Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and Absorb Infuse, announced the acquisition of Koantic, a cloud-based course authoring tool. The demand for engaging, interactive eLearning content that can be created quickly continues to grow. Unlike complicated desktop solutions or overly simplified cloud-based solutions, Koantic is a combination of a web-based interface and full-featured course authoring. Absorb plans to integrate the course builder with its LMS while continuing to offer it as stand-alone product—which will soon be renamed Absorb Create.
Intelligent Integration Platform provider SnapLogic announced new enterprise automation capabilities that help employees across the business easily connect applications and data, streamline workflows and processes. The new capabilities include prebuilt, end-to-end process automations; ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) features and a quick-start solution for faster data warehousing; with a visual interface powered by machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP). With SnapLogic’s self-service, AI-powered integration platform, IT teams as well as business users across functions can use the low-code solution to connect apps and data and automate workflows and processes.
- New Prebuilt Automation Journeys: Prebuilt automation journeys unify all the applications and data that make up a complete business process, such as hire-to-retire, quote-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and customer 360. The SnapLogic platform learns, understands, and connects to all of an organization’s underlying systems, streamlining flows and processes, automated in their construction, with rich AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities layered on top, for faster, data-enriched outcomes.
- New NLP-powered Flow Interface: The visual flow interface guides non-technical business users through the integration and automation of business processes.
- New ELT Snaps: ELT Snaps accelerate the integration and movement of large volumes of complex data, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments, into a cloud data warehouse and provide flexibility to leverage compute power for data transformations.
- New ‘Fast Loader’ Solution: The new quick-start solution helps enterprises load data from multiple cloud and on-premises applications and data sources into their cloud data warehouse faster with a new wizard-based interface and parallel loading.
Cloudera announced the general availability of Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud (CDP Private Cloud). CDP Private Cloud extends cloud-native speed, simplicity, and economics for the connected data lifecycle to the data center. Operating CDP Private Cloud is simple for IT, with container-based management tools that reduce the time to deliver analytics and machine learning. Container-based analytics and machine learning help reduce data center costs by increasing server utilization and reducing storage and data center overhead. With CDP Private Cloud, IT can now meet the exponential demand for data analytics and machine learning services, with a petabyte-scale hybrid data architecture that can flex to use private and public clouds. CDP Private Cloud runs the same analytic experiences in the data center that are used in CDP Public Cloud on AWS and Azure.
CDP Private Cloud is available in Base and Plus editions. The Base edition includes SDX, storage management and traditional bare metal data lifecycle analytics. It is equivalent to CDP Data Center, which it replaces. It is the foundation of CDP Private Cloud. The Plus edition includes Base and adds container-based analytic experiences for Data Warehousing and Machine Learning, and container-based management and control plane services. CDP Private Cloud Plus pricing is based on compute and storage and is available as an annual subscription. An annual subscription of the Plus edition is $400 per compute unit (one physical core and 8 GB RAM) and $25 per TB of addressed storage.
Alfresco Software announced the immediate availability of Alfresco Content Connector for SAP, a collaboration and integration tool that can connect up to 100 different SAP systems or content repositories to Alfresco Digital Business Platform or Alfresco Cloud, and enable users to share their SAP-stored, important information easily. Additionally, by offloading their unstructured content (e.g., invoices, employee documents, technical drawings, image files etc.) from SAP to Alfresco, organizations can benefit from savings in storage costs. Users can take advantage of these capabilities without leaving the applications with which they are familiar, easing user adoption. SAP certification provides Alfresco customers with fully-certified, native integration with line-of-business SAP applications and ensures that Alfresco Digital Business Platform or Alfresco Cloud can be used seamlessly with SAP ERP (ECC6) and SAP S/4 HANA on either traditional relational database management systems (RDBMSs) or the SAP HANA database. On the front end, a number of SAP technologies are supported including SAP GUI, SAP WebGUI and SAP Fiori.