Snowflake | November 08, 2022
Snowflake the Data Cloud company, today announced at its Snowday 2022 event, the final San Francisco stop on its Data Cloud World Tour, continued growth across the Data Cloud ecosystem, driven in part by Snowflake’s cloud, data provider, services, technology, and Powered by Snowflake partners, alongside its customers. Launched over two years ago, the Snowflake Partner Network continues to serve as the engine that fuels the growth of the Data Cloud ecosystem, unlocking the potential of the Data Cloud with a broad array of solutions, applications, and partners that help mobilize the world’s data.
“Together, Deloitte and Snowflake are supporting customers end-to-end through their data mobilization journeys, Our alliance with Snowflake allows us to be part of the process of helping to redefine the market for data technology, empowering our joint clients to achieve their digital innovation goals and unlock business value at scale.”
Frank Farrall, Principal – Data and AI Alliances Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Powered by Snowflake Fuels New Innovations
Powered by Snowflake is becoming synonymous with application development in the Data Cloud, with the program growing by over 6x year-over-year as of July 31, 2022. The program provides partners and customers developing applications on Snowflake with the tools and resources they need to build, market, and operate applications in the Data Cloud. Leading supply chain solution providers like Blue Yonder, cybersecurity organizations like Panther, media and advertising organizations like Piano, marketing technology organizations like Simon Data have built their customer-facing applications on Snowflake, enabling them to seamlessly scale with user demand, reduce operational burden, and unlock new revenue streams.
Snowflake announced the launch of its Native Application Framework (currently in private preview) at this year’s Snowflake Summit, unlocking the ability for application logic to come to the data instead of forcing the customer to relinquish control of or move data. Since then, companies like Capital One are leveraging the Native Application Framework to build a new class of applications on Snowflake that enable customers to install applications from Snowflake Marketplace, and run them directly in their Snowflake instances.
“Earlier this year, Capital One entered the enterprise B2B software market with the launch of Capital One Software and our first product, Slingshot,” said Salim Syed, VP and Head of Engineering, Capital One Software. “We chose to develop a Slingshot app for Snowflake Marketplace to further enhance the Slingshot customer experience and increase the time to value for our joint customers. The ease at which consumers can securely install and run applications directly in their Snowflake instances is of huge value to those building applications in Snowflake.”
Snowflake Partners Building Joint Industry-Vertical Solutions in Alignment with Customers’ Priorities
Snowflake continues to advance as the standard across industries through its vertical and horizontal solutions with the launch of four industry-specific Data Clouds recently built on Snowflake’s single, integrated platform: Financial Services Data Cloud (September 2021), Media Data Cloud (October 2021), Healthcare and Life Sciences Data Cloud (March 2022), and Retail Data Cloud (March 2022). Within each industry-specific Data Cloud, Snowflake announced partner-delivered solutions that are designed to take advantage of Snowflake’s unique interoperability and secure data sharing capabilities, create frictionless collaboration between organizations, leverage best practices, reduce time-to-value, and increase overall impact. Examples of joint solutions include:
Media Data Cloud – Slalom created solutions on the Media Data Cloud for the cookieless ecosystem, which enable marketers to generate insights from their first-party data and stay compliant with privacy regulations, while ensuring that data is never stale or out of date.
Healthcare and Life Sciences Data Cloud – Novartis is leveraging the Healthcare & Life Sciences Data Cloud to optimize omnichannel engagement and accelerate time-to-market while collaborating more closely than ever with their healthcare partners, unlocking data to reimagine medicine that will improve patient outcomes.
Retail Data Cloud – Infosys is improving time-to-value for customers with pre-built partner solutions that help solve for top priority use cases in merchandising, supply chain, and personalization, and can quickly help businesses grow value.
Financial Services Data Cloud – Alation pioneered the data catalog and launched the Alation Data Governance App with Snowflake-specific policy features to help drive data governance adoption and increase the transparency of data controls in the Financial Services Data Cloud.
“Enterprises are focusing on creating sustained competitive advantage through data and AI, however, they are faced with significant challenges in modernizing to cloud-led data estates. Re-imagining business processes enabled by data and AI and creating data-driven new growth engines is key to win and lead in the digital world.” said Sunil Senan, Senior Vice President and Business Head for Data and Analytics at Infosys. “Infosys is helping its clients through Industry Intelligence cloud offerings under Infosys Cobalt in collaboration with Snowflake empowering enterprises to address these challenges and accelerate their data-driven business strategy.”
Additionally, Snowflake executed and launched its inaugural Modern Marketing Data Stack Report: Your Technology Guide to Unifying, Analyzing, and Activating the Data that Powers Amazing Customer Experiences, identifying the best of breed Snowflake partner and Marketplace solutions used by Snowflake customers to show how marketers can leverage the Snowflake Data Cloud to best identify, serve, and convert valuable prospects into loyal customers. Snowflake’s report provides a concrete overview of the top solutions marketers are currently choosing to create their data stacks.
Snowflake Continues to Invest in Partner Innovation
Snowflake Ventures continues to foster innovation by actively investing in companies that demonstrate a commitment to mobilizing data, providing value to customers through deeper integrations with Snowflake. Snowflake Ventures investments in 2022 include dbt Labs, Hex, Immuta, Matillion, Securonix, DataOps.live, and Tecton.
"Matillion and Snowflake are committed to maximizing the data productivity of our mutual customers by enabling data teams to transform and enrich data directly within the Snowflake Data Cloud,” said Matthew Scullion, CEO and founder, Matillion. “Together we have collaborated to support hundreds of global enterprise customers since the introduction of Matillion ETL for Snowflake. We remain laser-focused on empowering data teams to build the future-ready data infrastructure that supports their analytics, data science, and AI projects.”
The Data Cloud ecosystem remains a primary focus for Snowflake as it continues to advance innovation through joint solution development and go to market programs in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Blue Yonder, Carahsoft, Citi, Dell Technologies, Pure Storage, Salesforce, Stripe, and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).
“The Snowflake Partner Network is at the heart of the exponential growth that Snowflake’s Data Cloud has experienced over the past year,” said Colleen Kapase, Snowflake’s SVP Partners and Alliances. “Our partners continue to amaze us in how they leverage their capabilities and expertise to deliver powerful data-driven business outcomes to our joint customers. We look forward to continuing to strengthen the Data Cloud through our partners to deliver even more impact to customers.”
Snowflake also announced new innovations to Snowflake’s industry-leading data platform that will further drive economic value for customers, new advancements that disrupt application development with the Data Cloud, and more at Snowday 2022.
Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 510 of the 2022 Forbes Global 2000 (G2K) as of July 31, 2022, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses.
Orange Business Services | September 13, 2022
Orange Business Services has today consolidated its recent acquisitions Basefarm, Login Consultants, and The unbelievable Machine Company (*um) into the Orange family. The move reinforces its standing as a leading global network-native digital services company, underscoring its cloud-first vision as the focal point for all new digital experiences and accelerating a secure and sustainable transformation for customers.
The acquisitions of Basefarm, a European player in cloud-based infrastructure and services, and *um, a big data, data sciences, and cloud hosting specialist, have delivered double-digit growth since Orange acquired the companies in 2018. Recent analyst accolades include Basefarm being named a leader in the 2021 Information Services Group (ISG) Provider Lens™ Private/Hybrid Cloud – Data Center Services and Solutions Report for the Nordics, while *um was positioned as a leader in the 2021 ISG Provider Lens™ Analytics Services Platforms and Solutions Report for Germany.
Login’s acquisition has introduced new virtual desktop infrastructure capabilities and infrastructure management services to the Orange portfolio. This has enabled Orange to secure contracts with major customers, including designing and deploying a virtual desktop technology solution for a health services company to ensure primary care services could be maintained during the pandemic.
Setting cloud computing on course for the next stage
Orange has doubled the size of its cloud capabilities in the past four years. The competencies of these three acquired companies have helped significantly boost the company’s extensive skillset as an end-to-end provider for companies of all sizes. As a result, its offerings provide further depth and expertise in public, private, and hybrid cloud services across multiple technology platforms and enriched partner ecosystems.
Orange Business Services has focused on expanding its cloud capabilities as part of its strategic roadmap. Orange now has 2,600 cloud experts who are part of a team of over 10,000 digital experts. In addition, over the past 12 months, it has carried out 68,000 hours of workforce training to meet the insatiable demand for cloud in an industry that is dogged by an ongoing skills drought.
As a result of its acquisitions and development plans, analysts have recognized Orange for its vision in executing flexible and secure digital platforms. For example, Orange is a selected provider in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services Worldwide for the second year in a row.
“Cloud is having a huge impact on technological evolution, growing alongside exciting new business cases. These acquisitions have enabled us to trailblaze when it comes to cloud innovation. It is allowing our customers to adopt cloud-first strategies to create value responsibly and ethically from data in a trusted cloud, Our ability to support our customers end-to-end in their digital transformations is accelerating their move to innovative automated services built on cloud-native, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning,”
Stefan Kanis, executive vice president, Cloud Services at Orange Business Services
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services is a network-native digital services company and the global enterprise division of the Orange Group. It connects, protects, and innovates for enterprises worldwide to support sustainable business growth. Leveraging its connectivity and system integration expertise throughout the digital value chain, Orange Business Services is well placed to support global businesses in areas such as software-defined networks, multi-cloud services, Data and AI, smart mobility services, and cybersecurity. It securely accompanies enterprises across every stage of the data lifecycle end-to-end, from collection, transport, storage and processing to analysis and sharing.
With companies thriving on innovation, Orange Business Services places its customers at the heart of an open collaborative ecosystem. This includes its 28,500 employees, the assets and expertise of the Orange Group, its technology and business partners, and a pool of finely selected start-ups. More than 3,000 multinational enterprises, as well as two million professionals, companies and local communities in France, put their trust in Orange Business Services.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with revenues of 42.5 billion euros in 2021 and 282 million customers worldwide at 30 June 2022. Orange is listed on the Euronext Paris (ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ORAN). In December 2019, Orange presented its new “Engage 2025” strategic plan, guided by social and environmental accountability. While accelerating in growth areas, such as B-to-B services and placing data and AI at the heart of innovation, the entire Orange Group will be an attractive and responsible employer.
Yottaa | September 22, 2022
Yottaa announced that it has launched Conversion Zone, a new integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the fastest path to unified commerce. Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social, and in-store. And now, as part of the world’s #1 CRM platform – Salesforce – brands can deliver completely unified experiences for customers that extend beyond commerce to include marketing, customer service, and more.
Conversion Zone is a new product in Yottaa’s RAPID CTRL eCommerce acceleration solution. As part of Yottaa’s integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Conversion Zone empowers Commerce Cloud customers to determine the site speed where shoppers convert most. This enables these brands to optimize their sites to ensure pages are loading in the “Conversion Zone” resulting in higher online revenue, as well as better shopper experiences.
Yottaa’s integration with Commerce Cloud is through RAPID CTRL, Yottaa’s patented application sequencing solution that optimizes and sequences the way 3rd party technologies and images load in the browser. Through RAPID CTRL, online brands can increase eCommerce site speed and improve conversion rates across all devices. Conversion Zone, a new product in RAPID CTRL, enables brands using Salesforce Commerce Cloud to determine the target site performance range needed to maximize online conversion rates.
Comments on the News
“Yottaa’s integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud enables online brands to deliver faster and more engaging experiences for their shoppers, As part of this integration, Yottaa’s new Conversion Zone solution provides these brands a customized, powerful tool to determine the exact page load time periods that result in the highest conversions so they can get more value from all of their eCommerce investments.”
Rich Stendardo, CEO of Yottaa
“Creating personalized, omnichannel experiences is now more important than ever for brands,” said Mike Wolff, SVP, ISV Sales, Salesforce. “By leveraging the power of Commerce Cloud and the new integration from Yottaa, customers will now be able to not only speed up the loading of their sites, but also identify optimal site speed ranges that produce the most online conversions.”
About Salesforce Commerce Cloud
The Salesforce Commerce Cloud empowers retailers to unify customer experiences across all points of commerce, including web, social, mobile and store. From shopping to fulfillment to customer service, the Commerce Cloud delivers 1-to-1 shopping experiences that consistently delight customers, driving increased engagement, loyalty and conversion. With embedded predictive intelligence and a robust partner ecosystem, the Commerce Cloud helps retailers deliver superior customer experiences for retailers, from planning to launch and beyond.
Leading brands such as 1 800 Contacts, Carter’s, J. Crew, Lands’ End, Ralph Lauren, and Samsonite rely on Yottaa to accelerate, optimize, and secure their eCommerce sites. By optimizing the loading of third-party eCommerce technologies, high resolution images, and other website elements, Yottaa enables online brands to deliver superior customer experiences, improve site performance up to 60%, and increase online conversion up to 20%. By controlling the execution of all 3rd parties and other services on their sites, Yottaa also enables brands to enhance their overall security posture, provide more secure shopper experiences, and ensure compliance with internal and external policies. To learn more about how Yottaa can optimize every page load on your eCommerce site and increase conversions