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Data Integration

Traditional approaches to the process of combining disparate data types into a cohesive, unified, organized view involve manual coding and scripting. The need for Real-Time Business Intelligence and the ability to leverage a wider variety of data sources is driving companies to embrace new ways to achieve Data Integration, including Data Virtualization, Master Data Management, and Integration Automation.



Data Integration Articles

Percona has introduced version 1.5 of its free and open source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL and MongoDB performance. This new release improves support for MySQL on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, which simplifies configuration and usage, provides more efficient data collection and delivers faster resolution of Percona Support tickets.

Posted November 30, 2017

TimeXtender, a recognized global software company enabling self-service BI and analytics, is upgrading its Discovery Hub platform, adding a shared semantic layer that enables users to use the same language across platforms. The update also provides different perspectives—grouping together related data for area-specific purposes, for example, finance, sales, marketing, or cross-business analytics.

Posted November 30, 2017

Confluent, provider of the streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, is releasing Confluent Cloud, allowing users to manage large streaming environments. The fully managed service helps companies deploy their Customer 360, fleet management, fraud detection, and other real-time, large-scale initiatives.

Posted November 29, 2017

Amazon has introduced GuardDuty, a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior to help protect AWS accounts and workloads.

Posted November 29, 2017

Snowflake Computing has announced the public preview of Snowpipe, an automated service to load data into the Snowflake cloud data warehouse, that is built using Amazon SQS and other Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions.

Posted November 29, 2017

Loom Systems, provider of an AI-powered log analysis solution, is launching its newest Streaming 2.0 platform, enabling more precise log analysis in enterprise IT environments. New features of Streaming 2.0 include new data architecture, better options to structure data, improved integration with notification systems, and the ability to do script-less mapping of sources along with creating custom alerts and more.  

Posted November 29, 2017

Databricks, provider of a Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark, has become a partner with Microsoft to expand the reach of its Unified Analytics Platform and address customer demand for Spark on Microsoft Azure.

Posted November 29, 2017

One of the biggest challenges IT professionals responsible for corporate data will face in 2017 comes from a law passed by the European Union due to take effect in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A metadata-driven approach is important for ensuring compliance with this new data privacy law.

Posted November 28, 2017

Cloudera has announced the upcoming beta release of Cloudera Altus Analytic DB, a data warehouse cloud service that aims to bring the warehouse to the data through a cloud-scale architecture to eliminate costly data movement.

Posted November 28, 2017

Protecting online systems has become an increasingly difficult job. By shifting your mindset from "if" to "when" a cyberattack happens, certain activities which may appear burdensome, tedious, and sometimes are even ignored, will become relevant and important.

Posted November 28, 2017

Data integration can seem like a never-ending quest as organizations try to combine and access data from disparate applications and sources. But as we move beyond relational as the only DBMS type that matters and embrace NoSQL and Hadoop data platforms, data integration can become more challenging and require new tools and approaches to achieve success.

Posted November 28, 2017

Infosys is partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a joint end-to-end mainframe modernization solution.

Posted November 27, 2017

SAP is updating the S/4HANA Cloud, making advances in machine learning, user experience, extensibility, and more. As announced in September at SAP TechEd, this latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud also includes the launch of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud software development kit (SDK), which provides a simple end-to-end development experience that enables SAP customers, partners, and independent software vendors (ISVs) to easily develop custom applications, extending the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Posted November 22, 2017

Pure Storage, provider of an all-flash data platform, has announced a new Copy Automation Tool (CAT) for SAP systems that allows customers to automate the entire SAP database copy, clone, and refresh process, including database, pre- and post-copy tasks.

Posted November 22, 2017

Silwood Technology Ltd., a U.K.-based supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced the availability of a GDPR Starter Pack for SAP to give users of the ERP software a kick-start in identifying the precise location of personal data fields in any SAP system.

Posted November 22, 2017

Ongroup's MVON# platform can now horizontally scale implementations of MultiValue. MVON# gives MV# developers the tools to write software in MV, transpile to C# and run it in the .NET Common Language Runtime.

Posted November 22, 2017

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has released an all-new product and two advanced product updates in a major evolution of its SolarWinds Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio. The new capabilities are important, said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds, because application performance and the digital experience of users have a direct and significant impact on business success. With the stakes so high, the ability to monitor across logs, metrics, and tracing is essential, he added.

Posted November 21, 2017

SnapLogic is launching the Fall 2017 release to its signature platform, adding more Snaps and access to Microsoft products. New innovations added to the SnapLogic Integration Assistant will further accelerate user productivity and time-to-integration.

Posted November 21, 2017

MapR Technologies, a pioneer in delivering one platform for all data, across every cloud, has announced the availability of the MapR Converged Data Platform 6.0, with new advancements to help organizations achieve greater value from their data through DataOps teams.  The major system update from MapR includes innovations that automate platform health and security, and a database for next-generation applications.

Posted November 21, 2017

Hackolade has announced that its data modeling software tool has been granted certification for MongoDB Enterprise versions 2.6 through 3.4. This includes MongoDB instances deployed on premise, on the cloud, or with the MongoDB Atlas database service. The certification comes on the heels of Hackolade's recent announcement to support the latest version of MongoDB and MongoDB Atlas. 

Posted November 21, 2017

Hazelcast, provider of an in-memory data grid (IMDG), is releasing a new version of Hazelcast Jet, introducing pipeline API to increase developer productivity. In addition to the pipeline API for general purpose programming of batch and stream processing, Hazelcast Jet 0.5 includes fault tolerance using snapshotting with the integrated Hazelcast IMDG.

Posted November 21, 2017

Citus Data, a provider of a platform for scaling out Postgres databases, is unveiling new features for its Citus Cloud product, making it easier for fast-growing SaaS businesses to scale out without having to re-architect their application. Citus Cloud's suite of new features close the gap with NoSQL and are all about empowering developers from migration tools like Citus Warp, to the zero-downtime shard rebalancer, to offering fork and followers features in a distributed database.

Posted November 17, 2017

Google has announced that the Google Cloud Platform's BigQuery Data Transfer Service is now publicly available. First introduced at Cloud Next, the Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service was created to automate data movement from SaaS applications to BigQuery on a scheduled, managed basis.

Posted November 16, 2017

Arcadia Data, a provider of a native visual analytics software for big data, has launched a new partner program to support resellers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and systems integrators (SIs) who work with Arcadia Data and joint customers to develop solutions.

Posted November 16, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics technologies has acquired Alpine Data, a cloud-based data science and social collaboration platform. TIBCO says the addition will bolster its data science technology and analytics portfolio, complementing solutions such as Statistica, Spotfire, and StreamBase to help companies accelerate insights and action.

Posted November 16, 2017

Attunity is working with Microsoft to offer a new product, Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations, which is designed to facilitate and accelerate migrations from various database systems - including Oracle - to the Microsoft data platform.

Posted November 15, 2017

Oracle recently announced that its Financial Services Transaction Filtering product is now widely available. The solution, which integrates with Oracle Financial Crime and Compliance Management (FCCM), enables compliance with current legal and regulatory requirements with the ability to filter against key watch lists—such as the U.S. treasury, European Union and United Nations—via pre-integrated Oracle architecture.

Posted November 15, 2017

Dataiku is unveiling Dataiku 4.1, providing a new and improved platform suite that will help users to prototype, build, scale, deploy, and manage advanced data science products. Dataiku 4.1 has been designed to accelerate scalable deployment while maintaining its powerful core functionalities such as point-and-click interfaces for data preparation and analysis, customizable tools to facilitate cutting-edge and efficient data science, and straightforward solutions for deploying, monitoring, and governing models in production.

Posted November 14, 2017

Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, has expanded its partnership with Runner Technologies (Runner EDQ), a provider of integrated address verification solutions and Platinum level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). Together,, the two firms are rolling out CLEAN_Address, an Oracle-validated, integrated address verification solution for PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and E-Business Suite platforms.

Posted November 14, 2017

erwin, Inc. has introduced erwin DG, a SaaS solution that expands data governance beyond IT, to enable all organizational stakeholders to discover, understand, govern, and socialize data to mitigate risk, improve organizational performance and accelerate growth. The solution is aimed at helping to mitigate a wide range of risks, from GDPR to cybersecurity, in order to protect customer trust and prevent reputational damage.

Posted November 14, 2017

No longer the stuff of science fiction, the business uses for cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning today include fields as diverse as medicine, marketing, defense, energy, and agriculture. Enabling these applications is the vast amount of data that companies are collecting from machine sensors, instruments, and websites and the ability to support smarter solutions with faster data processing.

Posted November 13, 2017

Waterline Data is releasing the Smart Data Catalog (SDC) 4.03, the latest version of its solution designed to help enterprises with multiple petabytes of data mange it. SDC 4.03 is offers Multi-petabyte scalability, native support for critical cloud, RDBMS, and big data platforms along with featuring the rapid expansion of support for new partner integrations and data sources.   

Posted November 13, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, has acquired all outstanding shares of Restlet SAS, a cloud-based API design and testing platform. Restlet uses the cloud to provide API design, documentation, testing, and hosting capabilities to developers.

Posted November 13, 2017

Salesforce is integrating Einstein Analytics and the Alation Data Catalog to create seamless collaboration and automation. With this integration, Alation's AI-powered data catalog automatically inventories how hundreds to thousands of users in an organization are using analytics today.

Posted November 13, 2017

Franz, an early innovator in AI and supplier of semantic graph database technology for knowledge graphs, has announced Triple Attributes for its semantic graph database, AllegroGraph. The feature provides the power and flexibility to address high-security data environments such as HIPAA access controls, privacy rules for banks, and security models for policing, intelligence and government.

Posted November 09, 2017

To meet increasing demands for cloud archiving, compliance and analytics, Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, has acquired privately held Sonian, a provider of public cloud archiving and business insights.

Posted November 09, 2017

IBM is releasing new offerings to its Watson Data Platform, introducing data cataloging and data refining capabilities designed to make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and prepare enterprise data for AI applications. By improving data visibility and helping to better enforce data security policies, users can now connect and share data across public and private cloud environments.

Posted November 08, 2017

MongoDB has announced the release of MongoDB 3.6. With this release it is now easier and faster to build always-on applications that react in real time to changes in data streamed across distributed systems, said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, MongoDB.  And, he added, with the addition of new and enhanced management and security features, "developers get the freedom and confidence to run MongoDB in the most demanding environments to support mission-critical applications."

Posted November 08, 2017

Big data-as-a-service vendor Qubole has closed a $25 million strategic round of funding led by Singtel Innov8 and Harmony Partners with participation from existing investors Charles River Ventures (CRV), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).

Posted November 08, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is introducing the HPE Superdome Flex enabling enterprises of any size to process and analyze massive amounts of data and turn it into real-time business insights. PE Superdome Flex has a unique modular design that scales seamlessly so enterprises can keep pace with evolving data demands, while unmatched reliability capabilities provide a resilient platform that safeguards critical workloads.

Posted November 06, 2017

Periscope Data unveiled a new platform that meets the unique needs of professional data teams, allowing them to address the complete analytics life cycle. Periscope's Unified Data Platform enables teams to ingest, store, analyze, visualize and report on data.

Posted November 03, 2017

A new Oracle study reveals that enterprises view in-application communications technologies as critical to enhancing customer experiences and gaining a competitive edge and higher growth. While 65% of enterprise IT decision makers polled noted that embedded communications will become the dominant way of communicating with employees, suppliers and customers moving forward, nearly half (46%) noted they lack the expertise to deploy new communications technologies. 

Posted November 01, 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 November 01, 2017

According to our friends at Quest International Users Group, in parallel with its discussions about cloud applications, Oracle delivered many OpenWorld presentations and announcements about cloud platforms and infrastructure.

Posted November 01, 2017

Leadership in IT can be very dynamic.  At one time or another it seems anyone may be impressed into a leadership role. The data people (DBAs, data architects, data modelers), often end up considered as unofficial leaders (largely because they are the smarter ones on the team). A leader, whether official or unofficial, has some responsibilities.

Posted November 01, 2017

At this year's Microsoft Ignite, a variety of executives made a host of announcements that are important and relevant to data professionals. It is worth noting that there were actually four areas of focused innovation discussed at the keynote level: enabling IT and developer productivity, providing a consistent hybrid cloud, unlocking intelligent solutions (read: AI), and ensuring trust through security, privacy, and cost controls.

Posted November 01, 2017

One of the prevailing conversations around database systems lately revolves around ACID support. But not everybody knows what is meant by the term ACID. Oh, perhaps they know that it involves how data integrity is maintained or that it impacts locking. And, at a high level many folks know that relational/SQL systems support ACID whereas that is not always the case for NoSQL database systems.

Posted November 01, 2017

Real-time data delivery represents the next frontier of intelligent enterprises, and there is great potential value in the ability to immediately sense and respond to opportunities and threats. At the same time, enterprises are encumbered by existing or legacy technologies and methodologies that may add latency to their data-delivery efforts. What will a real-time enterprise look like?

Posted November 01, 2017

The staid relational database has been under attack from all quarters—it's too inflexible, it's too siloed, it's too slow for today's real-time requirements. However, relational databases still power many of the most critical data environments across enterprises—both core legacy systems as well as new-age systems of engagement. In today's enterprises, then, the question becomes: How are new technologies—especially the cloud and NoSQL databases—affecting relational database adoption?

Posted November 01, 2017

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