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Gilbane Advisor 11-9-22 — Leaving the cloud, what metaverse?

This week we feature articles by David Heinemeier Hansson, and Benedict Evans.

Additional reading from Karl Bode, Tushar Mehta, Patrick McFadin, and Gibbs Cullen.

News comes from Pinecone, Smartling, Access Innovations & Aptara, and Sonic Foundry.

If you’ve missed any of the past 63 issues you can see them here; those, as well as all earlier issues can be found here.


Opinion / Analysis

Why we’re leaving the cloud

The cloud has never been the solution for everyone, but after years of marketing by cloud platforms, VCs, analysts, and the media, that may come as a surprise to some. We have covered some of the cost and control challenges before (hereherehere, and here). David Heinemeier Hansson explains why the cloud is not the right fit for his company and other “medium-sized” organizations. (4 min).

https://world.hey.com/dhh/why-we-re-leaving-the-cloud-654b47e0

Ways to think about a metaverse

I hesitate to include anything about “metaverse” these days as there is little to recommend besides thisthis, and this post where Benedict Evans provides his useful elevated analysis. (10 min).

https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2022/10/31/ways-to-think-about-a-metaverse

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Content technology news

Pinecone launches hybrid search functionality

Keyword-aware semantic search solution enables advanced combination of semantic and keyword search results to businesses of all sizes.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/pinecone-launches-hybrid-search-functionality/

Access Innovations and Aptara partner to provide digital publishing solutions

Both Aptara and Access Innovations have extensive content experience, from structuring to conversion and metadata enrichment.
https://gilbane.com/2022/11/access-innovations-and-aptara-partner-to-provide-digital-publishing-solutions/

Contentful announces new capabilities to content platform

Includes their vision and the new Contentful Studio product, platform orchestration capabilities, and App Framework.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/contentful-announces-new-capabilities-to-content-platform/

Smartling expands Neural Machine Translation Hub

The NMT Hub is built to solve language translation issues difficult for single-engine approaches, to help web developers and content managers.
https://gilbane.com/2022/11/smartling-expands-neural-machine-translation-hub/

Sonic Foundry launches Video Solutions

Incorporates many services offered under Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Events brand with a variety of additional enterprise-facing services.
https://gilbane.com/2022/11/sonic-foundry-launches-video-solutions/

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Bloomreach joins the MACH Alliance

Bloomreach, a commerce experience cloud, announced it has joined the MACH Alliance, a group of independent tech companies dedicated to advocating for open, technology ecosystems. Its inclusion in the MACH Alliance certifies that Bloomreach now meets the MACH standard of modern technology: Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless.

With solutions built specifically to enable digital commerce growth, Bloomreach has been recognized by customers for the control and revenue-optimization it offers to non-technical business users. Its products — Engagement, Discovery, and Content — empower users to personalize the entire customer journey with a business-oriented UI that offers access to relevant, real-time customer and product data. As a MACH certified company, Bloomreach is ensuring its solutions meet the needs of developers as well, offering the MACH agility that allows them to build a modern composable commerce environment that is both easy to integrate from a technical standpoint and maximized for value from a business standpoint.

https://www.bloomreach.com/en/blog/2022/mach-alliance

Access Innovations and Aptara partner to provide digital publishing solutions

Access Innovations, Inc., provider of Data Harmony software solutions, announced a partnership with Aptara to provide intelligent publishing solutions to book and journal publishers. Serving as a digital publishing provider since 1988, Aptara is proficient in designing and developing custom content for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations from all industries. They create, enrich, and optimize content to ensure it can be reused and repurposed — future-proofing it for all known and as yet undiscovered outputs.

Both Aptara and Access Innovations have extensive content experience, from structuring to conversion and metadata enrichment. Having the depth of experience will provide the combined client base with a full range of services to help reduce expenses while creating the digital-first experience most publishers need to compete in today’s evolving publishing industry. With this partnership in place Aptara clients can expect to see smoothly integrated options for taxonomies, and other metadata enhancement offered as a regular production flow service. Access Innovations clients can utilize significant additional options in production and distribution options.

https://www.accessinn.comhttps://www.aptaracorp.com

Sonic Foundry launches Video Solutions

Sonic Foundry, Inc., provider of video capture, management, and streaming solutions, announced the launch of Video Solutions, a new business unit that will provide comprehensive video services to enterprise and events customers. Video Solutions incorporates many of the services previously offered under Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Events brand with a variety of additional enterprise-facing services. These include editing tools, video distribution solutions, integration into any video management platform, and concierge-quality service from dedicated project managers.

Enterprise video libraries have grown in both volume and variety, putting pressure on marketing and operations professionals who are managing video in ways they never expected. Video Solutions addresses these challenges by providing a streamlined, all-in-one source for video capture, management, and distribution solutions, as well as the support necessary to coordinate and execute a comprehensive video strategy.

If the goal is to achieve maximum impact with a new video initiative, Video Solutions project managers can help to design a customized distribution and engagement strategy to ensure that you and your audience get maximum value from the content you produce. If the goal is to improve operational efficiency, Video Solutions technicians can integrate workflows and capabilities into your existing technology stack and video tools.

https://sonicfoundry.com

Gilbane Advisor 11-2-22 — Innovation graph, collabverse, APIs

This week we feature articles by Alan Morrison, and Terry Crowley. 

Additional reading from Mike Loukides, Louise de Leyritz, Seb Joseph, and David Darnes.

News comes from Tridion, TransPerfect & Brightcove, Contentful, Acquia, and TigerGraph.

If you’ve missed any of the past 62 issues you can see them here; those, as well as all earlier issues can be found here.


Opinion / Analysis

One big graph and the interorganization

Alan Morrison makes the case for a less-hyped version of web3 as an “evolution of P2P networking + shared file systems” that is achievable today — not that it will be easy given the huge technical debt we are currently saddled with. Morrison’s argument however is appealing and a worthy and easy read. (4 min).

https://www.datasciencecentral.com/one-big-graph-and-the-interorganization/

APIs don’t matter?!?

APIs are of course valuable for platform, application, and line-of business developers, but as API ecosystems evolve over time the value to each of these shifts. Terry Crowley explains, for example, how the moat value of APIs to platforms degrades over time. Crowley also looks at other ways the value changes that anyone in the API value chain ecosystem will benefit from understanding. (11 min).

https://terrycrowley.medium.com/apis-dont-matter-ac53d705ae50

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Content technology news

Tridion now available for small-to-medium sized businesses

Developed in partnership with EXLRT, Tridion Sites Editions support businesses web content management needs throughout global expansion.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/tridion-now-available-for-small-to-medium-sized-businesses/

TransPerfect debuts MediaNEXT integration for Brightcove

The integration pulls source material automatically and securely from Brightcove into MediaNEXT for translation and localization.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/transperfect-debuts-medianext-integration-for-brightcove/

Contentful announces new capabilities to content platform

Includes their vision and the new Contentful Studio product, platform orchestration capabilities, and App Framework.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/contentful-announces-new-capabilities-to-content-platform/

Acquia announces updates to Acquia Code Studio

New updates integrate Code Studio with the Acquia Cloud Platform UI, reducing effort during the procurement and configuration processes.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/acquia-announces-updates-acquia-code-studio/

TigerGraph to support openCypher in GSQL

Gives developers more choice to build or migrate graph applications to TigerGraph’s scalable, secure, and managed graph database platform.
https://gilbane.com/2022/10/tigergraph-to-support-opencypher-in-gsql/

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Smartling expands Neural Machine Translation Hub

Smartling, an enterprise translation solutions company, announced a major product expansion for its Neural Machine Translation (NMT) Hub, available to all Smartling customers. Smartling uses a combination of technologies such as Neural Machine translation, which is capable of providing translation quality comparable to that of human translation, their proprietary Machine Learning models and “human-in-the-loop” delivery platform.

Smartling spent years collecting vast volumes of Machine Translation Quality data across multiple translation directions and content types, based on a widely accepted Translation Error Rate (TER) automated MT evaluation metric. From there, the data was used to train the AI models to not just make accurate decisions for the best MT engine selection, but consider fallback engine suggestions as well. This solves for the main deficiency associated with single-engine approach. The AI algorithms in NMT Hub are designed to dynamically learn from billions of data points available through Smartling’s closed-loop enterprise content delivery platform to ensuring the best quality MT output.

Designed to tackle translation issues that traditional single-engine approaches are not able to solve, Smartling’s NMT Hub is built to solve many of the challenges web developers and content managers.

https://www.smartling.com/software/neural-machine-translation-hub/

Pinecone launches hybrid search functionality

Pinecone Systems Inc., a machine learning (ML) search infrastructure company, announced the release of a keyword-aware semantic search solution that enables accessible and advanced combination of semantic and keyword search results. “Vector search” allows companies to provide relevant results based on semantic, or similar meanings, as opposed to simple keyword-based searches. At the same time, keywords still matter in searches involving uncommon words like names or industry-specific terms. With few exceptions, companies have to choose between semantic search and keyword search, or running both systems in parallel.

Neither of these options is ideal. When companies choose one or the other, the results are not as complete as they could be, and when they run both systems in parallel and try to combine the results, cost and complexity goes up significantly. This technology can search across two data types — “dense vectors” generated by ML models to represent meaning, and “sparse vectors” generated by traditional keyword-ranking models such as BM25 — before automatically fusing everything into one ranked list of the most relevant results. The Pinecone hybrid search feature is available in beta.

https://www.pinecone.io/hybrid-search-early-access

Tridion now available for small-to-medium sized businesses

RWS, a provider of technology-enabled language, content and intellectual property services, announced the launch of Tridion Sites Editions for fast growing companies looking to expand into international markets.

Many of the world’s largest brands rely on Tridion Sites, a web content management system (WCMS), to create, manage and deliver multilingual digital experiences to global customers, employees and partners across any channel. Now small-to-medium sized companies can also benefit from access to RWS’s WCMS platform. The new solution – developed and implemented by Tridion’s partner EXLRT – is available in three variations.

Tridion Sites Essential Edition offers all the key web WCMS features that a business needs to start engaging with international, multilingual audiences. Available in the cloud at an attractive price point, businesses can integrate with existing digital asset management platforms, customer relationship management systems and third-party applications.

Tridion Sites Team Edition enables integration to RWS’s translation management and machine translation technology, streamlining and simplifying localization processes without the cumbersome exchange of translation files and manually copy and paste. 

Tridion Sites Enterprise Edition provides all the capabilities that a large enterprise need, including options for deploying semantic AI across all content, which enables companies to automatically tag and organize information.

https://www.rws.com/blog/tridion-editions-smb/

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