New Tech Product Launches in AI, Data, Cloud and more: Week of June 8, 2020


The week of June 8 saw new product launches and announcements in Data, Cloud, AI, and also to combat the effect of COVID-19 on the market.

1. Migrating Unstructured Data: Datadobi’s New DobiMigrate 5.9 for S3-to-S3 Object Migrations.

The global provider of unstructured data migration software unveiled DobiMigrate 5.9. The new version comes with support for S3-to-S3 object migration that offers a flexible and comprehensive software suite for the migration of unstructured data.

DobiMigrate 5.9 enables customers to move data between on-premises systems of different vendors, cloud storage services, or a mixture of both. The data is synchronized from the source bucket to the target bucket.

2. Backend + UI Low Code with New Subscription Plans

Appery.ioOpens a new window , Exadel’s low code development platform announced new subscription plans for organizations of all sizes, ranging from beginner to ultimate.

“Through our comprehensive market research of low-code platform providers, we’ve found that we are currently the only production rated product on the market offering customers both backend and UI in one package. These new subscription plans cover a wide range of low-code developers, from individual hobbyists to mid-size/enterprise teams.” shared Eldar Chernitsky, Head of Product,, exclusively with Toolbox.

3. Instaclustr Announced General Availability of Kafka Connect

Integrated data platform for open source technologies Instaclustr, announced general availability of Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect. This is a new addition to the Instaclustr Managed Platform that delivers easy data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems.

Kafka Connect is an open-source component of the Apache Kafka project that facilitates integration between Kafka clusters and external data sources and sinks.

Peter Nichol, the CEO of Instaclustr, while speaking exclusively to Toolbox said, “Enterprises leveraging Apache Kafka for their large-scale, always-on applications have a keen demand to move data between Kafka and other data systems as reliably, scalably, and cost-effectively as they can. With Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect, our experts deliver the deep operational proficiency required to optimize and run Kafka Connect seamlessly and at scale.”

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4. Harness Unveils Continuous Efficiency for DevOps Teams

Continuous Delivery-as-a-Serviceâ„¢ platform, Harness, unveiled Continuous Efficiency, a product purpose-built for DevOps teams to manage the cost of their containerized applications and microservices running in the public cloud. The product is integrated into the Harness Continuous Delivery platform making it available immediately to developers and DevOps teams.

5. BMC Launches BMC AMI Operational Insight

BMC, the provider of IT solutions for Autonomous Digital Enterprise, launched BMC AMI Operational Insight. It is an AI-driven solution that deploys machine learning to detect anomalies. The solution maximizes the lead time for the remediation to mitigate mainframe issues before they become business problems.

“Mainframes are powerful data servers that are vital to organizations around the world. They process billions of transactions a day in financial services, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and government services. We introduced BMC AMI Operational Insight to help these organizations deliver faster performance and ensure always-on availability by helping detect issues before they impact the business. With a modern intelligent mainframe environment that anticipates potential issues and shares actionable insights to correct the issues, customers can stay ahead of the competition and become autonomous digital enterprises,” said John McKenny, Senior Vice President of ZSolutions Strategy and Innovation at BMC, in an exclusive comment to Toolbox.

6. AT&T’s DSS – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing – to drive 5G adoption

AT&TOpens a new window has unveiled Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). This will enable the carriers to share the same channel between both 4G and 5G users simultaneously. DSS allows the shift from 4G to 5G without making any changes to the LTE settings and thus creates a seamless experience for users and delivers a graceful spectrum transition for carriers.

7. NICE’s Robotics Automation Design Studio Paves Way for Automated Workplace

NICEOpens a new window has launched its next-generation Automation Studio on a trial basis for RPA professionals to get accustomed to the new system. Users can access the studio via the NICE RPA website free of cost for 6 months. The company aims to boost development skills in both attended and unattended automation.

With the trial version, it delivers user-friendly interface, drag and drop functionality, built-in developer guidance, a smart callout builder, and other cutting-edge capabilities.

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8. Neuropod from Uber to Deliver Reliable Self-Driving Technology

Uber Advantage Technology Group (ATG) has launched NeuropodOpens a new window , an abstraction layer on top of existing deep learning frameworks, TensorFlow, and PyTorch that provides a uniform interface to run DL models. With Neuropod, researchers can build models in a framework of their choice and simplify the productionization of these models.

9. Google Updates Maps with New Features

Tech giant Google has updated Google maps with new featuresOpens a new window that will deliver relevant and crucial information in the times of COVID-19. The new update will inform a user of various transit services and COVID-19 checkpoints that are being rolled out by several countries across the globe.

Plus to make public travels safer, Google has added a feature which will deliver alerts about the crowdedness on public transport, letting users decide if they want to take that route.

10. AMD integrates NVIDIA DGX A100 to Create Most Advanced AI System

AMD unveils NVIDIA DGXâ„¢ A100Opens a new window , the third generation of the world’s most advanced AI system, and its latest high-performance computing system featuring 2nd Gen AMD EPYCâ„¢ processors. It enables enterprises to speed up several AI workloads such as data analytics, training, and inference.

NVIDIA DGX A100 delivers high-performance capabilities, 128 cores, DDR4-3200MHz, and PCIe® 4 support from two AMD EPYC 7742 processors running at speeds up to 3.4 GHz1.

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11. CDK Global Unveils Sign Anywhere Solution for Remote Signing Capabilities

Retail automotive technology company CDK Global, has launched Sign AnywhereOpens a new window , a new remote e-signing solution. It delivers a secure, quick, and convenient way to e-sign the majority of finance and insurance (F&I) forms needed to purchase a vehicle without having to be present at the dealership.

Users can use the e-sign tools to sign documents anytime anywhere. The dealer can upload the documents in the Digital Deal Jacket (DDJ) and the consumer can sign it according to his convenience. This delivers the customers the time and patience to go through the documents before he signs and once done the dealer can proceed to complete the sale.

12. Intel uncovers New Lakefield Processor for Foldable Dual Screens

Chip-maker Intel has launched Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Hybrid Technology. The company has code-named it “Lakefield.” LakefieldOpens a new window processors are the smallest to date and deliver Intel Core performance and full Windows compatibility across productivity and content creation experiences for ultra-light and innovative form factors.

It delivers 56% smaller packaging areas and 47% smaller board size, without compromising speed and performance along with Windows 10 application compatibility.

13. Purity 6.0 Delivers Modern User Experience with Agile Data Services

PurityOpens a new window , the provider of storage-as-a-service in a multi-cloud world unveiled Purity 6.0 for FlashArrayâ„¢, which is the latest version of Pure’s flagship suite of software. It delivers a way to store, safeguard, manage, access, and mobilize their data with strategic consumption models custom-tailored to their needs.

Purity 6.0 delivers the unified block-and-file solution for solving the infrastructure challenges that include storage silos and sprawl, which impact modern business across every industry.

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14. HPE Brings New Upgrades to Intelligent Data Platform

Tech Giant, HPE, has uncovered new upgrades to its Intelligent Data PlatformOpens a new window and specifically to HPE Primera and HPE Nimble Storage, including an AI-driven, self-healing, and self-optimized system that delivers real-time autonomous operations.

The upgrade is an AI-driven offering that the company will deliver as-a-service which will deliver unmatched application availability and performance, agility, and automation.

15. Zerto Extends IT Resilience Platform; Delivers Global Data Protection with New Launch

Zerto uncovered its plans to expand the IT Resilience Platform for supporting the next-gen cloud-native applications and delivering disaster recovery, data protection, and mobility in a single, simple, scalable platform for on-premises, cloud, even on next-gen applications.

The company also announced plans to transform the global data protection market by opening up the benefits of its continuous data protection (CDP) through a single platform to all application tiers.

Caroline Seymour, Vice President of Product Marketing, Zerto in an exclusive commentary shared with Toolbox said, “The recent announcements of both our continuous data protection offering and next-gen application availability of our IT Resilience Platform (Zerto for Kubernetes) have not only levelled the industry playing field, but also gives companies the ability to leverage Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform in a manner that fundamentally changes the way organizations backup and protect their data. By applying our CDP technology to all application tiers, we are transforming the data protection market. By expanding support to next-gen applications, beginning with Kubernetes, we are catering to those businesses leading the clear industry-wide shift towards containers-based application development in the market and addressing a big data protection gap that exists.”

“Zerto understands the importance of working with channel partners that are dedicated to innovation around comprehensive IT resilience to meet the needs of the constantly changing business and technology landscape. Working with, and openly recognizing the successes of, our forward-thinking MSPs, technology alliances, and resellers is a huge part of what puts the Zerto partner community at the forefront of industry innovation” shared Emily Weeks, Director of Sales, Cloud, with Toolbox.

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