Real-time Analytics News Roundup for Week Ending November 21


Many vendors used this week’s KubeCon and CloudNativeCon to announce offerings. These items complemented a busy week on the product news front.

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 announced new capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. New features to Red Hat OpenShift include an update to OpenShift Serverlesswith Red Hat OpenShift Serverless 1.11, which brings full support for Knative eventing; a Red Hat build of Quarkus, new edge computing features, and key capabilities for public sector Kubernetes deployments including availability on AWS GovCloud and Azure Government Cloud, extended OpenSCAP support, and more. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 introduces edge-focused updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including rapid creation of operating system images for the edge through the Image Builder capability, remote device update mirroring to stage and apply updates at the next device reboot or power cycle, over-the-air updates that transfer less data while still pushing necessary code, and intelligent rollbacks built on OSTree capabilities.

VMware unveiled its Modern Network framework. The Modern Network framework is described by three key pillars. The first pillar, Modern Application Connectivity Services, enables developers to connect the microservices of a modern application more securely while reducing latency, increasing security, and maintaining application availability. Next is the Multi-cloud Network Virtualization pillar, which provides network services that are fully automated and defined in software. The last pillar is the Physical Network Infrastructure pillar, which provides high capacity and low latency connectivity. VMware also announced enhancements to Virtual Cloud Network,  which gives organizations an end-to-end solution to deploy applications and make sure they are running optimally and efficiently while enabling a great user experience. 

Pegasystems has introduced Pega RPA Auto-balancing, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) feature that automatically provisions workloads between an organization’s available bots. The new Pega Robot Manager capability uses artificial intelligence (AI) to intelligently optimize the capacity and efficiency of bot resources on the fly with no human intervention. With Pega RPA Auto-balancing, the new Pega Robot Manager capability analyzes all work requests and automatically provisions them across available bots. When new or unexpected needs arise, the feature dynamically and intelligently reallocates bots in real-time to get the work done. Pega RPA Auto-balancing will also be able to prioritize more important work over less critical jobs when bot demand exceeds capacity – enabling organizations to stop wasting money on unnecessary supplemental bot licenses and management resources.

Ataccama announced the second generation of its Ataccama ONE platform, which consolidates data quality, master data management, data catalog, data governance, data integration, and other data management capabilities into a single platform to maintain data integrity across organizations. Scheduled for general availability in February, the unified solution enables automation through an AI-powered self-driving capability. It removes the limitations of monotonous, time-intensive tasks while providing improved agility that businesses require to drive innovation, enhanced trust, and security to ensure data governance, and more flexibility in where data resides, including support for cloud and on-premises environments.

UiPath introduced the next generation of the UiPath Automation Platform. The enhanced platform features new low-code capabilities that extend RPA from automating existing tasks to easily creating new business applications fast. These features, along with expanded cloud robot deployment options, are designed to make it faster to deploy enterprise automation solutions that bring people, robots, and systems together. UiPath continues to champion a Robot for Every Person by empowering employees to both engage in the automation process and benefit from working alongside robots every day. 

Teradata announced the availability of Teradata DataDNA, an automated service that produces data lineage and usage analytics. Using the power of Vantage, the company’s flagship hybrid multi-cloud data analytics software platform, DataDNA delivers transparency into an organization’s data assets and their utilization across the ecosystem, regardless of platform or technology, to ensure maximum analytic value is being derived throughout the enterprise. By giving businesses full insight into their data – including whether data is used, how it is used, and by whom – DataDNA enables customers to use data as their greatest asset, eliminating data redundancy, reducing cost, accelerating data integration, assisting in regulatory compliance, and increasing the return on investment.

Intel announced a new, customizable solution to help accelerate application performance across 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud, and edge workloads. The new Intel eASIC N5X is the first structured eASIC family with an Intel FPGA compatible hard processor system. The Intel eASIC N5X helps customers migrate both their custom logic and designs – using the embedded hard processor in the FPGA – to structured ASICs, bringing benefits like lower unit cost, faster performance, and reduced power consumption. The new Intel eASIC N5X devices deliver up to 50% lower core power and lower cost compared to FPGAs while providing faster time to market and lower non-recurring engineering costs compared to ASICs.

Kublr announced Kublr 1.19 with a new user interface, full support of external clusters, restricted mode support for the Kublr control plane components, Search Guard fixes, component versions upgrades, including streamlining centralized Kubernetes management and chaos engineering practices. Kublr 1.19 includes new features and improvements, including AWS partitions UI support, full support for Kubernetes 1.18 for Kublr Control Plane, support for advanced capabilities in AWS clusters, and support for additional helm packages deployed and managed as a part of the cluster. Other new features include Centos/RHEL 8 support, AWS HA NAT gateways, master-only clusters creation via UI, and many more.

Instana announced the ability to deploy its on-premises self-hosted solution via Kubernetes. Earlier this year, the company migrated its self-hosted solution to Docker, making it easier for customers to update. This latest announcement now allows organizations to use the same process to deploy and update Instana application monitoring as they use to deploy the applications Instana manages. Available now for the self-hosted on-premises version of Instana’s back-end, the new deployment option allows DevOps teams to deploy and update their performance management software with the exact same tools they use to provision and manage the infrastructure of the applications Instana manages.

Penguin Computing, a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., announced that it has partnered with WekaIO (Weka) to provide NVIDIA GPU-Powered OriginAI, a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for data center AI that maximizes the performance and utility of high-value AI systems. OriginAI provides a single, secure, end-to-end solution for data center AI that includes architectural design, hardware and software services, hosting, and deployment. Featuring Penguin Computing ActiveData with the Weka file system (WekaFS), OriginAI frees organizations from having to focus valuable time and human resources on creating an architecture from scratch.

Commvault announced new offerings that provide customers enterprise-grade data protection for Kubernetes in a consumption model that best meets their needs. The new Metallic VM and Kubernetes Backup solution joins Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform and Commvault Complete Data Protection to store, protect, and migrate containers in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With a comprehensive and robust portfolio of solutions for container data protection, Commvault offers businesses a choice in how they address challenges associated with container storage and protection.

XTREME-D has announced AI Gateway, which simplifies the process of building a Deep Neural Network (DNN). The product is currently available in Japan and will be integrated into XTREME-D’s flagship product, AXXE-L by XTREME-D, and be available worldwide next quarter. AI Gateway provides users with the flexibility to use either local or external environments to build their DDN without requiring knowledge of Docker and Singularity commands and eliminates the need to master the mechanics of cloud bursting.

More news in brief:

Clarabridge announced that Clarabridge Customer Experience Analytics is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and is fully integrated into Oracle Cloud CX Service.

Mythic announced the industry’s first Analog Matrix Processor (Mythic AMP), designed to support smart device deployment at the edge in a broad range of applications. 

Modzy announced the availability of its Modzy AI Platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, an online store that makes it easy to deploy cloud-based software on AWS’s infrastructure. 

Stradigi AI announced that its cloud-based Kepler Platform is now offered on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and optimized to run within Microsoft Azure.

Informatica announced the launch of a data governance solution for customers looking to govern data into the Snowflake Data Cloud, as well as new capabilities for Snowflake.

If your company has real-time analytics news, send your announcements to [email protected].

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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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