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This month vendors showcase quite new things on the market. Qlik unveiled Connector Factory, a new way to develop multitude of connectors between Qlik Cloud Data Integration and SaaS applications. Qlik plans to provide a hub within Cloud Data Integration where the connectors can be easily found and deployed by customers.

Qlik expansion into the world of integration started in 2018 with the acquisition of Podium Data. A year later Attunity was added to the integration pack, then was the turn of In the beginning of this year Qlik agreed to acquire Talend. With these additions, Qlik is ready to present Cloud Data Integration as a single iPaaS. Latest news has it that hundreds of connectors to this iPaaS can be generated with the help of Connector Factory.

Google Cloud in its turn revealed a series of enhancements to the platform with the focus on advances in BigQuery data warehouse, Looker BI tool, as well as AlloyDB, its new Postgres-compatible database. New editions of BigQuery are said to give customers more choice and flexibility.

Tableau, now a Salesforce company, announced the new release of its enterprise platform Tableau Server, which runs on-premises or in an organization’s own virtual private cloud infrastructure. The new 2023.1 update integrates advanced features to help organizations connect to data including a data mapping feature that has been designed to make it easier to execute analytics on any data source. The update also provides users with deeper integration with Slack messaging application.

TIBCO Software released a series of updates to its product portfolio with the key focus on improving scalability, data streaming and AI capabilities. TIBCO’s Spotfire has evolved to AI powered data analytics platform with integration with in-house ModelOps. The TIBCO platform is also going cloud-native, with the ability for organizations to deploy software on Kubernetes infrastructure.

By the way Google invested $300 million into Anthropic. The AI company founded by ex-Open AI employees has recently launched Claude, an AI chatbot. While the tool does much of what OpenAI’s ChatGPT can, Claude can provide summaries, answer questions, provide assistance with writing, and generate code. Users can also tweak the chatbot’s tone, personality, and behavior.

18 countries have unveiled the first international agreement on how to protect artificial intelligence from irresponsible players. It aims to develop AI solutions that are "inherently safe".

On November 30, the professional IT community GlobalCIO hosted a large-scaled international conference "Global CIO Insights: Digital Transformation with AI". During the event, leading experts shared their practical experience in launching projects utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted approaches that helped elevate their companies to new heights.

Voting for projects participating in the "Project of the Year" contest is open. The voting began on December 1st and will continue until January 15th inclusive. The winners will be announced on February 7th, 2024.

Online sales is one of the areas where the quality of IT tools directly affects business profitability. Kamza Nugumanov, CIO of Jusan store, tells about the experience of deploying a rapidly growing Kazakh marketplace.

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