insideBIGDATA Latest News – 8/11/2021 – insideBIGDATA


In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.

Tecton Releases Low-latency Streaming Pipelines for Machine Learning

Tecton, the enterprise feature store company, announced that it has added low-latency streaming pipelines to its feature store so that organizations can quickly and reliably build real-time ML models. Real-time ML means that predictions are generated online, at low latency, using an organization’s real-time data; any updates in the data sources are reflected in real-time in the model’s predictions. Real-time ML is valuable for any use case that is sensitive to the freshness of the predictions, such as fraud detection, product recommendations and pricing use cases.



“Enterprises are increasingly deploying real-time ML to support new customer-facing applications and to automate business processes,” said Kevin Stumpf, co-founder and CTO of Tecton. “The addition of low-latency streaming pipelines to the Tecton feature store enables our customers to build real-time ML applications faster, and with more accurate predictions.”

Kyligence Expands Its AI-Augmented Intelligent Data Cloud to Identify, Manage and Accelerate Insights for the Most Valuable Enterprise Data Assets 

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented data services and management platform Kyligence Cloud, announced Kyligence Cloud 4.5, a self-tuning analytics platform that powers interactive data applications, dashboards, ad-hoc analytics, and real-time streaming data. 

“We started 2021 with the release of the first ever intelligent data cloud,” said Luke Han, co-founder and CEO, Kyligence. “With Kyligence Cloud 4.5, we have expanded our scope to include faster ad hoc and streaming analytics. This will enable data teams to provide optimal performance across three distinct analytics approaches with a single product. All this is accomplished using the same AI-augmented engine and governed by the same semantic layer.” 

TruEra Open Sources TruLens, Neural Network Explainability for ML Models

TruEra, which provides the first suite of AI Quality solutions announced the availability of TruLens, an open source explainability software tool for machine learning models that are based on neural networks. TruLens is the only library for deep neural networks that provides a uniform API for explaining Tensorflow, Pytorch, and Keras models. The software is freely available for download, and comes with documentation and a developer community to further its development and use.

“TruLens reflects the over eight years of explainability research that this team has developed both at Carnegie Mellon University and at TruEra,” said Anupam Datta, co-founder, President, and Chief Scientist, TruEra. “This means that it starts as a robust, targeted solution with a strong lineage. There is also a team of deeply knowledgeable people standing by to help out developers as they explore the use of TruLens. We are looking forward to building an active developer community around TruLens.”

KX Insights Adds Google BigQuery Integration

KX announced that it has added Google BigQuery integration to KX Insights™, its cloud-first real-time streaming analytics platform. Customers can now gain powerful real-time insights from streaming data through KX, enriched with context from historical data sitting in Google Cloud’s highly scalable multi-cloud data warehouse. KX Insights is natively available on Google Cloud Marketplace as a certified solution. KX Insights takes full advantage of the Google Cloud platform to deliver quality performance while maintaining interoperability with existing processes and data.

“KX Insights has been built for performance, efficiency and ease of use,” says Paul Hollway, Head of Partnerships at KX. “With BigQuery integration, we’re giving customers even more choice in how they bring together real-time insights with historic data for smarter, faster business decision making.”

Provectus Releases Open Data Discovery Platform To Democratize Data Observability and Reliability

Provectus, a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, announced the release of Open Data Discovery (ODD) Platform, a free open-source data discovery and observability tool for data-driven organizations looking to democratize their data by making it more discoverable, manageable, observable, reliable, and secure.

ODD Platform is a next-generation solution for data observability and reliability. It enables enterprises to streamline all data handling processes, to facilitate collaboration between data scientists and data engineers, reduce data discovery time, and minimize data downtime. It offers engineers an easy-to-use environment where they can manage data by using a variety of built-in tools, to make their data entities more reliable, observable, and easily discoverable. The ODD Platform offers IT organizations a robust solution for the understanding and management of their data. 

“We are excited to release ODD Platform and offer the engineering community a powerful tool to democratize data at scale,” says Stepan Pushkarev, CTO of Provectus. “We hope OOD platform will be a viable alternative to siloed data catalogs, and that it will enable data science and data engineering teams to accelerate and facilitate data discovery, minimize data downtimes, and, most importantly, focus on building data products. Inefficient metadata exchanges between data tools is so mundane, it has become accepted as unavoidable, and we plan to change that.” Releases New GeoHealth Analytic Dashboard to Target and Eliminate Healthcare Inequities, a leading provider of health-focused geospatial data analytics, announced the release of the Health Equity Analytic Dashboard accessed within their GeoHealth Platform. The Dashboard reveals insights into the intersection of social, racial, and economic inequities, and enables public and private health decision makers to develop interventions for addressing and improving those conditions.

“Our Dashboard specifically identifies inequities and health outcomes in an area by the social determinants reflected by that population,” says Ajay Gupta, CEO of “Rather than generalizing and saying the outcomes are unequal, with our tool healthcare leaders can determine where, who, and what factors are affecting those outcomes, and make data-driven decisions to improve public health accordingly.”

Lightup Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Certification of Cloud Native Data Quality Solution

Lightup, developers of a breakthrough data quality monitoring solution, announced it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification, with independent attestation from Linford. In just one year, Lightup has become the first cloud-native, data quality monitoring vendor to complete this comprehensive level of certification, which has become table stakes for demonstrating that a company can reliably and securely manage and store an enterprise’s critical data assets. 

Lightup is an enterprise-grade data quality monitoring solution that can be up and running in minutes, providing organizations with an ideal solution for ensuring data quality for SQL data stores such as Snowflake and Databricks and streaming data sources including Kafka and Segment. Lightup continuously tracks the data going into and coming out of a software product to detect significant changes that are indicative of degradation in data quality. 

“Security and privacy have been important to Lightup from day one and were built into our data quality monitoring solution and software development lifecycle from the ground up,” said Manu Bansal, co-founder, and CEO of Lightup. “Achieving SOC 2 Type 2 compliance demonstrates to our customers that we…


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