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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

Lavastorm Analytics has launched an update to its analytics engine that builds upon its self-service software for enterprises, providing a seamless way of sharing governed data analytical flows.

Posted August 07, 2015

Faced suddenly with the challenge of quickly extracting valuable consumer data from a massive file for customer acquisition programs, DX Marketing selected Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud Service to replace its on-premise computing platform.

Posted August 07, 2015

Addressing the need for more big data skills training, Apache Hadoop distribution provider MapR Technologies has announced availability of a complete Apache HBase design and development curriculum on its free Hadoop On-Demand Training program.

Posted August 06, 2015

Unless you have been trapped under an elephant, you have heard a lot about big data. Today, most IT teams are either contemplating a Hadoop strategy or are well under way in the hopes of making data actionable.

Posted August 06, 2015

A typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year, and in the U.S. alone the total cost of (non-health) insurance fraud is estimated at more than $40 billion per year, according to Bart Baesens, one of the authors of a new book on data science techniques for fraud detection. While opportunities for fraud are continuously evolving, fraud detection always has the biggest impact if it is done quickly. Fortunately, says Baesens, big data analytics can help to make early fraud detection possible.

Posted August 05, 2015

The Oracle Database In-Memory has been certified by SAP for use with SAP solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver 7.x technology platform. This move continues the longstanding collaboration between Oracle and SAP to enable SAP software to run together with Oracle technologies.

Posted August 05, 2015

Many recent reports point to the emerging role of the chief marketing officer as an organization's largest purchaser of technology, mainly intended to support analytics. However, data analytics is a team effort that requires insights from across the enterprise. While marketing departments may take the lead with applications, there is still a great deal of back-end work required to make it happen - data integration, storage and delivery. IT leaders will increasingly be called upon to make it all work as planned.

Posted August 05, 2015

Connect with Quest at Oracle OpenWorld, Oct. 25-29, 2015, and learn more about how you could get the answers and solutions you need to solve ERP challenges facing your business. At OpenWorld, you will have many opportunities to connect with the Quest team; from breakout sessions to SIG meetings to various networking opportunities, you'll be able to discover how Quest members leverage the community to achieve a higher satisfaction with their ERP.

Posted August 05, 2015

Each year during Oracle OpenWorld, OAUG Geos and SIGs present more than 50 sessions on Sunday. The user-led SIG sessions feature users and expert consultants sharing their firsthand knowledge and problem-solving tips and suggestions on a range of topics including EBS, Hyperion EPM, OBIEE, BI, and more. In addition, many Geos host Sunday sessions that offer attendees the opportunity to meet peers from their local community.

Posted August 05, 2015

The Independent Oracle Users Group is headed to San Francisco this October to join the Oracle technology community at Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Representing the voice of Oracle technology professionals, IOUG members will present more than 35 sessions on critical Oracle technology topics, including big data, cloud, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, and more. There is a lot to discuss with the Oracle database and technology community, and I am looking forward to connecting with Oracle professionals with similar interests to address challenges and solutions face-to-face.

Posted August 05, 2015

"Big Data," "Cloud," "Mobile," "IoT," "Social," "Real Time"—the stream of buzzwords seems unending. Helping Oracle customers stay on top of the latest technologies, deal with new challenges, and make the most of emerging opportunities, each fall Oracle presents OpenWorld, an event spanning the entirety of Oracle's offerings. The conference attracts tens of thousands of influential attendees who converge in San Francisco to learn about current and future technologies and trends from Oracle and the surrounding ecosystem.

Posted August 05, 2015

The IT industry continues to expand at a brisk pace with a steady influx of innovative products and technologies to help organizations extract value from data, integrate it with new and traditional sources, as well as ensure quality and security.

Posted August 04, 2015

Linux applications have been on the rise for the last four years, according to a 2014 report from The Linux Foundation. What are the reasons behind the decline in Windows deployment and increase in Linux?

Posted August 03, 2015

IBM announced a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. These consist of 50 projects focusing on cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.

Posted August 03, 2015

IBM launched a new program intended to mentor and energize students to innovate using IBM Cloud technologies. The program, called the Academic Initiative for Cloud, will create cloud development curricula using Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, in over 200 universities, reaching more than 20,000 students in 36 countries. The company also announced a series of industry Hackathons reaching tens of thousands of new developers and a set of diversity programs for women coders.

Posted August 03, 2015

Yellowfin has signed 15 value added reseller (VAR) agreements, helping to sell and market its business intelligence solution.

Posted July 31, 2015

Predixion, a developer of cloud-based advanced analytics software, is partnering with PLAT.One to deliver predictive insights for IoT applications.

Posted July 30, 2015

Denodo, a provider of data virtualization software, formed a technology partnership with Tableau Software, which offers software for analyzing and visualizing data. As a part of the relationship, Denodo is delivering the "Denodo Tableau Data Extract (TDE) Exporter Tool," which will improve the performance and management of data to enable data exploration and self-service BI and analytics. According to the vendors, the enhanced integration between the two technologies will enable IT departments to easily provision reusable and integrated data services while enabling enterprise data consumers to analyze, visualize and share information.

Posted July 30, 2015

Technology is changing fast, and it's more important than ever to stay on top of the latest developments. To provide information on how these technologies work, the benefits each provides, and how they are being used in the real world, Database Trends and Applications is hosting a special roundtable webcast. Both current users and prospective adopters are invited to "Harnessing the Hadoop Ecosystem." The webcast will take place Thursday, August 13, at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET.

Posted July 29, 2015

With the continued increase in data over the recent years, data infrastructures are changing as well. The one-size-fits-all approach for data environments is going by the wayside due to the expanding range of data types. With the growing understanding that the world of big data is heterogeneous, businesses are now employing versatile hybrid data architectures. But while they provide the right tools for the myriad requirements of big data, hybrid architectures must be properly integrated and managed to deliver their full value.

Posted July 28, 2015

Culminating two years of investment, Logi Analytics is releasing a solution to give enterprises a comprehensive platform for self-service analytics.

Posted July 28, 2015

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) will present the Best of COLLABORATE 15 - OAUG Forum eLearning series, which includes 40 live interactive webinars offered during a three-week period from Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 28, 2015.

Posted July 28, 2015

AtScale is collaborating with Microsoft to add the AtScale Intelligence Platform to Azure HDInsight, an Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud. By deploying AtScale on HDInsight, customers can connect any business intelligence (BI) tool to Hadoop in minutes, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2015

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard Microsoft has introduced the initial release of Windows 10. Windows 10 has been a widely anticipated release on the part of consumers and business alike, with Microsoft aiming to deploy Windows 10 on more than one billion devices within the next few years. Here are 10 technical and market reasons why Windows 10 will become Microsoft's biggest release ever.

Posted July 28, 2015

Rocket Software has released version 5.2.0 of the U2 Web Development Environment (U2 Web DE), a tool that provides an environment to handle incoming requests and outgoing responses that are often variable in volume. Upgraded features include monitoring, logging improvements, and RESTful services.

Posted July 22, 2015

Dystopian visions of a future in which automation eliminates the vast majority of jobs are nothing new. However, even though previous predictions of doom have been misplaced, there is new concern about the impact of the latest generation of automation on the nature of work and the prospects for universal employment in the future. In particular, we're increasingly seeing automation disrupt jobs that were long considered to require human judgment or abilities.

Posted July 22, 2015

Attunity CloudBeam for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new cloud solution from Attunity, enables automated and optimized data loading from enterprise databases into the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The new offering will simplify and accelerate data loading from enterprise databases, making it easier for customers to adopt the new Microsoft data warehouse service and benefit from big data analytics, according to Itamar Ankorion, executive vice president of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted July 22, 2015

Continuing its global expansion, CoolaData, which provides a solution that tracks user behavior across all channels and aggregates the data to help monetize the insights, has opened an office in New York. The company's investors include 83North (formerly Greylock IL) and Carmel Ventures.

Posted July 22, 2015

The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.3 is now available, with enhancements for user experience for both operators and developers, new security and data governance capabilities, a new cluster monitoring service for support subscription customers.

Posted July 22, 2015

MicroStrategy is releasing a cloud solution that will combine all the capabilities of the MicroStrategy 10 Platform, plus data integration, validation, warehousing services, and application management support.

Posted July 21, 2015

Talend is partnering with Salesforce to provide companies with a cost-effective way to cleanse, transform, and move big data. "We've been working with Salesforce for a long time," said Ashley Stirrup, CMO at Talend. "But now we are supporting Salesforce Analytics Cloud and allowing customers to bring in all sorts of additional types of data."

Posted July 21, 2015

Designed to help enterprises overcome the obstacles commonly hindering data initiatives, Analytics1, an end-to-end, cloud-based analytics and business intelligence solution, is now available from Data Intensity.

Posted July 21, 2015

No matter what the causes, a series of unfortunate events added up to a lot of bad news for data security and availability during one week in early July. In addition to an outage at the New York Stock Exchange, IT issues resulted in the grounding of United Airlines planes for 2 hours on the same day, and new revelations surfaced about a data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Posted July 21, 2015

Data integration requirements are growing more demanding. In today's computing environments, data must often be moved between on-premises systems and public clouds, between private and public clouds, between different hybrid clouds, or between different public clouds. A new report based on a survey conducted by Unisphere Research among 342 IOUG members looks at the current state of data integration in the cloud era, including the key issues, priorities and solutions being adopted by organizations. The "2015 IOUG Data Integration for Cloud Survey" was sponsored by Oracle.

Posted July 21, 2015

Before enterprises create data architecture for business intelligence and analytics, there are a few key components they need to consider.

Posted July 21, 2015

Franz, a supplier of semantic graph database technology, has added patented N-dimensional analysis capabilities to its flagship product AllegroGraph.

Posted July 20, 2015

Seagate Technology plc, a storage solutions provider, will be integrating IBM Spectrum Scale software with its ClusterStor High Performance Computing (HPC) storage to create a new software-defined storage appliance. The appliance is intended to help users manage the demands of data-intensive workloads, such as genomic research, computer aided design, digital media, data analytics, financial model analysis, and electronic design simulations.

Posted July 20, 2015

To help companies support their complete quote-to-cash process in the Cloud, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud with the addition of two new products, Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud.

Posted July 15, 2015

Accenture is launching an analytics as a service solution designed to help a range of users, from the C-suite to data scientists, make data-driven decisions that can solve business issues and create new opportunities. "Our interest is really straight-forward and threefold," said John Matchette, managing director at Accenture Analytics.

Posted July 14, 2015

Xplenty, a data integration cloud platform, is releasing a new offering that will enable users to query and analyze data directly on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The new offering, dubbed Analytics-as-a-Service or "A3S," will provide Xplenty users with the capability to use Amazon's object-based storage repository (Amazon S3) on the cloud to quickly access the data through SQL or any other Business Intelligence (BI) or reporting tool.

Posted July 14, 2015

SIOS Technology Corp. has unveiled a new product designed to understand and optimize VMware environments. Dubbed SIOS iQ, the platform applies advanced machine-learning analytics to broad datasets, including application and infrastructure data from-third party tools and frameworks, in order to understand and explain complex behaviors and predict the impact of changes in dynamic virtual environments.

Posted July 14, 2015

Managed cloud company Rackspace has expanded its service offering for its Microsoft product portfolio with Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. Through the service, Rackspace will work with customers to help them speed their deployment of Azure, minimize costs and optimize performance.

Posted July 13, 2015

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, emerged from stealth mode to introduce a solution called Kyvos that it says provides insights from all corporate data, regardless of size and granularity.

Posted July 13, 2015

Responding to a growing need to deliver more data to the right people at the right time, Cloudera and Teradata have announced the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop with Cloudera—the enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution.

Posted July 09, 2015

Graph databases are especially good for managing data about the connections among resources, and they are here to stay as a vital mechanism for managing data. In some enterprises, graph databases are even replacing relational databases as the primary database of record.

Posted July 08, 2015

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is quoted as saying, "What's dangerous is to not evolve." His company has followed this mantra to the point where you can't tell any more if Amazon is a retail, media, or tech company. Organizations must follow Bezos' advice when it comes to evolving their digital analytics efforts or choose to live dangerously in an increasingly data-driven world.

Posted July 08, 2015

You'd be surprised at the variety of sages that have uttered pithy pieces of wisdom that prove useful in some way to DBAs. So with that in mind, let's review some of the could-have-been-DBAs through history by reviewing their own words!

Posted July 08, 2015

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