Bridgeline Digital, Inc., a provider of cloud-based Marketing Technology software, announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Hawksearch, an intelligent product search and recommendation engine. Hawksearch’s AI-powered technology helps online retailers engage customers and convert more sales with personalized site search and intelligent recommendations that connect customers with hyper-relevant products and boost online revenue.
Hawksearch’s capabilities fit into Bridgeline’s eCommerce360 strategy to help its customers increase traffic, conversion and average order size with an intelligent recommendation dashboard and a broad suite of Apps. Hawksearch integrates with multiple ecommerce and content management platforms, including BigCommerce, Salesforce B2B, Sitecore, Optimizely and many others, adding to Bridgeline’s partner network.
https://www.bridgeline.com ▪︎ https://www.hawksearch.com
Headlining the new features are support for design-first API methodology and versioning for technical and non-technical users to quickly create new applications around specific APIs; anomaly detection and memory management capabilities that automatically and proactively identify issues; and enhancements to Kubernetes-based elastic scaling capabilities that enable organizations to dynamically scale platform resources to meet spike increases in workload demands.
With design-first API creation application developers and integration specialists now have the option to choose either top-down or bottom-up development. With Pipeline Runtime Anomaly Detection, the platform automatically reviews time-series data to proactively identify pipelines that consume an unusual amount of resources. Based on pre-set thresholds and/or deviations from what is considered normal operations, the SnapLogic platform alerts platform administrators.
SnapLogic now offers queue-based dynamic scaling for environments experiencing spikes in workload demand, such as month-end data processing or other seasonal, high-demand activities. Customers with SnapLogic Groundplexes can now leverage an execution node’s queue size as a trigger signal that launches automatic scaling of platform resources, up or down. Scaling SnapLogic Groundplex nodes up or down more precisely as needed for workload demands means infrastructure capacity can be right-sized more efficiently.
Progress announced the R2 2021 release of Progress Telerik .NET developer tools collection. Progress now provides over 75 native components for Microsoft Blazor. Progress also announced expansion of its UI library for Microsoft WinUI and support for the newest .NET 6 preview.
Progress Telerik UI for Blazor developer tool features a set of new components, including PanelBar, Form, Card, Color Palette, Arc Gauge, Linear Gauge, Circular Gauge, Radial Gauge, Validation Summary, Validation Tooltip, Validation Message and MediaQuery. New Grid features such as multi-column headers, rows drag and drop and Excel-like editing help developers visualize data and customize their apps.
Progress Telerik UI for WinUI enables developers to build modern Windows desktop apps. This release includes Scheduler, ListView with support for extended selection, Shadow, HubTile, NumericBox and SideDrawer. The suite also ships PdfProcessing, WordsProcessing, SpreadProcessing, SpreadStreamProcessing and Zip Library document processing libraries for creation and editing of various document formats.
Telerik Reporting delivers a new Blazor Report Designer, enabling embedding of report designing capabilities into Blazor applications. The Reporting Web Designer has been improved to include drag-and-drop functionality for data fields in the Explorer tab to generate text boxes and updates. A new Swiss barcode is introduced to the Barcode component to support Switzerland’s latest QR Bill regulations.
Voicify has released the third major update to the platform since its inception in 2017. Voicify 3.0 is notable in its delivery of features that categorize it as an enterprise solution, sitting within the ecosystem of digital platforms responsible for managing the customer experience. In 3.0, Voicify enables brands to engage customers as individuals through personalization and connectivity to systems like CRM, PIM, CMS etc. Conditional logic available within Voicify ranges from simple session information (first time versus returning) to specific user data (like transaction history).
Additionally, Voicify makes it easier for brands to get started in voice with the advent of VUX (Voice User Experience) Spark Templates. Spark is the componentry of Voicify that allows for the templatization of conversation flows that may be re-usable into an even simpler UI. To further support quick and simple voice app spin up, Voicify created a marketplace where VUX Spark Templates and Integrations are available to be added to customer voice apps. This release establishes over 100 major features to the platform and is immediately accessible.
Gimmal LLC, a provider of information governance software solutions, has announced the official release of its Documentum to SharePoint migration tool. With this addition to the Gimmal Migrate product, users will be able to achieve an effective and efficient migration from Documentum to Microsoft 365. The newly release Documentum to SharePoint migration tool gives client:
- The ability to achieve “full-fidelity” migration to preserve elements such as versions, metadata, created dates, and user information for information and records management purposes
- The ability to easily decommission Documentum, consolidating your legacy systems to achieve significant cost savings with a modern platform
- Conduct compliant migrations with automated legal chain of custody and detailed proof of migration
DataRobot announced the acquisition of Zepl, a cloud data science and analytics platform. The acquisition will unlock new capabilities within DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform for the world’s most advanced data scientists. Zepl was founded by the creators of Apache Zeppelin, an open source notebook for data and analytics. Zepl provides a self-service data science notebook solution for advanced data scientists to do exploratory, code-centric work in Python, R, and Scala with enterprise-ready features such as collaboration, versioning, and security.
DataRobot will incorporate Zepl as a cloud-native, self-service notebook in its enterprise AI platform to drive productivity, efficiency, and collaboration for multiple personas. This allows for data scientists who prefer to code by allowing them to write their own tasks and custom models extending the out-of-the-box capabilities provided by DataRobot. With the integration of Zepl, business analysts will be able to build models using DataRobot’s automation and then collaborate with their advanced data science colleagues for additional customization if desired, on the same platform. It will also provide a more transparent view of the code behind DataRobot blueprints, further enhancing trust and explainability. In addition to the acquisition, DataRobot also unveiled new platform enhancements, including Composable AI.
https://www.datarobot.com ▪︎ https://www.zepl.com
Appian unveiled the latest version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform. The release includes the introduction of low-code data, a new code-free approach to unifying enterprise data, enhanced AI-driven Intelligent Document Processing (IDP), new design guidance and developer collaboration features, and enhanced DevSecOps capabilities.
- Low-code Data: Appian makes integrating data as easy as building apps. Source data from anywhere, without needing to migrate it. Visually combine, extend, and model relationships between varied data sources, and automatically optimize data sets for performance, without coding or database programming.
- IDP: Appian Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) delivers efficiency gains via straight-through processing of large volumes of unstructured data. IDP now features native Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
- Low-code RPA: Appian customers can now automate tasks faster with new Low-code RPA Windows actions and additional new libraries of actions that can be downloaded directly from the Appian AppMarket.
- Low-code Apps: New developer collaboration capabilities simplify co-creation of apps, while enhanced design guidance optimizes app performance, security, and testing.
- Low-code DevSecOps: Enhanced simplified movement of software packages between development, test, and production environments with one-click compare and deploy to accelerate secure, governed deployments.
Datalogics, Inc., a source for Adobe PDF and enterprise document management technologies, announced the release of Datalogics Cloud, a suite of cloud-based PDF processing products, which includes a free app on Zapier and a robust API on Amazon Web Services. The company previously offered their PDF processing products through command-line applications and Software Development Kits. The expansion to the cloud provides Datalogics users with the same enterprise-grade document management processing capabilities to create, edit and convert PDFs. The Datalogics Cloud suite includes two offerings: Datalogics PDF Utility, a free app on Zapier and Datalogics PDF Utility API, a pay-as-you-go option for spinning up your own EC2 server that powers a RESTful API via Amazon Web Services (AWS). Datalogics, Inc. specializes in offering enterprise PDF and digital document management technologies to facilitate efficient workflows and address user needs across a wide range of industries.