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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

Pepperdata, a provider of big data Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is releasing its new Big Data Cloud Migration Cost Assessment for enterprises looking to migrate their big data workloads to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or IBM Cloud. By analyzing current workloads and service level agreements, the detailed, metrics-based assessment enables enterprises to make informed decisions, helping minimize risk while ensuring SLAs are maintained after cloud migration.

Posted March 11, 2019

It's no longer enough to analyze numbers; it's about generating meaningful insights from all your data that lead to decisive actions and optimal business outcomes. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Dutcher, VP, Cloud Business Group, Oracle, who discussed recent innovations brought about by Oracle Analytics and what customers are doing now.

Posted March 08, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing the latest version of Progress OpenEdge, delivering improvements in database throughput performance and more. The 12.0 release also provides a foundation for application evolution, with advanced features and functionality that give applications the always-on availability, agility, and scale required to support modern applications. 

Posted March 07, 2019

Hazelcast, a computing platform company, is updating its in-memory data grid solution, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12 with new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability, performance-sensitive data storage, and more. Hazelcast now provides both a Consistency (CP) Subsystem for sensitive concurrency structures which favors consistency over availability and an Availability (AP) Subsystem for data storage structures which favor availability over consistency.

Posted March 07, 2019

With this acquisition, TIBCO says it is 100% compatible with, and committed to, the Apache Spark open source ecosystem. SnappyData leverages the popularity of Apache Spark and Apache Spark Streaming by fusing the Apache Spark stack with Apache Geode, a distributed in-memory database.

Posted March 07, 2019

Good data visualization should be fast, informative, and—above all—valuable. This makes data viz a critical tool in the modern analyst toolkit. Here are 3 simple questions to ensure your data visualization passes the eye candy test.

Posted March 06, 2019

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today released the GridGain Community Edition (GCE). GridGain Community Edition includes the Apache Ignite code base plus patches and additional functionality developed to improve performance, reliability, security, and manageability.

Posted March 06, 2019

Arcadia Enterprise 5.0 makes it simpler for business users to search and uncover insights from a wide variety of big datasets and also allows individuals to leverage natural language querying for search-based BI and granular mapping on all data.

Posted March 06, 2019

From AI and machine learning to data discovery and real-time analytics, creating a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's data-driven goals. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Michael Coburn, product manager, PMM, Percona; Tyler Mitchell, senior product marketing manager, Couchbase; and Max Neunhöffer, senior developer and architect, ArangoDB, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2019.

Posted March 06, 2019

Bias—whether consciously or unconsciously introduced—can ruin any project and lead to extremely damaging conclusions if inaccurate or incomplete data is fed in. We've already seen multiple examples of engineers being unable to prevent AI networks from accidentally becoming racist or sexist, and it's not hard to see how bias can lead to many worrying outcomes.

Posted March 06, 2019

RDX, an independent provider of managed database and cloud services, is acquiring ClearDB, further expanding RDX's Database-as-a-Service platform capabilities. Based in Plano, Texas, ClearDB is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider that has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is a private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

Posted March 06, 2019

Qlik, a provider of data analytics, and Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, recently signed a definitive agreement under which Qlik will acquire Attunity. The acquisition of Attunity for approximately $560 million is expected to close in the second quarter.

Posted March 05, 2019

dcVAST, an IT infrastructure management and support services firm, is rebranding and launching new information technology and cloud management services. Effective immediately, dcVAST is now VAST, an IT services firm that continues to provide managed IT services, along with enterprise hardware and software solutions, and a new cloud management platform, VAST View.

Posted March 05, 2019

RackTop Systems, the provider of CyberConverged data security, has closed $15 million in Series A funding, enabling the company to accelerate near-term sales channel and product development expansion. RackTop's secure, high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded access controls, encryption, and compliance can optimize business operations, improve productivity, reduce cost, and strengthen security.

Posted March 05, 2019

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a GPU-accelerated data warehouse, has formed a new agreement with LG Uplus, a mobile carrier owned by LG Corporation. The collaboration will leverage the IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems AC922 server with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and IBM FlashSystem 9100 storage.

Posted March 05, 2019

Competitive business strategy increasingly relies on data analytics. The core techniques of data analysis are increasingly accessible thanks to commodity Business Intelligence packages, modern open source AI tools, and cloud services. Given this level playing field for software and algorithms, competitive advantage typically lies in the unique data that a business can gather and feed into its analytics pipelines.

Posted March 04, 2019

The flexibility, agility and ultimate cost of machine learning projects can be significantly impacted by data logistics and dependencies, according to Jim Scott, VP, Enterprise Architecture, at MapR. By improving how they pursue machine learning, Scott contends, organizations can attain benefits in both long-term costs and maintenance.

Posted March 04, 2019

Franz Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graphs, is releasing AllegroGraph v6.5, supporting the ingestion of JSON and JSON-LD documents, comma separated value (CSV) files, and RDF data.

Posted March 04, 2019

Cleo, a provider of ecosystem integration technology, is releasing the Cleo Integration Cloud platform winter 2019. Cleo Integration Cloud is a single-platform ecosystem integration solution available as a service in cloud and on-premise deployments.

Posted March 04, 2019

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, has obtained certification for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019 for its unified data protection solution Veritas Backup Exec. With the latest certification for Veritas Backup Exec, joint customers can implement a tailored protection with customizable Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019 based environments to further optimize their protection and cost.

Posted March 01, 2019

Zadara, provider of the Zero-Risk Enterprise Data Cloud, is making upgrades to the features and flexibility of its Virtual Private Storage Arrays available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, including companies using VMware Cloud on AWS, via AWS Marketplace.

Posted February 28, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is receiving $10 million in Series C funding, allowing the company to continue to expand its research and development, customer success capabilities, and sales and marketing functions.

Posted February 28, 2019

Io-Tahoe, a provider of smart data discovery and AI-driven data catalog products, is filing three new patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to continue to transform the data discovery space. The patent filings cover the generation of data signatures that accurately describe data in a human friendly form using advanced NLP (Natural Language Processing) techniques.

Posted February 28, 2019

Eyelevel.ai, a startup emerging from the 2018 Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator winter cohort, is introducing its first native conversational marketing platform. EyeLevel.ai's in-context, conversational ads and promotions deliver relevant messages to users that feel like recommendations from a friend. With more than 45 customers already signed up, and with a publisher network of more than 1700 chat applications, the company has closed a $2 million seed round, led by Birchmere Venture, with participation from Strawberry Creek Ventures, Inspiration Ventures as well as a second investment by Berkeley SkyDeck.

Posted February 28, 2019

Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Azure analytics services, including Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2.

Posted February 28, 2019

MariaDB started off their annual conference on February 26, MariaDB OpenWorks 2019, with a bang, making new announcements and embarking on new innovations for 2019. MariaDB OpenWorks took place on February 25 -27 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The company is introducing a new Enterprise Server that will support customers with mission-critical applications by delivering a database engineered for greater reliability and stability.

Posted February 27, 2019

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. The nominating process will conclude on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now!

Posted February 27, 2019

SAP is introducing new SAP Leonardo Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, helping customers increase productivity, redefine their customer experience, and grow their revenue streams. It will enable customers to embed IoT into line-of-business (LoB) solutions, enhance business applications with IoT technology and develop new business models based on the new data the IoT solutions generate.

Posted February 27, 2019

Blockchain is growing in interest and adoption within the enterprise, according to SAP's State of Blockchain Study. Blockchain was certainly the talk of 2018 across industries, but many of the technology's most important benefits have been overlooked.

Posted February 27, 2019

Veeam Software, a provider of backup solutions that enable intelligent data management, is releasing a Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA, a SAP Certified Integration for SAP HANA. Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 provides an SAP-certified backup and recovery solution, allowing enterprise customers to seamlessly integrate native SAP HANA backup with the Veeam Backup & Replication solution, further strengthening the enterprise-readiness of the Veeam Availability Platform.

Posted February 27, 2019

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organization in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. The organization depends on SAP and Bradmark technologies to power its astronomy technology. The SAP database is at the core of ESO's operations, said John Lockhart, critical applications support group leader, ESO. It currently sits at the center of the dataflow for the current suite of telescopes. 

Posted February 27, 2019

Data Summit brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations. This year, A.M. Turing Award Laureate and database technology pioneer Michael Stonebraker will deliver the opening keynote titled "Big Data, Technological Disruption, and the 800-Pound Gorilla in the Corner."

Posted February 21, 2019

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is receiving $60 million in Series E financing, furthering the company's plans for investment in its platform. With these funds, the company plans to accelerate its global go-to-market execution, invest further in the enthusiastic Redis community, and continue its leadership in delivering the highest performing, most efficient database platform for modern applications.

Posted February 21, 2019

Redgate is releasing an updated version of SQL Monitor, enabling entire SQL Server estates to be managed and monitored from one dashboard whether on premise or in the cloud. After months in development, SQL Monitor v9 gives users the ability to seamlessly monitor hybrid and cloud estates, including both Azure Managed Instances and SQL Database Elastic Pools.

Posted February 21, 2019

FICO has announced a community version of FICO Xpress Insight, a decision support application that enables data scientists to rapidly deploy advanced analytic or optimization models as business applications.

Posted February 19, 2019

Machine learning 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 their early phases as companies learn how to deal with selecting data sets and data platforms to architecting and optimizing data pipelines. DBTA recently held a webinar with Gaurav Deshpande, VP of marketing, TigerGraph, and Prakash Chokalingam, product manager, Databricks, who discussed key technologies and strategies for dealing with machine learning.

Posted February 15, 2019

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, is launching Managed Databases, with PostgreSQL as its first offering, allowing developers to create fully managed database instances in the cloud quickly and efficiently.

Posted February 14, 2019

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corp., PNC Bank, and IBM have announced a new collaboration to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.

Posted February 13, 2019

SophiaTX, a Swiss-based blockchain Platform for businesses, is joining forces with Block Unison to help further develop a global enterprise blockchain ecosystem through IoT, smart contract, and enterprise application integration. The combination of mature services and blockchain technology expertise present in Block Unison will help SophiaTX establish itself as a desired platform for any innovative company looking to extend their level of trust and collaboration across the value chain.

Posted February 13, 2019

SAP is releasing a blockchain-technology hub to help eliminate counterfeit products along the pharmaceutical supply chain. The SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences is designed to authenticate pharmaceutical packaging returned from hospitals and pharmacies to wholesalers before products are resold.

Posted February 13, 2019

For many companies, designing and implementing a data platform for analytics is a critical task. According to Dremio, a VC-backed firm founded in 2015, by combining capabilities and technologies into a solution that enables access, transformation, security, and governance, data as a service represents a new approach to vexing analytics challenges, delivering data at scale with high performance. Recently, Kelly Stirman, vice president strategy at Dremio, discussed how using open source projects, open standards, and cloud services, companies can deliver data as a service to their data consumers across critical lines of business.

Posted February 12, 2019

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, and its platforms Veritas NetBackup and Veritas Backup Exec have attained Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status, reaffirming Veritas as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner offering solutions validated by the AWS Storage Competency.

Posted February 12, 2019

Logi Analytics has acquired Jinfonet Software, maker of JReport. The acquisition will consolidate two leading embedded analytics vendors under the Logi brand.

Posted February 12, 2019

Waterline Data, a provider of data cataloging solutions and applications, is releasing the latest version of the Waterline Data AI-driven Data Catalog (AIDC). Leveraging Waterline's newly-patented Fingerprinting technology, AIDC 5.0 adds to Waterline's ability to catalog individual data items, automatically and at scale, by now allowing organizations to work with related datasets across the enterprise for far deeper and cleaner insights for analytics than any other catalog can provide.

Posted February 11, 2019

Lentiq introducing a new platform called EdgeLake, offering a multi-cloud, production-scale Data Lake as a Service for increased flexibility, collaboration, and analytics.

Posted February 11, 2019

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