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.
[Source: Globe Newswire]
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.
Big Data Management
Business Wire | October 19, 2023
Arity, a leading mobility and data analytics company, today announces that the Arity IQ network and attributes dataset are now available in Google Cloud’s data exchange, Analytics Hub.
Google Cloud’s auto insurance customers can now more accurately price insurance policies at time of quote by using driving behavior history. By having access to this data, insurers are able to increase pricing sophistication, improve profitability, and grow their book of business.
With access to the Arity IQ network in Google Cloud’s Analytics Hub, insurance carriers can:
Enhance owned datasets with comprehensive driving behavior data through Arity’s DrivesightScore or specific driving attributes within Google Cloud’s privacy-safe environment.
Analyze and segment customers at time of quote to increase pricing sophistication.
Deliver personalized experiences with more accurate quotes to customers at new and renewed business.
We’re excited to bring the Arity IQ network to Google Cloud's insurance customers, said Gary Hallgren, Arity’s president. We’re not only expanding the reach of one of the world’s largest driving behavior databases tied to claims, but we’re helping insurers price more competitively at time of quote.
Arity uses privacy forward methods for secure and safe data storage, including encrypting data at rest and in transit and by making the data available within Google Cloud’s Analytics Hub, carriers can access the data in a privacy-safe environment.
“Google Cloud Analytics Hub provides Arity’s customers with an efficient, secure platform to exchange data and combine their business data with third-party insights,” said Yolande Piazza, Vice President of Financial Services at Google Cloud. “With the addition of the Arity IQ network, our insurance customers can increase value for their business while providing more accurate prices based on how their customers behave behind the wheel.”
Arity is a mobility data and analytics company that provides data-driven solutions to companies invested in transportation, enabling them to deliver mobility services that are smarter, safer, and more economical. Arity collects and analyzes over a trillion of miles of driving data to create a greater understanding of how people move. With the world’s largest driving dataset tied to insurance claims collected through mobile devices, in-car devices, and vehicles themselves, Arity derives unique insights that help insurers, developers, marketers, and communities understand and predict driving behavior at scale.
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.
Big Data Management
Sigma Computing | November 07, 2023
Sigma and Connect&GO have recently introduced the new Connect&GO reporting tool, an advanced embedded analytics solution that empowers attractions worldwide to enhance operational efficiency, boost revenue, and evaluate their data in real-time. This no-code platform, a result of Sigma's cloud analytics expertise and Connect&GO's integrated technology, offers an intuitive and customizable dashboard for real-time data insights. It simplifies data analytics, reporting, and sharing, making it suitable for a wide range of attractions industry customers, including marketing, finance, and operations managers, as well as C-suite executives.
The new Connect&GO reporting tool equips attractions industry customers with the ability to make informed decisions through customizable dashboards. Operators can effortlessly upload data sets, such as forecasts and projections from various systems, and compare them in real-time with actual data, including budgets. This live data and insights allow them to delve into the granular details of their business, enabling them to address day-to-day challenges, compare data sets, and plan for the future more accurately.
These capabilities enable attractions to improve guest satisfaction, foster collaboration, ease the burden on engineering teams, and ultimately generate new revenue streams. For instance, park management can use better data to predict attendance, adjust staffing levels as needed, and ensure appropriate retail, food, and beverage inventory to enhance the guest experience.
Sigma has rapidly established itself as a go-to cloud analytics platform, experiencing significant growth over the past years and earning numerous awards, including Snowflake BI Partner of the Year 2023. Sigma's success can be attributed to its mission of removing traditional barriers to data access and empowering business users to extract maximum value from live data without requiring technical expertise. Platform users can directly access and manage data stored in a cloud data warehouse without the involvement of a data team. With a familiar and intuitive interface, they can easily explore data and test different scenarios, gaining new insights and the context needed for decision-making.
In contrast to legacy technology platforms that keep data isolated and operations disjointed, Connect&GO's cutting-edge solution, Konnect, is a fully integrated system that enables operators to oversee every aspect of their business seamlessly. This platform uniquely provides operators with real-time data, making it effortless to manage eCommerce, access control, point-of-sale, and cashless payments through proprietary Virtual Wallet technology. With its configurable interface and connected RFID wearables, Konnect enables operators to curate premium guest experiences that drive revenue and enhance engagement.
About Sigma Computing
Sigma Computing is a prominent cloud analytics solutions provider, offering business users seamless access to their cloud data warehouse for effortless exploration and insight gathering. With its intuitive spreadsheet-like interface, Sigma eliminates the need for coding or specialized training, enabling users to effortlessly navigate vast datasets, augment them with new information, and conduct real-time 'what if' analyses on billions of rows of data.
Connect&GO is a leading integrated technology and RFID solutions provider for the attractions industry. Its flexible operations management platform seamlessly integrates e-commerce, food & beverage, point-of-sale, access control, RFID, and cashless payments using its proprietary Virtual Wallet technology, consolidating all data in one place. The company helps drive revenue and maximize guest engagement with valuable real-time data insights. Connect&GO serves amusement and water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos & aquariums, and other attractions worldwide, integrating user-friendly wearable technology into extraordinary experiences.