Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of September 15; Updates from Databricks, Infragistics, SQream & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of September 15, 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 15, 2023

Anaconda Drops No-Code Development to Python in Excel

Included in Toolbox is Anaconda Assistant, the recently released AI assistant designed specifically for Python users and data scientists, which can guide you in your first steps or supercharge your work, even if you have advanced experience.

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Databricks Raises New Investment at $43B Valuation

The Databricks Lakehouse unifies data, analytics and AI on a single platform so that customers can govern, manage and derive insights from enterprise data and build their own generative AI solutions faster. The support from Databricks’ financial and strategic partners comes on the heels of its Q2 momentum.

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FeatureByte Announces New Copilot Feature Ideation Solution

This new product, driven by data semantics and real-world relevance, eliminates a major headache for data science teams – preparing and deploying AI data. Powered by Generative AI, FeatureByte Copilot saves data science teams significant time, effort, and resources while moving AI projects from ideation to implementation faster, at scale, and with greater accuracy.

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Microsoft Power BI Mobile Apps Add Preview Support for Azure AD

Shared device mode is a device-level configuration that enables single sign-on (SSO) and device-wide sign-out for Microsoft Power BI and all other apps on the device that support this configuration. With shared device mode, frontline workers can securely share a single device throughout the day, signing in and out as needed.

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Qlik Announces New Solutions to Enhance AI

With Qlik Staige, customers can innovate and move faster by making secure and governed AI part of everything they can do with Qlik – from experimenting with and implementing generative AI models to developing AI-powered predictions.

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Qrvey Announces the Release of its New Snowflake Integration

Qrvey enables dashboard creators to build reports using different data sources to create customizable dashboards specific to their business needs. This means end users can have a single dashboard that combines data sourced from Snowflake and data sourced from Qrvey.

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Salesforce Launches New AI Assistant on Slack and Tableau

The assistant, called Einstein Copilot, can summarize video calls, deliver personalized answers to customer questions and generate emails for marketing campaigns, among others, the company said ahead of its Dreamforce conference this week. AI copilots function like a virtual assistant which can set reminders, schedule meetings and also create content while a Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) uses human language to answer questions and produce content requested by the user.

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SAS Unveils AI App Dev SaaS Tools & Industry Solutions

SAS Viya Workbench is currently available under private preview, with general availability estimated for early 2024. For synthetic data generation, SAS is working with customers in the banking and health care industries. SAS is also extensively researching the application of large language models (LLMs) to industry problems with a primary focus on delivering trusted and secure results to customers.

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SQream Secures $45 Million in Series C Funding

The investment has been led by World Trade Ventures with participation from new and existing investors. It takes the total capital raised by SQream to $135 million and comes at a time when data and analytics workloads are increasing at a breakneck pace.

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TIBCO’s Spotfire Announces The Analytics Forum 2023

This long-running annual event provides attendees the opportunity to hear inspiring keynotes, learn from real-world success stories, and gain key insights on how to solve some of the biggest data challenges that companies face.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Infragistics for Exclusive Spotlight Webinar on September 28

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with leading developer tools provider Infragistics. The vendor will bring two of its biggest tools in the market together – App Builder and Reveal – to show you how to create end-to-end solutions with beautiful UX, interactions, theming, data binding, and self-service dashboards and embedded BI quickly.

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