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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

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, to accelerate enterprise deployment of data-streaming applications and help enterprises get better insights, faster.

Posted June 12, 2020

From data quality issues to architecting and optimizing models and data pipelines, there are many considerations to keep in mind with regard to machine learning. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session, titled "Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning," provided a close look at the challenges involved in using machine learning, as well as the enabling technologies, techniques, and applications required to achieve your goals. As part of the session, Rashmi Gupta, director data architecture, KPMG LLC, explained how to use tools for orchestration and version control to streamline datasets in a presentation, titled "Operationalizing of Machine Learning Data." Adding to the discussion, Andy Thurai, thought leader, blogger, and chief strategist at the Field CTO (thefieldcto.com), shared how infusing AI into operations can lead to improvements with his presentation, "AIOps the Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted June 11, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto.

Posted June 11, 2020

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems, make decisions, or extend offers has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently that technologies were available to address the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session titled "Enabling Real-Time Analytics," covered real-world strategies for leveraging data when and where it is needed.

Posted June 11, 2020

BitBox USA, LLC, providers of the BitBox IoT platform, and EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, will deepen their partnership to meet the global surge in internet connectivity needs. Integrating the BitBox IoT Platform as the unified solution to monitor and manage distributed infrastructure enables EdgeMicro's micro data centers' (MDCs) rollout to hundreds of sites in North America and thousands of locations globally.

Posted June 11, 2020

Modernization is driving many of today's enterprise data strategies—and cloud stands out as the primary vehicle for attaining this modernization. However, many enterprises are struggling with data quality issues, as well as integrating cloud-based and on-premise data.

Posted June 10, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 10, 2020

This year more than ever before, customers are turning to online transactions in response to decreased physical mobility due to the COVID-19 crisis, employees are working from home, and an uncertain economy is demanding smarter ways to compete. At the root of all these capabilities is data and the ability to analyze and act on data-driven insights. What technologies are coming to the forefront to enhance enterprises' ability to compete on data? We asked a number of leading industry experts and solution providers to describe what they see as the most impactful technologies shaping today's data environments.

Posted June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided most of us with more disruption and change in a few months than we have experienced in decades. The short-term effects of lockdown, health tragedies, and severe economic downturn are all too apparent. But we all know that there will be a post-COVID world, and it makes sense to try and predict what role technology will play in that recovery.

Posted June 10, 2020

Database technologies are constantly changing and adding new options for enterprises. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session titled "The New World of Database Technologies," looked at two key NoSQL databases, MongoDB, a cross-platform document oriented database, and AnzoGraph DB, an MPP (massively parallel processing) graph database designed to accelerate data integration and scalable analytics.

Posted June 10, 2020

Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats. Whether cloud-based or on-premise and open source or proprietary, there are many options for data management and analytics. Spanning the spectrum of well-established and cutting edge, the DBTA 100 list recognizes companies that are innovating and preparing for the future.

Posted June 10, 2020

Alcomtec is a Rocket Software partner based in Lima, Peru. The company builds a wide range of technology tools that help businesses solve their critical problems and grow their revenues. Alcomtec launched Fudtrak and Fudtraker, two digital tools that are powering the food truck industry by enabling owners to manage everything from inventory to orders to payments in a single app—both underpinned by Rocket technology.

Posted June 10, 2020

Using the RESTful services in jBASE, Pennsylvania-based wholesale electrical distributor Scott Electric has been able to transform itself by providing online sales directly to its customers. Despite COVID-19, March was the company's strongest month for online orders.

Posted June 10, 2020

Zumasys is acquiring Total Computing Solutions (TCS), bringing a new set of platform capabilities for the MultiValue space. Zumasys plans to bring the TotaLink credit card processing software, which is well suited for MultiValue applications, to the general marketplace.

Posted June 10, 2020

Knowledge graphs are on the rise at enterprises that seek more effective ways to connect the dots between the data world and the business world. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, David Newman, strategic planning manager, senior vice president, Innovation Group, Innovation R&D, Wells Fargo Bank, and Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc., provided a close look at how to use these technologies for game-changing results.

Posted June 10, 2020

The second day of free Data Summit Connect webinars began with a keynote titled, "The Secret to a Data-Driven Enterprise with Apache Cassandra," by presenter Bryan Kirschner, vice president, strategy, DataStax.

Posted June 10, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and HVR are releasing a joint solution that enables real-time data replication and data transformation for the cloud. Ideal for organizations looking to execute digital transformation and cloud data warehouse modernization strategies, the joint solution combines HVR's real-time Change Data Capture (CDC) with Matillion's data transformation capabilities.

Posted June 10, 2020

New approaches are available to modernize, streamline, and accelerate data management processes. It is critical to stay up-to-date with the latest ways to extract value from data with a modern data strategy. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, Seth Earley, CEO, Earley Information Science, and Ralph Aloe, director, Enterprise Information Management, Prudential Financial, offered strategies for smarter data management in a session, titled "Winning With A Modern Data Strategy."

Posted June 10, 2020

Organizations are constantly looking to innovate without completely cutting their purse strings. What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced AI platform without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal data scientist team?

Posted June 09, 2020

Data Summit Connect opened up on June 9 with a keynote from Lee Rainie, director, internet and technology research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System," who discussed how the current pandemic is affecting data collection and privacy.

Posted June 09, 2020

The starting point in developing and launching an enterprise data and analytics strategy is to understand the interrelationships that are necessary to deliver analytics capabilities. John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, held a workshop titled, "Build An Actionable Roadmap For Enterprise Data And Analytics" during Data Summit Connect.

Posted June 08, 2020

As part of Data Summit Connect 2020, Joe Hilger, COO and co-founder of Enterprise Knowledge, LLC, and Sara Nash, a technical analyst with the consultancy, presented a presented a pre-conference workshop on knowledge graphs, which are becoming an increasingly valuable tool that organizations are using to leverage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze.

Posted June 08, 2020

Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed open source data technologies, is releasing Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect, enabling seamless data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems at scale.

Posted June 08, 2020

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management platform, is acquiring SovLabs, enabling CloudBolt to better serve its growing base of global customers and the thousands of VMware vRealize customers as enterprises increasingly adopt new tools like HashiCorp Terraform, Kubernetes, ServiceNow, and more.

Posted June 05, 2020

Cloudian today is releasing HyperIQ, a monitoring and observability solution for efficiently managing Cloudian storage and related infrastructure across on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. HyperIQ features intelligent storage and user analytics, along with health checks, that enable predictive maintenance, enhanced security, and resource optimization.

Posted June 05, 2020

The world of database management is changing. Cloud adoption is accelerating, along with automation, offering a path for companies to increase their database capabilities while keeping costs in line. Reducing infrastructure costs, improving systems agility and supporting new use cases are all key drivers.

Posted June 04, 2020

IT teams are under Increasing pressure to ensure data security and availability but are lacking skillsets and integrated tools (i.e. inability to keep environment patched & standardized) to ensure the availability and security of a growing database estate. DBTA recently held a webinar with Chris Paap, solutions marketing manager, Nutanix, who discussed how using Nutanix can secure DBs from vulnerabilities, backing up databases, and provide high availability.

Posted June 04, 2020

BMC, which just completed the purchase of Compuware, has unveiled BMC AMI Operational Insight, an AI-driven solution that uses machine learning to detect anomalies and maximize lead time for remediation to mitigate mainframe issues before they become business problems.

Posted June 04, 2020

Fluree, a startup that provides a data-centric technology stack, is launching the Fluree Partner Network (FPN) providing enabling technology for ISVs, Sis, and VARs to build and deliver the Web3 applications. 

Posted June 04, 2020

Core Scientific, a provider of AI and blockchain cloud infrastructure and software solutions, and SQream, are partnering to bring accelerated analytics of massive data to the GPU Cloud for data scientists. This partnership aims to provide cost effective accelerated analytics based on GPU computing for machine learning and deep learning used by telecom operators, financial services, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

Posted June 04, 2020

Cutting-edge startups are constantly emerging to address new challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these young, innovative companies have fresh approaches that tap into blockchain, quantum computing, advanced analytics, AI, DevOps methodologies, containerization, and data security advancements. To shine a spotlight on some of the ways innovation in IT is being reflected today, here, DBTA presents 28 companies we think are worth watching in 2020.

Posted June 04, 2020

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting.

Posted June 03, 2020

Microsoft has announced Host Integration Server 2020 (HIS 2020), which offers technologies and tools enabling enterprise IT organizations to integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages, and data efficiently and securely with new Azure and Windows applications. 

Posted June 03, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider and BigID, provider of a data intelligence platform for privacy, protection and perspective, are joining forces to give organizations an integrated, automated approach to tackling some of the biggest challenges associated with deriving valuable insights from sensitive data.

Posted June 03, 2020

Real-time access to key data and the resulting insights from such data have been extremely useful for making key decisions. And these data points are streaming in from all types of data sources including IoT sensors. DBTA recently held a webinar with Charles Boicey, co-founder and CIO at Clearsense and Cindy Maike, VP of industry solutions at Cloudera, who discussed how the edge has evolved across multiple industry verticals, key challenges that every IoT implementation struggles with, and more.

Posted June 03, 2020

Morpheus Data, a multi-cloud management platform company, is making a variety of network security and hybrid cloud updates to its unified orchestration and automation software.

Posted June 03, 2020

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on organizations of all types. Recently, John Pocknell of Quest Software, talked with DBTA about trends in database management before and after the new crisis-forced shift to remote work and how DBAs' roles are being affected. As part of his responsibilities as senior market strategist at Quest, Pocknell looks at emerging challenges and speaks to customers to understand where future problems and opportunities may lie ahead to help map the company's database solutions to those needs. Before the crisis, DBA roles were undergoing radical change and that is only accelerating now, Pocknell says.

Posted June 03, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 02, 2020

Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important. Even before the IT elements of data optimization begin, aligning organizational culture around a data-driven mindset will be a major challenge. Making the case for data optimization is important.

Posted June 01, 2020

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management platform provider, is releasing CloudBolt 9.3, offering features including improved user navigation, expanded support for Microsoft Azure, and deep integrations with Veeam, SolarWinds, and Cisco UCS.

Posted May 29, 2020

DefinedCrowd, a data provider for artificial intelligence, is receiving $50.5 million in a Series B funding round, which will support DefinedCrowd's vision to create seamless interaction between people and machines. With this investment, DefinedCrowd plans to expand its existing solutions, launch new subscription-based offerings, and expand its global reach.

Posted May 28, 2020

Docker has extended its strategic collaboration with Microsoft to simplify code to cloud application development for developers and development teams by more closely integrating with Azure Container Instances (ACI). The deeper collaboration, which also includes tighter integration with Visual Studio Code (VS Code), will allow developers to quickly start new language-specific projects (Node.js, Python, .NET Core/C#), leverage new functionality around the Compose Specification and streamline how they switch from local development to a serverless cloud container service while remaining in the Docker CLI user interface or from within VS Code.

Posted May 28, 2020

ScaleOut Software is releasing its Digital Twin Streaming Service, a SaaS solution harnessing in-memory cloud computing to provide real-time analytics. By creating "real-time digital twins" that simultaneously analyze telemetry from thousands of streaming data sources, this solution enables customers to take advantage of deeper introspection and better real-time decision-making without waiting to query data at rest in data lakes.

Posted May 28, 2020

I've kept you informed over the years about not just the latest news and features in SQL Server, but across the entire Microsoft Data Platform, both on-premise and in the cloud. This includes additional products such as SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and their cloud siblings, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure Data Factory (ADF). Another important and powerful sibling product is Azure Cosmos DB, previously known as Document DB, which I first wrote about here many years ago.

Posted May 28, 2020

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, is adding thin provisioning to its KumoScale storage software based on NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology. Thin provisioning joins KumoScale software's growing list of advanced storage functions that allow for the virtualization and management of high-performance flash at data center scale.

Posted May 28, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing Progress MOVEit 2020, a secure, automated Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution that can be deployed on-premises and in the cloud. The new release comes equipped with MOVEit Mobile 2.0, as well as enhanced cloud, integration and performance capabilities.

Posted May 28, 2020

erwin, Inc. is releasing the latest version of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI), enabling users to utilize enterprise data governance faster and give business users more knowledge about available data assets to facilitate sound decision-making. This release enhances erwin DI's automation capabilities, including new AI/ML, a data lineage analyzer, data model integration and compliance-driven asset classification. It also provides an enhanced UI for the business user portal.

Posted May 28, 2020

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