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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

At Strata + Hadoop World, Pentaho announced five new improvements, including SQL on Spark, to help enterprises overcome big data complexity, skills shortages and integration challenges in complex, enterprise environments. According to Donna Prlich, senior vice president, product management, Product Marketing & Solutions, at Pentaho, the enhancements are part of Pentaho's mission to help make big data projects operational and deliver value by strengthening and supporting analytic data pipelines.

Posted September 26, 2016

As the details of the Yahoo data breach have come to light, the news seems eerily similar to other such cyber-attacks. Data management and security professionals reflected on what the breach means for companies and their customers in terms of current security best practices.

Posted September 26, 2016

MicroStrategy is releasing a comprehensive update to its namesake platform, delivering new certifications to support more enterprise assets, allowing organizations to easily leverage their data investments.

Posted September 22, 2016

Talend is releasing a pre-configured, easy-to-use, virtual environment that gives companies a no-risk, zero-cost way to experiment with the latest big data technologies. Talend's new Big Data Sandbox provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop, visual design environment that makes it easy to build integration workflows, with pre-built, big data use cases, and a step-by-step ‘cookbook' that allows those with limited expertise to get up and running on Hadoop in minutes.

Posted September 21, 2016

SnapLogic is extending its pre-built intelligent connectors - called Snaps - to the Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store, providing fast, self-service data ingestion, and transformation from virtually any to Microsoft's cloud-based repository for big data analytics workloads. This latest integration between SnapLogic and Microsoft Azure helps enterprise customers gain new insights and unlock business value from their cloud-based big data initiatives, according to SnapLogic.

Posted September 21, 2016

Informatica is expanding its Data Lake Management solution to strengthen and deepen its overall platforms, enabling data analysts to easily find, prepare, govern, and protect data of any size and velocity to more efficiently and confidently drive business value from Hadoop-based data lakes.

Posted September 21, 2016

In his second keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison highlighted key features of Oracle's recent product announcements. While in his first keynote on Sunday night Ellison identified Amazon for infrastructure and Workday for applications as Oracle's chief competitors, throughout his presentation on Tuesday he centered Amazon in Oracle's competitive cross-hairs. In addition, in this 1-hour address, Ellison continued to expand on hybrid on-premise-and-cloud computing, security, and infrastructure as a service capabilities as areas of focus and differentiation in Oracle's ongoing strategy.

Posted September 21, 2016

Blue Medora, a provider of enterprise cloud and data center management, is unveiling SelectStar, a new IT operational analytics (ITOA) platform. The solution combines comprehensive database and cloud infrastructure monitoring to help organizations track and optimize critical database performance and availability metrics.

Posted September 21, 2016

Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison presented his annual opening keynote at OpenWorld 2016 on Sunday night. Amid announcements of new products and services, his remarks repeatedly returned to three key themes.

Posted September 21, 2016

In his keynote on Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd showcased customer success stories and offered three new predictions for the future of cloud, which, he said, represents a generational shift in the IT market.

Posted September 21, 2016

Cloud is changing how the world interacts with data. A majority of enterprises are considering, and many have already deployed, cloud services for applications, platform, and infrastructure needs.

Posted September 21, 2016

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement technology, has made updates to the RedPoint Convergent Marketing Platform to solve what it describes as a customer engagement gap facing marketers today. The new version of the platform is aimed at helping marketers become more effective in coordinated cross-channel campaigns, including those integrating Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Posted September 20, 2016

Melissa Data, a provider of global contact data quality solutions, has introduced active data quality tools and services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Posted September 20, 2016

Trifacta is releasing an enhanced version of its namesake platform, further boosting its data wrangling capabilities and bolstering the solution for more data sources and diverse users. The v4 release extends the ability of users to directly connect to a variety of enterprise data sources, including Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Teradata, and expands support for customers deploying Trifacta in cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

Posted September 20, 2016

"In this coming year, you'll see us aggressively moving into infrastructure-as-a-service," Larry Ellison, Oracle's chief technology officer and executive chairman of the board, said to kick off the company's OpenWorld conference Sunday night at the Moscone Center. In the first of his two scheduled keynote addresses, Ellison went on to outline a number of strategic announcements that aim to strengthen the company's offerings, as well as to help it compete with Amazon.com, one of its top challengers.

Posted September 19, 2016

Nuxeo, developer of an enterprise content management platform for managing complex digital content at scale, has announced that Goldman Sachs has made a $20 million investment in the company, adding to the $10 million commitment by Kennet Partners announced in June, for a total of $30 million.

Posted September 14, 2016

To help organizations continue to get the most from their data, Big Data Quarterly has published the second annual "Big Data 50," a list of companies driving big data innovation. The Big Data 50 includes forward-thinking companies that are expanding what is possible in terms of managing and deriving value from data.

Posted September 14, 2016

The blood, sweat, and tears that go into enterprise data integrations may not go away anytime soon, but lately, it has become easier to make data from any and all sources more available to people and applications that need it. The cloud—and more specifically, database as a service (DBaaS)—has shifted the challenge of data integration.

Posted September 14, 2016

As data volumes continue to grow along with the number of (mobile) devices, agile jacks-of-all-trades such as enterprise apps are taking the place of standard applications. These programs allow companies to combine analytical functions and transactional capabilities to design flexible business process. At the same time, apps support smart decision-making and offer a link to social networks.

Posted September 14, 2016

With the growth of data variety, volume, and velocity, innovative data management approaches are needed. To help organizations get the most from their data, Big Data Quarterly presents the second annual "Big Data 50," our list of companies driving innovation.

Posted September 14, 2016

Clustrix is releasing a new version of its software, designed to help customers meet the challenge of transactional workloads. The new version of the platform combines in-memory processing, containerization, and encryption to improve performance, ease-of-use, and security, according to the company.

Posted September 13, 2016

Percona, provider of MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, is releasing an open source database performance analysis tool that will enable DBAs and application developers to optimize the performance of their MySQL and MongoDB databases.

Posted September 13, 2016

erwin Inc. has acquired UK-based Corso Ltd, a provider of enterprise architecture solutions. erwin has also announced general availability of erwin CloudCore, an integrated cloud bundle consisting of erwin Data Modeler and Corso Agile EA.

Posted September 12, 2016

OpenText Corporation, an enterprise information management software provider, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum. ECD offers a suite of enterprise content management solutions with deep industry focus, including the Documentum, InfoArchive, and LEAP product families. The purchase price is $1.62 billion, which is 2.7 times ECD FY15 revenue of $599 million.

Posted September 12, 2016

At its partner conference this week, Teradata is announcing three key new offerings to support customers choosing hybrid environments spanning cloud and on-premise, and relational and big data technologies.

Posted September 12, 2016

Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, and SAP SE are deepening their strategic partnership with the launch of a new joint initiative to help clients in the discrete manufacturing industries.

Posted September 08, 2016

Data governance is sometimes viewed as a roadblock that keeps data scientists and analysts from turning data into business insights quickly and efficiently. Yet, in the enterprise data and analytics work that we've undertaken for clients across diverse industries, we've found that it's often a lack of sound data governance that prevents organizations from realizing the full value of their data.

Posted September 07, 2016

Can Oracle and its partners keep up with the increasing demands of customers for real-time digital capabilities? Is the Oracle constellation of solutions—from data analytics to enterprise applications—ready for the burgeoning requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT) and data-driven businesses? For Oracle—along with its far-flung network of software vendors, integrators, and partners—times have never been so challenging.

Posted September 07, 2016

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is excited to be joining the Oracle technology community in San Francisco once again at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, September 18-22. IOUG's 30,0000+ member community is comprised of the top Oracle technology experts from around the globe, several of whom will be presenting sessions on hot topics like Data Intelligence, iOT, Data Security, and Cloud migrations.

Posted September 07, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced plans for a spin-off and merger of its non-core software assets with Micro Focus in a transaction valued at roughly $8.8 billion. The software assets include HPE's Application Delivery Management, Big Data, Enterprise Security, Information Management & Governance and IT Operations Management businesses. According to the vendors, added to Micro Focus' complementary portfolio, the combined assets will create one of the world's largest pure-play software companies

Posted September 07, 2016

Datawatch Corporation unveiled an enhanced version of its self-service data preparation solution, making the platform faster and more intuitive. Datawatch Monarch 13.5 empowers business users and data analysts to overcome traditional data access and preparation challenges by enabling them to easily and rapidly mine data from virtually any source and then manipulate, blend, enrich, and prepare it for use in analytics tools or optimizing manually intensive business processes.

Posted September 07, 2016

Dell has completed the acquisition of EMC, creating a $74 billion company with a technology portfolio spanning hybrid cloud, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, platform-as-a-service, data analytics, mobility and cybersecurity. Describing itself as the world's largest privately-controlled technology company, the combined entity will be known as Dell Technologies.

Posted September 07, 2016

VMware and IBM have announced the availability of cloud services to expedite the movement of enterprise workloads to the cloud.

Posted September 06, 2016

Software AG has formed a strategic OEM partnership with Cumulocity, an IoT application enablement platform vendor. By incorporating Cumulocity's device connectivity and management product, Software AG says its Digital Business Platform will provides the foundation for enterprises to securely integrate, link and scale to a network of millions of connected devices, distributed globally over thousands of tenants.

Posted September 06, 2016

GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing (IMC) technologies, has launched InsightEdge, a data grid-enabled real-time analytics platform that incorporates Apache Spark to enhance data analytics. InsightEdge is the first product to be incubated and launched as a result of GigaSpaces' Open Source initiatives for its IMC business.

Posted September 06, 2016

The current driving force for many IT projects is big data and analytics. So how will the job of DBA be impacted as their companies deploy big data analytics systems? The answer, is quite a bit, but don't forget everything you already know!

Posted September 02, 2016

Nimble Storage's Predictive AF-Series All Flash arrays are now certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA platform. As a result, Nimble customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing an additional choice for organizations working in heterogeneous environments. This certification adds to the SAP HANA certification Nimble previously obtained for its Adaptive Flash CS-Series arrays for use as enterprise storage solutions for the SAP HANA platform.

Posted September 01, 2016

Wipro Limited, an information technology, consulting, and business process services company, and Stibo Systems, a provider of master data management solutions (MDM), have formed a partnership through which the two companies will collaborate to offer MDM solutions.

Posted August 31, 2016

SAP is releasing a next generation data warehouse solution for running a real-time digital enterprise on-premise and in the cloud. The new solution, SAP BW/4HANA, will be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) so companies can modernize their data warehousing environments and accelerate their digital journey into the cloud.

Posted August 31, 2016

Teradata has introduced four accelerators to help companies derive value from Internet of Things (IoT) data more quickly. Teradata's "Analytics of Things Accelerators" (AoTAs) are comprised of technology-agnostic intellectual property (IP) and professional services, derived from field engagements in manufacturing, transportation, mining, energy and utilities.

Posted August 30, 2016

The elastic and distributed technologies that run modern applications require a new approach to operations — one that learns about your infrastructure and assists IT operators with maintenance and problem-solving. The interdependencies between new applications are creating chaos in existing systems and surfacing the operational challenges of modern systems. Solutions such as micro services architectures alleviate the scalability pains of centralized proprietary services but at a tremendous cost in complexity.

Posted August 25, 2016

Logz.io, a company that offers ELK (Elasticsearch Logstash and Kibana) as a cloud service, is introducing a new analytics solution that combines machine learning technology with human experience. The new solution, called Cognitive Insights, aims to help companies give their customers a better experience by uncovering data issues before they become problems.

Posted August 25, 2016

While Hadoop can store and access vast amounts of detailed data at lower costs, businesses are still encountering high-performance demands and they face a bevy of business questions. Emerging in-memory frameworks, such as Apache Spark and SAP HANA Vora, are enabling enterprises with the tools to overcome the limitations of batch-oriented processing and achieve real-time, iterative access to data on Hadoop clusters.

Posted August 24, 2016

Magnitude Software is introducing a new platform that will integrate heterogeneous ERP data into SAP S/4 HANA in real time. The solution, dubbed RTD Stream, will enable access to the entirety of an organization's fragmented ERP data, allowing finance professionals to centrally control their operations in a shared services environment.

Posted August 24, 2016

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