BIG DATA MANAGEMENT,DATA SCIENCE
Qlik | September 27, 2022
Qlik® today announced two significant enhancements to its partnership with Databricks that make it easier than ever for customers to combine Qlik’s solutions and Databricks to advance their cloud analytics strategies. First is the launch of the Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint, a new capability in Qlik Data Integration, which will simplify and improve customers' ability to ingest and deliver data to the Databricks Lakehouse. Second is the integration of Qlik Cloud® with Databricks Partner Connect, enhancing the Qlik Data Analytics trial experience with Databricks. Both deepen and expand the ability of customers to combine Qlik and Databricks in their efforts to leverage the cloud for impact.
“We’re excited about the potential of Qlik’s Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint to seamlessly and efficiently deliver the data customers need to drive more value from their investment in the Databricks Lakehouse. “And, with Qlik Analytics now integrated with Databricks Partner Connect, we are making it even easier for customers to discover, use and share data-driven insights across their organizations.”
Roger Murff, VP of Technology Partners at Databricks
Leveraging Databricks SQL, Qlik’s Databricks (Delta) Endpoint optimizes the continuous and real-time data ingestion through Qlik Data Integration into Delta Lake on Databricks. This gives organizations the ability to cost effectively drive more data from a wide range of enterprise data sources, including SAP and Mainframe, into the Databricks Lakehouse while leveraging their cloud provider of choice such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure.
Qlik has also recently integrated Qlik Cloud with Databricks Partner Connect. Databricks customers can now seamlessly experience Qlik Sense® SaaS within the Databricks Lakehouse Platform through an existing Qlik tenant or a free Qlik trial. The experience includes automatic configuration of connectivity to the customer’s Databricks environment, making it easier for Databricks customers to experience the power of Qlik Cloud.
Both the new Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint and Partner Connect integration demonstrate Qlik’s commitment to supporting customers like J.B. Hunt in their efforts to combine Qlik and Databricks for impact.
“We’re seeing more demand for real-time data related to shippers and carriers in order to provide up-to-the-minute information on how they are performing. Qlik and Databricks help us to meet those demands,” said Joe Spinelle, Director of Engineering and Technology at J.B. Hunt.
“As they migrate more and more to the cloud, Databricks customers want strategic partners that make it as easy as possible to deliver and analyze data for impact,” said Itamar Ankorion, SVP of Technology Alliances at Qlik. “With our new Databricks Lakehouse Endpoint and Databricks Partner Connect integration, Qlik is clearly demonstrating its alignment with Databricks and our dedication to the Databricks community to deliver an amazing experience that furthers their overall data strategies.”
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud®, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT,DATA SCIENCE
Makersite | September 28, 2022
Makersite, a world leader in bringing sustainability and cost insights into the early stage design process for the world’s leading brands, today announced partnering with Autodesk, the leader in product design software. The new partnership combines Makersite’s environmental impact and cost data with Autodesk Fusion 360’s product design data.
Sustainability begins at the heart of the product: its design phase. Still, less than 1% of products have sustainability as a design parameter. Even though the general public’s wish for sustainable products grows and emission regulations worldwide are becoming more and more, incorporating sustainability at the design level has been a challenge for most product designers in the past. Makersite’s partnership with Autodesk is changing this.
The new Fusion 360 plug-in features:
Allows designers to have Makersite instantly calculate the environmental and cost impacts of their design at the push of a button
Gives Fusion 360 users access to over 300 materials, cost, and sustainability insights based on the used structure, materials, and weight
Provides enhanced data sets on over 50 decision criteria such as compliance, risk, health, and safety in real-time
With this ground-breaking approach, product designers will no longer depend on experts or consultancies to design sustainable products. Instead, enterprise manufacturers will be able to use their own material masters and procurement data to enable teams to work toward sustainability goals led by design. This integration will enable more sustainable and successful designs, eliminate duplicative efforts and decrease time to market.
“The stats tell us that 80% of the ecological impacts of a product are locked down in the design phase. Therefore, the design phase of a product is the first and most necessary stage to get more sustainable goods into the world successfully,” shares Neil D’Souza, founder of Makersite. “However, eco-design is only feasible when designers have data about the sustainability of their product and its compliance, costing, environmental, health, and safety criteria. By integrating our data, AI, and calculation engines into Fusion, product designers are provided with clear and actionable insights so they can decide how to make their designs more sustainable,” D’Souza concludes.
“It’s Autodesk’s intent to make designing for sustainability easily accessible, and ultimately intuitive, to product designers,” said Zoé Bezpalko, Autodesk Senior Design and Manufacturing Sustainability Manager. “By partnering with Makersite, we’ve created a holistic workflow within Fusion that provides insights into sustainable design directly within the design environment. Data-driven analysis from Makersite will enable manufacturers to make better decisions about creating safer, more sustainable products,” she said.
“Companies are setting ambitious sustainability goals at high levels, sometimes as required by policy, but increasingly due to customer demand and as a source of competitive differentiation. The data that drives achieving those goals are often in disparate systems throughout the organization,” said Stephen Hooper, Autodesk Vice President & General Manager, Fusion 360. “We’re connecting relevant LCA data to the Fusion design workspace to help manufacturers meet their important sustainability goals,” said Hooper.
Autodesk will hold its premier annual conference for product designers and manufacturers, Autodesk University, in New Orleans September 27-29, 2022. Makersite will take the stage with Zoé Bezpalko to present the plug-in to attendees during the conference.
Makersite's SaaS platform delivers enterprise digital twins to enable change in complex business environments. By intelligently mapping customers' product data via AI with live data from 140+ supply chain databases, Makersite instantly delivers deep-tier supply chain twins with 90%+ accuracy. Customers can assess the digital product twins across 30+ business criteria such as risk, sustainability, compliance, and cost. The platform has many applications, helping global enterprises build resilient supply chains, accelerate product innovation, and achieve NetZero.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Analytics8 | September 23, 2022
Analytics8, a data and analytics consulting firm that specializes in designing, developing, and deploying modern data solutions, has announced the acquisition of Denver-based Mashey, a high-end data analytics consultancy focused on modern data technology.
The move to acquire Mashey—which was finalized on Sept. 16, 2022—enables Analytics8 to further its goal of continued growth while providing exceptional data services to clients, career development opportunities for its staff, and enhanced partnerships with industry vendors.
"Our objective is to build Analytics8 into the premier independent data and analytics consulting firm in North America." said David Fussichen, CEO of Analytics8. "This is another step in that direction."
"We are delighted to welcome Mashey's entire team because they demonstrate and support the core values and business philosophy of Analytics8—where employees can grow their careers by engaging in interesting, meaningful client work, and where clients can come to expect the best experience working with a data and analytics consultancy."
Mashey brings to Analytics8 additional capabilities around modern data technology, including dbt, Fivetran, Snowflake, Looker, Qlik, Airbyte, Sigma, Monte Carlo, and Firebolt, along with valued perspectives that come with years of experience in the data and analytics space.
"We aim to be the best data analytics team possible, both for our customers and for ourselves," said Philip Lima, founder of Mashey. "Combining the Mashey team with Analytics8 will ensure we all get there even faster."
As Analytics8 sets goals for continued growth, the company also renews its commitment to its employees, to foster an environment that promotes inclusivity and career development; and to its clients, to provide customer-centric data services that change how they work with data.
If you're interested in learning more details about this acquisition, check out the interview with Analytics8 CEO, David Fussichen, and Mashey founder, Philip Lima.
Analytics8 helps organizations make smart, data-driven decisions by translating their data into meaningful and actionable information. Our data consultants help with the entire data and analytics lifecycle—from strategy to implementation—so companies can make sense of their data and use it to solve complex business problems.