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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

itopia, a cloud infrastructure automation solution for Google Cloud, is releasing its newest feature set, Collection Pools with Dynamic Server Uptime and Nearest Point Connection. With the latest release, itopia customers gain the flexibility to support multi-region teams with low latency and intelligent resource balancing.

Posted October 18, 2019

Oracle has identified a need for "augmented" analytics, leveraging machine learning and AI throughout the analytics process to help drive up the impact and value of data, and enable knowledge workers to uncover more insights. Recently, Bruno Aziza, group VP, Oracle Analytics, described this new phase in analytics, the role that cloud plays in making it possible, and what the capabilities will enable for customers.

Posted October 16, 2019

The cloud, ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy, and compliance were some of the topics that attendees were concerned about at Strata Data NY as data professionals converged at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from September 24 - 26.

Posted October 15, 2019

Elastic N.V., the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is introducing Elastic Endpoint Security, based on Elastic's acquisition of Endgame, a provider of endpoint threat prevention, detection, and response based on the MITRE ATT&CK matrix. Elastic is combining SIEM and endpoint security into a single solution to enable organizations to automatically and flexibly respond to threats in real time, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments. Also announced today, Elastic is eliminating per-endpoint pricing.

Posted October 15, 2019

Elsevier technology research director Helena Deus explains how Elsevier used NLP and AI to organize dispersed content in a non-traditional way and built an extensive community of readers in this clip from her keynote at Data Summit 2019.

Posted October 15, 2019

Advanced analytics software provider Mode today announced the availability of its first instant, responsive data engine, Helix. Helix creates the dual backbone between modern business intelligence and interactive data science. By combining these workflows, data scientists no longer have to choose between shipping fast, one-off answers and building dashboards for broader coverage.

Posted October 14, 2019

dotData, a company focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, has been selected as a qualified partner in Microsoft for Startups. Microsoft for Startups selects organizations developing innovative enterprise-ready technology solutions that run on Microsoft Azure.

Posted October 14, 2019

Syncsort, the provider o of big iron to big data software, is making enhancements to Ironstream for ServiceNow that enable IT to integrate mainframe and IBM i environments into ServiceNow Event Management. The new capabilities build upon Ironstream support for ServiceNow Discovery to help increase IT productivity, proactively eliminate service outages, and quickly resolve critical issues across the enterprise, delivering even greater value for customers with the cloud-based Now Platform.

Posted October 14, 2019

GoodData, provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, announced it is now leveraging Amazon Redshift, a cloud data warehouse by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the combination of GoodData and Amazon Redshift can change the way in which enterprise and product teams are making business decisions. Namely, the trend toward integrating analytics into business applications so every customer, partner, and team member becomes empowered with data and insights at the point of work.

Posted October 11, 2019

Talend, a provider of cloud data integration and data integrity, is releasing Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure, offering a secure and scalable Integration Platform-as-a-Service for collecting, transforming and cleaning data. With embedded data quality and native integration performance, Talend Cloud on Microsoft Azure delivers the trusted data companies need to make real-time business decisions, accelerate advanced analytics, and meet regulatory compliance requirements.  

Posted October 11, 2019

DataStax, the company behind a database built on Apache Cassandra, is opening early access to the DataStax Change Data Capture (CDC) Connector for Apache Kafka. The DataStax CDC Connector for Apache Kafka gives developers bidirectional data movement between DataStax, Cassandra, and Kafka clusters. CDC is designed to capture and forward insert, update, and delete activity applied to tables (column families).

Posted October 10, 2019

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is making platform-wide upgrades to improve access to critical data and hasten time to insight. The new release introduces machine learning enhancements to Collibra Catalog and marks the availability of Collibra Privacy & Risk, a sustainable approach to compliance with modules for CCPA and GDPR.

Posted October 09, 2019

Ontotext has announced GraphDB 9.0, which is aimed at lowering the effort required for development and continuous operation of knowledge graphs by opening multiple integration extension points for its users and developers.

Posted October 07, 2019

Building on Oracle and Microsoft's cloud interoperability partnership, Oracle has announced the availability of an integration between Oracle Digital Assistant and Microsoft Teams. Enterprise customers can now access Oracle Cloud Applications through an AI-powered voice experience in Teams. "Using Oracle Digital Assistant, business users can simply and conversationally interact with business applications directly from their Microsoft Teams interface just as they would collaborate with their fellow employees or other productivity tools," said Suhas Uliyar, vice president, AI and Digital Assistant, Oracle.

Posted October 02, 2019

The most important benefits from autonomous systems will come from eliminating human errors. In cars, this can mean avoidance of errors that can cause accidents, and in technology, it can mean eliminating common user errors that can expose data to hackers. The combination of Oracle database, infrastructure, and other IT services result in systems that are more secure, reliable, flexible, and cost-efficient than competing cloud services, according to Oracle.

Posted October 02, 2019

Back in the 1980s, a Stanford University computer scientist and professor named Donald Knuth introduced the concept of "literate programming," in which a computer program's logic is explained in a natural language such as English. The "literate" program would be further enriched with images, graphs, traditional source code, related macros, and scripts almost as if the programmer were writing an essay, and using all of these components together could still be compiled as usual. The most notable products to arise from this concept were notebooks, such as Azure Notebooks, Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Zeppelin, and the Apache Spark Notebook.

Posted October 01, 2019

Regardless of its long-term prospects, Hadoop remains a pivotal technology in the history of databases. Hadoop was one of the key technologies that broke the stranglehold of relational databases, and it forced a shift in the way in which we think about and store data.

Posted October 01, 2019

DevOps is now widely accepted in application development because, by introducing a culture of collaboration and cooperation between development and operations teams, it enables features to be released faster to end users. As DevOps grows, there is a corresponding need to ensure the database is included so that the entire development process is seamless and free of bottlenecks.

Posted October 01, 2019

Revelation is adding enhancements to its OpenInsight platform, enabling performance improvements across the solution. OpenInsight now provides an option to change the precision of mathematical operations. OpenInsight's RLIST functionality and performance have also been improved starting with the 10.0.7 release.The MultiValue BFS (MVBFS) connections for QM, D3, and U2 have been enhanced to submit multiple select lists to the "back end" host for bulk processing whenever possible.

Posted October 01, 2019

Zumasys is updating the AccuTerm platform with security upgrades, a new UI, and the ability to run the platform through a web browser. AccuTerm8 features dozens of new features that give users access to their PICK system when and where they need it.

Posted October 01, 2019

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is introducing a series of new products, features, and connectivity that help make agile innovation easier than. Enhancements to the TIBCO Connected Intelligence platform further accelerate TIBCO customers' time-to-action, enabling them to innovate faster and more sustainably, ultimately turning ideas and investments into business value.

Posted October 01, 2019

Ascend, provider an  Autonomous Dataflow Service, is releasing its Structured Data Lake, allowing users to directly connect their existing data processing engines, notebooks, and BI tools to Ascend's optimized data management system. Data scientists, architects, and engineers can build on top of a common data lake that automatically ensures data integrity, tracks data lineage, and optimizes performance.

Posted October 01, 2019

Access Innovations' Bob Kasenchak defines the role of ontologies in defining relationships within extracted structured data in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit 2019.

Posted October 01, 2019

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company that enables SQL on NoSQL data, is introducing the capability to analyze raw events from Apache Kafka in real time. Kafka, backed by Confluent, is a distributed streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day.

Posted September 30, 2019

Just as in the oil industry, exploitation of data comes down to how good your refinery capabilities are. Just as oil has to be refined to get valuable products out of it, such as gasoline and jet fuel, data has to be refined into insights. And, just as in the old days of the oil business, the rush is on.

Posted September 26, 2019

There is no substitute for genius, and despite the awesome power of the GPU and the majesty of the new manifestations of AI, there is no substitute for the human mind.

Posted September 26, 2019

As business analytics education, including specific instruction in data visualization, becomes more solidified in higher education, the question is not: "Are we teaching business analytics?" but instead becomes: "What are we teaching in business analytics?" To make education most valuable, it should align with what the market is looking for in potential job candidates.

Posted September 26, 2019

IT executives and line-of-business experts understand the importance of data for their success and are adopting modern technologies to enable the delivery of timely data and insights to enhance decision making. In line with their data-driven goals, organizations are leveraging hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. However, they are also finding that cloud approaches add their own complexity.

Posted September 26, 2019

It might be the most frequently asked question of a data governance consultant: "Who should own data governance, the business or IT?" And man, that's a loaded question! When you dig deeper into the root of the question, most people really want to know one of two things—"Who should ultimately own data decision making for our company?" or, "Where will data governance be most successful?" Let's take a closer look at those two questions.

Posted September 26, 2019

TigerGraph, a provider of a scalable graph database for the enterprise,  along with receiving $32 million in Series B funding, is releasing TigerGraph Cloud. The investment, led by SIG, will boost TigerGraph's global expansion, fueled by TigerGraph Cloud and its appeal to companies seeking a fast, easy way to harness the power of the graph.

Posted September 26, 2019

Tamr has announced general availability of the Fall 2019 release of the company's data unification system.  The latest release supports  Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure and adds geospatial mapping and additional enhancements to make it faster and easier to unify large numbers of heterogeneous sources.

Posted September 26, 2019

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, is releasing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, a serverless time series platform to meet the specialized requirements of today's time-sensitive workloads. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing, and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

Posted September 26, 2019

IBM has announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data "business-ready" for AI. Improving data preparation, management and automation are pillars of the DataOps (data operations) principle, which outlines methods for automating and streamlining data flows across an enterprise.

Posted September 26, 2019

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), delivering self-service analytics across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. DP is an integrated data platform that is easy to deploy, manage, and use, according to the vendor. CDP is a new approach to enterprise data that delivers a full range of analytic capabilities from the Edge to AI.

Posted September 25, 2019

Pyramid Analytics, provider of the next-generation business analytics platform for the enterprise, is updating its signature platform, placing focus on ease of use and pairing the advanced analytics tool with a simplified user interface (UI). With over 150 new enterprise-grade features and capabilities, Pyramid v2020 represents a milestone in the company's roadmap and brings the organization closer to its goal of creating the self-optimizing decision platform.

Posted September 25, 2019

Hazelcast, provider of an in-memory computing platform, is entering a strategic co-engineering and co-innovation partnership with Intel to accelerate the performance of real-time applications, artificial intelligence, (AI) and internet of things (IoT) solutions for enterprises. At the center of this initiative is Project Veyron, which is focused on accelerating Hazelcast technologies on Intel platforms, including the 2nd Gen Intel  Xeon Scalable processor and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Posted September 25, 2019

Yellowbrick Data, a provider of next-generation enterprise data warehousing, is releasing the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse.

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP is launching the SAP for Me site, an online portal providing SAP customers with personalized access and a transparent view of their entire product portfolio. "SAP for Me" encompasses all lines of SAP products and services, including on-premise and cloud products, and is available free of charge as an open beta version for all customers with a valid contract.

Posted September 25, 2019

Accenture and SAP are collaborating to build advanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application, which helps process-industry companies—such as consumer goods, chemicals, and life sciences companies—more efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. 

Posted September 25, 2019

SAP has deployed Totango, a provider of customer success solutions for the enterprise, across the majority of its lines of business. The solution will be used as a single, integrated customer success platform to help SAP evolve, deploy, and expand its execution of customer success initiatives.

Posted September 25, 2019

Splunk, a provider of the data-to-everything platform, is making several advancements to pricing, partner, and investment initiatives designed to help customers make smarter business decisions.

Posted September 25, 2019

Nearly every week of 2018 featured headlines of a new cyberattack on companies that people trust with their data, such as Marriott and Facebook. In years past, the biggest concern for companies was being hit with hefty fines, but now, they risk reputation damage if they breach compliance mandates and regulations when they are attacked.

Posted September 25, 2019

Radiant Advisers' John O'Brien identifies four focus areas for data analytics—understanding customer behavior, understanding product usage, increasing operational efficiency, and business model innovation—in his closing keynote at Data Summit 2019.

Posted September 24, 2019

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