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The world of Business Intelligence and Analytics is evolving quickly. Increasingly, the emphasis is on real-time Business Intelligence to enable faster decision making, and on Data Visualization, which enables data patterns to be seen more clearly. Key technologies involved in preparing raw data to be used for Business Intelligence, Reporting and Analytics – including ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load), CDC (Change Data Capture), and Data Deduplication – support a wide range of goals within organizations.



Business Intelligence and Analytics Articles

Qubole unveiled a new feature to its Qubole Data Service (QDS) called auto-caching, a next-generation disk cache for cloud storage systems that works across different data engines.

Posted June 28, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc.,is partnering with AtScale to resell AtScale's technology, providing users with the ability to query data without any data movement from any business intelligence tool.

Posted June 28, 2016

Catalogic Software, a provider of software-defined copy data management (CDM), has released ECX 2.4, the newest version of its software platform that adds Oracle and SQL application-aware integration, support for EMC Unity storage, native support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and deepening integration with popular DevOps tools.

Posted June 28, 2016

Attunity Ltd. is releasing a new version of Attunity Visibility for Hadoop with enhanced technology to enable comprehensive data usage analytics for large-scale and fast-growing Hadoop Data Lake environments. The new release brings "a very unique, needed solution to the fast and growing market of Hadoop," said Itamar Ankorion, EVP of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted June 28, 2016

MapR Technologies is introducing a new initiative that will help support Hadoop deployments and increase user and administrator productivity.

Posted June 28, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit this week in San Jose, Teradata is announcing the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto, including Information Builders, the Looker Data Platform, the Qlik visual analytics platform, the Tableau Business Intelligence (BI) tool suite, and ZoomData. In addition, MicroStrategy has committed to certify, and testing is complete with Microsoft Power BI.

Posted June 27, 2016

SnapLogic, which provides a data and application integration platform as a service (iPaaS), has launched a new partner program. The program is intended to help enable a global ecosystem of technology, services, and reseller partners that can help customers to accelerate adoption of big data technologies, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud data management by accelerating integration and driving digital transformation in the enterprise.

Posted June 27, 2016

IBM has introduced an update to its DB2 database software. IBM says the new release, IBM DB2 V11.1, will help developers more easily bridge on-premises applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture. IBM DB2 is also SQL-compatible with Oracle Database, making it possible to leverage existing skills to move applications from Oracle to DB2, according to IBM.

Posted June 27, 2016

A new study finds that the average cost of a data breach for companies has grown to $4 million, representing a 29% increase since 2013. According to the study, from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, cybersecurity incidents continue to grow in both volume and sophistication, with 64% more security incidents reported in 2015 than in 2014. The study found that companies lose $158 per compromised record.

Posted June 27, 2016

Cisco has unveiled Cisco Tetration Analytics, which is designed to help customers gain wider visibility across all aspects of their data center in real time. The data center analytics platform gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyzes the information using advanced machine learning techniques to address critical data center operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and the move to a whitelist security model. "Think of it as a time machine for your data center," said Yogesh Kaushik, senior director of product management, Tetration, Cisco.

Posted June 27, 2016

Pepperdata is unveiling a new tool that will evaluate and assess Hadoop clusters and provide visibility into current cluster conditions.

Posted June 27, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Teradata announced the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto.

Posted June 27, 2016

Talend has released the newest version of its Data Fabric, an integration platform for both developers and business users whether their applications are on-premises or in the cloud. The updated platform now features enterprise-grade support for data preparation, a solution that reduces the time required for collection and analysis of data.

Posted June 27, 2016

Big data with its increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data is causing organizations to see their data as a valuable commodity and creating new business models. But central to that value, says Amit Walia, chief product officer of Informatica, is the ability to bring all data together to get a single view. Here, Walia discusses the three key challenges organizations face, and what he sees as the biggest disruptor on the horizon.

Posted June 23, 2016

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, has introduced the latest update to the company's MicroStrategy 10 platform, which adds new features spanning analytics, mobility and security, and makes the platform faster and easier to use.

Posted June 23, 2016

Data is moving quickly throughout organizations. How to move, manage, and store all this data is becoming a critical concern. Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Margaret Hamburger, principal product marketing director of database at Oracle, recently engaged in a DBTA webinar where they discussed cloud strategies and tactics that Oracle users are currently employing to manage databases in the cloud as well as to improve other capabilities while working in the cloud.

Posted June 23, 2016

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is deepening technical integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the industry's first certification for Apache Atlas, a data governance and metadata framework for Hadoop.

Posted June 23, 2016

SAP is streamlining its analytics portfolio, introducing features and capabilities to simplify the analytics process, strengthen the brand, and give users greater access to the cloud. The updated offerings include SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, formerly known as SAP Cloud for Analytics, and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Moving forward, all analytics solutions from SAP will be under the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio umbrella.

Posted June 22, 2016

For those who haven't encountered the term, the "trough of disillusionment" is a standard phase within the Gartner hype cycle. New technologies are expected to pass from a "peak of inflated expectations" through the trough of disillusionment before eventually reaching the "plateau of productivity." Most new technologies are expected to go through this trough, so it's hardly surprising to find big data entering this phase.

Posted June 22, 2016

The data manager now sits in the center of a revolution swirling about enterprises. In today's up-and-down global economy, opportunities and threats are coming in from a number of directions. Business leaders recognize that the key to success in hyper-competitive markets is the ability to leverage data to draw insights that predict and provide prescriptive action to stay ahead of markets and customer preferences. For that, they need to keep up with the latest solutions and approaches in data management. Here are 12 of the key technologies turning heads—or potentially opening enterprise wallets—in today's data centers.

Posted June 22, 2016

BlueData, a provider of a big data as a service platform, is releasing an upgraded version of its EPIC software. Dubbed BlueData's EPIC summer release, it offers comprehensive security controls along with enhancements that allow customers to take advantage of the latest innovations in the big data ecosystem.

Posted June 22, 2016

Announcing a new version of its "data lake in-a-box," Koverse, Inc. has released the Koverse Platform Version 2.0, which provides enhancements for organizations trying to extract value out of their investments in big data and analytics. With this introduction, the company says it is offering enterprises a 30-day guarantee to bring their data into production with a data lake capable of delivering insights for real-world organizational challenges.

Posted June 21, 2016

Rocana, which provides a platform for managing IT operations, is adding new capabilities for the search, ingest, and analysis of operational data. The new release addresses three different dimensions of operational data, according to Eric Sammer, Rocana CTO and co-founder. "We think about this as depth of visibility; the breadth across wired data, application data, infrastructure information, and so on; and range of time."

Posted June 21, 2016

Oracle has unveiled two new models of its Oracle Database Appliance, addressing the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. "Many organizations do not have the time, resources or expertise to build their own system and often struggle managing different platforms and systems. By offering a pre-integrated solution that is optimized for the database and the cloud, Oracle allows organizations of all sizes to free up their IT staff from maintenance and other routine tasks to focus on innovation and core business processes." said Karen Sigman, VP, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle.

Posted June 21, 2016

As storage requirements continue to spiral upward, more organizations are relying on the cloud to help them do data management, backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive, according to a new research report, based on a survey among members of the IOUG that was conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.

Posted June 17, 2016

With the increase in data sources, data types, and data management platforms, new obstacles can also appear, creating difficulties in combining data for important insights. During educational presentations on industry trends and technologies, keynotes, discussions, and hands-on workshops at Data Summit 2016, the philosophies and technical approaches that can help organizations be successful at putting their data to work were addressed.

Posted June 17, 2016

As the growing size and complexity of database environments strain resources at most IT departments, many are looking for ways to standardize infrastructure and automate routine tasks to free up assets. Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Sam Lucido, director for technical applications marketing at EMC Corp., recently discussed strategies for Oracle users and IT, including the results of a new survey conducted in partnership with the IOUG, VMware, and EMC regarding obstacles data managers face while managing networks and delivering reliable information.

Posted June 17, 2016

What's on the horizon for big data, analytics, and business intelligence as technology evolves faster and faster? In Data Summit's 2016 closing keynote John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, at Radiant Advisors, discussed how technology will evolve and grow in the future.

Posted June 17, 2016

Here we go again - yet another world changing innovation. Billions of dollars are being invested to develop and deploy this next-generation industry. Many existing methods of doing business, and businesses themselves, will be disrupted and replaced by this new wave of technology. What is this wondrous new innovation? Why it is the Internet of Things (IoT) of course.

Posted June 17, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. is enhancing its Global Professional Services (GPS) program to support and enable Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms customers.

Posted June 16, 2016

IMS Health, a provider of healthcare information and technology solutions, and Reltio, a data-driven applications and modern data management company, have announced that IMS Health is offering Reltio Cloud with its Nexxus Commercial Application Suite and IMS One platform. Through the alliance, IMS Health says it will offer life sciences organizations new options for access to big data technologies, pre-integrated data and high-performance analytics.

Posted June 16, 2016

Organizations are always looking at new ways to fully derive value from data analytics. Business users need to become self-reliant data explorers and IT departments need to empower them by providing the right tools and environment for fast, easy and wide-ranging data access, according to experts

Posted June 16, 2016

Google, whose name has become synonymous with search, made two key announcements for enterprise customers, with the most notable being its new enterprise search tool called Springboard.

Posted June 15, 2016

Email on Acid has launched an email testing, tracking, and deliverability application on the Oracle Marketing AppCloud. Email on Acid helps marketers build, test and track email campaigns to improve marketing efforts through integration to the Oracle Marketing Cloud.

Posted June 15, 2016

Almost all organizations have migrated at least some infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, just 9% of IT departments have not migrated anything. Furthermore, databases rank in the top three for both infrastructure already migrated to the cloud and infrastructure with the highest priority for future migration.

Posted June 15, 2016

While the established data warehouse excels at core analytics, enterprises need to be more agile than ever before because of the Internet of Things. In a recent DTBA roundtable webcast, Joe Caserta, president and CEO of Caserta Concepts, and Wendy Lucas, program director for IBM Data Warehouse marketing at IBM, discussed the benefits of data warehousing approaches in the cloud.

Posted June 13, 2016

Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion that is expected to close this calendar year. The announcement of the definitive agreement for purchase was made by Microsoft in an article posted on the Microsoft News Center.

Posted June 13, 2016

Splice Machine has announced that it is releasing its database management system, a dual-engine RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, as an open source platform. The community edition will be free for members of the open source community, allowing them to use as well as modify source code, whereas the enterprise edition will include a set of proprietary tools focused on operational features that enable DBAs and DevOps teams to maintain, tune, and keep the platform secure while it's live.

Posted June 10, 2016

Alteryx, Inc., a provider of self-service data analytics, is expanding its self-service analytics capabilities for analysts using the Salesforce platform. Alteryx is improving its integration with Salesforce Wave Analytics as well as updating read / write capabilities across the Salesforce Customer Success Platform.

Posted June 10, 2016

Cloudera is collaborating with Microsoft to build a new open source platform that will reduce the burden on application developers leveraging Spark. The two entities, together with other open source contributors, have built a new open source Apache licensed REST-based Spark Service, called Livy, which is still in early alpha development.

Posted June 09, 2016

Many of the NoSQL tools out there, such as MongoDB, Couchbase, Hadoop, and others, purport to be leading a revolution and breaking the bonds of servitude to the restrictive, inflexible, established, relational market. They claim users need more, users need better … and they are there to help. Of course, when speaking about those relational flaws, the comments always focus on problematic aspects of a DBMS' physical implementation.

Posted June 09, 2016

Keeping your DBMS software up-to-date can be a significant job. The typical release cycle for DBMS software is every 18 to 36 months for major releases, with constant bug fixes and maintenance updates delivered in between those major releases.

Posted June 09, 2016

Digital transformation is taking place at an accelerated rate in the world today. CIOs are struggling to maintain legacy systems, while the world around them continues to transform at a rapid pace. At the same time, clients are expecting IT professionals to support the latest technology that becomes available. As IT continues to lag behind the digital wave, clients are becoming impatient and moving toward cloud technologies such as PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, and DBaaS to address their business requirements.

Posted June 09, 2016

Entrinsik Inc., developer reporting and business intelligence software, is entering a partnership agreement with Atcore Systems, providing users of Atcore with reporting, real-time analysis, and dashboarding tools.

Posted June 09, 2016

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