SCG Logistics Standardizes on Snaplogic's Leading Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Process Optimization, Data Analytics, and Operational Excellence

SnapLogic | September 22, 2020

SnapLogic, provider of the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform, today announced that SCG Logistics has standardized on SnapLogic’s leading cloud integration platform to support its process automation, data analytics, and digital transformation initiatives. SCG Logistics, Thailand’s leading provider of distribution and transportation management services, has deployed SnapLogic to integrate core operational and analytics systems and automate business-critical processes across the enterprise, enabling the company to provide exceptional services to its customers around the world.

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IBM Watson Advertising Brings AI-Driven Weather Analytics to AWS Data Exchange

IBM Watson | January 10, 2022

IBM Watson Advertising today announced the availability of data from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, on AWS Data Exchange, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The AWS Data Exchange allows businesses to easily find and subscribe to third-party data in the cloud. Providing data from the world's most accurate weather forecaster1, IBM Watson Advertising's Weather Analytics harness the relationship between weather and consumer behavior using artificial intelligence to extract deep insights to help businesses make more confident, data-driven and insightful enterprise decisions. The weather datasets can help analyze how weather affects consumer purchasing across different categories such as pharmaceuticals, apparel, consumer packaged goods and indoor and outdoor activities. Local data by ZIP code including historical weather data, 15-day forecast weather data, and relative data such as hot, cold, windy and other conditions could also be used to help inform campaigns, supply chain and forecasting decisions. This data can even help surface unique or non-obvious relationships between weather and consumer behavior. "We know that weather can impact nearly everything in daily life -- how we feel, what we do, even what we buy," said Sheri Bachstein, Chief Executive Officer at The Weather Company and General Manager of IBM Watson Advertising. "This expanded relationship with AWS gives more businesses access to the weather data that can drive consumer behavior and purchasing. We are committed to opening up our insights and technology to a broad set of organizations, and giving more companies access to what we know can be growth- and efficiency-driving data and tech." Insights that show locations where weather could affect sales can help businesses drive revenue based on predictive consumer behavior. According to past IBM Watson Advertising research, data revealed that while chocolate candy bar sales generally go up in colder months across the U.S., sales can spike in the Southwest when a higher heat index is expected, and in the Northeast during muggy nights. In another example, while more bug spray is purchased during the summer months, foggy conditions in the Northwest can drive more sales while clear conditions can drive demand in central states. AWS Data Exchange helps make it easy to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data from providers in the cloud. Subscribers can use the AWS console or APIs to load IBM Watson Advertising solutions into a wide variety of AWS analytics and machine learning services. This is the latest example of how IBM is building together with ecosystem partners of all types to create solutions for developers to address the needs of the hybrid cloud era. IBM is committed to a $1 billion investment in its partner ecosystem over the next three years. This investment is already being utilized to support a coalition of enterprises that are helping customers migrate their mission-critical workloads using IBM's open hybrid cloud architecture. About IBM Watson Watson is IBM's AI technology for business, helping organizations to better predict and shape future outcomes, automate complex processes, and optimize employees' time. Watson has evolved from an IBM Research project, to experimentation, to a scaled, open set of products that run anywhere. With more than 40,000 client engagements, Watson is being applied by leading global brands across a variety of industries to transform how people work.

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DATA ARCHITECTURE

Lumenore Introduces New Version of its AI-Driven Recommendations and Conversational Analytics Platform

Lumenore | March 31, 2022

Lumenore, which develops and markets fully integrated cloud-based business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions, introduced today a new version of its AI-driven recommendations and conversational analytics platform. Lumenore’s highly secure self-service data infrastructure delivers an enterprise data universe and organizational intelligence and dramatically simplifies decision making at all levels of the organization. Lumenore’s platform provides seamless data acquisition, improved accessibility, and a powerful architecture for unparalleled performance. It features text and voice-based insight, utilizing natural language querying with Ask Me and automated data discovery with Do You Know to provide faster and easier access to actionable business recommendations from data. Lumenore also announced the availability of 100 new data connectors—bringing the total to more than 150—that provide fast and seamless connectivity to leading CRM applications such as Excel, QuickBooks, Salesforce Insights and Shopify and immediately help organizations visualize metrics that matter most to a business, bridging the gap between data and decisions. Donald Farmer Joins Lumenore as Strategic Advisor Lumenore also announced that Donald Farmer, former Microsoft and Qlik executive and globally recognized as a visionary product leader, sought after speaker and author, has joined Lumenore as a strategic advisor. “We all know too well that the volume of data in business is almost overwhelming. But data without analysis is a wasted asset - and analysis without action is a wasted effort,” said Farmer. “We need to bridge the gap between data and decisions and it’s not enough to have a few smart analysts or data scientists." “Lumenore has built a platform for organizational intelligence developed from a deep understanding of enterprise needs,” added Farmer. “I am impressed that their natural language capabilities are not just for cute demos but enable widespread data literacy and engagement. Similarly, their data discovery and augmented analytics features are genuinely self-service, but still built over a robust and secure data universe. It’s an impressive approach for enterprises who have struggled with the inflexibility of reporting and the risks of ungoverned self-service,” Farmer said. “We are honored that Donald has joined Lumenore and will be advising us in our product development and go-to-market strategies,” said Anurag Shrivastava, Lumenore Founder and CEO. “The pandemic has sped up digital transformation across industries and sectors which means that we now have even more data than anticipated, and it has made consumer behavior harder to predict. The solution is not to build more dashboards, because dashboards are focused on an individual viewer, but instead empower organizational intelligence and new forms of organizational decision making, which are distributed and collaborative,” Shrivastava said. “Lumenore delivers a seamless experience to the entire team which helps them to derive insights from raw data and have a transparent view of its operations.” About Lumenore Lumenore develops and markets advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions delivered through an intuitive, AI-powered platform. Lumenore’s solutions enable organizations to build their entire data universe as well as automate and optimize organizational decision-making. Lumenore utilizes a common dataset to feed its powerful platform to visualize, analyze, actionize, as well as monetize business operations.

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DATA VISUALIZATION

Privitar Announces Strategic Partnership with Data Integration and Management Leader Denodo to Advance Modern Data Provisioning

Privitar | April 20, 2022

Privitar, the leader in modern data provisioning, today announced a strategic partnership with Denodo, the leader in data integration and management software. With this new partnership, Privitar and Denodo are aligning to advance modern data provisioning and put safe data at the core of any data mesh and logical data fabric powered by data virtualization. “For an organization to be able to maximize their use of data for analytics, it needs to be both safe and accessible to the right people, at the right time. By combining Privitar’s domain expertise in data privacy and modern data provisioning with Denodo’s leadership in data virtualization we‘re creating a force multiplier effect, enabling organizations to take an agile approach to creating, managing, governing, and protecting data products – then safely leverage that data for analytics within their organizations and beyond.” Mike Foster, Vice President of Technology Partners at Privitar Organizations are increasingly embracing data mesh and data fabrics as the basis of their modern architecture stacks, taking advantage of their ability to democratize both data access and management. By treating data as a product, it can be built once and reused in different analytical workloads rather than repeatedly re-inventing data integration pipelines to create that same information for different analytical systems. Data virtualization has risen to the fore as a key enabler of data mesh architectures, being leveraged to produce, consume, and govern data products. Similarly, for any enterprise data fabric, data virtualization ensures less data copying and data replication, thus ensuring faster time-to-insights, better adherence to compliance, and stricter data governance. Safe, trusted data must be at the core of these systems to ensure that data remains safeguarded. The combination of Denodo’s data virtualization and Privitar’s data privacy and provisioning solutions will enable organizations to manage and provision data products and sensitive data; automatically and transparently enforce governance policies based on the user, the location sensitivity, and intended purpose data; and remain compliant with relevant regulations and legislation. “Denodo’s logical approach to data integration and management brings agility and flexibility, and can help organizations address the growing, layered complexities of data integration, management, and delivery,” said Suresh Chandrasekaran, Executive Vice President, Denodo. “Our partnership with Privitar will enable organizations to automatically and transparently allow sensitive data to be consistently governed while remaining protected and compliant with legislation. We’re empowering organizations to unlock the value of distributed data, no matter where it lives, using the power of data virtualization and privacy-enhancing technology.” About Privitar Privitar empowers organizations to use their data safely and ethically. Our modern data provisioning solution builds collaborative workflows and policy-based data privacy and access controls into data operations. Only Privitar has the right combination of technology, domain expertise, and best practices to support data-driven innovation while navigating regulations and protecting customer trust. About Denodo Denodo is the leader in data virtualization providing agile, high performance data integration, data abstraction, and real-time data services across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data, and unstructured data sources at half the cost of traditional approaches. Denodo’s customers across every major industry have gained significant business agility and ROI by enabling faster and easier access to unified business information for agile BI, big data analytics, Web, cloud integration, single-view applications, and enterprise data services. Denodo is well-funded, profitable, and privately held.

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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

New Release of Talend Trust Score Enables Data Teams to Establish a Foundation for Data Health

Talend | May 09, 2022

Talend, a global leader in data integration and management, announced today at Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in London, the latest version of Talend Data Fabric. In its Spring '22 announcement, Talend will add advanced capabilities to Talend Trust Score™, including aggregation and historical views into the health of any dataset. These new features will help businesses analyze combined data quality metrics to evaluate data trust at macro and micro levels, including across all datasets, groups of datasets, or individual datasets. According to a survey taken of global executives in 2021, 78% say they face challenges in using their data, and more than a third say they simply aren't using it to make decisions. In fact, Gartner recently reported that inconsistent business outcomes due to unreliable data and poor data quality are responsible for an average of $12.8M per year in losses for organizations. As the first advanced trust score available in the industry, Talend Trust Score helps businesses assess the quality of their datasets. Talend Trust Score intelligently evaluates and scores data in Talend customer environments by using crawlers that automatically scan datasets in on-premises and cloud data warehouses such as Snowflake, AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google. Businesses can also identify quality issues with incoming data from third-party systems/source systems and remedy them immediately, before there is a negative impact. Talend's Spring '22 enables businesses to see trends and measure data trust over time and identify data drift issues to ensure reliable information is used to drive optimal business outcomes. New features include: Talend Trust Score by Groups provides more targeted insights into the health of data assets instantly with trust score grouping via metadata. Now users can filter any group of datasets, or individual datasets, and see an aggregate trust score that can serve as an enhanced "single-pane-of-glass" view into data health. This provides a fully tailored view of datasets that are relevant to each user, for an at-a-glance view of actionable data quality metrics. Talend Trust Score Trending provides a temporal view of the health of datasets. Customers can now see trends and measure the effectiveness of data programs on an ongoing basis and surface issues that are not visible with snapshots of quality, such as data drift. Customers may scan datasets at intervals such as daily, weekly, and hourly, providing a view into dataset quality to help provide a more accurate assessment at any given time. In addition to Talend Trust Score updates, Spring '22 accelerates productivity with collaborative workflows that can serve as a conduit between users at different technical levels. Talend expands its centralized repository with Data Quality Rules in Talend Studio, a step to ensure these simple-to-configure rules are available for reuse across the Talend ecosystem, on any data, no matter its location or format. "Talend continues to raise the bar on innovation with our customers in mind. Our advancements to Talend Trust Score will help businesses understand the ongoing quality of their data and feel confident in the decisions they are making. This new product release is another step toward helping our customers leverage healthy data to achieve powerful business outcomes." Jamie Fiorda, vice president, product marketing, Talend About Talend Talend, a leader in data integration and data management, is changing the way the world makes decisions. Talend Data Fabric is the only platform that seamlessly combines an extensive range of data integration and governance capabilities to actively manage the health of corporate information. This unified approach is unique and essential to delivering complete, clean, and uncompromised data in real-time to all employees. It has made it possible to create innovations like the Talend Trust Score™, an industry-first assessment that instantly quantifies the reliability of any dataset.

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