BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Data Integration and Streaming Leader Introduces Striim Cloud

Striim | May 18, 2022

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Striim, Inc., announced the release of Striim Cloud on Google Cloud, the quickest method for businesses to provide real-time data and insights to enable corporate intelligence and decision-making in the digital economy. Striim Cloud is the first and only fully-managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for real-time data streaming and integration in the industry. Customers can simply design real-time data pipelines to stream billions of events per day with a few clicks, supported by enterprise-grade operational, security, and management capabilities. Customers can revolutionize their organizations by embracing new cloud models, digitizing old systems, and updating their application architecture with Striim Cloud's zero-maintenance, endlessly scalable platform. When combined with Google Cloud's unified data and AI models, organizations will be able to harness their data to better their company.

Sudhir Hasbe, Sr. Director, Product Management, Google Cloud said that “Organizations that are digitally transforming their businesses are increasingly seeking out solutions that enable real-time data analysis and action within their key business operations. With Striim Cloud now available on Google Cloud, customers will have greater access to the technologies that will help them harness the power of their data to make business decisions in real time."

With recent global economic trends resulting in a more scattered workforce, operations in a variety of sectors (retail, manufacturing, logistics/supply chain, healthcare) have been driven to become more responsive and dependable. These changes increase the need for real-time, streaming data. With real-time data, operations directors may utilize analytics to gauge demand and cost-to-serve, allowing them to make more educated choices.

Legacy ETL systems were not built to meet the demands of today's contemporary, dynamic businesses. The traditional "batch" data integration paradigm cannot handle real-time applications such as contemporary customer experience, business intelligence, decision-making, real-time operations, and others. Streaming data and analytics, on the other hand, guide client strategies and tactics throughout the whole company; yet, to be successful, customers need real-time systems to ingest, process, query, and analyze data in order to offer insights and allow real-time choices. Striim Cloud on Google Cloud provides these enterprise functionalities.

“Real-time decision making is quickly becoming ‘table stakes’ for any business that expects to compete effectively across a multitude of industries. Striim Cloud is a powerful, cloud-based, SaaS platform that gives enterprise customers an invaluable advantage in reaching this goal. We’re thrilled to make Striim Cloud’s capabilities available to Google Cloud customers worldwide."

Phillip Cockrell, senior vice president of business development, Striim Inc.

Striim Cloud on Google Cloud provides real-time autonomous data pipelines that allow organizations of all sizes, from FORTUNE 500 giants to startups, to smoothly transition their traditional application architectures to contemporary, cloud-native designs with little impact. The platform detects source database updates using change data capture (CDC), minimizing the effect on other activities and ensuring the most up-to-date data possible. Customers can constantly query, enrich, and conduct analysis on a live data stream in transit rather than querying the data after it has arrived at the destination database or data warehouse, allowing them to create applications and enhance data capabilities without affecting performance.

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NFTGo.io Announced Brand Upgrade to Redefine the NFT User Journey

NFTGo.io | November 08, 2022

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March Networks Acquires Cloud-Based Data Analytics Platform from DoIT Software

March Networks | October 07, 2022

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Striim and Databricks Partner to Bring Real-Time Data Integration to the Databricks Lakehouse

Striim | September 21, 2022

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EY announces alliance with Alteryx to help accelerate digital transformation through analytics automation

EY | November 28, 2022

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