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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

BlueData, provider of a big-data-as-a-service (BDaaS) software platform, has launched a new solution to accelerate deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) applications in the enterprise. The BlueData AI/ML Accelerator solution includes software and professional services to deploy containerized multi-node sandbox environments for exploratory use cases with TensorFlow and other ML/DL tools.

Posted May 31, 2018

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform provider for agile business IT, is releasing a business-class Streaming App Services platform, offering a flexible application and data delivery for cloud-forward independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs).

Posted May 31, 2018

Pure Storage, an all flash storage platform, is releasing portfolio updates, developing a new vision for how businesses can implement a data strategy. Pure Storage is expanding its FlashArray product line to now deliver cost-effective all-NVMe Shared Accelerated Storage for every workload.

Posted May 30, 2018

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence, analytics, and data management solutions, has launched an enhanced version of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for real-time data integration and management. New advancements to Information Builders' solution address modern data integration requirements and enable businesses to tap into data from emerging technologies and sources.

Posted May 30, 2018

GoodData, a provider of embedded and distributed analytics, has launched GoodData Spectrum, a suite of user interface (UI) capabilities to help deliver the right insights to line-of-business users at their point of work.

Posted May 30, 2018

Looker, a data platform provider, is releasing new tools and integrations to optimize data science workflows. Looker is improving its governed data workflow with an SDK for R and connections for Python, as well as streamed and merged results, Google TensorFlow integrations, and clean, visual recommendations for users.

Posted May 30, 2018

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a GPU database for analyzing large data stores, has raised $26.4 million in a Series B funding round led by Alibaba Group with participation from existing and new investors, including Hanaco Venture Capital, Sistema.vc, World Trade Ventures, Paradiso Ventures, Glory Ventures, and Silvertech Ventures.

Posted May 30, 2018

At GTC Taiwan today NVIDIA introduced HGX-2, a unified computing platform for both artificial intelligence and high performance computing. According to NVIDIA, the HGX-2 cloud server platform provides unique flexibility to support the future of computing, enabling high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also providing FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. The result is a level of versatility that meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI, according to the company.

Posted May 30, 2018

Reltio, provider of a self-learning data platform, has secured a $45 million Series D investment to accelerate innovation, fuel international expansion, and ramp support for global enterprise customers. With current investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) leading this round, and participation from other existing investors, Crosslink Capital, .406 Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures, Reltio has now raised $117 million in total.

Posted May 30, 2018

SolarWinds is making a series of updates to its network management product portfolio, allowing the platform to support networks up to four times larger. This improvement makes it easy to consolidate monitoring solutions to a single provider enterprise-wise, and gives IT professionals' far greater flexibility to scale up and support larger data center networks as workloads increase, or scale out to address complex distributed networks. 

Posted May 25, 2018

Cloud-driven automation is creating the need for an evolution throughout IT and the enterprise. DBTA recently held a webcast featuring Joe McKendrick, independent analyst and author, and Maria Colgan, Oracle master product manager, who examined how cloud is driving change and how Oracle can help.

Posted May 25, 2018

Technology is constantly changing, and IT architects need to keep up with modern developments to ensure that their companies are achieving the best possible return on their IT investment.

Posted May 24, 2018

Silicon Valley has achieved an almost mythical status in both modern American popular culture as well as the annals of world economic history, write Michael Corey and Don Sullivan in a new Big Data Quarterly article.

Posted May 24, 2018

With the rise of big data, there is the need to leverage a wider variety of data sources as quickly as possible for real-time decision making in mission-critical environments.

Posted May 24, 2018

Paul Sonderegger, senior data strategist, Oracle, looked at the way data technologies are evolving to help organizations extract more value from the wealth of data being collected during a keynote at Data Summit 2018.

Posted May 24, 2018

Today, it is not enough to understand what happened, organizations want to have a view of what is happening now so they can impact the future. At Data Summit, Dan Potter, vice president of product management and marketing, Attunity, looked at what it takes to become a real time enterprise and the role of change data capture in enabling the transformation.

Posted May 24, 2018

Today, data is increasingly seen as the fuel of the business, rather than its byproduct. As a result, the old adage "garbage in, garbage out" couldn't ring truer when it comes to maximizing the value of machine learning in the enterprise, according to Steve Zisk, senior product marketing manager of RedPoint Global, which provides a customer data platform and engagement hub. 

Posted May 24, 2018

MariaDB Corporation is releasing MariaDB TX 3.0, allowing application developers and database administrators to support multiple workloads with different characteristics.  MariaDB TX 3.0 uses purpose-built storage engines to simultaneously support multiple workloads with different characteristics - transactional, analytical, write-intensive or extreme scale.

Posted May 24, 2018

For many businesses, data and artificial intelligence pose opportunities but also risk. Hadley Reynolds, co-founder of the Cognitive Computing Consortium, presented a keynote looking at the ramifications of AI and cognitive computing and showcased an open reference framework jointly developed by the consortium with Babson College's technology management program.

Posted May 24, 2018

Staying on top of software licensing was hard when everything was under one roof, and now, with cloud deployments proliferating, it has gotten much more difficult. That was the message from Michael Corey, co-founder of LicenseFortress, who presented a session at Data Summit 2018 titled "Straight Talk on the Software License Landscape in the Cloud" in which he shared advice on how to stay in compliance with software licensing in an increasingly hybrid world.

Posted May 24, 2018

Data Summit attendees learned about cognitive computing and how much AI will disrupt the big data space, why blockchain is the next big thing, the importance of GDPR, and more. During the closing keynote for Data Summit 2018, Joe Caserta, founder and president of Caserta, a data analytics consulting and implementation firm, looked toward the future in his presentation titled, "What Does the Data Tell Us?"

Posted May 24, 2018

Pick Cloud and Rocket Software will present a webinar focused on how to use D3 Hot Backup with the Google Cloud Platform to ensure MultiValue users are covered in case of a disaster. D3 Hot Backup can save the business in the event of a disaster, and a cloud solution can make it easier to maintain mission-critical operations.

Posted May 23, 2018

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and eCommerce solutions, is releasing version 4.5 of Kourier Integrator Data Management, further enhancing cloud capabilities. Users will see new benefits for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The update provides enhanced functionality and higher performance when doing integration and data warehousing with Microsoft SQL Server in the cloud.

Posted May 23, 2018

In an upcoming webinar with DBTA, Revelation Software will present an overview covering the latest updates to OpenInsight. OI 10 has been re-engineered for 64-bit in this new release. Revelation has rewritten nearly every bit of code in the product, from the interface with the user, to the reporting tools, to the speed of the indexing routines.

Posted May 23, 2018

It's spring-cleaning season, meaning many diligent homeowners are busy trying to organize their closets and homes in preparation for the spring and summer. Organizations, both small and large, also must keep up with cleaning their virtual dust bunnies on a regular basis, just as one would do within their own home.

Posted May 23, 2018

SAP is boosting its S/4 HANA platform with a round of updates that will unlock new ERP scenarios and strengthen AI. With the 1805 release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud SAP is unlocking 12 new AI-powered scenarios — nine machine learning scenarios and three SAP CoPilot-powered conversational UI scenarios.

Posted May 23, 2018

Accenture is collaborating with SAP SE to develop an intelligent entitlement-management solution that helps high-tech companies create and scale new digital business models. The new solution, SAP Entitlement Management, will help companies dynamically change individual customer access rights and other entitlement attributes, as well as install renewal-automation capabilities, so they can rapidly deploy new offerings and more-flexible pricing structures.

Posted May 23, 2018

OneLogin has announced a new product that allows companies to manage access for on-premises and cloud-based applications with a single identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution.

Posted May 23, 2018

Data intelligence about people, places and things, along with the connection between physical and digital addresses has a serious impact on understanding customers.

Posted May 23, 2018

In financial services, the ability to spot fraud faster can be a key differentiator. At Data Summit 2018, Karun Komirishetty, senior manager, Software Engineering, Capital One, presented a session on how Capital One has created a fraud engine for Zelle payments, which are replacing traditional forms of payments such as checks, cash, and credit cards.

Posted May 23, 2018

Blockchain is more than just a new buzzword. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that is most commonly known for enabling the cryptocurrencies and payment networks. Gurdeep Kalra, principal consultant, Infosys, Srikanth Challa, senior director, Blockchain, Infosys Ltd., and Minollo(Carlo Innocenti), software architect, Oracle, presented their session, "Blockchain 101 with Oracle Cloud" during Data Summit 2018.

Posted May 23, 2018

Machine learning can be applied to sentiment analysis of unstructured data in the context of social media. As more and more people tap into social media tools to voice positive and negative opinions, it's important to predict a social media "crisis" before one occurs.

Posted May 23, 2018

DataOps is emerging as a methodology for data scientists, developers, and other data-focused professionals to enable an agile workflow while also adhering to data governance requirements. Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, Technical Intelligence Manager, Delphix, presented her session, "Making Big Data Bite-Size with DataOps" on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 during Data Summit 2018. Pot'Vin-Gorman discussed how to move from simple DevOps with tools and automation, while making the data central to the solution.

Posted May 23, 2018

As organizations undergo digital transformation to analyze and query large amounts of data at high speeds, they are increasingly leveraging graph databases to illuminate information about connections. The result is that 2018 will be a big year for graph technology, according to Sean Martin, CTO of Cambridge Semantics, and Scott Heath, CRO, Expero.

Posted May 23, 2018

Data Summit 2018 kicked off this week with a keynote by David Weinberger, senior researcher, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, titled "Once We Know Everything … or Suppose AI is Right?"

Posted May 22, 2018

Two perspectives on becoming a data driven enterprise were discussed at Data Summit 2018 in presentations by Anne Buff, business solutions manager, SAS Best Practices, SAS Institute; and Lynda Partner, VP, Marketing & Analytics as a Service, Pythian.

Posted May 22, 2018

Machine learning is changing the way we interact with things and each other. As artificial intelligence gains steam, what we know about the world is changing.John Duprey, senior architect, Thomson Reuters Labs' Center for AI & Cognitive Computing, Thomson Reuters, presented his session, "Reuters News Tracer: The Journalist Bot in Training" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 during Data Summit 2018. Duprey explained how machine learning and AI is transforming how news is being reported.

Posted May 22, 2018

Confluent, a provider of a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, has formed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to make Confluent Cloud available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for mission-critical use cases, including event-driven applications, machine learning for advanced analytics and hybrid cloud data pipelines.

Posted May 22, 2018

While companies are collecting treasure troves of information about their customers, they are increasingly looking for the right tools and technologies to gain a 360° view that is critical to leveraging the data's full value. Zak Pines, VP marketing, Bedrock Data, presented his session, "Overcoming Data Silos to Get a Unified View of Customers" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 during Data Summit 2018.

Posted May 22, 2018

The evolution of computing has changed dramatically since the mainframe was first introduced. Thanks to a proliferation of options for handling Big Data more naturally and efficiently than relational database management systems (RDBMS), we are in a "post-relational era." David Teplow, CEO, Integra Technology Consulting, presented his session, "SQL's Sequel: Hadoop and the Post-Relational Revolution" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 during Data Summit 2018. His session deep dived into the best solutions to utilize during this "era."

Posted May 22, 2018

MariaDB Server 10.3 introduces Oracle compatibility, allowing users to utilize Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle sequences in an open source database. This makes it easier for DBAs and developers to migrate and/or reuse database code.

Posted May 22, 2018

Violin Systems LLC, a provider of extreme-performance enterprise storage, has announced that information technology and services expert VDX has added the Violin Flash Storage Platform to its solutions portfolio. With the Violin Flash Storage Platform, the companies say, enterprises can transition from legacy storage solutions to enterprise-class, all-flash storage to achieve favorable CAPEX and OPEX scenarios.

Posted May 21, 2018

Syncsort has announced new capabilities in MIMIX, a product line in its portfolio of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery software for IBM i. MIMIX addresses key IT challenges for assuring data and application availability. According to Syncsort, the new MIMIX release delivers faster replication to protect organizations' growing volumes of data and transactions, a streamlined GUI dashboard with visibility into key HA metrics for simplified management, and new features that help ensure applications can be switched to a recovery server at a moment's notice. 

Posted May 21, 2018

NGINX will now support its NGINX Application Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, allowing customer to better manage and scale their applications. Red Hat has emerged as a static provider of Linux, Linux containers, and Kubernetes as foundational technologies that provide applications with portability, enhanced security, and cloud-like efficiencies.

Posted May 21, 2018

Neural networks and deep learning are frequently recognized as the key to futuristic innovations like facial recognition, with consumers paying up for the novelty of using their visage to unlock their phones, and police squads partnering with AI startups to catch criminals. But the use cases for neural nets extend well beyond those flashy scenarios, and innovations in hardware are enhancing accessibility, signaling that it's time for more companies to find appropriate business cases for their industry.

Posted May 21, 2018

Data science, the ability to sift through massive amounts of data to discover hidden patterns and predict future trends, requires an understanding of many different elements of data analysis. In a 3-hour pre-conference workshop at Data Summit 2018 in Boston, Joe Caserta, founder and president of Caserta, a data analytics consulting and implementation firm, provided a deep dive into the fundamentals of data exploration, mining, and preparation, and the application of the principles of statistical modeling and data visualization in real-world applications.

Posted May 21, 2018

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology, was explored in a 3-hour Data Summit 2018 presentation led by Paul Tatro, who covered the wide range of blockchain topics including what it is, the differences between public and private blockchains, use cases, and the meaning of terms such as "smart contracts," "blocks," "nonces," "hashes," "oracles," and digital signatures.

Posted May 21, 2018

From recommendation systems to disease diagnosis, machine learning is revolutionizing the process of complex decision making by enabling the analysis of bigger, more complex datasets and the delivery of faster, more accurate results.During the first day of Data Summit, May, 21, 2018, Marina Johnson, assistant professor of analytics, information management/business analytics, Montclair State University and Drexel University, held a pre-conference workshop examining how to develop scalable, real-world machine learning pipelines and applications.

Posted May 21, 2018

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