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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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Micro Focus is releasing new innovations across its expanded security portfolio following the successful spin-merge with HPE Software, allowing customers to take an intelligent approach to safeguard against sophisticated threats. Micro Focus's comprehensive security solutions spanning security operations, application security, identity and access management (IAM), and data security help organizations strike the right balance between easy access to critical business data and mitigating risk.

Posted September 12, 2017

IBM is launching new SAP-certified bare metal servers for SAP HANA platform deployments in the IBM Cloud and new configurations for VMware environments that will give enterprises the power and performance they need to manage their mission-critical applications running on SAP HANA. IBM's newest cloud infrastructure for SAP HANA solutions on the IBM Cloud is designed to provide clients with larger and more powerful infrastructure to run memory-intensive applications running on SAP HANA.

Posted September 12, 2017

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced that its iWay Universal Adapter Suite has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The certification is a reflection of the iWay Adapter Suite's interoperability and ability to integrate data residing within SAP solutions.

Posted September 11, 2017

IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI. The collaboration aims to advance AI hardware, software and algorithms related to deep learning and other areas, increase AI's impact on industries, such as health care and cybersecurity, and explore the economic and ethical implications of AI on society. IBM's investment in the lab will support research by IBM and MIT scientists.

Posted September 11, 2017

As data continues to proliferate throughout organizations many enterprises are adopting data lakes to support data discovery, data science, and real-time operational analytics capabilities. The ability to inexpensively store large volumes of data from diverse sources and make that data readily accessible to workers and applications across the enterprise is a huge advantage for companies pursuing new types of analytics, especially those involving the Internet of Things and cognitive computing use cases.

Posted September 08, 2017

Cloudera has acquired Fast Forward Labs, an applied research and advisory services company, that specializes in machine learning and applied AI.

Posted September 07, 2017

Every few years we hear of one new idea or product that will surely bring death to the relational database, or death to the data warehouse, or death to something. It appears that many prefer to see death or at least they greatly enjoy planning for it. Often these finalities never seem to arrive.

Posted September 07, 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 September 07, 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 September 07, 2017

Each year, tens of thousands of data professionals from well over 100 countries gather at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Leaders of two major Oracle users' groups—David Start, president of the Independent Oracle Users Group, and Alyssa Johnson, president of the Oracle Applications Users Group—share what they have planned for their members at Oracle OpenWorld 2017, taking place Oct. 1-5.

Posted September 07, 2017

As organizations increasingly move their data and applications from on-premise deployments to the cloud, the role of the DBA is also shifting. According to Penny Avril, vice president of product management, Oracle Database, the transition means that DBAs have the opportunity to move from being data custodians and keepers to taking on a more strategic role in their organizations. But, she says,the time to prepare for the new cloud reality is now.

Posted September 07, 2017

Evaluating new and disruptive technologies, as well as when and where they may prove useful, is a challenge. Against the rapidly evolving big data scene, this year, Big Data Quarterly presents the newest "Big Data 50," an annual list of forward-thinking companies that are working to expand what's possible in terms of collecting, storing, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 07, 2017

On Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld, several Oracle user groups, including the IOUG, will bring the experiences of our users and experts to San Francisco and share with thousands of our peers. If you're coming to OpenWorld, I can't say enough about how important it is to participate in the Sunday Program.

Posted September 06, 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 September 06, 2017

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is partnering with VMware to launch a data protection solution for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). The joint VMware and Cohesity solution extends VMware Cloud Foundation with the Cohesity Hyperconverged Secondary Storage platform. The solution delivers simple data protection, instant recovery, and a multi-cloud data fabric to complement VCF.

Posted September 06, 2017

Dataiku Inc., a maker of Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS) analytics and collaborative data science tools has announced a $28 million series B funding round led by Battery Ventures and supported by FirstMark, Serena Capital and Alven. The company plans to double its team and accelerate marketing efforts globally while strengthening its platform with new integrations and technologies.

Posted September 06, 2017

NuoDB, which provides a scale-out SQL database for cloud- and container-based environments, has announced a new release which provides customers with flexible hybrid cloud deployment options.

Posted September 01, 2017

VoltDB, an enterprise-class database that powers mission-critical applications, is introducing a new database function that will enable real-time predictive fraud detection and prevention in its latest platform release. With User Defined Function (UDF) support for SQL, VoltDB v7.6 enables enterprises to accelerate the identification and prevention of fraud before a transaction is complete.

Posted September 01, 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 31, 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 31, 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 31, 2017

Arcadia Data, provider of native visual analytics software for big data, will support KSQL, a new technology for continuous, interactive queries on Kafka topics via SQL. The integration with Confluent's KSQL gives all users advanced visualizations for streaming data use cases, specifically around alerts and time-based data exploration (and drill downs).

Posted August 31, 2017

InfluxData provides an open source platform built for metrics, events, and other time-based data. Recently, Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData, reflected on the future of databases and why time-series represents the next wave of databases for data—from humans, sensors, and machines.

Posted August 30, 2017

Today at VMworld 2017, VMware unveiled innovations that enable VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch to provide unified end user experience, management and security solution for all endpoint platforms.

Posted August 29, 2017

Syncsort has acquired Metron Technology, Ltd., a provider of capacity management software, services and education. Metron's signature athene solution delivers trend-based forecasting, capacity modeling, and planning capabilities to help enterprises optimize their data infrastructure.

Posted August 29, 2017

A survey of 502 executives, conducted by IDC in partnership with InterSystems, finds that there's a penalty for data latency. More than three in four respondents (77%) say that untimely data has inhibited business opportunities. Another 54% of respondents claim it limits operational efficiency. In addition, 27% indicate it has negatively affected productivity/agility, and 15% say it thwarts their understanding of customers.

Posted August 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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