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Dremio Announces the Industry’s First SQL Lakehouse Service to Accelerate BI and Analytics

Dremio | July 22, 2021

Dremio Announces the Industry’s First SQL Lakehouse Service to Accelerate BI and Analytics
Dremio, the SQL lakehouse company, today announced its cloud-native SQL-based data lakehouse service, Dremio Cloud. Built for the purpose of the cloud, Dremio Cloud makes cloud data lakes 10x easier and deliver an infinite scale and industry-leading security. It empowers organizations of all sizes to leverage a no-copy open data architecture eliminating the need to copy data into costly and exclusive data warehouses.

Dremio Cloud has reimagined the traditional data lake by combining the best of traditional data warehouses and data lakes into an SQL warehouse. It has also removed the limitations of a traditional data warehouse thus eradicating the cost and complexity of copying and moving data.

A user can be up and running with the Dremio Cloud in just five minutes while most data lake engines take weeks or months to get into production. The onboarding option is automatic and it establishes the necessary connection to the user’s AWS account while allowing the data consumers to connect through their favorite tools and start data querying instantly. Dremio Cloud users don’t need to install, configure, or upgrade any software, and no infrastructure to size, manage, and monitor.

Dremio Cloud is easier for data teams, data scientists, data consumers, and data analysts alike. It includes Dremio’s patent-pending query acceleration technologies (C3 and data reflections™), a semantic layer, and native single-sign-on (OAuth 2.0) connectors in Tableau and Power BI. Companies can run production BI workloads directly on their cloud data lake and data scientists can benefit from high-throughput access to result sets via Apache Arrow.

Dremio Cloud can withstand any analytic workload, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Dremio control plane’s cloud-native micro services and service mesh architecture provides limitless query planning capacity, while the data plane’s multi-engine, multi-replica architecture automatically scales elastically based on workload. Resources are scaled on-demand to use only what's needed. When user demand goes to zero during idle times, customers incur zero Dremio and AWS costs. Additional financial governance capabilities provide visibility, control, and predictability of costs.

Dremio was built to provide the industry’s high levels of security with multiple layers of protection and is launching its cloud service with Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 compliance. Data is encrypted both at rest and on the wire, with state-of-the-art key management that facilitates secure communication between the clients, control plane, and data plane. Advanced role-based access control (RBAC) allows companies to define privileges on every dataset and object in the system. In addition, companies that use enterprise or social identity providers (e.g., Okta) can leverage their existing user and group definitions in Dremio.

About Dremio
Dremio is the SQL Lakehouse company, empowering companies to leverage open data architectures. Dremio’s SQL Lakehouse Platform streamlines data engineering and eliminates the need to copy and move data to proprietary data warehouses or create cubes, aggregation tables and BI extracts, providing flexibility and control for data architects and data engineers, and self-service for data consumers. Founded in 2015, Dremio is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. Investors include Cisco Investments, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures.

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Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who are under tremendous pressure to produce results. One study found that 70% of marketers surveyed expect their demand generation budgets to increase in 2018, with one-third expecting them to increase by more than 20%.1 Of course, generating demand is the job of marketing writ large. Marketers make markets. They work to create groups of viable buyers where none existed before.


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BriefCam Introduces Video Analytics Enabled on Deep Learning Cameras from Axis Communications

BriefCam | September 27, 2021

BriefCam, the industry’s leading provider of Video Content Analytics and VIDEO SYNOPSIS® solutions, today announced availability for BriefCam Video Content Analytics on Axis deep learning cameras in December 2021. Edge video processing on Axis deep learning cameras is a new hybrid deployment option for the BriefCam platform that reduces the total cost of ownership of a real-time video analytics deployment, enables operation in low-bandwidth environments, and makes for faster real-time alerting. Through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, BriefCam is one of the first to leverage the AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) to enable comprehensive analytics directly on Axis Communications’ deep learning camera series. BriefCam analytics are enabled on the Axis deep learning cameras AXIS P3255 and AXIS Q1615 Mk III, which feature a dual chipset of ARTPEC-7 and a deep-learning processing unit (DLPU), as well as the ARTPEC 8 camera series. By enabling BriefCam analytics on the edge, along with post processing and management capabilities, users experience up to six times faster real-time alerting, a 5-10x reduction in bandwidth, and up to 55% less real-time GPU processing servers for real-time processing. This enables greater flexibility and cost efficiency for large scale or distributed video analytics deployments. “Axis is excited for the availability of BriefCam analytics on Axis deep learning cameras, a great step forward toward our shared vision for advancing best-in-class video surveillance technologies, with significant reduction in real-time processing costs for end users. The breadth of BriefCam’s video analytics together with powerful Axis deep clearing cameras, including the new, powerful Axis ARTPEC-8 DLPU enabled cameras, creates an even more scalable and cost-effective solution.” Mats Thulin, Director of Core Technology, Axis Communications “The ability to process BriefCam video analytics at the edge is a game changer for organizations striving to extract valuable data insights from video,” said Gili Rom, VP Strategy and Alliances, BriefCam. “Greater flexibility in deployment architectures and the introduction of a hybrid deployment model through BriefCam enabled on Axis deep learning cameras further extends advanced real time analytics for safety, security and operational efficiency – a technology partnership that has significant benefits for the end user.” About BriefCam BriefCam® is the leading provider of video analytics software that enables people, companies, and communities to unlock the value of video surveillance content. Delivering accurate, flexible, and comprehensive solutions, BriefCam’s video analytics platform provides valuable insights for accelerating investigations, increasing situational awareness, and enhancing operational intelligence. About Axis Communications Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, ​intercom and audio systems.

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Immuta Appoints New Executives to Leadership Team as Market Demand for Universal Data Access Control Surges

Immuta | September 24, 2021

Immuta, the leader in universal cloud data access control, today announced several key executive appointments who will help Immuta accelerate its impressive growth as more organizations invest in automated data access control and security. These executives will further Immuta’s position as the industry leader in data access control and enable the company to focus on global expansion amidst surging adoption of cloud-based data and analytics platforms. Immuta has steadily filled out its leadership team across key market-facing and customer success functions, attracting top talent from the data management space. Key leaders who have joined Immuta this year include: Heather D'Andrea joined as VP, Customer Success. D’Andrea has significant experience leading customer success, customer service, and professional services teams with a track record for developing strong customer relationships and driving value. Brian Shealey joined as VP, Sales, Public & Government Sector with a proven track record of bringing emerging technology to help Federal agencies meet their goals. Shealey will broaden Immuta’s footprint across the U.S. government with responsibility for sales, partnerships, marketing, and go-to-market functions. Ron Ziegler joined as VP, Enterprise Sales. Ziegler will focus on expanding sales across multiple large market segments including financial services, healthcare, and the retail/ecommerce markets, as well as media and entertainment. He has extensive enterprise sales experience, driving expansion and growth with Fortune 1000 companies. Rehan Sadiq, joined as VP, Regional Alliances, Public Sector. Sadiq is responsible for launching and driving partnerships across the Public Sector. Throughout his career, he has built vibrant partner ecosystems. Wayne Milano joined as VP, Go-to-Market Strategy. In this cross functional role, Milano will work closely with Immuta’s marketing, sales, product, customer success, and strategic alliances/partnership teams to ensure the right customer strategy is implemented across their end-to-end journey and experience with Immuta. Matt Allen joined as VP, Corporate Marketing. Allen leads public, analyst, and investor relations with responsibility for promoting Immuta’s brand and driving awareness of Immuta’s value proposition across market segments. "We’re excited to expand our team with proven industry leaders to meet this demand and enable organizations to unlock the power of their data – even the most sensitive data – while improving productivity, reducing time to data, and maintaining strong security. As organizations seek to maximize the value of their data quickly and securely, we are seeing huge demand in Immuta’s universal cloud data access control platform from the financial, insurance, healthcare, life sciences, technology and manufacturing industries, as well as the public sector. It’s been very energizing that industry leaders are excited to join us in our mission to automate data access control and enable the legal and ethical use of data". Matt Carroll, CEO, Immuta About Immuta Immuta is the market leader in cloud data access control, providing data engineering and operations teams one universal platform to control access to analytical data sets in the cloud. Only Immuta can automate access control for any data, on any cloud service, across all compute infrastructure. Data-driven organizations around the world rely on Immuta to speed time to data, safely share more data with more users, and mitigate the risk of data leaks and breaches. Founded in 2015, Immuta is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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C3 AI Reinvents Enterprise Software UX With C3 AI Data Vision

C3 AI | September 23, 2021

C3 AI, the Enterprise AI application software company, today announced the launch of C3 AI® Data Vision, an AI-powered knowledge graph and insight capability that enables near real-time investigation and collaborative data analysis using interactive, intuitive graph network visualizations. Today’s enterprise software is inadequate in representing and delivering insights from the massive volume of data available inside and outside of the enterprise. Enterprise software often consists of static lists and forms, and antiquated workflows fail to properly capture the insights from the data at every point in the user workflow to make it insightful and actionable. Redefining enterprise software with the addition of C3 AI Data Vision, C3 AI adds to its strong portfolio of products including the C3 AI Suite, C3 AI Applications, C3 AI CRM, and C3 AI Ex Machina. C3 AI Data Vision is an AI-powered knowledge and insight product enabling the future of enterprise software. C3 AI Data Vision enables advanced network and temporal analytics through a rich visual and interactive workflow-enabled interface. C3 AI Data Vision allows organizations to extract valuable insights from their data by interrelating disparate data, machine learning (ML) models, and associated processes to provide graphic visualization and analysis, allowing analysts to conduct deep investigations powered by enterprise AI. Using C3 AI Data Vision, organizations can: Readily visualize and understand the interdependencies of data, application processes, ML models, and user personas as modeled in the C3 AI Suite. Run more effective analyses through a unified graphical representation of all entities and interactions across time and space. Accelerate investigations with enterprise AI that automatically surfaces relevant entities, relationships, and patterns, while locating supporting evidence through a comprehensive metadata catalog and data lineage. Attain new insights more quickly and effectively through secure and scalable data ingest pipelines that parse information in near real-time and immediately expose the most recent insights to all users with alerts and collaborative workflows. C3 AI Data Vision changes the game in enterprise AI. This represents a step function in intuitive user-interface design for enterprise application software. After three decades, we have finally moved beyond clunky tables and forms. C3 AI CEO Thomas M. Siebel With C3 AI Data Vision, data analysts and developers can easily: Visualize data from multiple sources, including both structured and unstructured data. Use predictive relationship management (e.g., people, organizations, locations, things, and events) in a time-varying graph network visualization while capturing and maintaining all temporal and spatial relationships. Review all interactions across entities and visualize the interaction density across time, discovering patterns and temporal shifts to reveal next best actions and explore new hypotheticals. Uncover potential targets, anomalies, complex patterns, and entity relationships via AI-based insights. Visualize all metadata relationships for data, analytics, and ML models, including the rich reusability and inheritance structure. Trace all data and analytic outputs back to their source. C3 AI Data Vision is available for all C3 AI applications and is available as a stand-alone data visualization product. About C3.ai, Inc. C3.ai, Inc. (NYSE:AI) is the Enterprise AI application software company that accelerates digital transformation for organizations globally. C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products: C3 AI® Suite, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating large-scale AI applications; C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS AI applications; C3 AI CRM, a suite of industry-specific CRM applications designed for AI and machine learning; and C3 AI Ex Machina, a no-code AI solution to apply data science to everyday business problems. The core of the C3 AI offering is an open, model-driven AI architecture that dramatically simplifies data science and application development.

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Clearsense Acquires Plug-and-Play AI Analytics Firm

Clearsense | September 22, 2021

Clearsense, an AI-powered data analytics platform company that translates healthcare data into highly consumable insights, today announced the acquisition of Compellon, a privately-held, plug-and-play AI analytics company based in Lake Forest, California. The multi-patented Compellon technology uses AI to re-engineer predictive modeling, removing the technical burden from users. The technology is a hand in glove complement to the end-to-end Clearsense platform which cleans, organizes, and enriches data to transform it into ready-to-use, insights that users trust. Clearsense Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Charles Boicey stated, "Compellon's game changing technology directly supports our mission to rapidly make data analytics nearly as easy as a Google query for clinicians and everyday users." Boicey added, "With this solution, clinicians and other users can bypass the arduous, time-consuming manual process of testing hypothesis, and see results in hours instead of weeks or more." The Compellon predictive modeling solution is a cornerstone of the Clearsense advanced analytics and research platform. Advanced end-to-end solutions like Clearsense are beckoning in a new era of the citizen data scientist in healthcare by empowering everyday users to solve business and clinical problems without the technical expertise previously required. About Clearsense Clearsense transforms healthcare data into insights that users can trust and act on. The data and analytics platform is cloud-based, AI-enabled, and HITRUST-certified. By actively managing how data is ingested, organized, translated, enriched, and governed, data accuracy and quality are confirmed. A full suite of advisory services led by project managers, industry, and clinical experts ensures that data governance, implementation, and analytics are rapidly mainstreamed. A growing list of leading health systems use the Clearsense end-to-end platform to drive faster and better clinical, financial, and operational outcomes.

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Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who are under tremendous pressure to produce results. One study found that 70% of marketers surveyed expect their demand generation budgets to increase in 2018, with one-third expecting them to increase by more than 20%.1 Of course, generating demand is the job of marketing writ large. Marketers make markets. They work to create groups of viable buyers where none existed before.

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