• The newly launched Chronicle service offers extensive data analytics and observability with a strong emphasis on data access.
  • Granica Chronicle offers visibility into data stored in the cloud and access information through an AI-driven, natural language interface.

Granica Computing Inc., an artificial intelligence efficiency platform startup, recently unveiled Chronicle, a new software-as-a-service product powered by generative artificial intelligence that offers visibility and analytics into how data is accessed in cloud object stores.

Granica, which began operations in June with USD 45 million in funding, provides a platform made to assist customers of Google Cloud Storage and petabyte-scale Amazon Web Services Inc. S3 in removing redundant and low-value data. The company claims its solution offers a cutting-edge method for increasing AI efficiency through data privacy and reduction. It allows AI teams using AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage to get the most out of their expanding training data volumes.

The recently launched Chronicle service, integrated into Granica’s AI efficiency platform, offers robust data analytics and observability, specifically emphasizing accessibility. Chronicle also accelerates the time it takes for new customers to realize the value of either Granica Crunch, the platform’s data reduction service, or Granica Screen, the data privacy service.

Given that the service’s repositories are designed to store substantial amounts of file and object data for big data analytics and AI and machine learning training, Granica contends that cloud object stores, including Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage, represent the largest surface area for breach risk. Teams find it challenging to optimize their application environments for cost, ensure compliance, enable chargebacks, and enhance performance as this surface area continues to grow at a petabyte scale due to a lack of visibility.

With the help of an AI-powered, natural language interface, Granica Chronicle offers data at rest and access visibility into cloud object storage platforms. After responding to brief prompts, users are shown pertinent visualizations in the form of graphs and tables that provide crucial information.

With the help of the service, users can assess potential rogue or shadow access, check whether access complies with laws like the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union, reduce the risk of a breach or data loss, and maintain audit trails.

Additionally, Chronicle gives users more information about planning and analyzing possible scenarios to identify the possibility of terminating specific computing resources and establish the baseline performance and service level agreement for supporting applications. Additionally, it can aid in defining the best lifecycle policy for deletion and tiering.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Rahul Ponnala said, “Historically, the options for free visibility tools are either too simplistic or overly complex to solve cloud storage access issues businesses face day to day. These datasets are also typically siloed off, making it hard for teams to see the full picture around how their data is being accessed.”

Ponnala further commented that the design of Granica Chronicle was designed to “deliver the sweet spot customers are looking for — a user-friendly analytics environment bringing data visibility across disparate silos together in one cohesive place.”