BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY
Infleqtion | December 09, 2022
Infleqtion, the global quantum ecosystem leader, today unveiled SupercheQ: Quantum Advantage for Distributed Databases, a scientific advance that extends the power of quantum computation to new applications involving distributed data.
The emergence of commercial quantum hardware has been accompanied by new approaches to benchmarking quantum computers. In addition to application-centric benchmarking approaches such as Infleqtion's SupermarQ suite, scientists have developed benchmarks based on sampling from random quantum circuits.
These benchmarks, including Quantum Volume, have enabled effective cross-platform comparisons, but until now have been disconnected from specific applications of quantum computers. The launch of SupercheQ changes this by endowing these random circuit sampling experiments with their first application.
"SupercheQ achieves an exponential advantage for one of the most fundamental tasks in distributed computing: checking if two files are identical. "We leveraged recent advances in quantum information theory to show that the same families of circuits behind quantum volume can be used to realize this advantage."
Pranav Gokhale, Vice President of Quantum Software at Infleqtion
Gokhale will present SupercheQ on December 8th at Q2B in Santa Clara. Q2B, the world's largest non-academic quantum industry conference, brings together over 1,000 attendees from commercial companies and research institutions from around the world.
SupercheQ has been experimentally validated by execution on superconducting quantum hardware from IBM Quantum, which also pioneered the invention of the Quantum Volume benchmarking metric.
"The development of SupercheQ is an exciting step forward that starts to connect the dots between quality as measured by Quantum Volume to applications," said Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and Vice President of IBM Quantum. "The experimental validation on IBM Quantum hardware demonstrates the need for reliable and available hardware to advance quantum and build this industry together."
In addition to the experimental validation on quantum hardware, the team performed large-scale simulations by leveraging NVIDIA GPUs, as well as the cuQuantum software development kit.
"The launch of SupercheQ expands the possibilities of the tasks and types of data that can be addressed by a quantum computer," said Tim Costa, Director of HPC and Quantum Computing Products at NVIDIA. "The team's use of NVIDIA GPUs and cuQuantum has enabled them to validate SupercheQ's practical value at the scale of future quantum computers with hundreds of qubits."
SupercheQ has been integrated into SuperstaQ, Infleqtion's flagship cloud quantum software platform, and the technical details behind SupercheQ have now been released in an academic paper, "SupercheQ: Quantum Advantage for Distributed Databases."
Customers can get started today with a qiskit-superstaq tutorial notebook. SupercheQ is also in a private release as a new benchmark available in the SupermarQ suite. The development of SupercheQ—which requires both quantum computers and quantum networks—originates in Infleqtion's platform approach, spanning multiple quantum technologies.
"We believe that the greatest advances in quantum will arise at the intersection of quantum computing, sensing, networking, and clock technologies," said Paul Lipman, Infleqtion's President of Quantum Information Platforms. "SupercheQ is an exemplar of this approach."
Infleqtion is building an ecosystem of quantum technologies and commercial products for today, that will drive the company and the entire industry toward tomorrow. The company believes in taking quantum to its limit and leading from the edge. Infleqtion is built on 15 years of pioneering quantum research from ColdQuanta. Its scalable and versatile quantum technology is used by organizations around the globe and deployed by NASA on the International Space Station. Infleqtion is based in Boulder, CO, with offices in Chicago, IL; Madison, WI; Melbourne, AU and Oxford, UK.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
mParticle | December 20, 2022
mParticle, a leader in customer data infrastructure, has hit a new milestone now driving personalization for 50% of the top 30 QSR companies as named in QSR Magazine's 2022 annual report. As the Customer Data Platform of choice for many of the world's largest QSR brands, mParticle is using AI and newly added loyalty integrations to help brands power personalized guest experiences.
QSR brands are navigating a new landscape, in which consumers are increasingly adopting online buying behaviors, such as curbside pickup, and have become more digitally native, often favoring mobile as the platform on which to place orders and participate in loyalty programs. To drive revenue, QSR brands need to establish a customer data foundation that allows them to deliver digital guest experiences that are up to date in real time, optimized for the nuances of mobile ordering, and consistent across customer touchpoints.
Leading companies including Burger King, KFC, and CKE Restaurants (Carl's Jr., Hardee's) selected mParticle as their Customer Data Platform due to mParticle's leading platform capabilities, versatile integration directory, and extensive QSR industry experience. Using mParticle, business teams at QSR brands can access a rich first-party customer data set and connect it to their preferred loyalty, CRM, analytics, advertising, and data warehousing tools in real-time, without reliance on engineering resources.
"mParticle allows us to simplify our customer data pipeline and deliver real-time personalized experiences. "With mParticle in place, we can create a 360-degree view of the customer across our brands and power real-time experiences that increase guest engagement."
Asher Perlmutter, CTO at Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI)
As the restaurant industry evolves, mParticle continually develops its offering to empower restaurant brands. Most recently, mParticle has partnered with loyalty providers PAR's Punchh, SessionM, Talon.One, and Paytronix to release new integrations. These integrations allow teams to enrich their loyalty tools with high-quality behavioral data from their CDP, making it easier to trigger contextualized campaigns, and to bring data from their loyalty tool into their CDP, from which it can be synced with engagement tools for better personalization and journey analytics.
mParticle's Cortex AI platform unlocks a new level of customer insights and personalization. Marketing teams at QSR brands are collecting more customer data now than ever before, and increasingly depend on Data Science to gain insights such as next best offer and likelihood to churn. With mParticle's Cortex AI platform, non-technical teams can easily generate predictive insights and use them to increase campaign efficiency and power better personalization across channels.
In addition to these new releases, there are core capabilities that provide ongoing impact for customer-centric QSR brands.
Collect customer data in real time
mParticle native SDKs and APIs allow QSR brands to collect customer data from mobile apps, websites, POS systems, loyalty platforms, and other SaaS tools in real time. With a single point of customer data collection, teams can streamline their customer data tracking and simplify data quality management and governance.
Create a 360-degree view of the customer
mParticle makes it easy for brands to unify guest data across sources and automatically resolves cross-device data to holistic customer profiles. With pre-sign-up purchases unified to known purchases on the same guest profile automatically, teams can spend less time trying to stitch profiles together and more time analyzing the customer journey, delivering tailored experiences to all guests, and building loyalty.
Deliver real-time personalization
Restaurant guests engage on-the-go and expect time-based experiences such as meal delivery, curbside pickup, and order updates. mParticle collects data and syncs it to any connected systems in real-time, enabling marketing teams to orchestrate triggered messages and location-based experiences across channels.
"mParticle is showing incredible traction as the Customer Data Platform of choice by QSR brands," says Jesse Dundon, Managing Director of Restaurant & Convenience at Bounteous. "What sets mParticle apart in the QSR world is the platform's real-time capabilities and unique integrations with loyalty, location, and engagement tools. These tools make it possible for marketing teams to deliver differentiated experiences that are only limited by their creativity."
Beyond QSR, mParticle is the Customer Data Platform of choice for companies across industries, trusted by leading organizations such as NBCUniversal, Airbnb, and JetBlue.
DATA VISUALIZATION, DATA ARCHITECTURE
Alteryx | December 08, 2022
Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, has announced a strategic investment in MANTA, the data lineage company. MANTA enables enterprises to achieve full visibility into the most complex data environments. With this investment from Alteryx Ventures, MANTA will be able to bolster product innovation, expand its partner ecosystem, and grow in key markets. Alteryx's investment in MANTA furthers the company's commitment to enterprise governance, risk, and compliance and accelerates joint product integration.
MANTA empowers data professionals and IT departments to ensure data pipeline health across the enterprise. Alteryx's deep roots in enabling analytics democratization within many of the largest and most complex global enterprises makes it an ideal partner in establishing strong governance practices. Combined, the two companies create an end-to-end solution that enables organizations to deeply understand data lineage, including how data moves through a company, where it originated, how it is transformed and analyzed, and ultimately where it's used. This creates a meaningful audit trail for compliance.
"We are excited to work with MANTA to help companies gain visibility into their data environments. Both companies share a common mission to enable analytics adoption at scale, The MANTA Data Lineage Platform will be a strong partner to our customers looking to efficiently grow their analytics footprint within their teams."
Jay Henderson, SVP of Product Management, Alteryx
Commenting on this partnership, Tomas Kratky, MANTA CEO and Founder, said, Data Lineage is becoming the cornerstone of a modern data management strategy and is at the core of advanced concepts like data fabric, enabling businesses to fully operationalize data and boost internal productivity. We are proud to partner with Alteryx to advance our innovation even further and support our growing customer base on their data journey.
Alteryx Ventures invests in companies with innovative technology and services that complement Alteryx's analytics and data science products and encourage innovation within the analytics ecosystem. Alteryx's vision centers on enabling every person to achieve breakthrough outcomes from data through analytics automation, data science, and unprecedented ease of use.
MANTA is a world-class data lineage platform that helps fix your blind spots and offers a line of sight into your data environment. By automatically scanning your data environment, MANTA builds a powerful map of all data flows and delivers it through a native UI and other channels to both technical and non-technical users. With MANTA, everyone gets full visibility and control of their data pipeline. Visit getmanta.com to learn how MANTA can help your company leverage data as a true corporate asset.
Alteryx powers analytics for all by providing our leading Analytics Automation Platform. Alteryx delivers easy end-to-end automation of data engineering, analytics, reporting, machine learning, and data science processes, enabling enterprises everywhere to democratize data analytics across their organizations for a broad range of use cases. More than 8,000 customers globally rely on Alteryx to deliver high-impact business outcomes.