Tableau Software, leading analytics platform announces general availability of Tableau 2020.3

Tableau Software | August 13, 2020

Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, today announced the general availability of Tableau 2020.3, which delivers the ability for customers to output to and update external databases directly from Tableau Prep Builder, expanding the Tableau platform to serve a broader set of data preparation needs. The latest release also includes new tools for Tableau administrators to simplify the distribution of product licenses to various groups in their organization. Customers can instantly access these features, as well as new integrations with leading database providers, by upgrading to Tableau 2020.3.

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The evolution of cloud-based technology is continuing to reshape the data management landscape. As data volumes increase, users in different industries are demanding flexible, scalable processes that enable them to leverage a wider variety of sources, uncover new insights and confidently make decisions that will drive their businesses forward.


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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY, DATA SCIENCE

WNS Acquires Two Firms to Enhance Digital Analytics and Procurement Capabilities

WNS | December 19, 2022

WNS Limited, a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, today announced it has acquired The Smart Cube, a leader in platform-driven research and analytics (R&A) focused on procurement and supply chain, and OptiBuy, a leading European provider of procurement platform consulting and implementation solutions. These assets are complementary to WNS’ existing offerings and strengthen the company’s capabilities in both high-end procurement and advanced analytics. The Smart Cube Founded in 2003 and headquartered in London, UK, The Smart Cube provides digitally-led market intelligence and analytics solutions. The company’s offerings span four key areas including procurement and supply chain, commercial sales and marketing, digital and analytics, and strategy and investment research. The Smart Cube leverages their proprietary digital AI knowledge management platform called “Amplifi Pro” to help clients drive improved procurement and market intelligence and insight-based decision making. They also bring strong front-end advisory capabilities and a large European footprint to the WNS portfolio. The company has over 800 global employees including a seasoned leadership team with CXO-level relationships, and more than 600 talented R&A specialists with approximately 2/3 holding a Master’s degree. The acquisition of The Smart Cube was completed today. Consideration for the transaction is $125.0 million including up-front payment and expected earn-outs, and excludes adjustments for cash, debt, and working capital. Based on The Smart Cube’s revenue generated in calendar 2022, the acquisition is expected to add approximately $9 million to WNS’ net revenue in fiscal 2023, and to be dilutive by $0.01 to WNS’ fiscal 2023 adjusted diluted earnings per share. "The Smart Cube is proud to become part of WNS, an industry leader in global Business Process Management. Both of our firms share a common philosophy of partnering and growing with clients, and believe our businesses continue to have huge growth opportunities ahead. “Over the last 20 years, we have built a strong business based on delivering value for our clients leveraging our unique AI+HI (artificial intelligence + human intelligence) methodology. We are delighted to now join WNS in the next phase of our growth journey.” Gautam Singh, Founder and CEO of The Smart Cube OptiBuy Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, OptiBuy is a leading European provider of procurement platform consulting and implementation solutions. The company helps clients leverage the capabilities of leading 3rd party procurement and supply chain platforms including Ivalua, Jaggaer, and O9, and complements WNS’ existing offerings with platforms such as Coupa and Ariba. In addition, OptiBuy also provides consulting, optimization, outsourcing, and training services to their clients. Currently focused on the EMEA market, the company has approximately 90 employees including more than 40 senior-level certified platform implementation professionals based in Poland. WNS views expansion of these capabilities into the North American market as a significant opportunity. The acquisition of OptiBuy was completed on December 14, 2022. Consideration for the transaction is €30.0 million including up-front payment and expected earn-outs, and excludes adjustments for cash, debt, and working capital. Based on OptiBuy’s revenue generated in calendar 2022, the acquisition is expected to add approximately $2 million to WNS’ net revenue* in fiscal 2023, and to be neutral to WNS’ fiscal 2023 adjusted diluted earnings per share. “On behalf of the entire team at OptiBuy, we are excited to become part of WNS and believe that the combination of our two firms will enable the creation of differentiated, end-to-end digital procurement and supply chain solutions for the global marketplace,” said Mateusz Borowiecki, Managing Director of OptiBuy. “We look forward to building on the capabilities we have created over the past 12 years and working with the WNS team as we help clients leverage digital technologies to drive long-term business value.” WNS has funded the up-front payments for these acquisitions with a combination of cash on hand and £83 million of long-term debt. “Both of these companies possess unique, digitally-led/human intelligence capabilities which are complementary to WNS’ existing procurement and analytics offerings, and are also complementary with each other. The Smart Cube and OptiBuy bring experienced leadership teams, highly specialized resources, and differentiated technology offerings to the WNS portfolio. These companies also have blue-chip customer bases with extensive cross-selling opportunities, and proven track records of delivering strong top line growth, healthy margins, and high levels of customer satisfaction. We believe that The Smart Cube and OptiBuy will significantly enhance our WNS-Denali (procurement) and WNS-Triange (analytics) solutions, and help accelerate our positioning and growth in these strategic areas. On behalf of myself and the entire WNS team, we are excited to welcome the talented teams of The Smart Cube and OptiBuy to the WNS family,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, WNS’ Chief Executive Officer. About WNS WNS Limited is a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company. WNS combines deep industry knowledge with technology, analytics, and process expertise to co-create innovative, digitally led transformational solutions with over 400 clients across various industries. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of BPM solutions including industry-specific offerings, customer experience services, finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, and research and analytics to re-imagine the digital future of businesses. As of September 30, 2022, WNS had 57,503 professionals across 60 delivery centers worldwide including facilities in Canada, China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY

Datamatics positioned as the Challenger in the 2022 SPARK Matrix for Data Management & Analytics Services by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

Datamatics | November 11, 2022

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions announced today that it has named Datamatics, a global Digital Technologies, Operations, and Experiences Company, as a 2022 technology Challenger in the SPARK Matrix analysis of the global Data Management & Analytics Services market The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix™ includes a detailed analysis of global market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive positioning. The study provides competitive analysis and ranking of the leading technology vendors in the form of its SPARK Matrix. It gives strategic information for users to evaluate different provider capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position. According to Sreejith PS, Analyst, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, "Datamatics provides enterprise data management consulting services by assessing their client's current strategy. This assists in either building on the client's available technology stack by utilizing Datamatics' IP, solution accelerators, and frameworks, or in form of offering bespoke BI Analytics services by utilizing its industry expertise & BI platforms. The company also provides a data management competence matrix comprising data governance, data architecture, data models, data quality, and data security as a part of its well-curated ecosystem of partners and products." Sreejith added, "Datamatics, with its comprehensive capabilities, compelling customer references, comprehensive roadmap and vision, has received strong ratings across the parameters of technology excellence and customer impact and has been positioned as a challenger in SPARK Matrix: Data Management & Analytics Services, 2022." Sachin Rane, Executive Vice President & Head – Software Solutions, Datamatics Global Solutions Limited, expressed, "Data management is one of the topmost priorities of the enterprises in today's time, there are silos of information or data across organization, and they are looking for a cohesive strategy to manage it. "Datamatics' Enterprise Data Management (EDM) practice offers end-to-end data management solutions as well as point solutions to enable businesses disembark on their data to intelligence journey. He further added, "We are pleased to be a part of the Quadrant Spark Matrix - Data Management and Analytics Services, 2022. This reflects the robust comprehensive functional service capability, domain-specific rich expertise and global service coverage of Datamatics EDM." About Datamatics Datamatics a Digital Operations, Technology and Experiences company that provides intelligent solutions for data-driven businesses to increase productivity and enhance the customer experience. With a completely digital approach, Datamatics portfolio spans Information Technology Services, Business Process Management, Engineering Services and Big Data & Analytics all powered by Artificial Intelligence. It has established products in Robotic Process Automation, Intelligent Document Processing, Business Intelligence and Automatic Fare Collection. Datamatics services global customers across Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, International Organizations, and Media & Publishing. The Company has a presence across 4 continents with major delivery centers in the USA, India, and the Philippines. About Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a global advisory and consulting firm focused on helping clients in achieving business transformation goals with Strategic Business and Growth advisory services. At Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, our vision is to become an integral part of our client's business as a strategic knowledge partner. Our research and consulting deliverables are designed to provide comprehensive information and strategic insights for helping clients formulate growth strategies to survive and thrive in ever-changing business environments.

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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Precisely Works with AWS to Power Mainframe Modernization for Real-Time Access to Data

Precisely | December 01, 2022

Precisely, the global leader in data integrity, today announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on its AWS Mainframe Modernization service. The integration offers real-time replication of mainframe data to AWS leveraging Precisely Connect, allowing customers to securely and efficiently migrate data, as well as access mainframe data on AWS for more powerful analytics. This new scope of work delivers a mainframe modernization solution to the market that allows customers to replicate mainframe data onto AWS with zero downtime. The functionality allows customers to build resilient, high-performance data pipelines that connect data from their mainframe databases to AWS services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Aurora, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon EMR, Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK), Amazon Redshift, Snowflake on AWS, and more. By accelerating access to mainframe data on AWS, businesses can get mainframe migration projects done on time and on budget, all while extending the value of mission-critical, and high investment, mainframe systems. The integration solution works within a business’s existing architecture, allowing teams to future-proof solutions and be flexible when introducing new applications and use cases. Customers that have already begun taking advantage of these joint capabilities include AAA Life Insurance: “Our customers rely on us to provide financial protection for their loved ones, and with over 1,500,000 active policies, central to success is real-time access to trusted data across multiple sources. This includes mainframe systems - which are notoriously challenging to integrate effectively,” said Steven Hinzmann, Manager of Application Development at AAA Life Insurance. “Precisely Connect allows us to quickly and easily access vast volumes of historical business and customer data, which is then replicated to the AWS environment where it can be leveraged for advanced analytics. The combination of Precisely’s rich heritage in handling mainframe data with AWS’s cloud platform has been unbeatable for allowing us to innovate and drive the best possible customer experience." “Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy and the pipelines that carry it are essential to a business’s IT infrastructure. “Together with AWS, we can help our customers to maximize their data and investments - unlocking the true potential of their critical data assets to power their business by making critical data assets available for AWS and for advanced analytics.” Eric Yau, Chief Operating Officer at Precisely “AWS and Precisely empower our customers to build trust in their data,” said Bill Platt, General Manager for Migration Services at AWS. “By integrating data from complex mainframe systems directly onto AWS, customers can rely on their data to be the driving force of confident analytics, and ensure they are deriving maximum value from their infrastructure investments.” About Precisely Precisely is the global leader in data integrity, providing accuracy, consistency, and context in data for 12,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Precisely’s data integration, data quality, data governance, location intelligence, and data enrichment products power better business decisions to create better outcomes.

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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Wiz and BigID Expand Partnership to Extend Visibility and Control for Enterprise Data to Prevent Breaches

BigID | November 30, 2022

BigID, the leading data platform that enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for privacy, security, compliance, and governance, today announced an expanded partnership with Wiz, the leading cloud security platform that rapidly enables customers to find and remove critical cloud risks. Wiz and BigID bring together Cloud-Native Application Protection (CNAPP) and Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) to reduce cloud risk and accelerate cloud security strategies. The partnership enables customers to continuously monitor for critical data exposure to help prevent breaches. Customers can take a data-driven approach when automating security controls in the cloud: making it easy to prioritize risk management based on deep data insight, with the granularity customers need to both protect data and enable secure analytics. With this integration, customers can automatically discover their data across their entire data ecosystem, prioritize vulnerable data, and mitigate potential attacks based on recommended best practices and playbooks. Wiz and BigID accelerate visibility and data protection in the cloud: Automatically discover, identify, and classify their most sensitive and vulnerable data Identify which data stores are exposed to the internet or have other cloud risks like misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and overly permissive identities, and alert on potential exfiltration paths. Improve their security and compliance posture by prioritizing high risk data, continuously assessing and enforcing security and business policies, and blocking the attack path to sensitive data. "BigID's deep data discovery and actionable insights empowers customers to proactively protect and govern their structured and unstructured data across the public cloud, SaaS, and data center. "Our partnership with Wiz gives their CNAAP customers deeper, wider and more granular data visibility and control." Dimitri Sirota, CEO at BigID "Together with our integration and partnership, customers gain visibility and context to solve a broader set of security use cases such as preventing and investigating data breaches, complying with privacy requirements, enabling secure analytics, deleting duplicate and ROT (redundant, obsolete, and trivial) data and more," said Assaf Rappaport, CEO at Wiz. About BigID BigID is a leader in data security, privacy, compliance, and governance: enabling organizations to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their data in a single platform for data visibility and control. Customers use BigID to reduce their data risk, automate security and privacy controls, achieve compliance, and understand their data across their entire data landscape: including multicloud, hybrid cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and on-prem data sources. BigID has been recognized as a leader in data security, compliance, privacy, and governance as CNBC's 2022 top 25 startups for the enterprise, placed #21 on the 2022 Deloitte 500, featured on the Inc 5000 for two years running, and was a 2018 RSA sandbox innovation winner. Learn more at www.bigid.com, and get started for free at www.smallid.com. About Wiz Wiz secures everything organizations build and run in the cloud. Founded in 2020, Wiz is the fastest-growing software company in the world, scaling from $1M to $100M ARR in 18 months. Wiz enables hundreds of organizations worldwide, including 30 percent of the Fortune 100, to rapidly identify and remove critical risks in cloud environments. Its customers include Salesforce, Slack, Mars, BMW, Avery Dennison, Priceline, Cushman & Wakefield, DocuSign, Plaid, and Agoda, among others. Wiz is backed by Sequoia, Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Salesforce, Blackstone, Advent, Greenoaks and Aglaé.

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