BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, MACHINE LEARNING
Globenewswire | April 05, 2023
Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced expanded partnerships with Databricks, the lakehouse company, and dbt Labs, the pioneer in analytics engineering, to extend knowledge, collaboration, and trust across the modern data stack. Joint customers can now easily integrate rich metadata from Databricks Unity Catalog and leverage a new connector that provides support for dbt Core and dbt Cloud in Alation. As a result, users have a better understanding of their data landscape and can view underlying data changes and transformations to power data intelligence.
In the modern data stack, data lives in a variety of source systems and formats in preparation for transformation and analysis. To find, understand, and trust data that spans multiple technologies across an organization, users need a single-pane-of-glass view of the most valuable data within their ecosystem. With these recent integrations, metadata is visible within Alation, enabling users to better understand the data being leveraged, as well as its historical use, to ensure business decisions are made on high-quality and trusted data.
“The combination of Alation plus Databricks Unity Catalog, and Alation plus dbt Cloud, brings much-needed data intelligence with critical components of the modern data stack,” said Diby Malakar, VP of product management, Alation. “Metadata offers invaluable context to data users seeking to better understand their data’s path and collaborate across the organization. We’re looking forward to growing our partnerships with Databricks and dbt Labs to help data teams stay on track, work together, and increase confidence in data-driven decisions.”
Power Self-Discovery with Databricks Unity Catalog
Alation connects to more than 100 data sources, including Databricks, dbt Labs, Snowflake, AWS, and Tableau. The expanded connector with Databricks Unity Catalog empowers joint customers to better understand data that lives in their cloud-based technology stack. Organizations that leverage Databricks, which is specifically optimized for cloud environments, process and transform massive quantities of data that span multiple workspaces and systems.
Now, with the expanded connector to Databricks Unity Catalog, joint customers can sample and profile data, and compose queries on data from the Databricks Lakehouse, directly in Alation.
Sampling provides a preview of a small slice of data, its structure, and how it can be used.
Profiling provides a high-level view on the statistics of the data, such as minimum, maximum, median, and null, enabling users to observe potential quality and fit at a glance.
Compose, Alation’s SQL query tool, enables users to search data sources with real-time warnings and lowers the barrier to entry with its autocomplete function that generates suggestions as users write queries.
Data engineers and data scientists will now benefit from increased self-service at scale, faster migration, and the ability to collaborate inside Alation with enhanced context around the systems being used.
“Whether you’re a data owner or user, you need to understand the context around the data being used to accelerate time to value and garner trusted insights,” said Ariel Amster, Director of Strategic Technology Partners at Databricks. “By integrating Unity Catalog with Alation, data teams can easily search across multiple sources and workplaces to power self-discovery and streamline governance. This is a critical step before leveraging any data set, to improve the accuracy of their predictive models, and we’re thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Alation.”
Gain Visibility into Data Changes with dbt Labs
Metadata plays a key role in enabling data users to quickly search, discover, and understand their data within Alation – an especially important feature for data engineers as they prepare increasing quantities of data for analysis.
The new connector for dbt Core and dbt Cloud extracts dbt descriptions for curated data in Alation, as well as dbt lineage for data warehouses, such as Snowflake, Redshift, and PostgreSQL. As a result, business users can fully understand the changes and transformations made to underlying data. Now, users can navigate, search, curate, flag, tag, and view lineage for data assets built with dbt in one location, increasing productivity and producing higher-quality results. The integration builds upon Alation’s extensive partner network, which utilizes the Open Connector Framework (OCF), and further cements the company’s ongoing commitment to open extensibility.
Alation is a Platinum Sponsor at the Fivetran Modern Data Stack Conference, scheduled for April 4-5 in San Francisco, California. To learn more about how Alation enables the modern data stack, visit Alation’s booth (#4) to schedule a demo with the Databricks Unity Catalog and new dbt Labs connector.
Also, attend the “Look Before You Leap” session on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. presented by Mitesh Shah, vice president of market strategy at Alation, which will explore how to avoid clogged pipelines with data intelligence.
Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 450 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision-making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Draft Kings, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, Nasdaq, Parexel, Pfizer, Salesforce, Virgin Australia, and Vista. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list three times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech. The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, including Blackstone, Costanoa, Databricks Ventures, DCVC, Dell Technologies Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Sanabil Investments, Sapphire, Snowflake Ventures, Thoma Bravo, and Union Grove.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BIG DATA
HPCwire | May 23, 2023
Atempo, a leading European software manufacturer of data protection and data management solutions, and Do IT Now, a European leader in HPC services, announce today their partnership to deliver enhanced data management services to support HPC users.
To effectively solve their data services challenges, Do IT Now is integrating Atempo’s Miria, a comprehensive all-in-one data management platform for very large unstructured data, in its portfolio.
European Alliance for HPC Services
By integrating Atempo’s Miria into their solution product portfolio, Do IT Now provides HPC users with a full suite of data management capabilities from analytics to backup, archiving, migration and beyond.
With key capabilities such as Air Gap and DR orchestration to control the risk of ransomware and analytics delivering actionable insights translated into data movement workflows to implement best-in-class data flow strategies, Atempo’s Miria Data Management platform is the cornerstone for HPC community to achieve their goal and support their growth.
This collaboration is aiming to bring benefits to HPC users in a wide range of industries, such as research, financial services, pharmaceutical, life science and many others. By combining Atempo’s proven solutions with Do IT Now’s expertise in HPC, the partnership provides more effective management and protection of mission critical data.
Whenever you are faced with challenges towards Data Mobility/Migration/Archive/Backup/Analytics on heterogenous storages with demanding performance requirements, Do IT Now through all-in-one Miria data management platform will provide you with a high-end solution solving your pain on-premises, in full cloud or hybrid environment regardless of the disk/object/tape/optical source and target involved.
“We are excited to partner with Do IT Now to extend our data management and data protection solutions to HPC users across Italy, Spain, France, and Germany,” said Pietro Pugliese, Atempo’s Country Manager, Italy. ” Do IT Now’s recognized expertise in the HPC domain, together with Atempo’s top-tier technology, will allow us to provide the most effective solutions and support for our shared clients.”
Cosma Belli, EMEA Business Development Manager, added: “We are proud to collaborate with Atempo, a company that mirrors our dedication to delivering high-quality solutions and services to our customers. With this partnership, we can offer HPC users a robust suite of data management and data protection capabilities that will help them better manage and secure their data.”
Atempo is a leading independent European-based software vendor with an established global presence providing solutions to protect, store, move and recover all mission-critical data sets for thousands of companies worldwide. With over 30 years’ experience in data protection and data management, Atempo offers a complete range of proven solutions for physical and virtual servers’ backup, workstations, and migration between different storages of very large data volumes. To continuously improve the satisfaction of its customers and partners, the group is committed to a process of continuous improvement of its solutions and services and has thus obtained the ISO 9001 certification for its Quality Management System. Recently, Atempo is listed as a Top Manufacturer in the Worldwide Scale-Out NAS Market in 2022.
About Do IT Now
Founded in 2020 Do IT Now is an alliance of Italy-based Do IT Systems, Spain-based HPCNow! and France based UCit. With more than 30 years of experience providing HPC solutions in the fields of science and engineering, the alliance has established itself as a leader in HPC services in Europe. Its group members generate about 10 million euro in annual revenue and consist of more than 100 HPC-focused professionals. Do IT Now, operates out of offices in Montpellier (France), Munich (Germany), Barcelona (Spain) and Turin (Italy).
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY
Businesswire | May 10, 2023
Gurucul, the most visionary Next-Gen SIEM solution provider, today announced the launch of the Gurucul Security Analytics and Operations platform, Powered by Snowflake, that will enable customers to seamlessly run Gurucul’s Next-Gen SIEM, Open XDR, UEBA, and Identity Analytics solutions on the Snowflake Data Cloud.
The platform allows data, services and applications to be optimally deployed between the Snowflake Data Cloud and Gurucul’s cloud-native infrastructure. Organizations can consolidate all their enterprise and security data into a single location and leverage next-gen analytics for real-time threat detection and automated response to data breaches, and internal and external threats.
“Security teams want more accurate and efficient threat detection tools and a unified view of their operations, including the cloud, without increasing costs or forcing changes to other parts of IT,” said Nilesh Dherange, CTO of Gurucul. “Gurucul and Snowflake’s partnership delivers on all these fronts, with Snowflake providing a modern security data lake and Gurucul providing powerful analytics, faster threat detection, and more efficient investigations and resolution.”
"Gurucul and Snowflake’s joint solution provides exciting new ways for security teams to protect their environments at scale,” said John Bland, Cybersecurity Data Cloud Principal at Snowflake. “Customers are now able to leverage Gurucul’s Security Analytics and Operations platform for advanced threat detection, investigation and response on top of their Snowflake Security Data Lake. Customers now have a way to quickly identify and address new, emerging and unknown threats that evade most traditional security solutions. We are pleased to be working with Gurucul to advance cybersecurity use cases in the Snowflake Data Cloud."
Gurucul’s solutions improve SOC efficiency, reduce threat detection time, decrease manual effort through automation, and deliver analytics for automated detection and targeted threat response. Gurucul was positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management and ranked in the top three for all SIEM use cases in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SIEM.
Capabilities of Gurucul’s solutions include:
Poly-Cloud Threat Detection, Investigation, and Response (TDIR) - Deployment, analytics and detection on any cloud
Threat Intel & Content - Large library of open threat models, MITRE ATT&CK mapping and curated threat intelligence powered by Gurucul Threat Labs
Enterprise Risk Engine - All-encompassing analytics-derived risk scoring to accelerate investigation and high-fidelity response
Gurucul STUDIO™ - Customizable analytics and transparent machine learning models to accommodate custom use cases
Customers can also leverage Snowflake’s single, integrated platform for cost-effective and boundless cloud storage for all their security data. Compute power can be scaled as needed for real-time investigations across terabytes of data. This is especially important as data volume continues to grow, and enterprises need more scalable, cost-effective ways to store data.
Gurucul’s Security Analytics and Operations platform is available now. To learn more about this partnership, click here.
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Gurucul is a global cyber security company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Gurucul’s real-time Cloud-Native Security Analytics and Operations Platform provides customers with Next Generation SIEM, Open XDR, UEBA, and Identity and Access Analytics in one unified platform. It combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent and detect breaches. Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cybercrimes, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise as well as for log aggregation, compliance, and risk-based security orchestration and automation for real-time extended detection and response. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit https://gurucul.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.