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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

Databricks is partnering with RStudio, providers of a free and open-source integrated development environment for R, to increase the productivity of data science teams and allow both companies to integrate Databricks' Unified Analytics Platform with the RStudio Server. The RStudio and Databricks integration removes the barriers that stop most R-based machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) projects.

Posted June 29, 2018

Microsoft is releasing Azure IoT Edge and introducing robust capabilities to enable enterprise customers to bring their edge solutions to production. The new updates are open and flexible to provide users with greater choice.

Posted June 29, 2018

Big data has changed in the way it is collected, stored, processed, and analyzed—spanning Hadoop MapReduce, cloud—and increasingly multi-cloud—Spark, streaming analytics, the use of AI, the growing importance of edge, and the expanding use of containerization, said Anoop Dawar, senior vice president product management and marketing, MapR. MapR's goal, he said, is to provide a platform that survives and thrives amidst the transitions in technology and deployment going on now and in the future.

Posted June 28, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is improving the data governance capabilities in its data integration platform to support organizations moving data to clouds and data lakes. Attunity's enhanced metadata and data lineage capabilities are designed to help users understand what the source of the data is, and highlight any modifications or transformations within the Attunity platform that have been applied.

Posted June 28, 2018

Hitachi Vantara has announced the expansion of the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud family of managed private and hybrid cloud "as-a-service" offerings, including new options for deploying cloud-native application environments. In addition, Hitach is introducing storage-as-a-service offerings that are pre-engineered for on-premises. These new as-a-service offerings are aimed at data center modernization and ensuring that customers realize the greatest value with Hitachi technology through outcome-based services.

Posted June 28, 2018

BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is releasing updates for its BlueData EPIC platform, building upon innovations for large-scale distributed analytics and machine learning (ML) workloads on Docker containers. This summer release is the result of collaboration with BlueData's enterprise customers to develop new functionality in each of these areas to support their Big Data and AI initiatives - as they extend well beyond Hadoop and Spark to a range of different ML / DL and data science workloads, and beyond on-premises infrastructure to public cloud and hybrid architectures.

Posted June 28, 2018

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics, and integration company, is releasing Actian Vector 5.1 and Actian Vector on Microsoft Azure to bring better security measures to analytics in the cloud. This edition of the analytic database boosts performance and adds new security features, providing customers with fine-grained control and customized protection capabilities to strengthen compliance with core General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Posted June 28, 2018

If you've used Azure in the past, you probably know that there are two main ways to deploy SQL Server on Microsoft's cloud—Azure SQL Database, the PaaS offering; and Azure VMs running SQL Server. Microsoft is now offering a third deployment option in preview which provides full SQL Server engine capability, including SQL Agent, along with native VNet support.

Posted June 28, 2018

Data Summit 2018 was recently held in Boston. Big data technologies, AI, analytics, cloud, and software licensing best practices in a hybrid world were among the key areas considered during three days of thought-provoking presentations, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.

Posted June 27, 2018

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is releasing two new platforms for SAP that will simplify the digital transformation process. The two solutions are OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions, Cloud Edition; and OpenText Archive Center for SAP Solutions, Cloud Edition.

Posted June 27, 2018

SAP is updating its cloud platform, boosting the solution with the ability to extend and customize applications with multicloud and mobilization choices. The enhancements include SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, which will enable enterprises to build and extend business solutions with blockchain technologies.

Posted June 27, 2018

SAP is releasing a new suite of applications to help businesses serve and retain customers, modernizing the focus of CRM solutions. The combination of assets features new machine learning capabilities from SAP Leonardo, a set of intelligent technologies the company introduced last year, as well as the new SAP HANA Data Management Suite, which enables companies to gain visibility and control of their highly distributed data.

Posted June 27, 2018

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, is launching the latest version of Knoa UEM for Enterprise Applications, extending the monitor platform for new application environments and integrations to new BI tools. This enhanced release builds on previous versions, accelerating the solution's value for SAP S/4HANA implementations through increased extensibility of the Knoa UEM monitoring and analytical platform. These features also position the solution as a key analytical tool for initiatives involving SAP Leonardo.

Posted June 27, 2018

Oracle has extended its Warehouse Management (WMS) Cloud capabilities. The latest enhancements offer better inventory visibility through yard management and integration with Oracle Inventory Management Cloud, as well as improved extensibility with the addition of new REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Posted June 27, 2018

At MongoDB World '18 today in New York, MongoDB is announcing new capabilities that build on the core foundations of MongoDB. In total, the new features enhance speed, flexibility, and ease of use, giving organizations the ability to use MongoDB everywhere, and allowing developers to spend their time where it makes sense for the business, said Eric Holzhauer, senior director of product marketing at MongoDB, who spoke to DBTA before the conference.

Posted June 27, 2018

Developed by Oracle University, Oracle's new LaunchPad online learning platform provides "learning paths" and task-focused modules with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. Oracle is also offering SaaS customers free live "Quick Start" learning events and a "Starter Pack" for guided in-app overlays to further accelerate onboarding and end user adoption.

Posted June 26, 2018

At Data Summit 2018, Jeff Fried, director of product management at InterSystems, considered the value of polyglot persistence versus a multi-model database approach. 

Posted June 25, 2018

Oracle has announced availability of the Internet Intelligence Map which provides users with a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions. Oracle's Internet Intelligence team frequently publishes data and analysis that informs public understanding of the technical underpinnings of the internet and its effects on topics like geopolitics and e-commerce. With the new availability of the Internet Intelligence Map, Oracle says it is now making core analytic capabilities available to everyone.

Posted June 20, 2018

Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that enable autonomous capabilities in the Platform Cloud services, Oracle says it is helping organizations to more easily develop new user experiences with chatbot and voice capabilities, to enable business users to perform intelligent data integration tasks, and to expose business logic and data via robust API design/management. 

Posted June 20, 2018

Hitachi Vantara has announced hardware and software enhancements across the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale systems, including NVMe SSD caching and GPU processor-based server options. New certified applications ecosystem solutions optimized for mission-critical environments include Oracle databases, SAP HANA, VMware, and big data analytics frameworks.

Posted June 20, 2018

The unprecedented volumes of data now pouring forth from virtualization technologies and cloud-based infrastructure have taxed traditional storage architectures beyond their limits. Organizations want to store their data in an efficient and affordable way that is also flexible. Software-defined storage (SDS) meets these criteria and, therefore, is enjoying a surge in adoption.

Posted June 20, 2018

Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, is partnering with Scanovate, a digital identity management platform, to provide mobile identity management. Scanovate empowers businesses to interact with mobile device users, offering frictionless onboarding while meeting compliance concerns as the first step in managing risk.

Posted June 20, 2018

Immuta revealed it has raised $20 million in Series B funding, which will be used to accelerate global customer growth and extend product leadership. The funding round was led by DFJ Growth, with participation from new investors, Dell Technologies Capital and Citi Ventures, and existing investors, Drive Capital and Greycroft.

Posted June 20, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is planning to invest $4 billion in Intelligent Edge technologies and services over the next four years. Specifically, HPE will invest in research and development to advance and innovate new products, services and consumption models across a number of technology domains such as security, AI and machine learning, automation, and edge computing.

Posted June 20, 2018

Quest Software has announced enhancements to the KACE product line that simplify organizations' endpoint management and help create a more secure computing environment.

Posted June 20, 2018

NGINX, which offers a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, has raised $43 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Stating that application modernization is imperative to achieving successful digital outcomes and drives increased enterprise adoption of microservices architecture to complement legacy applications and support evolving application demands, NGINX says it seeks to capitalize on the opportunity and help enterprises in their modernization journey - a market projected to reach $32.01 billion by 2023 and growing at more than 16% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

Posted June 20, 2018

Crate.io, developer of CrateDB, a provider of an open source SQL database, is receiving $11 million in series A funding, along with boosting the commercially-available Crate Machine Data Platform and version 3.0 of the open source CrateDB.Based on its years of experience working with machine data innovators, Crate.io is introducing the Crate Machine Data Platform. The Crate Machine Data Platform helps companies put machine data to work even faster, by simplifying the time-consuming job of building and operating the data management "plumbing" that forms the foundation for IoT systems.

Posted June 19, 2018

InfluxData, provider of an open source platform built specifically for metrics, events, and other time series data, has released new capabilities targeted at speeding the visualization and analysis of structured application and system events captured via log files. Now, by correlating business, server, and application metrics with structured logs, InfluxData provides faster and more precise problem investigation and root-cause analysis capabilities.

Posted June 19, 2018

A modern data architecture for business intelligence and analytics has to support structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources, as well as hybrid integration and also meet the analytical needs of a wide range of users spanning casual information consumers, power users, and data scientists.  At Data Summit 2018, Richard Sherman, managing partner of the consultancy Athena IT Solutions, presented a talk on "Designing a Data Architecture for Modern Business Intelligence & Analytics." Sherman cautioned against falling into the "one-tool-fits-all" trap.

Posted June 19, 2018

Red Hat has begun shipping Red Hat Fuse 7, the next major release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution, and introduced a new fully hosted low-code integration  platform as a service (iPaaS) offering, Fuse Online.

Posted June 18, 2018

Software AG has acquired a visual data analytics product line for the manufacturing and process industry that is intended to complement Software AG's Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. TrendMiner enables enterprises to recognize patterns and trends in their process data, identify production irregularities, and adapt necessary process adjustments early—without the need for support from IT specialists or data scientists. 

Posted June 18, 2018

Instana, a provider of APM solutions for monitoring dynamic containerized microservice applications, has announced functional enhancements around code-level visibility and monitoring to help make it faster and easier for DevOps to monitor microservice applications. The enhancements include automatic instrumentation for applications written in PHP, adding to Instana's leading no-configuration, no-restart instrumentation support for Java, .NET, Ruby, Scala, Go, NodeJS and Crystal.

Posted June 18, 2018

At DataWorks Summit, its conference in San Jose this week, Hortonworks is unveiling a major new release of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as well as expanded partnerships with Microsoft, Google, and IBM. A priority for Hortonworks with HDP 3.0 is to make hybrid cloud deployments easier for customers, said Scott Clinton, vice president of product marketing at Hortonworks, who spoke to DBTA before the company's announcement.

Posted June 18, 2018

Innovative vendors are helping to point the way forward with technologies and services to take advantage of the wealth of data that is pouring into companies. This sixth DBTA 100 list spans a wide variety of companies that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services. Some are long-standing companies with well-established offerings that have evolved over time, while others are much newer to the data scene.

Posted June 14, 2018

AtScale has announced AtScale Cloud, a "one-click" solution for running complex big data workloads in the cloud. "In our work with some of the largest global brands, we saw firsthand the need to accelerate and simplify cloud migration across complex multi-faceted environments. It was important to us to enable our customers to make the most of their data, be it on premises, in the cloud, or both," said Dave Mariani, CEO and co-founder of AtScale.

Posted June 14, 2018

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced the beta release of GridGain Cloud.

Posted June 14, 2018

Tableau Software has acquired Empirical Systems, an AI startup that originated at the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Empirical Systems has a team of engineers and data science professionals who created an analysis platform that helps customers to automatically analyze and understand their structured data. Empirical was co-founded by CEO Richard Tibbetts, who previously co-founded StreamBase (acquired by TIBCO); engineering lead Madeleine Thompson, formerly of Google; and scientific advisor Vikash Mansinghka, who leads the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project.

Posted June 13, 2018

TigerGraph, provider of a graph analytics platform for the enterprise, has announced the free Developer Edition of its graph analytics platform for lifetime non-commercial use.

Posted June 12, 2018

Collibra, a provider of enterprise data governance and catalog software, has introduced Collibra 5.4 which adds new crowdsourced social functionality. The new capabilities leverage the knowledge and insights of business users across an organization to allow them to rate and review data assets and extend data governance engagement and collaboration.

Posted June 12, 2018

Dataguise and Snowflake have announced that Dataguise's DgSecure software has been integrated into Snowflake's cloud-based data warehousing platform to provide an end-to-end solution for compliance-ready data analytics to joint enterprise customers impacted by high levels of governmental oversight.

Posted June 12, 2018

At Data Summit 2018 in Boston just 2 days before GDPR went into effect, Kristina Podnar, digital policy consultant, NativeTrust Consulting, LLC, presented a talk on what you need to know to become compliant with the new regulation—and maintain compliance. In her presentation, Podnar cut through the legal and regulatory noise, taking the 99 articles of GDPR and distilling them into 10 key areas so attendees could identify the things that they really need to deal with—and those that do not apply.

Posted June 12, 2018

Blockchain has been one of the most loudly trumpeted new technologies on the enterprise database scene in recent history, writes Big Data Quarterly columnist Jim Scott. However, he notes, the concept of a blockchain is not really a new notion: "It is more of a repackaging of existing constructs to deliver a new set of benefits to any organization leveraging it for their use cases. It provides the benefit of irrevocable proof, and it reduces friction with information exchange."

Posted June 08, 2018

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