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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

Apollo GraphQL is offering supergraph, a network of a company's data, microservices, and digital capabilities that empowers product and engineering teams to quickly create incredible experiences for their customers. A supergraph acts as a composition layer facilitating collaboration between backend data and services, and frontend apps and devices.

Posted May 26, 2022

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management, is partnering with Palo Alto Networks to integrate its Cohesity Helios next-gen data management platform with Palo Alto Networks' Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform for improved ransomware detection and recovery.

Posted May 26, 2022

Broadcom Inc., a global technology provider that designs, develops, and supplies semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, announced it is acquiring VMware, Inc., an innovator in enterprise software. Broadcom will acquire all of the outstanding shares of VMware in a cash-and-stock transaction that values VMware at approximately $61 billion, based on the closing price of Broadcom common stock on May 25, 2022. In addition, Broadcom will assume $8 billion of VMware net debt.

Posted May 26, 2022

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is extending the capabilities of its cloud migration planning tool, Crawler360. In this latest release, Next Pathway has improved and expanded the visualization capabilities of this tool, giving clients better insights into the dependencies across data pipelines in legacy data warehouses and data lakes.

Posted May 26, 2022

Companies now collect more data than ever before, but challenges remain for accessing and analyzing them. David Armlin, VP solution architect and customer success, ChaosSearch, discussed "Learn, Unlearn, Relearn: Embracing the Future of Cloud Analytics," during his Data Summit 2022 session.

Posted May 26, 2022

Druva Inc. is signing a multi-year global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to accelerate customer migration and provide an added layer of cyber resiliency to the already secure AWS Cloud. Built on the existing relationship between Druva and AWS, this agreement underscores both companies' commitment to delivering a cloud-native data protection solution on AWS, and supporting enterprises during critical phases of the cloud journey, including support for workload migration and deployments.

Posted May 26, 2022

Dell Technologies revealed it will deliver new cloud experiences, an expanded ecosystem, and offerings to help customers manage and protect applications across data centers and multi-cloud environments. These new offerings are designed to help organizations easily store, protect, and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations, according to the vendor.

Posted May 26, 2022

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, is introducing the TigerGraph ML (Machine Learning) Workbench—a powerful toolkit that enables data scientists to significantly improve ML model accuracy, shorten development cycles, and deliver more value to the business.

Posted May 25, 2022

Google Cloud and SAP are an expanding their relationship, unveiling new integrations between Google Workspace and SAP's flagship cloud ERP, SAP S/4HANA Cloud. These native integrations will allow customers to connect core SAP software designed for running all mission-critical processes in the cloud with the collaborative capabilities of Google Docs and Google Sheets to innovate how work gets done across the enterprise, according to the vendors.

Posted May 25, 2022

SAP is introducing new innovations that deliver business value for customers in four critical areas: supply chain resilience, sustainability, business process transformation, and no-code application development. The innovations announced will help SAP customers accelerate their transformation journey with cloud-based solutions that provide the end-to-end business process support customers most need, according to the vendor.

Posted May 25, 2022

IBM and SAP announced their partnership has reached a new milestone as IBM undertakes one of the world's largest corporate transformation projects based on SAP ERP software, designed to fuel the company's growth and better support its clients.

Posted May 25, 2022

SirionLabs, a provider of AI-powered contract lifecycle management (CLM), announced that its SirionOne platform has achieved SAP Ariba certification for integration with SAP's cloud solutions from the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC). The integration enables new levels of contract intelligence for customers across legal, procurement, and sales teams by plugging into SAP Ariba and unlocking access to business-critical information in real-time from within enterprise applications.  

Posted May 25, 2022

Entrinsik is offering native support for jBase, enabling users to speak directly to their target database in the appropriate query language. Entrinsik already provides native support for UniData and UniVerse.

Posted May 25, 2022

Zumasys is acquiring the assets of PPI Information Systems, a PICK software house located in St. Louis, Missouri. PPI is a proven provider of software services offering programming services in PICK and Microsoft .NET using SQL or Universe as databases.

Posted May 25, 2022

Rocket Software is introducing the Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code 1.6.0 extension, now available on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace. Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) allows BASIC developers to edit, compile, and now debug their BASIC applications in Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Posted May 25, 2022

Tamr, a cloud-native data mastering solution, is offering Tamr Enrich, a set of enrichment services built natively into the data mastering process using Tamr's patented human-guided machine learning. Tamr Enrich curates and actively manages external datasets and services, enabling customers to seamlessly embed trusted, high-quality external data insights to their data mastering pipelines for richer business.   

Posted May 24, 2022

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is expanding modern data integration support and introducing a next-gen design solution for optimal data loading to GCP's Big Query, Google Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, as well as other cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.

Posted May 24, 2022

Matillion, provider of an enterprise cloud data integration platform, is releasing Matillion Data Loader 2.0, empowering enterprises to simplify data ingestion and accelerate insights with a cloud-native, no-code experience. Matillion Data Loader provides a single unified experience across batch loading and real-time, log-based change data capture (CDC) pipelines, and a consumption-based pricing model to help customers better manage data integration costs.

Posted May 24, 2022

ScaleFlux, Inc., a provider deploying SSDs with computational storage at scale, is introducing its ScaleFlux Partner Program, giving customers broad access to the easiest approach to coping with data growth.

Posted May 23, 2022

Push Technology, a provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing Diffusion 6.8, adding new features that include the Diffusion Gateway Framework, expanded data wrangling calculations and conditionals, and journal logging.

Posted May 20, 2022

IBM has announced the expansion of its road map for achieving large-scale, practical quantum computing. IBM originally announced its quantum road map in 2020, and, since then, the company said, it has delivered on each of the targets on its timeline. "In just 2 years, our team has made incredible progress on our existing quantum road map. Executing on our vision has given us clear visibility into the future of quantum and what it will take to get us to the practical quantum computing era," said Darío Gil, senior vice president, director of research, IBM.

Posted May 20, 2022

IBM is introducing education initiatives with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Specialisterne Foundation, and six Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to provide no-cost STEM job training to U.S. military veterans, neurodivergent learners worldwide, and university students from underrepresented communities in the U.S.

Posted May 20, 2022

Imply Data, founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, announced its $100 million Series D financing, which values the company at $1.1 billion. This investment round was led by Thoma Bravo with participation from OMERS Growth Equity, both new investors. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Funds, Andreessen Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures also participated in the financing.

Posted May 19, 2022

Thrive, a leading Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), is upgrading its 24x7x365, eyes-on-glass Security Operation Center (SOC) by integrating a Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) engine. The SOAR capabilities will enable the Thrive global security team to better navigate complex, risk-laden environments for clients via tool aggregation and coordinated response, unified operations, reduced alert fatigue, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Posted May 19, 2022

A common pattern in data lake and lakehouse design is structuring data into zones, with bronze, silver, and gold being typical labels. Each zone is suitable for different workloads and different consumers. For instance, machine learning algorithms typically process against bronze or silver, while analytic dashboards often query gold. This prompts the question: Which layer is best suited for applying data quality rules and actions? The answer: All of them.

Posted May 18, 2022

Modern data analytics platforms that fuel enterprisewide data hubs are critical for decision making and information sharing. The problem? Integrating legacy data stores into these hubs is just plain hard, and there is no magic bullet. However, the best data hubs include all enterprise data.

Posted May 18, 2022

As sensor technology becomes more affordable, companies of all sizes will have the ability to embrace IoT strategies to build innovative products and services and establish new revenue streams. Yet, as with any promising technology, challenges remain. At Data Summit 2022, Paul Scott-Murphy, CTO, WANdisco discussed "Solving the IoT Data Management Puzzle With Gateways to the Cloud."

Posted May 18, 2022

Wednesday's Data Summit 2022 keynotes opened with Laura Sebastian-Coleman, data quality director, Prudential Financial, who discussed "Data Quality Deniers & What We Learn From Them." One of the biggest organizational obstacles to data quality management is basic pessimism about the possibility of managing the quality of data. This is due to lack of clarity—the goals and processes for data quality management have not been defined or have not been understood—and disbelief that the quality of data could be subject to control.

Posted May 18, 2022

According to Kathy Schneider, chief marketing officer, Kx, the definition of "real time" is changing as the window of opportunity for making decisions is shrinking. It is widely accepted that insights-driven businesses perform better than others, and how fast they can use those insights is more critical than ever.

Posted May 18, 2022

At Data Summit 2022, Sudha Viswanathan, staff engineer, Wayfair, presented a talk titled, "Gaining Insights From Clickstream Data." Viswanathan explained that Wayfair's clickstream data refers to data that contains information about customer actions on the Wayfair site, such as what pages were viewed, the products that were clicked, what was added to the cart, which URL brought the customer to Wayfair. This helps Wayfair make data-driven decisions regarding revenue attribution for different marketing channels and improves traffic and test analysis and ad bidding.

Posted May 18, 2022

Infobip, a global cloud communications company and current member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that it will enable Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) customers to orchestrate powerful consumer interactions using Oracle Digital Assistant. The Oracle Digital Assistant has integrated Infobip's WhatsApp solution, so businesses can manage incoming and outgoing messages, send rich media, and input location.

Posted May 18, 2022

Oracle announced it has updated Oracle Service to embed data from Oracle Unity Customer Data Platform (CDP), helping customer service agents gain a complete view of the customer, improve agent efficiency, and enhance service quality. Part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle Service and Oracle Unity CDP leverage artificial intelligence to help organizations deliver more personalized, informed, and efficient customer service engagements, according to the vendor.

Posted May 18, 2022

AlmaLinux OS Foundation, the nonprofit that stewards the community owned and governed open source CentOS replacement AlmaLinux, announced that AlmaLinux is now available on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) marketplace. It is focused on long-term stability and delivering a robust production-grade platform.

Posted May 18, 2022

"Every company is a data company," Keith Alsheimer, head of marketing, Unravel Data during his Data Summit 2022 presentation. Alsheimer and Chris Santiago, VP solutions engineering, Unravel Data, discussed DataOps and how it can solve big data problems during the presentation. The annual Data Summit conference returned in-person to Boston, May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16.

Posted May 17, 2022

At Data Summit 2022, Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef of DataKitchen, shared how to build an internal business case and ways to collect small wins that illustrate the benefits of DataOps at your organization.

Posted May 17, 2022

Data projects that are completed on time, address changing requirements, and deliver value in the real world require a combination of skills and technologies, as well as the right people, according to Marilyn Moise Rousseau, corporate manager database operations, Baptist Health South Florida, who spoke at Data Summit 2022.

Posted May 17, 2022

There are so many new buzzwords lately, including the data lakehouse, data mesh, and data fabric, just to name a few. But what do all these terms mean, and how do they compare to a data warehouse? This presentation covers all of them in detail and explains the pros and cons of each, with suggested use cases so attendees can see what approach will really work best for their big data needs.

Posted May 17, 2022

Thomas Hazel, founder/CTO, ChaosSearch, examined the tools and technologies to get more value from data and how to determine which ones are right for your organization in a Data Summit 2022 keynote. By stripping away data engineering complexity and lowering total cost of infrastructure ownership and maintenance, more and more organizations are unlocking the value of analytics at scale.

Posted May 17, 2022

Data is often described as "the new oil"—a valuable fuel flowing through organizations. But it is time to stop talking about data as the new oil and concentrate instead on acting on its true importance. This is the view of Doug Laney author of "Infonomics," who gave the opening keynote talk at Data Summit 2022 in Boston.

Posted May 17, 2022

Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. It's not new news, but it still reflects on how powerfully design affects speed, scale, and usage. At Data Summit 2022, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics presented his session, "Technically Right, Effectively Wrong: How to Avoid Creating the ML or Analytics Application No Customer Wants to Use."

Posted May 17, 2022

Franz, a supplier of graph database technology for entity-event knowledge graph solutions, has announced AllegroGraph 7.3 with enhanced GraphQL query capabilities for distributed knowledge graphs and enterprise data fabrics. "Now when organizations need to integrate multiple systems from large legacy infrastructures and add new data to deliver a rich AI application—they can do so more quickly and easily using AllegroGraph and GraphQL APIs," said Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz.

Posted May 17, 2022

In order to develop and launch a successful enterprise data and analytics strategy that addresses the pain points of an organization it is necessary to understand the business, including the skills and roles of everyone who works with data, from business executives to business analysts to data scientists, according to Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, a consultancy and research firm focused on data and analytics.

Posted May 16, 2022

Machine learning is revolutionizing the process of complex decision-making by enabling the analysis of bigger, more complex datasets and the delivery of faster, more accurate results. At Data Summit 2022, Charna Parkey, VP of product, Kaskada presented "The Basics of Machine Learning" during her workshop session.

Posted May 16, 2022

At Data Summit 2022 in Boston, Jeff Jockisch, CEO, CIPP/US, PrivacyPlan and Data Collaboration Alliance, presented a workshop on what everyone needs to know now about data privacy and security. To stay on the road to data privacy compliance, there are 8 basic principles companies should follow.

Posted May 16, 2022

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. At Data Summit 2022, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Sara Nash, senior consultant, data and information management, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC presented an "Introduction to Knowledge Graphs" during their workshop session.

Posted May 16, 2022

Technology providers should be prepared to live in a fishbowl where customers will ask very detailed questions about the technology they deploy, the suppliers they use, the insurance they carry, and their internal cybersecurity practices.

Posted May 16, 2022

Microservices architecture is increasingly the technical strategy businesses are using as part of their current transformation projects—breaking down existing monolithic applications into self-contained, independently developed and deployed services. In fact, in a recent O'Reilly study of software engineers and technical professionals, more than three-fifths (61%) of respondents have been using microservices for a year or more. The same report found finance and banking lead the way in using microservices—but many other industries are following suit, including retail/ecommerce, telecom, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

DTS Software, a longstanding partner with IBM, has announced the compatibility of all its products with IBM's new z16 mainframe. "IBM z/OS powers the most mission-critical IT environments in the world, and with this latest hardware introduction, it proves once again that innovation need not take a backseat to the tried-and-true reliability and unmatched performance of the mainframe," said Steve Pryor, DTS Software chief technology officer. "DTS' longstanding partnership with IBM and understanding of the z/OS operating system and z/OS storage, means clients will find DTS solutions to continue to be one of the most critical components of their software stack.

Posted May 16, 2022

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