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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

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

Today's enterprises need to be more agile to improve their customer's experience, respond to changes quickly, and have the freedom to innovate. As part of their digital transformation journey in the cloud, these businesses need the ability to connect more devices to their applications, faster than ever—from smartphones to connected cars, from manufacturing plants to smart devices in our homes. Therefore, these applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, have global availability, manage large volumes of data, and provide ultra-fast response times for customers.

Posted August 19, 2022

TruEra, provider of a suite of AI Quality management, is partnering with Intel to help enterprises improve AI model quality and accelerate the business impact of AI. The combination of TruEra software and Intel hardware helps enterprises assess AI model quality quickly and collect critical data to refine models over time for optimal performance, according to the vendors.

Posted August 18, 2022

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group (NPD) announced the two companies have completed its merger, creating a global technology, analytics, and data provider. The merger brings together colleagues across the globe to offer more than 7,000 clients a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior and total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries, according to the companies. A unified name and brand for the combined company will be announced at a later date.

Posted August 18, 2022

LicenseFortress is expanding its real-time monitoring of software license compliance to include Microsoft. An independent provider of SAM managed services for users of Oracle and VMware, LicenseFortress now meets consumer demand that is driven by the ubiquitous nature of Microsoft in today's business world, according to the company.

Posted August 18, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 18, 2022

MemVerge, provider of Big Memory software, is releasing two new software products, Memory Machine Cloud Edition and Memory Viewer. Memory Machine Cloud Edition software uses patented ZeroIO memory snapshot technology and cloud service orchestration to transparently checkpoint long-running applications and allow customers to safely use low-cost Spot Instances. Over time, Memory Machine Cloud Edition will form the basis of an infrastructure cloud service enabling applications to run across a multi-cloud environment.

Posted August 18, 2022

Like Stephen Hawking's famous musings did for the laws of the universe, everything as a service (XaaS) is about to revolutionize the way you think about the world. Offering benefits like operational agility and efficiency, XaaS will be the business model for every equipment vendor in the future. And it will be big. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global XaaS market is projected to grow $2.3 trillion in 2028.

Posted August 18, 2022

AuditBoard, a cloud-based platform transforming audit, risk, and compliance management, is launching its Third-Party Risk Management solution, breaking down silos and engaging relevant stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

Posted August 17, 2022

Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing a new iteration of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, introducing new features and capabilities that go beyond the base Kubernetes platform to encompass storage, management, and more. This further extends Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus as a singular Kubernetes platform to span the breadth of enterprise IT scenarios, whether a traditional datacenter, distributed edge operations, or multiple public cloud environments.

Posted August 17, 2022

As machine learning (ML) becomes the norm of the data industry, it's clear that its potential is limited within current data structures. Tabular data strategies have decreased in efficiency, as they lack the ability to acknowledge relationships interconnecting various data points. Data models create complexities as they become scaled by data scientists, constructed by different code languages for different data pipelines, yielding low productivity and high development times. Leaders in ML and data consumption look towards improving data science strategies to widely increase data value and data model efficiency.

Posted August 17, 2022

Pliops, a provider of data processors for cloud and enterprise data centers, announced it has closed a $100 million Series D funding round, enabling the company to address the broad market opportunity for the Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP). This latest investment brings the total investment in the company to more than $200 million since its founding in 2017. This round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT)—with SK hynix, Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman of Walden International, and State of Mind Ventures Momentum, in addition to previous investors also participating in the round.

Posted August 17, 2022

Anaconda Inc., provider of a data science platform, is partnering with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to offer secure open-source Python and R tools and packages. By embedding and enabling Anaconda's repository across OCI Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Services customers will have access to Anaconda services directly from within OCI without a separate enterprise license.

Posted August 17, 2022

Oracle has renewed a strategic agreement with AT&T that will help increase capacity and introduce capabilities for the company's database and application workloads running in Oracle Cloud. The new five-year deal will build on AT&T's use of Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and other Oracle Cloud services.

Posted August 17, 2022

Adept, a machine learning research and product lab, is using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and NVIDIA technology to develop a universal AI teammate capable of performing a range of tasks people execute on their computer or on the internet. With OCI as its preferred cloud platform, Adept obtains the scale and high performance necessary to run massive AI models without excessive compute costs, according to the vendor.

Posted August 17, 2022

Verge.io, the company that virtualizes data centers, is adding new features to its Verge-OS software to give users the performance of GPUs as virtualized, shared resources. This move creates a cost-effective, simple, and flexible way to perform GPU-based machine learning, remote desktop, and other compute-intensive workloads within an agile, scalable, secure Verge-OS virtual data center, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Omni, a business intelligence (BI) platform, is debuting its collaborative data technology to the public, backed by its $26.9 million in funding. The funding includes participation from enterprises like First Round and GV, as well as Series A funding led by Redpoint that yielded $17.5 million. Other participants to the funding round include Box Group, Quiet, Scribble, and angel investors. Omni's innovation as a consolidated BI platform differentiates its approach compared to other solutions on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Reltio, a cloud-native, SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) enterprise, is announcing the launch of the Reltio Connected Data Platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, integrating Reltio streamlined deployment and management properties with the advantages of the Azure cloud platform. The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store which offers cloud applications and services for use on Azure, which assures Reltio customers that the integration will yield the trust associated with industry giants in the market.

Posted August 16, 2022

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, announced it is receiving $14M in a Series C financing round, enabling the company to expand its global footprint, product development, and rapid growth trajectory. Equalum is defining the future of data integration by providing a solution that continuously and natively supports all use cases under a single unified platform without the need for custom coding.

Posted August 11, 2022

IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, announced it has created the IGEL Disaster Recovery Program, enabling organizations to quickly regain control of malware affected devices to mitigate the impact of an attack, including ransomware, and quickly restore end-user productivity.

Posted August 11, 2022

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

Working with databases causes friction. On one side, nontechnical managers want data pros to skip the jargon and clearly describe their needs. On the other side, data pros wish their managers had a deeper understanding of the tech involved. Nontechnical managers may think they need to understand the technology better and get into the weeds to close this inherent trust gap. But this isn't the case—managers are busy tracking resource allocations, Gantt charts, project plans, and punch lists. They must also fill open slots, upskill employees, and keep people from falling prey to the Great Resignation.

Posted August 11, 2022

The cryptocurrency ecosystem strikes as being in a perpetual state of boom and bust, though the long-term trend is an increasing valuation for crypto assets. Within the crypto space, NFTs are particularly bubbly. Individual NFTs have sold for as much as $67 million, while total NFT sales reached $40 billion in 2021.

Posted August 11, 2022

In science fiction movies, the word "entity" pops up when discussing an as-yet-unseen but at least suspected alien presence, presumed evil (or sometimes evil presence, presumed alien). This entity is not named until half the cast has vanished, then we might hear, "It's Cthulhu's daughter and she's angry!" But not all entities are evil or angry.

Posted August 11, 2022

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Assuring data quality should be one of the most important goals for IT professionals. This is truer today than it has ever been as organizations rely on data to power their AI and machine learning algorithms. Accurate, quality data is required if you want to make accurate decisions. And that is true, whether the data is being analyzed by a human or a computer algorithm.

Posted August 11, 2022

Oracle Database is a converged multi-model, multi-workload data platform. A converged database is a database that has native support for all modern data types and the latest development paradigms built into one product. Oracle Database an example of a converged database, as it provides support for Machine Learning, Blockchain, Graph, Spatial, JSON, REST, Events, Editions, and IoT Streaming as part of the core database.

Posted August 11, 2022

Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.

Posted August 10, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 10, 2022

NetSPI, an enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management company, is releasing two new open-source tools for identity and access management (IAM) and security operations center (SOC) groups. These tools, PowerHuntShares and PowerHunt, will aid information security teams discover vulnerable network shares and improve detections overall.

Posted August 09, 2022

Next Pathway is announcing an exciting partnership with Microsoft for expedited legacy data warehouse and data lake migration to Microsoft Azure through SHIFT Migration Suite. The suite is composed of several programs which allow for efficient and comprehensive legacy data migration into Azure, according to the vendor. Next Pathway's automated code translation will eradicate challenges for companies with cloud application transitions.

Posted August 08, 2022

More than ever, people are concerned for their data privacy. This modern problem has ramifications for industries regarding data management, generating an important question: how do you responsibly leverage data in a world concerned about data privacy and safety? As risk and concern continues to increase surrounding data management, innovations towards legal and ethical management tools and standards intend to make way for establishing trust between company and data subjects.

Posted August 08, 2022

With IBM z16, application developers can preserve the future integrity of critical documents by implementing dual-signing schemes using the lattice-based cryptographic algorithm CRYSTALS-Dilithium, selected by NIST for standardization. The algorithms are designed for two of the main tasks for which public-key cryptography is typically used—public key encapsulation (which is used for public-key encryption and key establishment) and digital signatures (which are used for identity authentication and non-repudiation).

Posted August 08, 2022

365 Data Centers announced it will acquire a majority of Sungard's U.S. colocation and networking business. This year saw Sungard's U.K., U.S., and Canadian operations file for bankruptcy, with most of the UK operation being sold off to U.K. telco Daisy Group and MSP Redcentric. Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) announced that, subject to court approval, it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with 365 DC. Bloomberg reports 365 has bid $52.5 million for the business.

Posted August 08, 2022

IBM Security released the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, finding costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the report, the findings suggest these incidents may also be contributing to rising costs of goods and services.

Posted August 08, 2022

Tone Software Corporation, a global provider of management and productivity solutions for IBM Z mainframes, is acquiring the JES2Mail, JES2FTP, Mail2ZOS, and CICS2PDF host output transformation and delivery products from CASI Software, Inc. Effective June 1, 2022, the acquisition of the CASI JES2Mail suite will expand Tone's OMC z/OS Output Management offerings for mainframe shops seeking to deliver the right information to the right users, in the most cost effective format for the business. 

Posted August 08, 2022

What's the hardest part of managing a merger, acquisition, or divestiture? The answer may seem to be getting lawyers and regulators to sign off on the deal or handling the business restructuring that follows. But here's another hairy M&A and divestiture challenge which executives too often underestimate: migrating massive amounts data, most of it unstructured, between entities.

Posted August 08, 2022

Dremio is extending its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), announcing that Dremio Cloud is now available to purchase in the AWS Marketplace. Dremio Cloud, being available to purchase in AWS Marketplace, provides businesses with the freedom and flexibility to use their preferred procurement vehicle to adopt the open lakehouse platform, according to the vendor.

Posted August 04, 2022

Tresata is launching its Digital Business Platform (DBP) to aid businesses in delivering functional data to initialize digital transformations exclusively for data clouds. Through leverage of data exabytes in the cloud, DBP will be able to utilize enterprise data that would otherwise be abandoned to an unused data percentage. Automation of this utilization eradicates the need for extensive time and resources dedicated to monitoring and managing usable data.

Posted August 04, 2022

Telit, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and Thales, a global leader in Aerospace, Defense, Security and Digital Identity, have entered into an agreement under which Telit intends to acquire Thales' cellular IoT products. The intended transaction includes Thales' portfolio of cellular wireless communication modules, gateways, and data (modem) cards, ranging from 4G LTE, LPWAN to 5G.

Posted August 04, 2022

The continuous deployment (CD) company, Armory.io, is launching its CD Self-Hosted and Managed 2.28 product release for development teams seeking to continuously deploy software at a variety of scales in a trusted and straightforward mode. According to the vendor, a large focus of this product release is to aid elite developer teams execute code seamlessly. Upon deployment of the code, CD Self-Hosted and Managed will handle processes like testing, staging, and production.

Posted August 04, 2022

dbt Labs is debuting its dbt Labs Technology Partner Program, offering its users extended dbt capabilities and partners closer proximity to its users and their needs. The launch also provides direction from dbt regarding cloud integration, further assisting data teams with the ever-increasing transition towards cloud data platforms.

Posted August 03, 2022

Traceable AI, a provider of API security and observability solutions, is adding extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) data to its platform, helping CISOs, DevSecOps, and DevOps teams obtain deeper observability and visibility into APIs without additional instrumentation or latency.

Posted August 03, 2022

ManageEngine is releasing Analytics Plus, an IT analytics product that is structured to consolidate analytics deployment onto a singular platform through a newly available SaaS option. Users will be able to easily deploy analytics on either public or private clouds in under 60 seconds, according to the vendor. The program will have the capability to be deployed in on-premises servers, Docker, or cloud platforms like Google Cloud and Azure.

Posted August 03, 2022

InfStones and Oracle are collaborating on integrating InfStones' blockchain development platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to accelerate Web3 development. This collaboration will help deliver important insights that drive the evolution, development, and adoption of Web3 applications worldwide, according to the vendors.

Posted August 03, 2022

People.ai is joining Oracle Fusion Sales, enabling customers to drive revenue transformation. "Oracle and People.ai share a vision for how revenue intelligence can help transform B2B selling and drive stronger revenue operations performance. We are excited to partner with People.ai to bring action-oriented cross-functional revenue insights across the entire B2B lifecycle to our mutual customers," said Des Cahill, group vice president global product marketing, Oracle Customer Experience Cloud.

Posted August 03, 2022

Oracle and Microsoft announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, allowing Microsoft Azure customers to easily provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with a familiar experience.

Posted August 03, 2022

Ask a data engineer why they got into the field, and they'll likely share how they looked forward to bringing concepts to life or solving complex challenges; or they wanted to share their expertise in a collaborative, agile environment; or they simply wanted to provide better visibility into the way products work for end users—and how it could be improved.

Posted August 03, 2022

Hazelcast, Inc., home of the real-time data platform, is introducing the beta release of a new serverless offering under its Viridian cloud portfolio, dubbed Hazelcast Viridian Serverless. The platform enables companies to take immediate action on real-time data by speeding app development, simplifying provisioning, and enabling flexible and robust integration of real-time data into applications, according to the vendor.

Posted August 02, 2022

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