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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

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. As a result, new solutions have emerged to deliver key capabilities in areas including visualization, self-service and real-time analytics. Along with the rise of DataOps, greater collaboration and automation have been identified as key success factors.

Posted August 05, 2021

Confluent is rolling out an all-new website dedicated to Apache Kafka, event streaming, and associated cloud technologies. The site is called Confluent Developer and compiles all the information users need in one place, from first steps in event streaming right through to more complex topics including: microservice architectures, data pipelines, and company-wide systems for data in motion.

Posted August 05, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration innovator, is releasing version 3.0 of its data analytics platform, now delivering at-scale big data analytics users who rely on the power of indexing to extract insights from massive, unstructured data sets.

Posted August 05, 2021

Lynda Partner, senior vice president for products and offerings at Pythian, spoke at Data Summit Connect earlier this year about how to accelerate value with machine learning. In this interview with BDQ, Partner continues the conversation and highlights how to select the right use cases for ML, avoid mistakes, and manage an ML project once it becomes a reality.

Posted August 04, 2021

mLogica, a global provider of database, mainframe, and application modernization services, is slated to release a  comprehensive set of tools on the market for mainframe migration to the cloud. It's a move made possible by their recent acquisition of Italian mainframe technology firm Reverse Paradigm, as well as several other strategic purchases of key technology players and assets earlier this year. 

Posted August 04, 2021

A Distributed SQL database, such as CockroachDB, delivers effortless and elastic cloud scale while guaranteeing transactions. It is a database that reimagines the execution and storage layers while still allowing developers to still use familiar SQL syntax.

Posted August 04, 2021

The University of California Merced has successfully implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to support its rapid growth. "With some uncertainty still ahead for the upcoming academic year, universities require real-time visibility into their operations," said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Oracle. "With Oracle, UC Merced‘s staff will be able to play a more strategic role in the university's growth and student development, rather than spending time on manual administrative tasks."

Posted August 04, 2021

Accenture has acquired Cloudworks, a Toronto-based Oracle Cloud implementation service provider across North America. According to Accenture, the deal further enhances its capabilities to deliver Oracle solutions to clients on their journeys to the cloud.

Posted August 04, 2021

Rockset has announced new integrations for MySQL and PostgreSQL. According to Rockset, with its new MySQL and PostgreSQL integrations, developers can rely on their favorite relational databases for online transaction processing (OLTP) while using Rockset to power real-time analytics at cloud scale.

Posted August 04, 2021

As enterprises rushed to digitize their offline assets over the past year, data finally won widespread recognition as the lifeblood of modern commerce. At a high level, data enabled pandemic-shocked businesses to comprehensively understand their changing landscapes, then generate actionable predictions for how demand would shift. There's little question that data has grown in importance every year, but in 2021, there's now no question that its value is crystal clear to virtually every enterprise.

Posted August 04, 2021

Rafay Systems is launching a set of fleet automation and monitoring enhancements to its flagship Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC), expanding the scope and scale of mission-critical Kubernetes (K8s) deployments across global enterprise environments.

Posted August 03, 2021

Saltworks, an application security (AppSec) company, is forming a partnership with attack surface management (ASM) provider Bit Discovery, enabling the company to integrate advanced ASM capabilities into SaltMiner. Saltworks customers can now benefit from fast and efficient ASM features that capture, inventory, and monitor external digital assets that can be easily viewed and managed in the SaltMiner dashboard.

Posted August 03, 2021

Treeverse, the creator of lakeFS, the open-source technology that brings streamlined data lifecycle management and version control to data lakes, announced it has raised $23 million in funding to date, further accelerating the development and adoption of the innovative solution.

Posted August 02, 2021

If you've been paying attention at all, I'm sure you've heard the term "phishing." It is used to describe the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from a reputable source to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. But maybe you haven't heard the term "vishing" yet.

Posted August 02, 2021

In the last 5 years, we've seen a blurring of the distinction between many of the upstart databases and the traditional SQL databases. NoSQL databases such as MongoDB have added features typically associated with relational databases—trans­actions, SQL connectors, and the like—while the SQL databases have introduced support for JSON document models. We can see that databases such as PostgreSQL and MongoDB are increasingly converg­ing on a common set of features. However, one category of NoSQL databases seems to be bucking the conver­gence trend: graph databases.

Posted August 02, 2021

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted August 02, 2021

One of the major drivers behind auditing is regulatory compliance. In addition, there are many internal rules and regulations mandated by com­panies themselves, as well as other reasons for auditing, including monitoring and analyzing database activities for malicious and abnormal activities, devel­oping threat detection with real-time monitoring, and integration with SIEM (security information and event management) solutions for analysis.

Posted August 02, 2021

To meet the needs of the digital economy of the 2020s, data architecture has evolved into a dif­ferent animal than it was 10, or even 5, years ago. Most notably, there are three trends that have changed the way enterprises look at and design their data architectures.

Posted August 02, 2021

One of the challenges of working with Hadoop environments has been maintaining the infrastruc­ture for big data projects. That's where cloud makes things easier and, increas­ingly, has served as the underlying infra­structure platform of choice for Hadoop initiatives. At the same time, not every­thing has moved to the cloud just yet for big data environments. Many IT managers expect to live in a hybrid environment. They are planning for multi-cloud data management to deliver business value and are also still relying on old-school approaches and manual tools to support their data environments.

Posted August 02, 2021

Over the last few years it has been fascinating to see how organizations evolve their data management and application development environments.  Traditionally, companies depended on monolithic architectures that initially served them well, however today's on-demand business environment calls for a model that can support a more flexible, microservices-driven approach, and facilitate the pace of innovation.  Why is this trend towards microservices and a DevOps approach becoming so pervasive?  The answer relates to a higher-level trend: the push towards on-demand IT, as the focus has shifted to prioritize the developer experience, and the specific technologies they are using.

Posted August 02, 2021

Rocket Software is gearing up to release the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: P), a system monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse enabling users to understand and enhance UniVerse performance. Simply put, MVX: P helps users identify and escalate performance-impacting events. Escalated events include possible resolutions and a snapshot of contextually relevant data captured when the event triggered, allowing users to easily track the source of the issue and address it.

Posted August 02, 2021

Kore is enhancing its flagship MV platform with performance updates and capabilities that that make RESTful integration, application integration, and data warehousing projects faster and easier to complete.

Posted August 02, 2021

BlueFinity is updating its Evoke low-code app development platform with an integrated and adaptable 360-degree imaging virtual tour capability. This is a multi-purpose feature that provides for the searching, browsing and inspection of any store, venue, property, or utility through an integrated feature of an app.

Posted August 02, 2021

Let's start by admitting that the title of this article is a tease. It's a valid question and one that thinking people ask all the time. But in truth it's not the first question you should be asking. More importantly, the answer to the question really depends on how you answer the questions that you should be asking first. Here the questions to ask.

Posted August 02, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is extending Smartscape, the Dynatrace platform's real-time and continuously updated topology, to bring Dynatrace's AIOps and analytics capabilities to more open source services, including OpenTelemetry, FluentD, and Prometheus.

Posted July 30, 2021

CLEVR, the company that helps enterprises accelerate their digital transitions through low-code and no-code development solutions, is launching its international expansion of the CLEVR brand and unveiling the company's business model. When Mansystems and Flowfabric, two leading Mendix partners, merged to create a superpower in services and software development, they named the combined company CLEVR.

Posted July 30, 2021

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is expanding its Partner Program, which includes new features and benefits to its fast-growing portfolio of global partners. Delphix and MariaDB will join the growing list of HVR's notable partners, including Snowflake, AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, Databricks, and more.

Posted July 30, 2021

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, is introducing new capabilities to its Observability solution that augment analytics-powered use cases and capture end user experience. These new enhancements include Real User Monitoring and Span Analytics, capabilities designed to help DevOps/SRE teams identify and resolve customer-impacting issues faster, reduce application downtime, and optimize application performance.

Posted July 29, 2021

IBM and SAP are forming a partnership that will allow SAP to onboard finance and data management solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping companies address the industry's stringent compliance, security, and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.

Posted July 29, 2021

Following the close of its IPO, Couchbase has announced the general availability of Couchbase Server 7, which the company is calling a landmark release for its ability to bridge the best aspects of relational databases like ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern database. "With Couchbase Server 7, the relational versus NoSQL database debate is over. Modern developers no longer have to struggle with having multiple databases—a relational database for transactionality, and a NoSQL database for flexibility and scale," said Ravi Mayuram, senior vice president of engineering and CTO, Couchbase.

Posted July 29, 2021

Logz.io, a leading open source observability platform for modern DevOps teams, is forming a new strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure to streamline monitoring and observability workflows for cloud developers.

Posted July 29, 2021

Shoreline.io, the incident automation company, is emerging from stealth with the release of its new platform designed to dramatically improve availability and reduce toil for SREs in their production environments. Shoreline makes it easy to create bots that resolve issues in seconds when an alarm is raised rather than hours using manual processes, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2021

The Apache Cassandra Project is launching v4.0 of Apache Cassandra, offering more than 1,000 bug fixes, improvements and new features. As a NoSQL database, Apache Cassandra handles massive amounts of data across load-intensive applications with high availability and no single point of failure.

Posted July 28, 2021

WhiteSource is releasing WhiteSource Cure, a security auto-remediation application designed for custom code that enables organizations to accelerate the delivery of secure software at scale. WhiteSource Cure acts as a developer's personal security expert, speeding up delivery, while simultaneously reducing their workload, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2021

SAP is offering three new services to help customers get the full potential of the cloud using the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). The new offering includes services for exploration, for process optimization and innovation as well as for re-platforming and extension development.

Posted July 28, 2021

Arvato Systems and GBTEC have joined forces with process mining service Apromore to develop a process mining connector to SAP, providing greater transparency to businesses that use SAP systems. The SAP interface provides standard transfers for crucial end-to-end processes along with top IT and data security and supports end-to-end processes that include order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and record-to-report.

Posted July 28, 2021

Syntax, a multi-cloud and multi-ERP managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications, is now an AWS SAP Competency Partner, demonstrating technical proficiency and proven success in SAP implementation, including best practices to streamline cloud migration and/or transformation.

Posted July 28, 2021

OpenText is providing expanded local support for OpenText solution extensions for SAP applications in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region on Google Cloud. Leveraging public cloud infrastructure to extend the OpenText private cloud, OpenText now offers customers increased choice and flexibility for in-region deployment of information management solutions for the SAP ecosystem, according to the vendor.

Posted July 28, 2021

Descartes Systems Group, a leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, is offering its Descartes MacroPoint solution on the SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Descartes MacroPoint integrates with SAP Transportation Management leveraging SAP Integration Suite and/or SAP Extension Suite and delivers real-time, multi-modal supply chain visibility to manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and logistics services providers.

Posted July 28, 2021

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is partnering with IBM to help organizations adopt an edge computing strategy. Scale Computing HC3 Edge Computing solutions are designed to provide customers with an autonomous infrastructure that can run modern containerized applications alongside legacy applications as virtual machines.

Posted July 26, 2021

Styra, Inc., the founders of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and providers of cloud-native authorization, is releasing new cloud infrastructure support via Terraform, extending Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) guardrails to storage, network, and compute resource configuration in public clouds including AWS, GCP and Azure.

Posted July 21, 2021

John Mosch, Cisco senior manager, analytics breaks down the key roles on an effective analytics team and explains how (and in what order) to fill these roles and assemble your team in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted July 21, 2021

Pythian SVP Analytics Lynda Partner describes how to deploy machine learning in a way that will keep your CFO happy—regardless of your current stage of ML maturity—in this clip from her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted July 21, 2021

Oracle has attained FedRAMP High Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Impact Level 5 (IL5) accreditation for IaaS and PaaS, which include an extended set of cloud services for government customers to leverage, including Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, to boost efficiency without straining budgets or compromising security.

Posted July 21, 2021

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