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Business Intelligence and Analytics

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

NVIDIA announced in a blog post recently that Oracle is using NVIDIA's Tesla GPU accelerators for its public cloud. Oracle's cloud customers can access NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators, starting today, and Oracle will expand its cloud offerings to include the Tesla V100 GPUs, which are based on the NVIDIA Volta architecture.

Posted October 18, 2017

Resolver has finalized the acquisition of RiskVision, increasing its position in the IT risk and compliance markets. RiskVision offers capabilities including threat and vulnerability management, it risk, vendor risk, and incident management, complementing Resolver's existing market offerings and in line with its approach to "plan, prepare, respond, and recover."

Posted October 18, 2017

After years of ambiguous expectations about data governance, organizations now have a better handle on how these programs can help them manage the exponential growth of the data they generate. More importantly, there is an understanding about how the integration, organization, and alignment of that data can help meet or exceed business and technology goals.

Posted October 18, 2017

Normally, for this column, I would write a technical article or something on leadership. However, recently, I have been dealing with some career choices and I thought it might be interesting to write about my decision-making process.  Most of us have had at least one job change. What do you do when you are trying to figure it out? Do you talk to others? Do you think it to death? Is it just a flip of a coin? Below I'm going to highlight my process.

Posted October 18, 2017

Operational systems are where data is born. These systems either force people to enter their details or acquire the same from trusted sources. Names, addresses, merchandise selections, and credit card numbers are consumed. The operational solutions interact with users and compatriot applications to give birth to their raison d'etre, be it purchase orders, payroll checks, or any of the thousands of other documents and transactions.

Posted October 18, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, is launching a new version of Talend Integration Cloud (TIC), delivering data-as-a-service 24/7 while allowing IT to maintain governance over enterprise information. Available immediately for trial, Talend Data Preparation Cloud accelerates time-to-insight by 3x so companies can more efficiently utilize data as a strategic asset to improve business performance and competitiveness.

Posted October 17, 2017

At OpenWorld 2017, Oracle announced the Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, a new platform that brings together Oracle's data integration products into one solution to provide broad data integration capabilities for replicating mission-critical data, profiling, enriching, transforming, cleansing, and matching for all data needs, including for analytics and business solutions.

Posted October 17, 2017

DBAs are increasingly being asked to manage not only larger numbers of database instances, but multiple database platforms as well. Cross-Platform database monitoring and management is no longer a trend, it's a reality. But managing it all and addressing challenges presented by the complexity of the database isn't always easy.

Posted October 16, 2017

SAP is making big enhancements to its analytics solutions across the entire platform, from the cloud to the launch of the new analytics hub. Built on SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Analytics Hub centralizes access to analytics scattered around the organization — from both SAP and third-party applications and platforms — and recommends the best analytics to fit personalized needs.

Posted October 13, 2017

Rackspace is entering an agreement with SAP to provide a partner managed cloud for SAP software solutions, allowing customers to enable access to SAP software quickly and easily. Rackspace will offer an affordable, ready-to-use, subscription-based offering of SAP solutions in its private hosted cloud.

Posted October 13, 2017

ATADATA'S ATAmotion, a migration solution purpose-built for mission critical workloads, is now available in AWS Migration Hub, allowing more users to migrate enterprise workloads to AWS. ATAmotion is now in AWS Migration Hub due to its track record of successfully migrating thousands of enterprise workloads to AWS. There is no additional cost for using AWS Migration Hub, and users pay only for the cost of ATAmotion and any resources consumed on AWS.

Posted October 12, 2017

BMC is integrating AI technologies from IBM Watson into its IT Service Management solutions for the digital enterprise.

Posted October 12, 2017

As cloud continues to soar in popularity there are some that are still some out there that remain skeptical about tapping into this resource. Some database administrators (DBAs) think that public clouds are neither capable of meeting the demands often placed on relational database management systems nor secure enough to house personally identifiable information (PII).

Posted October 12, 2017

At OpenWorld, Oracle announced its new Blockchain Cloud Service. The distributed ledger cloud platform is aimed at helping customers to increase business velocity, create new revenue streams, and reduce cost and risk by securely extending ERP, supply chain, and other enterprise SaaS and on-premises applications to drive tamper-resistant transactions on a trusted business network.

Posted October 11, 2017

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle announced embedded artificial intelligence capabilities within existing Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud, and the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud applications.

Posted October 11, 2017

In his Sunday night keynote, Oracle's CTO Larry Ellison detailed the benefits of two new offerings: the company's Autonomous Database, and the Highly Automated Cyber Security offerings. 

Posted October 11, 2017

AtScale, which provides a universal semantic platform for BI on big data, has announced general availability of AtScale 6.0 which, the company says, reduces the cost of queries on Google Big Query.

Posted October 11, 2017

Snow Software has launched a new solution to help organizations around the world assess their risk and accelerate their compliance with regard to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with a focus on identifying and remediating internal threats posed from unsecure applications and rogue employee risks. 

Posted October 11, 2017

Kinetica, which provides a GPU-accelerated database, is adding new geospatial capabilities and enterprise-grade features to help drive real-time, location-based analytics and analytic processing.

Posted October 10, 2017

Alation Inc., the collaborative data company, is updating its platform with increased support for chief data officers looking to manage their data as an asset. Alation 5.0 will include new features and a services package to make data asset valuation simple by promoting the adoption of Infonomics.

Posted October 10, 2017

Tableau is kicking off its 10th conference in Las Vegas this week, and showcasing new and upcoming capabilities of its platform. Key among the product advancements is the Tableau 10.5 beta featuring Hyper, a new technology for faster extracts and query performance; the new Extensions API available as a developer-preview; the beta of a new data prep product; and support for the Linux OS.

Posted October 10, 2017

MicroStrategy is releasing a new version of its signature platform, introducing Dossier, a new storybook experience for everyone across the enterprise that makes it easy to consume, share, and collaborate around analytics.

Posted October 10, 2017

Compuware has announced support for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise to help large enterprises streamline DevOps on their mainframes and orchestrate DevOps across all platforms. In addition, the company said it has made Topaz, its flagship solution for mainframe Agile and DevOps, available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With cloud access to modern mainframe development, enterprises have the option to more quickly deploy agile tools for COBOL and other core codebases.

Posted October 09, 2017

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, has added support for Db2 for z/OS. With Datical's support for applications running on Db2 for z/OS, organizations have greater capability to automate database deployments without disrupting mission-critical applications.

Posted October 09, 2017

IBM has introduced a new unified data system designed to give users faster and easier access to advanced data science capabilities and the ability to work with their data across private, public or hybrid cloud environments.   

Posted October 09, 2017

Analysts and pundits are predicting the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering the next wave of capabilities, especially for keeping products on the edge of innovation. However, many enterprises have yet to figure out to bring IoT-based systems and data to existing ERP systems. A recent survey by IFS finds only 16% of organizations are able to enable direct communications between IoT sensor networks and their ERP systems. This is likely to be a work in progress over the next several years.

Posted October 09, 2017

SnapLogic and Maritz Motivation Solutions, a provider of employee engagement solutions, are forging a new partnership that will make it faster and easier for companies to create and manage world-class employee engagement programs. Leveraging SnapLogic's modern integration technology, Maritz's CultureNext engagement platform will connect seamlessly and in real-time to employee data anywhere in the organization, whether from HR information systems such as Workday or employee communication and collaboration applications like Slack and others.

Posted October 09, 2017

MapR Technologies is partnering with DataScience.com, an enterprise data science platform provider, to launch a joint solution that will power collaborative data science projects. With this partnership, DataScience.com customers can enjoy a truly collaborative workflow environment where their data science experiments can run directly on the MapR Platform without needing a separate compute cluster to access data.

Posted October 06, 2017

Data is the key to taking a measured approach to change, rather than a simple, imprudent reaction to an internal or external stimulus. But it's not that simple to uncover the right insights in real time, and how your technology is built can have a very real impact on data discovery.

Posted October 06, 2017

The way MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom sees it, interest in artificial intelligence is soaring: Everyone wants to talk about it and everyone wants to apply intelligence for better insights and better decisions. But there is just one problem.

Posted October 06, 2017

Apache Cassandra is a popular open source, distributed, key-value store columnar NoSQL database used by companies such as Netflix, eBay, and Expedia for strategic parts of their business. When combined with Apache Ignite, Apache Cassandra becomes even more powerful, allowing it to be used for today's most demanding web and cloud applications.

Posted October 06, 2017

Hadoop adoption in the enterprise is growing steadily and with this momentum is an increase in Hadoop-related projects. From real-time data processing with Apache Spark, to data warehousing with Apache Hive, to applications that run natively across Hadoop clusters via Apache YARN, these next-generation technologies are solving real-world big data challenges today.

Posted October 06, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of solutions for integration, API management, and analytics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Cisco's Data Virtualization business (formerly Composite Software), specifically Cisco Information Server, a solution that enables enterprise-scale data virtualization, and associated consulting and support services.

Posted October 05, 2017

Data professionals and vendors converged at Strata Data in New York to trade tips and tricks for handling big data. Top of mind for most was the impact of machine learning and how it's continuing to evolve as the "next big thing."

Posted October 05, 2017

FogHorn Systems  has received a Series B round of funding totaling $30 million to support innovation in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) edge computing market segment. This new round brings FogHorn's total funding to $47.5 million and will be used to significantly expand the company's engineering resources and global go-to-market presence.

Posted October 04, 2017

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison showcased new cybersecurity machine learning capabilities that improve IT security and management. The new machine learning powered security capabilities are part of enhancements to Oracle Management Cloud, an integrated solution for IT security and management that enables organizations to monitor and analyze their operational and security data in a single solution.

Posted October 04, 2017

Dremio launched its data analytics platform in July and at Strata Data Conference in New York the company had the opportunity to showcase what the company can do. The company's mission is to cut out the need for traditional ETL, data warehouses, cubes, and aggregation tables, as well as the infrastructure in order to enable users to be independent and self-directed in their use of data, thereby accelerating time to insight.

Posted October 03, 2017

Anaconda, Inc., a Python data science platform provider, is partnering with Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server to deliver data insights in real time. Microsoft and Anaconda will partner to deliver Anaconda for Microsoft, a subset of the Anaconda distribution available on Windows, MacOS and Linux. Anaconda, Inc. will also offer a range of support options for Anaconda for Microsoft.

Posted October 03, 2017

Google has launched Cloud Firestore, a fully managed, NoSQL document database that lets developers store, synchronize, and query data for their mobile apps, with offline support, at scale. 

Posted October 03, 2017

AtScale, which provides a universal semantic platform for BI on big data, has completed a $25 million Series C financing round. Seeking to provide big data access to any data, anywhere, for any employee, AtScale enables enterprises to simplify their business intelligence infrastructure by allowing business users to continue working with the tools they know while providing the enterprise with a universal semantic layer to centrally manage data definitions, performance and security.

Posted October 03, 2017

MemSQL, provider of a real-time data warehouse platform, is releasing MemSQL 6, adding new extensibility features to enable machine learning and performance improvements for analytical queries. With this update, developers can use machine learning functions with live data and SQL, and a real-time data warehouse to easily build operational applications without requiring multiple disparate systems.

Posted October 02, 2017

At the Strata Data Conference in New York, Paxata, provider of the Adaptive Information big data prep platform, announced early availability of its Intelligent Ingest as part of its next major release. The new automated ingest capabilities are aimed at making it more simple for business consumers to rapidly incorporate data from any cloud or format to prepare data for business analysis. 

Posted October 02, 2017

At the Strata Data conference in New York, Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, showcased the new release of its data integration platform designed to address the changing needs of companies with advanced analytics and data management initiatives. According to Kevin Petrie, senior director and technology evangelist at Attunity, many legacy data integration tools are not able to handle the necessary volume and variety of data feeding to the cloud at the required performance levels.

Posted October 02, 2017

Zaloni is introducing a machine learning data matching engine that leverages the company's data lake solution, enabling enriched data views for multiple use cases across business sectors. Zaloni's data matching engine provides a new approach for creating an integrated, consistent view of data that is updated, efficiently maintained, and can drive customer-facing applications.

Posted October 02, 2017

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