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Revelation Software recently held its user conference in Nashville, Tenn. "At the conference, we really emphasize training," Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation, tells DBTA. At this year's event, particular emphasis was placed on O4W training, he notes. In addition, plans are already underway for the next conference which will take place after the 10.0 release of the company's flagship product, OpenInsight.

Posted April 24, 2013

Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) has selected Informer Dashboards from Entrinsik to help it quickly and easily create and share data visualizations. Informer Dashboards answers a pressing need for OCHA. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has various reporting guidelines for housing authorities that require a significant amount of data to ensure compliance. HUD is beginning to require dashboards as a way of presenting this data and OCHA had no easy way of quickly and easily developing the necessary visualizations.

Posted April 24, 2013

Dell Software today announced the latest version of Toad Business Intelligence Suite, an integrated solution to enable organizations to more easily access and extract meaningful information from traditional and non-traditional data sources. The latest release of Toad Business Intelligence Suite, which will be available this quarter, is planned to further facilitate self-service business intelligence across complex data environments.

Posted April 23, 2013

Teradata, a provider of analytic data solutions, is offering business analysts self-service access to Apache Hadoop to enable quicker and smarter business decisions. According to the company, Teradata Enterprise Access for Hadoop, part of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture, allows business analysts to reach through Teradata directly into Hadoop to find new business value from the analysis of big data.

Posted April 23, 2013

Adaptive Planning, provider of cloud-based business analytics solutions, has introduced Adaptive Consolidation, a cloud-based solution for comprehensive close-and-disclose financial consolidations and analysis. The solution provides a complete, integrated cloud-based suite of products spanning corporate performance management and business intelligence.

Posted April 23, 2013

Prognoz, a provider of business analytics solutions, has unveiled Prognoz Platform version 7. This solution is intended to help managers, business analyst and other experts manage their big data and derive the information needed to predict future opportunities and improve decision-making.

Posted April 23, 2013

A recent webcast presented by DBTA and Tableau Software on the Top Trends in Business Intelligence in 2013 is now available on-demand. Unisphere Research analyst Joe McKendrick made the case that by now it is well accepted that the ability to leverage data and analytics can be a critical game-changer for organizations, perhaps more so than even pricing or product innovation. However, too often the power of analytics is still not accessible across a broad enough range of enterprise users to make that strong impact. In light of the high volume of data that exists today, visualizations can be highly effective in presenting data, noted Tableau executive Suzanne L. Hoffman.

Posted April 22, 2013

Continuent, Inc., a provider of clustering and replication solutions , has announced the availability of completely open-sourced Tungsten Replicator 2.1. This release includes previously closed-source capabilities to extract data in real time from Oracle EE and SE servers, including RAC.

Posted April 22, 2013

The conference agenda as well as the list of speakers is now available for DBTA's Big Data Boot Camp, a deep dive designed to bring together thought leaders and practitioners who will provide insight on how to collect, manage, and act on big data. The conference will be held May 21-22 at the Hilton New York. SAP is the diamond sponsor, and Objectivity and MarkLogic are platinum sponsors of the two-day event.

Posted April 16, 2013

Extending its commitment to the OpenStack community, HP's new and enhanced Converged Cloud solutions enable enterprises to increase agility, drive innovation and reduce costs. By integrating OpenStack technology, HP seeks to deliver enterprise-grade solutions across its private, public and hybrid cloud portfolio.

Posted April 16, 2013

Actian Corp. has completed the acquisition of Pervasive. The agreement for Actian to acquire Pervasive was announced earlier this year. Pervasive provides software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on premises, throughout the data lifecycle.

Posted April 16, 2013

Lavastorm Analytics is building a partner ecosystem with its analytics platform at the center to help business analysts optimize their organizations' big data. Cyfeon Solutions and QlikView are two of the most recent integrations with Lavastorm.

Posted April 16, 2013

Veeam Software, a provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions, has introduced Virtual Lab for Windows Server Hyper-V, one of the new features to be included in the upcoming release of Veeam Backup & Replication v7. Virtual Lab helps ensure the protection, performance and availability of Hyper-V environments. Virtual Lab works in conjunction with vPower, Veeam's technology for running a virtual machine directly from a compressed, deduplicated backup file on regular backup storage.

Posted April 15, 2013

IBM announced it has enhanced the Tivoli System Automation family with a product focused on helping smaller zEnterprise customers. The IBM Automation Control for z/OS (IACz) product is targeted at single System z customers looking to move from manual scripting to policy-based automation.

Posted April 15, 2013

Vision Solutions, Inc., a provider of protection and recovery solutions, has announced the release of an automated tool that enables real-time data sharing between disparate databases. Double-Take Share version 5.1 provides enhanced support for Microsoft SQL Server, including support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, increased performance when running in IBM i and Teradata environments, and support for additional versions of z/OS.

Posted April 15, 2013

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization, released a solution designed to accelerate IBM mainframe application delivery. Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise is intended to help customers modernizing applications for deployment on the mainframe or any of the IBM zEnterprise environments. The product uses either the Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse-based Integrated Developer Environment with mainframe integration, and also includes tools to support development and unit testing on Linux for System z, AIX and x86 environments.

Posted April 15, 2013

Arney Computer Systems says it has begun shipping a new software diagnostic product that employs IBM System z hardware facilities and z/OS operating system services to dynamically monitor the execution of applications being debugged.

Posted April 15, 2013

Avaya, a provider of business communications solutions, announced a bundled toolset designed to help deploy real-time virtualized communication and collaboration applications for public and private clouds. The Avaya Collaboration Pod for Avaya Aura Virtualized Environments is intended to provide enterprises and cloud service providers with a full stack, plug-and-play communications and collaboration solution that can be rapidly deployed.

Posted April 15, 2013

IBM is investing $1 billion in research and development to design, create and integrate new Flash solutions into its expanding portfolio of servers, storage systems and middleware. Flash, a highly efficient re-writable memory, can speed the response times of information gathering in servers and storage systems from milliseconds to microseconds, the company says. Because it contains no moving parts, the technology is also more reliable, durable and more energy efficient than spinning hard drives.

Posted April 15, 2013

Cisco has announced a range of new joint technologies and integrated solutions targeting data centers that use Microsoft's Cloud OS technologies. The solutions are based on the combination of the CiscoUnifiedDataCenter architecture with Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architecture solutions.

Posted April 15, 2013

Fujitsu and Oracle jointly announced they are shipping a series of Fujitsu M10 servers, based on the 16-core SPARC64 X processor. The M10 servers are designed to deliver mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability, adopted from Fujitsu's decades of mainframe development experience.

Posted April 15, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation, the provider of an enterprise NoSQL database platform, announced that it has closed a $25 million round of growth capital led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, with participation from Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom also made a personal investment in this financing round. With capital to fuel sales and marketing, MarkLogic seeks to go after the broader market of enterprise class customers while also targeting several key areas for feature expansion, Bloom told DBTA.

Posted April 11, 2013

Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack and Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion. The new Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack is intended to help customers jump start their first big data projects and the new Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion is aimed at helping them cost-effectively scale the system as their data grows. In addition, the Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 (Full Rack configuration) is now available through Oracle Infrastructure as a Service.

Posted April 10, 2013

Oracle showcased the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 in a webcast last week. The new version provides up to twice the performance and supports over four times the storage of the original Oracle Database Appliance, and allows customers to expand their data volumes instantly by connecting a Storage Expansion Shelf with no administration required. The Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 also supports virtualization, said Oracle president Mark Hurd during the webcast. "This means even more value for mid-size companies, departments and branches, and also means great things for our partners."

Posted April 10, 2013

Keste, a platinum-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle Cloud Builder. Achieving this distinction signifies that Oracle recognizes Keste for its expertise in delivering services specifically around Oracle Cloud Builder. The specialization for Cloud Builder is designed for partners helping organizations provide cloud services using Oracle's portfolio of cloud-optimized software and hardware products — including Oracle Enterprise Manager and the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered system.

Posted April 10, 2013

At COLLABORATE 13 in Denver, Oracle announced new releases of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite and Endeca Information Discovery. Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite centralizes enterprise reporting, dashboards, and analytics on an integrated platform, and Endeca Information Discovery is an enterprise data discovery platform for intuitive analysis of information from structured and unstructured sources.

Posted April 10, 2013

Oracle has introduced a major new release of its Business Process Management Suite. Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g provides updates to Business Process Composer, support for Adaptive Case Management, and an expanded list of Oracle Process Accelerators. The new capabilities provide business users with greater control over the design, analysis, execution and monitoring of business processes in order to help enhance organizational efficiency.

Posted April 10, 2013

Confio Software released version 8.3 of its Ignite database performance monitoring software at COLLABORATE 13 this week. Ignite 8.3 enhancements were developed specifically to address the needs of DBAs with very large database deployments spread out geographically as well as enterprise-level requirements for security and compliance, Don Bergal, chief marketing officer of Confio, tells DBTA.

Posted April 10, 2013

DBTA and Tableau Software will present a webcast on the Top Trends in Business Intelligence in 2013 on Thursday, April 11, at 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET. This webcast will enable attendees to better understand how visual analytics is helping organizations act on big data, how to realize the value of unstructured data, the new role of cloud in business intelligence, and how to leverage mobile BI.

Posted April 09, 2013

Global software vendor Progress Software has expanded its big data connectivity capabilities with the release of ODBC driver technologies that make it easier to leverage the newest data warehousing applications. Support for HiveServer2 and Cloudera CDH 4.1 Hadoop distributions in Progress DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1 are aimed at reducing complexity for developers and providing fast, reliable and secure access from multiple data sources.

Posted April 09, 2013

JackBe, a provider of real-time intelligence, and Axeda, a cloud-based service and software vendor, have announced a partnership that unifies their complementary technologies to enhance the value of machine-to-machine (M2M) data. Through the JackBe-Axeda partnership, user-driven tooling from JackBe Presto combines with Axeda Machine Cloud's M2M event processing and data management.

Posted April 09, 2013

GenieDB, a provider of distributed relational database technology, has announced the availability of its "Worldwide Database" in the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace. GenieDB works alongside standard MySQL to provide a cloud-enabled platform, distributed across multiple geographies and clouds, and delivering high availability and local performance levels to users anywhere in the world.

Posted April 09, 2013

New capabilities have been added in Serengeti 0.8.0, which extend the reach of partner-supported Hadoop versions and capabilities. Project Serengeti is an open source project sponsored by VMware. It provides Hadoop users with easy to use management tools to provision, manage, and monitor Hadoop clusters on VMware vSphere.

Posted April 09, 2013

New technologies designed to help companies and governments tackle big data have been unveiled by IBM. The new technologies include the new IBM PureData System for Hadoop, designed to make it easier and faster to deploy Hadoop in the enterprise, and "BLU Acceleration," which is aimed at improving analytical performance in data management systems.

Posted April 05, 2013

Cloud computing continues gaining strength in the enterprise, according to a new survey of 262 data managers and professionals, most of whom are part of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG). The IOUG survey, which explores the opportunities and challenges presented by cloud computing, was underwritten by Oracle Corporation and conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.

Posted April 03, 2013

The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) announced new enablement and specialization resources for the SPARC T5 and M5 servers, which recently joined the SPARC T4 servers to complete Oracle's SPARC family, spanning entry-level, midrange and high-end. The T5-8 running applications is faster than the largest T4 computer Oracle ever made and the M5-32 is 10 times faster than the M9000, said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison during a live webcast to unveil the new servers.

Posted April 03, 2013

Oracle Event Processing (OEP) for Oracle Java Embedded, a smaller footprint version of Oracle Event Processing tailored for deployment on gateways, has been introduced by Oracle. According to Oracle, OEP for Oracle Java Embedded is a solution for building embedded device applications to filter, correlate and process events in real-time so that downstream applications, services and event-driven architectures are driven by true, real-time intelligence.

Posted April 03, 2013

Data visualization and analysis vendor Tableau Software has released version 8.0 of its analytics and visualization platform, with more than 90 news features to help organizations answer deeper questions about their data and integrate it across their organization. Web and mobile authoring enables drag and drop analytics in browsers and tablets, new data connections allow customers to interactively analyze large amounts of cloud data, and additional visualization types foster new ways to communicate with data. In addition, new APIs allow authors to integrate custom data, visualizations and dashboards into their applications and portals faster.

Posted April 02, 2013

Software integration vendor Talend has partnered with Caserta Concepts, a consulting and technology services firm specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence and big data analytics, to help Caserta build highly scalable big data analytics solutions for their clients.

Posted April 02, 2013

Big data, in-memory analytics and cloud computing vendor Kognitio has announced that the Kognitio Analytical Platform enables new fully parallel not-only-SQL (NoSQL) capabilities, including the R language for statistical computing and graphics.

Posted April 02, 2013

Veeam Software, a provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, has announced Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, a new capability planned to be available in an upcoming free public beta. Supporting e-discovery, Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint enables users to pinpoint the information required to quickly locate and restore individual SharePoint items.

Posted April 02, 2013

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced a complete refresh of Oracle's midrange and high-end SPARC server lines. Unveiled during a live webcast, the new SPARC T5 and M5 servers join the SPARC T4 servers to complete Oracle's SPARC family, spanning entry-level, midrange and high-end.

Posted April 02, 2013

Borland, a Micro Focus company, has launched a set of test automation tools for cloud, web and mobile platforms. Working with existing development and testing frameworks, the Borland Silk Portfolio helps developers apply component-based test automation to uncertain and risky technology platforms and multiple devices, networks and operating systems.

Posted April 01, 2013

Emulex Corporation, a provider of converged networking solutions, has completed the acquisition of Endace Limited, a provider of converged networking solutions. Emulex acquired control of Endace, and beneficial ownership of 89% of the shares of Endace, on February 26, 2013. It has now completed the acquisition of beneficial ownership of 99.9% of the shares of Endace, and the process for the compulsory acquisition of the remaining Endace shares by Emulex pursuant to the New Zealand Takeovers Code has commenced.

Posted April 01, 2013

GE has launched a new business line intended to help ensure power quality and uptime for crucial equipment during power disturbances and outages at major data centers. GE's new Critical Power business offers customers a power infrastructure solution from design to installation to after-market services.

Posted April 01, 2013

BluePhoenix, a legacy application lifecycle vendor, announced the release of a proprietary code base that enables mainframe processes to be run from off-mainframe infrastructure. The vendor's Cloud Transaction Engine (CTE) is a module of the company's soon-to-be-released ATLAS Platform. The vendor also now offers a "Batch In The Cloud" service as the first formal offering leveraging CTE capabilities.

Posted April 01, 2013

Compuware Corporation, a technology performance vendor, announced the launch of a new service intended to give customers rapid access to top Compuware application performance management (APM) experts. The service, called Compuware Performance Pit Stop Service, is targeted at organizations that need fast access to experts.

Posted April 01, 2013

SilverPeak Systems, a provider of data acceleration tools, announced a new family of downloadable software products intended to help storage professionals accelerate their offsite data replication workloads.

Posted April 01, 2013

IBM has launched new software intended to make it easier for organizations to pursue software defined networking (SDN) by setting up, managing and scaling virtual networks for faster delivery of cloud, analytics, mobile and social business services.

Posted April 01, 2013

SAP has achieved expanded Samsung For Enterprise (SAFE) Certification for the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution. SAFE certified devices are guaranteed to have met Samsung's security criteria and feature enhancements suitable for business use.

Posted March 27, 2013

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