Apronomics: March, 2023

Apronomics, is a play on the word ‘macroeconomics’ which seeks to provide a general perspective in three specific domains. Cloud, Digital Transformation, and Web3. This is monthly and sometimes twice a month TL;DR “too long; didn’t read” digital glance that serves as a quick consumption style for those looking for hot topics in Cloud, Digital Transformation, and Web3.


  • Google: Announces the general availability of Dataplex data lineage — a fully managed Dataplex capability that helps you understand how data is sourced and transformed within the organization. (Link)
  • Google: Opens access to Bard, an early experiment that lets you collaborate with generative AI. Bard is powered by a research large language model (LLM), specifically a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA. (Link)
  • Azure: Announce that GPT-4 is available in preview in Azure OpenAI Service. AI models—including GPT-3.5, ChatGPT, and DALL•E 2. (Link)


  • Cisco: Announce its intent to acquire Lightspin Technologies Ltd. a privately-held cloud security software company. Lightspin’s lightweight agentless solution quickly scans your AWS, Azure, and GCP environments and Kubernetes clusters covering virtual machines, containers, and serverless. (Link)
  • SAP: SAP and DataRobot announced a joint partnership to enable customers to train ML models on their data residing in SAP HANA Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. As a result, enterprises can now get powerful insights and predictive analytics from their business data. (Link)
  • OpenAI: Released GPT-4, a newer natural language processing (NLP) model that can render both images and text and produce text outputs. GPT-4 still suffers from similar limitations as earlier GPT models. Most notable is that it “hallucinates” facts and makes reasoning errors. (Link)


  • Web3 Games Collective: The members of W3GC include Yield Guild Games (YGG), Game7, Magic Eden, and Fenix Games formed the Web3 Games Collective to leverage their expertise in creating a wave of breakout blockchain games. (Link)
  • Chainlink: A web3 services platform, is launching a self-service, serverless platform to help developers connect their decentralized applications (dApps) to any Web 2.0 API, like an AWS or Meta service. (Link)
  • Bitcoin NFTs: Bitcoin supports on-chain (native) support for NFTs, known as ordinal NFTs. Ordinals use an arbitrary but logical ordering system called ordinal theory to give each individual Bitcoin satoshi a unique number. (Link)



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