BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Alation | January 31, 2023
On January 30, 2023, Alation Inc., a leading enterprise data intelligence solutions provider, announced the participation of three more universities in its philanthropic initiative, The Data Intelligence Project. The University of Cincinnati in Ohio, The University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas, and The University of Stirling in Scotland are among the new joining universities. So far, more than 420 students have employed Alation in their courses, with this year's worldwide cohort using Alation to provide real-world exposure to hundreds of new students.
Launched in 2021, the Data Intelligence Project creates a more data-literate, inquisitive, and rational society by fostering the next generation of data professionals. Alation, as part of The Data Intelligence Project, introduces its data intelligence platform into academic institutions for free and offers undergraduate and graduate students a hands-on learning experience utilizing a collaborative data catalog.
Through this program students and professors get access to Alation guest speakers with subject matter knowledge and presentation topics covering analytics, data science, data intelligence, IT, engineering, and more. In addition, Alation University provides students with access to high-quality training materials to assist them in mastering technical skills and utilizing the data catalog.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, one of the program's early participants, is now in its third year of the program, and it is continuing to experience success in educating the next generation of data professionals. It is used by the institution to encourage students' interest in data intelligence and to provide emerging leaders with the tools they need to succeed in their careers.
In addition to enhancing existing engineering courses, the program increases students' marketability to the more than 450 firms that use Alation to seek job opportunities. Cisco, AbbVie, General Mills, Munich Re, Hertz, NASDAQ, Pfizer, Riot Games, Raiffeisen Bank, Salesforce, The Very Group, The University of Virginia, Vattenfall, Virgin Australia, and others are among Alation's customers.
This year, the program welcomed the first foreign university, The University of Stirling in Scotland, and will continue expanding globally. Alation will choose up to four additional academic institutions to join in The Data Intelligence Project in 2023.
Founded in 2012, Alation is an industry leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions such as data search and discovery, data stewardship, data governance, analytics, and digital transformation. It integrates machine learning with human insights to solve even the most challenging data and metadata management issues, with its robust Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaborative features, and open interfaces. Alation is employed by nearly 450 businesses, including American Family Insurance, AbbVie, Autozone, Draft Kings, Cisco, Exelon, Finnair, Fifth Third Bank, General Mills, Munich Re, NASDAQ, Pfizer, Parexel, Salesforce, Virgin Australia, and Vistaprint, to drive data culture, enhance decision-making, and achieve business outcomes.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY, DATA SCIENCE
Aerospike | January 23, 2023
Aerospike, Inc., the leader in real-time data platforms, has launched Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch. The new connection allows developers and data architects to use Elasticsearch, a prominent open-source search and analytics tool, to do rapid full-text searches on real-time data stored in Aerospike Database 6.
Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch contributes to the company's 2023 goal of delivering complete search and analytics capabilities for the Aerospike Database. Using Elasticsearch, the new connection provides quick full-text searches on Aerospike Database 6 data. Additionally, it complements the recently announced Aerospike SQL powered by Starburst product, which enables users to execute large-scale SQL analytics queries on Aerospike Database 6 data.
Aerospike users now have various options to choose from to fuel their search and analytics use cases, thanks to the company's extensive list of capabilities, which now includes the newly announced JSONPath Query support in Aerospike Database 6.
Full-Text-Search for Real-time Data Use Cases
Using Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch, developers and data architects can swiftly integrate Aerospike's high-performance, scalable, NoSQL database with Elasticsearch to allow a variety of full-text search-based use cases, such as:
Customer Support: enhanced self-service and minimized service delivery expenses.
E-commerce: enhanced client experience that increases the shopping cart size.
Website Experience: Rapid resource availability and enhanced site conversions.
Federal: Mission-critical real-time applications will be more effectively maintained in smart cities.
Workplace Applications: search across different productivity tools in one place.
Growing Portfolio of Enterprise Integrations
Aerospike Connect for Elasticsearch is expanding the Aerospike Connect product line's list of connectors for enterprise data pipelines. In addition, Aerospike clients now have additional options for integrating Aerospike's high performance and scalability into their current data pipelines as a result of the success of multiple customers utilizing connectors for Pulsar, Kafka, Spark, and Presto-Trino.
Aerospike's real-time data platform allows businesses to respond quickly across billions of transactions while decreasing their server footprint by up to 80%. The multi-cloud platform enables real-time applications with predictable sub-millisecond speed up to petabyte size, with 99.999% uptime and globally distributed, highly consistent data.
Applications built on the real-time data platform combat fraud, provide suggestions that significantly boost shopping cart size, facilitate worldwide digital payments, and give hyper-personalized user experiences to tens of millions of consumers. Customers, including Airtel, the European Central Bank, Experian, Nielsen, Snap, PayPal, Verizon Media, and Wayfair, depend on Aerospike as their future data basis. Aerospike is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Bangalore.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Pico | January 27, 2023
Pico is one of the global leaders in providing mission-critical technology services, software, data and analytics to the financial markets. While its Corvil Analytics is best known for ensuring the performance of low-latency electronic trading systems, Corvil VoIP Analytics is used to oversee the operations and performance of some of the world's biggest and most complex VoIP installations. To make sure that VoIP is reliable and of good quality, the Corvil method of evaluating network and application activity at the same time is essential.
Chief Product Officer at Pico, Stacie Swanstrom, said, “With 20 years of experience in deriving operational intelligence from demanding and dynamic networks, Corvil Analytics has established a critical role in high-performance trading environments.” She added, “Corvil VoIP Analytics takes the ability to capture and decode lossless granularly timestamped data at 100GB and applies it to VoIP applications, providing the same rich data clients have come to expect in both on-prem and cloud deployments.”
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
One significant advantage of Corvil's wire data technique is that it offers a vendor-agnostic method of managing VoIP quality. Large enterprises often rely on several suppliers, and depending on vendor-bundled diagnostic tools provides only a partial and fragmented picture. In addition, 60% of current Corvil VoIP consumers have switched suppliers in the last three years. Corvil was important to the success of those initiatives, and it also provided a complete picture before, during, and after the migration.
The Corvil solution's value is centered on quick and easy access to rich analytics:
A unified interface for summary VoIP performance dashboards highlighting overall KPIs and failure rates
When troubleshooting difficulties with providers and suppliers, complete packet capture for each call gives a clear record
Drill-down into individual calls with a single click and quick access to both signaling messages and the voice call packet stream
Splunk, Orion, Nagios, and other third-party operations management systems benefit from extensive open APIs and live streaming of key metrics
Pico is one of the leaders in providing technological services to the financial market sector. Its technology and services are used for mission-critical power systems for worldwide banks, exchanges, electronic trading businesses, quantitative hedge funds, and financial technology service providers. The firm offers a best-in-class array of market solutions that are creative, transparent, and low-latency, as well as an agile and expert service delivery methodology. PicoNet™, a globally comprehensive network infrastructure instrumented natively with Corvil to provide analytics and telemetry, offers instant access to financial markets. Pico is chosen by clients that desire the ability to react quickly and gain an operational advantage in the fast-paced world of financial markets.