Drupal, the open source content management system for everyone from the small non-profit to the enterprise, is launching the latest upgrade to its software. With Drupal 10, users will find more tools to help build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences require. This latest version brings a modernized backend look, a future-proof platform upgrade, new features, and an enhanced user experience. The new features target the next generation of the web and include the Claro administration theme, the Olivero front-end theme, CKEditor 5, and more. Drupal 10 is built on the latest Symfony 6.2 version. It also streamlines the core system with the least used components removed, focusing more on its foundational strengths.
The upgrade tools and processes are the same as the previous major release, with almost all code changes automated and three times as many contributed extensions available at launch time as with the last major update. The Drupal community is focused on keeping Drupal on the leading edge of content management. From a secure automatic updates mechanism to a project browser for easily installing Drupal extensions.
Squirro, an Augmented Intelligence solutions provider, announced a global partnership with knowledge graph provider the Semantic Web Company, creating a “Composite AI” proposition. The new Composite AI solution delivers Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and knowledge graph technology, and marries content with a user’s intent and context to intelligently augment decision-making.
ML creates and identifies signals but doesn’t take into account the representation of knowledge and reasoning behind it. The full picture – expanded queries and results – gives a greater understanding. The Semantic Web Company and Squirro partnership expands the scope and quality of AI applications by delivering that deeper understanding.
Squirro’s Insight Engine provides NLP and ML to classify the content on a sentence level according to the user’s intent. It provides a user-friendly interface and learns from the interaction what the user is looking for and the context of their search. This is aligned with the Semantic Web Company’s knowledge graph technology – known as PoolParty – which connects people and intent with data. This enriches content with domain knowledge and serves as a context engine. It contextualizes concepts from the content and links them to other meaningful concepts and contents to extend the search results.
https://squirro.com ■ http://www.poolparty.biz
Digital experience company Acquia announced it is set to support Drupal 10 when the open source community releases it on December 14. Acquia’s products ready for the newest version of the open source framework for building digital experience include: Acquia Code Studio and Cloud IDE developer tools, low-code Acquia Site Studio and Site Factory solutions for building and managing experiences, Acquia CMS and Acquia DAM for managing and publishing content, and Acquia Personalization for one-to-one experiences. Many customers are already beta testing Drupal 10 on Acquia Cloud Platform. They can also begin upgrading their sites on their Acquia Cloud Enterprise or Acquia Cloud Next development environments.
Acquia is the largest contributor to Drupal 10, and has contributed all updates required to make Acquia CMS compatible with Drupal 10 back to the Drupal community. After Drupal 10’s release, companies will have 11 months to update their applications from Drupal 9 to 10 to avoid potential unmaintained third-party dependencies. A timely upgrade reduces this risk, and allows their technical and marketing teams to take advantage of the innovative features that the open source community has contributed to Drupal 10.
https://acquia.com ■ https://www.drupal.org
Datadobi, provider of an unstructured data management platform, announced enhancements to its multi-vendor, multi-cloud unstructured data management platform StorageMAP. The 6.3 release introduces the ability to copy file data to any S3-compatible object storage system. The new file-to-object copy functionality adds to StorageMAP’s ability to help IT leaders archive, pipeline, and replicate file data to S3.
Unstructured data makes up 80% or more of enterprise data and is growing by 55% to 65% per year, making it difficult for companies to keep up with unstructured data management efforts. The complexity of today’s heterogeneous storage environments has caused organizations to cite the need to manage unstructured data as a problem for their business.
With StorageMAP 6.3, companies can create a copy of file data on a cost-effective object storage server or service within different geographies, tech stacks, or networking providers. This enables organizations to archive aging and/or redundant, obsolete, and/or trivial (ROT) data to less expensive storage, pipeline data to the cloud for running cloud-native analytics and AI/ML applications against the data, or maintain a safe copy of data on heterogeneous storage operating systems (OS) helping protect against OS specific bugs or hacks.
Optimizely, a digital experience platform (DXP) provider enabling Boundless Digital Invention, announced its content management, commerce, and personalization solutions are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Optimizely DXP offers personalization features, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and benefitting from the scalability, reliability, performance, and security of Azure.
Optimizely DXP is an advanced Content Management System (CMS) offered in a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model, built on Microsoft .NET 5/6, and natively designed to run on Azure, enabling customers to take full advantage of Microsoft Azure for ease of use, reduced complexity, and cost-effective technology consumption. This launch allows customers to benefit from the latest release of Optimizely Content Management Version 12 and B2C Commerce Version 14, which is Optimizely’s first version built on ASP.NET Core. It also comes on the heels of the recent release of the .NET Upgrade Assistant to make it easier for customers to move to .NET 5/6.
Neo4j announced the Neoj4 version 5 graph database is now available. with greater performance, scale, and ability to run Neo4j databases anywhere you want. Neo4j 5 includes updates to:
Query performance. Runtime optimizations by Neo4j engineers have made K-Hop queries faster. The Cypher clauses CONTAINS and ENDS WITH are widely used for filtering results by text properties. The new TEXT indexes implementation in Neo4j 5, based on trigrams, makes them much faster.
Sharding and Fabric. Since version 4, Neo4j has made it possible to read from your database shards as if they were a single graph, using Fabric. In Neo4j 5, you can instantaneously create a Fabric database using Cypher’s Composite database command. Fabric also comes in handy when you want to create queries that span across multiple databases to bust the silos that hide insights and hinder collaboration.
Autonomous Clustering in Neo4j 5 shifts the administrative burden from the operator to the software. All you have to do is declare how many primary or secondary copies you need and how you want those copies managed in the cluster, and your wish is Neo4j’s Cypher command.
Expert.ai updated its natural language (NL) platform. Combining machine learning (ML) and symbolic knowledge representation (Hybrid AI), the updated platform facilitates the design, development and deployment of language models, and accelerates production of enterprise applications, through accurate language understanding. Upgrades include:
- Knowledge models fortified: Built in pre-trained rules-based models contain expanded industry, role and use-case concepts, and relationships to improve the accuracy of natural language (NL) projects. Other model enhancements include updated environmental, social, governance (ESG) classification and sentiment, and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) extraction.
- New solutions for pharma & life science: Additional knowledge models support solutions for drug discovery, clinical trial insights, opinion leader identification, and scientific publication insight analysis. A new preclinical report analysis solution speeds up the quality control check process of reports prior to their submission to regulatory bodies.
- AI-driven Robotic Process Automation (RPA): The NL, hybrid platform integrates with UiPath, Blue Prism and Automation Anywhere, expert.ai supercharges bots with NL capabilities by merging different AI techniques. This expands the scope of intelligent process automation across tasks.
- Expanded deployment options: The expert.ai Platform now supports on-premise deployments of NL workflows for.
- New operational monitoring dashboard: Delivers improved visibility to operational metrics associated with language operations (LangOps).
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.