APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

In Collaboration with Snowflake, Gooddata Launches a New Integration

Gooddata | June 15, 2022

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GoodData, the industry leader in data and analytics infrastructure, announced a technical alliance with Snowflake, the Data Cloud startup, to help customers get more value out of their data.

"GoodData and Snowflake share a vision for a data-driven world, and GoodData's unique, direct-query-only integration with the Snowflake™ platform aims to achieve this goal. We are excited to partner with Snowflake to help customers optimize the Snowflake Data Cloud and empower data users throughout the entire business."

GoodData's Founder and CEO, Roman Stanek

GoodData's API-first strategy integrates real-time insights into any digital workspace or work environment. Snowflake's current cloud data management infrastructure supports GoodData's focus on scale and real-time analytics, and the technological integration expands platform capabilities:

  • There will be no more data silos. With GoodDataTM headless BI querying your Snowflake data, you can get consistent analytics insights without frequently relocating data.
  • Real-time analytics in a hurry. Execute GoodData analytics straight from your Snowflake data in real-time, ensuring the most up-to-date data for data-driven decision-making.
  • Scalable architecture. No matter how basic or complex the use case, scale GoodData analytics efficiently by data volume, cost, and users without sacrificing performance.
  • Analytics for multiple tenants. Deliver consistent, configurable GoodData analytics to multiple teams, partners, and clients via a multi-tenant architecture.

Snowflake and GoodData interfaces are transforming knowledge employees into data citizens and assisting in developing data-based revenue streams to propel enterprises forward.

"We are excited to partner with GoodData. Our customers can take advantage of real-time queries, scalable analytics and flexible API that the GoodData platform provides to maximize their success with Snowflake Data Cloud," said Tarik Dwiek, Head of Technology Alliances at Snowflake.

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Enterprises are entering a new era of scale, in which the amount of data processed and stored is breaking down every architectural construct in the storage industry. NetApp delivers solutions that address the challenges of big data scale through the “big data ABCs”analytics, bandwidth, and content enabling customers to gain insight into massive datasets,move data quickly, and store important content for long periods of time without increasing operational complexity.

Spotlight

Enterprises are entering a new era of scale, in which the amount of data processed and stored is breaking down every architectural construct in the storage industry. NetApp delivers solutions that address the challenges of big data scale through the “big data ABCs”analytics, bandwidth, and content enabling customers to gain insight into massive datasets,move data quickly, and store important content for long periods of time without increasing operational complexity.

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Accenture to Acquire Sentia in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria to Bolster Infrastructure Engineering Capabilities Across the Cloud Continuum

Accenture | August 02, 2022

Accenture has agreed to acquire Sentia’s businesses in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria. With headquarters in the Netherlands, the Sentia group is a leading cloud consulting company that manages private and public cloud migrations and provides digital-experience monitoring services. With more than 500 certifications, Sentia’s team of approximately 310 cloud specialists in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria will join Accenture Cloud First. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Accenture’s Cloud First capabilities to provide end-to-end cloud infrastructure services across the cloud continuum of public, private and sovereign clouds. Today’s news arrives as the plethora of cloud options create more complexity for organizations as they navigate different architectures, burgeoning innovations and changing regulations. "Total enterprise reinvention starts with a solid digital core. To activate this digital core, organizations need to build a scalable, fit-for-purpose cloud foundation that provides the strategic agility they need to ensure their resilience and future competitiveness. “Adding Sentia’s specialists will enhance Accenture Cloud First’s migration and modernization services aimed at getting clients’ workloads to their optimal location on the cloud continuum — from public to edge and everything in between.” Karthik Narain, global lead for Accenture Cloud First “With Sentia, we are expanding our strategic infrastructure engineering and emerging technologies capabilities across Europe, especially in the Netherlands and Belgium,” said Roy Ikink, lead for Accenture Cloud First Netherlands. “The Sentia team brings valuable experience with sovereign cloud strategies designed to help clients address local regulations and requirements around data privacy, access and control.” Sentia currently provides cloud advisory and delivery services spanning hybrid and multi cloud strategy; cloud transformation; and migration, among others. The company’s main cloud control and optimization services include cloud managed services, cloud security services, and cloud infrastructure migration. Sentia also offers unique digital experience monitoring services that analyze, track and predict enterprise applications and cloud services from an end user’s perspective. Ian Zein, Sentia’s CEO said, “We’ve built Sentia into a leading managed cloud infrastructure transformation provider known for our ‘extreme ownership,’ customer intimacy and operational excellence in complex (often regulated) environments. Now we can take our deep experience in both public and private cloud transformation to help Accenture clients operate with greater speed and achieve stronger business outcomes at scale.” Note: Sentia’s Danish business is not part of the acquisition and will continue as an independent business under the Sentia brand, supported by Waterland Private Equity as main shareholder. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. About Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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InfraCloud's BotKube - a popular ChatOps platform for Kubernetes troubleshooting acquired by Kubeshop

InfraCloud Technologies | July 08, 2022

InfraCloud Technologies and Kubeshop.io have signed a definitive agreement whereby Kubeshop.io has acquired a majority stake in BotKube. InfraCloud Technologies is a Kubernetes focussed B2B Open Source Cloud Native Computing company which has been building products, services, and solutions to modernize applications and infrastructure. BotKube is an open-source product developed by InfraCloud which monitors Kubernetes clusters and helps with interactive debugging. BotKube allows developers and teams with a 'master view' of their Kubernetes resources with the ultimate goal of accelerating the pace and improving the quality of their work. Vishal Biyani, CTO & Founder at InfraCloud, said, "This is a great validation of InfraCloud's strategy to build Open Source Products that help end-users with adopting Kubernetes. We are happy to see a new leadership for BotKube and be part of the growth along with Kubeshop." With this majority stake, BotKube will have access to people, network, and expertise to grow its community and user base. "Helping BotKube grow made perfect sense to us - making the Kubernetes journey simpler and easier for developers, DevOps engineers, and teams is our main mission," said Kubeshop CEO Dmitry Fonarev "We are excited to drive product expansion and invest in BotKube's growing community of users and contributors." Ole Lensmar - Kubeshop CTO Girish Shilamkar, CEO & Founder at InfraCloud, said, "The acquisition of BotKube further demonstrates our ability to build innovative and customer-centric products and services in the Kubernetes ecosystem to drive cloud adoption." InfraCloud was one of the first Kubernetes partners and have been contributing to the open source community around cloud-native technologies. It has been growing almost 100% for quite a few years consistently.

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Service Express completes Blue Chip and ICC Group integration

Service Express | June 29, 2022

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