BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Alation | January 12, 2023
On January 11, 2023, Alation Inc., one of the leaders in enterprise data intelligence solutions, announced the launched of a partner program for the Open Connector Framework to deliver connectivity to new data sources. Using the Alation the Open Connector Framework, an SDK that simplifies the creation of Alation connectors, the new program creates an ecosystem of partners to extend connectivity options. Alation's new partner program complements the Open Data Quality Initiative, announced in 2022, and reinforces the company's continued commitment to open extensibility.
Alation provides connectors to more than 80 data sources, including Databricks, Snowflake, AWS, and Tableau. As the contemporary data stack becomes more complex and businesses deploy a growing number of disparate data sources, improving visibility across the data stack is crucial to improving data trust, accelerating time to value, and encouraging data-driven decision-making.
Certified partners get integration materials that guide them through the process of integrating and creating unique connections. Furthermore, certification gives consumers peace of mind by indicating that vendor-built connections are reliable and will integrate easily with Alation.
With the partner program for the open connector framework, Alation clients have access to a broader range of customer-specific BI platforms, data transformations, databases, pipeline tools, and cloud applications, as well as a more comprehensive view of their data. In addition, as partners develop innovative, new connections, clients can take metadata from almost any data source and access it via the Alation Data Catalog.
Chief Product Officer, Alation, Raj Gossain, said, "Our goal is to make Alation the most open and extensible data catalog on the market, and the Partner Program for the Open Connector Framework is a key step in that journey."
(Source: Globe Newswire)
Alation is the industry leaders in enterprise data intelligence solutions, such as data search and discovery, data stewardship, data governance, analytics, and digital transformation. The company’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. Alation combines machine learning with human insights to effectively solve even the most challenging issues in data and metadata management, thanks to its robust Behavioral Analysis Engine, built-in collaborative features, and open APIs.
Alation has been named three times to Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces list, is a 2022 UK's Best WorkplacesTM for Women, and is a 2022 UK's Best WorkplacesTM in Technology. The company has backing from Costanoa, Blackstone, Databricks Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, and many others.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA ARCHITECTURE
Couchbase | January 19, 2023
On January 18, 2023, Couchbase, Inc., a cloud database platform company, announced the availability of Couchbase Capella™ Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on Azure. As a result, customers of Couchbase will be able to take the benefits of the trusted Azure cloud platform with smooth deployment and management.
Capella on Azure enables clients to enhance application alignment and support hybrid and multi-cloud strategies on a single platform. In addition, it delivers the best price-to-performance ratio among DBaaS providers.
General Manager of Microsoft Azure at Microsoft Corp, Jake Zborowski, said, "With Capella on Microsoft Azure, customers around the world can easily deploy premium-experience modern applications to run on the trusted Azure platform." He also stated, "We're happy to welcome Couchbase Capella to the growing Azure ecosystem."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Capella is an entirely managed DBaaS that offloads database operations. As a result, it drastically reduces the total cost of ownership, provides developers with database flexibility, and allows performance at scale for creating modern applications. In addition, the familiarity with SQL++ as the query language and the new user interface of Capella, which was influenced by popular developer-centric tools such as GitHub, reduces the learning curve for developers and other users across companies, resulting in better agility and productivity.
Couchbase Capella’s client advantages include:
Mobile and IoT app synchronization
High availability and automated scaling
Cost efficiency at scale
Senior VP of Product Management and Business Operations at Couchbase, Scott Anderson, said, "We are investing heavily in making Capella more accessible than ever before to give developers and organizations a cloud database platform to power their most mission-critical applications." He added, "Providing flexibility to go across cloud service providers is a huge advantage in today's multi- and hybrid-cloud world. By extending Capella to Azure, we can better support our customers as they deploy innovative applications on the cloud of their choice."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Couchbase, Inc. is an American public software firm that develops and offers commercial packages and support for Couchbase Server and Couchbase Lite, which are both open-source, NoSQL, multi-model, document-oriented database software packages that store JSON documents or a key-value database. The company's objective is to make it easier for developers and architects to create, deploy, and use modern apps in any location. It has redesigned the database with its fast, flexible, and cost-effective cloud database platform, Capella, enabling enterprises to develop apps that offer superior customer experiences rapidly. Over 30 percent of Fortune 100 rely on Couchbase to power their modern apps.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Striim | December 01, 2022
Striim, Inc., today announced the availability of Striim Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the fastest way for customers to deliver real-time data and insights to power real-time analytics, business intelligence, and decision-making to meet the needs of the digital economy. Striim Cloud is the industry’s first and only fully-managed, unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for real-time streaming data integration and analytics from both on-premise or hybrid cloud mission-critical applications. With a few clicks, customers can easily build real-time data pipelines to stream trillions of events every day with Streaming SQL, backed by enterprise-grade operational, security, and management features. Striim Cloud’s zero-maintenance, highly scalable platform enables customers to transform their businesses by adopting new cloud models, digitizing legacy systems, and modernizing their application infrastructure.
Enterprises are increasing their investments in cloud technologies, process automation, and data-driven workflows to develop and deploy new products and experiences across their organizations. These shifts are accelerated by sophisticated and data-intensive applications driven by cloud-based solutions and vast amounts of diverse data and insights. With a real-time model for streaming data, operations leaders can ensure their analytics architecture has access to the best possible information to inform their business decisions.
Legacy technologies mainly rely on “batch” based solutions that limit new modern, data-driven business needs. Real-time streaming data and analytics, by comparison, inform customer strategies and tactics across the entire organization, but to be effective, customers need real-time systems to ingest, process, query, and analyze data to deliver insights and enable decisions in real time. Striim Cloud on AWS delivers these capabilities.
“The ability to make strategic business decisions in real-time is critical to becoming a market leader in today’s digital economy. “Striim Cloud is an easy-to-use, powerful, SaaS solution that runs natively on AWS giving enterprises an invaluable advantage in delighting their customers through data-driven actionable insights. We’re thrilled to make Striim Cloud’s capabilities available to AWS customers worldwide.”
Alok Pareek, Striim’s co-founder and EVP, Product, Striim Inc.
Striim Cloud on AWS is the only solution that delivers the real-time autonomous data pipelines that enable enterprises of all sizes, from FORTUNE 50 giants to startups, to seamlessly evolve their legacy application architectures to modern, cloud-native architectures with minimum disruption. The platform uses change data capture (CDC) to detect source database changes, removing the impact on other operations and maintaining the most up-to-date data possible. Customers can continuously query, enrich and run analysis on a live data stream in transit rather than query the data after it has reached the target database or data warehouse, making it possible to build applications on the pipeline and expand data capabilities without impacting performance.
Striim Cloud on AWS delivers multiple capabilities for digital transformation to the enterprise:
Striim Cloud delivers instant access to what’s happening right now across multiple applications: With real-time streaming data, IT can instantly know what’s happening, from customer behavior to marketing campaigns to supply-chain operations and more. Striim Cloud’s real-time streaming model is inherently superior to legacy ETL batch methods.
Striim Cloud delivers the simplicity, elasticity, and scalability of the cloud: Customers have a unified view of all data pipelines. They can add new pipelines or modify existing pipelines while Striim does the heavy lifting in the background to support them. Striim Cloud supports cloud-native services and integrations. This foundation enables enterprises to adapt to changing market requirements at will.
Striim Cloud Enterprise super-charges enterprise innovation: Building applications based on real-time data gives enterprises a competitive edge. Striim Cloud makes it easy to innovate on applications leveraging data for new use cases.
Striim, Inc. is the only supplier of unified, real-time data streaming and integration for analytics and operations in the Digital Economy. Striim Platform and Striim Cloud make it easy to continuously ingest, process, and deliver high volumes of real-time data from diverse sources (both on-premises or in the cloud) to support multi- and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Striim collects data in real time from enterprise databases (using non-intrusive change data capture), log files, messaging systems, and sensors, and delivers it to virtually any target on-premises or in the cloud with sub-second latency enabling real-time operations and analytics.