Big Data Management
Kinetica | September 22, 2023
Kinetica, a renowned speed layer for generative AI and real-time analytics, has recently unveiled a native Large Language Model (LLM) integrated with Kinetica's innovative architecture. This empowers users to perform ad-hoc data analysis on real-time, structured data with the ease of natural language, all without the need for external API calls and without data ever leaving the secure confines of the customer's environment. This significant milestone follows Kinetica's prior innovation as the first analytic database to integrate with OpenAI.
Amid the LLM fervor, enterprises and government agencies are actively seeking inventive ways to automate various business functions while safeguarding sensitive information that could be exposed through fine-tuning or prompt augmentation. Public LLMs, exemplified by OpenAI's GPT 3.5, raise valid concerns regarding privacy and security. These concerns are effectively mitigated through native offerings, seamlessly integrated into the Kinetica deployment, and securely nestled within the customer's network perimeter.
Beyond its superior security features, Kinetica's native LLM is finely tuned to the syntax and industry-specific data definitions, spanning domains such as telecommunications, automotive, financial services, logistics, and more. This tailored approach ensures the generation of more reliable and precise SQL queries. Notably, this capability extends beyond conventional SQL, enabling efficient handling of intricate tasks essential for enhanced decision-making capabilities, particularly for time-series, graph, and spatial inquiries. Kinetica's approach to fine-tuning places emphasis on optimizing SQL generation to deliver consistent and accurate results, in stark contrast to more conventional methods that prioritize creativity but yield diverse and unpredictable responses. This steadfast commitment to reliable SQL query outcomes offers businesses and users the peace of mind they deserve.
Illustrating the practical impact of this innovation, the US Air Force has been collaborating closely with Kinetica to leverage advanced analytics on sensor data, enabling swift identification and response to potential threats. This partnership contributes significantly to the safety and security of the national airspace system. The US Air Force now employs Kinetica's embedded LLM to detect airspace threats and anomalies using natural language.
Kinetica's database excels in converting natural language queries into SQL, delivering responses in mere seconds, even when faced with complex or unfamiliar questions. Furthermore, Kinetica seamlessly combines various analytics modes, including time series, spatial, graph, and machine learning, thereby expanding the range of queries it can effectively address. What truly enables Kinetica to excel in conversational query processing is its ingenious use of native vectorization. In a vectorized query engine, data is organized into fixed-size blocks called vectors, enabling parallel query operations on these vectors. This stands in contrast to traditional approaches that process individual data elements sequentially. The result is significantly accelerated query execution, all within a smaller compute footprint. This remarkable speed is made possible by the utilization of GPUs and the latest CPU advancements, which enable simultaneous calculations on multiple data elements, thereby greatly enhancing the processing speed of computation-intensive tasks across multiple cores or threads.
Kinetica is a pioneering company at the forefront of real-time analytics and is the creator of the groundbreaking real-time analytical database specially designed for sensor and machine data. The company offers native vectorized analytics capabilities in the fields of generative AI, spatial analysis, time-series modeling, and graph processing. A distinguished array of the world's largest enterprises spanning diverse sectors, including the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, retail, and automotive industries, entrusts Kinetica to forge novel solutions in the realms of time-series data and spatial analysis. The company's clientele includes various illustrious organizations such as the US Air Force, Citibank, Ford, T-Mobile, and numerous others.
iTWire | September 27, 2023
Teradata today announced new enhancements to its leading AI/ML (artificial intelligence/machine learning) model management software in ClearScape Analytics (e.g., ModelOps) to meet the growing demand from organisations across the globe for advanced analytics and AI.
These new features – including “no code” capabilities, as well as robust new governance and AI “explainability” controls – enable businesses to accelerate, scale, and optimise AI/ML deployments to quickly generate business value from their AI investments.
Deploying AI models into production is notoriously challenging. A recent O'Reilly's survey on AI adoption in the enterprise found that only 26% of respondents currently have models deployed in production, with many companies stating they have yet to see a return on their AI investments.
This is compounded by the recent excitement around generative AI and the pressure many executives are under to implement it within their organisation, according to a recent survey by IDC, sponsored by Teradata.
ModelOps in ClearScape Analytics makes it easier than ever to operationalise AI investments by addressing many of the key challenges that arise when moving from model development to deployment in production: end-to-end model lifecycle management, automated deployment, governance for trusted AI, and model monitoring.
The governed ModelOps capability is designed to supply the framework to manage, deploy, monitor, and maintain analytic outcomes. It includes capabilities like auditing datasets, code tracking, model approval workflows, monitoring model performance, and alerting when models are not performing well.
We stand on the precipice of a new AI-driven era, which promises to usher in frontiers of creativity, productivity, and innovation. Teradata is uniquely positioned to help businesses take advantage of advanced analytics, AI, and especially generative AI, to solve the most complex challenges and create massive enterprise business value.
Teradata chief product officer Hillary Ashton
“We offer the most complete cloud analytics and data platform for AI. And with our enhanced ModelOps capabilities, we are enabling organisations to cost effectively operationalise and scale trusted AI through robust governance and automated lifecycle management, while encouraging rapid AI innovation via our open and connected ecosystem. Teradata is also the most cost-effective, with proven performance and flexibility to innovate faster, enrich customer experiences, and deliver value.”
New capabilities and enhancements to ModelOps include:
- Bring Your Own Model (BYOM), now with no code capabilities, allows users to deploy their own machine learning models without writing any code, simplifying the deployment journey with automated validation, deployment and monitoring
- Mitigation of regulatory risks with advanced model governance capabilities and robust explainability controls to ensure trusted AI
- Automatic monitoring of model performance and data drift with zero configuration alerts
Teradata customers are already using ModelOps to accelerate time-to-value for their AI investments
A major US healthcare institution uses ModelOps to speed up the deployment process and scale its AI/ML personalisation journey. The institution accelerated its deployment with a 3x increase in productivity to successfully deploy thirty AI/ML models that predict which of its patients are most likely to need an office visit to implement “Personalisation at Scale.”
A major European financial institution leveraged ModelOps to reduce AI model deployment time from five months to one week. The models are deployed at scale and integrated with operational data to deliver business value.
Business Wire | September 29, 2023
Radiant Logic, the Identity Data Fabric company, today announces the completed integration of Brainwave GRC following the April 2023 acquisition. These new capabilities solidify Radiant Logic’s entrance in the Identity Analytics market and position our platform in the Identity Governance and Administration market, as seen in the recent Gartner® Market Guide for IGA. With a new website launching today and the release of the full RadiantOne Identity Data Platform, including Identity Analytics, the company celebrates the final integration of Brainwave into Radiant Logic.
Radiant Logic, the longtime leader in Identity Data Management, enters the field of Identity Analytics with unprecedented capabilities including Observability, Governance, and Compliance. With 90% of organizations experiencing at least one identity-related breach in the past year, according to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), organizations are realizing the essential role of identity data quality and visibility within cybersecurity and overall IT operational maturity best practices.
Identity data is the lifeblood for all access decisions, and must be made accessible as the authoritative source for all authentication, authorization, and administration engines. In a recent research note, Gartner recommends that organizations: “Accelerate IAM data improvements for their IAM program by increasing the priority of visibility/observability improvements, including applying the visibility, intelligence, action model to program prioritization decisions."
The new release from Radiant Logic represents a major step forward in the ability to use identity data management and identity analytics in cybersecurity and governance practices. Access to the right identity data, at the right time, is critical for any IAM tool, process, or policy. Visibility into all identity data and infrastructure gives clear insight into who has access to what and uncovers outliers and over-privileged access, which helps identify and close security gaps. It’s a powerful combination for any organization.
We’re thrilled to announce the full integration of Radiant Logic and Brainwave GRC as one company, one website, and one platform. The new RadiantOne Identity Data Platform will strengthen operational maturity for customers, improve regulatory compliance and audit responses, and enable data-driven security best practices, said John Pritchard, Chief Product Officer, Radiant Logic. We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg regarding the potential for leveraging data science and artificial intelligence in IAM, and we believe that by pairing vast amounts of identity data with analytical inferencing, the possibilities for innovation are endless.
With the new capabilities from RadiantOne, identity data can be supplied in a flexible and automated way, allowing organizations to base their security and policy decisions on the most accurate and complete data available. The addition of Identity Analytics brings visibility and intuitive visualization techniques, allowing organizations to use comprehensive identity data to find anomalies, add risk scores, easily respond to audits, and improve their overall security posture.
Complete documentation is now available on the Radiant Logic developer portal, the support function is integrated via the customer support portal, and the full platform will be available as an integrated SaaS offering in Q4. The integrated platform combining Identity Data Management and Identity Analytics capabilities will accelerate Zero Trust projects, enable digital transformation, and simplify audit and compliance. Visit our new website at www.radiantlogic.com to learn more.
About Radiant Logic
Radiant Logic, the identity data experts, helps organizations turn identity data into a strategic asset that drives automated governance, enhanced security, and operational efficiency.
Our RadiantOne Identity Data Platform removes complexity as a roadblock to identity-first strategies by creating an authoritative data source for real-time, context-aware controls. We provide visibility and actionable insights to intelligently detect and remediate risk using AI/ML-powered identity analytics.
With RadiantOne, organizations are able to tap into the wealth of information across the infrastructure, combining context and analytics to deploy governance that works for the most advanced use cases.