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SnapLogic updates Intelligent Integration Platform

SnapLogic announced new capabilities to its Intelligent Integration Platform. The updates and enhancements enable users across the organization to embrace self-service development, integration, and automation, to improve speed, efficiency, and productivity gains.

The latest improvements include self-service for API consumers, to enable organizations to build applications and microservices faster and manage their API ecosystem more efficiently with upcoming support for third party APIs; the ability to build data products faster and accelerate analytics projects with enhanced support for data warehouse tools; and added features for SnapLogic Flows, the company’s self-service user interface for non-technical business users. To provide the functionality needed to make this process easy for all users, SnapLogic is adding pipeline extensions, and new connections to sales and marketing endpoints such as Microsoft Dynamics for Sales, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft SharePoint.

Customers who use Google BigQuery can now leverage SnapLogic’s visual ELT (extract, load, and transform) capabilities to push down transformations to their cloud data warehouse. Data engineers won’t have to write complex SQLs to transform data. Enhanced Snap Packs for Microsoft Azure, Amazon, and Snowflake have been added.

MACH Alliance announces MongoDB and Netlify as members

MACH Alliance announced a new category of “Enabler” membership and MongoDB and Netifly as the first two members. The new category applies to organizations that are heavily utilized by MACH organizations to deliver a MACH service or technology. They are, therefore, enabling a MACH provider but don’t offer a direct MACH solution. As such, they aren’t suited for an Alliance membership in the Vendor or System Integrator categories. While a Vendor member produces an application that enterprises can buy, an Enabler member delivers a service or technology vendors can use as part of a MACH integration.

There are two types of Enabler groups:

  • Technology Enablers are Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that MACH vendors utilize to deliver their service. They are enabling MACH ISVs and aiding the promotion of the MACH architecture.
  • Service Enablers are service organizations that are stakeholders in MACH projects (like a specialized design agency could be) but may not have a direct involvement in implementing a MACH solution.

All Enablers are aligned to the non-functional areas of a MACH architecture. This includes, but is not limited to monitoring, data storage, cluster or container management, tracing, service meshing, API Gateways and orchestration.

Datadobi launches multi-petabyte Starter Packs

Datadobi, experts in unstructured data management, announced they have released new Starter Packs for DobiMigrate ranging from 1PB up to 7PB. The offering is purpose-built to bolster unstructured data management projects’ success in data-heavy, high-volume environments. The new Starter Packs will enable channel partners and end users to accelerate digital transformation and conduct data management projects to any storage platform or cloud environment.

Datadobi’s newest PB-scale Starter Packs equip customers and partners to have choice, flexibility, and range for projects varying from 1PB to 7PB. The DobiMigrate Starter Packs were originally designed for the lower end of migrations up to 500TB to make it easy for customers to get started quickly on their project. These new Starter Packs will assist customers with larger environments to do the same.

Enterprises looking to take advantage of the new Starter Packs can expect that DobiMigrate will protect customer data during a migration. The product and processes have successfully demonstrated the highest standards for integrity, security, and confidentiality according to Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 requirements.

eccenca updates multi-graph platform

eccenca, provider of automated decision processing technology, released a new version of its eccenca Corporate Memory. The multi-graph platform is a mature solution for data integration and linking, knowledge capture and reasoning. It has been helping companies like Siemens, Bosch and Total to manage their complex data landscapes and to increase their digital maturity. The latest advancements continue eccenca’s roadmap to make knowledge graph technology accessible and manageable to business users.

eccenca has also increased flexibility of data integration and exploration. As a multi-graph platform with many interface options, eccenca Corporate Memory can ingest a myriad of data sources. This includes other knowledge graph solutions that companies might already have in use for limited (and often siloed) use cases. The latest release of eccenca Corporate Memory further simplifies the integration of new sources. I addition to the optimized import automation options for vocabularies, metadata and master data sets, Google Spreadsheets and Excel sheets files can now be integrated via the commonly used share links. The reusability of project artifacts like workflow definitions help further decrease the workload of data scientists and data engineers. While the added regex extraction allows multi-match requests in complex, long strings of data.

Datawords partners with Contentful

Datawords Group, an agency focused on multicultural technologies, has announced a strategic partnership with Contentful, a content platform for digital-first business. Datawords and Contentful will provide businesses with an advanced approach combining technology integration and cultural intelligence to facilitate the work of in-house digital teams, all while improving the user experience of individual customers.

Contentful unifies content in a single hub and structures it for use across digital channels so digital teams can assemble content and deliver digital experiences faster and at scale. With an API-first approach, Contentful can be integrated with a company’s existing systems and extended through Contentful’s App Framework.

Datawords, meanwhile, combines a mastery of local cultures with technological expertise to roll out international strategies for global brands across all digital platforms. Through the partnership, Datawords helps clients and prospects implement Contentful’s platform to further leverage their content as a strategic asset. The combined expertise of Datawords and Contentful will enable clients to deliver differentiated, culturally-specific digital experiences faster.


Optimizely to acquire Welcome

Digital experience platform (DXP) provider, Optimizely, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Welcome, who brings capabilities of content marketing platforms (CMP), marketing resource management (MRM) and digital asset management (DAM) together in a single solution. The combined company will help marketing teams at brands across the globe to achieve business value through better customer experiences. The complexity and fragmentation of the marketing stack compromises marketers’ ability to deliver personalized, contextual experiences and create relevant content. Welcome’s capabilities combined with Optimizely’s solutions for commerce and content management – as well as its tools for experimentation, personalization and recommendations – means marketers can now:

  • Accelerate the end-to-end marketing lifecycle from concept to execution
  • Gain control and transparency to manage content
  • Grow revenue by scaling adoption of optimization.

The acquisition is expected to close in Q4 of 2021. Until such closing, the companies will continue to operate independently, with Welcome’s core marketing orchestration and asset management capabilities operating standalone.

Strapi CMS v4 released

Strapi, provider of an open-source “headless” content management system (CMS), announced the stable release of Strapi v4, including a new design system, user interface, plug-in API (application programming interface), database query engine, and improved REST and GraphQL API performance.

Strapi enables developers to build projects fast by providing a customizable API that lets them use their favorite tools. Content teams can use Strapi independently to manage all types of content and distribute it from the central CMS to any channel, including websites, mobile apps, or connected devices. With Strapi v4, Community users are able to:

  • Easily create and maintain plug-ins thanks to a new programmatic API and an inclusive Design System optimized for accessibility, thus providing a much smoother experience for both developers and content managers.
  • Quickly migrate and upgrade between different Strapi versions.
  • Give control to plug-in and application developers on data querying through a more flexible and powerful database query engine.
  • Make the REST and GraphQL API simpler, more powerful and customizable.
  • Manage the access of the Content API through API Tokens administered from the admin panel to authenticate REST and GraphQL queries.
  • Quickly spot and fix errors in applications with standardized error codes and context.

RWS embeds semantic AI capabilities in Tridion

RWS, provider of language, content management and intellectual property services, has embedded semantic AI within its Tridion content platform. The new semantic AI capabilities go beyond traditional approaches to personalization, delivering smart recommendations and intuitive search results that guide customers towards finding accurate answers to their queries. Tridion is an intelligent content platform that enables organizations to create, manage and deliver multilingual digital content and digital experiences to customers, employees and partners across any channel.

Companies can use these new capabilities across their digital experience and self-service platforms, and across internal systems and intranets. Semantic AI will automatically tag content and generate metadata across an organization’s pool of information, following a well-defined knowledge model. This helps ensure content is classified accurately and consistently for any touchpoint, and eases the time-consuming burden of content authors to manually tag content.

Semantic AI is available for the various components of Tridion: Tridion Sites for Web content Management, Tridion Docs for Structured Content Management and Tridion Dynamic Experience Delivery for search and headless content publishing. The new semantic AI capabilities are available through an OEM partnership with the Semantic Web Company.

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