BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Prnewswire | May 16, 2023
N-iX, a global software solutions and engineering services company, announced that it has successfully achieved two designations from Google Cloud: the Streaming Data Analytics Expertise and the Data Warehouse Modernization Expertise.
N-iX has been part of the Google Cloud Partner Advantage program for 3 years. Having a broad cloud-native and Google Cloud-specific expertise, the company helps global businesses gain the most of the cloud's benefits – whether it's migrating existing solutions to the Cloud or developing new ones.
Achieving Google Cloud's Streaming Data Analytics Expertise designation means that N-iX has demonstrated proficiency and has proven customer success in building customer solutions in the Streaming Data Analytics field using Google Cloud.
The Data Warehouse Modernization Expertise designation highlights N-iX's successful track record in helping businesses unlock the full potential of modern data warehousing in the cloud.
N-iX has a long record of helping customers achieve their business goals with Google Cloud. The company work includes a recent case with a global provider of managed cloud services. The N-iX team has helped the client significantly reduce their expenses by migrating their MS SQL Server infrastructure to Google Cloud's BigQuery, developing a unified data warehouse and automating the process of generating service reports.
Design, implement, and refine your cloud journey with N-iX
Over the years, N-iX has successfully delivered over 200 Cloud projects. The company has worked with midsize businesses and large enterprises, including some Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders, helping them transition to the Cloud and get the most out of this journey.
To read more about N-iX Cloud solutions and expertise, go to the N-iX Cloud Solutions and Services page and Data warehouse consulting page.
N-iX is a global software solutions and engineering services company that helps businesses across the globe expand their engineering capabilities and develop successful software products. With over 2,000 specialists, N-iX offers expert solutions in cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning, embedded software, IoT, and other tech domains covering a wide variety of sectors.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Prnewswire | May 08, 2023
Polestar Solutions, the leading data analytics and enterprise performance management company, unveiled its 2.0 version announcing a decade-long journey of analytics excellence, a new brand identity and geographical expansion to accelerate its future growth.
The new brand identity emphasizes minimalism and consistency to represent the company's identity and values. The wordmark in the logo conveys a sense of confidence through strong geometric forms while the letter A is deliberately replaced with a star, or in this case the polestar – that has age old significance as the guiding star – that aims to lead the way for Polestar Solutions. This reflects a sense of connection and guidance as the company enables its customers to embark on their digital transformation journeys.
The intent behind the rebranding is to differentiate Polestar within the industry through a connected understanding of its strategic advantage and its ability to address clients' needs by bringing out the most sophisticated insights from their data in a value-oriented manner.
"It has been a remarkable journey thus far, and has taken us ten years of hard work, laser-like focus and steadfastness to cover the distance from lab to land. As we gear up for the next phase of our growth plans, we need a stronger identity that can boldly carry us forward into an exciting digital-first future. The new brand positioning comes as Polestar adopts a challenger brand status and takes an innovative approach to building a global analytics brand. Additionally, with the opening of our new offices in high-growth geographies such as Kolkata and Bengaluru we have moved from a youth to mature phase and are ready to lead the way for digital transformation in these regions," said Chetan Alsisaria, CEO & Co-Founder, Polestar Solutions.
The rebranding comes on the heels of the company's tenth anniversary – at a time when it gears up for the next phase of its growth plans in India and the US.
The company recently opened new offices in the Salt Lake region of Kolkata, and Dooravani Nagar region of Bengaluru in India to accommodate its rapid growth and leverage the regions' diverse high-tech talent pool. With this geographical expansion, Polestar Solutions is also looking at enhancing its development and deployment capabilities for data analytics in these regions.
With its headquarters in Noida, India – Polestar Solutions now has offices across 5 cities – Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delaware (US).
Recently, Polestar Solutions featured in the Financial Times High Growth Companies Asia Pacific 2023 list for the fifth time in a row. In 2022, Polestar Solutions was selected as Red Herring Global 100 Winner among other notable industry quadrants. In 2021, the company featured in the Economic Times India's Growth Champions 2021 and Forrester Now Tech: Customer Analytics Service Providers, Q2 2021.
About Polestar Solutions & Services Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2012 by Chetan Alsisaria (CEO & Co-Founder), Amit Alsisaria (COO & Co-Founder) and Ajay Goenka (CFO & Co-Founder), Polestar Solutions, a data analytics and enterprise planning powerhouse, helps its customers across analytics foundation and innovation initiatives via a comprehensive range of services that enables businesses to succeed with their data.
Headquartered in Noida — India, the company offers its services across data engineering, data management, enterprise planning, advanced analytics and machine learning to businesses across Asia Pacific, ANZ, North Americas and the UK. Polestar Solutions works with clients predominantly across sectors like retail, CPG, manufacturing, and pharma. In 2022, the company raised an undisclosed amount in series-A funding from a US-based strategic investor.
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.