The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, announced the graduation of Argo, which will join other graduated projects such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy.
Swim announced Swim Continuum 4.1.
The newly enhanced product introduces a new UI framework optimized for large-scale streaming applications and lets DevOps teams ensure highest performance for event-driven applications.
The company also announced additional funding from Verizon Ventures LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc., a Swim customer, as well as from existing investors. The new funding will be used to expand the company's engineering, sales and marketing teams.
Swim Continuum 4.1 is designed to meet the most demanding requirements and has been successfully deployed in production to analyze exabytes of streaming events. Its new, high-performance UI framework is able to continuously update the application UI with streaming data from millions of backend objects, unlike other UI frameworks that are hobbled by REST and render UI components on a request/response basis. Swim Continuum can be used for dashboard views, but the platform excels at generating map views from real-time mapping layers that are driven by Swim’s underlying, purpose-built rendering engine, optimized for handling huge numbers of propagated state changes.
Other new capabilities in Swim Continuum 4.1 include:
- End-to-end application and infrastructure management capabilities - offering DevOps teams a simple Java developer experience that lets developers write and test applications on a laptop, then deploy code, unchanged, to hundreds or thousands of runtime instances across edge and cloud environments. Swim Continuum 4.1 automatically assembles an application on-the-fly from raw streaming data, as a dataflow graph of linked, stateful microservices called Web Agents – similar to digital twins of data sources.
- Powerful management plane tools – allowing Ops teams to manage the application lifecycle, including deployment (for example on Kubernetes), auto-scaling and high availability, with comprehensive operational visibility. Swim Continuum 4.1 also offers new cluster partitioning and management capabilities. By providing better cluster metrics and introspection for individual clusters and partitions, Swim customers can benefit from better visibility and improved operations for their application environment.
- Pre-built connectors to Apache Kafka and Apache Pulsar – developed to turn message brokers into streaming APIs for every real-world entity, which allows developers to compute, score, aggregate, analyze and visualize the data from their digital twin.
“Streaming event data – from products, infrastructure, and applications – has emerged as an important new class of data that contains clues to help organizations quickly adapt to changing conditions and respond automatically,” said Ramana Jonnala, CEO, Swim. “Swim Continuum 4.1 is an easy to use, production-grade platform for distributed applications that need to analyze, aggregate and respond on-the-fly to streaming events from millions of streaming data sources.”
Swim Continuum 4.1 is available immediately for evaluation and deployment.