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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

Cisco Jasper has introduced an expanded platform to bring the benefits of its Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform to as broad an audience as possible. Control Center 7.0 offers a multi-tiered IoT platform that provides companies various options to meet specific needs, regardless of their stage of IoT implementation.

Posted July 17, 2017

IBM has announced the first IBM Watson-based services platform, fully built on the IBM Cloud, designed to augment human intelligence to help improve service provider operations. The IBM Services Platform with Watson's cognitive capability can both predict problems and proactively direct automation to improve quality, as well as provide IT staffs with critical information to help them make faster, data-driven decisions.

Posted July 17, 2017

Flexera, a software management vendor, is collaborating with Microsoft to address issues afflicting the software supply chain. The goal is to promote the creation of transparency and visibility into how software is been purchased, deployed, and used.

Posted July 17, 2017

Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Posted July 14, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is unveiling a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that combines open source machine learning with advanced analytics. The platform, named Magellan will acquire, merge, manage and analyze big data and big content. Magellan's cognitive computing platform offers users machine-assisted decision making, automation, and business optimization, in an easy to use and affordable package.

Posted July 12, 2017

Seeking to protect inventors, innovation and American jobs, eight top technology companies have joined together to form the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA), dedicated to supporting balanced patent policy.

Posted July 12, 2017

Symantec Corp., a cybersecurity company, is acquiring U.S.- and Israel-based Skycure, a provider of software for mobile threat defense. Following completion of the acquisition, Skycure's predictive threat detection techniques will be added to Symantec's enterprise and consumer mobility offerings to help organizations ensure that the devices used by an increasingly mobile workforce are risk-free and secure while accessing corporate resources

Posted July 11, 2017

Datavail, a provider of managed services for applications, business intelligence, and databases, is acquiring Accelatis, an enterprise performance management software platform company.

Posted July 11, 2017

Extracting the most value of your data through real-time and ad-hoc analytics isn't always as easy as it sounds. Correlating data to various internal and external sources and creating a bridge between structured and unstructured data stores can be a challenge. But, it doesn't have to be a problem with Oracle.

Posted July 07, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is acquiring nanoscale.io, a provider of microservices technology and tooling. The acquisition extends and enhances TIBCO's leadership in the development of microservices and APIs that connect and integrate with a more expansive on-premises or hybrid cloud environment, and bolster its Connected Intelligence platform.

Posted July 06, 2017

Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, is acquiring enterprise software providers Syncsort and Vision Solutions from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Upon completion of the $1.26 billion transaction, Syncsort and Vision will be combined, creating what Centerbridge calls a "big iron to big data" platform investment controlled by Centerbridge, and operating under the Syncsort name.

Posted July 06, 2017

Oracle has announced that Bank of America has selected Oracle's cloud-based ERP and financial applications for its international general ledger and broker-dealer systems.

Posted July 05, 2017

Oracle DBAs are inundated with constant work and it's becoming more difficult to keep up with it all. Sometimes, in the rush to balance the workload, an Oracle DBA can forget some fundamental steps which actually might help them stay ahead of the game. Some are tasks to perform just once when the database is initially deployed, others are routine tasks that should be scheduled at regular intervals, and still others are tasks outside the database itself.

Posted July 05, 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 July 05, 2017

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, is releasing MicroStrategy 10.8, updating critical capabilities across enterprise analytics, enterprise mobility, embedded analytics, enterprise cloud, and enterprise IoT.

Posted July 05, 2017

The next release of Microsoft SQL Server, announced as SQL Server 2017, is available for download in CTP2 at http://tinyurl.com/SQLvNextLinux and offers many cool new features. One set of features that I really like focus on adaptive query processing. These new features speed processing of workloads, especially those that have historically been the hardest to tune.

Posted July 05, 2017

MongoDB has become a favorite among developers in no small part because of its alignment with modern software development practices. Its flexible schemas are compatible with agile software development and the JSON-based document structure is well-matched with modern JavaScript-centric web architectures. However, databases don't exist solely for the convenience of software developers: Data in a database is a critical business asset.

Posted July 05, 2017

It's been long acknowledged that data is the most precious commodity of the 21st-century business, and that all efforts and resources need to be dedicated to the acquisition and care of this resource. Lately, however, executives have become enamored with the vision of transforming their organizations into "data-driven" enterprises, which move forward into the future on data-supported insights. So, what, exactly, does the ideal "data-driven enterprise" look like?

Posted July 05, 2017

Big data has been in vogue for years, but many businesses are having a lot of difficulty harnessing value and gaining insights from the voluminous amounts of data they collect. However, there is an often-ignored set of data in the enterprise that is truly actionable, data that can be described as "active" data.

Posted July 05, 2017

Cloud technology has been around in some shape or form for more than 50 years. How can we make such a claim? Let's compare today's cloud computing to computer timesharing from the 1960s. Timesharing was a computing environment that supported multiple users simultaneously. This sounds suspiciously similar to the modern idea of "the cloud."

Posted June 29, 2017

Dell EMC has announced a new platform for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is aimed at helping organizations standardize on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem and provides automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.

Posted June 29, 2017

Emerging from stealth mode this week, Aparna Systems announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer—providing an open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution. Going beyond "hyperconvergence," Aparna says it provides "ultra-convergence" with the combination of compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. "Hyper-convergence is compute and storage with a hypervisor on it. In our case it is that plus networking. We provide the networking software and networking infrastructure," said Sam Mathan, CEO and co-founder of Aparna.

Posted June 29, 2017

Datos IO has announced a new version of its cloud-scale data management platform, RecoverX 2.0, to help organizations be more agile, enhance productivity, and drive operational efficiency as they deploy their next-generation customer-centric applications in the cloud and scale their traditional applications across hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Posted June 29, 2017

Many organizations are now embracing the cloud in order to help reduce their operational costs, but the notion of migrating an Oracle 12c multi-tenancy database from on-premise to the Oracle Cloud may seem like a daunting proposition.

Posted June 29, 2017

There's a wide and growing acceptance that containers are replacing operating systems as the deployment target for application components. While application modules were previously designed to be installed upon a specific version of an operating system on a particular hardware platform, they are now increasingly being designed to run within a virtualized representation of an operating system—most frequently within a Docker container.

Posted June 29, 2017

Xcalar, a startup offering business analytic solutions, is releasing version 1.2 of its business analytics platform, enabling the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective access to actionable insights. In addition to the platform update, Xcalar also announced it has secured over $21 million in venture funding to date with its Series A round led by Khosla Ventures. Other investors include industry visionaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Diane Greene, and Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Merus Capital.

Posted June 28, 2017

DataCore is launching its DataCore Cloud Replication software solutions on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace to support customers' disaster recovery efforts. Customers with on-premises deployments of SANsymphony software-defined storage and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN can use the Microsoft Azure cloud as an added replication location to safeguard highly available systems.

Posted June 27, 2017

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is launching a new capability to the Datical DB platform that automatically monitors the status of every database deployment across the enterprise. The Datical Monitoring Console (DMC) provides teams with visibility into the outcomes of all database deployments, detailing the scope of changes applied and pinpointing the causes of failures - a process that can typically take days or weeks to complete.

Posted June 27, 2017

Redgate is upgrading its pioneering database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, to enable it to clone databases up to 64TB in size, allowing companies to provision copies for development, testing, and diagnostics quicker and easier. SQL Clone creates full copies of SQL Server databases and backups in seconds and uses only a tiny fraction of disk space.

Posted June 22, 2017

Snowflake Computing, a provider of cloud data warehouse technology, is extending its concept of the modern data warehouse to what it calls a "data sharehouse."

Posted June 22, 2017

IBM is boosting its data governance and data science initiatives to help developers and analysts tap into the power of cognitive computing to gain greater understanding and control of their data, while improving their ability to comply with data regulations such as the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted June 22, 2017

Quest Software, a systems management and security software provider, has announced general availability of SharePlex v9, the latest release of the company's replication and real-time data integration solution. With version 9, SharePlex enables customers to replicate data from both Oracle and SQL Server to more target databases both on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted June 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2017

Oracle has expanded the Oracle Cloud Platform's integration offerings with the availability of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service.

Posted June 21, 2017

Boxever, which provides an artificial intelligence-based personalization platform for B2C companies, has announced its partnership with the Oracle Marketing AppCloud, and the availability of Boxover's Customer Intelligence Cloud on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Boxover, which is also a Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, offers AI and data analytics capabilities to help marketers improve personalization.

Posted June 21, 2017

SAP and Accenture are expanding their collaboration to co-innovate, co-develop, and jointly go to market with digital solutions based on the new SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. The long-standing strategic partners will focus on embedding digital technologies including additional machine learning, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the core of clients' businesses to deliver even greater value from their SAP investments.

Posted June 21, 2017

Informatica has announced Informatica Data Governance & Compliance for GDPR, a governance solution designed to help customers achieve compliance with the European Union's GDPR which becomes effective in May, 2018.

Posted June 20, 2017

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, has introduced GridGain 8.1. The new release provides a new memory-centric architecture that leverages advancements in memory and storage technologies.

Posted June 20, 2017

Scribe Software, a global data integration leader, has opened a new data center in Europe, designed to meet significant new demand for integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Located in Frankfurt, Germany, Scribe's European data center is aimed at helping global organizations maintain compliance with all applicable regulations for storing data, including the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR

Posted June 20, 2017

Syncsort, a provider of data integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new capabilities in its mainframe data access and integration solution that populates Hadoop data lakes with changes in mainframe data.

Posted June 20, 2017

IBM has a new service, delivered via the IBM Cloud, that is designed to assist users in gaining access to preferred business applications. IBM Cloud Identity Connect is an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), which helps provide users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps while enabling single sign-on to their applications, whether from the cloud or on-premises.

Posted June 19, 2017

BMC, a provider of IT service solutions, has rolled out Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service, standalone development environment which builds on the Control-M Automation API that was introduced in 2016.

Posted June 19, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, has unveiled a new version of the Talend Data Fabric platform, optimized to manage cloud and multi-cloud enterprise IT environments. Talend Summer '17 is intended to help manage information across Amazon Web Services, Cloudera Altus, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Snowflake platforms, enabling customers to integrate, cleanse and analyze data.

Posted June 19, 2017

Collibra, a provider of data governance software for business users, has unveiled a new release of its flagship platform which includes functionality to support the enterprise shift to self-service analytics.

Posted June 19, 2017

erwin has launched erwin DM NoSQL, an extension of the company's erwin Data Modeler solution. Representing an expansion of the company's "any-squared" (Any2)—any data, anywhere—approach, the new solution is targeted at enabling enterprises to model and manage unstructured cloud data with the same effectiveness as traditional data sources.

Posted June 19, 2017

Gone are the days of 2-year software development projects. Now organizations are striving for code updates that drop monthly, weekly, even daily. A developer will say, "I need a workable copy of Oracle today." And IT responds, "OK, we'll have that in about 2 weeks." What's a developer to do? Sometimes this leads to the use of synthetic datasets (one might also refer to this simply as "fake data"). These never work as well as real data, and the result is more bugs and slower software development. Other times the Dev/Test side of the house will expense spinning up a bunch of systems in the cloud, so-called "shadow IT."

Posted June 16, 2017

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