Quantum Computing Inc (OTC:QUBT), an advanced technology company developing quantum-ready applications and tools, said Tuesday that it has struck a technology alliance partnership with Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK).
San Francisco, California-based Splunk creates software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data via a web-style interface.
Meanwhile, staffed by experts in mathematics, quantum physics, supercomputing, financing and cryptography, Leesburg, Virginia-based Quantum Computing is developing an array of applications to allow companies to exploit the power of quantum computing to their advantage. It is a leader in the development of quantum ready software with deep experience developing applications and tools for early quantum computers.
“Splunk brings a leading big-data-analytics platform to the partnership, notably existing capabilities in its Machine/Deep Learning Toolkit in current use by Splunk customers,” said the company.
Implementation of quantum computing applications will be “significantly accelerated” by tools that allow the development and execution of applications independent of any particular quantum computing architecture.
“We are excited about this partnership opportunity,” said Quantum Computing CEO Robert Liscouski. “Splunk is a proven technology leader with over 17,500 customers world-wide, that has the potential to provide great opportunities for QCI’s quantum ready software technologies.”
Both the companies will partner to do fundamental and applied research and develop analytics that exploit conventional large-data cybersecurity stores and data-analytics workflows, combined with “quantum-ready graph and constrained-optimization algorithms.”
The company explained that these algorithms will initially be developed using Quantum’s Mukai software platform, which enables quantum-ready algorithms to execute on classical hardware and also to run without modification on quantum computing hardware when ready.
“Once proofs of concept are completed, QCI and Splunk will develop new analytics with these algorithms in the Splunk data-analytics platform, to evaluate quantum analytics readiness on real-world data,” noted the company.
The Splunk platform/toolkits help customers address challenging analytical problems via neural nets or custom algorithms, extensible to Deep Learning frameworks through an open source approach that incorporates existing and custom libraries.
The initial efforts of our partnership with Splunk will focus on “three key challenges: network security, dynamic logistics and scheduling,” said Quantum Computing.
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