In the news this week: Red Hat adds Quarkus as a fully supported framework in Red Hat Runtimes, plus more datasets and AI tools made available to fight COVID-19.
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:
Red Hat, Inc. announced an expansion of its application services portfolio with the addition of Quarkus as a fully supported framework in Red Hat Runtimes. With Quarkus, Red Hat is advancing Java on Kubernetes and bridging the gap between traditional Java applications and cloud-native environments. As a full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework that has been optimized for memory density and rapid startup time, Quarkus enables organizations to advance existing application environments and extend years of investment in Java for mission-critical systems. By adding Quarkus as a supported runtime, Red Hat is helping to bring Java into the modern, cloud-native application development landscape and to approaches like microservices, containers, and serverless that are enabling organizations to push the envelope on productivity, efficiency, agility, and scale, and enabling Java developers to continue working in the language they know and love. With Quarkus, users are getting a fully Red Hat supported technology, which includes an active community, continuous updates, and a fast release cadence.
IBM’s CODAIT team announced a number of new datasets, notebooks, and other resources from IBM Research to help developers use free and open Data and AI for their projects. The work is part of the IBM Data Asset eXchange (DAX), an online hub where developers and data scientists can find and use carefully curated free and open datasets under open data licenses. One of the recent highlights has been the addition of three brand new Watson Studio projects. The team has been gradually adding Watson Studio projects to data sets, which include sets of notebooks that illustrate how users can extract, clean, analyze, and model the data, and they can be imported to Watson Studio with just a few clicks.
Workday announced plans to further integrate Workday and Salesforce to enable joint customers to forge ahead in their plans to safely return to work. The companies will offer integrated solutions between Workday, the source of truth for real-time worker information and skills insights for today’s dynamic workforce, and Salesforce’s Work.com, an all-new suite of applications and advisory resources to help business and community leaders around the world reopen safely. The pairing will equip joint customers with rich, timely insights and tools to help them manage their workforce as businesses move further into a reopening strategy in the face of COVID-19.
SADA announced the official launch of the National Response Portal (NRP), providing critical data and analytics to aid in the COVID-19 recovery. Given the volume of COVID-19 data being generated across the country, government, and healthcare leaders need ways to view and analyze consolidated information to understand the current situation and anticipate what’s next. Envisioned by HCA Healthcare and built-in collaboration with Google Cloud, the NRP enables data sharing among healthcare providers and policy makers about the pandemic. The NRP provides healthcare organizations with COVID-19 situational awareness metrics at the county and state levels. Data is submitted each day from hospital systems across the United States and will ultimately provide insights into ICU bed supply and utilization; ventilator supply and utilization; COVID-19 test results; and healthy patients who have been discharged. All data being shared on the portal will be structured in a manner to comply with HIPAA and other applicable restrictions.
Element AI announced a new collaborative relationship with the Veritas Consortium led by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), to assist with developing a framework for driving the responsible adoption of AI in the financial services industry. The consortium has an overarching mandate to implement the FEAT principles (Fairness, Ethics, Accountability, Transparency) as critical considerations for the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) technologies within financial institutions. The FEAT principles and the Veritas initiative are part of Singapore’s National AI Strategy, aimed at building a vibrant and responsible environment for AI adoption within the financial sector.
PagerDuty, Inc. announced new automation and intelligence capabilities in its Dynamic Service Directory, Business Response, and Intelligent Triage solutions, to help teams reduce manual work, prevent outages, and improve remote collaboration. The new capabilities in the PagerDuty platform are designed to equip teams with proactive response capabilities to prevent outages and gain predictive insights so they can automate repetitive work and improve collaboration across virtual teams.
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