Business Wire | October 04, 2023
Wiiisdom, the pioneer in AnalyticsOps, today announced Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI, a new governance offering designed to deliver trusted data and analytics at scale. This SaaS-based solution, part of the AnalyticsOps portfolio from Wiiisdom, unlocks and automates new testing capabilities and integrated BI content management workflows for Microsoft Power BI.
Data and analytics governance is a critical enabler of business success, yet many people are still spending the majority of their time finding and resolving errors. Ventana Research predicts that through 2025, governance issues will remain a significant concern for more than one-half of organizations, limiting the deployment and therefore the realized value of analytics investments.
Our research shows two-thirds of organizations consider it very important to improve their data governance and only half of are governing their analytic objects, said David Menninger, SVP & Research Director, Ventana Research. Analytical operations solves this challenge by automating analytics governance, allowing all stakeholders within an organization to mitigate risks and make data-driven decisions. The AnalyticsOps portfolio of products from Wiiisdom, including the new solution, Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI, helps to ensure data is accurate, up-to-date, and consistent for trusted analyses.
Wiiisdom is on a mission to simplify and automate governance for analytics so decision-makers have quality, trusted data that they can use for decision-making. By streamlining testing, deploying, and monitoring as an integrated workflow across the entire organization, data leaders can provide timely insights that will drive value to their business, without sacrificing quality and trust.
“With more than 15 years of experience solving the toughest business intelligence challenges, we have a unique understanding of the problems that today’s data leaders face,” said Sebastien Goiffon, Wiiisdom Founder and CEO. “The launch of Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI is another step in our mission to minimize risk and increase trust in an organization’s data so business leaders across the globe can confidently make data-driven decisions.”
Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI automates dataset and report testing and streamlines analytics governance workflows, so organizations can easily validate datasets and trust that reports are accurate. The new offering allows users to:
Test and deploy content at scale: improve productivity and increase confidence with cloud-native, automated testing for all Power BI content across an organization;
Catch errors to minimize risk: build and run statistical validations, value checks, regression tests, and more to identify errors, and then document test results to comply with business and regulatory requirements; and
Build trust in data and analytics: ensure content is accurate and reliable so organizations can maximize the value of Microsoft Power BI investment and drive stakeholder adoption across the enterprise.
The introduction of Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI builds on the tremendous traction that Wiiisdom has achieved over the last 12 months. The company continues to attract top talent, adding several new go-to-market leaders from Tableau, including Michael Holcomb, VP, Customer Success and Jeremy Blaney, VP, Product Marketing, who deeply understand modern BI and customer pain points. Additionally, the company introduced a new partner program that brings together data and analytics consulting partners and world-class resellers to further scale the business.
Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI, which was unveiled at the Microsoft Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, is available now directly and on Microsoft AppSource and Microsoft Azure Marketplace. To learn more about Wiiisdom Ops for Power BI, please check out the blog post or visit: https://wiiisdom.com/wiiisdom-ops/power-bi/
Wiiisdom is the pioneer in AnalyticsOps, building no-code, enterprise-grade solutions that simplify governance for analytics and business intelligence platforms like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and SAP BusinessObjects. The company offers automated BI testing capabilities and integrated workflows for content lifecycle management that make it easy to comply with governance policies at scale. For more than 15 years, Wiiisdom's solutions have helped organizations of every type, including Fortune 100 companies, build trust in data and analytics, ensuring leaders can make confident data-driven decisions. Learn more at Wiiisdom.com.
PingCAP | September 13, 2023
On September 12, 2023, PingCAP, a prominent distributed SQL database provider, announced its attainment of the coveted Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data and Analytics Competency status. This prestigious designation underscores PingCAP's track record of successfully assisting customers in collecting, storing, governing, and analyzing data at any scale.
The achievement of AWS Data and Analytics Competency signifies PingCAP as a distinguished member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), specializing in software solutions tailored to assist enterprises in embracing, developing, and deploying intricate projects on the AWS platform. This designation is reserved for APN members with extensive AWS proficiency who deliver solutions seamlessly within the AWS environment.
Moreover, PingCAP has also secured AWS Service Ready designations for both AWS PrivateLink and Amazon Linux 2. The AWS Service Ready Program rigorously assesses AWS partner solutions for compatibility with specific AWS services. To obtain these accolades, PingCAP underwent meticulous technical evaluations of its product architecture, received references from customers, and provided product documentation.
By harnessing AWS PrivateLink, customers gain access to a streamlined experience for connecting PingCAP TiDB Cloud with other AWS services and applications, ensuring heightened security and adaptable network configuration.
AWS empowers organizations of all sizes with scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions, ranging from startups to global enterprises. In support of seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS has instituted the AWS Competency Program, enabling customers to identify AWS Partners with profound industry acumen and expertise.
Eddie Xu, Director of Cloud Alliances at PingCAP, commented,
We are thrilled to achieve the AWS Data and Analytics Competency. Many of our customers have made long-term strategic investments to build their digital businesses on AWS. Being a part of this program reflects PingCAP's commitment to delivering a solution that meets security, compliance, and efficiency standards in support of our customers scaling their transactional workloads on AWS.
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PingCAP, headquartered in Silicon Valley, is the visionary behind TiDB, an advanced, open-source, distributed SQL database. This database powers modern applications, boasting a streamlined tech stack, elastic scalability, real-time analytics, and uninterrupted access to data—all unified within a singular database solution. These innovative capabilities liberate emerging enterprises from the complexities of data infrastructure management, allowing them to set their sights firmly on the future. Some of the world's leading businesses across the travel, technology, financial services, web3, and gaming sectors trust TiDB to manage their mission-critical workloads.
Alation | October 12, 2023
Alation, Inc., a prominent data intelligence company, has unveiled its latest offering, Alation Analytics Cloud1. This unified reporting platform empowers organizations to gain insights into their data usage and, in doing so, assess the effectiveness of their data initiatives and the overall maturity of their data culture.
The stakes are high in today's data-driven landscape, given the vast opportunities associated with data, analytics, and AI, and organizations can no longer afford to operate with disjointed data efforts that lack a clear connection to value. Alarmingly, a vast majority of Chief Data Officers (CDOs) fail to accurately assess and price the business outcomes generated by their data and analytics efforts, as revealed by Harvard Business Review. Consequently, there is a pressing need for a framework that enables organizations to benchmark and enhance their data management capabilities as they become critical strategic endeavors. However, this void has persisted because organizations have lacked the tools required to quantify the value and impact of their data initiatives on their business operations. Moreover, disparate teams within organizations often employ distinct data analysis methods, emphasizing the necessity for a solution that facilitates the consistent assessment of critical usage statistics, thereby fostering the growth of a robust data culture.
The Alation Analytics Cloud offers a framework to articulate the business value of data initiatives. Leveraging Alation's innovative Query Log Ingestion technology, leaders can gain insights into which data sources are most frequently accessed and which teams are executing specific queries. This knowledge enables data leaders to comprehensively map data consumption across the entire organization. These insights serve a dual purpose, facilitating the measurement of the effectiveness of diverse data programs and, subsequently, enabling an assessment of the maturity level of an organization's data culture. These insights can also be harnessed to optimize queries and rationalize data sources, for example, by expediting the migration of frequently used datasets or the retirement of data sources that are no longer in active use, thereby reducing costs.
Key benefits of the Alation Analytics Cloud include the ability to:
Measure Data Culture Maturity: Organizations can now measure their data culture maturity by examining four vital components: data leadership, data search and discovery, data literacy, and data governance.
Score Data Programs: Data leaders are empowered to gauge the progress of their data initiatives using a variety of metrics, such as total assets curated, the number of active users, and many other relevant indicators.
Map Data Consumption: Business and data leaders can gain visibility into the efficacy of individual data products by closely tracking actual usage. Reports provide valuable insights into which queries are being executed by specific users on various data stores, including details about the total execution time of database queries, thus pinpointing areas that can be optimized.
Alation is a leading enterprise data intelligence solutions provider, offering capabilities that empower self-service analytics, drive cloud transformation, and enhance data governance. Over 500 leading enterprises, including prominent names like Cisco, Nasdaq, Pfizer, Salesforce, and Virgin Australia, rely on Alation to cultivate a data culture and bolster data-driven decision-making. The company's commitment to excellence is evidenced by its recognition on Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces list four times, its status as a UK's Best Workplaces in tech and Best Workplaces for Women in 2022, and its continued accolades as a UK's Best Workplaces in 2022 and 2023.
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Business Wire | October 17, 2023
Cerebras Systems, the pioneer in accelerating generative AI, today announced that it has selected VAST Data, the AI data platform company, to help deliver advanced data solutions that will accelerate the training and accuracy of generative AI workloads. By leveraging the scalable and secure multi-tenant VAST Data Platform, Cerebras scales capacity and performance of its leading CS-2 AI supercomputers, including the recently announced Condor Galaxy, the world’s largest AI supercomputer network built in partnership with G42 Cloud, now part of Core42.
The data requirements for training generative AI workloads continues to increase at an exponential and unprecedented pace, said Andrew Feldman, CEO and co-founder of Cerebras Systems. The VAST Data team have industry-leading expertise in managing exabytes of data from edge to cloud, and helping evolve that data into information. With VAST’s enhanced data capabilities, we enable optimal utilization of Condor Galaxy, built in strategic partnership with G42, and our other AI supercomputers. This will allow users to build and train the next wave of cutting-edge foundational models, while greatly reducing training times and accelerating time-to-insight.
Training large models requires massive amounts of AI compute, huge datasets, and specialized AI expertise. Cerebras and Core42 recently introduced Condor Galaxy, a network of nine interconnected AI supercomputers that will provide 36 exaFLOPs of AI compute, which delivers on all three elements and was used to train Jais, the world’s highest quality Arabic Large Language Model. By collaborating with VAST Data, the Condor Galaxy supercomputing network furthers its leadership in the high-performance storage and enhanced data management of vast and diverse datasets. The VAST Data Platform provides scalable, secure, and efficient access to the massive amount of data required for training workloads conducted on Condor Galaxy.
“Our strategic partnerships with Cerebras and VAST Data deliver on our mission to deploy AI-optimized cloud infrastructure that addresses the most pressing needs of global organizations and uses data-intensive AI computing to solve real-world challenges,” said Talal Alkaissi, EVP & Chief Product and Global Partnerships Officer of Core42, a G42 company. “We are thrilled to be delivering meaningful results, including the newly announced clinical LLM, Med42, a leading 70 billion parameter open-access model launched by M42 and trained on Condor Galaxy 1, with its curated medical dataset stored and secured by VAST.”
“As AI model training continues to grow and expand, so too does the need for more memory in each GPU, and Cerebras is delivering a new approach to solve this problem,” said Jeff Denworth, co-founder at VAST Data. “Through our joint collaboration with Core42, the VAST Data Platform is helping organizations reimagine the future of data-intensive AI training and inference with infrastructure that was designed for these high-performance demanding workloads, and the simplicity and zero trust, multi-layer security that modern enterprises require. Together, we’re excited to provide the data foundation for a global network of next-generation AI supercomputers.”
About Cerebras Systems
Cerebras Systems is a team of pioneering computer architects, computer scientists, deep learning researchers, and engineers of all types. We have come together to build a new class of computer system, designed for the singular purpose of accelerating generative AI work. Our flagship product, the CS-2 system, powered by the world’s largest and fastest AI processor, makes training large models simple and easy, by avoiding the complexity of distributed computing. Cerebras solutions are available in the cloud, through the Cerebras AI Model Studio or on premises. For further information, visit https://www.cerebras.net.