Gas and oil companies pipe $26M to Big Data analytics platform Maana

MAANA | May 03, 2016

Big Data analytics platform Maana raised $26 million from major gas and oil companies on Tuesday to build out its data analytics platform.

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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Aparavi Announces Technology Alliance with Quantum to Tame Unstructured Data Challenges

APARAVI‍ | August 04, 2022

APARAVI®, the company behind the award-winning Aparavi Data Intelligence and Automation Platform,  today announced a new partnership with Quantum Corporation to accelerate the adoption of automated, intelligent solutions designed to efficiently manage, protect, and gain business value from growing volumes of unstructured data. The companies’ combined solutions leverage the Aparavi Data Intelligence and Automation Platform with Quantum ActiveScale™ Object Storage software and platforms to enable cost-effective curation, protection, and use of unstructured data. “We are very excited about our partnership with Quantum. “Our partnership is expected to deliver novel data management solutions to provide companies with the ability to truly know and visualize their data to reduce business risks, lower storage costs, and increase business insights and data value.” Adrian Knapp, CEO and founder of Aparavi The Aparavi Platform helps companies to know and visualize their data across all their unstructured data platforms to realize the impact of risk and cost, and how to add value in ways they are not capitalizing on today. With data intelligence and automation, users gain insights into their unstructured data landscape and can take immediate action to effectively manage and migrate data to low-cost storage repositories like Quantum ActiveScale object storage, creating opportunities for immediate cost and performance benefits. The Aparavi platform gives users the ability to identify, classify, optimize and move their unstructured data based on file types and classification policies including CCPA, GDPR, and HIPAA, etc.). Users can take advantage of over 140+ predefined classification policies or can easily build custom policies. The Aparavi Platform also improves storage consolidation by revealing hidden data, valuable data assets, and ROT (redundant, obsolete, or trivial) data. Quantum ActiveScale active archiving and long-term retention solutions are designed for durability, storage efficiency, and simple management at scale. ActiveScale is a leading object storage platform architected for both active and cold data, expected to provide up to 80 percent lower cost than alternative storage platforms. Designed for secure, always available access, ActiveScale is a valuable solution for private cloud storage deployments. THE APARAVI PLATFORM + QUANTUM ACTIVESCALE EXPECTED BENEFITS Unlocking the value of unstructured data on ActiveScale Intelligent data management to help you know what data you have Automated data lifecycle management to reduce risk and cost Seamlessly migrating tape data to ActiveScale Improved analytics and performance through lifecycle data management “Ninety percent of data is infrequently or rarely accessed but must be retained for its inherent, long-term value. Quantum is dedicated to data intelligence and automation to help users gain insights about their data and optimize its placement,” says Christine Brennan, director of technology Alliances at Quantum. “With Aparavi, we believe our customers will see cost and performance benefits across the enterprise by migrating inactive data to Quantum ActiveScale.” ABOUT APARAVI‍ APARAVI® is the trusted disrupter in unstructured data management, helping organizations find and unlock the value of data, no matter where it lives. Aparavi is a SaaS platform with a deep intelligence that rapidly discovers, automatically classifies, and optimizes highly distributed data to mitigate risk, reduce costs and exploit data value. Aparavi ensures secure access to modern data demands of analytics, machine learning, and collaboration, connecting business and IT to transform data into a competitive asset. Aparavi is a privately funded company headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. ABOUT QUANTUM Quantum technology, software, and services provide the solutions that today's organizations need to make video and other unstructured data smarter – so their data works for them and not the other way around. With over 40 years of innovation, Quantum's end-to-end platform is uniquely equipped to orchestrate, protect, and enrich data across its lifecycle, providing enhanced intelligence and actionable insights. Leading organizations in cloud services, entertainment, government, research, education, transportation, and enterprise IT trust Quantum to bring their data to life, because data makes life better, safer, and smarter. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO) and the Russell 2000® Index.

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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Eccovia Launches ClientInsight, an AI-Powered Data Warehouse to Improve Social Service Delivery

Eccovia | July 26, 2022

Eccovia, a leading provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for the health and human services sector, announces the release of an unprecedented data warehouse and community-analytics platform, ClientInsight. ClientInsight is hosted in Microsoft Azure and is a premier solution for data quality, performance, and actionable insights. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our nation’s most vulnerable populations have faced adverse outcomes to their social determinants of health. In addition to a new pathogen in the public, domestic violence increased, as did homelessness. Data availability became a national topic of conversation as COVID-19 case counts rose, and there was never a greater need for increased access to timely data in the realm of social services. We now know the result of data that is incomplete, siloed, or “stale.” Data has to be available when needed, and the inequities in data availability were highlighted by the pandemic, as were the needs to address systemic issues in care coordination. With the launch of ClientInsight, social-services dashboards and data from across communities can integrate into a single source of truth, leading to a more holistic approach to addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, true coordinated entry, and effective care coordination. ”ClientInsight is really the first-ever platform that will be able to help tie organizational data, collected every single day, to outcomes and progress that providers hope and expect to see. This is a true gamechanger that will allow community providers to set and meet more ambitious goals in their respective fights to end society’s most pressing issues.” CEO, Carl Champagne Data-privacy laws require secure access points to client data, yet networks that serve multiple populations must be able to share this data between organizations for care coordination. ClientInsight closes the gap between data privacy and care coordination, allowing providers to serve their clients' needs with a more knowledgeable, integrated level of care. About Eccovia Eccovia provides industry-leading software platforms for case management and community care coordination for state agencies, community-based providers, and other human-service entities. The platforms help caseworkers and care providers collaborate across physical, behavioral, economic, and social determining factors that impact individual and community health outcomes.

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Micro Focus' CyberRes Partners with Google Cloud to Enable High-Scale Secure Cloud Analytics with Data Privacy

CyberRes | August 08, 2022

CyberRes, a Micro Focus line of business, today announced a partnership with Google Cloud to support the upcoming release of BigQuery remote functions. The partnership will see CyberRes' end-to-end enterprise data protection solution, Voltage SecureData, integrate with Google's BigQuery data warehouse to accelerate and expand organizations' data science initiatives and help companies comply with ever-evolving privacy regulations. The integration will enable CyberRes Voltage customers to persistently protect data in use, in motion, and at rest in Google BigQuery. The support for remote functions also enables Google Cloud's BigQuery customers to take advantage of Voltage's privacy-enabling technologies. Mutual customers can use Voltage's format-preserving encryption, hashing, and tokenization services within BigQuery in conjunction with Google BigQuery's native security to address strict privacy compliance controls. Voltage's cloud-agnostic and consistent data protection allows all customers to safely use regulated data for analytics across hybrid clouds. "The availability of remote functions from BigQuery is an exciting and critical evolution of Google Cloud's platform for our customers. "The integration with Voltage SecureData means BigQuery will allow customers to utilize and support the Voltage data-centric protection approach for secure analytics, enabling enterprises to accelerate and expand their data science initiatives with privacy by default." Tony de la Lama, Vice President of Product Management, CyberRes BigQuery, Google Cloud's highly scalable multi-cloud data warehouse, is designed for business agility and allows customers to gain insights with real-time and predictive analytics, access data and securely share insights with ease. This new partnership adds to Voltage SecureData's deep capabilities in securing analytics across data warehouses, databases and data lakes and enables customers to shift workloads seamlessly and securely to BigQuery. "Emerging threats and evolving technology needs are at the forefront of challenges in cyber security. By making its Voltage SecureData solution available to Google Cloud customers from within their BigQuery data warehouse, CyberRes is enabling customers with the technologies needed to protect their sensitive data while addressing and adhering to current data privacy regulations," said Ritika Suri, Director, Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud. The CyberRes Voltage portfolio helps secure organizations with continuous data discovery, insight, and protection to reduce risk and enable privacy by design. Organizations can work with high-value, sensitive customer data in its protected state to derive business intelligence without the risk of data exposure in Google BigQuery. The data protection technologies in Voltage SecureData provide flexible implementation and data-centric protection for a virtually unlimited number of structured data types in any language, and in any region, with proven performance, reliability, and scalability. About CyberRes CyberRes is a Micro Focus line of business. We bring the expertise of one of the world's largest security portfolios to help our customers navigate the changing threat landscape by building both cyber and business resiliency within their teams and organizations. CyberRes is part of a larger set of digital transformation solutions that fight adverse conditions so businesses can continue to run today, keep the lights on, and transform to grow and take advantage of tomorrow's opportunities.

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BangDB launches APIs for AI, Graph and Stream processing for emerging use cases in data analytics

BangDB | July 08, 2022

AI database firm BangDB has launched the REST APIs for its converged data platform. BangDB is the world's highest performance database which makes it highly suitable for modern applications that require predictive real-time analysis for fast moving data from devices, sensors and machines. By bringing AI, Stream Processing, Graph and the database together in a single product, BangDB has created a modern stack to disrupt the data analysis market. Graph processing with integrated AI and Stream is the way forward to tackle emerging requirements and use cases. Majority of the data will originate from devices in various shapes and sizes, coming from all directions in high speed. The context of the data will be extremely crucial for extracting the intelligence as quickly as possible. Correlation across various data points, events spanned over massive space would be key to data processing. Natural groups, networks and connections in time and space would be invaluable. To mine these in a productive manner, users need a simple abstraction and interface which hides all complexities and provides an efficient way to deal with the challenge. BangDB is designed for emerging use cases which deals with Edge and Cloud computing in real-time in various different domains like IOT, FinTech, Log analysis, Supply Chain, etc. BangDB is available on Cloud, or on-prem, or even can be embedded in devices for true Edge computing. It has a user base of over 100K and is increasing rapidly. BangDB community edition is totally free, with a cloud subscription model and one month trial period. BangDB works with several enterprises with its custom license model. BangDB is all set to release its own AppStore with ready-made custom solutions in a few months. BangDB was founded as part of IQLECT in 2015 by Sachin Sinha and is based in Bangalore. It is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based converged database platform which aligns with the current & future data trends in the market. BangDB has been developed from the ground up and owns over a dozen patents in data processing. It has over 100K users across the world with several leading enterprises as clients. BangDB is backed by several VCs like Exfinity and VentureEast along with prominent angels Lip-Bu Tan, Michael Marks, Nicholas B, Pradeep Khosla.

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DAVID STODDER is senior director of TDWI Research for business intelligence (BI). He focuses on providing research-based insight and best practices for organizations implementing BI, analytics, performance management, data discovery, data visualization, data preparation, and related technologies and methods.

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