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Business Intelligence and Analytics

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

ArangoDB, an open source native multi-model database, is releasing ArangoDB 3.4, enabling developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Major new enhancements in ArangoDB 3.4 include ArangoSearch, a feature which transforms ArangoDB, when combined with traversals or joins in AQL, from a data retrieval to an information retrieval solution;  and full GeoJSON Support enabled by a Google S2 Geo Index library integration.

Posted December 06, 2018

Looker closed a Series E financing round of $103 million that will continue to help boost the company and upcoming innovations. This latest funding round is being led by Premji Invest, with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from Looker's current investors.  Looker has raised a total of $280.5 million since 2013.

Posted December 06, 2018

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, is releasing an update to its platform to simplify customers' development and deployment of applications required for time-sensitive and mission-critical services. This latest version is designed to help enterprises leverage and analyze their data for real-time impact in an optimized manner to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage.

Posted December 05, 2018

Zoomdata, provider of BI, is making advances in multisource analysis that will enable business users to analyze data from multiple data platforms on-the-fly. Zoomdata's new features include Keysets Analytics and Cross-Source Filtering, as well as extensions to Zoomdata Fusion, which virtually consolidates disparate data sources on a common key so they appear as one.

Posted December 05, 2018

Amobee, a global digital marketing technology company serving brands and agencies, has expanded its collaboration with Oracle Data Cloud to become one of the first companies to activate third-party data across programmatic and social media through its platform, providing marketers seamless activation across digital channels.

Posted December 05, 2018

C3 is releasing version 7.8 of its platform, delivering improvements for developers, data scientists, and end users. The update introduces a new C3 Integrated Development Studio, (C3 IDS), enhanced security, improved performance and scalability, new model management capabilities, updated machine learning pipelines, local Docker development environments, and other features across the suite of SaaS C3 Applications. In addition, new virtual data lake support enables organizations to use the C3 Platform to connect to multiple, existing local data stores (e.g., Oracle Database, SAP HANA, SQL Server, AWS S3, Azure Blob, Apache HDFS, Apache Hbase, Postgres, Cassandra, AWS DynamoDB, and MongoDB) while providing developers and data scientists a virtual unified data access layer.

Posted December 05, 2018

The 2018 Microsoft Ignite conference was overflowing with attendees this year, as user enthusiasm continues to grow with the advent of CEO Satya Nadella.

Posted December 04, 2018

Everything changes—especially when we seek to automate tasks. Automation is leading to amazing consumer benefits—from vehicles to clothing to voice-activated devices—and making our lives better. In the workplace, as automation becomes applied to repetitive tasks that are being handled manually, people become concerned about their livelihoods. Will they lose their jobs? How will they provide for themselves and their family? How will automation impact them personally?

Posted December 04, 2018

South African technology distributor Axiz is partnering with BlueFinity for the distrubution of Evoke. The partnership will enable Axiz to distribute Evoke to customers across the South African continent as well as providing for the support, development and implementation services associated with the development of business apps. Axiz will also employ Evoke to design and develop its own apps for the benefit of its customers.

Posted December 04, 2018

Pick Cloud is introducing another cloud hosting option that bundles printing and reporting as part of its Google cloud offering. "It is now easier than ever for MultiValue customers to enter the cloud. Those wanting to start their journey securely and affordably can now do so with our cloud starter pack," said Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud.

Posted December 04, 2018

BlueFinity is introducing new features to its signature platform Evoke, enabling new machine learning and AI capabilities. To improve help and support for end-users of an Evoke App a new Chatbot feature is being added, giving gives users chat-style AI support.

Posted December 04, 2018

The call for speakers is officially open for the sixth annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 21-22, 2019. Whether you are an IT practitioner or a business stakeholder, we encourage you to consider participating in this exciting conference. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 14, 2018.

Posted December 04, 2018

Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, is releasing a suite of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that combine machine reasoning, natural language processing, and machine learning. Melissa Informatics' Sentient (MIS) solution is a new and unique set of clinical data quality and integration tools that turn diverse, dirty, and disconnected data into a clean, research-ready data resource.

Posted December 04, 2018

TigerGraph, a graph analytics platform for the enterprise, is introducing TigerGraph Cloud, a robust way to run scalable graph analytics in the cloud. Users can get their TigerGraph service up and running, tapping into TigerGraph's library of customizable graph algorithms to support key use cases including AI and machine learning.

Posted December 04, 2018

Data governance works behind the scenes to deliver the trust and compliance every data citizen needs to help drive their business forward. But for too many organizations, data governance still just means control when it can open the door to a whole lot more.

Posted December 03, 2018

Zendesk, Inc. is launching Sunshine, an open and flexible customer relationship management (CRM) platform built completely in the public cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Zendesk Sunshine enables businesses to connect and understand all their customer data, wherever it lives, and gives their developers the ability to build and deploy customer apps and services faster.

Posted December 03, 2018

IBM has announced IBM Talent & Transformation, a new business to help companies and their employees flourish in the era of AI and automation. IBM Talent & Transformation is targeted at providing not only AI skills training, but also helping companies drive the changes necessary to use AI to empower employees, transform workflows, eliminate bias, and build a modern workforce.

Posted December 03, 2018

Immuta, a provider of enterprise data management solutions for artificial intelligence (AI), and­ Collibra, an enterprise data governance and catalog software vendor, have formed a strategic partnership to enable data governance and data science teams to rapidly author complex data access policies.

Posted November 30, 2018

Syncsort, a provider of Big Iron to Big Data software, is acquiring EView Technology, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based provider of software for integrating mainframe and IBM i data into leading enterprise IT management platforms, including ServiceNow. The acquired products and expertise build on Syncsort's leadership in the growing Big Iron to Big Data market, expanding the number of next-generation platforms Ironstream delivers critical mainframe and IBM i data to for advanced analytics.

Posted November 29, 2018

Qubole, the data activation company, is unveiling a solution that runs on Amazon SageMaker, allowing data scientists to harness the power of machine learning. The solution uses Qubole Notebooks and Apache Spark to explore, cleanse, and prepare data, while leveraging the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build, train, and deploy ML models at any scale.

Posted November 29, 2018

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is introducing a new feature that will allow Liquibase users access to Datical's platform for automating database releases. The millions of software professionals that use the Liquibase open source project can upgrade to an solution offering efficiency, speed, and risk reductions for all database deployments without having to change their existing process or workflow, according to Datical.

Posted November 28, 2018

The data lake has become accepted as an important component of a modern data architecture, enabling a wider variety of data to be accessed by users. Yet, challenges persist. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, talked about the cultural transformation underway as companies increasingly realize the power of data, and the tools and technologies helping them to expand what is possible.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is expanding SAP Leonardo's machine learning capabilities based on its upgraded SAP Conversational AI service, enabling companies to build increasingly sophisticated corporate chat bots easily. SAP is also investing in intelligent robotic process automation (RPA) that is intended to help SAP automate repetitive processes across its portfolio. And SAP plans to release smart application design capabilities in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is introducing SAP Cloud Platform innovations that will allow customers to connect their demand chain to their supply chain, meet new privacy and security regulations, and provide an exclusive cloud environment for their critical applications.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is acquiring Contextor SAS, a provider of robotic process automation (RPA) integrations, to help SAP accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning portfolio. Contextor's RPA technology relieves business software users from performing repetitive tasks and enables both attended and unattended RPA within and across applications.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is acquiring Qualtrics, a provider of the experience management (XM) software category that helps organizations to thrive in today's experience economy. Together, SAP and Qualtrics aim to accelerate the new XM category by combining experience data and operational data to power the experience economy.

Posted November 28, 2018

Oracle DBAs and managers are under pressure to deliver high-performing and responsive systems that can scale with the business. Many enterprises are turning to cloud solutions and automation to reduce costs and increase their agility and capacity. The use of public cloud services among Oracle database sites is increasing, particularly in the area of backup and recovery. At the same time, most transaction environments still remain on-premises today.

Posted November 28, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing new features for its SaaS-based DevOps portfolio consisting of Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly.

Posted November 21, 2018

Sigma Computing is launching a better way explore and understand data stored in cloud data warehouses, providing access to Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift and other cloud data warehouses. Despite billions of dollars invested in data analytics tools in recent years, two-thirds of people still use Microsoft Excel to manipulate data. Sigma aims to change that with a better cloud analytics solution.

Posted November 19, 2018

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, is releasing Kyvos Version 5, delivering enterprise-class OLAP with instant response times and unlimited scalability. The update provides businesses with a cloud native way to elastically scale and draw intelligence from exponentially growing data workloads, allowing enterprises to glean critical insights from today's largest data sets while also enabling real-time queries to be run on data as soon as it arrives.

Posted November 16, 2018

Veritas Technologies, provider of enterprise data protection, is unveiling Veritas Predictive Insights, a new solution that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to deliver always-on proactive support. Utilizing years of encrypted event data from thousands of Veritas appliances, Veritas Predictive Insights' cloud-based AI/ML Engine monitors system health, detects potential issues, and creates proactive remediation before problems can occur.

Posted November 16, 2018

BlueData, provider of container-based software, and H2O.ai, an open source leader in AI, will partner to advance AI and machine learning (ML) deployments. The collaboration includes integration of H2O.ai's full suite of products - including open source H2O, H2O Sparkling Water for machine learning with Spark, and the automated H2O Driverless AI - with the container-based BlueData EPIC software platform.

Posted November 14, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is introducing two new performance features - automatic clustering and materialized views - that will optimize query performance, eliminating the manual work associated with other data warehouse solutions. When combined, these features can deliver an exponential increase in performance, generating even faster and deeper insights from all of an organization's data by all of its business users.

Posted November 14, 2018

SnapLogic, provider of an integration platform, has announced SnapLogic Data Science, a new self-service solution to accelerate the development and deployment of machine learning with minimal coding.

Posted November 14, 2018

Cloudability, a provider of cloud financial management and operations, is integrating its cloud cost management platform with monitoring and analytics platform provider, Datadog. This integration will help customers achieve cloud excellence by delivering performance efficiency recommendations that are cost optimized, a key requirement of financial cloud management and cloud agility.

Posted November 14, 2018

Artificial intelligence and machine learning is all around us today from recommendation engines that serve up internet ads to conducting fraud checks as we process our digital payments. But not all machine learning/artificial intelligence is the same: some is built with offline models whereas others are built with real-time infrastructure.

Posted November 13, 2018

Arun Murthy—CPO and co-founder of Hortonworks—who will also serve as CPO at Cloudera after the merger is complete—recently shared his thoughts on what's ahead for 2019. According to Murthy, data at the edge, AI, IoT, open source, and cloud will all factor in strongly in organizations' plans for analytics and governance.

Posted November 12, 2018

ScyllaDB, the real-time big data database company, is releasing Scylla Open Source 3.0, introducing new production-ready capabilities. The company also previewed Scylla support for concurrent OLTP and OLAP, an industry first that enables simultaneous transactional and analytical processing.

Posted November 09, 2018

MarkLogic Corporation, a NoSQL database provider, will offer a complete cloud services portfolio, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The portfolio will give enterprise customers fast, flexible and cost-effective access to operational data hubs and dynamic query services that are essential for breaking down data silos and putting corporate data to work, according to MarkLogic.

Posted November 09, 2018

Dell Boomi, a provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software, is updating its integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with new features that will connect and work with a variety of use cases.                                                

Posted November 08, 2018

In a wide-ranging keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2018, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd presented a picture of the issues shaping change in IT. And, as his become a customary part of his presentations, Hurd shared new predictions for the future.

Posted November 07, 2018

Oracle is acquiring DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions. The combination of Oracle and DataFox is expected to enhance Oracle Cloud Applications with an AI-derived company-level data and signals, enabling customers to reach better decisions and business outcomes.

Posted November 07, 2018

The winning developer solutions for Call for Code, an IBM-led initiative to provide technical assistance to people and communities in the wake of natural disasters, have been disclosed.

Posted November 05, 2018

Morpheus Data is rolling out enhancements to its next-gen multi-cloud management platform (CMP) in support of hybrid IT projects. The Morpheus next-generation CMP bridges this gap by simplifying hybrid IT management across clouds, assuring compliance, and providing developers resources on demand.

Posted November 05, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is introducing a new view into cloud environments to help DevOps professionals gain unmatched visibility across the internal aspects of cloud environments. The enhanced functionality within SolarWinds' products Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly can be used individually to provide visibility into cloud-based infrastructure and application performance or used together as a DevOps toolkit to maintain 360-degree visibility into cloud monitoring.

Posted November 05, 2018

Today, more than ever, businesses rely on data to deliver a competitive edge. From startups to Fortune 100 companies, success means increasing efficiency, agility and innovation through better collaboration, visibility, and performance.

Posted November 02, 2018

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