Vendors unveiled a slew of new products, features, and partner developments related to various aspects of data management at the Strata Data Conference in New York last week. Most of the introductions were announced at the conference and some coincided with the event.

Here’s a summary of the highlights:

Attunity releases new data integration platform

Attunity introduced a major new release of its data integration platform that is said is designed to address the rapidly-evolving needs of modern analytics and data management initiatives. The new release includes Attunity Replicate 6.0 along with new versions of Attunity Compose for Hive and Attunity Enterprise Manager (AEM). It offers expanded capabilities that enable large-scale and accelerated data pipeline automation across the cloud, data lakes, and streaming enterprise architectures. The new Attunity data integration platform has capabilities including expanded cloud data integration for migration and analytics; performance optimizations for Hadoop data ingestion, on-premises and in the cloud; and accelerated delivery of data pipelines to enable analytics-ready Hadoop data lakes with automated generation of metadata, schemas, and transformations for Hive-based operational and historical data stores.

New Hortonworks offering integrates data sources

Hortonworks introduced a cloud-based service to help enterprises centrally control, integrate, and protect their data resources. The Hortonworks DataPlane Service (DPS) consists of a shared set of core capabilities and extensible services, including a catalog of available governance and security services; an integration layer that enables DPS to understand data in external sources; and the ability to enables organizations running Hadoop and other distributed computing environments to better manage data and workloads and apply security and governance policies consistently.

BlueTalon incorporated into Dell platform

BlueTalon announced that Dell EMC has made BlueTalon’s Unified Data Access Control the cornerstone for security in its Elastic Data Platform. The platform augments big data deployments with enhancements designed to provide greater user access and scalability. Through the collaboration with BlueTalon, the platform can also provide strong, centralized data access security and compliance across platforms. BlueTalon’s Unified Data Access Control secures Elastic Data Platform by enabling the creation and deployment of a common set of security policies that delineate who can access which data via simple rules.

Cloudera unveils new cloud data engineering product

Cloudera announced the upcoming beta release of Cloudera Altus Data Engineering for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Cloudera Altus, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, helps data engineers use on-demand cloud infrastructure to speed the creation and operation of data pipelines that power data-driven applications, the company said. In addition to Altus, business analysts can ingest sensor data through IoT Hub, pull Cloudera- processed data into Microsoft SQL Server via Polybase, and visualize insights using Microsoft Power BI for Impala.

Trifacta announces new Enterprise and Edge products

Trifacta announced that its Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise and Edge products now integrate with DataRobot’s automated machine learning platform. The technology integration lets companies in financial services, life sciences, and insurance streamline the execution of machine learning at scale. The integration between Trifacta and DataRobot supports a variety of deployment options across on-premise and cloud data platforms.

Also at Strata, Trifacta announced that Leidos selected it as the data wrangling solution provider for Leidos Collaborative Advanced Analytics & Data Sharing (CAADS). Leidos is leveraging Trifacta’s technology within CAADS to enable government agencies to wrangle biomedical data for more effective analysis within healthcare and life sciences.

Paxata has new adaptive information platform

Paxata announced the early availability of its Intelligent Ingest as part of the next major release of the company’s Adaptive Information Platform. Paxata said the new automated ingest capabilities will significantly simplify the ability for users to quickly incorporate data from any cloud or format to prepare data for business analysis. The Paxata Fall ’17 release provides a number of enterprise data preparation platform capabilities, such as self-service automation improvements and the ability to intelligently detect and import all file types including XML, JSON, AVRO, and Parquet.

Zaloni introduces new machine learning engine

As an extension to its Data Lake Management Platform, Zaloni introduced a machine-learning data matching engine, which leverages the data lake to create “golden” records and enable enriched data views for multiple use cases across. Zaloni’s data matching engine provides a new approach for creating an integrated, consistent view of data that is updated, efficiently maintained and can drive customer-facing applications. The company said it addresses a gap in the marketplace for a simplified, less expensive and faster-to-implement solution for data mastering.

Syncsoft unveils new big data product

Syncsoft announced a new addition to its portfolio of big data products, Ironstream Transaction Tracing. The solution is designed to enable IT staff with minimal mainframe knowledge to get deep insight into how Web-based and mobile transactions impact the mainframe, with enhanced granularity that enables them to quickly identify and solve service problems and improve customer satisfaction. Ironstream Transaction Tracing leverages Ironstream’s ability to deliver machine data in real time to the Splunk platform without mainframe expertise.

In addition, Syncsoft announced a distribution agreement with Carahsoft, a government IT solutions provider. Carahsoft and its network of specialized resellers will market and sell Syncsort Ironstream to deliver real-time mainframe machine data to Splunk Enterprise, helping government agencies meet regulatory requirements.

Iguazio has new unified data platform

Iguazio announced the availability of its Unified Data Platform, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the enterprise. The platform comes with fully integrated essential applications deployed over Kubernetes, including artificial intelligence and machine learning frameworks such as Spark, R and TensorFlow, visualization and a real-time serverless framework. It enables predictive and prescriptive analytics, through the ingestion and enrichment of streams, objects, files, and database records.

MapR releases new DB for data-intensive apps

MapR Technologies announced new database technology for data-intensive applications. Part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-DB is designed to enable faster time-to-market, intelligent business processes and contextual user experiences. MapR-DB supports multiple data models (document, wide column, key value, etc.) and unifies operations and analytics for in-place and continuous real-time business analytics.

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Bob Violino

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Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.