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Business Intelligence and Analytics

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

In the ever-shifting markets professionals work in today, companies must have the ability to remain agile and flexible throughout their business operations. To combat the uncertainties of the marketplace and customer demands for fast service, businesses have turned to open-source technology over the past decade. Open-source technologies provide IT and development teams with the agility to implement innovative tools and practices—such as DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

Posted December 14, 2022

According to a new study by Rocket Software on the MultiValue market, users in the space are increasingly looking to modernize their systems. Data security, application performance, and disaster recovery are the most important criteria to the MultiValue market, the report stated.

Posted December 14, 2022

Rocket Software recently redesigned its logo and website to spotlight the company's dedication to its new modernization strategy. The new Rocket logo points to the way forward, Barbara Goose, chief marketing officer, Rocket Software explained. It represents bringing different functions internally, all into one.

Posted December 14, 2022

Delivering technology alone will not be enough in 2023 as we move into a post-COVID landscape. Many companies are dealing with a hybrid workforce while also moving to become more sustainable and accustomed to new ways of integrating emerging technologies such as AI. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. Several MV leaders including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software continue to meet the new challenges of each year and again top this list.

Posted December 14, 2022

To say the past year has been interesting for data managers and professionals is an understatement. Intensifying efforts to achieve data-driven processes, escalating security issues, shifts toward graph and cloud databases, and supply chain turbulence have dominated data teams' task lists. The coming year will be no different.

Posted December 13, 2022

Opaque Systems, provider of secure, multi-party analytics and AI for Confidential Computing, is launching its flagship platform—the Opaque platform—to expand the use cases for Confidential Computing and empower data scientists' use of existing skills to combat current data analytics challenges.

Posted December 13, 2022

Iron Mountain, a leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, is expanding its North American data center footprint with the purchase of a 10 acre land parcel and more than 50 MVA (expandable to more than 100 MVA) substation in Phoenix, Arizona to develop a 36 megawatt, 230K square foot data center (AZP3).

Posted December 12, 2022

Red Hat OpenShift Data Science, the managed cloud service for data scientists and developers of intelligent applications, is adding a slew of new updates and features to promote deeper data analysis and better collaboration between ITOps, data scientists, and intelligent application developers.

Posted December 12, 2022

IBM announced an agreement to acquire Octo, a U.S.-based IT modernization and digital transformation services provider exclusively serving the U.S. federal government, including defense, health, and civilian agencies. Upon the close of the acquisition, Octo's approximately 1,500 employees will join IBM Consulting's U.S. public and federal market organization.

Posted December 12, 2022

IBM, as part of its continued efforts toward prioritizing its ecosystem partners, is announcing new SaaS offerings, consulting capabilities, and expanded mainframe application modernization in collaboration with AWS to enhance the experiences of both partner and client alike.

Posted December 12, 2022

MANTA brings intelligence to metadata management by providing a data lineage platform that automatically scans your data environment to build a powerful map of all data flows and deliver it through a native UI and other channels to both technical and non-technical users. With MANTA, everyone gets full visibility and control of their data pipeline.

Posted December 12, 2022

Today's data environments are highly diverse—residing on many platforms and requiring a variety of approaches to ensure data resiliency and availability. Delivering technology alone will not be enough in 2023. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents, to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted December 08, 2022

The British royal family safeguards its crown jewels—the treasures held by the English monarchy comprising more than 100 objects estimated to be worth billions—with world-class security systems, including two-ton steel doors and bomb-proof glass. When the crown jewels are transported or moved, such as for a royal wedding or the recent coronation ceremony, they are guarded closely by elite, ex-military members at all times—with access restricted to only a few security-cleared individuals.

Posted December 08, 2022

Modern applications have increasingly leveraged Kubernetes as the "OS of the cloud" because of its ability to abstract the underlying cloud platform and coordinate the activities of multiple docker containers. Kubernetes does indeed radically simplify the deployment and administration of multi-service distributed applications. However, it has a significant learning curve, and maintaining a largescale Kubernetes cluster can be daunting.

Posted December 08, 2022

Readers of this column sometimes ask me questions about databases and database administration, which I welcome. And at times I will take the opportunity to answer particularly intriguing questions in print. One intriguing question I have been asked more than once is: "What metrics and measurements are useful for managing how effective your DBA group is?"

Posted December 08, 2022

Often data is categorized into very high-level groupings of structured or unstructured. Generally, structured data is considered data that conforms to an easily identifiable pattern and as part of this conforming, that data may be easily loaded into a relational database table "as is." Examples of this might be fixed-format files, or comma-separated files having an agreed upon pattern to each record within it. Unstructured data supposedly cannot be loaded "as is" into a relational table. Unstructured data is, by name, lacking an identifiable structure to make sense of the data, right? Not exactly.

Posted December 08, 2022

Cybersecurity and threat detection continues to be top of mind moving into 2023. Data breaches and the capture of sensitive information remain concerns for organizations large and small. Here, data security leaders share their thoughts on what lies ahead as companies seek the best resources to secure data and thwart bad actors.

Posted December 07, 2022

DH2i, provider of multi-platform software-defined perimeter (SDP) and smart high availability (HA) clustering software for Windows and Linux, is announcing general availability of DxEnterprise (DxE) version 22. This launch, with its new container sidecar, allows application-level HA clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes (K8s).

Posted December 07, 2022

CoreStack, a global multi-cloud governance provider and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that its NextGen Cloud Governance platform has achieved "Powered by Oracle Cloud" Expertise and is now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The CoreStack platform enables AI-powered cloud governance and management to provide customers with data-driven actionable intelligence into various business-critical facets of cloud.

Posted December 07, 2022

Twelve Labs, the video search and understanding company, announced several product advances along with closing on a $12 million seed extension round, following its initial seed fundraise last spring. To help ensure that speed and quality are not compromised, Twelve Labs has chosen Oracle to provide the AI cloud infrastructure capacity required to bring its foundation AI model to market.

Posted December 07, 2022

Quest Software creates and manage software that makes the benefits of new technology real while empowering users and data, streamlining IT operations, and hardening cybersecurity from the inside out. Looking ahead to a new year several experts at Quest are offering their predictions for 2023.

Posted December 07, 2022

Arcitecta, a data management software company, is launching Mediaflux Point in Time, a backup and recovery technology that empowers scalable data resiliency.

Posted December 06, 2022

The call for speakers is open for the 10th annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 10-11, 2023, with pre-conference workshops on May 9, 2023. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Data Management, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Architecture, and Emerging Technologies.

Posted December 06, 2022

ClickHouse, Inc, creator of an online analytical processing (OLAP) database management system, announced the general availability of their newest offering, ClickHouse Cloud. The platform promises a lightning-fast cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises.

Posted December 06, 2022

Striim, Inc., announced the availability of Striim Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving users access to a fully-managed, unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for real-time streaming data integration and analytics from both on-premise or hybrid cloud mission-critical applications.

Posted December 05, 2022

comforte AG is offering a new Secure Data Analytics solution designed to empower organizations to leverage cloud-based analytics tools without compromising security or compliance. Comforte's new Secure Data Analytics solution helps organizations to optimize their use of cloud-based analytics in a fully secure and compliant fashion.

Posted December 05, 2022

A renewed interest in data-centric AI is driving increased model outcome accuracy and introducing the concept to new applications. Data-centric AI is gaining momentum as engineers working with AI shift their focus from models to data. Whereas engineers previously took a model-centered approach to improve the prediction outcomes and accuracy of a model, current dynamics are causing many to look to the quality of input data to improve outcomes.

Posted December 01, 2022

Global technology solutions company Unisys Corporation and multi-cloud data services company Faction announced they will jointly offer an end-to-end solution for fully-managed data protection, cyber recovery, and business continuity services in both on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Posted December 01, 2022

Tidal, the SaaS company providing organizational application migration to the cloud, is unveiling an enterprise software platform for cloud migration and modernization: Tidal Accelerator.

Posted November 30, 2022

AI continues to fuel a hotbed of activity from automating mundane tasks to enhancing decision making, and progress in this area looks to heat up even more in 2023. Here, IT leaders share their perspectives on where AI is headed and what can be expected to change in 2023.

Posted November 30, 2022

Synatic, a provider of data integration and automation, announced it has secured an additional $2.5 million in a seed extension funding round, enabling the company to expand its market reach in the United States in preparation for Series A funding early in 2023.

Posted November 30, 2022

Siren, provider of investigative intelligence analytics, is launching Siren 13, the latest iteration of the platform for accelerating investigations through better accessible and actionable data.

Posted November 29, 2022

Databricks is releasing MLflow 2.0, building upon MLflow's strong platform foundation and incorporating extensive user feedback to simplify data science workflows and deliver innovative, first-class tools for MLOps. Features and improvements include extensions to MLflow Recipes (formerly MLflow Pipelines) such as AutoML, hyperparameter tuning, and classification support, as well modernized integrations with the ML ecosystem, a streamlined MLflow Tracking UI, a refresh of core APIs across MLflow's platform components, and much more.

Posted November 29, 2022

NS1, a provider of smart network control solutions, is unveiling NetBox Cloud availability in the AWS Marketplace, granting accessibility for AWS customers to NS1 network infrastructure technology.

Posted November 29, 2022

Comet, provider of an MLOps platform for machine learning (ML) teams from startup to enterprise, is releasing a new product: Kangas, open sourced to democratize large scale visual dataset exploration and analysis for the computer vision and machine learning community. Kangas helps users understand and debug their data in a new and highly intuitive way, according to the company.

Posted November 29, 2022

Data wants to spread, and similarly, it wants to grow; Andrew Brust, research director at Gigaom, and Dan Potter, VP of product marketing at Qlik, made this statement during DBTA's webinar, "The Business Case for Data Fabric," further explaining that data requires going with the grain, not attempting to "fix" the nature of its existence.

Posted November 29, 2022

In a roundtable webinar hosted by DBTA, experts in data management and analytics joined to examine the best practices and tools for adapting to the needs of modern data while keeping in mind the needs of modern enterprises.

Posted November 29, 2022

Cameron O'Rourke, senior director of product strategy at Incorta, and Eldad Chai, CEO of Satori, gathered for a DBTA webinar, "Top Trends in Data Engineering," to discuss key patterns and methods that illuminate what areas of data and analytics need some technological TLC.

Posted November 22, 2022

Collibra is introducing a wave of new innovations designed to make data intelligence easy and accessible to more data users, including new capabilities for Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud that enhance search, collaboration, business process automation, and analytics as well as brand new products that support customers with data access governance and data quality and observability in the cloud.

Posted November 22, 2022

The provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, Equalum, is debuting its Equalum Competitive Replacement Program, re-envisioning the enterprise's CDC solution for customers of legacy solutions, including HVR, Striim, and StreamSets, both for on-premises and cloud environments.

Posted November 21, 2022

d-Matrix, a provider of high-efficiency AI-compute and inference, is partnering with Microsoft to use its low-code reinforcement learning (RL) platform, Project Bonsai, enabling an AI-trained compiler for d-Matrix's digital in memory compute (DIMC) products. The user-friendly Project Bonsai platform accelerates time to value, with a product-ready solution that cuts down on development efforts using an AI-based compiler that leverages ultra-efficient DIMC technology from d-Matrix, according to the vendor.

Posted November 21, 2022

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1, the latest version of the enterprise Linux platform. Along with the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, these minor versions add and refine capabilities for a wide range of enterprise IT needs, from helping to streamline complex infrastructure environments to improving the security stance of containerized applications.

Posted November 21, 2022

Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI), a leader in data center, power, and cooling infrastructure solutions, is collaborating with Iceotope, the global leader in precision immersion cooling, and nVent, a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. The alliance is beneficial to enterprise data centers, high-performance and edge computing, smart manufacturing, content delivery, telemedicine, AI, and virtual reality.

Posted November 21, 2022

IBM Research and PyTorch are partnering to enable foundation models with billions of parameters to easily run on standard cloud networking infrastructure, such as Ethernet networking. Researchers at IBM have been working with the distributed team within PyTorch, the open-source machine learning platform run by the Linux Foundation, to find a way to train large AI models on affordable networking hardware.

Posted November 21, 2022

IBM is unveiling the IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service, a direct result of the ongoing, 20-year partnership between IBM and VMware that elaborates upon their workload modernization and time-to-value acceleration ventures.

Posted November 21, 2022

When designing a data center, a recognized set of principles is typically followed. Scalability, resiliency, reliability, and sustainability are all essential, but the most important common feature for data center products may be flexibility. The equipment cabinet should likewise be flexible, but this has not always been the case. There has been a rethinking of the way IT infrastructure, power, and cooling converge—and the data center cabinet is starting to adapt.

Posted November 21, 2022

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, is releasing Rubrik Cyber Recovery to help organizations improve their cyber readiness and recover faster. Available as part of Rubrik Security Cloud, Rubrik Cyber Recovery delivers two new capabilities to help organizations better prepare for attacks and minimize operational downtime. It provides a simple way to test, validate, and document the success of an organization's cyber recovery plans. It also provides businesses a way to instantly recover the last known clean copy of data into production while performing forensic investigations out-of-band in an isolated recovery environment.

Posted November 17, 2022

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