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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

BackOffice Associates, a provider of information governance, data stewardship, and data migration solutions, has announced that Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm, has signed an agreement to make a majority equity investment in the company.

Posted August 03, 2017

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is releasing Cohesity Orion 5.0, enabling companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs. Cohesity Orion 5.0 provides a platform for data protection and archiving that spans on-premises and cloud infrastructure that can be managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass user interface.

Posted August 03, 2017

Accenture has acquired Search Technologies, a Herndon, Virginia-based technology services firm specializing in the design, implementation and management of big data and search analytics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kamran Khan, president and CEO of Search Technologies, will lead a new Content Analytics team within Accenture Analytics.

Posted August 03, 2017

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger has selected Pythian to help them migrate to the Google Cloud Platform. Pythian, a global IT services company that helps businesses adopt technologies to better compete, will help BBM Messenger move its mission-critical IT infrastructure for Android, iOS and Windows consumer BBM from BlackBerry on-prem data centers in Canada to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Asia.

Posted August 03, 2017

IDERA, a provider of database, development, and test management tools, announced it is acquiring AquaFold, a provider of cross-platform database tools. AquaFold will join IDERA's database development and management portfolio, enabling the company to expand its multi-platform support.

Posted August 02, 2017

Data visualization allows enterprises to create and study the visual representation of data, empowering organizations to use a tool to "see" trends and patterns in data. A primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics.

Posted August 02, 2017

Big data analytics examines large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations, and other insights. Organizations have an increasing number of concerns today with respect to big data. There is the challenge posed by the sheer volume of information that is being created and saved every day as well as the lack of understanding about the information in data stores and how best to leverage it.

Posted August 02, 2017

Business intelligence incorporates a variety of tools that enable organizations to collect data from internal systems and external sources, prepare it for analysis, develop, and run queries against the data, and create reports, dashboards and data visualizations.

Posted August 02, 2017

Data virtualization provides organizations with the ability to allow the business and IT sides of organizations to work closer together in a much more agile fashion, and helps to reduce the complexity.

Posted August 02, 2017

Oracle is adding hundreds of new capabilities to Oracle Cloud Applications with Release 13. Key enhancements are aimed at enhancing the user experience and supporting business users across the organization through greater personalization, productivity, insight, and collaboration. Supply chain is a key focus of the release.

Posted August 02, 2017

Workiva, a provider of solutions for enterprise productivity and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, has announced data integration between its Wdesk platform and more than 100 cloud, SaaS and on-premise applications, including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud.

Posted August 02, 2017

Oracle has announced the Oracle Monetization Cloud, a new cloud service that accelerates time to market for digital and subscription-based products and services by enabling the lifecycle of customer onboarding, offer creation, rating and discounting, billing, customized invoicing and reporting.

Posted August 02, 2017

Datameer is releasing Datameer 6.3, improving data analyst productivity, deepening connectivity into the business intelligence tooling ecosystem, and strengthening security and governance functionalities. New analytic functions, workbook operations, and improved big data sampling for interactive preparation design enhance self-service analyst access to data lakes.

Posted July 31, 2017

IBM announced solutions that connect mainframes to IBM's DS8880 family of primary all-flash storage systems, provide data encryption to ensure transactional, business intelligence and machine learning workloads used for businesses running IBM Z environments are protected if data is lost or compromised. IBM's DS8880 all flash helps clients deliver hybrid cloud environments by adding additional clouds supported.

Posted July 31, 2017

IBM is moving the mainframe forward with new offerings that offer security, scaling and storage. However, a looming obstacle is the potential shortage of mainframe skills. While SHARE and IBM have been building strong programs in universities and even high schools. Some industry experts advise finding ways of retaining talent that would otherwise be retiring - such as creating consulting or advisory rolls for seasoned mainframe talent.

Posted July 31, 2017

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is boosting its data security portfolio by making it easier for organizations to manage and secure their data in multi-cloud environments. Its advanced data security solutions integrate with the leading cloud service provider platforms from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, allowing users to establish strong safeguards around their sensitive data and applications in the cloud, satisfying compliance requirements and giving them greater control and flexibility.

Posted July 31, 2017

Oracle has expanded the services available through Oracle Cloud at Customer so the portfolio now spans all of the major Oracle PaaS categories and, for the first time, also features Oracle SaaS services.

Posted July 27, 2017

The desire to compete on analytics is driving the adoption of big data and cloud technologies that enable enterprises to inexpensively store and process large volumes of data. But, building a modern data architecture can be confusing and time-consuming. From NoSQL and in-memory databases, to Hadoop and Spark, technologies are available that offer new and distinct capabilities to the world of enterprise data management.

Posted July 27, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is acquiring nanoscale.io, a provider of microservices technology and tooling. The acquisition extends and enhances TIBCO's leadership in the development of microservices and APIs that connect and integrate with a more expansive on-premises or hybrid cloud environment, and bolster its Connected Intelligence platform.

Posted July 27, 2017

It's been long acknowledged that data is the most precious commodity of the 21st-century business, and that all efforts and resources need to be dedicated to the acquisition and care of this resource. Lately, however, executives have become enamored with the vision of transforming their organizations into "data-driven" enterprises, which move forward into the future on data-supported insights. So, what, exactly, does the ideal "data-driven enterprise" look like?

Posted July 27, 2017

EnterpriseDB has released EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager 7. Part of the EDB Postgres Platform, EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager 7 provides a new web client and tools to give DBAs greater ability to improve database performance across large installations.

Posted July 27, 2017

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, is launching a data management partners program to address the explosive growth of data centers. The program combines data management products with Cloudian's scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the program include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, and CTERA Networks.

Posted July 27, 2017

Dataguise, a provider of data-centric audit and protection (DCAP), will exhibit its security platform at the AWS Summit in Chicago. Dataguise will showcase its security and compliance solution for the detection, protection, monitoring, and auditing of sensitive data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Redshift, and all databases supported by RDS.

Posted July 27, 2017

SAP is launching several new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that boost the new SAP Leonardo Platform as well as all SAP products. Part of the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system, these IoT solutions take advantage of advances in big data and analytics, the ability to connect people, things and business with the SAP Cloud Platform, and technologies such as machine learning to enable IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies across digital logistics, manufacturing, and asset management.

Posted July 26, 2017

SAP National Security Services, Inc., a U.S. based independent subsidiary of SAP, is receiving FedRAMP authorization for its SAP NS2 Secure Node with SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite - DoD. The SAP NS2 Secure Node is purpose-built to address every dimension of SaaS delivery for the Federal Government. SAP NS2 Secure Node with SAP SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) suite.

Posted July 26, 2017

OutSystems has announced that its OutSystems 10 low-code rapid application development platform has achieved SAP certification as integrated with SAP S/4HANA and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The solution has been proven to integrate with SAP applications and solutions, enabling enterprises to more rapidly achieve their digital transformation goals and deliver better products and services to their customers.

Posted July 26, 2017

After becoming a platinum sponsor of the Cloud Foundry Summit, the premier event for enterprise app developers, SAP is making it known to users that its Cloud platform can handle any information or infrastructure as a service technology. SAP Cloud Platform leverages the openness of Cloud Foundry to provide customer choice of underlying infrastructure and programming models to shape the next-generation open enterprise platform.

Posted July 26, 2017

The increase in use of digital technology within enterprises is causing a massive influx of the amount of data produced from cloud, mobile, IoT, social media, and more. Because of this deluge, many companies are simply filtering data into holding grounds for native data they haven't had time to process, known as "data lakes," which often go unmanaged. This data that is of unknown origin, quality and context is untrustworthy for use in initiatives to increase revenues, decrease costs, and manage risk. In fact, rather than being a strategic corporate asset it becomes a business liability.

Posted July 26, 2017

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and e-commerce solutions, has introduced version 4.4 of Kourier Integrator Data Management Suite. The release enhances Kourier Integrator's support for RESTful Web Services with the addition of API Subscriptions and Swagger API documentation.

Posted July 26, 2017

Bradmark Technologies, Inc., a global provider of monitoring and performance management software for big data and transactional databases, is entering a reseller agreement with Database License Reseller, LLC, Inc., an SAP database technologies and legacy Sybase products and services provider. The agreement will allow Database License Reseller to offer Bradmark's Surveillance DB performance monitoring software to the SAP Sybase database market.

Posted July 26, 2017

Veritas Technologies, a provider of solutions for multi-cloud data management, has introduced the Integrated Classification Engine, a new technology to enable intelligence into data risks on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted July 26, 2017

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement technology, has announced a partnership with Bond Brand Loyalty, a customer engagement agency, to maximize loyalty engagement efforts across all channels.

Posted July 26, 2017

Southbank Software has launched its first product, dbKoda, an open source database development and administration platform, initially available for MongoDB. MongoDB was targeted first because of its rapid growth and popularity among full stack developers, according to Guy Harrison, Southbank's founder.

Posted July 24, 2017

Dremio has announced its launch in the data analytics market with the availability of the Dremio Self-Service Data Platform. According to Dremio, its platform allows users to be independent and self-directed in their use of data, while accessing data from a variety of sources at scale.

Posted July 19, 2017

Seeking to protect inventors, innovation and American jobs, eight top technology companies have joined together to form the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA), dedicated to supporting balanced patent policy.

Posted July 19, 2017

Datavail, a provider of managed services for applications, business intelligence, and databases, is acquiring Accelatis, an enterprise performance management software platform company.

Posted July 19, 2017

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 July 19, 2017

Zumasys, the parent company of jBASE and a provider of MultiValue software and cloud computing solutions, is collaborating with Indiana-based Ivy Tech Community College and Cook Medical to integrate jBASE into its Software Development certificate program to simulate real-world programming scenarios

Posted July 14, 2017

Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Posted July 14, 2017

Data modelers are responsible for creating and maintaining the conceptual, logical, and physical data models for an organization. These data models are used to define the data requirements that support the business goals, but business stakeholders often have difficulty understanding how these technical documents correlate to their business processes.

Posted July 14, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is unveiling a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that combines open source machine learning with advanced analytics. The platform, named Magellan will acquire, merge, manage and analyze big data and big content. Magellan's cognitive computing platform offers users machine-assisted decision making, automation, and business optimization, in an easy to use and affordable package.

Posted July 12, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software is launching the latest version of its Adaptive Backup and Recovery (ABR) Suite with new features that help customers secure their digital environments. The ABR Suite combines HPE Data Protector, HPE Backup Navigator, and HPE Storage Optimizer to deliver a centralized, integrated, and streamlined approach to backup and recovery that reduces complexity and automates processes.

Posted July 12, 2017

The Oracle Assessment is an IBM offering to Oracle clients that can help customers craft a business and technology decision with regard to their Oracle spending. Overall Assessment of the in-place Oracle "environment" is a review of all Oracle products that are included in ULA and/or Support Agreements with Oracle. The review can help determine if any "dependencies" exist in the Oracle environment and their effects.

Posted July 11, 2017

Symantec Corp., a cybersecurity company, is acquiring U.S.- and Israel-based Skycure, a provider of software for mobile threat defense. Following completion of the acquisition, Skycure's predictive threat detection techniques will be added to Symantec's enterprise and consumer mobility offerings to help organizations ensure that the devices used by an increasingly mobile workforce are risk-free and secure while accessing corporate resources

Posted July 11, 2017

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