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Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of September 1; Updates from Domo, Sigma Computing, Rockset & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of September 1, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant analytics and data science news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy analytics and data science news items.

Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of September 1, 2023

Alteryx Deepens Partnership with Google Cloud

The new Alteryx Designer Cloud and Looker Studio integration will initially provide users enhanced cloud connectivity to Excel and CSV files and storage platforms like Sharepoint and OneDrive. Users will also be able to efficiently transform data and improve data quality using Designer Cloud’s data preparation capabilities.

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Blend360 Announces New Suite of Generative AI Features

These offerings, born out of substantial investment over the past year, underline Blend360’s commitment to advancing AI services. With support from Blend360’s Data and Engineering teams, clients benefit from increased efficiency, shorter time-to-market, and reduced overheads, ensuring maximum value realization.

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ConverSight Raises $9 Million in Series A Funding

The round was led by Surface Ventures with participation from Techstars, Augment Ventures, Elevate Ventures and existing investors. ConverSight plans to use the new funding to fuel its go-to-market teams in addition to continuous product innovation and feature expansion.

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Databricks Ventures Invests in Hightouch

Hightouch has been at the forefront of both the Reverse ETL and Customer Data Platform (CDP) categories, offering user-friendly activation features for anyone within an organization. With its most recent release, users can now perform Identity Resolution directly within the Databricks Lakehouse to create 360-degree customer profiles.

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Domo Announces New Domo.AI Tool

With Domo.AI, users can easily manage, deploy and optimize AI and machine learning models, including Large Language Models (LLMs), and interact with data in simple and accessible ways.  Domo.AI builds upon the company’s leading ML and data science (DS) functionality such as Jupyter Workspace and AutoML features.

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insightsoftware Acquires Vizlib

With this deal, insightsoftware can provide Qlik users with powerful new capabilities to supercharge operational planning, reporting, and analytics. It also complements insightsoftware’s previous acquisition of Power ON, and extends write-back: the ability to update source data in enterprise databases directly onto the Qlik platform.

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Microsoft Announces Changes to Excel Workbook Support in Power BI

This can impact organizations and users who use these capabilities. This blog outlines the changes, the timelines for deprecation, and how to update your workbooks. It also explains how to determine what workbooks in your organization are impacted.

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Rockset Raises $44 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Rockset ingests streaming data and uses a highly efficient Converged Index storage format, stored on RocksDB, to deliver low latency search, filtering, aggregations, and joins, simply using SQL. By extending the company’s search and analytics capabilities into vector search, Rockset now enables developers to index and update both metadata and vector embeddings in real-time.

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Expert Insights Section

Expert Insights Badge SmallWatch this space each week as Solutions Review editors will use it to share new Expert Insights Series articles, Contributed Shorts videos, Expert Roundtable and event replays, and other curated content to help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend. All to meet the demand for what its editors do best: bring industry experts together to publish the web’s leading insights for enterprise technology practitioners.

What to Expect at Denodo DataFest 2023 on September 12-14

This event offers opportunities to learn about best practices and tips for leveraging the Denodo Platform’s logical approach for cloud modernization, self-service analytics, data science and machine learning (ML), data fabric, data mesh, and more.

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Solutions Review Set to Host BARC, Sigma Computing, Monte Carlo & Databricks for AI Expert Roundtable on September 14

With the next Expert Roundtable event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with BARC Research, Sigma Computing, Monte Carlo, and Databricks to showcase real-world examples of success and help you understand new strategies for augmenting your existing data and analytic investments to innovate, better leverage AI and realize greater ROI.

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