Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending March 25

In this week’s real-time analytics news: The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit and the NVIDIA GTC conference generated numerous announcements.

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At the NVIDIA GTC 2023 keynote, NVIDIA introduced several inference platforms for AI workloads, including the NVIDIA T4 successor: the NVIDIA L4 Tensor Core GPU. The L4 GPU is designed to meet AI needs for video, visual computing, graphics, virtualization, generative AI, and numerous applications for edge computing.

The conference saw a slew of other company and partner announcements. Some of those with a direct bearing on data analytics, AI, and ML include:

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a multi-part collaboration focused on building out a scalable, on-demand artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure optimized for training increasingly complex large language models (LLMs) and developing generative AI applications. The joint work features next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P5 instances powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and AWS’s state-of-the-art networking and scalability that will deliver up to 20 exaFLOPS of compute performance for building and training the largest deep learning models. 

Oracle extended its collaboration to include running strategic NVIDIA AI applications on the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Supercluster. Also, NVIDIA selected OCI as the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer NVIDIA DGX Cloud, an AI supercomputing service, at massive scale. In addition, NVIDIA is running NVIDIA AI Foundations, its new generative AI cloud services, which are available through DGX Cloud on OCI.

Adobe announced a new partnership to unlock the power of generative AI to further advance creative workflows. The two companies will co-develop a new generation of advanced generative AI models.

Canonical announced that Charmed Kubeflow is now certified as part of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program.

CoreWeave announced the general availability of instances of NVIDIA HGX H100 GPUs online. This is CoreWeave’s second NVIDIA H100 offering, following the company’s launch of H100 PCIe GPU instances in January.

Dataiku announced that it has joined the NVIDIAs DGX-Ready Software program and will pair its solutions with NVIDIA DGX systems to simplify AI deployment and management.

Domino Data Lab announced new updates to itsEnterprise MLOps Platform. The solution now natively integrates open-source AI tools, including Ray 2.0, MLflow, and Feast, to harness the power of generative AI. The company also announced the general availability of a new fully-managed SaaS platform plus Domino Nexus for fast and easy NVIDIA-accelerated data science at scale.

Google Cloud is integrating the newly launched L4 GPU and Vertex AI to accelerate the work of companies building generative AI applications.

Quantum Brilliance released a new version of its open-source Qristal software able to compile quantum programs written in CUDA Quantum, NVIDIA’s newly announced open-source programming model. This is the first software supporting NVIDIA CUDA Quantum.

Rafay Systems introduced Environment Manager, a solution that empowers enterprise platform teams to improve the developer experience by delivering self-service capabilities for provisioning full-stack environments. Integrated with Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP), Environment Manager enhances the developer experience by abstracting the complexity and reducing the time required to provision and access Kubernetes-based environments, while enabling platform teams to operate the same Kubernetes practice that runs in their organization today.

Shutterstock will use NVIDIA Picasso generative AI cloud services to train custom 3D models to create generative 3D assets from simple text prompts.

TYAN announced its AI and HPC server platforms support the latest NVIDIA L4 Tensor Core GPU for numerous applications, including AI inference, cloud computing, simulation, and data science.

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Vultr announced the availability of the NVIDIA HGX H100. Vultr also announced a three-way strategic alliance with Anaconda and Domino Data Lab to simplify and accelerate the work of data scientists and machine learning operations (MLOps) engineers.

Weights & Biases announced integrations and validations with NVIDIA AI to enable organizations to use the Weights & Biases MLOps platform to accelerate deep learning workloads across computer vision, natural language processing, and generative AI.

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Real-time analytics news in brief

Aerospike released expanded functionality and engineering support for the Spring Framework (Spring), the popular application framework for Java applications. Spring Data Aerospike now supports the latest version of Spring Data 3, Reactive Repositories, and Projections to maximize the performance and efficiency of Spring Boot applications. Aerospike has a dedicated engineering team for support and continued innovation of our integration with the Spring Data framework.

Aible announced new capabilities that augment Generative AI technology, such as GPT-4 and Google’s Vertex AI, with Aible’s ability to automate enterprise analytics. The launch is an extension to Aible’s core augmented analytics and data science offerings and its collaboration with Google Cloud’s open generative AI partner ecosystem.

Akkio announced the launch of Chat Explore, a new feature for exploratory data analysis that uses a chat interface powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4. Chat Explore enables analysts to understand their data, find actionable insights, and report on business outcomes faster than traditional methods.

Amplitude announced an expanded suite of product features for its experimentation offering, Amplitude Experiment. The solution helps data leaders unite analytics, experimentation, and new program management capabilities to scale their experimentation programs faster and further. New experimentation capabilities include experiment groups, formula metrics, controlled-experiment using pre-existing data (CUPED), and a data quality checklist.

AnswerRocket announced the launch of Max, a conversational AI assistant designed to help businesses explore, analyze, and uncover insights from their data. Max combines AnswerRocket’s augmented analytics platform with OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model to deliver a simple conversational AI experience for insights discovery. 

Ascend.io announced the integration of new Data Mesh capabilities in the company’s Data Pipeline Automation Platform. The capabilities enable businesses to share and link data across multiple data clouds from a single console.

CAST announced a new capability in CAST Imaging that automatically identifies and visualizes “cloud blockers”—inhibitors preventing custom-built applications from migrating and running smoothly in the cloud. With the new capability, cloud blockers are now displayed in an interactive application blueprint that maps all elements and their dependencies, from the user interface to the database, across all technology layers.

ClearDATA announced the addition of two offerings to its Professional Services portfolio. Together, the Well-Architected Framework Review and Cloud Compliance & Risk Assessment extend and strengthen ClearDATA’s ability to help healthcare providers keep health data private, secure, and continuously compliant in the public cloud. 

Cribl announced enhancements to the entire Cribl product suite to simplify and personalize all observability data, making it easier for different stakeholders within the enterprise to get data and insights tailored to their unique needs on demand. These new features open the power of observability data to a broader set of users via self-service tools.

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Daasity announced its expanded attribution functionality that gives merchants deeper insight into how their marketing tactics are performing. Using Daasity’s attribution models, marketers are better able to assess which touchpoints and channels should receive credit for conversion and how their team can best optimize spend.

Databricks announced that it is open-sourcing Dolly, an AI model with the same human interaction ability as ChatGPT but requiring much less data to train in less than three hours on a single machine. Dolly works by taking an existing open source 6 billion parameter model from EleutherAI and modifying it slightly to elicit instruction following capabilities such as brainstorming and text generation not present in the original model, using data from Alpaca.

Flexera announced the general availability of Flexera One FinOps. The solution helps enterprises to improve how they visualize and allocate cloud usage and billing, efficiently manage hybrid IT estates, and operate cloud at scale.

Fermyon Technologies introduced Spin 1.0, a new release of its serverless functions framework based on WebAssembly. With support for SQL databases, NoSQL key/value storage, OCI registry support, and a variety of popular languages, Spin 1.0 meets the needs of today’s full-stack developer.

Freshworks announced new GPT-based conversational enhancements to Freshworks’ natively-built AI-powered assistant, Freddy. Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT and underlying large language models, the latest generative AI capabilities of Freddy help a wide range of customer-facing professionals work faster, smarter, and more effectively.

Iterate.ai announced that its low-code Interplay platform now includes integrations with Stable Diffusion, ChatGPT, and other OpenAI generative AI tools. With this integration, Interplay enables enterprises to fuse their custom AI models with generative AI systems in numerous use cases across industries, from retail to banking to insurance to healthcare.

Kyndryl announced the availability of the Kyndryl Data and AI Console, a new solution that integrates data operations and provides customers with a better way to facilitate seamless data flows. Built with a unified service plane, the Kyndryl Data and AI Console provides organizations with a dashboard that offers a unified view of their data lifecycle and data estate.

Oracle announced new cloud capabilities to simplify Kubernetes operations. Specifically, to meet the growing demand for Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is introducing new capabilities that can boost the reliability and efficiency of large-scale Kubernetes environments while simplifying operations and reducing costs.

Postman announced the general availability of Postman Flows, a visual tool for creating API applications. The tool simplifies building software by using APIs as the building blocks, allowing anyone to produce workflows, integrations, and automations in a collaborative environment without needing to write a single line of code.

Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid) announced that the Pyramid 2023 release extends its AI-driven augmented capabilities with the integration of GPT (generative pre-trained transformer) AI technology from OpenAI. The release harnesses the new GPT AI engines to drive logic, data science, and machine learning code generation; AI-driven storytelling capabilities; and AI-assisted design templates and colors.

SecurityBridge today announced the latest addition to the SecurityBridge Platform—the Management Dashboard for SAP security. The SAP Management Dashboard is a no-cost, additional application for the existing SecurityBridge Platform that combines all SAP data aspects and presents the information through a customizable, single pane of glass security dashboard view. The dashboard provides real-time data, eliminating the need for outdated manual reporting.

ServiceNow announced a major platform expansion with the Now Platform Utah release. The latest version of the platform includes AI-powered process mining with robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities, additional search enhancements, expanded Workforce Optimization, and Health and Safety Incident Management.

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Sift announced the release of two updates to its fraud automation and orchestration capabilities: Percentile Scoring and Workflow Backtesting. Workflow Backtesting offers customizable fraud controls to suit specific customer needs. Percentile Scoring combines fraud scores and percentile-based scoring to provide teams with even more nuanced and accurate insights about changing fraud and abuse patterns.

Somalytics announced it is opening sales for a variety of SomaCap Test Kit packages. In doing so, Somalytics is making it possible for developers and OEMs to use the sensors to improve the human experience in a variety of applications, including consumer electronics, AR/VR, the Internet of Things, health and wellness, transportation, and more.

SnapLogic announced the release of SnapGPT, a generative AI solution for enterprise applications and the modern data stack. The new addition to the SnapLogic platform leverages AI to quickly integrate and automate business processes using natural language prompts.

Snow Software announced Snow SaaS Management, a new version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) management solution to support IT leaders in taking control of their sprawl, managing surprise SaaS costs, mitigating compliance and security risks, and optimizing overall spend.

Splunk announced innovations to Splunk’s unified security and observability platform to help build safer and more resilient digital enterprises. Splunk’s latest offering includes enhancements to Splunk Mission Control and Splunk Observability Cloud and the general availability of Splunk Edge Processor.

Partnerships, collaborations, and more

EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) is now listed in AWS Marketplace. With the inclusion of EOSDA, AWS Marketplace users all over the world are now able to find, purchase, deploy, and manage the company’s products and custom AgriTech solutions.

Fauna is newly available in AWS Marketplace. Fauna leverages AWS serverless solutions and event-driven architectures, and other AWS services. AWS customers can now directly procure Fauna in AWS Marketplace, apply their contracted spend toward billing, and seamlessly integrate Fauna into their applications.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OpsRamp, an IT operations management (ITOM) company. Integrating OpsRamp’s hybrid digital operations management solution with the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will reduce the operational complexity of multi-vendor and multi-cloud IT environments that are in the public cloud, colocations, and on-premises. 

The ioXt Alliance announced the addition of Capgemini to the ioXt Authorized Labs certification program. Authorized labs are the exclusive third-party test providers for the ioXt Alliance. Authorized labs perform all testing required for IoT devices to be certified by ioXt and to bear the ioXt SmartCert label, which provides security assurance to enterprises and consumers.

KX  announced the general availability of kdb Insights Enterprise on Microsoft Azure. The solution offers an enterprise-ready, real-time analytics engine with a fast time-series database (kdb) at its core, running natively on Azure.

Mendix, a Siemens business, announced that Openclaims has joined the Mendix independent software vendor (ISV) program. Through the Mendix ISV Program, Openclaims is able to leverage Mendix’s industry experience and the worldwide Mendix salesforce to reach more customers and accelerate international growth.

Onapsis announced today that its security platform is now an SAP-endorsed app and available for online purchase on SAP Store. SAP Endorsed Apps are premium certified by SAP with added security, in-depth testing, and measurements against benchmark results. To that end, Onapsis offers vulnerability management; visibility and control over unauthorized changes, misuse, or cyberattacks targeting applications from SAP; DevSecOps and application security testing; and automated compliance.

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Position Imaging announced a strategic partnership with CDW and Mason Technologies Inc. for the companies to manage logistics and install its Smart Package Room throughout the United States. With the help of CDW and Mason, Position Imaging will be able to rapidly scale Smart Package Room deployments in multifamily properties and student housing, increasing its installations from one to six-to-seven weekly.

Yellowbrick Data and Panintelligence announced a partnership to support the use of analytics embedded in a data warehouse across both cloud and on-premises SaaS environments. SaaS vendors that work with the two companies can access real-time and predictive insights from data stored in multiple databases and high-volume transactional datasets. 

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