Big Data Management
NetApp | October 13, 2023
NetApp renews its partnership with Ducati Corse for the 2023-2025 seasons.
NetApp becomes the team's Official Data Infrastructure Partner.
The collaboration results in a virtual data management solution for real-time race analytics.
NetApp, a prominent cloud-led, data-centric software firm, has recently announced the renewal of its partnership agreement with Ducati Corse for the 2023 to 2025 seasons. In this capacity, NetApp is the team's Official Data Infrastructure Partner. A significant outcome of this enduring collaboration is a virtual data management and insights solution primarily designed to enhance race analytics and research and development processes. This solution leverages NetApp's ONTAP technology in conjunction with NetApp SnapMirror and NetApp FlexCache.
In the world of Grand Prix racing, speed is of paramount importance. Ducati Corse identified that the synchronization between the racetrack and the various engineering teams spread across multiple locations, including the Borgo Panigale headquarters, was too slow. Recognizing the potential to address this limitation effectively, Ducati turned to NetApp to co-create a state-of-the-art data insights and management solution. This solution empowers engineers with almost real-time data sharing and analytics, enabling tech teams to extract maximum value from test and race weekend sessions. Such data-driven insights often make the difference between securing pole position and starting further down the grid.
Key advantages of this collaboratively engineered solution encompass:
Seamless connectivity enables engineers to access consistently available data from any location within Ducati's data infrastructure clusters.
Capturing valuable data insights from an elite racing environment and making them accessible for utilization across all Ducati business units.
Implementation of a software-defined approach, which results in a robust and efficient data storage foundation built on NetApp's ONTAP technology. This approach benefits from NetApp's extensive experience in enterprise data management innovation and product leadership.
Optimization of data transfer through NetApp ONTAP with SnapMirror, ensuring unified, high-speed, and secure replication of data.
Introduction of FlexCache remote caching for actively read data, significantly enhancing the speed and productivity of collaboration across multiple locations while simultaneously reducing WAN bandwidth costs and increasing data throughput.
Notably, since 2018, NetApp and Ducati have maintained a fruitful collaboration aimed at successfully managing 200 applications and supporting 90 virtual machines within a disaster recovery center. NetApp delivers the speed and capacity to facilitate the management of branch operations and on-site data analysis for Ducati while seamlessly transitioning data to a hybrid cloud environment. This, in turn, significantly reduces the time required for prototyping and expediting the development and release of new motorcycles to the market.
Oracle | September 25, 2023
Oracle introduces a data, analytics, and AI platform for Fusion Cloud Applications to enhance business outcomes.
The platform offers 360-degree Data Models, Prescriptive AI/ML Models, Rich Interactive Analytics, and Intelligent Applications.
Oracle plans to extend the platform to NetSuite and other industry applications, enriching analytics offerings.
Oracle has recently unveiled the Fusion Data Intelligence Platform, a cutting-edge data, analytics, and AI solution designed to empower Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications users to enhance their business outcomes through the fusion of data-driven insights and intelligent decision-making. This groundbreaking platform, which builds upon the foundations of the Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse product, offers business data-as-a-service with automated data pipelines, comprehensive 360-degree data models for critical business entities, interactive analytics, AI/ML models, and intelligent applications. These ready-to-use capabilities run on top of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Data Lakehouse services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Analytics Cloud, thereby facilitating complete extensibility across data, analytics, AI/ML, and application layers.
The Oracle Fusion Data Intelligence Platform presents the following suite of pre-built capabilities that are designed to empower Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications users to unlock the full potential of their data:
360-Degree Data Models: This will equip business users with a cohesive and comprehensible representation of their organizational data, allowing them to discern the intricate relationships between data and business processes. By providing a range of conformed data models based on Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications data and other data sources, this platform offers a 360-degree view of various facets of a business, including customers, accounts, products, suppliers, and employees.
Prescriptive AI/ML Models: Leveraging pre-configured AI/ML models, such as workforce skills assessment and customer payment forecasting, organizations can solve specific business problems by automating labor-intensive tasks, freeing up resources for strategic endeavors. Furthermore, it empowers organizations to rapidly analyze substantial datasets, uncovering invaluable insights and patterns that can drive business growth and efficiency.
Rich Interactive Analytics: Business users can seamlessly explore and visualize their data using pre-built dashboards, reports, and key performance indicators (KPIs). Additionally, Analytics Cloud features like natural language query, auto insights, and mobile applications allow quick access to data and insights.
Intelligent Applications: These applications go beyond providing insights offering intelligent recommendations based on pre-existing data models, AI/ML models, and analytics content. They enable organizations to make informed decisions swiftly, ultimately improving business outcomes.
The Fusion Data Intelligence Platform is a pivotal step in a long-term vision to transition from data and analytics to actionable decisions that drive business success. Importantly, this platform will extend its reach beyond Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, with plans to offer the same foundational platform for NetSuite and across various Oracle industry applications, such as healthcare, financial services, and utilities, to facilitate cross-domain insights.
The Fusion Data Intelligence Platform includes an extensive portfolio of ready-to-use analytics for Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM), and Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX). These analytics offerings have been further enriched with the following additions:
Oracle Fusion ERP Analytics: The introduction of Accounting Hub analytics empowers finance teams to create a system of insights for accounting data sourced from Oracle Accounting Hub sub-ledger applications.
Oracle Fusion SCM Analytics: New Manufacturing analytics provide manufacturers with timely insights into work order performance, enhancing shop floor efficiency by rapidly identifying anomalies and continually optimizing plan-to-produce processes by connecting insights across supply chain data.
Oracle Fusion HCM Analytics: The addition of Inferred Skills, Payroll Costing, and Continuous Listening analytics equips organizational leaders with integrated workforce insights, covering employee skills, payroll trends and anomalies, and the efficacy of a continuous listening strategy at any given point in time.
Oracle Fusion CX Analytics: The new Quote-to-Cash analytics extend the analysis beyond the lead-to-opportunity pipeline by offering insights into how the price, contract, and quote process influences the overall customer experience.
Big Data Management
Business Wire | October 04, 2023
Teradata (NYSE: TDC) and ActionIQ announced today a new joint-offering for marketing and customer experience (CX) activations for Teradata VantageCloud customers. This new offering, which includes integration with VantageCloud and ActionIQ, is now complete and ready for customers. The collaboration highlights Teradata’s open and connected ecosystem, which includes a strong partnership with ActionIQ to leverage the companies’ collective expertise in advertising and marketing technology for CX.
Together, the two companies aim to democratize access to customer data across the enterprise while providing technical teams with enhanced control. By combining the harmonized data approach and advanced analytics of Teradata VantageCloud with the full capability of ActionIQ’s modern customer experience apps, businesses can gain a comprehensive 360-degree view of customers, foster more meaningful engagements, and deliver superior experiences.
The partnership between Teradata and ActionIQ is a win for customers interested in enhancing their customer experience and driving profitable growth, said Lisa Stewart, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners and Alliances at Teradata. With ActionIQ's expertise in advertising and marketing technology for CX, combined with Teradata's complete cloud analytics and data platform, businesses can unlock the full potential of their customer data, enhance agility, accelerate time-to-value, and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
“Teradata's unmatched legacy in data analytics and ActionIQ's marketer-friendly CDP (customer data platform) position us to redefine customer experiences," said Tasso Argyros, ActionIQ CEO and Founder. "Our shared vision is to empower businesses, enabling faster innovation, better decisions, and genuine customer connections.”
With Teradata VantageCloud, the complete cloud analytics and data platform, and ActionIQ, businesses can unlock faster innovation, better decision-making, and enhanced customer experiences, particularly for AI and ML. ActionIQ’s unique composable architecture offers easy-to-use, self-service data access to marketers while pushing queries into VantageCloud for the best of both worlds in terms of performance, enterprise scale and security. This allows business teams to gain direct, but controlled, access to data, enabling self-serve use cases through seamless and scalable integrations with owned and paid channels. IT and data teams will benefit from zero data latency, scalable governance, and worry-free integrations, freeing up resources previously spent on managing ever-changing requirements. This partnership is designed to future-proof acquisition marketing strategies, increases loyalty, and improves retention for business teams.
ActionIQ will offer a range of solutions to Teradata VantageCloud customers:
ActionIQ Audience Center is an audience segmentation tool enabling effective management of audience data for targeted marketing campaigns and personalized customer interactions.
Real-Time CX allows for real-time access to customer profiles and behavior for personalized customer experiences.
IdentityPlus provides comprehensive identity resolution capabilities that deliver deeper insights into customer identities and behaviors, resulting in personalized experiences and improved targeting.
Journey Orchestration offers a drag-and-drop canvas for building multi-step, multi-channel customer journeys. As a result of this new partnership, all of these applications can now map directly to Teradata VantageCloud.
ActionIQ will join Teradata at the Teradata Possible event in Orlando on October 2-4 to share more details with customers.
ActionIQ is a new kind of composable customer data platform for enterprise brands who want to grow faster and deliver meaningful experiences for their customers. Built for data in constant motion, ActionIQ’s unique composable architecture gives marketers easy and secure ways to activate data anywhere in the customer experience while keeping data securely where it lives. Unify data from any source, build smart audiences, resolve customer identities, and design personalized interactions that unlock revenue across the entire customer lifecycle – all while helping technical teams extend existing technology investments to manage data governance, costs, and performance. Enterprise brands such as Albertsons, Atlassian, Bloomberg, DoorDash, HP, and many more use ActionIQ to drive growth through extraordinary customer experiences. Learn more at actioniq.com.
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