What Serverless Computing Really Means

April 4, 2019 | 95 views

Serverless computing is a complete misnomer. No, there is no such thing as true serverless computing. All computing can be traced back to a physical server. Even virtual servers are tied to physical servers via hypervisors. So what do professionals really mean when they talk about serverless computing? They’re really talking about cloud computing. Again, the name is totally misleading.

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Salient CRGT is a leading provider of health, data analytics, cloud, agile software development, mobility, cyber security, and infrastructure solutions. We support these core capabilities with full lifecycle IT services and training—to help our customers meet critical goals for pivotal missions. We are purpose-built for IT transformation supporting federal civilian, defense, homeland, and intelligence agencies, as well as Fortune 1000 companies.

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Empowering Industry 4.0 with Artificial Intelligence

Article | November 14, 2022

The next step in industrial technology is about robotics, computers and equipment becoming connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhanced by machine learning algorithms. Industry 4.0 has the potential to be a powerful driver of economic growth, predicted to add between $500 billion- $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy between 2018 and 2022, according to a report by Capgemini.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Businesses

Article | July 20, 2022

Whilst there are many people that associate AI with sci-fi novels and films, its reputation as an antagonist to fictional dystopic worlds is now becoming a thing of the past, as the technology becomes more and more integrated into our everyday lives. AI technologies have become increasingly more present in our daily lives, not just with Alexa’s in the home, but also throughout businesses everywhere, disrupting a variety of different industries with often tremendous results. The technology has helped to streamline even the most mundane of tasks whilst having a breath-taking impact on a company’s efficiency and productivity

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The advances of AI in healthcare

Article | August 2, 2022

With the Government investing £250 million into the project, the Lab will consider how to use AI for the benefit of patients – whether this be the deployment of existing AI methods, the development of new technologies or the testing of their safety. Amongst other things, the initiative will aim to deliver earlier diagnoses of cancer. It is estimated that in excess of 50,000 extra patients could see their cancer being detected at an early stage, thus boosting survival rates. More specifically, a study has shown that AI is quicker in identifying brain tumour tissue than a pathologist.This would have a positive knock-on effect in other areas, such as enabling money to be saved (that otherwise would have been spent on further treatment) and reducing the workload of staff (at a time when there is a crisis in NHS workforce numbers).

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Three Keys to Successful AI Adoption

Article | February 10, 2020

Over the past several years, we have begun to see the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in businesses. According to a study for the AI Index 2019 Annual Report, more than half of respondents report their companies are using AI in at least one function or business unit. Thirty percent report they have AI embedded across multiple areas of their business. As businesses continue to develop their understanding of what is possible with AI, we can expect to see a continued increase in AI adoption.

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Salient CRGT is a leading provider of health, data analytics, cloud, agile software development, mobility, cyber security, and infrastructure solutions. We support these core capabilities with full lifecycle IT services and training—to help our customers meet critical goals for pivotal missions. We are purpose-built for IT transformation supporting federal civilian, defense, homeland, and intelligence agencies, as well as Fortune 1000 companies.

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SnapLogic Reveals SnapGPT to Revolutionize Integration and Automation

Businesswire | March 24, 2023

SnapLogic, a leader in intelligent integration and enterprise automation, today announced the release of SnapGPT, the first-ever generative AI solution for enterprise applications and the modern data stack. The new addition to the SnapLogic platform leverages AI to quickly integrate and automate business processes using natural language prompts. With SnapGPT, IT and business users will be able to accelerate business innovation by automating and integrating data flows at speeds never seen before. Integrations that used to take weeks to deliver can now be generated to achieve rapid results in minutes. Business users simply specify their integration requirements in natural language and SnapGPT does the rest by creating all the necessary processing flows, expressions, or scripts needed to complete the task faster and more accurately than ever before. “SnapLogic is making huge strides by incorporating AI to better serve our customers' application and data integration workflows,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO at SnapLogic. “Our launch of Iris a few years ago was an industry-first advancement that applied machine learning to enterprise integration – dramatically changing the economics of cloud, analytics, and digital transformation initiatives. SnapGPT is the next evolution, using AI to forever change the way integration is done and how businesses get the maximum benefits out of their enterprise automation. SnapLogic is dedicated to making it easy and intuitive for customers to remove complexities and be able to work better, faster, and smarter.” Building on Innovation SnapLogic has been a pioneer in incorporating AI and ML technology to simplify the integration, automation, and orchestration of data flows across the enterprise. SnapGPT will deliver the industry’s only specialized LLM (Large Language Model) trained against petabytes of integration and automation metadata, accumulated from over six years of usage. This new addition to SnapLogic builds on the company’s pioneering legacy and track record of delivering an intelligent integration solution. Accelerating Business Companies have been using AI for years to help crunch large amounts of data to produce insights for their businesses. SnapGPT enables business agility and flexibility in an ever-changing market. Businesses require a dynamic infrastructure that enables them to quickly pivot their business strategy to respond to rapid changes, especially in times of turbulence. Boosting Productivity With SnapGPT, IT and business users will be able to automate and integrate data flows and build integration pipelines with ease. For example, a “Quote to Cash” product owner could specify their business intent in natural language to automatically create an invoice in NetSuite when an opportunity is marked “Closed Won” in Salesforce.com. SnapGPT can translate the intent into a complete pipeline with suggested filters, mapping, and transformation required to complete the task. Transforming the Future It’s clear that generative AI will play a critical role in the future of integration, forever reshaping the technology landscape. Non-technical users will now be able to use natural language to execute complex IT tasks, thus lowering technical barriers and enabling them to work faster and more efficiently. Going beyond no code / low code solutions to now natural language is a major advancement in the field of hyper-automation. Customers can now stitch together the apps that are specific to their business to create a custom view without the need for technical design. About SnapLogic SnapLogic powers the automated enterprise. The company’s self-service, AI-powered integration platform helps organizations connect applications and data sources, automate common workflows and business processes, and deliver exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. Thousands of enterprises around the world rely on the SnapLogic platform to integrate, automate, and transform their business.

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Postman Makes Building Software Accessible to All, Announces Postman Flows

Businesswire | March 23, 2023

Postman, the world’s leading API Platform, today announced the general availability of Postman Flows, a visual tool for creating API applications. Postman Flows simplifies building software by using APIs as the building blocks, allowing anyone to produce workflows, integrations, and automations in a collaborative environment without needing to write a single line of code. With Postman Flows, the company is leaning into demand for a low-code solution that lets people build software without extensive programming experience. Using tens of thousands of readily available APIs, business users can manipulate data with API calls and create workflows. This allows everyone, from financial analysts and customer service agents to senior business leaders, to devise solutions to problems they encounter every day. “APIs are the building blocks of modern software. However, those blocks have not always been accessible to everyone,” said Abhinav Asthana, co-founder and CEO of Postman. “We are on a mission to change this. With more than 25 million users across every continent, we believe Postman can accomplish this at a massive scale so that any user, anywhere, can build and participate in today’s API-first world.” Postman Flows makes it simple to construct API applications without needing to write code or fiddle with a command line. Inspired by the concept of “blocks” to form and visualize an application, users simply drag the blocks, build the application, and deploy the workflow. And Postman Flows leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to enable users to manipulate data returned by APIs by simply typing out what they want to do in natural language, making it easy for all. Hundreds of thousands of users have already built API applications using Postman Flows during its beta program. “Postman Flows is the sweet spot for us, as it gives our non-technical team members a low-code tool to build, document, test, and implement an API workflow,” said Thomas Schlegel, distinguished engineer at Built Technologies. “We can accomplish tasks faster with fewer errors, and we look forward to maximizing these benefits across the organization.” “Postman Flows makes prototyping and testing easy,” said Sid Verma, partner engineer at Notion. “Building connections visually is more intuitive and clear, which results in spending more time building and less time digging through code. I’m excited to see the future of Flows and Notion!” About Postman Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 25 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500. Postman is helping developers and professionals across the globe build the API-first world by simplifying each step of the API lifecycle and streamlining collaboration—enabling users to create better APIs, faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Battery Ventures, BOND, Coatue, CRV, Insight Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners.

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Iterate.ai Brings Generative AI Capabilities to Interplay, the Low-Code Platform Accelerating Customers’ Digital Innovation

Iterate.ai | March 21, 2023

Iterate.ai, whose innovation ecosystem enables customers to build production-ready enterprise applications, today announced that its low-code Interplay platform now includes integrations with Stable Diffusion, ChatGPT, and other OpenAI tools across the fast-moving generative AI landscape. Interplay goes beyond what’s available in the industry today by enabling enterprises to fuse their custom AI models with generative AI systems to serve numerous use cases across industries. Interplay’s new generative AI capabilities unlock even faster digital innovation while— importantly—enabling companies to always own their IP with custom AI models. Paired together, Interplay’s low-code environment and generative AI give customers what they need to rapidly implement the most cutting-edge AI capabilities that would otherwise require significant resource investments and complex coding. Organizations can now leverage Interplay and generative AI to enhance and automate their existing product descriptions, create personalized product images on their retail sites, personalize ad campaigns with users' images and themes, build intelligent FAQs, and offer new conversational experiences, among other possibilities. Interplay and its generative AI integrations are applicable across industries, from retail to banking to insurance to healthcare. Some of the world's largest and most innovative companies—including Ulta Beauty, Circle K, and Pampered Chef—use the Interplay low-code platform to develop, scale, and iterate applications at a fraction of the time and expense it would take to hardcode and launch similar capabilities. The platform has continued to add cutting-edge, pre-coded technologies that customers can implement with drag-and-drop simplicity, including AI, machine learning, IoT, API data connections, and other capabilities. Iterate.ai believes that generative AI is one of today's most exciting and promising emerging technologies. Combining the power of generative AI with the Interplay low-code platform promises to further accelerate the pace that businesses can build differentiated, compelling, and modern digital experiences for their customers, employees, and partners. Interplay’s generative AI integration enables organizations to immediately leverage three capabilities from within the low-code environment: Text-to-code generator. Built on OpenAI, Interplay’s new text-to-code solution makes low-code application development faster. Users can generate code by entering a prompt for the desired functionality of the script from within the Interplay platform. Akin to GitHub Copilot, Interplay’s code generator actively assists developers with AI-generated low-code suggestions across the development process. Branded image generation. Interplay enables brands, advertisers, and designers to generate images from text prompts based on a set of training images already within the brand’s intellectual property. Merchandisers can fuse their custom data into Stable Diffusion models to generate customized product images, colorways, and lifestyle images based on customers’ known preferences. Brands can upload brand images, color palettes, and other assets, enter text descriptions, and rapidly produce new images to enhance their applications and customer experiences. GPT-3-powered training and support. Conversational experiences created by Interplay now will have the ability to answer questions and interact with customers via custom AI models and, for general queries, be able to tap into GPT-3 and other large language models (LLMs). “Like low-code itself, generative AI promises to multiply organizations’ productivity and eliminate even more of the traditional roadblocks to harnessing powerful technological capabilities,” said Brian Sathianathan, CTO of Iterate.ai. “The potent combination of the Interplay low-code platform and generative AI now allows developers (including those without any AI expertise) to rapidly build and iteratively perfect applications that deliver the features and experiences that set their companies apart. We’re proud to place some of today’s most powerful generative AI tooling in the hands of Interplay users, and excited to see what they create as they explore its possibilities.” About Iterate.ai Iterate.ai is the simplest, safest, and quickest way to get innovation done. Iterate offers Interplay: a low-code enterprise development platform with built-in capabilities for AI, IoT, big data, and a host of startup API connections. Iterate’s platform has three patents granted and nearly a dozen more pending. The company’s solutions appeal to executives and corporate innovators who seek low-risk, systematic ways to scale in-house, near-term digital innovation initiatives. Iterate has a global presence in North America (Silicon Valley, Colorado), Europe, and Asia (India/Sri Lanka).

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SnapLogic Reveals SnapGPT to Revolutionize Integration and Automation

Businesswire | March 24, 2023

SnapLogic, a leader in intelligent integration and enterprise automation, today announced the release of SnapGPT, the first-ever generative AI solution for enterprise applications and the modern data stack. The new addition to the SnapLogic platform leverages AI to quickly integrate and automate business processes using natural language prompts. With SnapGPT, IT and business users will be able to accelerate business innovation by automating and integrating data flows at speeds never seen before. Integrations that used to take weeks to deliver can now be generated to achieve rapid results in minutes. Business users simply specify their integration requirements in natural language and SnapGPT does the rest by creating all the necessary processing flows, expressions, or scripts needed to complete the task faster and more accurately than ever before. “SnapLogic is making huge strides by incorporating AI to better serve our customers' application and data integration workflows,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO at SnapLogic. “Our launch of Iris a few years ago was an industry-first advancement that applied machine learning to enterprise integration – dramatically changing the economics of cloud, analytics, and digital transformation initiatives. SnapGPT is the next evolution, using AI to forever change the way integration is done and how businesses get the maximum benefits out of their enterprise automation. SnapLogic is dedicated to making it easy and intuitive for customers to remove complexities and be able to work better, faster, and smarter.” Building on Innovation SnapLogic has been a pioneer in incorporating AI and ML technology to simplify the integration, automation, and orchestration of data flows across the enterprise. SnapGPT will deliver the industry’s only specialized LLM (Large Language Model) trained against petabytes of integration and automation metadata, accumulated from over six years of usage. This new addition to SnapLogic builds on the company’s pioneering legacy and track record of delivering an intelligent integration solution. Accelerating Business Companies have been using AI for years to help crunch large amounts of data to produce insights for their businesses. SnapGPT enables business agility and flexibility in an ever-changing market. Businesses require a dynamic infrastructure that enables them to quickly pivot their business strategy to respond to rapid changes, especially in times of turbulence. Boosting Productivity With SnapGPT, IT and business users will be able to automate and integrate data flows and build integration pipelines with ease. For example, a “Quote to Cash” product owner could specify their business intent in natural language to automatically create an invoice in NetSuite when an opportunity is marked “Closed Won” in Salesforce.com. SnapGPT can translate the intent into a complete pipeline with suggested filters, mapping, and transformation required to complete the task. Transforming the Future It’s clear that generative AI will play a critical role in the future of integration, forever reshaping the technology landscape. Non-technical users will now be able to use natural language to execute complex IT tasks, thus lowering technical barriers and enabling them to work faster and more efficiently. Going beyond no code / low code solutions to now natural language is a major advancement in the field of hyper-automation. Customers can now stitch together the apps that are specific to their business to create a custom view without the need for technical design. About SnapLogic SnapLogic powers the automated enterprise. The company’s self-service, AI-powered integration platform helps organizations connect applications and data sources, automate common workflows and business processes, and deliver exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. Thousands of enterprises around the world rely on the SnapLogic platform to integrate, automate, and transform their business.

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Postman Makes Building Software Accessible to All, Announces Postman Flows

Businesswire | March 23, 2023

Postman, the world’s leading API Platform, today announced the general availability of Postman Flows, a visual tool for creating API applications. Postman Flows simplifies building software by using APIs as the building blocks, allowing anyone to produce workflows, integrations, and automations in a collaborative environment without needing to write a single line of code. With Postman Flows, the company is leaning into demand for a low-code solution that lets people build software without extensive programming experience. Using tens of thousands of readily available APIs, business users can manipulate data with API calls and create workflows. This allows everyone, from financial analysts and customer service agents to senior business leaders, to devise solutions to problems they encounter every day. “APIs are the building blocks of modern software. However, those blocks have not always been accessible to everyone,” said Abhinav Asthana, co-founder and CEO of Postman. “We are on a mission to change this. With more than 25 million users across every continent, we believe Postman can accomplish this at a massive scale so that any user, anywhere, can build and participate in today’s API-first world.” Postman Flows makes it simple to construct API applications without needing to write code or fiddle with a command line. Inspired by the concept of “blocks” to form and visualize an application, users simply drag the blocks, build the application, and deploy the workflow. And Postman Flows leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to enable users to manipulate data returned by APIs by simply typing out what they want to do in natural language, making it easy for all. Hundreds of thousands of users have already built API applications using Postman Flows during its beta program. “Postman Flows is the sweet spot for us, as it gives our non-technical team members a low-code tool to build, document, test, and implement an API workflow,” said Thomas Schlegel, distinguished engineer at Built Technologies. “We can accomplish tasks faster with fewer errors, and we look forward to maximizing these benefits across the organization.” “Postman Flows makes prototyping and testing easy,” said Sid Verma, partner engineer at Notion. “Building connections visually is more intuitive and clear, which results in spending more time building and less time digging through code. I’m excited to see the future of Flows and Notion!” About Postman Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 25 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500. Postman is helping developers and professionals across the globe build the API-first world by simplifying each step of the API lifecycle and streamlining collaboration—enabling users to create better APIs, faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Battery Ventures, BOND, Coatue, CRV, Insight Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners.

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Iterate.ai Brings Generative AI Capabilities to Interplay, the Low-Code Platform Accelerating Customers’ Digital Innovation

Iterate.ai | March 21, 2023

Iterate.ai, whose innovation ecosystem enables customers to build production-ready enterprise applications, today announced that its low-code Interplay platform now includes integrations with Stable Diffusion, ChatGPT, and other OpenAI tools across the fast-moving generative AI landscape. Interplay goes beyond what’s available in the industry today by enabling enterprises to fuse their custom AI models with generative AI systems to serve numerous use cases across industries. Interplay’s new generative AI capabilities unlock even faster digital innovation while— importantly—enabling companies to always own their IP with custom AI models. Paired together, Interplay’s low-code environment and generative AI give customers what they need to rapidly implement the most cutting-edge AI capabilities that would otherwise require significant resource investments and complex coding. Organizations can now leverage Interplay and generative AI to enhance and automate their existing product descriptions, create personalized product images on their retail sites, personalize ad campaigns with users' images and themes, build intelligent FAQs, and offer new conversational experiences, among other possibilities. Interplay and its generative AI integrations are applicable across industries, from retail to banking to insurance to healthcare. Some of the world's largest and most innovative companies—including Ulta Beauty, Circle K, and Pampered Chef—use the Interplay low-code platform to develop, scale, and iterate applications at a fraction of the time and expense it would take to hardcode and launch similar capabilities. The platform has continued to add cutting-edge, pre-coded technologies that customers can implement with drag-and-drop simplicity, including AI, machine learning, IoT, API data connections, and other capabilities. Iterate.ai believes that generative AI is one of today's most exciting and promising emerging technologies. Combining the power of generative AI with the Interplay low-code platform promises to further accelerate the pace that businesses can build differentiated, compelling, and modern digital experiences for their customers, employees, and partners. Interplay’s generative AI integration enables organizations to immediately leverage three capabilities from within the low-code environment: Text-to-code generator. Built on OpenAI, Interplay’s new text-to-code solution makes low-code application development faster. Users can generate code by entering a prompt for the desired functionality of the script from within the Interplay platform. Akin to GitHub Copilot, Interplay’s code generator actively assists developers with AI-generated low-code suggestions across the development process. Branded image generation. Interplay enables brands, advertisers, and designers to generate images from text prompts based on a set of training images already within the brand’s intellectual property. Merchandisers can fuse their custom data into Stable Diffusion models to generate customized product images, colorways, and lifestyle images based on customers’ known preferences. Brands can upload brand images, color palettes, and other assets, enter text descriptions, and rapidly produce new images to enhance their applications and customer experiences. GPT-3-powered training and support. Conversational experiences created by Interplay now will have the ability to answer questions and interact with customers via custom AI models and, for general queries, be able to tap into GPT-3 and other large language models (LLMs). “Like low-code itself, generative AI promises to multiply organizations’ productivity and eliminate even more of the traditional roadblocks to harnessing powerful technological capabilities,” said Brian Sathianathan, CTO of Iterate.ai. “The potent combination of the Interplay low-code platform and generative AI now allows developers (including those without any AI expertise) to rapidly build and iteratively perfect applications that deliver the features and experiences that set their companies apart. We’re proud to place some of today’s most powerful generative AI tooling in the hands of Interplay users, and excited to see what they create as they explore its possibilities.” About Iterate.ai Iterate.ai is the simplest, safest, and quickest way to get innovation done. Iterate offers Interplay: a low-code enterprise development platform with built-in capabilities for AI, IoT, big data, and a host of startup API connections. Iterate’s platform has three patents granted and nearly a dozen more pending. The company’s solutions appeal to executives and corporate innovators who seek low-risk, systematic ways to scale in-house, near-term digital innovation initiatives. Iterate has a global presence in North America (Silicon Valley, Colorado), Europe, and Asia (India/Sri Lanka).

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