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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

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a provider of end-to-end integration and low-code application development platforms and IT consulting services, has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP S/4HANA, enabling Magic's customers to optimize business processes through automation.

Posted October 24, 2018

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. To explore the ways that data-centric companies are managing their data more effectively, we asked industry experts about the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning.

Posted October 24, 2018

Lenovo is releasing a hyperconverged system certified by SAP for SAP HANA HCI. The certification uses Nutanix AHV, the first hypervisor certified for production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

Posted October 24, 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 October 24, 2018

People choose Blockchain because a network is more powerful than its individual members, according to Srikanth Challa, Senior Director, Blockchain, Infosys Ltd., as he discussed the four key benefits of blockchain for enterprises at Data Summit 2018.

Posted October 23, 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 October 23, 2018

Tableau's new Ask Data allows people to ask questions in plain language and instantly get a response. Tableau will return an interactive visualization with no need to learn data dimensions, measures, or any data structure. According to Tableau, Ask Data uses sophisticated algorithms that are driven by an understanding of the person's intent, not keywords, which helps Tableau understand a person's question, anticipate needs, and allow for smart visualization selection.

Posted October 23, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWI." The company set the initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share. 

Posted October 22, 2018

Dell Technologies is receiving certification for Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure appliances, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN software, by SAP for SAP HANA production environments.

Posted October 18, 2018

Oracle and NVIDIA have announced that Oracle is the first public cloud provider to support the NVIDIA HGX-2 platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, helping to meet the needs of the next generation of analytics, machine learning and  artificial intelligence (AI). The companies are also announcing the general availability of support for GPU-accelerated deep learning and high performance computing (HPC) containers from the (NGC) container registry on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted October 17, 2018

Blockchain is more than just a new buzzword. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that is most commonly known for enabling the cryptocurrencies and payment networks.

Posted October 16, 2018

Monax Industries, a provider of open-source blockchain technology, is releasing a business process engine written entirely in the Solidity smart contract language. The company is also unveiling a high-level API that allows users to input standardized Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) files and translate them into suitable instructions that can be operated by the full-featured and extensively-tested smart contract-based engine.

Posted October 16, 2018

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is collaborating with Red Hat to make Redis Enterprise available as a hosted and fully-managed database service on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, with built-in support for Kubernetes Operators.

Posted October 16, 2018

Dataguise, a provider of data privacy protection and compliance, is introducing a GDPR solution suite for DgSecure, featuring support for important DBMS applications, new privacy data count reporting, and dashboard upgrades for global GDPR oversight.

Posted October 16, 2018

Juniper Networks, a provider of automated, scalable, and secure networks, is releasing a variety of new solutions to accelerate the industry's adoption of automation practices. Juniper is unveiling a collaborative community that includes tools, labs, libraries and an exchange of innovative applications to accelerate automation adoption for companies and individuals.

Posted October 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is closing $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital to help Snowflake execute new and existing strategies. The remainder of Snowflake's existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures.

Posted October 12, 2018

NuoDB, the distributed SQL database company, is improving its database with new container-native features. The release of NuoDB v3.3 adds the availability for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a Kubernetes and containers application platform. Customers will now gain the flexibility to deploy a distributed SQL database into their preferred architecture.  NuoDB is now available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform where it can be actively provisioned, managed, and controlled.

Posted October 11, 2018

DBmaestro, a DevOps for database solution provider, is releasing DBmaestro DevOps Platform 7.5, enabling CI/CD and release automation for PostgreSQL. DBmaestro's DevOps Platform 7.5 includes database release automation solutions to streamline database changes.

Posted October 11, 2018

Companies are now managing a variety of open source and non-relational databases alongside relational databases like SQL Server and Oracle. While managing these systems involve the same set of challenges most DBAs are used to: ensuring availability, diagnosing performance problems and managing capacity, just to name a few, each database platform has its own set of processes and workflows for collecting and analyzing information.

Posted October 11, 2018

As we enter a world of machine learning and data science, are there any gotchas or negatives? It sounds as if it is all sunshine and rainbows, but, as the title to this post alludes, there are.

Posted October 10, 2018

Data lakes have helped organizations deal with the massive amounts of data generated daily. They are intended to serve as a central repository for raw data, a treasure trove for data scientists to analyze and gain actionable insight. They also serve as the foundation for many "self-service" analytics initiatives. While getting data into a lake is simple, getting insight and value from all of that data, however, has proven to be challenging for many organizations. A recent Forrester report found that 60%-73% of all enterprise data goes unused for analytics. This statistic exposes some of the harsh realities of data lakes.

Posted October 10, 2018

To stay competitive in today's digitally driven market, the modern enterprise must keep pace with end users' expectations. Customers and employees alike want access to information anytime, anywhere, giving them the flexibility to work, shop, bank, and live on their own terms. While most forward-looking organizations are making strides to deliver this remote access—largely by moving to a hybrid IT model—many are still limited by the state of their back-end infrastructures.

Posted October 10, 2018

Kore recently attended the Eclipse Users Group (UFO) Encounter 2018 where the company showcased its new Eclipse REST APIs and the enhancements offered in the latest releases of Kourier Integrator and KommerceServer eCommerce Suite. The event took place on September 9 -11 in Atlanta, GA. The Eclipse Users Group (UFO) User Friendly Organization is an independent business organization founded to create a strategic alliance with Epicor Eclipse management, developers, and support staff to help direct and enhance the software package to our mutual benefit and satisfaction.

Posted October 10, 2018

Anaconda is enriching its flagship platform with a number of enhancements in Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), GPU resource management, source code control, and numerous bug fixes. One of the biggest new benefits is the addition of Apache Zeppelin notebooks, popular with data engineers and those running database queries on Spark/Hive and JDBC data sources.

Posted October 10, 2018

Looker's is updating its signature platform, designing the latest iteration to be a unified and extensible platform for data that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business. Looker 6 is designed to flex and scale as needs for information change and expand.

Posted October 10, 2018

Commvault, provider of backup, recovery, cloud, and data management, is making a variety of improvements to its existing portfolio and adding new solutions to its suite of cloud-ready appliances.

Posted October 10, 2018

MarkLogic Corporation, a transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, is launching MarkLogic Data Hub Service, providing a fast and cost-effective way for enterprises to integrate, store, harmonize, analyze, and secure mission-critical data in the cloud.

Posted October 09, 2018

Many organizations are still doing traditional data science -- confining themselves to problems that are answerable with traditional statistical methods -- rather than utilizing the broad range of interfaces and techniques available today.

Posted October 09, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), a powerful database and query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning tool built for many of today's popular databases.

Posted October 08, 2018

Chef, a provider of continuous automation, is releasing several new offerings to help customers migrate legacy applications to and manage configuration and compliance in their Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Posted October 08, 2018

DataRobot, a provider of automated machine learning, is partnering with UiPath, an Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, to train and infer machine learning models from DataRobot into UiPath processes to augment decision-making.

Posted October 08, 2018

Splunk is releasing its first Internet of Things solution, titled Splunk for Industrial IoT, aiming to provide a simple view of complex industrial data. Splunk Industrial IoT combines the power of Splunk Enterprise, the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, and Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence (IAI).

Posted October 05, 2018

Reltio, a provider of master data management and Customer 360 solutions, is extending support for both Salesforce Customer 360 and the Open Data Initiative by Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP. The Open Data Initiative creates a single data model for consumer data that is portable between platforms. Salesforce's Customer 360 helps companies identify their customers and their past interactions across a business' Salesforce Clouds.

Posted October 05, 2018

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform provider, is launching new Sumo Logic applications for Microsoft Azure services, as well as new native integrations with Azure Monitor and Blob Storage. These latest upgrades will provide customers with deep visibility, improved troubleshooting, and enhanced security and compliance across their modern applications and cloud infrastructure, according to the company.

Posted October 04, 2018

SentryOne is releasing SentryOne Cloud Sync v18.4 (formerly SentryOne Cloud), adding enhanced functionality and user experience features to the company's cloud-based monitoring solution. Improvements include a new responsive user interface, the ability to toggle between views of database servers, and a new Top SQL view of high-impact queries that shows key performance information, including completed queries, statements, and query execution history.

Posted October 04, 2018

Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. are merging to create the world's leading next generation data platform provider, spanning multi-cloud, on-premises and the edge. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and aims to establish the industry standard for hybrid cloud data management, accelerating customer adoption, community development, and partner engagement.

Posted October 04, 2018

New tools and technologies are becoming established in enterprises, helping organizations extract more value from data. To explore the ways that data-centric companies are managing their data more effectively, DBTA asked industry experts about the trends that loom large in the future and those that appear to be waning.

Posted October 03, 2018

In a new IOUG SELECT article, Eric Mader writes about the role of DevOps in development and operational modernization: "Often misinterpreted as a buzzword endorsing development teams taking over platform and infrastructure roles, DevOps is all about development and operational modernization. Rather than operating as siloed, asynchronous teams as has been the norm for decades, DevOps represents a fundamental, holistic, organization-wide shift not only in processes and tools, but in people and culture."

Posted October 03, 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Oracle OpenWorld, with as much change in the event format as there is in the technology. The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will be well represented in the Content Catalog, as over 20 members are scheduled to present on the hot topics for data professionals.

Posted October 03, 2018

As the industry embraces artificial intelligence and marches toward autonomous systems, some enterprises will still need to rely on traditional databases that must be managed, tuned, and secured to ensure the best performance. And while not all organizations will be able to make the autonomous transition quickly due to internal processes, there are a few tricks to optimize your old database with terabytes of data at speeds needed for everything from e-commerce to IoT and music streaming services on a global scale.

Posted October 03, 2018

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics software native to Apache Hadoop and the cloud, has raised $15 million in a Series B funding to support strategies and product innovation. This round was led by Pelion Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund, and Blumberg Capital. The round brings total equity raised to $27 million and reflects the sustained five-fold organizational growth and strong customer momentum the company has achieved.

Posted October 03, 2018

Oracle is releasing the Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database, the newest addition to the Oracle Autonomous Database portfolio, designed for workloads needing fast and predictable responses to simple operations. The self-driving database service enables developers to easily deploy massive-scale applications, including UI personalization, shopping carts, online fraud detection, gaming, and advertising.

Posted October 03, 2018

Naveego, an emerging provider of cloud-based Data Quality and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, is introducing its Complete Data Accuracy Platform 2018.2.0, empowering organizations to proactively transform data into viable, actionable information assets.

Posted October 02, 2018

Splunk Inc., is unveiling an updated product vision that will enable Splunk customers to drive the next wave of business evolution with data through a series of innovations in machine learning, performance and scale, with new versions of Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

Posted October 02, 2018

When looking to a data-driven future, businesses should consider modern analytical techniques to guide strategies when planning for the future. Multiparadigm Data Science is a new approach of using modern analytical techniques, automation, and human-data interfaces to arrive at better answers with flexibility and scale. Erez Kaminski, Wolfram Technology Specialist, Global Technical Services, Wolfram Research, Inc., discussed data science challenges businesses are facing at Data Summit 2018.

Posted October 02, 2018

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