed the development of new tools designed to improve efficiency for the industry.

NICE introduced new AI-based Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities that fast-track the time to value by rapidly operationalizing optimal process automation opportunities. Available as part of NICE RPA version 7.4 is the new Click to Automate feature, which instantaneously transforms recommended process sequences into live operational automations. This enables businesses to rapidly expand existing process automations, improve efficiencies, and strengthen organizational resilience even during unpredictable market conditions. Additional capabilities enable tighter human-robot collaboration via smarter, visual-based automation discovery and a more customizable development process per employee needs.

Tavant announced the implementation of its AI-powered Tavant Manufacturing Analytics Platform (TMAP) at Kubota Tractor Corporation, a leading manufacturer of machinery equipment. The platform powers the Kubota Quality System (K-QA) to track equipment field defects. Specifically, the new K-QA system predicts QA codes using AI, ensuring better data quality and greater accuracy in identifying the issues so that they can be resolved faster. 

In brief:

Intel introduced Intel RealSense ID, an on-device solution that combines an active depth sensor with a specialized neural network designed to deliver secure, accurate, and user-aware facial authentication. Intel RealSense ID works with smart locks, access control, point-of-sale, ATMs, kiosks, and more.

SingleStore, the creator of a database for operational analytics and modern applications, unveiled native support for AWS Glue, expanding its cloud data integration. This enables developers, data engineers, and data scientists to build with SingleStore on Amazon Web Services (AWS) more easily.

Adastra announced that it joined the Scale AI community. Scale AI is a Government of Canada-supported supercluster aimed at leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost the economic development of the country through the adoption and integration of AI into supply chains.

Kofax announced the integration of ReadSoft Online, its software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for invoice data extraction and accounts payable automation, with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform. The integrated solutions allow organizations to transform their procure-to-pay workflows and automate mission-critical processes.

Radix IoT and Renewable Energy Integration Group (REIG) have joined forces in launching REvolution IoT. As a tailored version of Radix IoT’s Mango platform, REvolution IoT software platform, and RESource digital Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services will reduce operational costs, maximize return on investment, and improve efficiencies for mid-to-large-scale solar PV industry customers.

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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.