DATA STORAGE

mParticle democratizes access to its enterprise grade customer data infrastructure product

mParticle | May 21, 2022

mParticle
mParticle, the leader in customer data infrastructure, today announced it would make its enterprise product available via two additional options including a free trial, along with a growth tier offering for growth oriented companies. The new programs are aimed at helping teams maintain data trust, and efficiently scale their first party data assets amidst ever changing internal and external demands across business, economic, and regulatory realms.

Given the current economic uncertainty, along with the continued ripple effect in the wake of the changes to the identity landscape since iOS 14, teams at companies of all sizes need to do more with less while optimizing customer experience and retention. This begins with establishing a strong first-party data foundation to maximize efficiency at scale, and making it easy to operationalize high quality customer data for personalized customer experiences.

"Economic volatility always brings a flight to value, where business survival is based on the ability to rapidly innovate for the customer. "The opportunity to improve data quality, governance, and connectivity are universal in nature, and are becoming more mission critical with each passing day. We're excited to be able to offer the capabilities used by some of the biggest and best brands in the world to teams of all sizes."

Karen Gallantry, Chief Revenue Officer of mParticle

Both onboarding options are available starting today, and includes the following:

  • Native Event collection capabilities across the broadest set of web, mobile, OTT, and connected living room platforms.
  • Integrated data quality tooling and schema management
  • Sophisticated and configurable identity resolution
  • Data governance and privacy controls to safeguard consumer privacy.
  • Real-time access to a partner ecosystem of over 300+ partner APIs
  • Additional platform capabilities such as Audiences, Journeys, and more are available with premium configuration.

About mParticle
mParticle makes it easy to holistically manage customer data along the entire product and customer lifecycle. Teams across companies like NBCUniversal, JetBlue, Venmo, Spotify, and Airbnb use mParticle to deliver great customer experiences and accelerate growth by solving the foundational challenges that impede success at scale. mParticle announced a $150M fundraise in October 2021 led by Permira on the heels of strong growth and product innovation.

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Senet and IotaComm Partner to Deliver Advanced Wireless Networks for Smart Infrastructure Sensors

Senet, Inc. | July 21, 2022

Senet, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Iota Communications, Inc. (“IotaComm”) a low power, wide area network (LPWAN) wireless communication and data analytics software company, today announced a partnership to deliver LoRaWAN® through both 915 MHz unlicensed spectrum and through IotaComm’s unique 800 MHz FCC-licensed spectrum network connectivity. The initial use cases will be focused on Smart Building, Smart City, and Critical Infrastructure applications. With this collaboration, and in addition to its use of the Senet platform for application and device management, IotaComm has also become a Senet Radio Access Network (RAN) operator and Senet LPWAN Virtual Network (LVN™) participant, adding coverage to one of the fastest growing LoRaWAN network in North America. Through a combination of sensors, meters, and its Delphi360™ wireless connectivity and data analytics platform, IotaComm provides an end-to-end smart building and smart city solution used by building managers, industrial site managers, and city planners to better manage the health, safety, and sustainability goals of their organizations and facilities. In addition, IotaComm uniquely combines its FCC-licensed spectrum within the LoRaWAN standard to enable carrier-grade, low power wide area connectivity for critical infrastructure applications, such as smart metering and predictive maintenance. To support growing customer demand for power efficient, battery operated indoor and outdoor smart building sensors, IotaComm operates more than 140 tower sites nationwide and plans to deploy 150 LoRaWAN gateways by 2023. For customers preferring added levels of network and application performance, Senet and IotaComm are collaborating to create a new LoRaWAN service using the 800 MHz licensed spectrum. IotaComm already owns enough 800 MHz spectrum to cover about 90 percent of the US and plans to deploy multi-access gateways to deliver a premium smart building connectivity offering. IotaComm will use Senet’s cloud-based platform to manage both its public LoRaWAN network and private on-premises networks and application deployments using the 800 MHz FCC-licensed spectrum. “We’re honored to be working alongside of Senet in the quest to provide the wireless connectivity efficiency and flexibility that industries are requiring. “This partnership fully supports our goals of building the largest national, carrier-grade LPWAN dedicated to the IoT. Together with Senet’s network architecture expertise, we’ll deliver real-time data that results in high-value and actionable insights while filling an existing connectivity gap.” Terrence DeFranco, CEO, President of IotaComm By opening their LoRaWAN gateways to data traffic from all solution providers connecting to the Senet Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network (LVN), IotaComm is contributing to the rapid expansion of public carrier-grade LoRaWAN networks across the US, and generating new IoT services revenue streams. Unique to the Senet LVN are innovative business models designed to deliver unified LoRaWAN connectivity without the need for roaming contracts and the opportunity for participants, like IotaComm, to share in the revenue generated by all end devices connecting to the gateways they’ve deployed regardless of end customer origin. “Innovation has always been at Senet’s core and our partnership with Iota Communications is another example of Senet leading the market through innovative technology and unique business models that allow users to improve operations and address sustainability goals,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO at Senet. “Iota Communications brings significant value and differentiation to our portfolio of RAN Provider and LVN partners, and we look forward to collaborating to deliver groundbreaking network solutions to the commercial building energy management and facility operation markets.” About Senet, Inc. 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Iota Communications, Inc. or IotaComm™ is a low power, wide area network wireless communications and data analytics company that provides Internet of Things (“IoT”) solutions that enable health, safety, and sustainability initiatives. Leveraging LoRaWAN® standard connectivity through both 915 MHz unlicensed spectrum and unique 800 MHz FCC-licensed spectrum, IotaComm provides gateways and sensors to gather data related to indoor air quality, resource consumption, water quality, asset monitoring, and other critical data across multiple verticals, including commercial real estate, municipal, education, health care, and manufacturing. The data analytics services are used to provide insights that enable a safe and healthy environment, higher productivity and efficiency, and cost-savings. IotaComm also offers related services which facilitate the adoption of its subscription-based services, such as customization and advanced data analytics.

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Sunlight.io launches first hyperconverged stack supporting the NVIDIA Jetson-based Lenovo ThinkEdge SE70 to make edge AI deployable at scale

Sunlight | June 30, 2022

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Stream and T-Systems Partner to Empower Advanced Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Stream Data Centers | August 02, 2022

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Huawei | September 20, 2022

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