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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

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, is extending its product portfolio by adding Embarcadero Technologies' ER/Studio and DB PowerStudio tools, allowing organizations to rely on a single vendor for all their database lifecycle needs.

Posted March 09, 2016

In a new book titled "Next Generation Databases," Guy Harrison, an executive director of R&D at Dell, shares what every data professional needs to know about the future of databases in a world of NoSQL and big data.

Posted March 08, 2016

Data discovery is changing as result of new data usage patterns and requirements, and is increasingly breaking out on its own as a separate and distinct discipline, according to John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, who will present a talk at Data Summit 2016 titled "Enabling Governed Data Discovery in Modern Data Architectures."

Posted March 08, 2016

As more and more data comes into the enterprise, companies are looking to build real-time big data architectures to keep up with an increased amount of information.

Posted March 07, 2016

EMC has added new capabilities for its EMC VMAX and EMC Disk Library for mainframe storage products. VMAX support for mainframe, in both the VMAX3 and the new VMAX All Flash products, enables companies to modernize, automate and consolidate disparate data center technologies within a single data services platform.

Posted March 07, 2016

Syncsort is introducing new capabilities to its data integration software, DMX-h, that allow organizations to work with mainframe data in Hadoop or Spark in its native format, which is necessary for preserving data lineage and maintaining compliance.

Posted March 07, 2016

As election season continues to roll on SAP SE is partnering with Reuters to power its digital transformation and give journalists tools for covering the 2016 presidential election.

Posted March 04, 2016

As more businesses leverage applications that are hosted in the cloud, the lines between corporate networks and the internet become blurred. Accordingly, enterprises need to develop an effective strategy for ensuring security. The problem is, many of today's most common approaches simply don't work in this new cloud-based environment.

Posted March 03, 2016

Microsoft first truly disrupted the ETL marketplace with the introduction of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) back with the release of SQL Server 2005. Microsoft has upped the ante yet again by bringing to market powerful ETL features to the cloud via the Azure Data Factory, which enables IT shops to integrate a multitude of data sources, both on-premises and in the cloud, via a workflow (called a "pipeline) that utilizes Hive, Pig, and customized C# programs.

Posted March 03, 2016

To spread the word on the best information management solutions in the marketplace, Database Trends and Applications has launched the 2016 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards, a program in which the winners will be selected by the experts whose opinions count above all others - you. Time is running out so make your nomination now.

Posted March 02, 2016

Attunity Ltd. is releasing an enhanced version of its Attunity Compose platform to eliminate pitfalls in data warehousing and accelerate big data analytics.

Posted March 02, 2016

Our friends at Dell recently shared new research findings that shed light on how healthcare organizations perceive, plan for, and utilize key technologies across big data, cloud, mobility and security. According to the research, nearly half of healthcare organizations believe big data is relevant, but don't know how to approach it.

Posted March 01, 2016

ForeScout Technologies Inc., a provider of agentless cybersecurity, is partnering with FireEye, Inc. to give users the intelligence and expertise to detect cyber threats efficiently. By combining ForeScout and FireEye endpoint security capabilities, customers can isolate endpoints that have a high probability of being compromised and initiate defensive responses.

Posted March 01, 2016

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native data analytics service, is extending security monitoring support for several cloud applications along with forging a partnership with ThreatStream.

Posted March 01, 2016

Infobright, the columnar database analytics platform, has unveiled its new Infobright Approximate Query (IAQ) solution for large-scale data environments, allowing users to gain insights faster and efficiently. "This technology is being delivered on the basis of rethinking the business problem and using technology in a very meaningful way to solve problems that would otherwise be unsolvable using a traditional approach," said Don DeLoach, CEO.

Posted February 26, 2016

Throughout the year, AAA National Action Center receives information from its federated local clubs. There is a need to align that information to help AAA further understand relevancy and deliver strong engagement opportunities for its members. After a lengthy process of exploring and evaluating solutions in industry and benchmarking different products, AAA National decided to partner with RedPoint Global.

Posted February 26, 2016

Certified Security Solutions (CSS) Inc., a provider of secure digital identity and access solutions, will partner with SAP to provide a platform for the Internet of Things.

Posted February 24, 2016

SAP SE is acquiring the Roambi suite of solutions, further accelerating cloud innovations on the SAP HANA platform and increasing predictive capabilities and mobile business intelligence.

Posted February 24, 2016

SAP SE is introducing new predictive capabilities within its platforms with the release of SAP HANA Cloud Platform predictive services 1.0 and SAP Predictive Analytics 2.5.

Posted February 24, 2016

Cloud-borne data is becoming commonplace—at least at the edges of the enterprise. Organizations are relying, both formally and informally, on cloud-based services for supplemental storage, file sharing, and content management. The challenge now is to bring core enterprise data into the cloud, to render data ranging from financials to sales to performance analytics as services.

Posted February 24, 2016

There is no denying the fact that cloud-based software and computing services are now accepted as the norm. This change has profound implications on how software applications are architected, delivered, and consumed. This change has ushered in a new generation of technology and an entirely new category in data integration. Today, there are 10 new requirements for an enterprise data integration technology:

Posted February 24, 2016

SnapLogic is unveiling its Winter 2016 release of its flagship platform, further connecting users to flexible Spark capabilities and reliable big data integration solutions.

Posted February 23, 2016

The promise of the data lake is an enduring repository of raw data that can be accessed now and in the future for different purposes. To help companies on their journey to the data lake, Information Builders has unveiled the iWay Hadoop Data Manager, a new solution that provides an interface to generate portable, reusable code for data integration tasks in Hadoop.

Posted February 23, 2016

It is hard to think of a technology that is more identified with the rise of big data than Hadoop. Since its creation, the framework for distributed processing of massive datasets on commodity hardware has had a transformative effect on the way data is collected, managed, and analyzed - and also grown well beyond its initial scope through a related ecosystem of open source projects. With 2016 recognized as the 10-year anniversary for Hadoop, Big Data Quarterly chose this time to ask technologists, consultants, and researchers to reflect on what has been achieved in the last decade, and what's ahead on the horizon.

Posted February 18, 2016

TIBCO Software, a provider of solutions for integration, analytics and event processing, has added new features to its TIBCO Jaspersoft embedded analytics and reporting software. Jaspersoft 6.2 provides new collaborative functionality that allows casual users to build and customize their own reports. If desired, the same reports can also be routed to IT for refinement, where greater complexity can be edited at the API-level.

Posted February 18, 2016

GridGain Systems, a provider of an in-memory data fabric based on Apache Ignite, has raised $15 million in Series B financing.

Posted February 18, 2016

Currently, the IT industry is the midst of a major transition as it moves from the last generation - the internet generation - to the new generation of cloud and big data, said Andy Mendelsohn, Oracle's EVP of Database Server Technologies, who recently talked with DBTA about database products that Oracle is bringing to market to support customers' cloud initiatives. "Oracle has been around a long time. This is not the first big transition we have gone through," said Mendelsohn.

Posted February 17, 2016

Oracle has expanded its cloud offerings in the UK with the introduction of new PaaS and IaaS technologies to be hosted in its Slough data center. The new services include Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Dedicated Compute Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. The facility currently serves more than 500 UK and global customers with SaaS and IaaS offerings tailored for private corporations and public sector customers.

Posted February 17, 2016

Over the last half decade, we've watched SQL purists butt heads with NoSQL upstarts, Hadoop triumphalists clash with Hadump pessimists, database geeks war with application developers, and so on. In the midst of all this warring, we've tried to fit—and, in many cases, to cram—the new into the old, the old into the new, with the result that at one time or another, we've asked the impossible of all of the components in our ever-expanding technology portfolios.

Posted February 16, 2016

Enterprises can't seem to pack enough big data and analytics solutions into their data centers, executive suites, and everywhere else across their organizations. Just about every venture-capital-cash-fueled startup from Silicon Valley to Boston has an analytics component to it. As these firms rapidly gain traction, they are being scarfed up by larger vendors looking to solidify their leadership of the analytics space.

Posted February 16, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has selected RedPoint Data Management platform as the underlying platform for a new HPE Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting (RDAR) integrated solution to support financial institutions' compliance with BDBS 239.

Posted February 16, 2016

Addressing the shift toward business-user-oriented visual interactive data preparation, Trillium Software has launched a new solution that integrates self-service data preparation with data quality capabilities to improve big data analytics.

Posted February 16, 2016

Glassbeam, a machine data analytics company, has introduced two product enhancements for the IoT analytics market. The new capabilities are aimed at automating the transformation of unstructured machine data into business insights and also providing a lighter footprint for Glassbeam at the edge.

Posted February 16, 2016

The Data Summit 2016 conference schedule of sessions and speakers is now available online. Presented by Database Trends and Applications and Big Data Quarterly, the 2-day event (Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11) will bring together IT managers, data architects, application developers, data analysts, project managers, and business managers for a deep dive into the key technologies and strategies for becoming a data-informed business.

Posted February 12, 2016

ClearStory Data has announced an update to its data inference and data harmonization capabilities called Infinite Data Overlap Detection (IDOD). With this R&D innovation, ClearStory's Spark-based analytics solution now detects and infers data patterns and customer-specific data types for all values for data that a user connects to as part of their analysis.

Posted February 12, 2016

The Internet of Things holds great promise for everything from better healthcare to decreased traffic accidents and more efficient manufacturing processes. Michael Morton is currently CTO at Dell Boomi, which he joined in 2013 after a career with IBM where he became an IBM Master Inventor and worked directly with Fortune 100 companies. Recently, Morton talked with BDQ about some of the opportunities and challenges and the role that Boomi plays in the emerging IoT market.

Posted February 11, 2016

Say what you will about Oracle, it certainly can't be accused of failing to move with the times. Typically, Oracle comes late to a technology party but arrives dressed to kill.

Posted February 10, 2016

The ability to stand up and voice your opinion about a solution or technology that will not solve a business problem is critical. At times, choices are made for budgetary reasons, and other times, it may be organizational pressure. But regardless of the reason, as IT professionals, we need to be courageous and do the right thing, whatever that is.

Posted February 10, 2016

Storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds, and more organizations are turning to cloud computing to manage the load. However, cloud isn't necessarily seen as the best approach to data storage bursting—rather, it's mainly being used for backup and for hosting development and test environments, according to a new survey.

Posted February 10, 2016

Oracle has a new PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program that is aimed at helping organizations accelerate the growth of their Oracle Cloud business. Providing technical and go-to-market support, Oracle says the new four-tier program will provide Oracle partners with the tools they need to help Oracle customers navigate their transition to the cloud.

Posted February 10, 2016

Oracle has introduced a new Big Data Preparation Cloud Service. Despite the increasing talk about the need for companies to become "data-driven," and the perception that people who work with business data spend most of their time on analytics, Oracle contends that in reality many organizations devote much more time and effort on importing, profiling, cleansing, repairing, standardizing, and enriching their data.

Posted February 10, 2016

Database performance tuning is a complex but extremely important task. However, it can be difficult to effectively optimize databases when there are other "fires" to put out, limited resources, and an increasing number of databases to look after. But that doesn't mean it's impossible, especially with the right approach.

Posted February 10, 2016

Looker, provider of a BI platform, has added support for Presto and Spark SQL as well as updates to its support for Impala and Hive.

Posted February 09, 2016

Talend is introducing Talend Data Preparation, an open source self-service tool to help business users to speed up the time-consuming process of data wrangling or spreadsheet management.

Posted February 09, 2016

Trifacta, provider of a self-service data preparation platform, is receiving $35 million in growth-stage financing that will be used to continue expanding the company globally and allow for additional projects. "The multi-billion-dollar big data and IoT revolution requires a modern, innovative approach to preparing data and empowering end users," said Ping Li, partner at Accel and director of the company's Big Data Fund. "Trifacta delivers that platform. We've backed Trifacta's incredible team from the beginning and are excited to help the company scale to take advantage of this significant market opportunity."

Posted February 09, 2016

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