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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

Teradata has introduced a new "design pattern" approach for data lake deployment. The company says its concept of a data lake pattern leverages IP from its client engagements, as well as services and technology to help organizations more quickly and securely get to successful data lake deployment.

Posted March 28, 2016

The digital economy promises to redefine nearly every aspect of a company's operations—from raw material procurement through post-sale services. Yet, some of the most dramatic changes will be seen in how companies evolve their product portfolios and leverage digital capabilities.

Posted March 25, 2016

There is a lot of misinformation about cloud technologies, according to Michael Corey, who will present a session at Data Summit 2016 titled "Cloud Trends and Lessons Learned When Choosing a Cloud Provider."

Posted March 25, 2016

One of the most common challenges organizations face when developing an enterprise data governance program is the presence of data silos or pockets of data initiatives scattered throughout the company with little to no association or collaboration of efforts. While many describe their data systems as "siloed," the disjunction is less about the underlying technology and far more about the division created between lines of business.

Posted March 25, 2016

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) represents a huge opportunity for today's enterprises but also poses risks. Many organizations are challenged to open up their systems to ever-growing networks of devices, sensors, and systems that are relentlessly spewing data that may or may not be of value. But questions about security and systems performance swirl around as well.

Posted March 25, 2016

To help organizations that are being held back from moving enterprise workloads to a public cloud because of business, legislative, or regulatory requirements that restrict where and how they handle data, Oracle has launched a new set of offerings. Introduced at Oracle CloudWorld in Washington, DC, by Thomas Kurian, president, Oracle, "Oracle Cloud at Customer" enables organizations to get the benefits of Oracle's cloud services but in their own data center.

Posted March 24, 2016

The data lake has been the subject of more than its fair share of critics since its inception. Pundits claim it's a source of chaos and risk. Analysts often slam the concept, calling it a "data swamp" or "data dump." As a result of this scrutiny, the definition and understanding of the definition of the data lake are rather murky.

Posted March 24, 2016

The rise of big data technologies in enterprise IT is now seen as an inevitability, but adoption has occurred at a slower pace than expected, according to Joe Caserta, president and CEO of Caserta Concepts, a firm focused on big data strategy consulting and technology implementation. Caserta recently discussed the trends in big data projects, the technologies that offer key advantages now, and why he thinks big data is reaching a turning point.

Posted March 23, 2016

Informatica has launched an end-to-end solution to help customers gain greater insight from big data.

Posted March 23, 2016

SAP SE is releasing an Internet of Things (IoT) foundation bundle for SAP HANA, partnering with Vodafone to provide device connectivity management. The goal of this collaboration is to allow enterprises to connect and manage devices using Vodafone's IoT connectivity platform and to collect and move data from the devices into the SAP HANA platform to support predictive maintenance as well as other use cases.

Posted March 23, 2016

SAP SE is reaffirming its commitment to open source with the availability of SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA. SAP Web IDE, designed to support the development of applications, database models and user interfaces, for SAP HANA provides developers all the tools they need on one platform.

Posted March 23, 2016

eLogic, a consulting firm that delivers business solutions, is releasing integration solutions by Scribe that will allow users to leverage Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SAP ERP Central Component (ECC).

Posted March 23, 2016

SAP SE's newest in memory query engine, SAP HANA Vora, is now generally available, equipping enterprises with contextual analytics across all data stored in Hadoop, enterprise systems, and other distributed data sources.

Posted March 23, 2016

For those whose brackets took a blow after just the first several games of the 2016 NCAA men's basketball championships, this year's tournament may provide a case in point on the value of analytics over sentiment.

Posted March 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2016

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has represented the voice of Oracle technologists and professionals for more than 20 years, and we are so proud of how our community has not just grown but maintained its adaptive approach that centers on peer-to-peer education and know-how. We hope that you share our sense of pride as we celebrate the technology community's marquee event: COLLABORATE 16-IOUG Forum.

Posted March 23, 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 March 23, 2016

In recent years there has been an explosion of innovation in the database market. A popular rating report recently included more than 30 vendors in its 2015 report. And, organizations today are realizing how specific and complex their evolving needs are, and that they cannot solely rely on the "big three."

Posted March 22, 2016

Data discovery should drive BI in order to support data-driven competencies for evolving data-centric organizations. However, organizations often struggle with bottlenecks and excessive friction while retrieving meaningful insights.

Posted March 22, 2016

For organizations finding that monitoring Oracle Applications/EBS Systems is taking up too many cycles, or that are tired of getting caught off guard with what could have been preventable system outages, a recent DBTA webcast showcased two ways that Splunk can be used to mine KPI data. "It's more of a framework than a specific product," said John Kennan, senior Oracle EBS DBA, Datavail, during a recent DBTA webinar.

Posted March 22, 2016

Quest International Users Group supports customers using JD Edwards or PeopleSoft ERP, as well as related Oracle edge applications—products that are important to the success for many companies in today's challenging business environment. At COLLABORATE 16 and throughout the year, Quest is your top resource!

Posted March 21, 2016

The OAUG volunteers planning COLLABORATE 16: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community (April 10-14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) are themselves Oracle users and technologists, understanding innately the myriad options and challenges faced by the wider user community in a period of rapid change and transformation. With participation and contributions from all corners of the user community, COLLABORATE offers the information and perspective to make sense of it all.

Posted March 21, 2016

It's an opportunity that comes around only once a year. COLLABORATE is the single event that delivers the full range of Oracle applications and technology presented by three independent Oracle users groups: the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group, and the Quest International Users Group.

Posted March 21, 2016

Datawatch Corporation is partnering with IBM to deliver enhanced data access and self-service data preparation to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics users.

Posted March 21, 2016

With well over a hundred open source projects now part of the Hadoop ecosystem, it can be hard to know which technologies are best for which requirements. To help users get started with Hadoop and understand their technology choices, James Casaletto will present "Harnessing the Hadoop Ecosystem" at Data Summit 2016 in NYC. Casaletto is a solutions architect for MapR, where he develops and deploys big data solutions with Apache Hadoop.

Posted March 17, 2016

When it comes to the latest in Big Data, 12c, Cloud, business analytics and all things Oracle tech, COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum is the only place to find real-world solutions. From a week of Hands-on Labs to incredibleexpert-led sessions, COLLABORATE is guaranteed to advance your career and help you prepare for the changing role of the DBA.

Posted March 16, 2016

Oracle has released a free and open API and developer kit for its Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) in SPARC processors through its Software in Silicon Developer Program. "Through our Software in Silicon Developer Program, developers can now apply our DAX technology to a broad spectrum of previously unsolvable challenges in the analytics space because we have integrated data analytics acceleration into processors, enabling unprecedented data scan rates of up to 170 billion rows per second," said John Fowler, executive vice president of Systems, Oracle.

Posted March 16, 2016

Available now, Talend says its Integration Cloud Spring '16 release adds enhancements to help IT organizations execute big data and data integration projects running on AWS Redshift or AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR) with greater ease - using fewer resources, and at a reduced cost.

Posted March 16, 2016

TIBCO Software Inc. is releasing an upgraded version of its TIBCO Spotfire data analytics platform, assisting users in their quest to discover insights quickly.

Posted March 15, 2016

Percona, a provider of MySQL and MongoDB support, consulting, remote DBA, training, and software development, will host its annual Live Data Performance Conference, formerly known as the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo, in Santa Clara, California April 18-21.

Posted March 15, 2016

Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, a high performance database system that started as a research project in 2010 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As part of the technology acquisition, Tableau says it will add key technical personnel and also plans to establish a research and development center in Munich and expand its research into high performance computing.

Posted March 15, 2016

Couchbase, a provider of NoSQL database technology, has secured $30 million in a series F round of funding led by Sorenson Capital. "This funding round will take us to cash flow positive and should be our last round prior to an IPO," said Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase CEO, in a statement released by the company.

Posted March 15, 2016

SIOS Technology Corp. is releasing an updated version of the SIOS iQ machine learning analytics software, with new features for VMware environments. The company provides a "next-generation IT operations platform," said Jim Shocrylas, director of product management at SIOS. It leverages machine learning and, over time, characterizes the behavior of performance metrics.

Posted March 15, 2016

Analytics and the platforms that support big data are constantly evolving, being shaped by the need to deliver data faster to users and gain effective insights throughout the organization. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and the cloud are some of the technologies that can handle the demand the future will bring, according to Kevin Petrie, senior director at Attunity.

Posted March 14, 2016

Attivio is receiving $31 million in investment financing that will help expand the company as it accelerates its offerings into the big data market.

Posted March 09, 2016

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

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