SD Times news digest: Databricks launched Partner Connect; The OpenAI API is now available without a waiting list; Logz.io Unveils Observability Updates

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Databricks, the data and AI company, recently announced Databricks Partner Connect, a portal for users to quickly discover a wide range of validated data, analytics and AI tools and easily integrate them into their Lakehouse Databricks on multiple cloud providers.

Integrations with Databricks partners Fivetran, Labelbox, Microsoft Power BI, Prophecy, Rivery and Tableau are initially available to customers, with Airbyte, Blitzz, dbt Labs and many more coming in the coming months.

Additionally, with Databricks Partner Connect, users can discover new pre-validated solutions from Databricks partners that complement their business needs. With this, users can easily extend their Lakehouse into every corner of their data ecosystem to solve current or future challenges.

OpenAI API now available without waiting list

OpenAI has revealed that its API is now available for developers in supported countries to sign up and start experimenting without a waitlist. Over the past year, OpenAI has made many improvements to its API, including Instruct Series models that better adhere to human instructions, specialized endpoints for more truthful Q&As, and a free content filter to help developers to mitigate abuse.

Other changes to the API include an improved playground, which makes prototyping easier with templates, a sample library with plenty of prompts to help developers get started, and Codex, a new template that translates the natural language in code.

Logz.io Unveils Observability Updates

Logz.io, an open-source observability platform for modern DevOps teams, announced several updates to its observability platform at its annual ScaleUP user conference. The combination of updates provides users with a wide range of advanced and mission-critical features to support today’s unified full-stack observability.

Coming later this year, updates include unified dashboards, anomaly detection, service performance monitoring, security event management, and OpenSearch. Additionally, Logz.io announced that it will expand its operations in Japan before the end of the year.

New Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes Certification

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit enabling innovation through open source, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud-native software, announced that the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate exam (KCNA), originally announced last month, is now generally available for registration and scheduling.

Additionally, a new online training course, Kubernetes and Cloud Native Essentials, has been launched to prepare individuals for entry-level cloud roles and to take the KCNA exam. KCNA is comprised of a multiple-choice certification exam designed to test basic knowledge and skills in Kubernetes as well as the broader cloud-native ecosystem.

The KCNA exam is divided into different sections, including Kubernetes Fundamentals, Container Orchestration, Cloud Native Architecture, Cloud Native Observability, and Cloud Native Application Delivery.

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