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We are proud to announce our 2024 Cloud Award Winners and recognize exceptional innovation and leadership in cloud technology. This year's winners have set new standards in cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge solutions, driving forward the industry and enabling businesses to thrive in a data-driven age.

Cloud Innovation of the Year Winner: Rakuten Symphony

Rakuten Symphony's Telecom Cloud Solutions have been awarded Cloud Innovation of the Year for their groundbreaking hyperconverged Kubernetes platform. Designed specifically for storage and network-intensive applications, such as data lakehouses, this platform stands out for its ability to automate complex applications in minutes, delivering unparalleled cloud-native agility and scalability. With features like Rakuten Cloud Native Platform, Orchestrator, and Storage, it addresses the challenges of Day 1 deployment and Day 2 lifecycles, particularly in 5G/Edge deployments. Its top differentiators include optimized stateful edge deployments, end-to-end automated lifecycle management, and a user-friendly UI, making it a game-changer for telecom operators.

Cloud Infrastructure Solution of the Year Winner: Azul Platform Prime

Azul Platform Prime has been named Cloud Infrastructure Solution of the Year for its exceptional performance in reducing cloud infrastructure costs while enhancing application performance. As a commercial distribution of OpenJDK, Azul Platform Prime offers superior performance, consistency, and efficiency, backed by 24x7 support. It excels in improving application performance and latency, optimizing cloud costs, and enabling application modernization without the need for code changes. With unique features like Falcon JIT Compiler and C4 Pauseless Garbage Collector, Azul Platform Prime stands out for its ability to deliver consistent execution and increase engineering capacity.

"In today's data-driven age, innovation in cloud technology is more crucial than ever," said David Campbell, CEO of Tech Ascension Awards. "This year's winners exemplify the cutting-edge advancements and leadership that are driving the industry forward. Their contributions are not only enhancing cloud technology capabilities but also empowering businesses to achieve new heights of efficiency and performance."

For more information about the Tech Ascension Awards and submitting your innovation for recognition, please visit Tech Ascension Awards website.

We are proud to announce the Mobile World Congress 2024 Best of Show winners! This year's event showcased an unprecedented level of innovation, with companies homing in on the major industry trends of AI, mobility, sustainability, and security. The Tech Ascension Awards offered a special category of awards for this year knowing how monumental this event would be to the technology industry.

"Mobile World Congress 2024 was a testament to the incredible strides being made in the tech industry," said David Campbell, CEO of Tech Ascension Awards. "Our winners this year not only embraced but excelled in setting new standards for technology innovation and excellence in the age of AI."

The winners were selected based on their ability to demonstrate groundbreaking technology and a commitment to advancing the industry at the show. The diverse range of winning products and services highlights the multifaceted nature of technological advancement and its impact on various sectors.

The 2024 Mobile World Congress Best of Show' winners are:

Deloitte - leading audit, consulting and advisory services


Oracle - leading cloud application and cloud platform services provider


Accenture - leading global professional services company


Micronet Union - global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories

Micronet Union

The Tech Ascension Awards congratulates all the winners and looks forward to seeing their continued impact on the tech industry. Learn more about additional Tech Ascension Award categories.

In the realm of fraud prevention, Mastercard Identity has emerged as an undisputed leader, earning the 2023 Tech Ascension Award, Best Identity Management Solution for its comprehensive and intelligent approach to combating fraud. With the ever-evolving landscape of digital transactions, the need for robust identity verification and authentication tools has never been more critical. Mastercard Identity has not only risen to this challenge but has set new standards in fraud prevention.

The Power of Mastercard Identity

At its core, Mastercard Identity is a suite of capabilities driven by machine learning and data science. Its mission: to empower businesses to make real-time risk decisions about their customers. In today's global digital economy, where transactions occur across borders and digital platforms, trust is paramount. Mastercard Identity ensures that every digital interaction feels like a secure and local transaction, regardless of the geographical or digital distance involved.

This innovative solution caters to a wide range of entities, including merchants, financial institutions, digital marketplaces, and risk decisioning providers. It offers a collaborative ecosystem for exchanging rich identity data that validates, verifies, and authenticates consumers globally, at scale. The result is a seamless and secure digital experience, safeguarding businesses and consumers from the pervasive threat of fraud.

Why Mastercard Identity Stands Out

  1. Holistic Approach to Fraud Prevention: Mastercard Identity's multifaceted approach sets it apart. It utilizes a global network of data and employs highly intelligent machine learning to analyze user behavior and transaction data comprehensively. Rather than relying solely on traditional identity verification methods, it cross-references various elements of an identity, such as name, email, phone, IP, address, and device. This holistic view allows it to detect anomalies and red flags associated with synthetic identities and fraud attempts.

  2. Continuous Monitoring and Real-time Management: Mastercard Identity excels in continuous endpoint monitoring and real-time device management. It tracks user behavior over time, learning their preferences and transaction patterns. This proactive approach enables it to spot fraudulent activities or deviations from typical user behavior, providing early warnings and mitigating potential threats.

  3. Versatility in Fraud Prevention: Whether it's synthetic identity fraud, scams, or investment fraud, Mastercard Identity is a versatile solution. It adapts to new and evolving threats by intelligently assessing individual behavior. By recognizing normal user behaviors, it can swiftly identify unusual activities, even if the attacker has physical access to the device. This adaptability ensures protection against a wide range of fraud tactics.

In an era where digital transactions have become the norm, the need for robust fraud prevention solutions cannot be overstated. Mastercard Identity stands as a beacon of innovation and effectiveness in this crucial domain. Its ability to adapt, its comprehensive approach to fraud prevention, and its real-world impact make it a worthy recipient of the Tech Ascension Award. As fraudulent activities evolve, Mastercard Identity continues to set the standard for secure, seamless, and trusted digital transactions.

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