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Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of November 3; Updates from Databricks, Domino Data Lab, Tableau & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of November 3, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant analytics and data science news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy analytics and data science news items.

Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of November 3, 2023

Alteryx Releases Annual Global Impact Report

The release of this report establishes Alteryx’s commitment to reporting on ESG metrics and sets a baseline to be used in building future goals and targets related to giving back to local communities, increasing workforce diversity, and reducing environmental impact.

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Databricks Unveils Predictive I/O for Updates

This capability harnesses Photon and Lakehouse AI in order to speed up Data Manipulation Language (DML) operations like MERGE, UPDATE and DELETE, with no performance changes to read queries. It accomplishes this through an AI model that intelligently applies Deletion Vectors.

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Domino Data Lab Updates its Enterprise AI Platform

To help with acceleration, Domino introduced the AI Project Hub, a marketplace, or app store, built into the Domino Enterprise AI platform. The hub grants enterprises access to popular AI applications. It provides tools, workflows and models that users can customize.

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GoodData Adds New HIPAA Compliance Module to GoodData Cloud

HIPAA compliance is a crucial requirement for organizations dealing with electronic health information in the United States. Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI is not only a legal necessity but also a fundamental step in safeguarding sensitive patient data.

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Hitachi Vantara Announces Global Reorganization Around OT & IT

Effective November 1, 2023, Hitachi Vantara LLC’s digital solutions business will be spun off into a new company, Hitachi Digital Services led by CEO Roger Lvin. The Digital Services branch will provide digital value to each industry and drive Hitachi’s unique synergy creation under Hitachi Digital led by Jun Taniguchi and Gajen Kandiah.

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Imply Launches New Developer Center for Analytics

Imply’s Developer Center has been meticulously designed with the developer community in mind. It serves as a unified destination and an immersive experience for learning new technical concepts and architectural patterns, experimenting with fresh ideas on new projects and expediting the development of analytics applications powered by Druid.

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ISG Announces its Acquisition of Ventana Research

The move expands the capabilities of ISG Research, an important and fast-growing recurring-revenue-stream business for ISG, at a time when enterprises increasingly are leveraging software and services in combination to improve operating performance, deliver better customer and employee experiences, and drive growth.

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Nucleus Research Drops 2023 Embedded BI Value Matrix

Leading vendors in this year’s Value Matrix are competing to offer comprehensive platforms that include modules for data management, preparation, integration, and governance. In addition, vendors are introducing features such as natural language generation and natural language query, enhancing platform usability while boosting end-user productivity.

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NVIDIA CEO Inaugurates New University of Florida Center for AI & Data Science

The inauguration of the 260,000-square-foot structure marks a milestone in the partnership between UF alum Malachowsky, NVIDIA and the state of Florida — a collaboration that has propelled UF to the forefront of AI innovation.

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Panintelligence Report Finds Tech Leaders Weary of Regulation Over Safety

More than half (52 percent) of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business leaders questioned by Panintelligence said that ensuring AI systems adhere to laws and regulations and uncertainty around future legal frameworks governing AI would limit the adoption of AI functionality within their platforms.

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Salesforce Releases 2023 State of Data Analytics Report

Early adopters are already seeing results from gen AI efforts, including faster customer service resolution times and increased sales. But the enthusiasm must be tempered by the need to put data management and data governance in place. The Salesforce report found that 87 percent of technical leaders say that advances in AI make data management a higher priority, and 92 percent say that trustworthy data is needed more than ever before.

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SAP Launches Build Code Solutions & New Vector Database Features

Uniquely built for SAP applications and the SAP ecosystem, SAP Build Code solutions offer AI-powered productivity tools for developers and are optimized for Java and JavaScript development.  These powerful new vector database features enhance interactions between large language models and an organization’s mission-critical data.

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Tableau Adds New Embedded BI, Metadata Management Features to BI Platform

Tableau historically has released four updates a year, one in each quarter. In late September, however, three months after the launch of Tableau 2023.2 when the vendor would previously have introduced its third-quarter platform update, Tableau put out a statement that it is switching to three platform updates per year.

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ThoughtSpot Appoints Kelley Jarrett as SVP of Operations & Enablement

Jarrett brings a 20-year track record which includes enhancing operational efficiency, executing powerful go-to-market strategies, and motivating high-performing teams. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Jarrett was the VP of Sales Strategy, Operations & Enablement at Gainsight.

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Solutions Review Launches New Insight Jam Community for Enterprise Technology Professionals

We are excited to bring an entirely new distribution channel to Insight Jam, and provide our readers with guidance, best practices, and advice on top-of-mind topics in enterprise technology, our community of experts a loudspeaker from which to share their insights, and our PR and vendor partners the ability to measure their impact on the community.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Databricks & Anomalo for Exclusive Roundtable Webinar on November 9

With the next Solutions Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Databricks, Anomalo, and data management strategist Robert Eve to explore the latest trends in modern data quality and orchestration in lakehouses and how the synergy of these capabilities is essential to AI success.

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