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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.



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Last February, Oracle introduced a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program to provide organizations with technical and go-to-market assistance. Today, according to Oracle, the OPN program has 25,000 partners worldwide, over 200 specializations, 5,000 specialized partners and 150,000 certified partners. As the OPN Cloud Program marked its 1-year anniversary, Kimberly Lasseter, senior director of World Wide Alliances and Channels for the Oracle PartnerNetwork program, reflected on what has been achieved to date and what's ahead for Oracle partners.

Posted March 15, 2017

Oracle has announced that the latest version of the Oracle Database—12c Release 2 (12.2)—is now available in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, as well as on-premises.

Posted March 15, 2017

Signals from IoT-enabled devices represent an opportunity for organizations to better manage, interpret, and leverage data, and the organizations that have the ability to integrate device data into their business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions.

Posted March 15, 2017

The rise of big data and the growing popularity of cloud is a combination that presents valuable new opportunities to leverage data with greater efficiency. But organizations also need to be aware of some key differences between on-premise and cloud deployments, says Charles Zedlewski, senior vice president, products, at Cloudera.

Posted March 15, 2017

The SAP HANA express edition platform is now available from Google Cloud Launcher, allowing users the space to grow and gain real-time insights. SAP HANA on GCP will be able to deliver real-time insights and run mission-critical applications and analytics on a scalable and secure cloud infrastructure. GCP will provide an automated provisioning capability of certified SAP HANA instances to deliver enterprise-grade security, high availability, disaster recovery, and scalability.

Posted March 15, 2017

A team at SAP is diving into the world of college basketball again this year to help bring sanity to March Madness through the latest innovations in the cloud analytics product SAP BusinessObjects Cloud. Using the 2017 NCAA Division I men's basketball championships to highlight the value of analytics and hard data over intuition or sentiment, the Data Genius team at SAP is forecasting which of the 68 college basketball teams will advance in this year's tournament.

Posted March 15, 2017

DataStax is unveiling new solutions to help users achieve their Customer Experience (CX) goals as part of a new comprehensive strategy the company is deploying. DataStax is unveiling the new DataStax CX Data Solution. Additionally, DataStax announced a new version of its flagship product, DataStax Enterprise (DSE), furthering its leadership position as the always-on data platform of choice for modern cloud applications.

Posted March 15, 2017

Data has been at or near the top of every enterprise agenda for more than a decade, and yet, research shows that more than 66% of Global 2000 senior executives are still dissatisfied with their data investments and capabilities, says Thornton May, CEO of FutureScapes Advisors, Inc., who will present the opening keynote at Data Summit 2017.

Posted March 14, 2017

MapR Technologies has added a small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform to address the need to capture, process, and analyze data generated by IoT devices close to the source. MapR Edge enables secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights on a global basis, and the ability to push intelligence back to the edge for faster business impact.

Posted March 14, 2017

Infoworks.io, Inc., which provides data warehousing on Hadoop, has closed $15 million in a Series B financing which it will use to scale go-to-market and customer success programs to meet customer demand.

Posted March 14, 2017

Impetus Technologies, has announced StreamAnalytix 3.0, which adds support for Apache Spark-based batch processing and enriched online and offline machine learning features. The new capabilities are targeted at helping enterprises improve the performance of their analytical models and achieve more favorable business outcomes. StreamAnalytix 3.0 will be available under a beta program online by the end of April 2017.

Posted March 14, 2017

Zoomdata, the developer of a visual analytics platform for big data, has announced the launch of a new Smart Connector for the Vertica Advanced Analytics database from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Vertica systems integrator, Clarity Insights, will offer customers pre-integrated Zoomdata packages for Vertica as well as other supported data sources.

Posted March 14, 2017

Cloudera, which provides an analytics platform built on Hadoop and other open source software, has unveiled the Cloudera Data Science Workbench, a new self-service tool for data science that is based on the company's recent acquisition of Sense.io. The Cloudera Data Science Workbench is currently in beta.

Posted March 14, 2017

Dell EMC has rolled out DLm release 4.5 for cloud-based physical tape replacement, offered as a substitute for physical tape. This builds on Dell EMC's offerings of Dell EMC VMAX All Flash primary storage and Disk Library for mainframe (DLm) virtual tape.

Posted March 13, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nimble Storage, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid-flash storage solutions. The reported purchase price is $1 billion.

Posted March 13, 2017

IBM has introduced new DevOps tools on Bluemix, its developer platform, intended to enable companies and development teams to continuously and automatically ensure the quality of the code in their apps.

Posted March 13, 2017

IBM has said it intends to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. "IBM Q" quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform.

Posted March 13, 2017

Thales, a provider of cybersecurity and data security, will partner with BT, a provider of communications services and solutions, to provide Vormetric Transparent Encryption to its users. Vormetric Transparent Encryption helps customers encrypt data-at-rest, control privileged user access, and manage a collection of security intelligence logs without re-engineering applications, databases or infrastructure.

Posted March 13, 2017

Unravel Data, which provides an application performance management (APM) platform designed to simplify DataOps, has unveiled a new set of automated actions for improving big data operations and performance.

Posted March 10, 2017

In-memory technologies have the ability to bring faster insights to users and applications, potentially bringing analytics to new levels. At Data Summit 2017, Viktor Gamov, senior solutions architect at Hazelcast, will drill down on what users need to know to be successful using in-memory data technology.

Posted March 10, 2017

Dataguise's DgSecure Detect platform now supports sensitive data detection on Google Cloud Storage (GCS), allowing users to leverage Google's powerful object storage service to understand where sensitive data is located. Integration with GCS extends the range of platforms supported by DgSecure Detect, which helps data-driven enterprises move to the cloud with confidence by providing precise sensitive data detection across the enterprise, both on premises and in the cloud.

Posted March 10, 2017

Teradata is introducing a new platform in the open source space that will deliver unprecedented efficiencies for companies creating data lakes. Teradata is launching Kylo, a data lake management software platform built using the latest open source capabilities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Apache NiFi.

Posted March 09, 2017

GridGain Systems, provider of in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, is releasing GridGain Professional Edition 1.9, improving performance and automated benchmarking. This update version fully supports Apache Ignite 1.9 and introduces Kubernetes support for deploying containerized Ignite clusters, expands support for data manipulation language (DML), and more.

Posted March 09, 2017

SAP is making enhancements to its cloud platform, allowing users to take it on the go and adding comprehensive new business services to the solution. SAP plans to deliver an SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, giving developers the tools needed to build powerful enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad devices.

Posted March 09, 2017

Global business intelligence and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, is partnering with Pitney Bowes to deliver a Visual Insights and BI tool for Pitney Bowes customers.

Posted March 07, 2017

AtScale is releasing 5.0 of its signature platform, introducing new features such as a dimensional calculation engine, a machine learning performance optimizer, a universal data abstraction layer, and enterprise-grade security, governance and metadata management capabilities.

Posted March 07, 2017

ThreatConnect, Inc., provider of an intelligence-driven security platform, is integrating with Phantom Cyber, PhishMe, Dragos, Atlassian Jira Software, ServiceNow, and Recorded Future, to provide services to its users. Integrating the ThreatConnect Platform with other security solutions empowers security teams to be more efficient and better protect their network.

Posted March 07, 2017

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement technology, is introducing the RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub (CEH) solution, providing enterprises with tools to overcome challenges caused by the gap between customer expectations and the actual experience brands deliver. The RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub enables brands to continuously connect with customers in a relevant way and deliver the promise of the brand across all touchpoints.

Posted March 07, 2017

MongoDB has announced new capabilities for MongoDB Atlas that enable developers to migrate their data from any location to the company's database service with no downtime.

Posted March 07, 2017

Arcadia Data, a provider of visual analytics software, has announced the launch of Arcadia Enterprise 4.0, with enhancements for building, branding, sharing, and embedding data-centric applications to help make Apache Hadoop and cloud-based data lakes more accessible and valuable to internal and external users.

Posted March 07, 2017

Ash Munshi, Pepperdata CEO, recently discussed the need for DevOps for big data, and the role of the Dr. Elephant project, which was open sourced in 2016 by LinkedIn and is available under the Apache v2 License.

Posted March 07, 2017

IBM and Salesforce have formed a global strategic partnership that focuses on connecting the Watson artificial intelligence platform with Salesforce solutions for CRM data.

Posted March 06, 2017

Teradata is launching Teradata IntelliCloud, its next generation secure managed cloud offering that provides data and analytic software as a service (SaaS). IntelliCloud ensures software consistency while increasing business agility and boosting focus on data-driven analytic insights that have meaningful business outcomes.

Posted March 06, 2017

Beta Systems, provider of identity and access management solutions, is updating its Identity & Access Management Suite, offering more flexibility across the platform. The product family, for the first time presented under the new GARANCY product label, features new improvements that will tackle the ongoing changes and emerging requirements that affect all corporate areas of the customer base.

Posted March 06, 2017

Talend is releasing an Apache Beam-powered solution for self-service, big data preparation with the goal of speeding time to insights. Apache Beam is a unified programming model for executing both batch and streaming data processing pipelines that are portable across a variety of runtime platforms. And Talend Data Preparation is a self-service solution to enable more employees to access, cleanse, and analyze large data sets. Ultimately, the combination of both platforms is designed to help companies speed the time to insight by enabling more users to build data projects that can be run anywhere using the latest processing innovation.

Posted March 06, 2017

Big data presents powerful new opportunities for putting data to work, but also thorny questions that affect enterprise data architectures and overall data management. At Data Summit 2017, these issues will be explored in a keynote address to be jointly presented by ZL Technologies' Linda G. Sharp and Drinker Biddle & Reath's Bennett B. Borden.

Posted March 03, 2017

Tableau Software is releasing an updated version of its namesake platform, bringing advanced mapping capabilities to the analytics solution. Tableau 10.2 will make complex geospatial analysis easier, simplify data prep with new ways to combine and clean data, and give enterprises more tools to deliver self-service analytics at scale, according to the company.

Posted March 03, 2017

Many businesses seem to believe that dimension tables and reference tables are indistinguishable objects. Apparently, the only difference worthy of note seems to be altering the object's name from "something reference," or "something xref," to "something dimension." As these organizations build multidimensional data marts, they often place a view on top of their reference table and feel good about how quickly and efficiently they complete their data mart.

Posted March 02, 2017

Way back in the summer of 2014, I told you about how I used DB-Engines to determine the popularity of various data management tools and vendor platforms. At that time, I explained how I used DB-Engines.com and Google Trends to see where the overall trends that I'm interested in are headed. Staying up with the trends isn't just for fashionistas!

Posted March 02, 2017

Welcome to the inaugural MongoDB Matters column, which will appear six times a year in Database Trends and Applications. Over the past 8 years, we've seen a truly once-in-a-generation explosion of new database technologies which have challenged—if not overthrown—the dominance of the venerable relational database. Of all these upstart databases, MongoDB seemed to us to most deserve dedicated coverage because of its strong momentum and adoption.

Posted March 02, 2017

The heart of any relational database management system is the system catalog that documents the database objects and system settings being used. The system catalog offers a wealth of information about your DBMS. You can think of it as the knowledge base of every piece of data known to the system. For this reason, it is important that DBAs understand what is in the system catalog, as well as how to access and manipulate the information it contains.

Posted March 02, 2017

The Simple Storage Service (S3) outage that took place on Feb. 28 prompted observations and reflections from industry experts about the need for proactive cloud services monitoring, the requirement to diversify with multi-cloud strategies, and even the possibility of "too-big-to-fail" safeguards for large cloud services providers.

Posted March 02, 2017

There is a lot of lot of buzz around IoT, with many companies today seeking to find ways that machine to machine data will affect their industries and their own organizations, according to John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, who will present a talk at Data Summit 2017 on "IoT Adoption & Maturity Today."

Posted March 02, 2017

Registration is open and the program is available for review for DBTA's 2017 Data Summit conference, a unique event that brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike. This year's conference will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown from Tuesday, May 16, to Wednesday, May 17, with preconference workshops on Monday, May 15.

Posted March 02, 2017

OPTO Software, part of iTMS Software Services Pty Ltd., provides manufacturing inventory software, including ERP solutions, to a wide variety of industries. Customers span the fields of manufacturing, mining, civil, fabrication, and engineering as well as distribution, retail and wholesale, construction, and importing and exporting. A key differentiator for iTMS/OPTO is its deep understanding of the nuances of manufacturing. Revelation supports that agility, ensuring that OPTO platform is easily configured.

Posted March 02, 2017

The onslaught of fast data is growing in size, complexity, and speed, spurred by increasing business demands along with the rise of the Internet of Things. Because of this, operationalizing insights at the point-of-action has become a top priority. New technologies are coming to the forefront to facilitate real-time analytics, including in-memory platforms, self-service BI tools, and all-flash storage arrays.

Posted March 02, 2017

Collibra, a provider of data governance software solutions for business users, is previewing key functionality that will be part of the upcoming Collibra 5.1 platform release. The new capabilities support the shift to self-service business intelligence by delivering enhanced collaboration, productivity, and ease-of-use for business users.

Posted March 02, 2017

Oracle is introducing version of 4.3 of its NoSQL Database, a key-value database that has evolved from the company's acquisition of BerkeleyDB Java Edition, an embeddable database. The new release offers key enhancements for the open source community, as well as cloud, and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition customers, said Ashok Joshi, senior director of NoSQL, Berkeley Database, and Database Mobile Server at Oracle

Posted March 01, 2017

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