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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

An education, networking and advocacy forum for users of Oracle Applications, the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) helps members connect to find the solutions they need to do their jobs better and to improve their organizations' ROI in Oracle Applications. Each year during Oracle OpenWorld, the group hosts geographic (Geo) and special interest group (SIG) meetings as well as additional opportunities for networking and education.

Posted August 24, 2017

SnapLogic is releasing the Summer 2017 (4.10) update of the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud, introducing new Snaps and helping customers manage their integration processes. The Summer 2017 release features new and enhanced Snaps for improved connectivity and performance with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP, Teradata, Hadoop HDFS, Confluent, JSON Web Token, Parquet, and RabbitMQ.

Posted August 24, 2017

Incorta, provider of a real-time analytics platform, is partnering with global cloud advisory and implementation services company Alcor to provide advanced analytics solutions to enterprises using ServiceNow and other leading software solutions and platforms.

Posted August 24, 2017

Rocket Software is updating its UniData MultiValue Database, part of the MultiValue Application Platform, with the addition of Python programming support and audit logging capabilities. These enhancements expand the potential user base for UniData and improve the ability to recruit new development talent, allowing users to easily establish configurable histories of interactions, events, and activities.

Posted August 23, 2017

Entrinsik Inc is releasing the next generation of Informer, its BI and data analytics platform which now includes quick access to multitudes of data, introduces a modern interface, and expands the platform's functionality. Informer 5 has been reimagined from the ground up to leverage an extensible modern architecture and enhanced performance to simplify data discovery and analytics without sacrificing functionality, according to Entrinsik.

Posted August 23, 2017

Several MultiValue Solutions have been chosen as the best of the best for this year's Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards.Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the Readers' Choice Awards, recognizing leading vendors across a variety of segments in the IT industry. Unlike any other awards programs conducted by DBTA, this one is unique because the nominees are submitted and the winners are chosen by the experts—you, the readers.

Posted August 23, 2017

SAP is releasing an S/4 HANA Cloud update that further enhances user experience and improves the platform's machine learning capabilities. Replacing the manual aspects of day-to-day finance with automation is a core focus at SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The latest update takes aim at financial transactions and reporting on currency risks by including treasury management. Treasury deals such as fixed term deposits, FX forwards, and interest rate swaps can be managed with ease.

Posted August 23, 2017

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available as the operating system for SAP solutions on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), allowing enterprise customers to become more agile and reduce operating costs by only paying for what they use. With the addition of Google Cloud Platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available on three major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Posted August 23, 2017

Automic Software, a provider of business automation software and subsidiary of CA Technologies, announced a new automation use case to help enterprises empower digital transformation initiatives across their SAP environments.

Posted August 23, 2017

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, is releasing Toad Edge, a new commercial database toolset that can manage next-generation open source database environments. This release will support MySQL, saving time, minimizing the MySQL learning curve, and mitigating risks that can be associated with building applications on an open source database platform.

Posted August 23, 2017

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has updated the SolarWinds Orion Platform and its systems management product portfolio. The enhancements are aimed at allowing IT professionals to better manage application-centric performance across hybrid IT infrastructures, and span multiple products, including SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor, and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor.

Posted August 22, 2017

Databricks, founded by the team that created Apache Spark, has secured $140 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The new funding brings Databricks' total capital raised to $247 million, and will accelerate the company's investment in making artificial intelligence (AI) achievable for enterprise organizations with its Unified Analytics Platform.

Posted August 22, 2017

We've heard the term "digital transformation" used almost to the point of exhaustion in the past couple of years—but it's not just a lot of hot air: It's the future. Organizations must update their legacy architecture to remain current in the new enterprise landscape, and mainframe rehosting offers 10 key advantages

Posted August 18, 2017

There are plenty of pronouncements about artificial intelligence—both in terms of the miracles it can produce and the threat it poses to humanity. But according to Ali Ghodsi, co-founder and CEO of Databricks, there is actually a "1% problem" in that there are a handful of companies such as Google, Amazon, and a few others that are actually accomplishing their goals with it. AI has vast potential but some of the claims, as well as the fears, are overstated and a little premature right now, he contends.

Posted August 18, 2017

Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, has completed the $1.26 billion acquisition of enterprise software providers Syncsort Incorporated and Vision Solutions, Inc. from affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Headquartered in Pearl River, NY, the new company benefits from a dramatic increase in global presence, as well as significantly expanded product offerings, afforded by the combination.

Posted August 18, 2017

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has released ER/Studio 17, incorporating significant updates to its Business Architect process modeling tool. The new capabilities are aimed at helping business analysts to map and model relationships between people, processes, and data as the foundation for enterprise architecture and data governance initiatives.

Posted August 16, 2017

These days, end users—be they employees or consumers visiting a site—expect information delivered in seconds, if not nanoseconds. Applications tied into networks of connected devices and sensors are powering operations and making adjustments on a real-time basis.

Posted August 16, 2017

In an expansion of its Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, Oracle has introduced new offerings for tax reporting, and profitability and cost management as well as new strategic modeling and disclosure management capabilities.

Posted August 16, 2017

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, is releasing Kyvos 4.0, providing users with new capabilities for creating data cubes with near limitless scalability and performance. Kyvos 4.0 delivers new levels of scalability, performance, and support for concurrent users, enabling organizations to provide self-service, interactive business intelligence (BI) on big data for all of their users across the enterprise.

Posted August 15, 2017

IBM announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solution has been certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to provide clients with more choice in selecting the right platform for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark.

Posted August 14, 2017

Alteryx, a provider of self-service data analytics, is partnering with Plotly, which offers a data visualization platform for modern data science. The companies plan to enhance visual representations of data within the Alteryx platform.

Posted August 14, 2017

Microsoft announced the first release candidate (a.k.a. RC1) for SQL Server 2017 on Monday, July 17th. Release candidates are not a final and finished product, but they are feature complete. No new features are expected after Microsoft moves into the RC phase, only adding polish (for example, brushing up the documentation and UI) and performance to the existing feature set. The full product release is planned for some time in the second half of 2017.

Posted August 09, 2017

The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology may prove to be almost as significant an innovation as the internet itself. Blockchain offers a mechanism for the mediation of any transactions that previously would have required trusted third parties, while cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may eventually become a significant alternative to traditional "fiat" (e.g., government-backed) currencies. These technologies could eventually revolutionize the global banking infrastructure which has underpinned global commerce for centuries.

Posted August 09, 2017

Poorly written SQL statements can cause significant performance problems in your database environment. According to some experts, poorly written SQL can cause up to 70% of performance problems overall. Adding resources can mask many issues surrounding poorly written SQL, but comes with a cost. Is writing good, quality SQL (including block code—stored procedures, packages, functions, etc.) a dying art? And if it's so important, why is that?

Posted August 09, 2017

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and e-commerce solutions, has introduced version 4.4 of Kourier Integrator Data Management Suite. The release enhances Kourier Integrator's support for RESTful Web Services with the addition of API Subscriptions and Swagger API documentation.

Posted August 09, 2017

DFC Global, one of the largest providers of accessible consumer and commercial financial services in the world, will partner with Kofax, a provider of software to simplify and transform the First Mile of business, to digitally transform its customer onboarding processes. DFC Global will deploy Kofax SignDoc e-signature capabilities into its point of sale solution, digitally transforming its loan origination process to speed processing, reduce costs, ensure compliance, and improve the customer experience for application, disclosure, and execution purposes.

Posted August 09, 2017

Lifeline Data Centers is being awarded a FedRAMP-Ready status by the United States government, which means Lifeline Data Centers will now be able to hold conversations with government agencies and private corporations about hosting sensitive data. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

Posted August 09, 2017

Tableau Software has acquired ClearGraph, a Palo Alto startup founded in 2014 that enables data discovery and data analysis through natural language query technology.

Posted August 09, 2017

As data flows into businesses faster than ever before time-to-insight and time-to-action are critical competitive differentiators, and the demand for fast access to information is growing.

Posted August 08, 2017

TMMData, provider of the data integration and data preparation platform Foundation, has announced its advancement to business partner within the Adobe Exchange partner program for Adobe Experience Cloud. Through this relationship, joint TMMData and Adobe Analytics Cloud users will be provided with access to self-service resources and tools that enable them to access data from online and offline sources, and cloud or on-premises databases, and automate campaign setup for planning, management, evaluation, optimization and more.

Posted August 08, 2017

MongoDB Connector for BI is now certified by Tableau as a named connector, enabling users to visually analyze rich, JSON-like data structures associated with modern applications directly in MongoDB Enterprise Advanced.

Posted August 08, 2017

Time is very valuable when it comes to gaining insight and acting appropriately to respond to data. Users have to evaluate and ask questions about data that is based on timeframes and ranges. Time is no longer something added to data; it is constitutive of the data.

Posted August 07, 2017

DBAs need smarter tools to keep their database environments running efficiently so they can spend less time on menial tasks and more on strategic initiatives.

Posted August 07, 2017

BackOffice Associates, a provider of information governance, data stewardship, and data migration solutions, has announced that Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm, has signed an agreement to make a majority equity investment in the company.

Posted August 03, 2017

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is releasing Cohesity Orion 5.0, enabling companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs. Cohesity Orion 5.0 provides a platform for data protection and archiving that spans on-premises and cloud infrastructure that can be managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass user interface.

Posted August 03, 2017

Accenture has acquired Search Technologies, a Herndon, Virginia-based technology services firm specializing in the design, implementation and management of big data and search analytics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kamran Khan, president and CEO of Search Technologies, will lead a new Content Analytics team within Accenture Analytics.

Posted August 03, 2017

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger has selected Pythian to help them migrate to the Google Cloud Platform. Pythian, a global IT services company that helps businesses adopt technologies to better compete, will help BBM Messenger move its mission-critical IT infrastructure for Android, iOS and Windows consumer BBM from BlackBerry on-prem data centers in Canada to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Asia.

Posted August 03, 2017

IDERA, a provider of database, development, and test management tools, announced it is acquiring AquaFold, a provider of cross-platform database tools. AquaFold will join IDERA's database development and management portfolio, enabling the company to expand its multi-platform support.

Posted August 02, 2017

Data visualization allows enterprises to create and study the visual representation of data, empowering organizations to use a tool to "see" trends and patterns in data. A primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics.

Posted August 02, 2017

Big data analytics examines large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations, and other insights. Organizations have an increasing number of concerns today with respect to big data. There is the challenge posed by the sheer volume of information that is being created and saved every day as well as the lack of understanding about the information in data stores and how best to leverage it.

Posted August 02, 2017

Business intelligence incorporates a variety of tools that enable organizations to collect data from internal systems and external sources, prepare it for analysis, develop, and run queries against the data, and create reports, dashboards and data visualizations.

Posted August 02, 2017

Data virtualization provides organizations with the ability to allow the business and IT sides of organizations to work closer together in a much more agile fashion, and helps to reduce the complexity.

Posted August 02, 2017

Oracle is adding hundreds of new capabilities to Oracle Cloud Applications with Release 13. Key enhancements are aimed at enhancing the user experience and supporting business users across the organization through greater personalization, productivity, insight, and collaboration. Supply chain is a key focus of the release.

Posted August 02, 2017

Workiva, a provider of solutions for enterprise productivity and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, has announced data integration between its Wdesk platform and more than 100 cloud, SaaS and on-premise applications, including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud.

Posted August 02, 2017

Oracle has announced the Oracle Monetization Cloud, a new cloud service that accelerates time to market for digital and subscription-based products and services by enabling the lifecycle of customer onboarding, offer creation, rating and discounting, billing, customized invoicing and reporting.

Posted August 02, 2017

Datameer is releasing Datameer 6.3, improving data analyst productivity, deepening connectivity into the business intelligence tooling ecosystem, and strengthening security and governance functionalities. New analytic functions, workbook operations, and improved big data sampling for interactive preparation design enhance self-service analyst access to data lakes.

Posted July 31, 2017

IBM announced solutions that connect mainframes to IBM's DS8880 family of primary all-flash storage systems, provide data encryption to ensure transactional, business intelligence and machine learning workloads used for businesses running IBM Z environments are protected if data is lost or compromised. IBM's DS8880 all flash helps clients deliver hybrid cloud environments by adding additional clouds supported.

Posted July 31, 2017

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