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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

Shield Watch is rebranding to Concertium, a company focused on connecting people with data and devices to power digital transformation. The new brand, Concertium, will be fully focused on harnessing the power of data to create a sustainable, competitive technological advantage for its customers.

Posted February 11, 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 07, 2019

A new Oracle study of 1,510 HR, finance, and business professionals has found that in order to unlock the value from data and help their organizations adapt to the changing nature of the global talent market, HR teams need to rethink analytics technology, skills, and processes to improve collaboration with finance and drive a competitive advantage.

Posted February 06, 2019

The Oracle Autonomous Database has generated a lot of speculation about its relevance to the future of Oracle DBAs, security concerns, and how to choose the most suitable deployment options.  Recently, Juan Loaiza, EVP, Systems Technology, Oracle Database, reflected on the autonomous database, Oracle Exadata, and customer preferences.

Posted February 06, 2019

ParallelM, a provider of MLOps, is integrating with H2O open source to drive the adoption of AI across industries. The integrations will allow H2O.ai customers to quickly deploy and manage models in ParallelM MCenter and manage ongoing lifecycle needs like model health monitoring and model retraining for models running in production.

Posted February 05, 2019

Platform9, a provider of a SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, is introducing a managed Kubernetes service on VMware vSphere with Platform9 Managed Kubernetes. Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) allows enterprises to be up and running in less than an hour with Kubernetes on VMware that is both simple to use and production-ready.

Posted February 04, 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 04, 2019

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the next generation of its AI engine, Davis, now powered by new and enhanced algorithms, and an ability to ingest data and events from third-party solutions. Dynatrace's Davis is now able to ingest custom metrics, data, and events from third-party solutions such as CI/CD and ITSM tools, enabling Dynatrace to deliver more precise answers with deeper context. Integrations include F5, IBM DataPower, Citrix NetScaler, ServiceNow, Puppet, Chef, and others.

Posted February 04, 2019

VLSS is a group of Oracle and VMWare experts that focus on helping customers implement and utilize Oracle products. Since its inception in 2005, the company has been premiere partners with Oracle and recently started the initiative to move off Unix and into Linux.

Posted February 01, 2019

How do you prepare for the unexpected with your Oracle environments? Or ensure that you can meet SLAs for restoring critical data in your production Oracle databases?

Posted January 31, 2019

Alfresco, an open source provider of process automation, content management, and information governance software, is releasing an updated version of its Application Development Framework. ADF 3.0 extends Alfresco's content market leadership with significant performance enhancements designed to increase user satisfaction and adoption, serve up deeper insights securely, and connect content, processes and people more rapidly.

Posted January 31, 2019

This year is a pivotal one for some legacy applications. Extended Support for SQL Server versions 2008 and 2008 R2 is ending in July, to be followed 6 months later by the end of Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. The clock is ticking for enterprises to migrate or upgrade their systems.

Posted January 31, 2019

MariaDB is releasing MariaDB Platform X3, an open source database that unites transactional and analytical workloads at scale, and introducing a new MariaDB Managed Service supporting public and hybrid cloud deployments. MariaDB Platform X3 brings together MariaDB TX and MariaDB AX in one platform that can uniquely scale out transactions or analytics to support business growth goals.

Posted January 31, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is unveiling the SolarWinds Flow Tool Bundle, a set of free analysis tools designed for greater visibility into network infrastructure.

Posted January 30, 2019

Microsoft has acquired Citus Data, a provider of a platform for scaling out Postgres databases. According to Rohan Kumar - corporate vice president, Azure Data, because Citus is an extension to open source PostgreSQL, it gives enterprises the performance advantages of a horizontally scalable database while staying current with all the latest innovations in PostgreSQL.

Posted January 30, 2019

MapR Technologies, provider of a data platform for AI and analytics, has announced support for Apache Drill 1.15. The new release offers new enhancements to conduct queries on complex nested data structures, including files, MapR JSON database tables, and cloud data sources specifically for S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service?).

Posted January 30, 2019

dotData, a provider of end-to-end data science automation and operationalization, is releasing dotDataPy, a lightweight and scalable Python library that enables advanced users to access dotData's data science automation functionality. With just a few lines of code, data scientists can now create, execute and validate end-to-end data science pipelines.

Posted January 29, 2019

Syntax Systems (Syntax), a provider of cloud managed ERP services, is acquiring German IT services company Freudenberg IT (FIT), enabling Syntax to enter the SAP application market. This acquisition expands Syntax's service offerings in the SAP market and complements existing business operations.

Posted January 29, 2019

Birst, an Infor company and a provider of Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise, is introducing its Smart Analytics family of solutions, powered by Infor Coleman AI. Birst Smart Analytics is a new set of AI-enabled capabilities that elevate organizations above traditional reports and dashboards, using machine learning algorithms to power intelligent insights not previously available to business users.

Posted January 29, 2019

ParallelM, a provider of MLOps, is introducing new versions of MCenter targeted to data scientists and data science teams, allowing small-to-medium-sized companies or enterprise customers to buy a version of the product that fits their current needs and scale as their businesses grow.

Posted January 28, 2019

Cloudian's HyperStore object storage platform can now integrate with Veeam's newest data protection software release, Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. This integration provides new and existing Veeam customers with scalable storage that works across public and private cloud environments.

Posted January 28, 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 January 25, 2019

Express Scripts provides pharmacy and medical benefits management, specialty pharmacy care, and everything in between. The company seeks to uncover opportunities to make healthcare better and they rely on the uptime and availability of data to be a market leader. This is where Quest comes in. In a recent DBTA webinar, Mertz and Jason Hall, Jason Hall senior technical sales engineer, Quest Software, explained how Quest helped Express Scripts manage its database and prepare for the future.

Posted January 25, 2019

A.M. Turing Award Laureate and database technology pioneer Michael Stonebraker will deliver the opening keynote at Data Summit 2019. The sixth annual Data Summit conference will be held in Boston, May 21-22, 2019, with pre-conference workshops on May 20. Registration is now open.

Posted January 23, 2019

Onapsis, a provider of ERP cybersecurity and compliance, will acquire Virtual Forge, allowing the company to strengthen security of SAP applications and extensions. The combination of Onapsis and Virtual Forge will empower customers to have unparalleled visibility, incident response, management, and compliance for business-critical applications.

Posted January 23, 2019

SAP is launching an S/4HANA-Based Subledger solution for Financial Products, providing a central hub to manage data between operational and finance systems. It takes advantage of SAP's in-memory computing platform, SAP S/4HANA, for flexibility and speed. The subledger solution runs on a multi-GAAP accounting engine that provides enhanced calculation and accounting capabilities for payments, business events, and estimated cashflows.

Posted January 23, 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 January 23, 2019

Kronos Incorporated is entering a global agreement with SAP, allowing SAP to resell Workforce Dimensions, the next-generation workforce management solution by Kronos. SAP has selected Workforce Dimensions as its workforce management solution for customers with complex scheduling, time and attendance, absence management, labor activities, and workforce analytics requirements.

Posted January 23, 2019

In 2018, there was heightened awareness of AI and machine learning and, in 2019, the emphasis is expected to increase on cognitive computing technologies that can analyze data in ways previously unimaginable and act independently or with limited human intervention. Here, executives of leading IT companies offer 9 predictions for what's ahead in 2019.

Posted January 23, 2019

Zumasys is acquiring OpenQM, a self-tuning MultiValue database, from UK-based Ladybridge Systems. OpenQM provides customers with a scalable MultiValue database solution that's compatible with existing applications and other major MultiValue products.

Posted January 23, 2019

A global study of 1,200 consumers and 400 retail executives across the U.S., U.K., and Australia finds a disconnect between shopper demands and what retailers deliver in areas spanning the overall retail environment, social media, personalization and the use of advanced technologies such as chatbots, artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality (VR).  The new study was released by Oracle NetSuite.

Posted January 22, 2019

It is essential to have access to detailed, real-time information on the performance of database servers and databases. Database performance problems affect the business-critical applications that they support. These issues were considered during a recent webinar featuring Patrick O'Halloran, senior sales engineer, IDERA, who discussed the use of SQL Diagnostic Manager for MySQL to ensure application responsiveness and database security.

Posted January 22, 2019

Hailo is also opening registration for the Hailo-8 Fast Track program to select customers and is offering the opportunity to evaluate the initial samples of its high-performance, low-power and small-size Hailo-8 deep learning processor.  Program participants from various sectors will also be able to develop and prototype their own deep learning products based on the Hailo-8 processor.

Posted January 22, 2019

Red Hat shareholders voted to approve the acquisition by IBM, bringing it closer to closing in the second half of 2019. Commenting on the vote, Steve Robinson, GM of Red Hat Synergy, IBM, said: "Together, IBM and Red Hat will be strongly positioned to lead in hybrid cloud, addressing growing demand for companies to securely move their business applications to an open, multi-cloud environment."

Posted January 22, 2019

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is launching Progress DataDirect Autonomous REST Connector, a data connectivity solution that, the company says, enables organizations to build enterprise-grade connectors for any application within minutes.

Posted January 17, 2019

StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform for modern data integration, is collaborating with Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud. In conjunction with the partnership, StreamSets also unveiled StreamSets for Snowflake. Now, StreamSets customers can create at-scale data pipelines for batch and streaming data from edge, on-premises, and cloud systems directly into Snowflake.

Posted January 17, 2019

DataStax, a provider of a distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra, is entering a partnership with Hitachi, Ltd. in Japan, optimizing manufacturing processes with Internet of Things data. The collaborative technologies will enable various solutions for manufacturers, including product sequence optimization, supply chain optimization, product traceability, and product plan optimization.

Posted January 17, 2019

InterSystems, a  provider of information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, has announced the availability of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace.

Posted January 15, 2019

From self-service data preparation and real-time data streaming, to the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, the world of big data and analytics continues to evolve. DBTA recently held a roundtable webinar with Clive Bearman, director of product marketing, Attunity; Greg Davoll, VP of product marketing, Alteryx; and Clarke Patterson, head of product marketing, StreamSets, who discussed upcoming challenges and opportunities in 2019.

Posted January 14, 2019

Pairing a modern database capable of handling tranactional and analytical workloads with modern DevOps management can bring agility to the organization. But how can companies successfully do this? DBTA recently held a webinar with Thomas Boyd, principal solutions engineer, MariaDB Corporation who discussed best practices for running mission-critical MariaDB instances in Docker and Kubernetes, with high availability and great ease of operation. 

Posted January 14, 2019

Databases offer a lot of metrics. How does the enterprise go about wading through it all to uncover the insights businesses and customers are looking for? DBTA recently held a webinar with Katy Farmer, developer advocate, InfluxData, who discussed which metrics can offer insight into the database and why they matter.

Posted January 11, 2019

OneLogin, a provider of Unified Access Management, is closing $100 million in growth financing which will be used to accelerate the growth of new products and innovations.

Posted January 10, 2019

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