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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

Wanclouds, a multi-cloud SaaS and managed service provider, is adding Cost Optimization as a service (COaaS) to its solution offering, allowing current and prospective customers optimize cloud spending as costs rise. To meet this demand, Wanclouds is spinning its existing cost management tools into an entirely new service offering alongside its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Migration as a Service (MaaS).

Posted September 23, 2022

Oracle announced the release of Java 19, the latest version of the leading programming language and development platform. Java 19 (Oracle JDK 19) delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including enhancements to the platform that will help developers improve productivity and drive business-wide innovation, according to the vendor.

Posted September 23, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is partnering with Fivetran, a global provider in modern data integration, enabling joint customers to find and understand the full context of their data in the modern data stack.

Posted September 23, 2022

Many customers choose to run their Microsoft SQL Server workloads on Amazon RDS for SQL Server to take advantage of its fully-managed services, high performance, and straight forward homogeneous migration to the cloud. Speed and performance are often prioritized over cost when customers first move to the cloud, which results in oversized instances and underutilized spend on unused resources. However, rightsizing your databases in the cloud is needed to achieve long-term cost efficiency.

Posted September 22, 2022

The semi-recent history of the digitization of a variety of industries has introduced critical technologies responsible for communications protocols; these technologies, however, have become increasingly outmoded. Their innovations did not account for the modern need of shared information, causing a great clash between operations and IT who are unable to connect effectively.

Posted September 22, 2022

Modern applications require databases that can constantly adapt to their real-time needs, introducing a variety of complexities when it comes to selecting the right database for the job. The era of the one-size-fits-all approach by employing a singular database is no longer viable; databases crafted for the specific demands of applications are the present—and future—of effective application development and maintenance. AWS Databases, which are purpose-built for a variety of application needs, are the solution amid complexity.

Posted September 22, 2022

Kyndryl, provider of managed IT services, is unveiling Kyndryl Bridge as the latest in Kyndryl's digital integration initiatives. Through real-time, AI-powered analytics and insights for enterprise IT estates, Kyndryl Bridge enables advanced customization and control over mission critical operations. The aim for the platform is to offer enhanced visibility within an organization's operations to prevent potential issues and act on them before they trickle down to affect business operations. Further, the enterprise aims to provide enhanced observability and analytics for modernizing enterprise functions, positioning businesses to be more competitive in a quickly evolving market.

Posted September 21, 2022

Global provider of modern data integration, Fivetran, is debuting the availability of its Metadata API for advanced data tracking within Fivetran-managed pipelines. Data access control is key to Fivetran's latest API, tracking in-flight data from source to target to provide deep insights regarding governance and observability tool employment—allowing users to know who is accessing what data.

Posted September 21, 2022

Rocket Software's MV data servers and supporting tools are seeing a boost in releases as the company moves toward a more agile framework to deliver highly anticipated enhancements. "One of the main goals in Rocket MV is to bring our products to the next generation of developers through modern and innovative functionality," said Chris Rizza, product manager, Rocket Software.

Posted September 21, 2022

An aging MultiValue talent pool has companies scrambling to retain and retrain programming talent. According to BlueFinity, low-code/no-code development is a game changer in this space. A major benefit of low-code/no-code development is its ability to allow almost anyone with a working knowledge of computer applications to create apps for the digital economy.

Posted September 21, 2022

Entrinsik is releasing the latest version of Informer, building upon the platform's ease of use, and continued fulfilling of user requests. The company debuted 5.6 during a webinar showcasing all the new features. "We're all really excited about this release," said Evan Culler, Informer senior software engineer. "We've been listening to your feedback on how to advance the product, add new workflows, and make things easier."

Posted September 21, 2022

Accredify Pte. Ltd., a leading Asia Pacific verification solutions provider, announced that its Accredify-Verifiable Document Management Platform is now available on SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. Built on the SAP Business Technology Platform and integrated with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, the Accredify platform allows customers to generate and verify tamper-proof, verifiable documents and identities.

Posted September 21, 2022

Spatialitics LLC. announced that its Unity Engine V.2.0.1.20 is certified by SAP for integration with SAP S/4HANA. Unity Engine, a disruptive middleware platform that helps organizations to streamline integration between SAP business transactions and enterprise GIS systems, is now available on the SAP Store.

Posted September 21, 2022

SAP is introducing new advancements to the foundation of the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite aiming to create a powerful way for organizations to execute an integrated talent development strategy and create a future-ready workforce. The latest advancements to the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite bring together data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide organizations with a better understanding of the capabilities within their workforce and actionable talent intelligence to align their people with the needs of the organization.

Posted September 21, 2022

Flytxt B.V. announced that its Flytxt CLTV AI for CX solution is now available on SAP Store and is part of SAP's industry cloud portfolio for the telecommunication industry. Flytxt CLTV AI leverages integration capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and integrates with SAP Customer Data Platform to deliver actionable customer and product intelligence to improve customer experience workflows and decisions, resulting in better business outcomes, according to the company.

Posted September 21, 2022

Oracle is opening the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Spain to meet the rapidly-growing demand for enterprise cloud services in the country. The new region in Madrid will give Oracle's Spain-based public and private sector customers and partners access to a wide range of cloud services to modernize their applications, innovate with data and analytics, and migrate mission-critical workloads from their data centers to OCI.

Posted September 21, 2022

Oracle announced that MySQL HeatWave is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving customers a service that combines OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation within a single MySQL database. AWS users can now run transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads in one service, without requiring time-consuming ETL duplication between separate databases such as Amazon Aurora for transaction processing and Amazon Redshift or Snowflake on AWS for analytics and SageMaker for machine learning.

Posted September 21, 2022

People.ai, responsible for guiding enterprise sales teams on the path to pipeline and revenue generation, is announcing their latest enhancements to their product for optimized sales and operations efficiency, as well as improved customer relationships and insight.

Posted September 21, 2022

Provider of enterprise MLOps platform for data science, Domino Data Lab, is announcing its latest solutions in conjunction with NVIDIA ecosystem partners, emphasizing their hybrid MLOps efforts. Domino introduces a joint solution with NVIDIA and NetApp for AI/ML workload management across environments, as well as a NVIDIA-validated, MLOps and on-premises GPU reference architecture built by Domino and NVIDIA to the Domino Data Labs landscape.

Posted September 20, 2022

API-first platform, Postman, is unveiling Postman v10, the platform's most comprehensive update that promises enhanced productivity and quality through collaboration and integration features, as well as strengthened API governance and security functions. According to Postman's 2022 State of the API Report, 89% of approximately 37,000 API professionals stated that investments into APIs will increase or remain the same within their respective organizations throughout the next year—making Postman's promise of productivity, quality, and governance for APIs increasingly critical.

Posted September 20, 2022

Imply, founded by the original innovators behind Apache Druid, is announcing the achievement of its second milestone for Project Shapeshift, an approach towards targeting and resolving analytics application build issues for their developers. Aiming to be the database of choice for any developer building applications to support digital businesses, Imply's business prerogative highlights a critical intersection between application functions and big data analytics.

Posted September 20, 2022

Relational databases, once the epitome of data management technology, are becoming increasingly archaic as single servers lack the nuance to support the large quantities of data generated by modern enterprises. NoSQL databases offer a solution to legacy database architectures, offering scalable, consistent performance—but how do you migrate such large quantities of data without overcomplicating a new architecture?

Posted September 19, 2022

ScaleOut Software, developers of scalable, highly available, in-memory computing and streaming analytics technology software, is debuting Version 2 of the ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service for implementing streaming analytics in live systems via the digital twin model. The latest launch builds from the Version 1 iteration of the program, consisting of machine learning integration into digital twins with Microsoft's ML.NET library, intuitive business rules to create digital twin models, and Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins integration.

Posted September 19, 2022

Universal deployment automation company, Octopus Deploy, is debuting its latest product updates to Octopus ServiceNow Change Management Integration and Octopus DevOps Insights early access—highlighting the company's commitment towards improving DevOps workloads through process error avoidance and extensive insights. Octopus Deploy's work with more than 350,000 IT professionals serves as a testament towards its knowledge of effective DevOps contribution via deployment automation practices, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

Open source cloud data platform company, Aiven, is unveiling its beta launch of Aiven for ClickHouse, initially debuted at Uptime—the company's first annual developer conference. The beta iteration of Aiven for ClickHouse introduces the enterprise to the cloud data warehousing market, allowing for accelerated open source columnar database access for Aiven customers. Users seeking to employ high-performance analytics for critical business insights will have Aiven ClickHouse's fully managed cloud data warehouse in their Aiven toolbelt.

Posted September 19, 2022

IBM announced it has developed a proof-of-concept dilution refrigerator to house future large-scale quantum computers. The "super fridge," known as Project Goldeneye, can cool 1.7 cubic meters of volume—up from around 0.7 meters on current large fridges. That's about three times the space of an average US refrigerator.

Posted September 19, 2022

Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, is launching its Data Center Suite, a portfolio of outcome-based software solutions that help data center managers and owners optimize uptime, worker productivity, critical asset health, and operational expenses. By digitalizing, aggregating, and analyzing disparate critical systems into a unified data lake, the analytics produced by the on-premise Honeywell Data Center Suite provides operators more holistic, actionable information to help boost efficiency and decrease costs, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is launching Rocket Support for Zowe, a supporting offering for the Open Mainframe Project's Zowe open-source framework for z/OS and its multiple modern interfaces. Rocket Support for Zowe provides customers with 24/7 support for Zowe core components, improved security, and exclusive desktop applications, according to the vendor.

Posted September 19, 2022

IBM, the leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, is debuting its latest innovation towards marrying business operations and sustainability: the IBMLinuxONE Emperor 4 server. As a scalable Linux and Kubernetes-based platform, this enhancement to IBM's LinuxONE server aims to reduce energy consumption for clients as the world becomes increasingly eco-aware in a plethora of industries simultaneously looking to scale. 

Posted September 19, 2022

SambaNova Systems, provider of software and solutions to run Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning, and foundation model workloads, is releasing its next generation DataScale system. DataScale is a fully integrated hardware-software system that enables organizations to reimagine their approach to AI.

Posted September 15, 2022

StarlingX 7.0 is now available, further supporting low-latency and distributed cloud requirements. StarlingX combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack that provides everything telecom carriers and enterprises need to deploy an edge cloud on a few servers or hundreds of them. StarlingX is used by the most demanding applications in industrial IOT, telecom, video delivery and other ultra-low latency use cases.

Posted September 15, 2022

Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RapidMiner, a leader in advanced data analytics and machine learning (ML) software. RapidMiner's low-code platform is used by more than one million people of all skill levels to develop production-scale data pipelines and ML models, putting advanced data analytics into the hands of those who know the domain problems best.

Posted September 15, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

Google recently announced their "Simplicity Sprint" initiative, which focuses on improving efficiencies within their workforce during this uncertain economic environment impacted by the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, and the Great Resignation. However, simplifying and creating a more productive workforce is about more than improving focus, it's about uncovering and solving for increased complexity, brought on by an explosion of data, digital transformation initiatives, and the new reality of hybrid work. It is important for businesses and leaders to understand where these complexities are and what the key drivers are before redefining a new strategy to reduce business complexity.

Posted September 14, 2022

Within the realm of data science, deep learning frameworks are predominantly delivered via software found in the Python ecosystem. When looking at the options in the space, it may appear to some as a battle for supremacy, or for one to reign supreme, but the reality is that for a variety of reasons people have their favorites. Calling this a "war" is perhaps being a bit overdramatic.

Posted September 13, 2022

The company behind vendor-neutral unstructured data management, Datadobi, is debuting its latest release of StorageMAP, consisting of a variety of improvements particularly targeting orphaned data. StorageMAP, Datadobi's multi-vendor, multi-cloud data management platform, is a streamlined approach to unstructured data management to declutter and organize an enterprise's data storage. The 6.2 release for StorageMAP tackles orphan data's effect on enterprise resources, enabling IT teams to lower cost, carbon footprint, and risk.

Posted September 13, 2022

TimeXtender is releasing the next generation of its data estate builder, a low-code data management tool that empowers organizations to ingest and prepare their data for analytics, AI, and machine learning. According to the company, TimeXtender's data estate builder allows organizations to quickly integrate their siloed data into a data lake, model their data warehouse, and define data marts for multiple BI tools and endpoints—all within a simple, drag-and-drop user interface.

Posted September 13, 2022

Milesight IoT, provider of worldwide optimizations for business operation with both efficiency and sustainability, is announcing its partnership with Actility, provider of Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions. The goal of said partnership is to facilitate deployment of IoT use cases for smart buildings like indoor air quality (IAQ), smart offices, smart cities, and smart agriculture, according to the enterprises. The collaboration is cemented in both technical and business cooperation, as well as coupled promotion of Milesight LoRaWAN Gateway and Actility's ThingPark IoT platform.

Posted September 12, 2022

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, announced a partnership between its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa and Ondat, a Kubernetes-native data platform provider, offering customers a unified solution to run stateful applications on Kubernetes without worrying about availability, performance, protection, or the recovery of data. 

Posted September 12, 2022

HYCU, Inc., an enterprise backup as a service (BaaS) company specializing in hybrid and multi-cloud data protection as a service, and Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, are forming a new strategic relationship to combat the rise of ransomware attacks. Combined with HYCU, customers can protect their applications and achieve rapid, application centric recovery to avoid costly egress charges, according to Wasabi.

Posted September 12, 2022

Collaboration between MariaDB Corporation, provider of pluggable, propose-built storage engines for specialized workloads, and Qlik, an enterprise focused on offering real-time data integration and analytics solutions, ushers in efficient data migrations with Qlik's data integration platform from legacy database architectures to MariaDB's database solutions. Migration destinations such as MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB Xpand distributed SQL database, or MariaDB SkySQL cloud database service are available for workloads locked in legacy database sources, such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

Posted September 09, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is launching the Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake, offering departments and organizations of all sizes to start cataloging data on Snowflake's platform. The new offering, launched in partnership with Snowflake, makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organizations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data objects, and support use cases like cloud data migration for less than $100k, according to the vendors.

Posted September 09, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, announced new Kubernetes strategy that will deliver container support across the full portfolio of Virtana Platform solutions. This strategy aims to deliver actionable infrastructure insights for optimal performance, cost, and capacity of business applications, according to the vendor.  

Posted September 08, 2022

Privacera, the unified data access governance provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is offering its AWS Lake Formation integration in private preview. This solution offers complete data governance automation and fine-grained data access for AWS services including Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS.

Posted September 08, 2022

Data observability is a relatively new discipline in the fields of data engineering and data management. While many are familiar with the longstanding concepts of observability and monitoring in enterprise IT networks and infrastructure, data observability has only really come into the spotlight in the last two years. However, it has managed to turn a lot of heads in that short time.

Posted September 08, 2022

In previous columns, we've noted that the SQL language is in the ascendant. New SQL native databases such as CockroachDB and Yugabyte are showing robust adoption, while non-relational (NoSQL) databases increasingly provide SQL interfaces to their data. In light of this increasing trend, it's no surprise to see the introduction of a new SQL capability within the latest release of MongoDB—the Atlas SQL framework. 

Posted September 08, 2022

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