Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of March 15: Updates from Quantexa, Alation, Matillion, and More

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable analytics and data science news for the week of March 15, 2024.

Keeping tabs on the most relevant analytics and data science news can be time-consuming. 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 March 15, 2024


Alation Launches Business Lineage to Help Analytics Teams Increase Trust in Data and Accelerate Time to Insights

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, announced its business lineage to provide business users with broad and rich visibility into data’s journey as it flows and transforms through systems. This visibility increases trust in the data and accelerates time to insights. Business lineage is an extension of Alation’s end-to-end data lineage, providing an abstraction layer to filter views of data flows and visualize relationships across technical, system, and business metadata. This unified approach offers a complete view so that all users can confidently and effectively harness information to unlock the full potential of an organization.

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Latest Quantexa Decision Intelligence Platform Roadmap Puts Focus on Helping Enterprises and Government Agencies to Get Data Ready For AI

Quantexa—a decision intelligence solution provider for the public and private sectors—used the backdrop of QuanCon24, its annual customer and partner conference, to reveal its Decision Intelligence Platform roadmap and provided an update on Q Assist, a generative artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that previewed in July last year. Quantexa also announced a partnership with Microsoft. Dan Higgins, Quantexa’s Chief Product Officer, was joined by Kate Rosenshine, Global Technology Director of Strategic Partnerships at Microsoft.

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Matillion’s Data Productivity Cloud is now available for Databricks, enabling users to access the power of Delta Lake within their data engineering. The Data Productivity Cloud with Databricks brings no-code data ingestion and transformation capabilities that are purpose-built for Databricks, enabling users to quickly build data pipelines at scale, which can be used in AI and analytics projects.

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SAS Global Academic Program Recognizes Educators Worldwide for Excellence

In partnership with universities and colleges globally, data and AI leader SAS is helping students and educators prepare for an AI-driven economy. To recognize significant contributions to data analytics education, the SAS Educator Awards honor university educators who excel at integrating SAS analytic tools within their academic institutions. Winners are nominated and chosen based on their use of SAS and commitment to preparing early career talent.

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Solutions Review is Hosting Amplitude for a Solutions Spotlight on March 27

On March 27, Solutions Review will host a Solutions Spotlight webinar with Amplitude, a digital analytics and event-tracking platform. During the hour-long presentation, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of Amplitude’s platform and demonstrate how companies can apply data insights into product-led growth workflows and use them in their ongoing marketing efforts. The webinar will also feature a Q&A section with Laura Schaffer, Vice President of Growth at Amplitude.

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Solutions Review is Hosting Alteryx for a Solutions Spotlight on March 22

On March 22, Solutions Review will host a Solutions Spotlight webinar with Alteryx, an analytics solutions provider. Join Director of Product Management Sarah Welch and Manager of Product Management David Cooperberg to learn how the Alteryx AI Platform for Enterprise Analytics offers integrated generative and conversational AI, data preparation, advanced analytics, and automated reporting capabilities. Register now to reserve your seat for the webinar, scheduled for 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

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SoundCommerce and Cordial Join Forces to Data-Enable Omnichannel Retailers

SoundCommerce, a retail data platform provider, announced a new partnership with Cordial, the marketing platform that powers billions of high-conversion email, SMS, and mobile app messages based on data. PacSun is the first consumer brand to take advantage of the new partnership, launching on Cordial with SoundCommerce data in less than 90 days. By leveraging SoundCommerce’s actionable data insights alongside Cordial’s personalized messaging solutions, retail brands can provide real-time, data-driven interactions that foster customer loyalty and maximize revenue opportunities.

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