DATA ARCHITECTURE

Modak Joins Starburst Partner Program to Create Domain-Driven Data Products Based on a Data Mesh Architecture

Modak | December 02, 2021

Modak, a leading provider of data engineering solutions, today announced they have joined the Starburst Orbit partner program. This partnership will empower organizations to manage their siloed data landscape, optimize cloud operating costs and accelerate the creation of domain-specific data products accessed through a data mesh architecture.

"The partnership will empower organizations to transition from centralized to decentralized data processing and de-couple compute from storage. The unique value proposition will fast-track the creation of contextual business data domain products at reduced time and operational costs."

Milind Chitgupakar, Chief Analytics Officer, and co-founder, at Modak.

"We're delighted to have Modak join our partner program to deliver their unique expertise to the pharmaceutical and healthcare market. Starburst is allowing companies to unlock the value of their data by making it fast and easy to access, no matter where it lives, without data movement. We are excited to help our customers bring a more personalized experience to their customers, patients, partners and to build data into their core business," says Tony Li, Global Head of SIs at Starburst Data.

Enterprise Data Management has evolved, from data warehouses to data lakes, and now to multimodal cloud architecture. All these data architecture models have undergone evolutionary enhancements. But, despite all advancements, some things remain unchanged. Data management architecture and technology are still monolithic, and data remains centralized.

There is a need for a decentralized data management architecture that allows for easier access to data across different data domains, i.e., through a Data Mesh. The fundamental concept behind data mesh architecture is to transfer data ownership to the business owners and users who create the data.  Operationally, the Data mesh architecture allows organizations to treat "data as products", just like software applications, rather than fragmented data sets centrally managed by IT.

With Modak's digital accelerators, such as Modak Nabu™ and Starburst's enterprise-ready, powerful query engine, organizations will be able to create contextual business data domain products accessible through APIs and will move to federated data governance and self-service analytics capabilities.

Modak recently enabled a Top 5 pharma company to productionize six domain data products within months, using cloud and data mesh architecture. The six domain data products are now accessible to thousands of users across the enterprise.

About Modak
Modak is a solutions company that enables enterprises to manage and utilize their data landscape effectively. Modak provides technology, cloud, and vendor-agnostic software and services to accelerate data migration initiatives. Modak uses machine learning (ML) techniques to transform how structured and unstructured data is prepared, consumed, and shared.

Modak's portfolio of Data Engineering and DataOps studios provides best-in-class delivery services, managed data operations, enterprise data lake, data mesh, augmented data preparation, data quality, and governed data lake solutions.

About Starburst
Starburst is the analytics engine for the Data Mesh. We unlock the value of distributed data by making it fast and easy to access, no matter where it lives. Starburst queries data across any database, making it instantly actionable for data-driven organizations. With Starburst, teams can lower the total cost of their infrastructure and analytics investments, prevent vendor lock-in, and use the existing tools that work for their business. Trusted by companies like Comcast, FINRA, and Condé Nast, Starburst helps companies make better decisions faster on all data.

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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Civis Analytics Launches Toolkit for a Data-Driven COVID Vaccine Campaign

Civis Analytics | February 23, 2021

Civis Analytics, a data science firm innovating at the intersection of public good and scientific best practices, today announced the launch of its COVID Vaccine Campaign Toolkit. This resource hub includes key information for organizations looking to use data to inform persuasive and equitable COVID vaccination outreach. The toolkit provides guidance on each aspect of an outreach campaign that requires a specific, tailored approach. These include: • Messaging and messenger: Results from scientific experiments to guide messaging and spokespeople, so the most persuasive language is used for each audience. This includes new research on employer-specific messaging, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Crystal Son, MPH, Director of Healthcare Analytics at Civis Analytics, also shares examples of counterintuitive findings, tangible advice for any vaccine campaign team, and comparisons to Civis research on other vaccine messaging. • Resource allocation: An interactive vaccine hesitancy map that visualizes which U.S. counties are most likely to need additional intervention to drive up vaccination rates. This map can guide groups that need to determine where to focus education or outreach efforts. • Process: Leveraging best practices from recent 2020 Census outreach campaigns, Civis outlines a five-step process organizations can follow to ensure their vaccine campaign is data-driven and set up for success. "Vaccine uptake is absolutely critical to herd immunity -- which is what we all need to recover from the pandemic," said Son. "Too often, we assume that a one-size-fits-all approach to public health campaigns can work. We continue to see that the language and messengers that work for one group can backfire with another -- so we really need to eliminate our own biases and rely on the data to guide our campaigns. For many of us, this is the most important campaign of our lifetime, and we need to do this right." About Civis Analytics Civis Analytics helps leading public and private sector organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage people. With a blend of proprietary data, technology and advisory services, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis helps organizations stop guessing and start using statistical proof to guide decisions.

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Piano Partners with Snowflake to Help Teams Leverage the Power of Advanced Analytics

Piano | January 19, 2022

Piano, the Digital Experience Cloud, today announced a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to help businesses understand and activate their data at scale. As part of the Powered by Snowflake program, Piano leverages Snowflake as the cloud-based data platform for its sophisticated analytics tool—making it fast and easy to store, query, enrich and securely share data within the Snowflake ecosystem. These advanced capabilities enable real-time, accurate analysis of customer behavior to help organizations drive personalization at scale. Launched in September 2021, Piano Analytics delivers a powerful analytics solution designed for broad accessibility and manipulation, regardless of an employee's level of data proficiency. By democratizing access to data, businesses can eliminate data silos and ensure all teams, from marketing to sales, data science to operations, are operating from a single source of truth. A core feature of the Piano Analytics solution is its superior data harvesting, which ensures data is clean, privacy-compliant, reliable and never sampled. This reduces risk for businesses and means they're able to confidently chart their path forward using the most accurate information at their disposal. The Snowflake partnership improves data portability for Piano Analytics customers, who can now use Secure Data Sharing within Snowflake to easily connect their high-quality data into other systems in the Snowflake Data Cloud, such as business intelligence tools or data governance tools. This process, which can be completed in as few as two clicks, eliminates data silos within an organization, ensuring all teams can access and work from the same reliable source of information. Thanks to Snowflake's architecture, Piano Analytics users also benefit from faster querying times, allowing teams to understand and optimize campaigns faster without compromising data quality or integrity. "We've long admired Snowflake's leading position in the data industry. When we built our Piano Analytics platform on Snowflake, we knew it would dramatically enhance both our capabilities and our user experience. As our relationship continues, we're eager to partner with Snowflake in new ways to revolutionize how organizations work with their data and use it to create superior digital experiences for their customers." Trevor Kaufman, CEO, Piano Piano's tools for data analysis and activation are already used by blue chip clients in many industries, including publishing, broadcasting, financial services, travel and more, to understand their audiences and personalize customer experiences. "The Snowflake and Piano partnership is focused on providing customers with the tools to enhance the customer experience with cutting-edge efficiency and performance," said Colleen Kapase, SVP of Worldwide Partnerships at Snowflake. "Together, we can empower joint customers to drive personalized digital strategies and connect them to other data-driven organizations through the Snowflake Data Cloud." Learn more about this partnership during Snowflake's Media Data Cloud Summit on January 19, 2022. Piano will discuss how secure data sharing through Snowflake helps organizations put the right data in the hands of every employee. About Piano Piano's Digital Experience Cloud empowers organizations to understand and influence customer behavior. By unifying customer data, analyzing behavior metrics and creating personalized customer journeys, Piano helps brands launch campaigns and products faster, strengthen customer engagement and drive personalization at scale from a single platform. Headquartered in Philadelphia with offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, Piano serves a global client base, including Air France, the BBC, CBS, IBM, Kirin Holdings, Jaguar Land Rover, Linkedin, Nielsen, The Wall Street Journal and more. Piano has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing, most innovative technology companies in the world by World Economic Forum, Red Herring, Inc. and Deloitte.

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BUSINESS STRATEGY

Revenue Growth and Increased Profitability mark Subex’s Q2FY21 Results

subex | November 09, 2020

Subex, a pioneer in the space of Digital Trust, today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Performance Highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2020: Revenue for the quarter at INR 933 million as against INR 857 million in Q2FY20 EBITDA for the quarter at INR 254 million as against INR 207 million in Q2FY20 EBITDA excluding Forex gains/losses for the quarter at INR 298 million as against INR ­­­178 million in Q2FY20 Profit after Tax (PAT) for the quarter at INR 123 million as against INR 63 million in Q2FY20 Vinod Kumar, Managing Director & CEO, Subex, said, “During a period where the industry as a whole is continuing to come to grips with the ‘new normal’, we are very pleased to report both revenue and profit growth for the second quarter of FY21. Market traction, along with our singular focus on Digital Trust, is slowly building the growth momentum. Despite the challenges of remote working, we are performing well on delivery and operations. With the recent appointment of our new CTO, we have augmented the management bandwidth required to drive an exciting product roadmap intended to expand our digital trust portfolio. We will also be strengthening our engagement with global strategic partners around our new solutions and technology areas such as blockchain, AI/ML to drive wider market adoption.“ Commenting on the results, Anil Singhvi, Chairman of the board, said, “Despite business challenges globally due to Pandemic, Subex has done very well. Continued good performance on all fronts, cleaned up balance sheet and improved free cash flows, are enabling us to invest in newer businesses and service our reduced capital base well” Highlights of the Quarter Launched Partner Ecosystem Management which will allow CSPs to accelerate their digital services portfolio expansion Listed as a Sample Provider for Augmented Analytics in Gartner’s Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar for Artificial Intelligence in Telecom report Selected by a Tier-I Middle East operator for ROC Revenue Assurance and ROC Fraud Management Secured a new deal with a regulatory body in Africa to validate the revenues reported by operators in the region and the associated license fees Update on Capital Reduction Completed the capital reduction process Trading of new Subex shares commenced w.e.f. 5th November, 2020 About Subex Subex is a pioneer in enabling Digital Trust for businesses across the globe. Founded in 1994, Subex has spent over 25 years in helping global Communications Service Providers maximize their revenues and profitability. With a legacy of having served the market through its world-class solutions for business optimization and analytics, Subex is now leading the way by enabling all-round Digital Trust in the business ecosystems of its customers. Focusing on privacy, security, risk mitigation, predictability, and confidence in data, Subex helps businesses embrace the disruptive changes in the business landscape and succeed with Digital Trust. Subex leverages its award-winning product portfolio in areas such as Revenue Assurance, Fraud Management, Network Analytics, and Partner Management, and complements them through its digital solutions such as IoT Security and Insights. Subex also offers scalable Managed Services and Business Consulting services. Subex has more than 300 installations across 90+ countries.

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DATA ARCHITECTURE

CRED iQ and Cherre Announce Data Integration Partnership

CRED iQ | March 11, 2022

CRED iQ, a data, analytics and valuation platform serving the commercial real estate finance and investment communities today announced the partnership and data integration with Cherre. Mutual clients of CRED iQ and Cherre can now easily add commercial real estate data to their Cherre data warehouse for better insights. Cherre seamlessly connects disparate real estate data into a single source of truth, empowering companies to instantly explore all their connected data for immediate and actionable insight. CRED iQ is a commercial real estate data, analytics, and valuation platform providing actionable intelligence to CRE brokers, lender, and investors in every market. It tracks maturing loans, expiring leases, detailed quarterly and annual financial operating statements, delinquent loans, newly issued loans, foreclosures, and REO. CRED iQ also maintains borrower and ownership contact information including names, phone numbers, emails, and addresses. Search Properties and Loans Here Subscribers to CRED iQ use the platform to identify valuable leads for leasing, lending, refinancing, distressed debt, and acquisition opportunities. Access CRED iQ with a free 7-day, full-access trial by clicking here. About CRED iQ CRED iQ is a commercial real estate data, analytics, and valuation platform providing actionable intelligence to CRE and capital markets investors. The data platform is powered by over $2.0 trillion of CMBS, CRE CLO, SASB, and GSE/Agency loan and property data. About Cherre Cherre is the leader in real estate data and insight. We connect decision makers to accurate property and market information, and help them make faster, smarter decisions. By providing a unique "single source of truth," Cherre empowers customers to evaluate opportunities and trends faster and more accurately, while saving millions of dollars in manual data collection and analytics costs. Cherre launched in 2016 and is located in New York City.

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