BIG DATA MANAGEMENT,DATA ARCHITECTURE,BUSINESS STRATEGY
WANdisco | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, WANdisco, a data activation company, announced the launching of its Data Activation Platform 2.0 to enable faster migrations of massive datasets. Leveraging both the WANdisco Data Migrator and Edge to Cloud technologies, the updates enhance the speed and scalability of on-premises and edge data transfers through high precision control over migration throughput, prioritization, and cleanup, among other capabilities. In addition, the updates improve data movement performance from Hadoop environments and IoT sensor data to any cloud, boosting the commercial value of data regardless of where it resides.
Organizations maintain a complicated data web that spans numerous storage environments with channels that connect to multiple clouds. According to IDC, businesses store data across five primary domains, but mostly in on-premises, edge locations, and public cloud.
Furthermore, 69% of data leaders are unable to use their data due to lengthy timelines, high costs, and risk of data transfers between environments, as per the 2022 State of Data Activation report. Multi-cloud strategies, in which organizations use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and analytics capabilities of different clouds for distinct use cases, add to this complexity.
Data Activation Platform 2.0 offers granular control over all or selective data transfers within a streamlined user interface. New automated tools optimize migration and storage resources across environments, with the goal of increasing the speed at which large-scale datasets can be migrated to any cloud.
David Richards, CEO and Founder of WANdisco, said, "Businesses face a dizzying challenge in moving massive amounts of data from a lot of sources to a lot of targets. As data continues to amass at the edge and on-premises at an unprecedented pace, solutions must improve to handle massive data transfers at incredible speeds – but also deliver a seamless experience." He further added, "Data Activation Platform 2.0 does just that. Now enterprises will have even greater control over all, or specific, data transfers happening across their business."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, WANdisco is the world's first and only data activation platform for pacing-up digital transformation at scale. The company makes unlimited data actionable in real-time across clouds and enterprises. Customers of WANdisco use the cloud to drive AI and machine learning, transform enterprises, and create new services with zero downtime, data loss, or disruption. WANdisco has over a hundred customers, substantial go-to-market collaborations with organizations such as Microsoft Azure, Databricks, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, and others, as well as OEM relationships with Alibaba and IBM.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY, DATA SCIENCE
Arize AI | January 24, 2023
On January 23, 2023, Arize AI, an industry leader in machine learning observability, introduced a connection solution for BigQuery, Redshift, Delta Lake, and Snowflake data lakes. As a result, Arize customers with centrally managed inference stores can rapidly connect their ML table data to Arize via Data Lake Connectors for strong model observability.
Arize is the market leader in terms of both volumes of models and predictions tracked, surpassing billions of predictions daily. So far, ML observability platforms have struggled to simplify their deployments while simultaneously managing billions of predictions and complicated monitoring services, such as embedding drift. The latest Arize version for data connectors expands clients' connectivity options with the widely used data lakes.
The launch comes as the machine learning community converges on various MLOps designs. A modern machine learning architecture approach involves storing inference data in a data lake. ML teams are designing these ML data lakes to power feature stores for feature serving and an inference store for analysis.
Arize Data Lake Connectors are intended for smooth integration with today's data lake architectures. Among the benefits of connecting directly to the ML data store are the following:
Financial savings can be substantial as compared to alternative techniques of ML monitoring.
Teams can run off of an SSOT
Integration and onboarding are accelerated and simplified
Arize now connects with cloud storage providers (such as Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services), Python pipelines through an SDK, and Kafka Streaming. With this release, users of data lakes may get real-time model insights more efficiently than ever before. In addition, the platform provides fully managed built-in connectors as part of its cloud and VPC platform, eliminating the need for users to build and maintain complex data pipelines or use a separate ETL tool and providing real-time model performance analysis and monitoring.
About Arize AI
Arize AI offers an ML observability platform that monitors models and provides insights for troubleshooting production AI. The firm was established in 2020 in Berkeley, California. It allows corporate clients to monitor the performance of AI models using software that searches for unanticipated biases in algorithms, does root-cause analysis when issues arise, and enhances overall model performance. Arize operates in the background, analyzing internal and external data to forecast demand and eliminate supply chain network errors and sales losses. Adobe, Chick-fil-A, and eBay are among the fifty clients of Arize AI.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA ARCHITECTURE, DATA SCIENCE
Semarchy | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, Semarchy, an industry leader in master data management and integration, introduced data-driven workflows for its award-winning xDM module. With Semarchy's workflows, businesses can jointly manage, convert, and organize raw data into "single source of truth" golden records for every business use case. In addition, workflows integrate with their unified data platform, significantly improving the whole data management experience with a single, no-code solution that can be installed everywhere.
François-Xavier "FX" Nicolas, Semarchy's Chief Product Officer, said, "This new data-driven workflow release is a bridge between the worlds of data and processes." He added, "It brings the best of these two worlds to Semarchy's users, upholding the fundamental principles of our product vision: capabilities unified in a low/no-code platform and best-in-class use of the technologies selected by our customers."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
As businesses grow from silo operations to process-led and ultimately data-driven futures, collaborative governance and dynamic workflows are necessary. Semarchy's workflows are inimitable in their pace, dynamism, and integration, enhancing business and data team cooperation.
The data-driven, no-code workflow design minimizes technical resources and deployment time while enhancing end users' adoption rate and experience. xDM's premier master data management platform is natively merged with Semarchy's workflows as a single integrated solution to decrease data ownership overhead.
The new workflows maintain Semarchy's commitment to accelerating time to value. Key benefits include enhanced operational productivity by dismantling data silos, optimizing processes, and strengthening organizational collaboration; drastically reduced data management operational overhead; and increased enterprise agility with end-to-end clarity of unified data workflows for improved decision-making.
Early Access Program (EAP) feedback demonstrated overwhelming approval for Semarchy's redesigned interface, which speeds end-user adoption for managing and performing assigned workflow tasks. Other feedback indicates industry-specific advantages for firms such as Semarchy's U.S. partner, IMT Healthcare.
Semarchy, an industry leader in data integration and master data management, enables businesses to derive commercial value from data swiftly. Its single platform lets enterprises of any size rapidly identify, administer, manage, integrate, and display essential data distributed across disparate applications. The firm is natively accessible on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, in addition to being offered as an on-premises solution. In addition to being maintained as a service, it is backed by an extensive ecosystem of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and professional service partners. The company has offices in Phoenix, United States; London, United Kingdom; Lyon, France; and Mexico City, Mexico.