Atlan, an active metadata platform, has launched Tag Management, accelerating the shift of data governance to the left.
As the modern data stack continues to evolve, data teams are faced with the challenge of ensuring the right people have the right access to the right data. Data teams need to ensure that they can confidently identify sensitive data across their data stack and protect it with the right access controls, while serving trusted data to data consumers.
Atlan’s Tag Management is a new way for data teams to manage data access across the modern data stack. Tags are important metadata that can be assigned to data assets to monitor sensitive data for compliance, discovery, and protection use cases.
For data teams that have tag-based access control built into their Snowflake Data Cloud, Atlan can now become the control plane for access control management. Once a data producer tags a data asset in Atlan or Snowflake, data teams can rest assured that the data asset is protected across the data ecosystem.
Acquia, a digital experience technology provider, announced the launch of an integration hub, Acquia Exchange, to enhance the flexibility and extensibility of its digital experience platform. Acquia Exchange offers customers a single destination to discover integrations, connectors, and modules that enhance Acquia solutions and connect them to those of other technology providers. This intuitive hub makes it easier for organizations to extend their digital experience platform (DXP) using technology from Acquia’s ecosystem of SaaS partners.
As an open and composable DXP, Acquia allows for integrations with a wide range of third-party marketing, sales, and digital technologies. This enables customers to build productive digital experiences that meet the precise requirements of their own audiences. Now, with Acquia Exchange, customers can explore integrations by company name, technology category, or Acquia product.
Acquia Exchange helps customers discover three different types of integrations:
- Native – Developed and supported by Acquia.
- Partner – Developed and supported by an Acquia technology partner or a solution partner.
- Community – Developed and supported by a third-party vendor.
MongoDB announced new capabilities, performance improvements, and a data-streaming integration for MongoDB Atlas Vector Search.
Developers can more easily aggregate and filter data, improving semantic information retrieval and reducing hallucinations in AI-powered applications. With new performance improvements for MongoDB Atlas Vector Search, the time it takes to build indexes is reduced to help accelerate application development. Additionally, MongoDB Atlas Vector Search is now integrated with fully managed data streams from Confluent Cloud to make it easier to use real-time data from a variety of sources to power AI applications.
MongoDB Atlas Vector Search provides the functionality of a vector database integrated as part of a unified developer data platform, allowing teams to store and process vector embeddings alongside virtually any type of data to more quickly and easily build generative AI applications.
StreamText, enterprise caption platform, announced the latest release of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI). With the ability to create captions directly from an audio source, StreamText ASR features term glossaries to help finetune captioning AI for specific events and increase overall accuracy. The platform offers direct integrations with meeting software such as Zoom and Adobe Connect. It also supports over 50 source languages, including variants of English, French, and Spanish. While the quality of human captioning is often more accurate than AI counterparts, it may not always apply to all captioning needs. In these cases, StreamText ASR is a solution. ASR is useful in university settings, classrooms, government administration, and broadcast media.
Writer, a full-stack generative AI platform for enterprises, announced its Series B funding round of $100 million today. The round is being led by ICONIQ Growth with participation from WndrCo, Balderton Capital and Insight Partners, who led the Series A, and Aspect Ventures, who led the Seed. In addition, this round includes participation from several Writer customers such as Accenture and Vanguard.
The Series B funding will be used to further invest in the company’s own industry-specific large language models (LLMs), and to add agent and multimodal capabilities to its LLMs. Writer is built from the ground-up for the enterprise. It empowers the entire organization including support, operations, product, sales, HR, and marketing.
The platform includes Writer-built LLMs, Knowledge Graph to integrate with business data sources, and an application layer of chat interfaces, prebuilt templates, and composable UI options. Writer models can be self-hosted, which allows customers to get the security benefits of building their own model with the speed to value benefits of an end-to-end solution. Writer takes a full-stack approach that enables diverse use cases across the entire organization, not just solely on foundation models or an out-of-the-box app that only generates content.
Netlify, a platform for modern web development, announced the general availability of the Netlify Software Development Kit (SDK), a suite of tools designed to provide technology partners, web development agencies, and customers with custom integration development capabilities. With Netlify SDK, development teams can custom tailor their web projects, web properties, and web architectures for their business needs. Netlify SDK brings improved productivity, flexibility, and speed-to-market to level-up enterprise development team capabilities.
Netlify SDK includes several new features for Netlify Front-End Cloud, including Build Event Handlers, API Handlers, a new Integration UI, and more, to help organizations to accelerate the migration to and evolution of composable web architectures. Netlify SDK helps enterprise development teams gain:
- Support for any content source – A standardized development process, for users to quickly spin up custom integrations that can sync to data sources.
- Improved developer productivity – Enables teams to take advantage of off-the-shelf integrations.
- Decreased time to delivery – Developers can reduce time required to get started building custom architectures and continue scaling bespoke web experiences.
- An elevated visual editing experience – Integrations with Stackbit leverage a visual editing experience easing cross-department collaboration that allows non-developers to interact with the platform.
Kobai, a codeless knowledge graph platform, announced a new partnership with Databricks so joint customers can leverage the insights of knowledge graphs with the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. Kobai’s Saturn platform is embedded directly in the data layer, allowing organizations to query data without moving it from the lakehouse, with W3C and Lakehouse standards providing interoperability.
Semantic data, which imparts meaning and context to information, plays a pivotal role in optimizing various aspects of the manufacturing process. By integrating semantic data into factory operations, enterprises can enhance their production efficiency, quality control, and predictive maintenance. This technology enables machines, sensors, and devices to communicate in a more intelligent and coherent manner, facilitating real-time monitoring and analysis of production lines. Semantic data aids in the creation of interconnected systems that can adapt and self-optimize.
Kobai’s codeless platform provides a business-first approach and collaborative environment to rapidly share insights across the entire organization, transforming the way enterprises capture and create their business logic with a whiteboard experience. The Saturn knowledge graph works directly with Kobai’s Studio framework and Tower visualization products to infuse data with meaning and context, creating a semantic data fabric that grows over time.
Merkle announced the launch of its new global accelerator for Salesforce Commerce Cloud, which enables brands to achieve a modern composable, API-first architecture faster. Developed to work with Contentful and Magnolia, the accelerator extends Salesforce Commerce Cloud and streamlines integration with other enterprise content management platforms.
By joining forces with Contentful and Magnolia, Merkle enables businesses to implement enterprise-ready headless content management capabilities with Salesforce Commerce Cloud. The new accelerator drives improved time to market, a future-ready technology architecture, and greater innovation in front-end consumer experience. It allows brands to manage front-end site experience and web content through the content management platform, in addition to user experience functionality. This reduces the initial front-end development work for brands to implement a headless architecture.
The accelerator brings together Merkle’s Salesforce Commerce Cloud expertise and modern content management platforms Contentful and Magnolia, and is supported by Merkle’s global design system to expedite design and provide brand experience components. This gives businesses the tools to create and deliver exceptional digital commerce experiences while reducing cost and time to implement composable architectures.