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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.



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With the push to automate increasingly complex data environments, along with a greater need to spur collaboration to deliver more effective and timely analytics capabilities, organizations are turning to DataOps as well as a series of related "Ops" methodologies. Will DataOps—eventually conjoined with DevOps, AIOps, and MLOps—help businesses compete in the digital era? Industry observers point out that these approaches are promising, but a lot of work lies ahead to achieve true collaborative and automated innovation in the data management space.

Posted April 01, 2022

IT executives are struggling to source skills that enable cloud and edge adoption, which has been the largest barrier to deploying cloud-based technologies. To help address the problem, Google announced in October that it will help more than 40 million people build cloud skills. With this pressing issue in mind, Rahul Pradhan, head of cloud products, engineering, Couchbase, recently reflected on the impact the skills shortage is having on DevOps teams, and how organizations can address this issue.

Posted March 31, 2022

To drive significantly greater productivity and efficiency for increasingly complex chip designs, Synopsys is introducing a new cloud-optimized electronic design automation (EDA) deployment model. Synopsys Cloud provides access to the company's cloud-optimized design and verification products, with pre-optimized infrastructure on Microsoft Azure to address higher levels of interdependencies in chip development. 

Posted March 31, 2022

A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the hottest topic in data integration today: the data mesh. But is the data mesh truly achievable for a modern enterprise? And is it truly novel, or simply a rehashing of older paradigms and techniques? DBTA held a webinar with Paul Lacey, Sr. director of product marketing, Matillion who discussed what a decentralized approach to data management could look like in practice.

Posted March 31, 2022

Datafold, a data quality platform that automates the most tedious parts of data engineering workflows, is partnering with dbt Labs, the pioneer in analytics engineering, to provide a new integration to deliver trusted data faster. Datafold has automated test coverage for analytics engineers which can now be added into a company's CI/CD workflow in one click with dbt Cloud or with a Python SDK for dbt Core.

Posted March 30, 2022

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise (ADE), is introducing new operations management features and capabilities to its BMC Helix solution. The updates are designed to increase decision-making accuracy and accelerate mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) through early detection, operational intelligence, and resource optimization.

Posted March 30, 2022

GoodData, a provider of data and analytics infrastructure, is offering new dashboard plugins that enable enhanced capabilities for dashboards customization without the need of GoodData support. With the creation of dashboard plugins, GoodData customers are able to tailor their default dashboards experience with custom code based on the low-code GoodData.UI SDK for custom application development.

Posted March 30, 2022

Talend, a provider in data integration and data governance, is offering Talend Data Catalog 8, an automated data catalog providing enhanced proactive data governance capabilities.

Posted March 29, 2022

ScaleOut Software is introducing support for Redis clients in ScaleOut StateServer Version 5.11, available as a community preview. With this release, Redis users can harness the company's flagship distributed caching product to connect to a cluster of ScaleOut servers and execute Redis commands.

Posted March 29, 2022

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Wednesday, May 11. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2022 issue of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted March 28, 2022

PlanetScale, the serverless database powered by MySQL and Vitess, is introducing PlanetScale Rewind, an "Easy Button" to undo schema migrations that enables users to recover in seconds from changes that break production databases. PlanetScale Rewind lets users almost instantly revert changes to the previous healthy state without losing any of the data that was added, modified, or otherwise changed in the interim.

Posted March 28, 2022

Shoreline.io, the Incident Automation company, announced it has raised $35 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to expand the team and deliver prepackaged solutions for the many commonplace problems encountered by engineers in the public cloud.

Posted March 28, 2022

RapidAPI, provider of an API Hub that enables millions of developers and enterprises to find, connect to, and manage thousands of APIs, announced it has raised $150 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue to scale its API Hub, adding more capabilities to help developers create and collaborate on APIs - following its release of API Testing tools and acquisition of API development tool, Paw. This recent round puts the company at a $1 billion valuation.

Posted March 24, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is now enabling the integration of NetApp StorageGRID with Alluxio's Data Orchestration Platform. The combined solution will help enterprises accelerate adoption of the cloud and optimize their resource spend for a modern data platform ready for enormous scale, according to the vendors.

Posted March 24, 2022

Domo is introducing several key enhancements to its cloud-based platform to make it easier than ever to put data to work for everyone, enhancing the speed, scale, and user experience (UX). Included in these platform enhancements are new functionality in Domo Multi-cloud, a new Governance Toolkit and updates to Universal Data Modeling, making it easier to understand, engage and leverage data across any organization, according to the vendor.

Posted March 24, 2022

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, is collaborating with Cisco to release with FlexPod XCS, the evolution of FlexPod providing one automated platform for modern applications, data and hybrid cloud services.

Posted March 24, 2022

Google Cloud and VMware, Inc. are expanding their partnership to help customers accelerate app modernization and cloud transformation as customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Posted March 24, 2022

SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, a provider of software solutions for digital transformation processes and automated data migrations in the SAP environment, announced it is moving to the cloud with RISE with SAP. The cloud move is part of a transformation program that SNP launched in January this year. As part of the program, the IT company will also integrate Datavard, which it acquired last year, and drive forward its own digitalization strategy by introducing various measures.

Posted March 23, 2022

After finding several vulnerabilities during a routine release, SAP has published 17 new and updated Security Notes on its March Patch Day (including the notes that were released or updated since last Patch Tuesday). This includes four HotNews Notes and one High Priority Note.

Posted March 23, 2022

Miracle Software Systems, Inc. announced it has achieved SAP gold partner status in the SAP PartnerEdge program, indicating the company's exceptional delivery capabilities, extensive competency working with SAP, and ability in driving business value to its customers.

Posted March 23, 2022

SAP announced it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake of Taulia, a leading provider of working capital management solutions. "With Taulia now an official part of our solution portfolio, we can help companies gain financial flexibility and stability and contribute to making supply chains more resilient," said Luka Mucic, CFO of SAP.

Posted March 23, 2022

Zumasys recently helped a customer navigate through the Amazon direct fulfillment process, leveraging the power of open APIs and IMACS. "Zumasys has spent the last decade building the most experienced, capable bench of MultiValue professionals in the industry. We are here to help," said Elvin Wytko, senior software developer at Zumasys.

Posted March 23, 2022

Northwest Title, a company with experience in complex real estate transactions of all types?including residential, commercial, and land development—recently chose Entrinsik Informer for the transformation of its business.

Posted March 23, 2022

A New Zealand insurance services provider needed to modernize its existing IT infrastructure to support growing accessibility demands. The company chose Rocket Software to modernize its document management system.

Posted March 23, 2022

Junk data is any data that is not governed. Junk data starts to accumulate when individuals make copies of data from a larger dataset for a particular use case, make changes to it, and then do not integrate those changes into the larger set. By taking the time to invest in data integrity upfront, a company can ensure the quality and security of its data assets are appropriately available to the business ultimately saving time and money.

Posted March 21, 2022

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure, data management, analytics, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has introduced new Lumada DataOps capabilities for automated, AI-driven data operations for all enterprise customers and Lumada Industrial DataOps, providing advanced analytics capabilities for industrial use cases.

Posted March 16, 2022

Rockset, the real-time analytics company, now supports real-time data ingestion from Azure Blob Storage, Azure Event Hubs, and Azure Service Bus—enabling customers to ingest, transform, and analyze real-time data from their Azure data lake or event stream.

Posted March 16, 2022

Anyone investing in an SAP ERP solution running on Oracle Linux is clearly serious about ensuring that their critical line of business systems run smoothly, predictably, and efficiently. It should go without saying that those operations will be consistently accessible and run without unexpected interruption. Saying nothing, though, would be a mistake, for there's nothing magical about Oracle Linux that inherently guarantees high availability (HA) for an SAP landscape. Without proper planning and an infrastructure configured for HA, that big investment is vulnerable.

Posted March 16, 2022

Bharti Airtel (Airtel), a communications solutions provider, has chosen Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Management (SCM) to digitize and simplify its finance, planning, and supply chain processes. Airtel, which operates in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa, provides a range of consumer telecom services to more than 480 million customers, including 4G/4.5G broadband, fixed lines, fiber with speeds up to 1 GBps, and streaming services that span music and video, digital payments, and financial services.

Posted March 16, 2022

Redis, the real-time data platform, is releasing RedisJSON 2.0, enabling customers to more easily modernize existing applications and create entirely new digital experiences requiring real-time access and processing of JSON document files.

Posted March 15, 2022

Vultr, an independent provider of cloud infrastructure, is launching a new Optimized Cloud Compute product line, along with a refreshed Cloud Compute lineup of virtual machines. Through this launch, Vultr is introducing a wide range of shapes and sizes of High Performance VMs, all with 100% NVMe SSD storage, and including instances powered by 3rd Generation AMD EPYC processors.

Posted March 15, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is partnering with Backblaze, Inc., a leading storage cloud platform, to allow organizations managing backups of their enterprise environments and cloud native applications to utilize the Backblaze B2 platform.

Posted March 15, 2022

Thrive, a premier provider of NextGen Managed Services, is acquiring SouthTech, a managed technology solutions leader on the Florida West Coast, providing businesses throughout the region with enhanced IT support along with Thrive's next-generation managed cybersecurity, collaboration, and cloud services.

Posted March 11, 2022

Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, is launching Alteryx Analytics Cloud, its first unified end-to-end analytics automation platform.The availability of new Alteryx solutions in the cloud means users only need a browser to gain access to insights, with a setup that can be done in minutes instead of days.

Posted March 11, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is releasing Xpand 6 with significant new features, maximizing performance with fast operational analytics. Xpand now has the smarts to eliminate the need and inconsistencies of loading data to operational data warehouses.

Posted March 11, 2022

Data center downtime and outages are undoubtedly costly—with 40% costing between $100,000 and $1 million each according to a 2020 Uptime Institute report. Ironically, data center management hasn't always been driven by much data. The good news is data center failures are largely avoidable. The bad news is most operators aren't employing the data center analytics solutions needed to proactively predict and prevent downtime. 

Posted March 11, 2022

In the world of DataOps, the dual mandate of data democratization and the need for privacy, security, and compliance are pushed front and center. The speed and simplicity of cloud analytics adoption is opening a new world of risk for corporate data governance teams mandated with ensuring organizations remain compliant in an increasingly complex world of global regulations. In short, managing data and access governance in a traditional top-down, IT-controlled manner, while managing data, analytical, and visualization technologies via a decentralized, agile DataOps framework, is a recipe for disaster.

Posted March 11, 2022

Standard SQL defines four isolation levels that can be set using the SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL statement: Serializable, Repeatable Read, Read Committed, and Read Uncommitted. Although all of the popular relational DBMSs support isolation level, the exact naming and implementation will vary.

Posted March 11, 2022

MongoDB initially gained traction as a backend for web applications, in which it was mostly concerned with so-called "CRUD" operations—creating, reading, updating, and deleting documents. Since then, MongoDB has broadened its capabilities remarkably, but it is still typically deployed as an operational database rather than as an analytic DB or data warehouse.

Posted March 11, 2022

Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.

Posted March 11, 2022

By utilizing Entrinsik Informer Dashboards, Canadore College found an effective solution for visualizing its data. Informer is making faculty much more receptive to data, as it is allowing them to not only be more involved in the decisions being made around their programs but shows them exactly why decisions are being made.

Posted March 11, 2022

Rocket Software recently assisted SMC transform its business with the help of the Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Focused on the mission of advancing automation for its clients, SMC also needed to automate transactions and provide real-time access to its ERP system to improve employee productivity and customer experiences.

Posted March 11, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted March 11, 2022

Software AG has announced an agreement to acquire StreamSets, a provider of data integration for the modern data stack. With this acquisition, Software AG says it is adding a SaaS and subscription business that is growing rapidly. The acquisition is the first in Software AG's M&A strategy which is designed to accelerate growth by opening up access to new parts of its €61 billion total addressable market.

Posted March 09, 2022

Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, is releasing the latest version of its low-code offering, the Zoho Creator Platform, an all-in-one solution that bridges the gap between business users and IT teams. Addressing the needs of both business users and IT teams, Zoho Creator Platform supports all levels to build, manage, integrate, and analyze for a complete low-code experience, enabling 10X faster deployment than any other solution on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted March 09, 2022

Solace is offering a series of cloud-based developments designed to help organizations integrate data held in legacy systems into cloud-based applications. Firstly, Solace has added enhanced integration capabilities that make it easier to extend event meshes to the cloud. An event mesh is a way of distributing events among decoupled applications, cloud services, and devices.

Posted March 09, 2022

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