BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA ARCHITECTURE
Snowplow | January 16, 2023
Snowplow, the leading behavioral data platform, has recently announced the acquisition of Poplin Data, Snowplow's exclusive integration and enablement partner in New Zealand and Australia.
For the past six years, the customers within the Snowplow ecosystem have benefited from the purchase of the data-specialist consulting firm, which assists organizations in gaining a competitive advantage by implementing advanced data-led strategies.
Poplin Data, Snowplow's first global partner, has been the Snowplow ecosystem's largest external developer. Since its launch in 2016, the company has excelled in the execution of data transformation projects and delivering modern data infrastructure platforms to business and SMB clients.
Poplin Data has substantial Snowplow domain experience and a specific focus on media and retail marketing solutions, including algorithmic attribution, a modern marketing attribution technique that they bring to Snowplow's data-modeling capabilities.
Snowplow President, Chief Product and Marketing Officer Nick King stated, "Acquiring Poplin Data will enable an accelerated delivery of Snowplow Data Product Accelerators (DPAs), enabling our customers and open source users to build and deploy behavioral data-powered products and applications faster."
(Source – Business Wire)
The company’s Sydney location continues its global expansion, following the establishment of its HQ2 in Boston (Massachusetts) last year and the hiring of a team in Berlin (Germany) to support its growing customer base in the DACH region.
"With a number of local partnerships and key clients, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Finder, and Wesfarmers Group, we look forward to bringing our world-class engineering and consulting capabilities to support Snowplow's rapid global growth," said Mike Robins, CTO and Co-Founder of Poplin Data.
(Source – Business Wire)
Snowplow is a leading behavioral data platform designed to help data teams handle contemporary complex data challenges. It gives any organization, anywhere in the world, the power to create the richest data assets possible and use them for advanced power analytics and AI use cases. Snowplow allows companies to create more valuable data, use its AI- and BI-ready data for advanced power analytics and AI data applications, and ensure data compliance. As a leader in data creation, it enables its clients to create, consume, and govern an end-to-end data language across their businesses with a common data schema that can be modeled for BI and AI, streamed for real-time applications, and enriched with third-party data and systems.
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, DATA ARCHITECTURE, DATA SCIENCE
Volt Active Data | January 18, 2023
On January 17, 2023, Volt Active Data, an emerging provider of in-memory database platforms to support applications that require consistency, speed, and scale, announced the unveiling of Active Streaming Decisions (Active(SD)™, an ultra high-speed decision-making engine, enabling companies to use the power of the Volt Active Data Platform to issues that other Kafka ecosystem solutions cannot solve.
With its foundation in the already combat-tested and proven Volt Active Data architecture, Active(SD) quickly utilize event data directly from Kafka topic areas as the data is generated and where the data is generated, leveraging advanced analytics and machine learning to reveal insights and make instantaneous, mission-critical decisions, which are then reverted back to Kafka so an action can be taken while the data (and resulting action) still remains appropriate.
Volt CEO David Flower said, "This is a tremendous opportunity for companies to finally be able to easily add intelligent decisioning to Kafka data streams and thereby fully capitalize on the massive amount of valuable data that Kafka streams into systems."
(Source: PR NewsWire)
There are a number of ways to use data from Kafka for further processing down the line, such as loading it into a warehouse or data lake for offline processing and reporting. However, Active(SD) is the only product built specifically to optimize event-time, in-stream decisions in less than ten milliseconds to drive real-time actions consciously. This makes it the fastest way for Kafka-powered applications to go from event to action.
About Volt Active Data
Founded in 2009, The Volt Active Data is a developer of data platforms based in Bedford, MA. The platform lets businesses get the most out of their data and apps by allowing them to grow without compromising accuracy, speed, or consistency. Build on a simplified stack and an ingest-to-action layer that can make decisions in under ten milliseconds, Volt's unique, no-compromises foundation gives businesses the ability to maximize the return on investment (ROI) of their IoT, 5G, AI/ML, and other investments, ensure "five 9's" uptime, save on operational costs, deliver hyper-personalized customer engagement, and prevent fraud and intrusion.