Real-time Analytics News Roundup for Week Ending July 25

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In the news this week: Partnerships that combine voice analytics and AI platforms, consulting services to accelerate digital transformation and IoT applications, 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:

VoiceBase, an AI-powered voice analytics company, announced a strategic partnership with ThoughtSpot, a search and AI-driven analytics platform, to help enterprises gain faster insights from their voice data through innovative search capabilities. By partnering with ThoughtSpot, VoiceBase customers can equip their business users to find powerful, contextual insights in their voice, text, and other contact center data. The simple search interface has made it possible for businesses to get actionable, granular insights from their voice data on their own, without requiring days of training or relying on technical experts. Together, VoiceBase and ThoughtSpot have made it easier to search voice data, personalize, and share these insights, and use them to drive action that results in business value.

EY and IBM announce an enhanced, global multi-year alliance designed to help organizations accelerate digital transformation and improve client outcomes, including leveraging the hybrid cloud capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift, as well as IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain and IBM’s 5G and edge technologies. The combination of EY strategy and global business consulting services, and dedicated EY professionals with broad experience across IBM’s leading technologies, alongside IBM’s premier consulting technology practice and powerful hybrid cloud and AI capabilities, will help clients address significant business challenges. In addition, the alliance will continue to support multiple functional areas comprising M&A, finance, HR, legal, tax, risk and compliance, supply chain and asset management to assist clients in business and workforce transformations, and cloud strategies.

Yellowbrick Data announced a partnership with Nexla. Both Yellowbrick and Nexla have customers with huge data needs across a variety of enterprise applications. Together, they provide a cutting-edge platform for intercompany data collaboration between or among a company’s customers, suppliers, or other third-party data providers such as market intelligence firms or macroeconomic data vendors. As part of their partnership, the companies are working on technical certifications and performance tuning as well as joint go-to-market opportunities. The Nexla partnership is part of Yellowbrick’s ongoing strategy to build the most complete and robust partner ecosystem in the data warehousing industry. The combination of Yellowbrick’s hybrid cloud technology and complementary solutions such as Nexla can help enterprises improve data analytics capabilities, achieve faster time to insights, facilitate more effective business decision-making, and innovate and thrive in the competitive global marketplace. And they can do this with ease and speed because Yellowbrick plugs in seamlessly with very little operational overhead.

DataRobot announced that it is extending pro bono cloud licenses of its enterprise AI platform to qualified nonprofit and social good organizations. The announcement is made to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the company’s AI for Good program. DataRobot launched its AI for Good program last July to help nonprofit and social good organizations accelerate their efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Building on the success seen by the organizations already a part of the program as well as those that leveraged its offering to aid COVID-19 research, DataRobot aims to further democratize AI and ultimately enable more charitable organizations to solve critical global issues using AI.

Wipro Limited announced that it will launch its 5G edge services solutions suite. The solutions suite to be provided by Wipro is built with IBM TRIRIGA and IBM Edge Application Manager. Wipro will engage with clients to implement the Universal Edge solutions suite that leverages 5G network capabilities. This solution is designed to offer Wipro customers better data control, reduced costs, faster insights and actions, and more automated, secured operations. A key module of the solution, primarily for the telecom ecosystem, provides a complete application suite to enable a secured gig economy around 5G-related services.

Verizon Business announced plans to simplify and accelerate end-to-end IoT solution creation by providing all the critical components in the IoT value chain available to customers, such as connected devices, network/capability, cloud hosting, and artificial intelligence. Verizon’s 5G/LTE Network, ThingSpace IoT platform – including secure connectivity to Verizon’s industry-leading 5G/LTE network and full management and diagnostics capabilities – and Critical Asset Sensor (CAS) devices have been integrated with Microsoft Azure to enable IoT Builders to create new IoT applications quickly and efficiently. Microsoft Azure IoT Central provides application-level, cloud-based analytics, as well as pre-built templates for a variety of industry use cases. By integrating Verizon’s ThingSpace platform and Azure infrastructure, IoT system builders, integrators, and service providers are able to quickly develop, deploy and operationalize complete IoT solutions.

Robin.io, the 5G and Enterprise application automation platform company, announced new platform capabilities that help customers effectively adopt hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. The Robin Cloud-Native Platform now enables customers to easily move complex stateful applications across clouds to unlock cost efficiencies and avoid infrastructure lock-in.The new capability is now generally available in the Robin Platform. It extends Kubernetes to provide a simple three-step solution to move complex and multi-tier stateful applications from one cloud to another. The steps include creating an application-level snapshot on the source cloud, pushing the snapshot to a global repository, and pulling the snapshot from the global repository to the target cloud. On the target cloud, the user can recreate the application, along with its data and exact configuration, by importing the application-level snapshot using a single command or click.

KnoaSoftware, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, announced Knoa Analytics, a new component of Knoa UEM, which is also sold by SAP as SAP® User Experience Management (SAP UEM) by Knoa. This new analytics platform extends and complements the current product offering with a new set of analytical capabilities geared towards accelerating adoption on enterprise software such as SAP, increasing user productivity, and offering more intuitive insights into business performance, as well as team-level and project-based collaboration. The new component delivers enhanced analytical capabilities to help organizations leverage Knoa’s unique user experience data for key business initiatives, such as migrating to SAP S/4HANA and cloud-based enterprise solutions, prioritizing automation initiatives, and optimizing and managing efficiencies of a remote workforce.

If your company has real-time analytics news, send your announcements to ssalamone@rtinsights.com.

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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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