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Data Management News for the Week of November 17; Updates from Actian, Monte Carlo, Unravel & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy data management news items for the week of November 17, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant big data and data management 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 big data and data management news items.

Top Data Management News for the Week Ending November 17, 2023

Actian Relaunches Popular Avalanche Platform as the Actian Data Platform

The Actian Data Platform is unique in its ability to collect, manage, and analyze data in real time with its transactional database, data integration, data quality, and data warehouse capabilities in an easy-to-use platform. It manages data from any public cloud, multi/hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments through a single pane of glass.

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Aerospike Announces Unified Storage Format for SSDs in 7.0 Release

The company also rolled out its fully managed database as a service (DBaaS) offering, with availability starting on AWS followed by the other cloud providers next year. Founder Srini Srinivasan originally developed the NoSQL database to take full advantage of the advances occurring with solid state drives (SSDs) and NVMe drives.

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ALTR Raises $25 Million in New Venture Capital Funding

Founded in 2017, ALTR pitches itself as a single source for data access truth for users, with a platform that simplifies and unifies data governance and security on services such as Snowflake Inc.’s. The company’s service blends the needs of data and security teams into a single platform, delivering visibility into how sensitive data is used across the organization.

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Amazon Aurora Now Supports PostgreSQL 16.0 in RDS Preview

Founded in 2017, ALTR pitches itself as a single source for data access truth for users, with a platform that simplifies and unifies data governance and security on services such as Snowflake Inc.’s. The company’s service blends the needs of data and security teams into a single platform, delivering visibility into how sensitive data is used across the organization.

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Arcitecta Drops New Universal Data Platform

The system manages the entire data lifecycle, both on-premise and in the cloud, with globally distributed access. With Mediaflux Universal Data System, data- and research-intensive organizations can easily share data across locations while achieving massive scalability, high performance and dramatic cost savings.

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Astronomer Announces New Managed Airflow Collab with Microsoft

Astro enables companies to place Airflow at the core of their data operations, providing ease of use, scalability, and enterprise-grade security, to ensure the reliable delivery of mission-critical data pipelines. As a first-class managed service in the Azure Portal, developers can create an Airflow instance with just a few clicks, access an extensive library of pre-built integrations, and easily coordinate all data operations from Astro’s unified data platform.

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Claravine Unveils New AI Solution Suite for Marketing Data Management

This new offering, fueled by proprietary technology, promises to empower marketing teams with unprecedented control and insight into marketing taxonomy and metadata. By fostering collaboration across the content supply chain and automating the classification of creative assets, Claravine AI sets out to transform the landscape of marketing data management.

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Cloudera & NVIDIA Advance Collab on Expanding AI Features

Cloudera, an enterprise data management and analytics platform, announced further support for NVIDIA’s advanced technology in private and public clouds. The collaboration will empower customers to construct and deploy AI applications with increased efficiency.

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Cribl and Elastic Partner on (No Pun) Flexible Data

The new partnership brings a deeper integration between the full Cribl suite of products and Elastic Security and Observability, enabling customers to more efficiently manage and operationalize their data. Additional Cribl Packs will be available to provide customers with out-of-the-box content that maps common log types to Elastic Common Schema (ECS), and in-product tiles will also be available alongside other pre-built integrations.

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Datactics Launches Augmented Data Quality Solution

Founded in 2017, ALTR pitches itself as a single source for data access truth for users, with a platform that simplifies and unifies data governance and security on services such as Snowflake Inc.’s. The company’s service blends the needs of data and security teams into a single platform, delivering visibility into how sensitive data is used across the organization.

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DataStax Extends Partner Relationship with AWS

Together, the companies are providing generative AI technologies that enable customers to boost productivity and quickly build and deploy accurate generative AI applications that fuel differentiated customer experiences.

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Fivetran Announces Support for Microsoft OneLake via Microsoft Fabric

Because Fivetran automates data extraction, cleansing, conforming, and converting data to Delta Lake format, customers are able to move faster in developing AI and generative AI-based projects. Structured, governed, and ready-to-query data is critical for analysts and data scientists to deliver on high-value business initiatives.

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HPE Reports on Enterprises Struggling to Meet Enterprise Data Demands

For many organizations, AI will put their IT organizations at a crossroads. Capturing value from data to thrive in the era age of AI-enabled insight will require enterprises to rapidly mature their approach to hybrid cloud and how they store, manage and protect data across its lifecycle.

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ibi Announces New Data Management Solution Called ‘Data Intelligence’

The offering brings together ibi’s robust software capabilities to transform how users across organizations interact with their data. ibi Data Intelligence delivers a comprehensive solution, providing advanced capabilities and seamless processes for connectivity, integration, workflow orchestration, transformation, enrichment, deduplication, unification, and mastering at scale.

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Informatica Extends Partnership with Microsoft

For Informatica customers that use the Azure ecosystem – particularly those in pivotal, highly-regulated sectors such as financial services, public service, healthcare, and education – the pod provides seamless access to the leading Intelligent Data Management Platform (IDMC) to manage complex and fragmented data estates, better comply with strict data residency requirements and support complex cloud modernization projects.

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Matillion Ads New Graphical AI Prompt Component to Popular Platform

The model-agnostic design will allow users to choose their preferred LLM, set the right context, and drive prompts at speed and scale. Seamlessly integrating with existing systems, the technology will enable information extraction, summarization, text classification, NLP, sentiment analysis and judgment calls on any source that Matillion connects to.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Fabric

Since the preview announcement, 25,000 organizations around the world are already using Fabric today, including 67 percent of the Fortune 500. Most customers appreciate Fabric’s end-to-end value proposition, with 84 percent of companies using three or more workloads.

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Onehouse Announces the Open-Sourcing of its OneTable Tool

Originally introduced in February as a feature addition to its data lakehouse, the open-source version is the fruit of a monthslong collaboration with Microsoft Corp. and Google LLC. In the next phase of their partnership, the three companies plan to donate the project to the Apache Software Foundation.

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Ontotext and TopQuadrant Partner on Semantic Tech Adoption

This collaboration brings significant advantages to their shared customer base. With TopQuadrant, Ontotext clients gain a best-in-class knowledge graph creation and curation tool that enables new data governance use cases, while TopQuadrant clients benefit from improved scalability, usability, and performance.

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Privacera Drops New Report on State of AI in Security & Governance

Privacera, an AI and data security governance company by Apache Ranger, released findings of its State of AI and Data Security Governance report which sheds light on the increasing interest in GenAI and the associated concerns regarding data security and governance.

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Redgate Unveils Automated Test Data Management Solution

In literally seconds, Redgate Test Data Manager performs classification, masking, subsetting and cloning by automatically discovering and classifying the data in a SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Oracle database and masking the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) it contains.

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Redpanda Drops New State of Data Streaming Report

The report shares what’s driving companies to migrate their systems from batch processing to real-time systems and the challenges they face. Based on a third-party survey of 300 engineering organizations familiar with streaming data, the report is the first comprehensive, independent study on the current state of the streaming data industry.

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Striim Unveils AI-Ready Streaming for Microsoft Fabric

This service seamlessly integrates data from disparate sources, mission-critical enterprise applications, and databases into Microsoft Fabric. Through Striim’s breakthrough of AI-ready data streaming, we’re ushering in a new era of analytics and AI, all harmonized under a single data platform on Microsoft Azure.

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Teradata Announces Serverless AI/ML Platform Called AI Unlimited

AI Unlimited compliments the mission-critical Teradata VantageCloud system managed by IT, expanding governed access to data and ClearScape Analytics to enable new patterns of innovation via free-flowing trial and error without the fear of cost overruns.

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Unravel Data Unveils Cloud Cost Optimization Tool for Snowflake

Unravel’s purpose-built AI for Snowflake delivers insights based on Unravel’s deep observability at granular levels to deliver AI-driven cost optimization recommendations for warehouses and SQL that include: warehouse provisioning, run-time, auto-scaling efficiencies, and more.

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Virtualitics Appoints Cynthia “Didi” Rapp to the Board

Virtualitics harnesses an AI platform to transform data science into actionable intelligence, enhancing operational readiness, optimizing investments, and bolstering mission support for the federal government. This strategic appointment reinforces Virtualitics’ dedication to supporting the vital work of the US Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

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Expert Insights Section

Watch this space each week as our editors will share upcoming events, new thought leadership, and the best resources from Insight Jam, Solutions Review’s enterprise tech community for business software pros. The goal? To help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend through expert advice, best practices, trends and predictions, and vendor-neutral software evaluation tools.

Solutions Review Set to Host Monte Carlo & Salesforce for Exclusive GenAI Event on November 30

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Monte Carlo (and their partner Salesforce) for an informative webinar show. While GenAI has its fair share of hype, data leaders are being tasked by executives with investing in AI across the business. But how can we ensure that these technologies are actually useful and impactful?

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Solutions Review Unveils Executive Roundtable Panel Topics for Insight Jam LIVE December 5-8

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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