Cube Dev | June 01, 2022
Cube Dev, the open source startup behind the Cube headless BI platform, launched today an improved API that makes its uniform data definitions available to users of all major business intelligence applications.
Thousands of businesses, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations, have created data stacks that include cloud data warehouses for data storage, Cube for accessing this data and developing data models, and open source front-end tools for data visualization. This stack has facilitated the development of an ecosystem of bespoke data applications and analytics tools incorporated into mobile and desktop apps.
However, a considerably higher proportion of firms employ business intelligence apps and dashboard tools to summarize and store data, with the worldwide market for these applications expected to approach $25 billion USD by 2022.
“It has always been our ambition to make Cube’s power accessible to a great diversity of data consumers. Data needs to be consistent and performant not just for developers but also for analysts and general business users. This requires bringing Cube into the tools where these users already work.”
Artyom Keydunov, Cube Dev’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder
With the addition of a PostgreSQL interface to the Cube platform today, BI applications like Tableau, Superset, and Microsoft Power BI can query Cube as a data source. That is, these tools consume the same concepts and data as bespoke apps and embedded analytics features that leverage Cube's GraphQL and REST APIs.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
InfoSum | July 22, 2022
InfoSum, the world’s leading data collaboration platform, today announced the launch of Platform Sigma, the next evolution in first-party data collaboration and privacy protection. These enhancements, the most significant update in InfoSum’s history, provide organizations with the safest, most secure, and most interoperable infrastructure to build and manage their own data clean rooms.
Platform Sigma is the next-generation data collaboration platform, enabling full-scale transformation, application, and analysis of first-party data without sharing or movement. Platform Sigma provides a featherweight software layer that can sit on top of any existing technology stack to power private and secure collaboration between multiple first-party datasets. These enhancements solve the advertising ecosystem's interoperability challenges and allow for faster and more seamless marketing use cases including deep consumer insights, cross-channel activation, and measurement, with end-to-end protection and security.
“InfoSum has been the driving force behind the rapid adoption of data clean rooms and privacy-enhancing technology. Platform Sigma takes InfoSum’s lead in the industry even further,” said Brian Lesser, InfoSum Chairman and CEO. “Platform Sigma represents the next stage in data collaboration, eliminating all barriers to entry for enterprise organizations to extract the full value from their first-party data – safely and securely – with no risk and no limits.”
Included in the Platform Sigma release:
A file streaming solution that lives within our client’s cloud infrastructure to fully operationalize first-party data without movement, enabling organizations to select, join, and publish data for collaboration with complete control.
Enables enterprise organizations to easily manage, prepare, process, query, and activate first-party data. Transform complex, multi-dimensional datasets as well as log-level files, saving both time and money for users.
Create deeper connections with data and analytics partners through an integrated development framework that enables third parties to build web applications directly on our secure infrastructure to provide advanced insights and functionality.
Seamlessly build and execute advanced analytical models, data visualizations, and more with direct access to a robust library of pre-canned and bespoke queries to optimize planning, segmentation, and measurement strategies.
Accelerate the adoption and use of privacy-enhancing technology across the enterprise tech stack with full API access to the InfoSum platform for greater ease of use within your own environment.
“As our clients continue to scale their first-party data strategies - privacy protection is top of mind. Tools like Platform Sigma allow us to focus on driving strategy and delivering better customer experiences, while allowing our clients to maintain full control of their data. “As InfoSum continues to innovate, Platform Sigma will provide the security, flexibility and speed necessary to enable full-scale use of our clients first-party data.”
Slavi Samardzija, Global CEO of Annalect
“InfoSum has been an integral partner in our first-party data strategy and has played a fundamental role in both the evolution of Planet V and advancements in our marketing sophistication. With the launch of Platform Sigma, InfoSum enables us to deliver even more advanced and granular analytics that will unlock new opportunities for ITV and our partners,” said Lara Izlan, Director of Data Strategy at ITV. “As an early adopter of data clean room technology, we understand the complexities of privacy-safe data collaboration, and Platform Sigma provides the necessary advancements in our mission to maintain end-to-end security and privacy protection for our partners.”
As part of the Platform Sigma launch and the next phase for InfoSum will be the launch of Safe Audience Transfer, an open-source project that leverages the company’s patented privacy-enhancing technology in order to create interoperability between all data silos and systems including clean room-to-clean room operations. Safe Audience Transfer currently powers InfoSum Bunker-to-Bunker interoperability ensuring complete non-movement of data when executing multi-party computation and collaboration within a data clean room, and will be a crucial piece in the democratization of data security and privacy protection for all.
InfoSum is the world’s leading data collaboration platform and the only secure data clean room infrastructure, empowering global businesses to safely use their first-party data at scale to deliver better customer experiences. InfoSum is the only solution that enables true multi-party computation and analysis across unlimited data sets to unlock the full potential of customer data without risk of exposure or misuse. InfoSum’s patented Safe Audience Transfer ensures the complete non-movement of data to create the most protected, most connected, and most accessible data collaboration network.
SingleStore | July 07, 2022
SingleStore, the cloud-native database built for speed, scale and powering real-time data-intensive applications, announced it has been accepted as a Gold Status Partner in Intel’s Disruptor Initiative. The program helps companies push the limits of innovation through technical enablement and multi-channel go-to-market activities. As a result, SingleStore customers will benefit by realizing enhanced database performance and hardware-enhanced security to address real-time data challenges while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).
"SingleStore is excited to join Intel’s prestigious Disruptor Initiative and to work closely with their engineers to optimize the performance of SingleStoreDB on current and future Intel architectures. “This collaboration helps our customers reach new levels of data intensity with real-time analytical and transactional workloads.”
Oliver Schabenberger, chief innovation officer at SingleStore
In running internal benchmarks fueled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators, SingleStore has seen a performance improvement of up to 30%*. In addition, Intel and SingleStore are both members of the Bytecode Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a secure network software foundation, building on standards such as WebAssembly (Wasm) and WebAssembly System Interface. SingleStore recently brought Wasm technology to the database market and has collaborated with Intel to bring this unique optimized technology to market.
Arijit Bandyopadhyay, chief technology officer for enterprise analytics and AI and head of strategy for the enterprise and cloud, DCAI group at Intel Corporation, said: “As the demand for all types of data and high intensity data applications increase, encapsulating complex queries with high ingest speed, high concurrency and low latency requirements, we couldn't be more excited about collaborating with SingleStore to deliver the next generation of real-time data technology on AI – to enhance digital customer experience, improve operations and security, plus generate new revenue streams.”
The effort with Intel is the latest that SingleStore has recently forged with other industry-leading technology companies. Earlier this year, SingleStore partnered with IBM and SAS to deliver ultra-fast insights to accelerate insights for data-intensive applications and reduce TCO. SingleStore growth continues to accelerate due to its unique ability to address real-time applications, strategic partnerships, and investments from leaders like IBM, HPE, Dell Technologies and now Intel.
Users and media see the value of SingleStore, too. SingleStore has been recognized with several industry awards, including San Francisco Business Times Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area and the Deloitte Fast 500 awards. SingleStore also was recently recognized when it won in four top-rated categories from verified user review site TrustRadius in May.
Christoph Malassa, managing consultant and head of analytics and intelligence solutions at Siemens, said this about SingleStore: “With SingleStore, we no longer look at the database as a limiting factor in our business.”
The world’s leading brands rely on data — to make the right business decisions, to deliver exceptional customer experiences and to stay ahead of the competition. This reliance on data brings with it a need for simplicity, speed and scale. SingleStore delivers the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for real-time applications, SingleStoreDB. By combining transactional and analytical workloads, SingleStore eliminates performance bottlenecks and unnecessary data movement to support constantly growing, demanding workloads. Digital giants like Hulu, Uber and Comcast, and many more of the world’s leading SaaS providers choose SingleStore to unleash the power of their data — supercharging exceptional, real-time data experiences for their customers.