BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Factored Partners With Databricks to Enhance Data-Informed Decision Making With Unified Data Analytics

Factored | March 10, 2022

Factored, a leader in data-centric AI helping tech unicorns and other high-profile tech companies select, upskill and build high-caliber data engineering, machine learning and data analytics teams, announced today that it has partnered with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value for clients by unifying all data and artificial intelligence processes and workflows in a single platform. Thanks to Databricks' technology, including Delta Lake, Structured Streaming and the integration with MLflow, Factored engineers and analysts are providing innovative businesses with easier access to critical data driving key business decisions and strategy.

As a result of the partnership, Factored engineers and analysts can integrate all data-related processes in one platform to carry out tasks such as request parallelization, distance calculation and model interpretability. The partnership enhances cross-functional collaboration, visibility and efficiency in decision making and solution implementation for Factored's clients.

Databricks' Lakehouse Platform helps organizations accelerate innovation by unifying data teams with an open, scalable platform for all of their data-driven use cases. From streaming analytics and AI to BI, Databricks provides a modern lakehouse architecture that unifies data engineering, data science, machine learning and analytics within a single collaborative platform.

"We're delighted to be recognized as a Databricks Consulting Partner and to continue helping businesses make sense of their data using the industry's most cutting-edge tools. At Factored, we're dedicated to implementing the most effective data and AI solutions for our clients and Databricks' Lakehouse Platform plays a significant role in helping us achieve this."

Israel Niezen, Factored CEO

Since its founding in 2019, Factored has seen fast-paced growth and today is one of the biggest data science companies in Latin America.

About Factored
Factored helps leading tech companies select, upskill and build world-class data science, machine learning and AI engineering teams much faster and more cost-effectively. Factored engineers have been personally vetted, educated and mentored by some of the most talented and recognized AI educators and engineers from Silicon Valley, Stanford University and deeplearning.ai.

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Syniti Announces Partnership with Global IT Solutions Aggregator TD SYNNEX

Syniti | September 01, 2022

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, announced today a new partnership with TD SYNNEX, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator formed through the merger of Tech Data and Synnex. This partnership will provide enterprises with new access to Syniti's award-winning data management solutions. The first solution available through this new partnership is Syniti Replicate, a data replication software with change data capture that enables the timely, relevant data enterprises need to make critical business decisions and support transformative experiences. Having accurate, decision-relevant information available quickly is crucial for many tasks in enterprises of all sizes, whether that's running high-speed analytics or supporting business intelligence applications. With Syniti Replicate, enterprises can: Deliver fresh data to analytics and decision makers to get immediate insights Reduce stress on production systems enabling improved overall system performance Migrate data away from difficult to access legacy systems meaning users can access data faster Democratize data across the entire organization with the consolidation of data from numerous sources into a central data lake With a user-friendly, wizard-based graphic interface, configuration is faster and easier which means businesses can more quickly deploy and may see immediate benefits. Syniti Replicate requires no coding, stored procedures or proprietary syntax to set up, which lessens the burden on internal IT teams. The software has extensive security including user and certificate authentication and supports dozens of relational databases as sources and targets, including Amazon, Oracle, SAP and Snowflake, with no additional programming. "We chose to partner with TD SYNNEX for their ability to support the growth and expansion of Syniti's direct solutions, including Syniti Replicate. More organizations can now benefit from our world-class replication engine, getting the real-time data they need to make critical business decisions and create differentiated experiences." Brian Haering, Vice President, Direct Solutions, Syniti Cheryl Neal, Vice President, Vendor Acquisition and Global Solutions, TD SYNNEX, said, "TD SYNNEX is committed to uniting IT solutions that deliver business outcomes today and unlock growth for the future. With Syniti added to our portfolio of vendor partners and providing our first data replication software capability, we're able to enrich the breadth and depth of our offerings so customers can realize business outcomes faster with their data. Syniti Replicate is available as a standalone solution or included as a component of the Syniti Knowledge Platform. About Syniti Syniti solves the world's most complex data challenges by uniquely combining intelligent, AI-driven software and vast data expertise to yield certain and superior business outcomes. For over 25 years, Syniti has partnered with the Fortune 2000 to unlock valuable insights that ignite growth, reduce risk and increase their competitive advantage. Syniti's silo-free enterprise data management platform supports data migration, data quality, data replication, master data management, analytics, data governance, and data strategy in a single, unified solution. Syniti is a portfolio company of private equity firm Bridge Growth Partners LLC. Read more at www.Syniti.com. About TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We're an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX' 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem.

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Cloudflare Launches Data Localization Suite in Asia to Help Customers Achieve Data Sovereignty

Cloudflare | September 22, 2022

Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite (DLS) is now available in three new countries in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, India, and Japan. The Data Localization Suite will help businesses based in these countries, as well as global companies who do business in these countries, to comply with their data localization obligations by using Cloudflare to easily set rules and controls on where their domestic data goes and who has access to it. This ultimately allows any business with customers in these countries to service their data locally while benefiting from the speed, security, and scalability of Cloudflare’s global network. Nearly 70% of countries in Asia have passed or drafted new data protection and privacy legislation. This often makes it difficult for regional companies to use foreign-based vendors to handle domestic traffic. Without regional support, many businesses are under pressure to use only in-country run vendors and may be required to restrict their application to one data center or one cloud provider’s region. This creates a trade-off between compliance and fast, secure experiences for end users. With the Data Localization Suite, businesses of any size or industry can now use Cloudflare to get more choice and control over how to meet their data locality needs, without sacrificing security or performance. “No business should have to choose between compliance with local data regulation and a superior experience for their customers. And yet, we hear time and again that companies are forced to do so in the face of a complex and ever-changing landscape of regional legislation,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare. "By expanding our Data Localization Suite to our customers in Australia, India, and Japan, we're ensuring data locality doesn't have to come at the expense of the speed, security, and privacy users expect and deserve online." Now, businesses in Australia, India, and Japan can use Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite to: Control where traffic is serviced: Companies can choose the data center locations where their traffic is inspected. Businesses can also use Cloudflare’s Geo Key Manager to choose where private keys are held. Build and deploy serverless code, with regional control: Build applications that allow developers to combine global performance with local compliance regulations. Jurisdiction Restrictions for Workers Durable Objects makes it easy to build serverless applications that are confined to a specific region. Use Cloudflare’s security features to protect their web properties: Customers can use WAF, Bot Management, DDoS protection and more to ensure their websites are safe and stay online. Align with global and regional security certifications: Businesses can trust that they are compliant with global privacy and security certifications like ISO 27001, 27701, and 27018 while still offering performance and speed at scale. “Asia Pacific has over 2.5 billion Internet users, representing more than half of the total Internet users in the world, and data protection and privacy have become increasingly important in this region. Preserving end-user privacy is core to Cloudflare’s mission of helping to build a better Internet, and we look forward to working with businesses across Australia, India, and Japan to enable them to provide fast, private, reliable, and secure services to their end-users.” Jonathon Dixon, VP and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan, and China, Cloudflare Data Localization Suite has supported Cloudflare customers in alignment with European localization requirements and regulations since 2020. “We're thrilled to extend Cloudflare's localization benefits to our customers providing them greater control as they manage international data transfer requirements,” said Blake Brannon, Chief Strategy Officer, OneTrust. “Our partnership with Cloudflare supports our mission to empower our customers to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape with ease.” Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 275 cities in over 100 countries including more than 100 points of presence across Asia Pacific to bring its security, performance, and reliability solutions to as close to its regional customers as possible. Cloudflare continues to invest in the region, with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. In March, Cloudflare also announced 18 new cities added to their global network, including Bhubaneshwar, India; Fukuoka, Japan; Kanpur, India; and Naha, Japan. About Cloudflare Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures 2018 list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.

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New Relic Announces Support for Amazon VPC Flow Logs on Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

New Relic | September 17, 2022

New Relic , the observability company, announced support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Flow Logs on Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose to reduce the friction of sending logs to New Relic. Amazon VPC Flow Logs from AWS is a feature that allows customers to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). With New Relic support for Amazon VPC Flow Logs, both AWS and New Relic customers can quickly gain a clear understanding of a network’s performance and troubleshoot activity without impacting the network throughput or latency Network telemetry is challenging even for network engineers. To unlock cloud-scale observability, engineers need to explore VPC performance and connectivity across multiple accounts and regions to understand if an issue started in the network or somewhere else. To solve this, New Relic has streamlined the delivery of Amazon VPC Flow Logs by allowing engineers to send them to New Relic via Kinesis Data Firehose, which reliably captures, transforms, and delivers streaming data to data lakes, data stores, and analytics services. With New Relic’s simple “add data” interface, it only takes moments to configure Amazon VPC Flow Logs using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or an AWS CloudFormation template. Instead of digging through raw logs across multiple accounts, any engineer can begin with an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance they own and begin to explore the data that matters, regardless of the AWS account or AWS Region. “New Relic continues to invest in our relationship with AWS. Helping customers gain visibility into their cloud networking environment increases their overall application observability. “Our support for Amazon VPC shows our commitment to enhancing our joint customers’ observability experience.” Riya Shanmugam, GVP, Global Alliances and Channels at New Relic “AWS is delighted to continue our strategic collaboration with New Relic to help customers innovate and migrate faster to the cloud,” said Nishant Mehta, Director of PM – EC2 and VPC Networking at AWS. “New Relic’s connected experience for Amazon VPC Flow Logs, paired with the simplicity of using Kinesis Data Firehose, enables our joint customers to easily understand how their networks are performing, troubleshoot networking issues more quickly, and explore their VPC resources more readily.” With the New Relic support for Amazon VPC Flow Logs on Kinesis Data Firehose, customers can: Monitor and alert on network traffic from within New Relic. Visualize network performance metrics such as bytes and packets per second, as well as accepts and rejects per second across every TCP or UDP port. Explore flow log deviations to look for unexpected changes in network volume or health. Diagnose overly restrictive security group rules or potentially malicious traffic issues. ”Our architecture contains above 200 microservices running on AWS. When something goes wrong, we need to find the root cause quickly to put out what we at Gett term as ‘fires,’” said Dani Konstantinovski, Global Support Manager at Gett. “With New Relic capabilities we can identify the problem, understand exactly what services were affected, what’s the reason, and what we need to do to resolve it. New Relic gives us this observability—it helps us to provide better service for our customers.” “Proactively managing customer experience is essential to all businesses that provide part or all of their services through applications. Therefore it’s essential for engineers to have a clear understanding of their network performance and have the data needed to troubleshoot activity before it impacts customers. Also, the quality of the data is fundamental to making good decisions,” said Stephen Elliot, IDC Group Vice President, I&O, Cloud Operations and DevOps. “Solutions that ensure fast delivery of high-quality data provide engineers with the ability to act quickly and decisively with confidence, saving businesses from the costs associated with negative customer experiences.” About New Relic As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers to get all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinions. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping improve planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including Adidas Runtastic, American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, GoTo Group, Ryanair, Sainsbury’s, Signify Health, TopGolf, and World Fuel Services (WFS) improve uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth.

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Syniti Announces New Data Quality and Catalog Capabilities to Help Deliver Clean, Actionable Data

Syniti | September 15, 2022

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, today announced new data quality and catalog capabilities available in its industry leading Syniti Knowledge Platform, building on the enhancements in data migration and data matching added earlier this year. The Syniti Knowledge Platform now includes data quality, catalog, matching, replication, migration and governance, all available under one login, in a single cloud solution. This provides users with a complete and unified data management platform enabling them to deliver faster and better business outcomes with data they can trust. Trustworthy data is critical for the decisions businesses must make to reduce risk, drive competitive advantage and deliver bottom-line growth. According to Gartner® research, "Significant data quality issues remain a key impediment for organizations' digital initiatives. Failure to address data quality issues for critical use cases puts organizations at a disadvantage delivering business value and has severe consequences."1 Historically, in order to get better data, companies would have to buy multiple, point-based solutions like heavy data catalog tools that require massive teams to build and maintain or data quality solutions that only identify problems, rather than helping fix issues. This approach is expensive, unnecessarily complex and does not address the data needs of today's businesses. With the Syniti Knowledge Platform, customers now have a unified solution to address the data needed to drive critical business objectives now and in the future. The same Gartner research states that, "From an end-user perspective, organizations are attracted to [unified data management platforms] this option as well, anticipating improved total cost of ownership due to less integration and maintenance between data quality solutions and adjacent applications."1 Gartner, The State of Data Quality Solutions: Augment, Automate and Simplify , Melody Chien, Ankush Jain, 15 March 2022 Each enhanced component of the Syniti Knowledge Platform includes significant new functionality, updates and enhancements, all of which are amplified by their integration. With these new combined capabilities, organizations will benefit from: More efficient data management: From data identification through to resolution, stakeholders can collaborate in one platform. With a single catalog that underpins all data management activities, data activities can be reused across multiple projects helping drive faster and cheaper data management initiatives. Better resourcing & improved business processes: Linking data management and quality to business outcomes improves processes and decision-making while also helping to ensure more bang-for-their buck when it comes to allocating time and resources. Data quality issues with the greatest impact are automatically detected and KPI improvements are tracked over time with smart remediation pipelines. Faster ROI & savings potential: The Syniti Knowledge Platform offers hundreds of proven, out of the box data quality rules and reports and business outcome-related dashboards, which can help users discover millions of dollars in savings. Rules created in data migrations can be used for ongoing data quality, saving time and enforcing compliance. Knowledge re-use can help reduce future data projects by 50%. "Data quality isn't a one-time event. Organizations need a unified approach that enables them not just to rapidly find bad data, but to efficiently fix it and sustain that high quality to drive continuous, ongoing value. The Syniti Knowledge Platform's new capabilities allow our users to leverage a more efficient, interconnected and user-friendly platform in a way that's directly tied to business outcomes and objectives." Jon Green, Vice President, Product Management, Syniti Kevin Campbell, CEO, Syniti, said: "Poor quality data pollutes the entire organization, negatively impacting business operations and wasting time, money and resources. We have purpose-built a data platform to drive business value as opposed to the many siloed solutions that treat data quality as purely a technical exercise. We want our customers to spend more time drawing insights from trusted data versus finding and fixing data problems." Allan Coulter, global chief technology officer for SAP Services, IBM said: "The strategic important of clean, high-quality data cannot be overstated – it is critical to any business modernization effort and to unlocking potential from future analytics and insights. It is exciting to see the new capabilities Syniti is adding to its Syniti Knowledge Platform to help customers succeed in their transformation journeys." GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. About Syniti Syniti solves the world's most complex data challenges by uniquely combining intelligent, AI-driven software and vast data expertise to yield certain and superior business outcomes. For over 25 years, Syniti has partnered with the Fortune 2000 to unlock valuable insights that ignite growth, reduce risk and increase their competitive advantage. Syniti's silo-free enterprise data management platform supports data migration, data quality, data replication, master data management, analytics, data governance, and data strategy in a single, unified solution. Syniti is a portfolio company of private equity firm Bridge Growth Partners LLC.

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