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KPS and Brightspot partner to deliver content management

KPS, a European-based digital transformation company deploying content solutions, has partnered with Brightspot, a content management system, to enable seamless, intuitive digital experiences for businesses around the world. Through Brightspot’s headless technology, KPS can provide its customers the ability to deliver modular content in an intuitive, flexible, agile manner that can be customized to accommodate complex workflows for specific industries or businesses. Benefits include:

  • Modular Content – Everything is built at the object level within the Brightspot platform, making it simple to build at the component level and deliver content on multiple devices and screens, presenting variations of content to different audiences based on location.
  • Extensibility and Speed – Brightspot is an extensible, headless platform that allows customers to be flexible and fast. The technology can extend with a customer’s business logic and workflow because it was designed to scale as the business matures, ultimately supporting organizations in launching dynamic digital experiences quickly.
  • Multi-site Flexibility – Brightspot’s framework allows customers to publish how they want (headless, decoupled or both) all from the same environment. Being able to manage multiple sites from one simple interface and allowing sites to share (or not share) everything can make things simpler to govern when maintaining multiple sites with microsites. ▪︎

HubSpot launches CMS Hub Starter

HubSpot announced the launch of CMS Hub Starter, a new tier of the company’s existing web content management system that gives marketers and developers tools to generate business through their website. CMS Hub Starter is built with the needs of marketers in mind, prioritizing security, ease of use, and the ability to tap into customer data. With CMS Hub Starter customers can:

  • Build fast, secure, and reliable websites
    CMS Hub Starter takes care of the maintenance associated with a CMS so marketing teams can focus on customer experience. Standard security features like SSL, a web application firewall, and a globally hosted CDN are included. 
  • Easily build websites
    CMS Hub Starter lets developers use the tools, technologies, and workflows that they prefer to create flexible themes for marketers. Marketers can then take ownership of the site – updating the look and feel of their website as they see fit, without being restricted by the dev team’s sprint cycle. 
  • Tap into the HubSpot CRM platform
    CMS Hub Starter is built as part of HubSpot’s CRM platform to give customers seamless access to all of their data to inform their web strategy and understand exactly what pieces of content are resonating with their audience.

TransPerfect and Semantix merge

TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced that it will merge operations with Semantix, the Nordics’ largest provider of translation and interpretation services, through the acquisition of the group’s parent entity, Semantix International Group AB. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Semantix has a long history in the language industry and has completed numerous acquisitions in the Nordics that have propelled it to become the region’s largest language solutions organization by revenue. Semantix will operate as a division within the TransPerfect family of companies and will continue to be led by its current management team.

The combined company will be the translation industry’s largest global footprint, most diverse customer base, and a headcount of more than 7,500 professionals worldwide. In keeping with TransPerfect’s M&A strategy, the TransPerfect–Semantix enterprise will focus on growing both businesses by sharing expertise and resources to better serve customers. ▪︎

Couchbase releases Couchbase Server 7

Couchbase, Inc. announced the availability of Couchbase Server 7. This release bridges the best aspects of relational databases like ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern database.

Customers can execute business transactions within their customer-facing applications, develop customer 360 data models and applications, and execute plans to modernize relational-based applications to the cloud. Development teams can more easily make the transition from relational databases to Couchbase’s modern database without needing to re-train team members as the platform supports the programming languages they already use. Highlights: 

  • Eliminating of database sprawl by adding mature SQL transaction capabilities. Customers no longer need both a relational database and a NoSQL database. Couchbase now has multi-statement SQL transactions by fusing together transactions and high-volume interactions.
  • Enabling runtime updates with zero downtime through a dynamic data containment model. Couchbase Server 7 introduces schema and table-like organizing structures, called “scopes and collections,” within the schemaless database. With Couchbase Server 7 can customers add a table (the “collection”) in Couchbase, while transactions are happening without having to add or modify the schema (the “scope”) or take down the database for this upgrade.
  • Faster operational performance that lowers the total cost of ownership facilitated by collection-level processing of data access, partitioning and index isolation.

Datadobi unveils Mobility Engine for unstructured data

The company’s Version 5.12, brings together a range of components that essentially creates what officials called a “step over the threshold” from Datadobi’s DobiMigrate — a data migration solution — and DobiProtect (data protection) and into a complete data mobility engine that can address the scale and challenges inherent in large storage environments. The goal of the vendor-neutral data mobility engine is to give enterprises the means for managing unstructured data including images, videos, audio, emails, texts, social media content, spreadsheets, streaming data, and data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Databobi engineers reworked the file access layer, enabling the engine’s NFS and SMB file access layers to focus on data copying and file system integrity verification in both the data center and the cloud, which tend to house products from myriad vendors. They used low-level optimizations in the NFS and SMB stack to drive more efficient data and metadata processing through pipelining of the protocol communication and parallelizing file access workloads across multiple servers. The engine comes with what the company dubs its Integrity Enforcement Technology layer, a chain-of-custody technology that makes vendor-neutral data mobility more reliable and improves the preservation of data and metadata integrity. Enterprise Storage Forum)

The Apache Cassandra Project releases Apache Cassandra v4.0

The Apache Cassandra Project released today v4.0 of Apache Cassandra, the Open Source distributed Big Data database management platform. A NoSQL database, Apache Cassandra handles massive amounts of data across load-intensive applications with high availability and no single point of failure. Cassandra v4.0 handles unstructured data, with thousands of writes per second. New features:

  • Increased speed and scalability – streams data faster during scaling operations and throughput on reads and writes, that delivers a more elastic architecture, particularly in Cloud and Kubernetes deployments.
  • Improved consistency – keeps data replicas in sync to optimize incremental repair for faster, more efficient operation and consistency across data replicas.
  • Enhanced security and observability – audit logging tracks users access and activity with minimal impact to workload performance. New capture and replay enables analysis of production workloads to help ensure regulatory and security compliance with SOX, PCI, GDPR, or other requirements.
  • New configuration settings – exposed system metrics and configuration settings provides flexibility for operators to ensure they have easy access to data that optimize deployments.
  • Minimized latency – garbage collector pause times are reduced to a few milliseconds with no latency degradation as heap sizes increase.
  • Better compression – improved compression efficiency eases unnecessary strain on disk space and improves read performance.

Welocalize acquires Next Level Globalization

Welocalize, a language service provider (LSP) announced the acquisition of Next Level Globalization (NLG), the third largest LSP in Germany. NLG, whose clients are specialized in medical devices, diagnostics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals, doubles Welocalize’s portfolio of global brands in the life sciences sector. NLG has extensive expertise supporting highly regulated companies with language services ranging from medical translation and in-country review to regulatory consulting to software localization. Joined together, this significantly expands Welocalize’s presence in Europe, the primary hub for the life sciences industry.

Over the last 18 months, the life sciences industry has been under unprecedented pressure to accelerate how it communicates and relays information across the globe. Jointly, Welocalize and NLG will work with their clients to help them deliver a better customer experience through their intelligent workflow solutions, high quality language services, and their proprietary technology for in-country review and project submission. The acquisition of NLG is Welocalize’s 19th and its fourth within regulated industries, alongside Park IP Translations in 2012 and Nova Language Services and Global Language Solutions in 2016. The combined client portfolio will benefit from a breadth of complementary services including IP and legal translation and ISO-certified machine translation services. ▪︎

Adobe launches Adobe Analytics to advance digital literacy

Adobe announced the Adobe Analytics curriculum for education, a global program that supports the future workforce with in-demand data science skills. As part of the next generation of the Adobe Education Exchange, college instructors and students will be able to use Adobe Analytics, a customer data analytics platform, for free and get access to course curriculum with hands-on activities. Students will learn how to use data to drive business decisions and gain skills for careers spanning data science to marketing and product management.

Participants get access to a sandbox environment, which allows students to use Adobe Analytics with rich demo data. It is meant to be self-paced. instructors can pick and choose modules to incorporate. The four modules:

  • Data Collection: Students learn the fundamentals of data collection, warehousing and cleaning, as well as implementation.
  • Data Strategy and Architecture: Once data is collected, teams have to set up a data structure to make the data consumable across an organization.
  • Standard Metrics and Functionality: Focuses on reporting and how data is presented to functions such as marketing, product development, eCommerce and design.
  • Analysis Workspace Fundamentals: Provides students an opportunity to curate data, collaborate with others, produce new visualizations and uncover insights that advance business objectives.

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