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Capturing the opportunity of AI while keeping an eye on sustainability with STaaS

The ever-growing tide of data, fueled by analytics and AI, places a significant strain on data center resources and increases energy consumption. With more stakeholder scrutiny and evolving regulations, such as the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and U.S. regulations on the horizon, organizations are taking notice now more than ever before. As a result, organizations are prioritizing sustainability in their IT strategies.

A Look Back at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit

Artificial intelligence (AI) is something that, by its very nature, can be surrounded by a sea of skepticism but also excitement and optimism when it comes to harnessing its power. With the arrival of the latest AI-powered technologies like large language models (LLMs) and generative AI (GenAI), there’s a vast amount of opportunities for innovation, growth, and improved business outcomes right around the corner. All of that technology, though, depends on data to be successful.

Digital Transformation in the Retail Sector: The New Future

Have you noticed how quickly the retail industry is changing? It's all thanks to digital transformation, which is happening at an incredible pace. We bet you're curious about why this shift is happening and what's driving it. Don't worry, you're not alone in your questions. Many people are wondering about the same thing. With each passing day, we see new technologies and IT solutions being adopted by retailers to stay ahead of the competition and offer better user experiences.

Introducing Qlik's AI Accelerator - Delivering Tangible Customer Outcomes in Generative AI Integration

At Qlik, we're witnessing a thrilling shift in the landscape of data analysis, customer engagement, and decision-making processes, all thanks to the advent of generative AI, especially Large Language Models (LLMs). The potential for transformation across all sectors is enormous, but the journey toward integration can be daunting for many businesses with many leaders wondering where to start in integrating the exciting capabilities of AI into their daily workflows.

Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) vs Request/Response (RR)

In this video, Adam Bellemare compares and contrasts Event-Driven and Request-Driven Architectures to give you a better idea of the tradeoffs and benefits involved with each. Many developers start in the synchronous request-response (RR) world, using REST and RPC to build inter-service communications. But tight service-to-service coupling, scalability, fan-out sensitivity, and data access issues can still remain.

Kafka-docker-composer: A Simple Tool to Create a docker-compose.yml File for Failover Testing

Confluent has published official Docker containers for many years. They are the basis for deploying a cluster in Kubernetes using Confluent for Kubernetes (CFK), and one of the underpinning technologies behind Confluent Cloud. For testing, containers are convenient for quickly spinning up a local cluster with all the components required, such as Confluent Schema Registry or Confluent Control Center.

Embedded analytics in the age of generative AI

Every company around the globe is trying to get in on the GenAI wave to simplify user experiences with natural language. And this is especially true in the realm of data and analytics. Imagine if you could enable all of your marketers to evaluate the performance of their campaigns with a simple question? Or, if you could provide all of your insurance risk managers with the ability to analyze the risk profile of their claims with the power of search and automated insights?