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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.



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Organizations have directed a lot of attention recently to consolidation, automation, and cloud efforts in their data management environments. This will purportedly result in decreased demand for data managers and the need for fewer DBAs per groups of databases. However, the opposite seems to be occurring. In actuality, there is a growing need for more talent, as well as expertise to manage through growing complexity. A new survey, sponsored by Idera and conducted by Unisphere Research among more than 300 data executives, managers, and professionals finds that a more challenging data environment is arising due to a confluence of factors.

Posted July 12, 2016

IBM and Cisco are partnering to form a suite of cloud-based workplace tools and applications infused with IBM Watson. As part of the transformation, the Cisco Spark and WebEx collaborative workspace platforms will be integrated with IBM's cloud collaboration solutions, including Verse and Connections, and underpinned by IBM's cognitive computing capabilities.

Posted July 11, 2016

TriCore Solutions, an application management solution provider and an SAP-certified cloud hosting and SAP HANA managed service provider, is continuing its commitment to SAP by acquiring an SAP certified channel partner. By acquiring G3G, Inc., TriCore's customers will now have end-to-end SAP solution at their fingertips and the transaction with G3G, Inc. will more than double the size of TriCore's SAP practice.

Posted July 07, 2016

Catalogic Software, a provider of software-defined copy data management (CDM), has released ECX 2.4, the newest version of its software platform that adds Oracle and SQL application-aware integration, support for EMC Unity storage, native support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and deepening integration with popular DevOps tools.

Posted July 06, 2016

Oracle has unveiled two new models of its Oracle Database Appliance, addressing the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. "Many organizations do not have the time, resources or expertise to build their own system and often struggle managing different platforms and systems. By offering a pre-integrated solution that is optimized for the database and the cloud, Oracle allows organizations of all sizes to free up their IT staff from maintenance and other routine tasks to focus on innovation and core business processes." said Karen Sigman, VP, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle.

Posted July 06, 2016

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade In-Memory Data Fabric solutions based on Apache Ignite, is releasing a new edition of its signature platform.

Posted July 05, 2016

H2O.ai is releasing an enhanced version of its Sparkling Water platform with additional features and boosted functionality. New features in Sparkling Water 2.0 include the ability to interface with Apache Spark, Scala, and MLlib via H2O.ai's Flow UI, build ensembles using algorithms from both H2O and MLlib, and give Spark users the power of H2O's visual intelligence capabilities.

Posted July 05, 2016

Wipro Limited, a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, has unveiled a new analytics solution that will help uncover business insights through pre-defined apps.

Posted July 01, 2016

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement software, has announced integration with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to support enhanced data management capabilities via Hadoop deployments on Microsoft Azure. RedPoint is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, and the new integration evolved from its participation in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program.

Posted June 30, 2016

The next major release of MarkLogic's enterprise NoSQL database platform is expected to be generally available by the end of this year. Gary Bloom, president and CEO of the company, recently reflected on the changing database market and how new features in MarkLogic 9 address evolving requirements for data management in a big data world. "For the first time in years, the industry is going through a generational shift of database technology - and it is a pretty material shift," observed Bloom.

Posted June 30, 2016

Datavail, a provider of data management and managed database services, has announced new partnerships with SlamData and ClearDB, to expand NoSQL analytics and DBA services.

Posted June 30, 2016

SAP SE is making big changes and introducing product innovations in its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio to offer improved support for cloud and Big Data environments, enhancements for more self-service capabilities, and comprehensive support for governing enterprise information.

Posted June 30, 2016

Database technology provider MongoDB today announced MongoDB Atlas, an elastic, on-demand cloud service that includes infrastructure and turnkey management. Citing feedback from a recent survey of more than 2,000 members of the MongoDB community the company says that 30% of respondents deploy on more than one public cloud. MongoDB Atlas will enable multi-vendor cloud strategies. To accommodate that use, the company says Atlas will be available on all popular cloud platforms - initially on Amazon Web Services, followed by Microsoft Azure, and then Google Cloud Platform.

Posted June 29, 2016

Actian Corporation is releasing an updated version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, enabling Spark users to have a new powerful way to help derive true business value from their data.

Posted June 29, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. unveiled new innovations at Hadoop Summit that will improve the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), allowing enterprises to accumulate, analyze, and act on data.

Posted June 29, 2016

Qubole unveiled a new feature to its Qubole Data Service (QDS) called auto-caching, a next-generation disk cache for cloud storage systems that works across different data engines.

Posted June 28, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc.,is partnering with AtScale to resell AtScale's technology, providing users with the ability to query data without any data movement from any business intelligence tool.

Posted June 28, 2016

Attunity Ltd. is releasing a new version of Attunity Visibility for Hadoop with enhanced technology to enable comprehensive data usage analytics for large-scale and fast-growing Hadoop Data Lake environments. The new release brings "a very unique, needed solution to the fast and growing market of Hadoop," said Itamar Ankorion, EVP of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted June 28, 2016

MapR Technologies is introducing a new initiative that will help support Hadoop deployments and increase user and administrator productivity.

Posted June 28, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit this week in San Jose, Teradata is announcing the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto, including Information Builders, the Looker Data Platform, the Qlik visual analytics platform, the Tableau Business Intelligence (BI) tool suite, and ZoomData. In addition, MicroStrategy has committed to certify, and testing is complete with Microsoft Power BI.

Posted June 27, 2016

SnapLogic, which provides a data and application integration platform as a service (iPaaS), has launched a new partner program. The program is intended to help enable a global ecosystem of technology, services, and reseller partners that can help customers to accelerate adoption of big data technologies, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud data management by accelerating integration and driving digital transformation in the enterprise.

Posted June 27, 2016

IBM has introduced an update to its DB2 database software. IBM says the new release, IBM DB2 V11.1, will help developers more easily bridge on-premises applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture. IBM DB2 is also SQL-compatible with Oracle Database, making it possible to leverage existing skills to move applications from Oracle to DB2, according to IBM.

Posted June 27, 2016

A new study finds that the average cost of a data breach for companies has grown to $4 million, representing a 29% increase since 2013. According to the study, from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, cybersecurity incidents continue to grow in both volume and sophistication, with 64% more security incidents reported in 2015 than in 2014. The study found that companies lose $158 per compromised record.

Posted June 27, 2016

Cisco has unveiled Cisco Tetration Analytics, which is designed to help customers gain wider visibility across all aspects of their data center in real time. The data center analytics platform gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyzes the information using advanced machine learning techniques to address critical data center operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and the move to a whitelist security model. "Think of it as a time machine for your data center," said Yogesh Kaushik, senior director of product management, Tetration, Cisco.

Posted June 27, 2016

Pepperdata is unveiling a new tool that will evaluate and assess Hadoop clusters and provide visibility into current cluster conditions.

Posted June 27, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Teradata announced the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto.

Posted June 27, 2016

Talend has released the newest version of its Data Fabric, an integration platform for both developers and business users whether their applications are on-premises or in the cloud. The updated platform now features enterprise-grade support for data preparation, a solution that reduces the time required for collection and analysis of data.

Posted June 27, 2016

Big data with its increasing volume, velocity, and variety is causing organizations to see their data as a valuable commodity. But central to that value, says Amit Walia, chief product officer of Informatica, is the ability to bring all data together to get a single view. Here, Walia discusses the three key challenges organizations face and what he sees as the biggest disruptor on the horizon.

Posted June 23, 2016

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, has introduced the latest update to the company's MicroStrategy 10 platform, which adds new features spanning analytics, mobility and security, and makes the platform faster and easier to use.

Posted June 23, 2016

Data is moving quickly throughout organizations. How to move, manage, and store all this data is becoming a critical concern. Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Margaret Hamburger, principal product marketing director of database at Oracle, recently engaged in a DBTA webinar where they discussed cloud strategies and tactics that Oracle users are currently employing to manage databases in the cloud as well as to improve other capabilities while working in the cloud.

Posted June 23, 2016

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is deepening technical integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the industry's first certification for Apache Atlas, a data governance and metadata framework for Hadoop.

Posted June 23, 2016

SAP is streamlining its analytics portfolio, introducing features and capabilities to simplify the analytics process, strengthen the brand, and give users greater access to the cloud. The updated offerings include SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, formerly known as SAP Cloud for Analytics, and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Moving forward, all analytics solutions from SAP will be under the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio umbrella.

Posted June 22, 2016

For those who haven't encountered the term, the "trough of disillusionment" is a standard phase within the Gartner hype cycle. New technologies are expected to pass from a "peak of inflated expectations" through the trough of disillusionment before eventually reaching the "plateau of productivity." Most new technologies are expected to go through this trough, so it's hardly surprising to find big data entering this phase.

Posted June 22, 2016

The data manager now sits in the center of a revolution swirling about enterprises. In today's up-and-down global economy, opportunities and threats are coming in from a number of directions. Business leaders recognize that the key to success in hyper-competitive markets is the ability to leverage data to draw insights that predict and provide prescriptive action to stay ahead of markets and customer preferences. For that, they need to keep up with the latest solutions and approaches in data management. Here are 12 of the key technologies turning heads—or potentially opening enterprise wallets—in today's data centers.

Posted June 22, 2016

BlueData, a provider of a big data as a service platform, is releasing an upgraded version of its EPIC software. Dubbed BlueData's EPIC summer release, it offers comprehensive security controls along with enhancements that allow customers to take advantage of the latest innovations in the big data ecosystem.

Posted June 22, 2016

Announcing a new version of its "data lake in-a-box," Koverse, Inc. has released the Koverse Platform Version 2.0, which provides enhancements for organizations trying to extract value out of their investments in big data and analytics. With this introduction, the company says it is offering enterprises a 30-day guarantee to bring their data into production with a data lake capable of delivering insights for real-world organizational challenges.

Posted June 21, 2016

Rocana, which provides a platform for managing IT operations, is adding new capabilities for the search, ingest, and analysis of operational data. The new release addresses three different dimensions of operational data, according to Eric Sammer, Rocana CTO and co-founder. "We think about this as depth of visibility; the breadth across wired data, application data, infrastructure information, and so on; and range of time."

Posted June 21, 2016

As storage requirements continue to spiral upward, more organizations are relying on the cloud to help them do data management, backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive, according to a new research report, based on a survey among members of the IOUG that was conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.

Posted June 17, 2016

With the increase in data sources, data types, and data management platforms, new obstacles can also appear, creating difficulties in combining data for important insights. During educational presentations on industry trends and technologies, keynotes, discussions, and hands-on workshops at Data Summit 2016, the philosophies and technical approaches that can help organizations be successful at putting their data to work were addressed.

Posted June 17, 2016

As the growing size and complexity of database environments strain resources at most IT departments, many are looking for ways to standardize infrastructure and automate routine tasks to free up assets. Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Sam Lucido, director for technical applications marketing at EMC Corp., recently discussed strategies for Oracle users and IT, including the results of a new survey conducted in partnership with the IOUG, VMware, and EMC regarding obstacles data managers face while managing networks and delivering reliable information.

Posted June 17, 2016

What's on the horizon for big data, analytics, and business intelligence as technology evolves faster and faster? In Data Summit's 2016 closing keynote John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, at Radiant Advisors, discussed how technology will evolve and grow in the future.

Posted June 17, 2016

Here we go again - yet another world changing innovation. Billions of dollars are being invested to develop and deploy this next-generation industry. Many existing methods of doing business, and businesses themselves, will be disrupted and replaced by this new wave of technology. What is this wondrous new innovation? Why it is the Internet of Things (IoT) of course.

Posted June 17, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. is enhancing its Global Professional Services (GPS) program to support and enable Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms customers.

Posted June 16, 2016

IMS Health, a provider of healthcare information and technology solutions, and Reltio, a data-driven applications and modern data management company, have announced that IMS Health is offering Reltio Cloud with its Nexxus Commercial Application Suite and IMS One platform. Through the alliance, IMS Health says it will offer life sciences organizations new options for access to big data technologies, pre-integrated data and high-performance analytics.

Posted June 16, 2016

Organizations are always looking at new ways to fully derive value from data analytics. Business users need to become self-reliant data explorers and IT departments need to empower them by providing the right tools and environment for fast, easy and wide-ranging data access, according to experts

Posted June 16, 2016

Google, whose name has become synonymous with search, made two key announcements for enterprise customers, with the most notable being its new enterprise search tool called Springboard.

Posted June 15, 2016

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