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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

Dremio has announced its launch in the data analytics market with the availability of the Dremio Self-Service Data Platform. According to Dremio, its platform allows users to be independent and self-directed in their use of data, while accessing data from a variety of sources at scale.

Posted July 19, 2017

Oracle has expanded the services available through Oracle Cloud at Customer so the portfolio now spans all of the major Oracle PaaS categories and, for the first time, also features Oracle SaaS services.

Posted July 19, 2017

Seeking to protect inventors, innovation and American jobs, eight top technology companies have joined together to form the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA), dedicated to supporting balanced patent policy.

Posted July 19, 2017

Datavail, a provider of managed services for applications, business intelligence, and databases, is acquiring Accelatis, an enterprise performance management software platform company.

Posted July 19, 2017

Zumasys, the parent company of jBASE and a provider of MultiValue software and cloud computing solutions, is collaborating with Indiana-based Ivy Tech Community College and Cook Medical to integrate jBASE into its Software Development certificate program to simulate real-world programming scenarios

Posted July 14, 2017

Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Posted July 14, 2017

Data modelers are responsible for creating and maintaining the conceptual, logical, and physical data models for an organization. These data models are used to define the data requirements that support the business goals, but business stakeholders often have difficulty understanding how these technical documents correlate to their business processes.

Posted July 14, 2017

Bradmark Technologies, Inc., a global provider of monitoring and performance management software for big data and transactional databases, is entering a reseller agreement with Database License Reseller, LLC, Inc., an SAP database technologies and legacy Sybase products and services provider. The agreement will allow Database License Reseller to offer Bradmark's Surveillance DB performance monitoring software to the SAP Sybase database market.

Posted July 12, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is unveiling a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that combines open source machine learning with advanced analytics. The platform, named Magellan will acquire, merge, manage and analyze big data and big content. Magellan's cognitive computing platform offers users machine-assisted decision making, automation, and business optimization, in an easy to use and affordable package.

Posted July 12, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software is launching the latest version of its Adaptive Backup and Recovery (ABR) Suite with new features that help customers secure their digital environments. The ABR Suite combines HPE Data Protector, HPE Backup Navigator, and HPE Storage Optimizer to deliver a centralized, integrated, and streamlined approach to backup and recovery that reduces complexity and automates processes.

Posted July 12, 2017

The Oracle Assessment is an IBM offering to Oracle clients that can help customers craft a business and technology decision with regard to their Oracle spending. Overall Assessment of the in-place Oracle "environment" is a review of all Oracle products that are included in ULA and/or Support Agreements with Oracle. The review can help determine if any "dependencies" exist in the Oracle environment and their effects.

Posted July 11, 2017

Symantec Corp., a cybersecurity company, is acquiring U.S.- and Israel-based Skycure, a provider of software for mobile threat defense. Following completion of the acquisition, Skycure's predictive threat detection techniques will be added to Symantec's enterprise and consumer mobility offerings to help organizations ensure that the devices used by an increasingly mobile workforce are risk-free and secure while accessing corporate resources

Posted July 11, 2017

Extracting the most value of your data through real-time and ad-hoc analytics isn't always as easy as it sounds. Correlating data to various internal and external sources and creating a bridge between structured and unstructured data stores can be a challenge. But, it doesn't have to be a problem with Oracle.

Posted July 07, 2017

The desire to compete on analytics is driving the adoption of big data and cloud technologies that enable enterprises to inexpensively store and process large volumes of data. But, building a modern data architecture can be confusing and time-consuming. From NoSQL and in-memory databases, to Hadoop and Spark, technologies are available that offer new and distinct capabilities to the world of enterprise data management.

Posted July 07, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is acquiring nanoscale.io, a provider of microservices technology and tooling. The acquisition extends and enhances TIBCO's leadership in the development of microservices and APIs that connect and integrate with a more expansive on-premises or hybrid cloud environment, and bolster its Connected Intelligence platform.

Posted July 06, 2017

Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, is acquiring enterprise software providers Syncsort and Vision Solutions from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Upon completion of the $1.26 billion transaction, Syncsort and Vision will be combined, creating what Centerbridge calls a "big iron to big data" platform investment controlled by Centerbridge, and operating under the Syncsort name.

Posted July 06, 2017

To help advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise, IBM has launched a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend, a provider of a reactive application development platform. The companies say that the resulting joint solutions will provide a complete toolchain to help Java and Scala developers build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in both on-premises and cloud environments.

Posted July 06, 2017

Oracle DBAs are inundated with constant work and it's becoming more difficult to keep up with it all. Sometimes, in the rush to balance the workload, an Oracle DBA can forget some fundamental steps which actually might help them stay ahead of the game. Some are tasks to perform just once when the database is initially deployed, others are routine tasks that should be scheduled at regular intervals, and still others are tasks outside the database itself.

Posted July 05, 2017

Often, when working with technical people, they get excited over the latest and greatest piece of software or hardware. They try and get their management excited, but it seems as if their management just doesn't "get" how good it is.

Posted July 05, 2017

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, is releasing MicroStrategy 10.8, updating critical capabilities across enterprise analytics, enterprise mobility, embedded analytics, enterprise cloud, and enterprise IoT.

Posted July 05, 2017

MongoDB has become a favorite among developers in no small part because of its alignment with modern software development practices. Its flexible schemas are compatible with agile software development and the JSON-based document structure is well-matched with modern JavaScript-centric web architectures. However, databases don't exist solely for the convenience of software developers: Data in a database is a critical business asset.

Posted July 05, 2017

This year's DBTA 100 has arrived and with it several leading MultiValue companies were among the vendors spotlighted. The world of data management is constantly changing. The DBTA 100 is DBTA's way of recognizing vendors who are evolving with the times and leading the charge to address new opportunities and requirements.

Posted July 05, 2017

DevOps—the close working alliance between development and operations teams—is catching hold in enterprises dependent on continuously and frequently delivering new versions of software, whether for internal consumption or external services.

Posted July 05, 2017

It's been long acknowledged that data is the most precious commodity of the 21st-century business, and that all efforts and resources need to be dedicated to the acquisition and care of this resource. Lately, however, executives have become enamored with the vision of transforming their organizations into "data-driven" enterprises, which move forward into the future on data-supported insights. So, what, exactly, does the ideal "data-driven enterprise" look like?

Posted July 05, 2017

Big data has been in vogue for years, but many businesses are having a lot of difficulty harnessing value and gaining insights from the voluminous amounts of data they collect. However, there is an often-ignored set of data in the enterprise that is truly actionable, data that can be described as "active" data.

Posted July 05, 2017

Datameer is unveiling SmartAI, a solution for operationalizing deep learning models directly within enterprise data lake environments securely and at scale. SmartAI allows enterprises to democratize data science, taking the deep learning work of data scientists from the lab to the business in production-ready scenarios that meet the big data security, governance, and management standards IT requires.

Posted June 29, 2017

Kinetica, provider of a GPU-accelerated relational database, has closed $50 million in Series A financing to expand its operational team worldwide.The company will use its new funding to hire additional engineering, sales, and marketing talent as well as open new offices throughout the world.

Posted June 29, 2017

Cloud technology has been around in some shape or form for more than 50 years. How can we make such a claim? Let's compare today's cloud computing to computer timesharing from the 1960s. Timesharing was a computing environment that supported multiple users simultaneously. This sounds suspiciously similar to the modern idea of "the cloud."

Posted June 29, 2017

Dell EMC has announced a new platform for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is aimed at helping organizations standardize on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem and provides automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.

Posted June 29, 2017

Emerging from stealth mode this week, Aparna Systems announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer—providing an open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution. Going beyond "hyperconvergence," Aparna says it provides "ultra-convergence" with the combination of compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. "Hyper-convergence is compute and storage with a hypervisor on it. In our case it is that plus networking. We provide the networking software and networking infrastructure," said Sam Mathan, CEO and co-founder of Aparna.

Posted June 29, 2017

Datos IO has announced a new version of its cloud-scale data management platform, RecoverX 2.0, to help organizations be more agile, enhance productivity, and drive operational efficiency as they deploy their next-generation customer-centric applications in the cloud and scale their traditional applications across hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Posted June 29, 2017

Many organizations are now embracing the cloud in order to help reduce their operational costs, but the notion of migrating an Oracle 12c multi-tenancy database from on-premise to the Oracle Cloud may seem like a daunting proposition.

Posted June 29, 2017

There's a wide and growing acceptance that containers are replacing operating systems as the deployment target for application components. While application modules were previously designed to be installed upon a specific version of an operating system on a particular hardware platform, they are now increasingly being designed to run within a virtualized representation of an operating system—most frequently within a Docker container.

Posted June 29, 2017

Many IT organizations are looking to the cloud to move, create, or extend existing database infrastructure. Perhaps yours is one of them. Yes, the world of the database professional is shifting, this we know. The real questions are how is it shifting, and what can you, as a DBA, do to be successful in this new world?

Posted June 29, 2017

Xcalar, a startup offering business analytic solutions, is releasing version 1.2 of its business analytics platform, enabling the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective access to actionable insights. In addition to the platform update, Xcalar also announced it has secured over $21 million in venture funding to date with its Series A round led by Khosla Ventures. Other investors include industry visionaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Diane Greene, and Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Merus Capital.

Posted June 28, 2017

Attivio, a cognitive search and insight platform company, is expanding its strategic relationship with TIBCO Software to offer an OEM of Attivio's data catalog technology.

Posted June 28, 2017

DataCore is launching its DataCore Cloud Replication software solutions on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to support customers' disaster recovery efforts. Customers with on-premises deployments of SANsymphony software-defined storage and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN can use the Microsoft Azure cloud as an added replication location to safeguard highly available systems.

Posted June 27, 2017

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native machine data analytics platform, is receiving a $75 million funding that will lead to the continued growth of Sumo Logic's business. This recent round is led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from new and existing investors including Accel Partners, DFJ Growth, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and others. Sumo Logic has raised a total of $235 million in funding over 7 years.

Posted June 27, 2017

JASK, an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) cybersecurity company, has launched with the announcement of $12 million in Series A funding. According to JASK, while humans are the best defense against cyberattacks today, there is a shortage of candidates to fill cybersecurity roles and many organizations spend too much of their time on common malware infections, leaving them vulnerable to the targeted threats that matter most.

Posted June 27, 2017

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is launching a new capability to the Datical DB platform that automatically monitors the status of every database deployment across the enterprise. The Datical Monitoring Console (DMC) provides teams with visibility into the outcomes of all database deployments, detailing the scope of changes applied and pinpointing the causes of failures - a process that can typically take days or weeks to complete.

Posted June 27, 2017

Redgate is upgrading its pioneering database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, to enable it to clone databases up to 64TB in size, allowing companies to provision copies for development, testing, and diagnostics quicker and easier. SQL Clone creates full copies of SQL Server databases and backups in seconds and uses only a tiny fraction of disk space.

Posted June 22, 2017

Snowflake Computing, a provider of cloud data warehouse technology, is extending its concept of the modern data warehouse to what it calls a "data sharehouse."

Posted June 22, 2017

New England Water Heater is a plumbing services company specializing in water heater repair and installation based in North Waltham, MA. The company provides a centralized service through a network of geographically dispersed plumbing companies in the surrounding region, including its own company, Home Services of New England (HSNE) Plumbing. As a longtime Revelation Software customer, NEWH uses a system on Revelation's OpenInsight 9.4 for business processes such as document management, phone calls, and customer support.

Posted June 21, 2017

There are two types of businesses in the world today: those that run on data and those that will run on data. Data security now sits at the top of nearly every organization's priority list. But with such a high volume of data coming into most businesses every day, how can information security professionals quickly identify which data is the highest priority for protection? After all, security costs time and money, and not all types of data are as sensitive or vulnerable as others.

Posted June 21, 2017

Boxever, which provides an artificial intelligence-based personalization platform for B2C companies, has announced its partnership with the Oracle Marketing AppCloud, and the availability of Boxover's Customer Intelligence Cloud on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Boxover, which is also a Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, offers AI and data analytics capabilities to help marketers improve personalization.

Posted June 21, 2017

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