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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

Data science, the ability to sift through massive amounts of data to discover hidden patterns and predict future trends, may be in demand, but it requires an understanding of many different elements of data analysis. Extracting actionable knowledge from all your data to make decisions and predictions requires a number of skills, from statistics and programming to data visualization and business domain expertise.

Posted May 20, 2019

DataOps is a modern engineering practice that can improve the speed and accuracy of analytics. In a pre-conference workshop at Data Summit 2019, Mark Marinelli, head of product at Tamr, identified the processes, technologies, and roles involved in DataOps to improve the speed and availability of data for analytics—as well as the common pitfalls to avoid. 

Posted May 20, 2019

Machine learning (ML) is on the rise at businesses hungry for greater automation and intelligence with use cases spreading across industries. At the same time, most projects are still in the early phases. From selecting data sets and data platforms to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, there are many success factors to keep in mind.

Posted May 20, 2019

Data visualization is often described as part art and part science, and it's true: Visual design and information representation are separate yet highly interrelated concepts that, together, create meaning visually from data. Applied in data visualization, these elements leverage our brain's cognitive functions to help us better see and understand information, and to interact with, learn from, and reach new insights in our data.

Posted May 16, 2019

Apache Airflow is turning heads these days. It integrates with many different systems and it is quickly becoming as full-featured as anything that has been around for workflow management over the last 30 years. This is predominantly attributable to the hundreds of operators for tasks such as executing Bash scripts, executing Hadoop jobs, and querying data sources with SQL.

Posted May 16, 2019

Security operation centers (SOCs) are grappling with the demands of a growing threat landscape.

Posted May 16, 2019

It is still early for the use of cognitive technologies and AI, but many organizations are exploring the potential it holds across a range of industries. Retail, banking, healthcare, and manufacturing are industries leading the charge to leverage AI today. At the same time, concerns persist.

Posted May 16, 2019

Data architectures are becoming more complex and changing more frequently, requiring that a new operational mindset be applied to data management. In particular, automating the building and maintenance of data pipelines is needed, as is instrumenting and continuously monitoring pipeline performance to ensure reliability and quality for data consumers. We call this practice "DataOps."

Posted May 16, 2019

Keep your eye on the ball! Good eye! Way to watch! Baseball season is in full swing (pun maybe intended) and, with three sons, I have begun to hear these phrases in my sleep. Enough so that it sent me down a rabbit hole of curiosity. I began looking for the origin of the phrase "Keep your eye on the ball." Turns out, there is an interesting parallel with data governance.

Posted May 16, 2019

SnapLogic is releasing the May 2019 version of the SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform, extending its leadership in AI-enabled integration. This latest release adds several new core platform, API management, and data science capabilities, driving greater productivity and insights for users while accelerating enterprise-wide innovation and automation initiatives.

Posted May 15, 2019

Datrium is releasing the Automatrix platform, a secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise designed to deliver best-in-class compute, primary storage, backup, disaster recovery, encryption, and data mobility capabilities. Automatrix will offer a suite of autonomous data management applications, built on its new SaaS application framework, which leverages machine learning to simplify and automate complicated IT tasks.

Posted May 15, 2019

AI on-the-edge is an emerging development, unlocking a whole new world of possibilities, including predicting customer needs before they even know them. But edge AI seems like it's only a game for the most cutting-edge companies like Apple, Amazon, or Tesla, to name a few. Traditional enterprises aren't really embracing it out of fear it may cost too much or due to uncertainty about the potential ROI.

Posted May 15, 2019

Syncsort has announced data integration with Snowflake, a provider of a data warehouse built for the cloud. The new integration will enable mutual customers to access, transform, and deliver customer and financial data from the mainframe to Snowflake for advanced analytics.

Posted May 14, 2019

MarkLogic has announced embedded machine learning and other features in MarkLogic Data Hub 5.0 and the MarkLogic 10 multi-model database, providing a complete enterprise solution for integrating, curating, securing, analyzing, and acting on business-critical data.

Posted May 14, 2019

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification for the Insight Edge In-Memory Computing Platform. Red Hat OpenShift's cloud-agnostic support combined with GigaSpaces multi-region and cloud replication module can improve the efficiency of enterprises' cloud and multi-cloud migration initiatives by helping to optimize bandwidth and reduce data transfer costs between regions and cloud providers. 

Posted May 13, 2019

NetApp, a provider of hybrid cloud data services, is releasing NetApp ONTAP 9.6, the new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 storage system and an expanded portfolio of services.

Posted May 13, 2019

Enterprise agility isn't a single initiative but rather a collection of activities and technologies that lead toward that goal. This includes adoption of microservices, containers, and Kubernetes to increase the flexibility of systems, applications, and data by releasing them from underlying hardware. In addition, practices such as DevOps are helping to increase the level of collaboration possible for fast-moving enterprises.

Posted May 13, 2019

NuoDB, the distributed SQL database company, has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification and NuoDB Operator is available on Red Hat OpenShift. The NuoDB Operator will also be available at OperatorHub.io, a community Operator registry launched by Red Hat in early 2019 in conjunction with AWS, Microsoft, and Google Cloud.

Posted May 10, 2019

Instaclustr, the leading provider of fully managed solutions for scalable open source technologies, is introducing its certification program for open source technologies. Following a certification process across several critical variables, enterprises can build applications with even greater confidence - leveraging Instaclustr's expertise and management supporting 100% open source deployments of technologies including Apache Cassandra, that are fully scalable, performant, optimized, and secure.

Posted May 10, 2019

The location of Africa, between the U.S. and China, makes it an ideal place to develop robust manufacturing capabilities with easy access to the world's largest economies. It's just a matter of time before an African city emerges as a bonafide sister city to Silicon Valley itself.

Posted May 09, 2019

Accenture's Bhaskar Ghosh recently reflected on how systems have and will change and the forces driving this transformation. "Boundaries between applications and infrastructure are blurring to the point they're nearly indistinguishable," noted Ghosh.

Posted May 09, 2019

There is a new era of cognitive computing unfolding, and its impact is already being felt across industries, in uses as varied as preventative maintenance tasks at manufacturing plants, improving diagnoses at hospitals, and the implementation of sophisticated chatbots ready to assist us.

Posted May 09, 2019

MariaDB Corporation's MariaDB Kubernetes Operator is available in the Red Hat Container Catalog and has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification. The MariaDB Operator enables customers to deploy MariaDB Platform in a variety of database configurations in a Kubernetes environment and is a key technology for MariaDB's cloud strategy.

Posted May 08, 2019

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is providing support for Red Hat OpenShift 4, the next generation of Red Hat's enterprise Kubernetes platform. Dynatrace's Software Intelligence platform automatically monitors and analyzes containers and the microservices running inside of them across the entire Red Hat OpenShift 4 Kubernetes environment and underlying multi-cloud infrastructure with no blind spots. Dynatrace

Posted May 08, 2019

BackOffice Associates, a global data solution provider, has revealed a new name as part of its on-going transformation. Syniti is a blend between synergy and infinity, evoking infinite potential unlocked for clients through mindful synergy between data and business.

Posted May 08, 2019

SQL Server expert Kevin Kline has kicked off a multi-continent roadshow, sharing his deep SQL knowledge and best practices at a series at a series of SQL Saturdays and SQL Server User Group meetings. "Despite the fact that data management is more important than ever to businesses of all sizes, we see a widespread shortage of workers with the right skills," said Kline. "Now more than ever, thought leaders in our industry need to promote learning and the advancement of skills to help fill those skill gaps, especially since cloud adoption is driving a bit of a shift in what skills are most needed."

Posted May 07, 2019

Red Hat is contributing to Microsoft KEDA, a new open source project aimed at providing an event-driven scale capability for any container workload. Using KEDA, Red Hat puts Azure Functions on top of its OpenShift Container Platform in Developer Preview. It is designed to behave the same way it does when running on Azure as a managed service, but now running anywhere OpenShift runs, which means on the hybrid cloud and on-premises.

Posted May 06, 2019

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, is introducing its enterprise data streaming and ingestion solution for hybrid deployments, enabling enterprises to make insightful, data-driven business decisions in real-time. The single solution allows users to adapt to emerging and rapidly changing streaming technologies to process massive amounts of data, manage complex deployments, and make decisions at the speed of business.

Posted May 06, 2019

AntWorks, a global provider of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation solutions powered by fractal science, is introducing ANTstein SQUARE. The platform is a fullstack solution that enables non-technical business users to automate end-to-end business processes quickly, easily, and in a scalable manner.

Posted May 03, 2019

Kaseya, a provider of IT infrastructure management solutions for both external service providers (MSPs) and internal service providers (IT departments), is receiving an investment of more than $500 million to accelerate its record growth, customer momentum, and innovation of IT Complete.

Posted May 03, 2019

Trustwave is introducing a new database security scanning and testing software that helps organizations better protect critical data assets hosted on-site or by major cloud service providers. Trustwave DbProtect is a highly-scalable comprehensive database security platform that delivers real-time visibility and protection to data housed across an organization's entire footprint no matter where the data traverses or resides.

Posted May 02, 2019

Couchbase is releasing the latest version of Couchbase Mobile, an embedded NoSQL database, enabling developers to create mobile applications and manage data securely.

Posted May 02, 2019

ProvenDB, a new blockchain-enabled database service, led by founder and CTO Guy Harrison, has launched an early access program. The MongoDB-compatible database service aims to make it easier for developers to build cutting-edge apps which leverage the immutable public blockchain, and make it possible to maintain multiple versions of data and anchor these to the blockchain.

Posted May 02, 2019

The new suite of services incorporates Aerospike's expertise amassed over the past decade in helping companies around the world build and deploy mission-critical applications that demand "five nine-plus-level uptime."  

Posted May 01, 2019

Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, is forming a strategic partnership with Snowflake, Inc., the data warehouse built for the cloud. The partnership aims to simplify and speed loading of real-time data to Snowflake, accelerating data-driven analytics in the cloud.

Posted May 01, 2019

Machine learning can be used for a variety of roles such as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and performance analysis. Businesses can use machine learning to understand seasonality for trending and forecasting capabilities or view dashboards on data already collected. 

Posted May 01, 2019

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is extending its AI-powered platform to include IBM Z support for CICS, IMS, and middleware. The aim is to give customers precise information about the performance of digital services across hybrid environments; from modern cloud applications to the mainframe.

Posted April 29, 2019

New technology trends continue to reshape the practice of database management as cloud computing, AI, and automation continue to change how data is acquired and insights gleaned. As a result, database professionals are faced with new challenges and opportunities. Today, database teams are tasked with managing more databases, bigger databases, and a greater variety of databases — on premises and in the cloud.

Posted April 29, 2019

Today, there are more opportunities than ever for organizations to achieve new levels of success by capitalizing on data and analytics. Despite this fact, many organizations struggle to build, grow, and reinforce their analytics capabilities. Shelly Brown, director, Booz Allen Hamilton will explain how a framework known as ADAPT+C  can address an organization's most critical analytics problems with a "best-fit" approach during her Data Summit 2019 presentation, "ADAPT+C: A Framework for Building a Data-Driven Organization."

Posted April 29, 2019

Altova is launching a new product that will help enterprises acclimate to GDPR. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which went into effect May 25, 2018, is a set of privacy and data protection rules that apply to organizations that process personal data of people residing in the European Union.

Posted April 26, 2019

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, is releasing Foglight Container Management, a solution that provides real-time and historical analytics of containers. Foglight Container Management supports business's container initiative by empowering IT infrastructure teams to quickly identify incidents and proactively prevent issues from happening.

Posted April 26, 2019

Snowflake is partnering with Anodot, the autonomous analytics company, allowing Snowflake customers to access Anodot's real-time anomaly detection. With Anodot and Snowflake's emerging partnership, customers will have access to Snowflake's built-for-the-cloud data warehouse and can receive instant alerts and insights from Anodot for potential issues before they cost customers significant ROI.

Posted April 26, 2019

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes, from data quality and integration through to model deployment and management. However, DataOps is not yet well-understood, says Mark Marinelli, head of product at Tamr, who will lead the DataOps 101 workshop at Data Summit 2019, on Monday, May 20, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Posted April 25, 2019

TigerGraph, a scalable graph database for the enterprise, is accelerating its cloud strategy by offering its platform as a pay-as-you-go service on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the launch of the pay-as-you-go offering, customers will be able to enjoy a friction-free experience for using TigerGraph's fast and powerful graph database, without cumbersome acquisition and deployment processes.

Posted April 25, 2019

Databases these days are comprised of so many elements that it's important to remember to support a hybrid environment. A modern database should no longer be transactional or analytical, relational or non-relational, on-premises or in the cloud. It needs to support hybrid processing, hybrid data, and hybrid cloud. It needs to support hybrid everything.

Posted April 25, 2019

Unlike other awards programs that rely on our editorial staff's evaluations, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning information management solutions are chosen by you—the people who actually use them.

Posted April 24, 2019

SAP is introducing manufacturing technology innovations, including augmented reality, AI-powered management systems, 3D visualization and self-guided vehicles, to the SAP Manufacturing Suite and the SAP Startup Accelerator for Digital Supply Chain program. With SAP's manufacturing execution software, operators with any smart device can access 3D visual work instructions to help navigate complex assembly steps, raising output, reducing waste and improving on-time delivery.

Posted April 24, 2019

SAP is launching two products designed to enable healthcare providers to manage patients more effectively and become intelligent enterprises. The SAP S/4HANA Cloud for patient accounting and SAP Patient Administration solutions address the needs of healthcare providers for flexible and extensible cloud services supported by intelligent technologies that will help break down legacy structural and technological barriers in healthcare.

Posted April 24, 2019

SAP is adding enhancements to its Next-Generation Support concept, including developments to AI-driven features such as incident solution matching and real-time support resources like the Schedule an Expert and Expert Chat services. Through the integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), these intelligent tools are helping to automate the customer support experience and deliver targeted results in a shorter amount of time.

Posted April 24, 2019

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