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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

IBM and Hortonworks are expanding their partnership focused on extending data science and machine learning to more developers and across the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. The companies are combining the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Big SQL into new integrated solutions designed to help users better analyze and manage data for better decision making.

Posted June 13, 2017

Melissa, a provider of global data quality and identity verification solutions, has achieved certification in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which establishes principles to ensure privacy of customer data shared in the process of transatlantic commerce. According to Melissa, this certification supports Melissa's ongoing commitment to the security, privacy, and availability of customer data for a worldwide clientele.

Posted June 13, 2017

Attunity Ltd., a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is launching a new solution, Attunity Compose for Hive, which automates the process of creation and continuous loading of operational and historical data stores in a data lake.

Posted June 13, 2017

Addressing the rise of hybrid deployments, Hortonworks has introduced a new software support subscription to provide seamless support to organizations as they transition from on-premise to cloud. Separately, Hortonworks also announced the general availability of Hortonworks Dataflow (HDF) 3.0, a new release of its open source data-in-motion platform, which enables customers to collect, curate, analyze and act on all data in real-time, across the data center and cloud.

Posted June 12, 2017

MicroStrategy Incorporated, a provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, is releasing the MicroStrategy platform on AWS, enabling users with instant access to on-demand business intelligence solutions. MicroStrategy on AWS represents an optimized version of the MicroStrategy 10 platform built specifically for deployment on AWS.

Posted June 09, 2017

Hadoop adoption is growing and so is the commitment to data lake strategies. Data security, governance, integration, and access have all been identified as critical success factors for data lake deployments.

Posted June 09, 2017

Data modelers are responsible for creating and maintaining the conceptual, logical, and physical data models for an organization. These data models are used to define the data requirements that support the business goals, but business stakeholders often have difficulty understanding how these technical documents correlate to their business processes.

Posted June 08, 2017

Redgate Software has announced that the latest version of SQL Backup Pro now includes automatic integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), making it easier for users to store their SQL Server backups in the cloud. With the new capabilities in SQL Backup Pro, Redgate says it is retiring its own Hosted Storage service for SQL Backup Pro, originally launched in 2013, and is supporting customers migrating to Amazon S3.

Posted June 08, 2017

A new era of computing is unfolding with big data, cloud, and cognitive all converging at once. This confluence will transform how we do business and it's impacting all industries.

Posted June 07, 2017

Building on its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle has announced a series of developments that enhance the portfolio's machine learning, artificial intelligence and contextual awareness technologies. The latest round of enhancements include Adaptive Access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service intended for dynamic application access controls, advanced risk monitoring by leveraging machine learning engines, and the expansion of Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help support Oracle SaaS solutions with automated threat detection.

Posted June 07, 2017

When a failure occurs, the DBA must ascertain whether recovery is required. It is possible, though not very likely for active databases, that a failure does not impact the integrity of your data. Assuming that recovery is required, the DBA will need to determine what resources (backup copies and log files) are available and how best to perform the needed database recovery.

Posted June 07, 2017

Against the backdrop of WannaCry ransomware attacks targeting mission-critical computer systems globally, Data Summit 2017 introduced the Data Security Forum, a track dedicated to cybersecurity. Every day, thousands of entities have their computer networks breached, their systems hacked and their data stolen, degraded or destroyed, noted Robert Pearl, president, Pearl Knowledge Solutions, who offered a presentation on emerging cyber threats as part of the program.

Posted June 07, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management software, has introduced the second enhancement pack for OpenText Release 16, the company's digital information platform that helps customers to digitize business processes and manage information flows across the digital enterprise. Supporting the flow of information inside and outside of the enterprise, the extended ECM platform offers stronger integrations within the OpenText Platform as well as with leading applications such as Archiving for Oracle EBS, and SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C), SuccessFactors, and Hybris Marketing.

Posted June 07, 2017

The demand for speed and agility are among the key drivers of the growing DevOps movement, which seeks to better align software development and IT operations. Yet, challenges still exist.

Posted June 07, 2017

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of software for integration, API management, and analytics, has announced the new TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration.

Posted June 06, 2017

Databricks has introduced a new offering to simplify the management of Apache Spark workloads in the cloud. "Databricks Serverless" is a managed computing platform for Apache Spark that allows teams to share a pool of computing resources and automatically isolates users and manages costs. The new offering aims to remove the complexity and cost of users managing their own Spark clusters.

Posted June 06, 2017

Syncsort, a provider of data integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new solutions that bring together its industry-leading big data integration and recently acquired Trillium data quality software to address data governance and customer 360 initiatives within data lakes.

Posted June 06, 2017

PremiumSoft has announced the release of Navicat Version 12 with a brand new interface for its Navicat family of products. Navicat develops the database management and development software. Its flagship product, Navicat Premium, allows users to access up to six databases all-in-one, including MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, eliminating workflow disruption to leverage users' time and increasing productivity and efficiency.

Posted June 06, 2017

Kinetica, a provider of GPU-accelerated database technology, is introducing native integration with Tableau.

Posted June 06, 2017

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a converged data platform that integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, has announced MapR-XD, a cloud-scale data store to manage files and containers. As part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-XD supports any data type from the edge to the data center and multiple cloud environments with automatic policy-driven tiering from hot, warm or cold data to enable customers to create global data fabrics which are ready for analytical and operational applications.

Posted June 06, 2017

Unravel Data, which provides an APM platform designed for big data, has added integrated support for Cloudera Impala and Apache Kafka into its platform.

Posted June 06, 2017

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced five key enhancements to help customers accelerate data-driven decision making.

Posted June 06, 2017

Alteryx, Inc., a provider of self-service data analytics solutions, is launching Alteryx Connect, a data exploration platform that empowers users to discover and collaborate on data assets, visualizations, reports, and workflows. With Alteryx Connect, organizations can capture data that has spread across an organization and present this knowledge back to business users so they can begin the analytics process using the best sources of information.

Posted June 06, 2017

IBM Security announced an initiative to help address the projected 1.8 million-person cybersecurity worker shortage through programs and partnerships that promote a "new-collar" cybersecurity workforce strategy. As part of this initiative, IBM is sponsoring alternative education models at the high school level, while defining new workforce approaches to reach a broader pipeline of employees based on skills, experience and aptitudes as opposed to traditional hiring models which focus on degrees alone. In fact, nearly 20% of IBM Security professionals hired in the U.S. since 2015 fall into this category of "new-collar" employees.

Posted June 05, 2017

Qubole, a data platform provider, is building an autonomous data platform designed to automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective. The next-generation data platform includes three new products: Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents.

Posted June 05, 2017

Software Diversified Services (SDS), a provider of mainframe software, has acquired the SMA_RT software product from Type80 Security Software, Inc. SMA_RT is a real-time mainframe intrusion detection, SIEM agent, and log-event processing product for z/OS. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Posted June 05, 2017

Seagate Government Solutions, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Seagate, a provider of storage solutions, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a government IT solutions provider, have formed a partnership to distribute Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) to government agencies. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as a public sector distributor for Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification.

Posted June 05, 2017

IBM Security and Cisco announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work together across products, services and threat intelligence for the benefit of customers.

Posted June 05, 2017

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is launching the Spring '17 Wrangler Enterprise release, focusing on accelerating the expansion of data wrangling projects in enterprise environments. With the Spring '17 release, Trifacta now provides enhanced features that meet the growing needs for deploying data wrangling solutions at enterprise-wide scale.

Posted June 01, 2017

Dataguise is preparing users for new data privacy requirements by offering a full range of data-centric auditing and protection capabilities. GDPR, which was passed to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU, requires organizations to take technical and organizational measures in the orchestration of industry-standard information security frameworks.

Posted June 01, 2017

NTT DATA, a global IT-services provider headquartered in Tokyo, has made a strategic capital investment in enterprise NoSQL database provider, MarkLogic Corp. The companies say they will also be expanding their existing strategic business alliance to develop new go-to-market strategies with emphasis on joint customer development in Europe, North America, South America and Japan.

Posted June 01, 2017

New England Water Heater is a plumbing services company specializing in water heater repair and installation based in North Waltham, MA. The company provides a centralized service through a network of geographically dispersed plumbing companies in the surrounding region, including its own company, Home Services of New England (HSNE) Plumbing. As a longtime Revelation Software customer, NEWH uses a system on Revelation's OpenInsight 9.4 for business processes such as document management, phone calls, and customer support.

Posted June 01, 2017

In the last few years, a frequent topic of conversation within some of the largest corporations in the world has been the move to the cloud—how to prepare for it, how to address it, and how to benefit from it. Yet over the past several months, some are also talking about a more ambitious goal: to be cloud-only by 2025.

Posted June 01, 2017

There are two types of businesses in the world today: those that run on data and those that will run on data. Data security now sits at the top of nearly every organization's priority list. But with such a high volume of data coming into most businesses every day, how can information security professionals quickly identify which data is the highest priority for protection? After all, security costs time and money, and not all types of data are as sensitive or vulnerable as others.

Posted June 01, 2017

Often, when working with technical people, they get excited over the latest and greatest piece of software or hardware. They try and get their management excited, but it seems as if their management just doesn't "get" how good it is.

Posted June 01, 2017

Although Java and JavaScript are the most popular all around programming languages today, the C programming language remains the language of choice for high performance computing after almost 45 years of mainstream use. However, where runtime performance considerations are paramount, Go and Rust are emerging as valid successors to C.

Posted June 01, 2017

Resources used to be expensive. Resources used to be scarce. Resources used to take a long time to provision. As such, it made sense to put resource consumption at the top of the list when talking about database performance. Those days are gone. With more than 80% of databases running in virtual environments, where hardware is more commoditized every day, access to physical resources—CPU, memory, network, and disk—whenever needed is much easier. In fact, Moore's Law predicts that technology advancements will double every 2 years. Well, most physical resources are certainly on pace with that, or better.

Posted June 01, 2017

With data increasingly recognized as a highly valuable enterprise asset, data protection is understandably becoming a higher priority. To explore the issues surrounding data protection, including the role of people, processes, and technology in creating a proactive security stance, Database Trends and Applications is introducing the Cybersecurity Sourcebook.

Posted June 01, 2017

After recently attending the Zumapalooza conference, Kore's Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business development, says the company is seeing more interest in real-time integrations with MultiValue products. "Moving data to the cloud and hosting was a central theme, along with data security," Lambert said. "Extending and modernizing MultiValue applications, and finding other technology partners was important to visitors."

Posted June 01, 2017

Ongroup's MVON# Netbuilder now runs SB+ (System Builder) applications in .NET, also allowing users to launch applications within a browser user interface. While this browser user interface is written for those with existing SB+ or Netbuilder applications, organizations that have written their own application development tools in MV BASIC can use MVON# to turn their tools into .NET with SQL Server development tools.

Posted June 01, 2017

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is updating its flagship monitoring tool with enhanced features that will allow the platform to monitor both Thales payShield and Thales nShield HSMs through a single pane of glass. Additional capabilities to CipherTrust Monitor 2.0 include enhanced monitoring and displays as well as a new auditor role improving separation of duties.

Posted May 31, 2017

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully-managed service of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data platform, making it easier and faster for enterprises to deliver cloud applications at scale. DataStax Managed Cloud eliminates the time spent on data management operations and allows customers to focus on their core business. DataStax Managed Cloud also provides customers with deployment flexibility in achieving real-time data management at scale in the cloud.

Posted May 31, 2017

Cloudera has launched Altus, a new PaaS offering aimed at making it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud. The initial Altus service helps data engineers use on-demand infrastructure to speed the creation and operation of elastic data pipelines that power sophisticated, data-driven applications.

Posted May 31, 2017

Pythian, a technology services provider, is launching a customized analytics solution that integrates multiple data types from both internal and external sources. The new solution, "Kick Analytics As A Service" (Kick AaaS), gathers multi-source, multi-format data together in the cloud, and adds advanced analytics, machine learning and visualizations to ensure business users and business systems get the insights they need when they need them

Posted May 31, 2017

Software AG has announced its GDPR Framework to help organizations address the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The European Union (EU) GDPR regulation mandates that all companies and institutions are legally bound to rules aimed at protecting personal data and for upholding the data privacy rights of individuals residing in the EU.

Posted May 30, 2017

Cohesity, provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is joining the Hwelett Packard Enterprise family along with releasing a pre-configured, certified scale-out storage solution that spans both on-premises and public cloud infrastructures.With this solution, more customers will realize the efficiency and value of secondary storage consolidation.

Posted May 26, 2017

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company , is building an autonomous data platform that will include Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents. The solution can intelligently automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective.

Posted May 26, 2017

It's imperative businesses plan strategically ahead for the future. Combine that with the myriad of choices a database professional or arcitecht has when it comes to future proofing their business. Mike King, enterprise technologist of big data at Dell EMC, covered a variety of databases, unique advantages and disadvantages of each, usage, tidbits, strategy, and more during his presentation titled "Crafting Your Database Strategy for the Future" at Data Summit 2017.

Posted May 26, 2017

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