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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

In a new release of Logi Vision, Logi Analytics is combining new analytical capabilities with social features to support data discovery for users ranging from data scientists to anyone who needs data-driven insights. Logi Vision 1.3 is being made available to try as a downloadable, full-featured version, so anyone can work with their spreadsheets, cloud applications and corporate data within the security of their workplace, or via a hosted trial option.

Posted September 02, 2014

Providing the opportunity to breathe new life into existing Windows applications, Embarcadero Technologies has launched RAD Studio XE7, a complete solution to build connected apps for Windows, Android, iOS, Mac OS X, gadgets, and wearables.

Posted September 02, 2014

The Internet of Things integrates multiple wired and wireless communication, control, and IT technologies, which connect various terminals or subsystems under a unified platform that uses open and standardized data technologies such as XML/web services/SOA. So how will this impact you and/or your organization? The biggest areas of concern are security and privacy.

Posted September 02, 2014

Oracle has released Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4, which provides an updated user experience, customer-driven enhancements across the suite, and more integrations to Oracle Cloud Solutions. "Organizations today need to provide the workforce with a more modern user interface, and address business challenges with greater automation and efficiency," said Cliff Godwin, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development.

Posted August 27, 2014

With the opportunities and obstacles presented by developments such as big data, cloud, and mobility, the challenges of managing and extracting value from data have never been greater. At the same time, the array of technology options for storing, protecting, integrating, enhancing and analyzing data has exploded. To help add perspective and acknowledge the products and services that have been deemed to provide unique value to customers, DBTA created this new competition. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards.

Posted August 27, 2014

Kore Technologies will be one of the featured vendors at Encounter, the annual Eclipse Users Group Conference, taking place September 17-19 in Atlanta. Mark Dobransky, co-founder and managing partner of Kore, will present a session titled "Integration and Data Warehousing with Eclipse" on Friday, September 19, at 2 pm. The presentation will include a live demonstration of Kourier Integrator's data warehousing capabilities.

Posted August 27, 2014

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is deploying Entrinsik Informer as its new reporting solution to allow end users to create and run their own reports, and leverage dashboard creation and data analysis capabilities. In evaluating new solutions, NIACC sought to implement a reporting solution that could be set up to easily answer questions as they arise; and provide the ability to join tables and views in the background giving the end user access to more data with less reliance on technology services.

Posted August 27, 2014

In a recent DBTA webcast, presenters Dale Kim of MapR, Rich Reimer of Splice Machine, and Mark Davis of the Dell Software Group outlined some optimal approaches for exploiting the new opportunities and addressing the data management challenges that come hand in hand with big data.

Posted August 26, 2014

With the game-changing potential of big data, data governance continues to grow in importance. To better understand the impact of new data sources on data governance practices, IBM commissioned Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., to survey IT and business stakeholders at organizations across North America. The survey report has just been released and is now available.

Posted August 26, 2014

Improvements for mobile data management and mobile data virtualization have been added KidoZen's enterprise mobile application platform in order to simplify integration, management and security of enterprise data consumed by mobile applications.

Posted August 25, 2014

During its annual user conference in San Francisco, Couchbase launched the beta release of Couchbase Server 3.0. As part of the beta release, Couchbase is also announcing a contest - the Couchbase Server 3.0 Bug Bash.

Posted August 21, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform how and when decisions are made throughout business and our daily lives, but only if that data can be processed and analyzed effectively. Join DBTA for a special webcast featuring Robert Geiger, vice president, Products, at Translattice; Michael Hummel, CTO of ParStream; and Hannah Smalltree, director of Treasure Data, to learn about the key technologies and practices shaping the future. This webcast takes place August 26 at 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT.

Posted August 21, 2014

Violin Memory, a provider of all-flash storage arrays and appliances delivering application solutions for the enterprise, has introduced data deduplication and compression capabilities in its Concerto 2200 solution. According to Violin Memory, the new Concerto 2200 array update with inline deduplication and compression gives customers maximum storage efficiency, with deduplication rates commonly between 6:1 and 10:1.

Posted August 19, 2014

Many data integration use cases only require simple transformations—and others don't require any transformations at all. For these scenarios, traditional ETL tools are overly complicated and can't deliver data updates as rapidly as business users need. The priority isn't on the T, but rather on the L—expediting data delivery—so users have fresh, accurate data to make business decisions.

Posted August 19, 2014

2014 is turning out to be a banner year for Hadoop. The big data giant is continuing to move forward and expand and evolve as big data technology and big data analytics become more mainstream. Here are six key points that demonstrate the advances being made.

Posted August 19, 2014

At the summer 2014 SHARE conference in Pittsburgh, Brian Peterson, who has been president of SHARE for the past two years, spoke about the challenges facing companies today as they deal with emerging IT requirements and the successful approaches for dealing with the mainframe skills shortage. With SHARE's 60th anniversary coming up, Peterson also reflected on the role SHARE has played in the world economy by supporting technology that is critical to industries such as banking, transportation, and manufacturing.

Posted August 18, 2014

IBM and CSC, a technology services provider, are offering a set of cloud solutions, app development and infrastructure management, and a Center of Excellence (CoE) offering, integration with IBM's SoftLayer, and consulting services.

Posted August 18, 2014

Oracle's Exadata Database Machine X4-8 has been enhanced to provide large performance and memory increases compared to the previous generation. Hardware enhancements include 50% more database compute cores, using the Intel Xeon E7 v2 15-core processors, and up to 6TB of memory per compute node for a total of 12TB per rack. The result, says Oracle, is that the Exadata Database Machine X4-8 can consolidate hundreds of databases and can run massive databases entirely in-memory.

Posted August 13, 2014

The latest release of Oracle Database 12c - 12.1.0.2 - is generally available, and includes the new Database In-Memory technology, an option designed to support faster business decisions by accelerating the performance of Oracle Database applications. According to Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies, the new in-memory option enables customers to gain the competitive advantage of the real-time enterprise "with the flip of a switch."

Posted August 13, 2014

A new, free extension to the Splunk software platform for operational intelligence enables the capture of real-time streaming wire data for additional insights when using Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud for security, fraud detection, compliance, application management, IT operations and business analytics.

Posted August 12, 2014

Splunk, a provider of operational intelligence software, has announced a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA) for Splunk Cloud, along with new lower prices and cloud service plans. Splunk Cloud is a SaaS platform, offering Splunk Enterprise as a cloud service.

Posted August 05, 2014

Caspio has released Caspio HIPAA Enterprise, a HIPAA-compliant edition of its rapid application development platform. With Caspio HIPAA Enterprise, the company aims to support the healthcare industry in leveraging cloud-based applications to improve efficiencies and streamline processes in practice management, patient engagement, and health information management within a secure and compliant environment.

Posted August 05, 2014

Actian has started the Big Data 2.0 Clear Path Program to help companies jumpstart analytics projects and move existing ones into production more rapidly. Developed by data scientists in Actian's Analytics Center of Excellence (COE), the Big Data 2.0 Clear Path Program applies big data concepts for faster time to value, higher accuracy and deeper discovery, leveraging the Actian Analytics Platform.

Posted August 05, 2014

X15 Enterprise, which provides an end-to-end solution for ingesting, indexing, searching and analyzing machine data, is now generally available from X15 Software. According to the vendor, X15 Enterprise allows machine data to remain in HDFS and does not require it to be duplicated into proprietary storage before it can be indexed and analyzed.

Posted August 05, 2014

As demand for IT services and data volumes grow, so do the challenges with managing databases. For Oracle's vast and growing network of independent software vendors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and consultants, these are fast-changing times. With Oracle OpenWorld rapidly approaching, DBTA examines Oracle's current product line-up and evolving ecosystem.

Posted August 05, 2014

Kore Technologies has released a new version of Kourier Integrator, which continues to strengthen Kourier's support for external non-U2 data sources, and provides clients with more options and flexibility when designing ODBC-type exports to extract and transform data.

Posted August 05, 2014

Entrinsik has revamped its website to be easier to use and navigate, with the help of technology partner, Big Bite Creative. In addition, Entrinsik has introduced an interactive Informer Dashboard into the site at www2.entrinsik.com/InformerSugarDashboard, enabling visitors to interact with and get a feel for how dashboards work. Informer Dashboards allow users to see the big picture view of their data in just a few clicks, performing ad hoc data analysis with easy-to-use, interactive visualizations.

Posted August 05, 2014

Presort First Class is a full-service mail provider, offering a complete turnkey operation with the ability to import customers' data into its own systems, print and fold their documents, insert them into envelopes, and then seal and meter the mail before submitting it in bulk to the U.S. Postal Service. A critical aspect of growing the business is staying current with new technology. To stay agile, the company relies on Revelation Software's OpenInsight 9.4, and is also eyeing new capabilities that are expected to become available in the upcoming release of OpenInsight 10.0, particularly the new Couchbase connector.

Posted August 05, 2014

Quest International Users Group (Quest) supports JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Fusion, and many other Oracle edge application customers, and is comprised of 55,000 members in 95 countries. Throughout Oracle OpenWorld 2014, you'll find members of the Quest team speaking at various breakout sessions, hosting SIG meetings and networking with members, Oracle personnel, and other customers. We will be answering questions and sharing information on how our members use and work with their Oracle products.

Posted August 04, 2014

You're invited to connect with the Oracle Applications Users Group at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, September 28-October 2, 2014, and get the answers you need to get ahead. The OAUG is the world's largest education, networking, and advocacy forum for Oracle Applications Users. Find out how OAUG membership helps you find answers, network with real users and expert consultants, and influence Oracle. And discover why 96% of OAUG members recommend membership.

Posted August 04, 2014

Members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), which represents the independent voice of Oracle technology and database professionals, will be out in force at OpenWorld 2014—presenting more than 40 sessions on the topics you want to learn about most.

Posted August 04, 2014

Why do tens of thousands of Oracle customers, partners, and consultants descend on Moscone Center in San Francisco for the annual Oracle OpenWorld conference? Despite the proliferation of conferences and online events competing for attention, OpenWorld remains the single, central place for all things Oracle. Here, DBTA presents the annual Who to See @ Oracle OpenWorld special section.

Posted August 04, 2014

Query and reporting solutions are part of a comprehensive business intelligence approach, and increasingly modern query and reporting solutions provide capabilities for self-service reports so users can get answers independently, include visualizations that support better understanding of data, and enable users to easily share insights with others. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Query and Reporting Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

Organizations see data as a treasure trove from which they can extract valuable insights. Data mining solutions provide the tools that enable them to view those hidden gems and better address new opportunities and challenges. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Data Mining Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

Big data represents an ocean of possible insight which has yet to be thoroughly leveraged. The goal today is to embed business intelligence more widely and more deeply into the enterprise so that insights from analytics can inform day-to-day business decisions. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Business Intelligence Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

When you need to analyze fast-developing business events as they happen in real time—with the ability to evaluate threats, risks, and opportunities—a streaming data solution is what is required to improve usability and speed time to insight. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Streaming Data Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

Data virtualization is an approach to data integration that addresses organizations' need to achieve a comprehensive view of their data, while also helping them avoid the need to rip and replace physical systems already in place. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Data Virtualization Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

Moving only the data that has changed in the source systems to a target such as a data warehouse, change data capture or CDC, is a critical component of many enterprise initiatives since it maintains the timeliness of data but with minimal overhead. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Change Data Capture Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

Data replication is used as part of many different enterprise scenarios. Whether companies need to share information as part of their BI and reporting processes, support high availability and disaster recovery, or arrange a no-downtime migration, data replication can help them achieve their goals. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Data Replication Solution.

Posted August 04, 2014

Data integration is critical to many organizational initiatives such as business intelligence, sales and marketing, customer service, R&D, and engineering, to name a few. Whether seeking to achieve a comprehensive view of data across disparate relational database management systems, or across unstructured data repositories and the cloud, the goal for many companies is the same—to help reduce costs and drive better decision making to fuel business success. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers Choice Awards for Best Data Integration Solution (Overall).

Posted August 04, 2014

In-memory is gaining traction within enterprise data environments and leading enterprise vendors are including it in their new releases with the goal of finally making the real-time enterprise a reality. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best In-Memory Database.

Posted August 04, 2014

With new and varied sources of data, including unstructured human-generated data from sources such as social media and weblogs, to IoT data coming from sensors, machines and user devices, a radical shift is taking place in the world of business and analytics. Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Analytical Platform (Overall).

Posted August 04, 2014

Novetta Identity Analytics has achieved Hortonworks Certification, and Novetta has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. Novetta Identity Analytics provides a central, multi-dimensional view of the entities across the data silos and uncovers the relationships within and among those entities to support customer intimacy, churn prediction, risk profiling, fraud analysis and detection, and other use cases.

Posted August 04, 2014

Corvil, an IT data analytics company, has introduced Corvil Giga, a new streaming analytics platform for real-time operational intelligence and big data integration. The release is targeted at companies in the financial industry and others that need to operate their business in real time.

Posted July 29, 2014

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has formed a new partnership with MapR Technologies. The two companies are developing turn-key solutions to address big data challenges.

Posted July 29, 2014

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