ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
Genesis Robotics and Motion Technologies | June 08, 2022
Genesis Robotics & Motion Technologies, the maker of LiveDrive®, the world's greatest torque density direct drive motor for robotics and automation, has opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany, to better service the highly inventive and constantly increasing European market. Genesis Europe's General Manager has been named Matteo Stagni. Stagni has over 20 years of robotics, motion, and industrial automation experience in a variety of markets and enterprises, including his last employer, Schneider Electric, a global leader in digital transformation, energy management, and automation.
Genesis is pleased to announce the opening of our European office in Frankfurt led by Mr. Stagni. This strategic investment allows Genesis to better serve the rapid growth of our European customers and support their accelerated product development timelines directly. We are also very excited to install Mr. Stagni as General Manager, Genesis Europe. His deep industry experience, business leadership, and local knowledge will create immediate value for our existing customers in the region and expand our reach in Europe."
Chris di Lello, CEO of Genesis Robotics & Motion Technologies
"I'm really excited about joining the Genesis team," says Stagni. "Genesis has the innovation, engineering, and manufacturing capability, and most importantly, the customer value creation mindset required to meet the ever-increasing demands of the European customers. I see this as a rare opportunity to bring something genuinely game-changing to the robotics and automation industries."
According to Stagni, the Genesis LiveDrive® direct drive motor technology complements cutting-edge Industry 4.0 innovation by altering the underlying hardware, enabling more complex AI-based solutions in robotics and motion applications.
At automatica, June 21–24 in Munich, Genesis will demonstrate its LiveDrive® series of direct drive motors, including the LiveDrive® LDD series integrated into ABIflexx's delta robot and Wyzo's world's first high-speed collaborative sidebot, which uses LiveDrive's features to create a collaborative delta robot without the use of protective barriers.
Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. | June 07, 2022
Fabre Engineering, Inc. ("Fabre") has been acquired by Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the "Company" or "Bowman"). Fabre, a civil engineering and land surveying firm based in Pensacola, Florida, was founded in 1981 and serves a wide range of public and private clients in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Fabre specializes in water, stormwater, and wastewater solutions, airports, land use planning for private developers and municipal agencies, and broad-based geomatics and land surveying services under the guidance of Frank Fabre, the company's founder.
Frank and the extended Fabre team have a long history on the Gulf Coast. Our southeast region will no doubt benefit from the addition of Fabre’s skilled workforce and diverse base of clients. We are all excited to welcome Fabre’s team of experienced professionals to Bowman and look forward to the cross-selling, service line augmentation, and collaboration opportunities that will result from this acquisition.”
Gary Bowman, CEO of Bowman
“There’s a significant amount of synergy between Fabre and Bowman,” said Frank Fabre founder, and president of Fabre. “We are looking forward to joining with an organization that shares our work ethic and commitment to quality. I am confident that we have found the right fit for our people and our clients, and I believe that our team will be able to contribute meaningfully to Bowman’s growth along the Gulf Coast and throughout the greater southeast.”
The cash and seller financing were used to fund the acquisition, which the company anticipates to be immediately accretive. The Fabre acquisition is expected to generate around $1.5 million in annual net service billing at first.
Prophecy | June 23, 2022
Prophecy, the leading low-code platform for data engineering, announced the launch of Prophecy for Databricks, a powerful new offering that makes it easier and faster to build data pipelines that deliver the data for business intelligence and machine learning. This platform, with a visual drag-and-drop canvas, enables anyone that wants to do data engineering to visually and interactively develop, deploy and monitor data pipelines on Apache Spark.
Built for use by both seasoned data engineering teams and non-programmer data citizens alike, Prophecy for Databricks enables many more users to build pipelines easily, move them to production and accelerate the transition of companies being data driven. With 10x users enabled, data teams experience a radical increase in operational excellence and data quality enabling them to manage more pipelines than ever before.
IDC has forecasted that data is being created at an annual growth rate of 23%, which mans 181 zettabytes of data will have been created by 2025. With data growing so quickly, corporations are struggling to keep up with processing the data at this pace. According to Gartner, the DBMS market is nearly $80B and grew 22% in just the last year, with the share of cloud DBMS growing even faster than the overall DBMS market.
Existing data engineering products do not meet the needs of companies and have proven to be unnecessarily complex and inefficient. With Prophecy for Databricks, companies can 10x data engineering with dramatic increases in data practitioners doing data engineering, individual productivity, reliability of data pipelines, and data quality.
The industry need for data & analytics far outstrips what can be produced by data engineers programming in notebooks. With this release of Prophecy for Databricks, we're providing powerful, visual tools that enable an order of magnitude more data users to quickly develop data pipelines, at the same level as programmers. This expansion of data engineering to non-programmers is the only way to realize the potential of data at scale."
Raj Bains, CEO and co-founder of Prophecy
With Prophecy for Databricks, companies can modernize their data pipelines on Spark through the platform's core features, which include:
A Visual Development Environment - An intuitive, low-code, drag-and-drop IDE enables all data practitioners, from non-programmer to expert, to develop data pipelines on Spark quickly and easily. The platform turns the visual data pipeline into 100% open-source Spark code (PySpark or Scala), with interactive development and execution to verify that pipeline works correctly every step of the way.
Productivity Enhancement - The ability to build and extend custom data frameworks in the visual elements, standardizes and reuses components, leading to improved efficiency, better collaboration, and reduces risk. GIT integration allows for tracking and versioning of changes, test coverage ensures all changes are unit tested, CI/CD moves changes from development to production with high confidence, and metadata search and lineage ensures data can be tracked all the way back to the source.
Seamless Integration - Prophecy for Databricks integrates smoothly with existing Databricks data stack utilized by enterprises. The technology is deployed within a company's existing Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and integrates with all major data products and is extensible to support additional tools, including Delta Lake.
Through Databricks Partner Connect, users can start using Prophecy directly within the Databricks User Interface (UI).
The Prophecy for Databricks platform utilizes Databricks Workflows to simplify the orchestration and management of production workflows on any cloud, allowing for the running of code reliably in a Databricks cluster.
Prophecy is the low-code data engineering company. Prophecy provides an easy-to-use visual interface to interactively build, deploy, execute, and manage data processing. Using software engineering best practices with GIT, CI/CD, unit tests, and column-level lineage, Prophecy is trusted by enterprises including multiple companies in the Fortune 50 running thousands of data pipelines every day.