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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.



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BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is releasing updates for its BlueData EPIC platform, building upon innovations for large-scale distributed analytics and machine learning (ML) workloads on Docker containers. This summer release is the result of collaboration with BlueData's enterprise customers to develop new functionality in each of these areas to support their Big Data and AI initiatives - as they extend well beyond Hadoop and Spark to a range of different ML / DL and data science workloads, and beyond on-premises infrastructure to public cloud and hybrid architectures.

Posted June 20, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is planning to invest $4 billion in Intelligent Edge technologies and services over the next four years. Specifically, HPE will invest in research and development to advance and innovate new products, services and consumption models across a number of technology domains such as security, AI and machine learning, automation, and edge computing.

Posted June 20, 2018

Quest Software has announced enhancements to the KACE product line that simplify organizations' endpoint management and help create a more secure computing environment.

Posted June 20, 2018

NGINX, which offers a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, has raised $43 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Stating that application modernization is imperative to achieving successful digital outcomes and drives increased enterprise adoption of microservices architecture to complement legacy applications and support evolving application demands, NGINX says it seeks to capitalize on the opportunity and help enterprises in their modernization journey - a market projected to reach $32.01 billion by 2023 and growing at more than 16% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

Posted June 20, 2018

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics, and integration company, is releasing Actian Vector 5.1 and Actian Vector on Microsoft Azure to bring better security measures to analytics in the cloud. This edition of the analytic database boosts performance and adds new security features, providing customers with fine-grained control and customized protection capabilities to strengthen compliance with core General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Posted June 19, 2018

Crate.io, developer of CrateDB, a provider of an open source SQL database, is receiving $11 million in series A funding, along with boosting the commercially-available Crate Machine Data Platform and version 3.0 of the open source CrateDB.Based on its years of experience working with machine data innovators, Crate.io is introducing the Crate Machine Data Platform. The Crate Machine Data Platform helps companies put machine data to work even faster, by simplifying the time-consuming job of building and operating the data management "plumbing" that forms the foundation for IoT systems.

Posted June 19, 2018

InfluxData, provider of an open source platform built specifically for metrics, events, and other time series data, has released new capabilities targeted at speeding the visualization and analysis of structured application and system events captured via log files. Now, by correlating business, server, and application metrics with structured logs, InfluxData provides faster and more precise problem investigation and root-cause analysis capabilities.

Posted June 19, 2018

A modern data architecture for business intelligence and analytics has to support structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources, as well as hybrid integration and also meet the analytical needs of a wide range of users spanning casual information consumers, power users, and data scientists.  At Data Summit 2018, Richard Sherman, managing partner of the consultancy Athena IT Solutions, presented a talk on "Designing a Data Architecture for Modern Business Intelligence & Analytics." Sherman cautioned against falling into the "one-tool-fits-all" trap.

Posted June 19, 2018

Software AG has acquired a visual data analytics product line for the manufacturing and process industry that is intended to complement Software AG's Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. TrendMiner enables enterprises to recognize patterns and trends in their process data, identify production irregularities, and adapt necessary process adjustments early—without the need for support from IT specialists or data scientists. 

Posted June 18, 2018

At DataWorks Summit, its conference in San Jose this week, Hortonworks is unveiling a major new release of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as well as expanded partnerships with Microsoft, Google, and IBM. A priority for Hortonworks with HDP 3.0 is to make hybrid cloud deployments easier for customers, said Scott Clinton, vice president of product marketing at Hortonworks, who spoke to DBTA before the company's announcement.

Posted June 18, 2018

Innovative vendors are helping to point the way forward with technologies and services to take advantage of the wealth of data that is pouring into companies. This sixth DBTA 100 list spans a wide variety of companies that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services. Some are long-standing companies with well-established offerings that have evolved over time, while others are much newer to the data scene.

Posted June 14, 2018

AtScale has announced AtScale Cloud, a "one-click" solution for running complex big data workloads in the cloud. "In our work with some of the largest global brands, we saw firsthand the need to accelerate and simplify cloud migration across complex multi-faceted environments. It was important to us to enable our customers to make the most of their data, be it on premises, in the cloud, or both," said Dave Mariani, CEO and co-founder of AtScale.

Posted June 14, 2018

Tableau Software has acquired Empirical Systems, an AI startup that originated at the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Empirical Systems has a team of engineers and data science professionals who created an analysis platform that helps customers to automatically analyze and understand their structured data. Empirical was co-founded by CEO Richard Tibbetts, who previously co-founded StreamBase (acquired by TIBCO); engineering lead Madeleine Thompson, formerly of Google; and scientific advisor Vikash Mansinghka, who leads the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project.

Posted June 13, 2018

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that enable autonomous capabilities in the Platform Cloud services, Oracle says it is helping organizations to more easily develop new user experiences with chatbot and voice capabilities, to enable business users to perform intelligent data integration tasks, and to expose business logic and data via robust API design/management. 

Posted June 13, 2018

TigerGraph, provider of a graph analytics platform for the enterprise, has announced the free Developer Edition of its graph analytics platform for lifetime non-commercial use.

Posted June 12, 2018

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, is launching the latest version of Knoa UEM for Enterprise Applications, extending the monitor platform for new application environments and integrations to new BI tools. This enhanced release builds on previous versions, accelerating the solution's value for SAP S/4HANA implementations through increased extensibility of the Knoa UEM monitoring and analytical platform. These features also position the solution as a key analytical tool for initiatives involving SAP Leonardo.

Posted June 12, 2018

In April, Revelation Software released the latest version of OpenInsight, re-engineering the platform from the ground up. The company rewrote nearly every bit of code in the product, from the interface with the user, to the reporting tools, and the speed of the indexing routines.

Posted June 08, 2018

ALTR is emerging from nearly four years of stealth to release a platform that unleashes the security benefits of blockchain. The new ALTR platform is built on ALTRchain, the only high-performance, enterprise-grade blockchain technology for ultra-secure data access and storage.

Posted June 08, 2018

Blockchain is more than just a new buzzword. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that is most commonly known for enabling the cryptocurrencies and payment networks. Gurdeep Kalra, principal consultant, Infosys, Srikanth Challa, senior director, Blockchain, Infosys Ltd., and Minollo(Carlo Innocenti), software architect, Oracle, presented their session, "Blockchain 101 with Oracle Cloud" during Data Summit 2018.

Posted June 08, 2018

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology, was explored in a 3-hour Data Summit 2018 presentation led by Paul Tatro, who covered the wide range of blockchain topics including what it is, the differences between public and private blockchains, use cases, and the meaning of terms such as "smart contracts," "blocks," "nonces," "hashes," "oracles," and digital signatures.

Posted June 08, 2018

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, is releasing Toad Edge 2.0, adding support for Postgres. Toad Edge enables developers and database administrators to reduce the time and effort required to develop, manage and maintain Postgres -based open source databases, while ensuring optimal performance.

Posted June 07, 2018

Boundless, a provider of open and scalable GIS, is releasing Boundless Server Enterprise as a managed cloud service using the most advanced IT infrastructure available. With this release, customers are able to take full advantage of the unmatched geospatial technology of Boundless Server Enterprise, all packaged and ready to support the most complex business challenges immediately.

Posted June 06, 2018

Syncsort has been named to Microsoft's One Commercial Partner program to support customers' Microsoft Azure Cloud initiatives.

Posted June 06, 2018

TIBCO Software has acquired Scribe Software, a cloud-based integration service that helps organizations connect SaaS applications and automate data flows using an browser-based approach. The combination of Scribe's capabilities along with the existing SaaS and hybrid integration features of TIBCO Cloud Integration enables customers to employ a single solution to address a wide range of integration scenarios, including application, data, and API projects, to interconnect everything, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or on billions of edge devices.

Posted June 06, 2018

Alteryx has announced the general availability of the newest version of the Alteryx platform (2018.2). The release delivers new features across the platform to improve the analytic experience for IT, business analysts, and data scientists, improving how they collaborate and scale analytics across the organization, and also how they find and connect to data.

Posted June 06, 2018

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire DataScience.com, whose platform centralizes data science tools, projects and infrastructure in a fully-governed workspace.

Posted June 06, 2018

Cloudera, Inc. is introducing new innovations to help businesses operationalize data insights faster by making data scientists and data engineers more productive. New machine learning capabilities make it easier for data scientists to quickly train and deploy models with higher confidence and lower risk.

Posted June 05, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is making enhancements across its SolarWinds Cloud portfolio of SaaS-based products, designed to deepen visibility across both cloud infrastructure and applications. These updates boost AppOptics, Pingdom, Papertrail, and Loggly offerings.

Posted June 05, 2018

IBM and partners launched a "Call for Code" initiative, an ambitious effort to bring startup, academic, and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters.

Posted June 04, 2018

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire the software development platform GitHub. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year. GitHub's current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will become a Microsoft technical fellow, reporting to EVP Scott Guthrie, to work on strategic software initiatives.

Posted June 04, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is releasing a business-class Streaming App Services platform, offering a flexible application and data delivery for cloud-forward independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs).

Posted June 04, 2018

SolarWinds is making a series of updates to its network management product portfolio, allowing the platform to support networks up to four times larger. This improvement makes it easy to consolidate monitoring solutions to a single provider enterprise-wise, and gives IT professionals' far greater flexibility to scale up and support larger data center networks as workloads increase, or scale out to address complex distributed networks. 

Posted June 04, 2018

Data Summit 2018 was recently held in Boston. Big data technologies, AI, analytics, cloud, and software licensing best practices in a hybrid world were among the key areas considered during three days of thought-provoking presentations, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.

Posted June 04, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is introducing a comprehensive data governance solution designed to assist companies with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in SAP environments. The new Attunity Gold Client for Data Protection solution helps to identify and mask the personally identifiable information (PII) of customers, vendors, employees, and partners across production SAP ECC applications to address the "right to be forgotten" mandate.

Posted June 04, 2018

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, is expanding its partnership with SAP, becoming one of the first global cloud providers to offer the SAP Data Hub solution on the cloud via Virtustream Enterprise Cloud. Customers can now choose to deploy SAP Data Hub, which is a data operations management solution that enables data orchestration, pipelining, governance and agile sharing of all data across a connected data landscape, as an out-of-the-box solution.

Posted June 04, 2018

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has announced general availability of Amazon Neptune, a fully managed graph database service that stores and navigates connected data, allowing developers to create sophisticated, interactive graph applications that can query billions of relationships with millisecond latency.

Posted June 04, 2018

As Hadoop adoption in the enterprise continues to grow, so does commitment to the data lake strategy. DBTA recently held a webinar with Mark Van de Wiel, CTO, HVR, Dale Kim, Sr. director, products/solutions, Arcadia Data, and Rick Golba, product marketing manager, Percona, who discussed unlocking the power of the data lake.

Posted June 04, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Jeff Fried, director of product management at InterSystems, considered the value of polyglot persistence versus a multi-model database approach. 

Posted June 01, 2018

Our data capture and retention requirements continue to grow at a very fast rate, which brings new entrants in the SQL and NoSQL market all the time. However, not all data is created equal. Companies recognize that disparate data can and should be treated differently. That means the way we persist that data can be extremely varied. Now, enter applications that need to access all that data across a very heterogeneous landscape, and we get to the point where we're reinventing the data access wheel every time someone needs to spin up another application or introduce another data source.

Posted June 01, 2018

With all of the data breaches and accusations of improper data usage in the news these days, the question of who owns data looms large. Understanding who owns which data is a complex question that can't be answered quickly or easily.

Posted June 01, 2018

If you've used Azure in the past, you probably know that there are two main ways to deploy SQL Server on Microsoft's cloud—Azure SQL Database, the PaaS offering; and Azure VMs running SQL Server. Microsoft is now offering a third deployment option in preview which provides full SQL Server engine capability, including SQL Agent, along with native VNet support.

Posted June 01, 2018

It's spring-cleaning season, meaning many diligent homeowners are busy trying to organize their closets and homes in preparation for the spring and summer. Organizations, both small and large, also must keep up with cleaning their virtual dust bunnies on a regular basis, just as one would do within their own home.

Posted June 01, 2018

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and eCommerce solutions, is releasing version 4.5 of Kourier Integrator Data Management, further enhancing cloud capabilities. Users will see new benefits for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The update provides enhanced functionality and higher performance when doing integration and data warehousing with Microsoft SQL Server in the cloud.

Posted June 01, 2018

In an upcoming webinar with DBTA, Revelation Software will present an overview covering the latest updates to OpenInsight. OI 10 has been re-engineered for 64-bit in this new release. Revelation has rewritten nearly every bit of code in the product, from the interface with the user, to the reporting tools, to the speed of the indexing routines.

Posted June 01, 2018

BlueData, provider of a big-data-as-a-service (BDaaS) software platform, has launched a new solution to accelerate deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) applications in the enterprise. The BlueData AI/ML Accelerator solution includes software and professional services to deploy containerized multi-node sandbox environments for exploratory use cases with TensorFlow and other ML/DL tools.

Posted May 31, 2018

Pure Storage, an all flash storage platform, is releasing portfolio updates, developing a new vision for how businesses can implement a data strategy. Pure Storage is expanding its FlashArray product line to now deliver cost-effective all-NVMe Shared Accelerated Storage for every workload.

Posted May 30, 2018

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