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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

Franz Inc., an early adopter of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and provider of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graph Solutions, is now supporting Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification for validating graph-based data against a set of conditions.

Posted August 15, 2019

Melissa, a provider of global name, address, email, phone, and identity verification solutions is releasing Melissa KYC, a unified compliance tool set enabling businesses to verify the identity of their customers easily, securely, and conveniently.

Posted August 15, 2019

Alegion, the Gold Standard Data Labeling Platform for enterprise data science teams, has completed a $12 million Series A-2 round of funding, allowing the company to accelerate the integration of Active Learning and other strategic technologies into its Machine Learning Data Labeling Platform. This funding round was led by RHS Investments. 

Posted August 15, 2019

Nearly every week of 2018 featured headlines of a new cyberattack on companies that people trust with their data, such as Marriott and Facebook. In years past, the biggest concern for companies was being hit with hefty fines, but now, they risk reputation damage if they breach compliance mandates and regulations when they are attacked.

Posted August 15, 2019

Streaming platforms allow individuals to see data in real-time batches, enabling businesses to analyze data in motion, simplify the development of applications, and extend the value of existing systems by integrating with already implemented applications along with supporting both structured and unstructured data.

Posted August 14, 2019

A relational database is a set of formally described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables. The standard user and application programming interface (API) of a relational database is the Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL statements are used both for interactive queries for information from a relational database and for gathering data for reports.

Posted August 14, 2019

Look to NoSQL for fast, highly scalable access to free-form data. This comes with a few costs, like consistency of reads and other safeguards common to SQL databases. But for many applications, those safeguards may well be worth trading for what NoSQL offers.

Posted August 14, 2019

Highly customized, mission-critical applications have been built on MultiValue database technology, which is sometimes called the fifth NoSQL database technology, for many years now. The MultiValue database dates back to the mid-1960s, with Don Nelson and Dick Pick widely credited as the founding fathers of the technology. Also referred to as Pick or MultiDimensional, a key advantage of MultiValue, is the database structure's use of attributes that can have multiple values, rather than one single value as with relational technology.

Posted August 14, 2019

The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

Posted August 14, 2019

In-memory databases and technologies enable decision makers to get to the information they are seeking rapidly and more readily. While in-memory technology has been on the market for many years, today, the demand for intelligent, interactive experiences requires back-end systems and applications operating at high performance, and incorporating movement and delivery of data faster than ever before.

Posted August 14, 2019

After more than 15 years, there is still probably no technology more aligned with advent of big data than Hadoop. The Apache Hadoop framework allows for the distributed processing of large datasets across compute clusters, enabling scale up from single commodity servers to thousands of machines for local computing and storage. Designed to detect and handle failures at the application layer, the framework supports high availability.

Posted August 14, 2019

Today's database administration solutions help to improve DBA productivity while simplifying repetitive administrative tasks, helping to locate and alleviate performance bottlenecks, and optimizing code.

Posted August 14, 2019

With enterprises juggling more than ever?—from massive data volumes and multiple database platforms, to DevOps and the cloud?—database monitoring is more important than ever. Companies can't afford any database downtime.

Posted August 14, 2019

Social media, the Internet of Things, demands for mobile access, and real-time insights are just some of the factors that have increased the pressure on organizations to change how data is managed. And as a result there have never been so many data management choices to deal with it all.

Posted August 14, 2019

For database development teams, maximizing competence, performance, adaptability, and readiness will help simplify development and allow automation to achieve repeatable processes, all while avoiding potential risks that create downtime. Companies want to generate queries and reports, perform SQL development and optimization, detect and diagnose database problems, automate administration tasks, and more

Posted August 14, 2019

With long downtimes simply unacceptable today, organizations seek solutions with capabilities such as the ability to manage backups seamlessly, manage and monitor backups, ensure data integrity, scale efficiently, restore quickly to any point in time, and provide security features to stay in compliance with local geographic and industry mandates.

Posted August 14, 2019

Data visualization tools have evolved beyond the standard charts and graphs used in Excel spreadsheets, displaying data in more sophisticated ways such as infographics, dials and gauges, geographic maps, sparklines, heat maps, and detailed bar, pie and fever charts. The images may include interactive capabilities, enabling users to manipulate them or drill into the data for querying and analysis.

Posted August 14, 2019

With data virtualizatio the business and IT sides of organizations can work closer together in a much more agile fashion, reducing complexity and boosting productivity. Data virtualization enables artificial intelligence/machine learning and data science initiatives by delivering all the available data to algorithms in real time, said Ravi Shankar, chief marketing officer, Denodo.

Posted August 14, 2019

SnapLogic is releasing the August 2019 version of the SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform, delivering several new innovations that drive better productivity, deeper insights, and higher performance for customers. With this release, SnapLogic makes enterprise integration even faster and easier with new AI capabilities that recommend completed pipelines - from within the user's organization or from the SnapLogic Patterns Catalog - improving productivity and time-to-value for both citizen and expert integrators alike.

Posted August 14, 2019

Stardog, a provider of Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology, is releasing Stardog 7, including a new storage engine that is dramatically faster, providing between 10x and 20x improvement for write performance.

Posted August 14, 2019

Start-up Trinity Cyber is closing on $23 million in funding from top institutional investors led by Intel Capital, allowing the company to further invest in preventing cyberattacks.

Posted August 13, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is enhancing the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold platform, introducing network mapping and discovery, improved vCenter support, and enabling a new public REST API.

Posted August 13, 2019

Athena IT Solutions managing partner Richard Sherman discusses the four prevalent states of data analytics and BI today in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 13, 2019

Lucidworks, a provider of AI-powered search solutions, announced a $100 million funding round from investors, including Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity fund, and TPG Sixth Street Partners, a global finance and investment firm. With the investment, Francisco Partners and TPG Sixth Street Partners join Top Tier Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, and Allegis Cyber.

Posted August 12, 2019

The world's largest and most innovative businesses are turning to enterprise open source databases for mission-critical applications, with the most popular open source relational databases being MariaDB, MySQL, and Postgres.

Posted August 12, 2019

Limitations in data management can prevent Oracle application owners and database administrators (DBAs) from doing their jobs effectively. Oracle application owners are burdened by slow access to data, missed SLAs, and lengthy development processes.

Posted August 09, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, will provide support for Liquibase 3.7, empowering millions of software professionals who use the open source project for managing database schema changes. Additionally, Datical is investing in strategic partnerships with database vendors including Cassandra, Cockroach Labs, Couchbase, and SAP HANA, among others, to increase community contribution.

Posted August 08, 2019

Redgate Software is signing Grupo Babel to its Partner roster to help customers in the region adopt its database DevOps solutions. Based in Costa Rica, Grupo Babel joins a worldwide network of Redgate Partners, all of whom are chosen for their expertise and skills in helping customers get more value out of their IT infrastructure.

Posted August 08, 2019

Here is a list of common wait types and techniques that every DBA (or wannabe DBA) should know. While there are many more wait types than listed here, understanding these will give you a leg up when it comes to optimizing and tuning your SQL Server database performance.

Posted August 07, 2019

As access to data and data sources continues to explode, businesses are being forced to rethink their data strategies to consider more information and power real-time intelligent decisions. That is, however, easier said than done. With the amount of data available that is pouring in from a myriad of sources, it can be difficult to identify what provides value, and what is just noise. Increased data and cloud growth has led to data integration challenges.

Posted August 07, 2019

With the emergence of data-intensive activities such AI and the Internet of Things, workloads are getting heavier for data managers. Data managers have seen increases in data volume over the last 3 years and expect this trend to continue. They are also finding it difficult to keep up with this growth. Many DBAs manage more than 10 databases, with some handling hundreds.

Posted August 07, 2019

EdgeConneX, a provider of Edge Data Centers, is partnering with Rackspace to deliver a combination of enterprise cloud solutions with the global EdgeConneX data center platform. This partnership delivers edge-based cloud solutions to enterprises worldwide and facilitates cloud migrations with options ranging from dedicated bare metal environments to variable hybrid cloud and multi-cloud solutions from best of breed providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, and more.

Posted August 07, 2019

Percona, a provider of open source database software and services, is releasing the Percona Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative, a series of products that expand support for cloud-native applications and makes it easier for organizations to manage their hybrid multi-cloud environments.

Posted August 07, 2019

Established in 1875, Heritage Bank is Australia's largest customer-owned bank with 60 branches in Queensland and broker distribution staff in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. The Rocket MultiValue Application Platform makes it easy to manage data, regardless of structure, without requiring expensive DBA support.

Posted August 07, 2019

Revelation is known for its OpenInsight NoSQL MultiValue database development suite that provides Windows, Web 2.0, and .NET tools to develop and deploy mission-critical applications. In addition to OpenInsight 10, Revelation offers OpenInsight for Web (O4W) which is a rapid web application development tool that lets users generate responsive forms, reports, and dashboards.

Posted August 07, 2019

Zumasys, a provider of NoSQL databases for business-critical Pick applications, is collaborating with ONgroup to release new Pick MultiValue developer extensions for Visual Studio Code, the free open-source editor created by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. Committed to bringing new developers into MultiValue, ONgroup, and Zumasys hope to enrich the community and improve the development experience for both seasoned Pick veterans and for the next generation of MultiValue programmers.

Posted August 07, 2019

Ransomware attacks faded from the headlines after the notorious WannaCry outbreak in 2017 and the frequency of attacks declined in 2018. And yet, with ransomware threats seemingly in the rearview mirror, cybersecurity experts and the Information Security Forum's 2018 Global Security Threat Outlook are suddenly forecasting a major resurgence of ransomware this year.

Posted August 07, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired the business assets of Hadoop pioneer MapR, which provides a data platform for AI and analytics applications powered by scale-out, multi-cloud and multi-protocol file system technology.

Posted August 06, 2019

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, is offering the platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace to address speed challenges faced by organizations in their big data stack around latency, ingestion rate, and scale. GigaSpaces InsightEdge provides a powerful, scalable software platform which co-locates business logic, analytics, and data processing in the same memory space, resulting in extreme performance.

Posted August 06, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired the business assets of MapR, a data platform for AI and analytics applications powered by scale-out, multi-cloud, and multi-protocol file system technology. "MapR's file system technology enables HPE to offer a complete portfolio of products to drive artificial intelligence and analytics applications and strengthens our ability to help customers manage their data assets end to end, from edge to cloud," said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Posted August 06, 2019

Cockroach Labs, provider of the distributed SQL database CockroachDB, is receiving $55 million in series C funding, enabling the company to further grow CockroachDB. The round is led by Altimeter Capital, Tiger Global, and existing investor GV, with participation from existing investors Benchmark, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Work-Bench, and brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $108.5 million.

Posted August 06, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton principal Shelly Brown explains how and why Booz Allen Hamilton established a clearly defined data access process in this clip from her presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted August 06, 2019

Today, the average enterprise has data streaming into business-critical applications and systems from a plethora of endpoints, from smart devices and sensor networks, to web logs and financial transactions. This onslaught of fast data is growing in size, complexity and speed, fueled by increasing business demands and the growth of the Internet of Things.

Posted August 05, 2019

Hitachi Vantara is releasing Pentaho 8.3, introducing a series of features designed to support DataOps initiatives. This latest version delivers improved data agility from customers' edge-to-multicloud environments while facilitating privacy, security, and overall data governance.

Posted August 05, 2019

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing a new cloud migration assessment to help organizations move data workloads to Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud faster and with lower cost. Unravel has built a goal-driven and adaptive solution that provides comprehensive details of the source environment and applications running on it, identifies workloads suitable for the cloud and determines the optimal cloud topology based on business strategy, and computes the anticipated hourly costs.

Posted August 01, 2019

Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, is receiving $28 million from a Series B financing round, allowing the company to increase research and development of Spinnaker.This round was led by Insight Partners and included follow-on investments from all existing investors, including Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, YCombinator, and Javelin Venture Partners. This new round brings the company's total funding raised to date to over $42 million.

Posted August 01, 2019

Dgraph Labs, the cloud-native graph database company, is closing a $11.5 million Series A funding round that will enable the company to expand enterprise features and its user base, support next-generation GraphQL applications and build Dgraph-as-a-Service.

Posted July 31, 2019

As the 2.0 release was rolled out in July, Dipti Borkar, VP, product management and marketing at Alluxio, reflected on the data engineering problems that have emerged as a result of the increasingly decoupled architecture for modern workloads. Just as compute and containers need Kubernetes for container orchestration, Alluxio contends, data also needs orchestration—a tier that brings data locality, accessibility, and elasticity to compute across data silos, zones, regions, and clouds.

Posted July 30, 2019

Dotscience, a DevOps for machine learning (ML) provider, is emerging from stealth with its platform for collaborative, end-to-end ML data and model management. Dotscience provides a tool that manages the complete AI lifecycle by empowering data scientists and ML engineers to work in ways in which they are familiar. Data science and ML teams can take advantage of a platform that is easy to use and provides a single place to collaborate on, develop, test, monitor and deliver their ML projects.

Posted July 30, 2019

Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions managing partner, discusses data's three states—integrated, as-is, and curated/integrated—and what's required for analysis in each state in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted July 30, 2019

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