BigID | July 26, 2022
BigID, the leading data intelligence platform that enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for privacy, security, and governance, continues its market leadership in cloud data protection and risk posture solutions in both coverage and native integrations with AWS.
With more native controls for AWS than any other data security solution, customers gain more insight into their data, integrated support, and deep data protection across their cloud data:
More Native AWS Cloud Coverage - including AWS S3, DynamoDB, Redshift, EMR, RDS, Aurora, Athena, Kinesis
More Auxiliary AWS Cloud Coverage - including Snowflake, Databricks, MongoDB, Atlas, Cassandra, Couchbase, CockroachBD, Postgres
More Native AWS Identity & Access Support - including AWS IAM Roles, AWS KMS, AWS Secrets Manager
More Native AWS Account Governance- including AWS Security Hub, AWS Control Tower, AWS Config
More Native AWS Data Governance - including AWS Glue & Lake Formation data tagging & access controls
More Automated AWS Data Discovery - including Global Accounts, Nested Accounts, Ephemeral Resources, New Bucketsv
BigID solutions - including BigID's data intelligence platform alongside SmallID - provide unmatched coverage, integration, and control for data protection and privacy in AWS cloud, and are available in the AWS Marketplace.
BigID's data intelligence platform enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for privacy, security, and governance. Customers deploy BigID to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their regulated, sensitive, and personal data across their data landscape. BigID has been recognized for its data intelligence innovation as a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100, the 2021 Inc 5000 as the #19th fastest growing company and #1 in Security, a Business Insider 2020 AI Startup to Watch, and an RSA Innovation Sandbox winner.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT,DATA SCIENCE
Nvidia | September 06, 2022
Nvidia is collaborating with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to equip governments and developer communities in 10 nations with data science training and technology to support more informed policymaking and accelerate how resources are allocated.
The initiative will empower the countries’ national statistical offices — agencies that handle population censuses data, economic policies, healthcare and more — by providing AI hardware, training for data scientists and ecosystem support.
Known as the United AI Alliance, the initiative is led by the UNECA, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (the Global Partnership), which facilitates data partnerships for public good, and Nvidia. Future Tech, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based IT solution provider and member of the Nvidia Partner Network, is the Alliance’s inaugural funding and global distribution partner.
“Population data is critical information for policy decisions, whether it’s for urban planning, climate action or monitoring the spread of COVID-19,” said Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics at UNECA. “Without a strong digital infrastructure, many of these nations struggled to collect and report data during the pandemic.”
Better public health data can help countries track real-time COVID infection rates, detect hotspots and target their response efforts. And beyond the pandemic, strengthening data systems will allow local experts to connect population statistics to agricultural data, climate trends and economic indicators.
Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Benefits
Future Tech is covering the cost of procurement and overseeing the distribution and deployment of Nvidia-Certified Systems and data science workstations powered by Nvidia RTX and Nvidia Quadro RTX GPUs for each country — starting with Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Up next will be Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Togo.
“Public-sector institutions play a critical role in providing the data used for policymaking at all levels. But often they face huge gaps in infrastructure and expertise required to tap the benefits of the data revolution.”
Future Tech founder and CEO Bob Venero
To further support the countries’ data science capabilities, Nvidia is teaming up with local universities, research institutes and data science communities to build a pipeline of developers that can extract insights from census information and other data sources.
“This is the first time many of these countries will be digitizing their census efforts, which represents a potential goldmine of data,” said Keith Strier, VP of AI Nations at Nvidia. “By connecting these efforts with the local developer ecosystem, we can help more organizations harness this for the benefit of society.”
Nvidia is putting together a curriculum of free Deep Learning Institute courses — starting with fundamentals such as accelerated computing with CUDA Python and accelerated data science workflows — tailored to the needs of each country’s national statistical office. It’s also providing access to workshops and data science teaching kits for each of the nations.
This work extends the company’s support of AI and data science in Africa through the Nvidia Inception startup program and the Nvidia Emerging Chapters initiative, which bolsters developer communities in emerging markets with education and technical resources.
Using Data to Drive Environmental and Social Progress
Around the world, the pandemic has accelerated the transition to digitization. The United AI Alliance is supporting this transformation by working with grassroots groups at the core of AI development in Africa, with the goal of enabling data practitioners in every region to build meaningful solutions to local challenges.
Many of the continent’s developers are part of local technology communities, including groups like the Kenya-based AI Center of Excellence or nonprofit organization Data Science Africa. United AI Alliance is pairing many of these developers with governments to drive new data analysis projects.
“Many countries are still excluded from using big data, AI and digital technologies to improve the quality of information for making decisions,” said Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership. “Together we can change that and collaborate to support data-driven progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.”
While the project’s initial focus is in Africa, the collaborators plan to roll out the same model in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Arcadia | July 13, 2022
Arcadia, a leading data analytics platform for healthcare and life sciences, today announced the availability of Arcadia Research Data through AWS Data Exchange, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) industry data solution that makes it easy for customers to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data from a wide range of providers. It offers data delivery through files tables, and application programming interfaces (APIs) from 250+ third-party data set providers, all in one place. With a vast catalog of 3,000+ data products and straightforward subscription options using AWS account credentials, AWS Data Exchange makes it easy for customers to ingest third-party data and analyze it with a wide variety of AWS data and analytics and machine learning services.
Through AWS Data Exchange, research organizations can easily submit a request to review and evaluate a 10,000-patient sample data set from Arcadia. Arcadia Research Data contains de-identified clinical data for nearly 50 million patients across the United States. This data is collected from integrated delivery networks and accountable care organization clients using Arcadia's analytical platform.
Arcadia Research Data is built on an active clinical and claims-based patient population set that features comprehensive visibility across payers, multiple sites of care, and the entire clinical patient journey.
Using AWS Data Exchange, research organizations can easily discover and evaluate Arcadia Research Data to unlock insights to support whole-person care. By removing the friction of finding, procuring, and using clinical data across global sources, AWS Data Exchange enables customers to quantify health outcomes, accelerate research and clinical trial design, and understand patient sentiment and social determinants of health. From a single cloud catalog, research organizations can easily find, subscribe to, and use thousands of diverse real-world data sets and healthcare APIs to generate evidence, identify trends, and accelerate research.
"We are excited to release our data set more broadly in AWS Data Exchange to unlock transformative insights in life sciences research. "More importantly, Arcadia's work with AWS will help research organizations solve data-fulfillment challenges that have often hindered researchers' ability to quantify health outcomes, accelerate research, and improve patient care."
Jim Robbins, SVP of Life Sciences at Arcadia
Arcadia is dedicated to happier, healthier days for all. We transform data into powerful insights that deliver results. Through our partnerships with the nation's leading health systems, payers, and life science companies, we are growing a community of innovation to improve care, maximize value, and confront emerging challenges.