BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Snowflake names Matillion as ‘Data Integration Partner of the Year’

Matillion | June 21, 2021

Matillion announced today that it has been named the FY2021 Technology Partner of the Year for Data Integration by Snowflake. Matillion is a leading enterprise cloud data integration platform while Snowflake is a leading Data Cloud Company. Matillion was awarded this title after its achievements in the Snowflake ecosystem which accelerated the cloud modernization journey of agile enterprises like Slack, Cisco, and Western Union.

According to an IDG Research MarketPulse survey, many enterprise data professionals named a lack of scalability and flexibility as an issue when it came to preparing data for analytics. However, with Matillion and Snowflake’s integration, businesses can take the advantage of their low code design patterns and native push-down integrations to quicken the development of vital data workflows. Snowflake’s platform helps Matillion’s products to load, alter, and sync data for advanced analytics, machine learning, AI, and any other inventive uses.

Matillion holds the coveted Elite Status and Technology Ready Validation in the Snowflake Partner Network showing the company’s support for Snowflake’s best practices around performance, reliability, and security. Matillion’s platforms empower a variety of enterprise use cases with cloud data journey. Matillion Data Loader is a no-code, lightweight solution to consume data. This product works with Matillion ETL as a platform to join and change data sources for analytics. The Matllion products are available in Snowflake Partner Connect to help enterprises with varied data requirements, right from simple data loading to complex data transformations.

Hundreds of global enterprises use Matillion with Snowflake to achieve:

Faster data integration- Data teams can extract, load, and transform data with sophistication and speed. The time to develop a new report reduced from six hours to 30 minutes.
Cloud ROI- Enterprises can attain Snowflake’s maximum performance by cutting edge native integrations within Matillion ETL. DocuSign reduced their ETL by 72 percent.
Data governance- Organizations can meet data security and sovereignty requirements in any region of the world.

About Matillion
Matillion is an easy-to-use, cloud-native data integration, and transformation platform. Matillion is optimized for modern enterprise data teams and is built on native integrations to cloud data platforms like Snowflake, Delta Lake on Databricks, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and Microsoft Azure Synapse and enables new levels of competency and productivity throughout any organization.

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Tellius and Databricks Partner to Deliver AI-powered Decision Intelligence for the Data Lakehouse

Tellius | June 28, 2022

Tellius, the AI-driven decision intelligence platform, today announced a partnership with Databricks to give joint customers the ability to run Tellius natural language search queries and automated insights directly on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, powered by Delta Lake, without the need to move any data. Answering ad-hoc business questions with data typically requires wading through dashboards, reports, or generating custom SQL queries — which is time consuming and may require tool switching or handoffs. After doing all this work, organizations still only know what happened within the data. To understand why metrics change requires further investigation and advanced analysis skills to derive key drivers, trends, and anomalies. The partnership between Databricks and Tellius changes this paradigm. Now, anyone – business users and technical users alike – can use Tellius to engage directly with their data and models in Databricks. With Tellius, organizations can quickly search and analyze their data to identify what is happening with natural language queries, understand why metrics are changing via AI-powered Insights, and determine next best actions with deep insights and AutoML. Connecting to Delta Lake on Databricks only takes a few clicks, and then users can perform a natural language search of their unaggregated data to answer their own questions. They can drill down infinitely to get granular insights, leverage single-click AI analysis to uncover trends, key drivers, and anomalies in their data, and even create predictive models via AutoML in Tellius. These answers and insights can be utilized to write back to source applications to operationalize insights and drive actions. With Tellius and Databricks, customers get: Augmented lakehouse analytics — Allows users to analyze petabytes of live data securely without moving it out of the Databricks Lakehouse Platform Zero-data movement insights — Makes it easier to unearth actionable insights from a multitude of sources on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform through AI-powered analysis of disparate structured and unstructured data Faster data collaboration — Democratizes data access across entire analytics teams without worrying about performance or IT maintenance More consumable AI and ML — Insights and predictions from machine learning workloads built in Databricks can be accessed through natural language search, getting them into production with business users quicker than ever “With our partners at Databricks, we are delivering cloud-native data analytics to accelerate positive business impact from AI and machine learning,” said Ajay Khanna, Founder and CEO of Tellius. “Business users and data professionals can now focus on deriving insights across their multiple data sources and enterprise applications and on taking action based on automated recommendations without compromising on analytics performance.” About Tellius Tellius is an AI-driven decision intelligence platform that enables anyone to get faster insights from their data. The company helps organizations across industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical and life sciences, retail, healthcare, and high technology, accelerate their journey from data to decisions by augmenting human expertise and curiosity with intelligent automation. The company’s platform combines AI- and ML-driven automation with a search interface for ad hoc exploration, allowing users to ask questions of their business data, analyze billions of records in seconds, and gain comprehensive, automated insights in a single platform. Founded in 2016, Tellius is backed by Sands Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, and Veraz Investments.

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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

HealthWorksAI™ Unveils the First Healthcare Data Platform using xAI technology

HealthWorksAI | December 30, 2021

HealthWorksAI™, an industry-leading Healthcare analytics company, announces the launch of the 2nd generation of their state-of-the-art xAI program. It's an advanced analytical approach that collects and processes data, generating in-depth market analysis which standard models do not uncover. Allowing data scientists an efficient way to measure the impact of various plan attributes/factors, xAI provides a better understanding of the correlation between plan features and beneficiary preference. It also provides insights into the influence of multiple verticals at the market level. The models are then combined with the human-computer interface (HCI) features capable of translating models into practical explanations for end users. "We use a combination of Rule-based algorithms, Random Forest, and Artificial Neural Networks to develop our proprietary prediction, classification, and performance metrics. Advanced analytics & xAI comes to play in the modeling and evaluation phases of data mining. To achieve this, we use LIME and DeepLIFT, as an example, to achieve far superior results." Shreya, Data Scientist of HealthWorksAI™ The xAI program, released in early 2021, has been a huge success for HealthWorksAI, leading as their most subscribed platform module in its first year. The 2nd generation, which will see releases begin in early Q2, includes multiple platform enhancements as well as new approaches to xAI methodologies. "We're excited to announce the expansion of our xAI program for MA Payors," noted Jereme Ayers, Chief Growth Officer of HealthWorksAI. "One of the defining aspects of our company is the partnership our clients provide. We appreciate their faith and confidence and look forward to delivering even more for them in 2022!" About HealthWorksAI HealthWorksAI™ is a privately held healthcare data analytics company in the US that provides healthcare payors with rapid access to very efficient and insightful Medicare Advantage market data, accurate predictions, and a reliable single source of truth for strategic decision-making.

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Alteryx Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Vertis

Alteryx | March 28, 2022

Alteryx, Inc. , the Analytics Automation company, has announced a strategic investment in Vertis, the data-driven market intelligence platform. With Vertis, enterprises can instantly visualize and analyze their employee and real estate footprint to support critical growth and culture decisions. With this investment from Alteryx Ventures, Vertis will be better positioned to scale and meet enterprise requirements and demand in the evolving talent landscape. Vertis empowers business leaders, human resource and talent executives, facilities teams and advisors to leverage data confidently as it relates to their most important asset—people. Alteryx shares a similar vision, underscoring the long-term benefits for our joint customers. "We are excited to work with Vertis to help customers drive their 'Future of Work' strategy. Both companies share a common mission to democratize data and cultivate a data-savvy workforce. The Vertis Market Intelligence Platform will help extend our customers' varied and evolving use cases." Jay Henderson, SVP of Product Management, Alteryx As companies continue to mature and evolve their workplace and talent strategies, it is imperative for key decision-makers to lean on world-class data platforms. Joint Alteryx and Vertis customers will enjoy a unique solution that weaves together billions of internal and external data points in a flexible and automated fashion. This enables leadership teams to better understand their workforce and build world-class employee experiences. Commenting on this next stage of growth, Dave Withers, Vertis CEO and Co-Founder, said, "We are thrilled to have the Alteryx team join us on our journey as we continue to build the leading platform for employee, talent, and location intelligence and data analysis. The investment illustrates Alteryx's commitment to building an ecosystem and marketplace for strategic partners with complementary technologies and a shared vision." Alteryx Ventures invests in companies with innovative technology and services that complement and expand Alteryx's analytics and data science products. Alteryx's vision centers on enabling every person to achieve breakthrough outcomes from data through analytics automation, data science and unprecedented ease –of use. About Vertis The Vertis Market Intelligence Platform empowers organizations and advisors to create and implement data-driven workforce, talent and location strategies with unprecedented speed and clarity. With Vertis, organizations can instantly visualize and explore current employee and office footprint, generate custom commute reports, and leverage external data covering a variety of topics such as talent, demographics, and commercial real estate. Users can quickly and easily bring together internal and external data to support critical decisions about their organization's future with precision and confidence. About Alteryx Alteryx, the Analytics Automation company, is focused on enabling every person to transform data into a breakthrough. Alteryx unifies analytics, data science and business process automation in one, end-to-end platform to accelerate digital transformation and shape the future of analytics automation. Organizations of all sizes, all over the world, rely on Alteryx to deliver high-impact business outcomes and the rapid upskilling of their modern workforce.

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GlobalData partners with Snowflake to empower seamless access and delivery of its data

GlobalData | February 21, 2022

GlobalData Plc , a leading intelligence platform for the world's largest industries, has announced a partnership with Snowflake, a premier data warehouse built for the cloud, to enable Snowflake customers to access and purchase data from GlobalData's Marketplace via the Snowflake platform. In today's business environment, the need for trustworthy and timely data has never been more important, which is why it's critical for tomorrow's market leaders to access, share, and use data instantly and seamlessly. GlobalData's strategic relationship with Snowflake means customers will have a flexible cloud solution for accessing proven, proprietary datasets efficiently. This will provide customers with immediate and secure access to data, eliminating the need for lengthy and costly extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes; and reduce the time and effort needed to integrate data into their business operations and decision-making processes at scale. Initially, GlobalData will provide access to six authoritative datasets via the Snowflake platform, covering pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and climate risk, as well as alternative datasets spanning patents and job analytics. New datasets will be added over time from GlobalData's Marketplace, which covers 150 productized datasets relied upon by over 4,000 customers. Commenting on the announcement, Jonathan Hardinges, GlobalData's Chief Strategy Officer, said: "GlobalData continues to provide best-in-class data and insights to help our clients solve complex business problems, and Snowflake offers us the opportunity to provide customers with more efficient access to authoritative data and greater value from its use at scale. "We are particularly excited to partner with Snowflake, as this will help us deliver against our customer-obsession agenda by giving customers the flexibility to access and use our intelligence where, when, and how they need to." Kieran Kennedy, Head of Marketplace at Snowflake "GlobalData and Snowflake combine to make a powerful solution for any organization seeking to leverage the power of data sharing. With the ability for customers to access GlobalData's broad data coverage, this marks an exciting and welcome next step in further expanding the coverage of Snowflake's Data Marketplace." About GlobalData In an increasingly fast-moving, complex, and uncertain world, it has never been harder for organizations and decision makers to predict and navigate the future. This is why GlobalData's mission is to help our clients to decode the future and profit from faster, more informed decisions. As a leading information services company, thousands of clients rely on GlobalData for trusted, timely, and actionable intelligence. Our solutions are designed to provide a daily edge to professions within corporations, financial institutions, professional services, and government agencies.

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