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Cloudian Object Storage Interoperates with VMware Tanzu Greenplum Data Warehouse Platform

Cloudian | August 28, 2021

Cloudian® today announced that its award-winning HyperStore® object storage platform is certified with VMware Tanzu Greenplum, a massively parallel processing data warehouse. The solution can provide the limitless scalability, robust security and cost efficiency needed to support modern enterprise analytics applications in VMware Tanzu Greenplum environments. This latest Cloudian and VMware collaboration follows the introduction of Cloudian Object Storage for VMware Cloud Director, which enables VMware Cloud Providers to offer new value-add storage services, and Cloudian’s interoperability with VMware Cloud Foundation, supporting both cloud-native and traditional applications from a single platform.

Combining HyperStore with Tanzu Greenplum enables the creation and deployment of analytics models for complex applications in cybersecurity, predictive maintenance, risk management and many other areas. It addresses three main use cases:
  • Staging files for loading.
  • Storing database backups.
  • Enabling federated queries using data stored with HyperStore.

In addition, the products support data professionals and their testing of diverse models in parallel on multi-structured data sets, including machine learning, text, graph and geo-spatial.

“As our customers seek to leverage the ever-expanding universe of analytics applications to gain greater insights from their data and drive further business and mission success, it’s essential that they have a robust storage foundation,” said Michael Schubert, vice president of engineering, VMware. “Having seen the many benefits Cloudian’s HyperStore has delivered to VMware customers and partners in other areas, we know the value this solution can bring to our Tanzu Greenplum users.”

“As the leading independent provider of object storage, Cloudian has introduced a range of new solutions over the past two years to support enterprises’ modern application demands,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer, Cloudian. “During this time, our collaboration with VMware has played a key role in enhancing our ability to reach more customers around the world and offer the data management and protection platform they need to get the most from their digital assets.”

About Cloudian
Cloudian is the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage. With a native S3 API, it brings the scalability and flexibility of public cloud storage into the data center while providing ransomware protection and reducing TCO by 60% or more compared to traditional SAN/NAS and public cloud. The geo-distributed architecture enables users to manage and protect object and file data across sites—on-premises and in the cloud—from a single platform. Available as software or appliances, Cloudian supports conventional and containerized applications.

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Anblicks is now a Microsoft Gold Partner for Data Analytics Competency

Anblicks | March 07, 2022

Anblicks, a US-based Cloud Data Analytics Company, has achieved Microsoft Gold-Certified competency for data analytics in the areas of Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and Big Data. Data Analytics competency, given to the organizations that can demonstrate technical capabilities in creating business intelligence solutions and show proficiency in connecting data sources, performing data transformations, and modeling and visualizing data. As a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, Anblicks provides Azure-based Data Analytics services that cover the entire data lifecycle, from data discovery, aggregation, storage, and ETL to data warehouse modeling, business intelligence reporting, and advanced analytics. The gold competency in data analytics is a continuation of Anblicks’ path of demonstrating certifications in the data domains that assist customers in generating powerful data insights. Helping them make data-driven decisions to create tailored experiences, reduce unnecessary costs, and generate revenue. “We are committed to helping our customers in leveraging Microsoft Azure for building highly scalable data pipelines from data integration, data storage, data governance, data analytics to business intelligence. Microsoft's GOLD partner status will help us build trust with our customers.” Munwar Shariff, Chief Technology Officer at Anblicks About Anblicks Anblicks is a Cloud Data Analytics company enabling customers to make data-driven decisions since 2004. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Anblicks helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation journey, paving the road for new and streamlined business across the globe. The company commits to delivering excellence to the customers in Data Analytics, CloudOps, and Modern Apps using state-of-the-art services, solutions, and accelerators.

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Avantive Solutions Selects Hitachi Solutions America to Optimize Customer Experience with Advanced Data Analytics

Avantive Solutions | January 05, 2022

Avantive Solutions, a global technology and business process outsourcer (BPO) specializing in innovative customer experience (CX), strategic sales, and digital marketing solutions, today announced a partnership with Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions powered by cloud services from Microsoft, to enhance their data analytics capabilities through improved performance of Microsoft Power BI with Azure Databricks. This will allow Avantive to drive best-in-class performance using machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions. "The goal of our partnership is to take our clients' results to the next level. This will allow Avantive to use optimized technology to increase our contacts, conversions, as well as improve our customers' reachability and level of trust." Amy Brennan, Avantive's VP of Operational Excellence As Avantive's digital transformation partner, Hitachi Solutions will develop a customized data platform — fueled by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) — that will let Avantive leverage the power of cutting-edge analytics and customer insights. "With the ML and analytics scalability of Microsoft Azure and Databricks, Avantive will be able to collect and aggregate data in real time and make efficient moment-by-moment adjustments to live customer outreaches. This capability will markedly improve their contacts, close rates, and performance," explained John Young, Hitachi Solutions' VP of Data Science and Machine Learning. The Avantive team is focused on how they can control and leverage data to make interactions more personalized and relevant for their clients. This is what sets them apart from the competition — using data-driven insights to successfully reach their customers and communicate with them on a more meaningful level. "Hitachi Solutions is helping us to not just append the data, but to find the trends in the data in the blink of an eye. At 5:00pm on Tuesday, we will know which households in which state to call, and we will have the ability to personalize our conversations based on the demographic data we can access with speed and security," said Brennan. Avantive will implement new insights, utilizing multi-faceted demographic appends, allowing greater ability to reach their customers. By providing new data analysis speed and capacity, they will supply clients with greater trending insights and, ultimately, personalized call scripts. Avantive chose Hitachi Solutions as their partner due to the relationship CEO Frank Pettinato built with the Hitachi Solutions team over the past two years. Already using Power BI and Azure, Avantive sought to collaborate further with a Microsoft solutions and technology leader. "Hitachi Solutions impressed us with their team and the comprehensive nature of the solution they provided based on our market position. We've been very impressed with their nimbleness to come up with this unique solution for our company," said Pettinato. While the project is well underway, Brennan is working daily with the Hitachi Solutions team on delivery, review, and developing the release of this cutting-edge technology in the first quarter. "Our goal is to drive strong, measurable performance for our clients. We are already a market leader in insights and innovation. We believe Hitachi Solutions will make that capability richer, allowing us to provide additional actionable insights and placing Avantive Solutions several years ahead of market competitors," added Brennan. About Avantive Solutions Avantive Solutions, founded in 1988, is a Purpose-Driven global technology and business process outsourcer (BPO) specializing in designing, building, and delivering innovative customer experience (CX), strategic sales, and digital marketing solutions. The Company's Omni-Touch™ integrated solution provides actionable insights and drives desired outcomes through advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning platforms. Avantive Solutions partners with the world's most recognized brands in communications and media, healthcare, energy, financial technology (Fintech), and eCommerce. To learn more about how Avantive Solutions is bringing purpose to the customer experience, go to avantivesolutions.com. About Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. helps its customers successfully compete with the largest global enterprises using powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable industry solutions built on Microsoft cloud services. Hitachi Solutions America provides global capabilities with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, India/Middle East, Japan, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about how Hitachi Solutions can support your organization leveraging Microsoft solutions and technologies, go to global.

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Katipult Launches Enterprise-Grade Data Integration Capabilities to its DealFlow Platform

Katipult | July 06, 2022

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DFIN Acquires Guardum, Strengthening Global Data Privacy and Redaction Capabilities

DFIN | December 14, 2021

Donnelley Financial Solutions , a leading risk and compliance company, today announced it has acquired Guardum, a leading data security and privacy software provider that helps companies locate, secure, and control data. The acquisition strengthens DFIN's software solutions portfolio by making data security a competitive differentiator, enhancing regulatory compliance, safeguarding privacy, and improving data accuracy. Guardum helps to solve one of the most pressing data problems companies face today: quickly locating personal information — in many languages — among vast stores of corporate data, implementing an agile workflow across data governance and GRC, and redacting that information either temporarily or permanently. A Powerful Combination One of Guardum's strengths is its ability to examine semi-structured and unstructured data in native document format — eliminating the need to convert files. This is extremely useful during the due diligence phase of an acquisition. DFIN's Venue virtual data room, with Guardum's privacy tools, allows companies to meet global deal regulations and confidentially accelerate transactions by safeguarding critical documents and market sensitive information, tax data, employee personal data, and more. In addition, regulations and guidelines involving personal data are becoming more stringent. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulations ((EU) 2016/679 GDPR) are two examples of government regulations that have increased the burden on many companies. As global regulators continue to create and modify data compliance rules, the need for data security will only increase. "DFIN's industry-leading software solutions address the most challenging regulatory and compliance issues that companies face," said Craig Clay, president of Global Capital Markets at DFIN. "Incorporating Guardum's data security and public information technology into our platform creates privacy intelligence by identifying and protecting our clients' sensitive data, automating time-consuming processes, and reducing the risk of exposing sensitive data to comply with the growing number of privacy regulations in an ever-changing digital world." "DFIN has a stellar reputation for providing the highest quality software solutions that help companies tackle their risk and compliance needs. Working together, we will develop software solutions that will help lower overall compliance spending and significantly mitigate risk for organizations throughout the globe." Rob Westmacott, co-founder at Guardum Eliminating the need for manual review processes allows executives to focus on higher priority aspects of any transaction. Businesses can now benefit from the following: Speed and Efficiency: Up to 93 percent faster in helping to find and redact data (versus manual) Cost Reduction: Improved operational compliance, process, and efficiencies Scale: Eases the burden on Information Technology departments since the technology is highly scalable, easy to use, and integrates with other applications Enhanced Security: Enhanced overall security extending beyond general-purpose discovery or classification tools These capabilities and benefits are a top priority for executives responsible for mergers and acquisitions; data protection officers; and compliance and legal experts; as well as human resources; security; and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) teams. About Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) DFIN is a leading global risk and compliance solutions company. We provide domain expertise, enterprise software and data analytics for every stage of our clients' business and investment lifecycles. Markets fluctuate, regulations evolve, technology advances, and through it all, DFIN delivers confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter.

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