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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

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history, write Don Sullivan and Michael Corey in their latest Cloud Currents column for Big Data Quarterly. But, in truth, they note, Silicon Valley spans the continent, as pervasive in historic eastern cities as it is embedded in New Age Pacific-Northwest locations.

Posted July 26, 2018

Entrinsik, developer of Informer, is partnering with Full Sail Partners, Ltd, allowing the company to sell, integrate, and host Informer 5. The Informer 5 business intelligence software platform will be available to Full Sail Partner clients via the Deltek Vision to Informer integration offering from Blackbox Connector.

Posted July 25, 2018

Pick Cloud, Inc. and 3phi Solutions Inc. are forming a strategic partnership to sell phiReport Cloud edition exclusively in North America. phiReport is a suite of reporting tools based on the PICK/MultiValue DBMS. The application is built using AccuTerm GUI, allowing any Windows user with a current AccuTerm terminal emulator to define and generate attractive Excel worksheets from a graphical user interface.

Posted July 25, 2018

Navigator Business Solutions, an SAP Gold Partner, is releasing turnkey ERP solutions designed specifically for manufacturers and distributors in the consumer packaged goods industry. Built on SAP's cloud-based Business ByDesign platform and based on guidance from industry experts and Navigator's more than 10 years experience implementing consumer packaged goods (CPG) solutions, the CPG Distributors and CPG Manufacturers ERP solutions are intended to serve as a complete suite-in-a-box that enables CPG companies of all sizes to adapt to rapidly changing distribution models, dynamic product lifecycles, and increasingly complex global supply chains.

Posted July 25, 2018

SAP is introducing new financial planning and analysis (FP&A) capabilities in SAP Analytics Cloud that are embedded with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This complete solution for finance includes support for profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow planning and allows for easy data collection with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Posted July 25, 2018

Magnitude Software, Inc., a provider of unified application data management, is acquiring Every Angle Software Solutions, a provider that enables users of SAP-run organizations to optimize their operational performance. Every Angle's self-service solution works on any SAP system (ECC and HANA) and hides the complexity of SAP's data structure, allowing end users to quickly identify and resolve key business issues.

Posted July 25, 2018

There's a new generation of technologies reshaping data management as we know it. To explore some of the game-changing technologies or approaches that are having the most profound impact on today's enterprises, DBTA asked industry experts and leaders to cite what they see as having the most positive impact. The following are eight areas effecting the most change.

Posted July 25, 2018

Oracle has announced the release of the Oracle TimesTen Scaleout online transaction processing (OLTP) database that the company says is capable of massive scaleout, extreme transaction processing throughput, and ultra-low response times.

Posted July 25, 2018

MemSQL is updating its flagship platform, advancing its performance along with adding capabilities to accelerate time to insight. MemSQL 6.5 delivers an integrated database for data capture, management, and operations that integrates seamlessly with existing systems, infrastructure, and employee skills. This allows customers to get faster time to value and reduces cost and complexity.

Posted July 25, 2018

Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, is partnering with Google Cloud to develop new AI-powered SaaS solutions. The new solutions on GCP will help organizations analyze their vast physical and digital information and data repositories, unlock insights, improve decision making, and create new revenue streams. Iron Mountain expects to deliver these new subscription services built on GCP this September.

Posted July 25, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Chris Reuter, North America data warehousing sales leader, IBM, presented a keynote focused on the major trends in IT today and what organizations must do to advance their organizations. Critical to future success for most organizations will be a hybrid data management strategy that incorporates a greater amount of data, a greater number of data management approaches, and makes the data accessible to more users, he said.

Posted July 24, 2018

Sumo Logic, provider of a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform is unveiling 11 new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) applications as well as integration with Google Cloud's open source machine learning library, TensorFlow. The applications will enable real-time collection and analytics of machine data emitted by all major GCP services.

Posted July 23, 2018

By automating the centralization process, organizations can ensure that data is up-to-date and accurate, improving their customer experience and paving the road for GDPR compliance.

Posted July 23, 2018

The increased requirements of modern analytical workloads, querying billions of rows on demand, are a challenge for relational databases because they're optimized for transactional workloads. While transactional workload queries tend to be row-oriented (e.g., return every column in a single row), analytical workload queries tend to be column-oriented (e.g., return the aggregate of a single column in every row). By storing columns of data rather than rows of data, columnar databases optimize for analytical workloads without sacrificing the relational model and SQL.

Posted July 20, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is launching SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion, a new, powerful log management tool for on-premises IT environments. Fully integrated with the SolarWinds Orion Platform, Log Manager is designed to provide the essential components an IT operations team needs for improved log monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance management.

Posted July 19, 2018

Reltio Cloud, a native cloud platform that organizes enterprise data for continuous self-learning, is now available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Reltio's Self-Learning Data Platform enables companies' digital transformation initiatives with personalized customer experiences while meeting regulatory compliance standards such as GDPR. The journey starts with the organizing data of all types and from all sources, at scale, to form a trusted data foundation.

Posted July 19, 2018

Pure Storage, provider of an all-flash storage platform, has introduced FlashStack with FlashBlade to accelerate data warehouses. The company also announced that AIRI and AIRI Mini, AI-ready infrastructure solutions from Pure Storage and NVIDIA, are now available with Cisco Nexus ethernet switches

Posted July 18, 2018

Businesses are overwhelmed by a proliferation of data sources, types, and stores. The abundance of information and tools is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable insights. DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Kevin Petrie, senior director and technology evangelist, Attunity, Danny Sandwell, director of product marketing, erwin, Inc., and Jake Freivald, vice president, Product marketing, Information Builders, who discussed the key technologies and best practices for overcoming big data integration and governance challenges.

Posted July 18, 2018

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, is extending its log management capabilities of its security information and event management (SIEM) solution to the cloud. Available immediately, Log360 Cloud allows IT administrators to store and manage log data collected from on-premises environments on Zoho's secure cloud platform, giving enterprises insight on critical aspects of their network without having to worry about storage infrastructure.

Posted July 18, 2018

Oracle has announced that its Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service allows organizations to build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale.

Posted July 18, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Posted July 18, 2018

Better cybersecurity requires a mindset that looks beyond the technology itself and focuses on having the technology, processes, and people working together in tandem to ensure a secure infrastructure.

Posted July 18, 2018

Alation Inc., the data catalog company, is introducing a new set of features to transform data governance practices. Alation TrustCheck issues real-time data governance guardrails directly into the workflow of self-service analytics users. TrustCheck users are automatically alerted to both constraints and best practices, leading to more timely, accurate and compliant analysis.

Posted July 17, 2018

BlueData, provider container-based software for AI and Big Data workloads, will undertake a new open source Kubernetes initiative: BlueK8s. The company also introduced the first open source project in the BlueK8s initiative, Kubernetes Director (aka KubeDirector), for deploying and managing distributed stateful applications with Kubernetes.

Posted July 17, 2018

Splice Machine is releasing a plugin for Apache Ranger to provide centralized security administration for its customers on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The Apache Ranger plugin will provide Splice Machine customers with a framework for central administration of security policies, and the monitoring of user access and security-related administrative actions within all of the components of Splice Machine. It also provides enhanced support for various authorization methods, such as role-based access control, attribute-based access control and more.

Posted July 17, 2018

CloudJumper, provider of a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform, is introducing Cloud Workspace for Azure. The enhanced platform integrates the Cloud Workspace Management Suite with Microsoft's Remote Desktop modern infrastructure (RDmi) for increased visibility into the user's Azure, Office365, and Cloud Workspace experience.

Posted July 17, 2018

Anaconda, a Python data science platform provider, is releasing Anaconda Enterprise 5.2, adding NVIDIA GPU-accelerated, scalable machine learning and more.

Posted July 17, 2018

MarkLogic,  provider of an enterprise NoSQL database platform, has introduced the MarkLogic Query Service, a new way to give customers elasticity in the cloud for their mission-critical, enterprise-grade workloads.

Posted July 17, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Hadley Reynolds, co-founder of the Cognitive Computing Consortium, presented a keynote looking at the meaning of AI and cognitive computing. In particular, he considered what each of the terms AI and cognitive computing really mean and how they differ.

Posted July 17, 2018

Today, there is a resurgence in the power of data visualization—alongside a virtual gold rush of bigger, more diverse, and more dynamic data—is providing new tools and innovative techniques to help us transform raw data into compelling visual data narratives. Propelled by this newfound horsepower in data visualization, we are recreating the entire analytic process. We're also making it increasingly more visual—from how we explore data to discover new insights all the way to how we curate dashboards, storyboards, and interactive visualizations to share the fruits of our labor.

Posted July 16, 2018

With so many layers that may be vulnerable to attack, securing an ERP system involves much more than just one piece of cybersecurity software.

Posted July 16, 2018

Periscope Data is launching a new machine learning (ML) solution that leverages Amazon SageMaker as part of a comprehensive offering for data teams looking to solve complex problems. Periscope Data's new functionality with Amazon SageMaker will allow data analysts to tackle ML problems in one seamless workflow, from data prep to model training to reporting.

Posted July 16, 2018

Companies are committed to delivering higher levels of customer satisfaction for their online services. To create a path to continuous service delivery optimization, you need to start with a review of your current approach and toolset against your business needs.

Posted July 13, 2018

Organizations can significantly reduce threats with basic security hygiene and education for proper user habits since studies show that more than 90% of ransomware attacks start with employees interacting with email.

Posted July 13, 2018

Informatica is partnering with Google Cloud's Apigee product group to provide enterprises with a unified API management and integration solution. The collaboration is intended to allow organizations to leverage data and applications that are deployed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, creating a continuously connected business to drive agility through innovations in AI-driven integrations and APIs.

Posted July 12, 2018

Telit, a global enabler of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. Working together, the two companies say they will help manufacturers and other businesses to minimize the cost, risk, complexity and lead time of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations.

Posted July 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is releasing its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview. Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organizations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted Snowflake to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run Snowflake's cloud-built data warehouse.

Posted July 12, 2018

The role of the CDO is growing—as are data-based threats to businesses.

Posted July 12, 2018

Cloudian and Storage Made Easy (SME) are partnering together to create a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-ready, enterprise-wide file sync-and-share solution. The solution is designed to eliminate the compliance exposure of external cloud-based file sharing services where personal data or company confidential information may reside outside the direct control of the IT organization.

Posted July 11, 2018

Splice Machine is releasing its intelligent application platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud service, giving customers another way to use the data platform while have the choice to deploy on-prem, AWS, or Azure. Splice Machine is a scale-out SQL data platform that can run fast OLTP and in-memory OLAP on the same platform, along with machine learning and streaming.

Posted July 11, 2018

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics and BI software, is launching Arcadia Enterprise to transform modern business intelligence for big data by delivering the power of BI.

Posted July 11, 2018

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM), is releasing a next-generation hybrid-cloud platform that brings together intelligent automation, security, and EIM applications. OpenText OT2 enables developers to rapidly build SaaS applications in the OpenText Cloud.

Posted July 10, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Hadley Reynolds, co-founder of the Cognitive Computing Consortium, presented a keynote in which he considered the meaning of AI and cognitive computing. Reynolds showcased a 2018 McKinsey Global Institute report projecting the potential value of adopting AI at $3.5 trillion to $5.8 trillion annually globally.

Posted July 10, 2018

Dome9 Security, the public cloud security company, is introducing new capabilities in the Dome9 Compliance Engine that extend the scope of the platform's automation beyond security and compliance monitoring. Using this new Compliance Engine functionality, enterprises can accelerate the resolution of dangerous misconfigurations and minimize the window of vulnerability in their public cloud environments.

Posted July 06, 2018

Pure Storage, an all-flash storage platform, is releasing Pure Service Orchestrator, delivering container storage-as-a-service. Pure Service Orchestrator equips customers with effortless, self-managed storage that drives data centric architecture with public cloud-like agility on-premises, backed by all-flash speed and enterprise reliability, according to the vendor.

Posted July 06, 2018

Oracle has extended its Warehouse Management (WMS) Cloud capabilities. The latest enhancements offer better inventory visibility through yard management and integration with Oracle Inventory Management Cloud, as well as improved extensibility with the addition of new REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Posted July 05, 2018

Developed by Oracle University, Oracle's new LaunchPad online learning platform provides "learning paths" and task-focused modules with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. Oracle is also offering SaaS customers free live "Quick Start" learning events and a "Starter Pack" for guided in-app overlays to further accelerate onboarding and end user adoption.

Posted July 05, 2018

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