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Month: April 2021 (Page 1 of 5)

AtScale supports Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

AtScale, a provider of semantic layer solutions for modern business intelligence and data science teams, announced native support for Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). DAX is a formula expression language used in Analysis Services, Microsoft Power BI, and Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Native DAX support lets Power BI users connect to AtScale in live connection mode. Live connections provide fast access to AtScale’s semantic layer platform, for delivering and managing data access and quality across the diverse and complex data landscape in a cloud-first enterprise. The AtScale semantic layer creates a single point for data access and a central governance gateway, and bridges business users across data migrations. Key features:

  • Live Connection to Cloud Data Platforms – Power BI users can use AtScale to access up-to-date data without pre-aggregation or data engineering work.
  • Curated Data Models – These curated and governed data models can help to increase the quality of data analysis.
  • Impersonation & Single Sign-On (SSO) – With an appropriate data gateway configuration, Power BI users can connect using their preferred LDAP or Active Directory (AD) accounts.
  • Enhanced Performance – Power BI users can navigate metadata and use visualizations in their reports without requiring Power BI to translate DAX into a SQL dialect or other query language.
  • Seamless Integration with Power BI

Crownpeak and ilumino partner

Crownpeak, a digital experience platform, and ilumino, a digital accessibility services and consulting firm, announced a strategic partnership to enable enterprises to accelerate digital accessibility goals, and simplify the formation and execution of digital governance programs.

The “Crownpeak + ilumino” solution combines Crownpeak’s automated accessibility scanning technology with ilumino’s subject matter expertise in online accessibility and usability. Enterprises looking to deliver consistent digital experiences across complex global infrastructures can ensure those experiences are inclusive and accessible to all users, across all digital touchpoints, including the web, mobile apps and software. The integrated solution combines Crownpeak’s Digital Quality Management (DQM) technology, providing automated and ongoing scanning and auditing against WCAG guidelines, with ilumino’s expert services. Features include:

  • Accessibility and compliance dashboard – providing a “single-source of truth” for automated and manual accessibility monitoring
  • Automated site scanning (enriched by manual testing) – using enterprise-grade, multi-site scanning technology
  • Manual testing and consulting – performed by certified accessibility experts
  • In-house or guided remediation – tailored to each organization’s unique design and development workflows
  • Accessibility pattern library – simplifying the remediation process and establishing long-term organizational assets
  • Litigation support – with expert review and consulting on any accessibility-related legal actions received
  • Accessibility statement – drafted to demonstrate an organization’s commitment to digital inclusion
  • Enterprise strategy – assisting with a prioritized roadmap and risk management ▪︎

DRUID and convedo partner in the UK and DACH region

DRUID, provider of specialists in conversational AI technologies, and convedo, provider of Intelligent Process Automation expertise, announced their collaboration to deliver the DRUID Chatbot Authoring Platform in the UK and DACH region, (Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH)). convedo helps the world’s organizations succeed with Intelligent Process Automation using best-of-breed platforms and will now introduce conversational artificial intelligence (AI) technology to more companies from various industries. DRUID provides a platform for designing, developing, and integrating a chatbot tailored to specific business needs and objectives.

DRUID is an AI-driven, no-code chatbot authoring platform that has a robust integration capability into back-end systems. The natural language processing technology included in the platform supports over 45 languages and offers more than 500 pre-built conversational AI templates covering business scenarios across multiple industries and roles. Moreover, the native connector with UiPath adds conversational capabilities to the hyper-automation platform. ▪︎

Tenovos and Wrike partner

Tenovos announced that it has teamed up with Wrike, a collaborative work management solution that’s now part of Citrix, to bring marketing professionals an intelligent document and work management platform that allows them to work collaboratively in one flexible, scalable platform. With global companies adopting hybrid work models in a post-pandemic era, organizations are seeking out holistic solutions that help teams work productively together, no matter where they are. Wrike’s versatile and intelligent collaborative work management platform combined with Tenovos’ digital asset management tool gives marketers a “single source of truth” for managing projects, workflows, and content creation, as well as storage and distribution. ▪︎

Atlassian announces new products and updates

Atlassian Corporation Plc unveiled new products and updates to connect the work happening across all parts of an organization. Announcements include Point A, an Atlassian program to create new products in collaboration with customers; and Jira Work Management, a new product that brings Jira to non-technical teams. Products from the Point A program:

  • Jira Work Management enables business teams to one place where they track, coordinate, and manage where teams such as marketing, HR, finance, and design can manage projects and connect with technical counterparts.
  • Jira Product Discovery helps product managers by serving as the place to capture insights and opportunities, prioritize impact, and engage teams around product plans from discovery through delivery.
  • Team Central serves as an organization’s connective tissue, helping teams connect and communicate progress, and enables teams to create an organized home where they can track goals and share status updates.
  • Compass gives software development teams a bird’s eye view of the digital services across their organization, connecting engineering output with the teams that support it in a single place.
  • Halp, a recently acquired product, is a modern ticketing help desk that integrates with Slack and Microsoft teams, making request management conversational for everyone.

Adobe unveils updates across Adobe Experience Cloud

Adobe introduced innovations across Adobe Experience Cloud, unveiling new enterprise applications with Adobe Journey Optimizer and Adobe Customer Journey Analytics, its next generation Real-time Customer Data Platform (CDP), its Marketing System of Record through the integration of Workfront, and new Adobe Experience Platform capabilities to deliver real-time personalization and new content and intelligent commerce capabilities:

  • New Adobe Journey Optimizer: is designed to help marketers optimize the customer journey across any outbound or inbound customer touchpoint.
  • Next Generation Adobe Real-time CDP: is architected for first-party, data-driven customer acquisition and engagement. The B2B edition of Adobe Real-time CDP allows customers to bring together both individual and account profiles.
  • New Customer Journey Analytics: allow brands to integrate and standardize their online and offline customer data to visualize it in a unified view.
  • New Marketing System of Record: Adobe’s new Marketing System of Record will be the single source of truth for connecting and managing work across the marketing lifecycle.
  • Adobe Experience Manager: includes Headless Content Management System (CMS) capabilities. The new Adobe Experience Manager Assets Essentials will become the default asset management capability.
  • New Adobe Commerce Capabilities: With Adobe Sensei, Product Recommendations unlock ways for customers to discover products, and Live Search delivers fast, relevant results.
  • New Adobe Experience Platform Collection Enterprise: allows companies to use Adobe’s distributed, edge network for collecting data and sending it to Adobe’s applications and platform or any other system. And the new lightweight data collection SDKs help ensure that applications are highly performant.

Coveo announces Coveo for Adobe Experience Manager

Coveo, provider of AI-powered relevance platforms that transform search, recommendations, and personalization within digital experiences, announced Coveo for Adobe. The new offering brings improved search and discovery to Coveo’s customers that use Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).

With the deprecation of Adobe’s Search & Promote product, organizations using AEM have had to rely on Apache Lucene and Solr to power search. Coveo for Adobe offers a search replacement option that makes it easier for marketers and developers alike to bring AI to search. By combining pre-packaged machine learning models for site search, ecommerce, customer service, and the workplace, alongside a rich toolset of connectors and UI components, Coveo helps organizations quickly optimize their digital experiences, and the websites, portals and apps that define them.

Gilbane Advisor 4-27-21 — EKGs on HOGs, CDWs, docs vs cats, blockchain

In this issue we take you on a trip through enterprise knowledge graph lands, look at how blockchain is helping companies smooth collaboration, consider disruptive ecosystems forming around CDWs, and introduce you to a new effort to improve the management and utility of business documents.

Our content technology news weekly will be out tomorrow as usual.

From Flatland to HOG Heaven

Large-scale enterprise knowledge graphs (EKGs) are still a rare beast in enterprises in spite of their promise which is ably demonstrated by implementations at the largest tech companies. Mainstream scarcity of EKGs is understandable given the amount of change involved – both in how we think about information management problems, and of course in how we marshal the troops to plan and deploy. 

Dan McCreary takes you on an amusing journey through four lands with distinct characteristics and cognitive styles, to help you envision the who and what you need to reach HOG (Hardware Optimized Graph) Heaven. 

Hog heaven

How blockchain can simplify improve collaboration and simplify partnerships

There are many potential applications for blockchains and enterprises in multiple industries have built private blockchain applications. Information sharing and collaboration are areas where most organizations could benefit from blockchains. This non-technical Harvard Business Review article takes you through some of the ways blockchain is being used to significantly improve collaboration, and what to watch out for in practice.

Will Snowflake be the next great platform?

Gabriel de Vinzelles suggests it will, and as an investor is looking at the evolving ecosystem around cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and the startups who are looking to “rebuild many product categories such as Data Ingestion, Data Transformation, Data Governance, Data Quality, etc.”. There is certainly a lot of opportunity here, especially for unstructured data based on inquiries we see.

Of course Snowflake is not the only CDW and Vinzelles isn’t only talking about them. The ecosystems around other CDWs will also be disrupted by the same, or similar companies he is tracking.


Documents have always been the problem child of information management because of the infinite varieties of content, structure, format, and the relationships between them. Even with the advances in machine learning, natural language processing, and graph databases we struggle with the complexity and and cost of managing documents and their content. But the combination of these technologies can help, and that is startup Docugami’s goal. Their product is in semi-stealth mode, but this TechCrunch interview with Docugami Co-founder Jean Paoli will give you an idea of what they are up to, and why we refer to “docs vs cats” in this issues’ subject line.

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