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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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Zumasys is introducing a new AI feature to its Rover ERP and Rover Business Suite (RBS), offering instant access to a specialized in-house expert, always ready to assist with a wide range of tasks. Rover AI is the new innovative AI assistant for Rover ERP and RBS. It acts as a personal expert, available at a moment's notice to answer questions, synthesize information, generate reports, and more.

Posted January 24, 2024

Earlier in 2023, we discussed The Importance of Metadata here in the DBA Corner column. And, indeed, metadata is more important than ever before because it helps us to understand our data. Data without metadata lacks meaning, making it difficult to be used. Metadata gives data its form and makes it usable by your organization.

Posted January 24, 2024

Keepit, a global provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions, is debuting the Keepit Partner Network, reinforcing its commitment to a "partner first" approach, and evolving it into "partner only" strategy. According to the company, this move is a testament to Keepit's successful growth trajectory, reflecting its stability, and dedication to empowering partners for unparalleled success.

Posted January 23, 2024

Ontotext, a semantic knowledge graph provider, announced that its flagship product, GraphDB, is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, enabling enterprises to streamline the global deployment of graph databases and facilitating the migration of on-premises data to Azure and other prominent public cloud platforms.

Posted January 23, 2024

Chronosphere, a leading cloud native observability platform, is acquiring Calyptia, a provider of observability pipeline solutions, to integrate Calyptia's core technology, which provides log transformation and optimization capabilities, into the company's cloud native observability platform.

Posted January 23, 2024

Cohesity is increasing data resilience with its latest Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) partnerships. Cohesity recently entered into a partnership with seven leading DSPM vendors to help organizations increase resilience for their most critical data. These organizations include including our long-standing partner BigID, as well as Cyera, Dig Security, Normalyze, Sentra, Securiti, and Concentric AI.

Posted January 22, 2024

Oleria, a company providing adaptive and autonomous identity security solutions, announced it has secured $33 million in a Series A funding round, enabling the company to increase hiring to accelerate its product innovation, including AI capabilities, as well as its go-to-market strategy. This latest investment, which brings the company's total funding to over $40 million, is led by Evolution Equity Partners with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Tapestry VC, and Zscaler.

Posted January 22, 2024

Seagate Technology, a provider of sustainable mass-data storage solutions, is launching the Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform—which incorporates Seagate's trailblazing implementation of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology. According to the company, this is a milestone release that marks a new era in the storage industry. The launch heralds unparalleled areal densities of 3TB+ per platter—and a roadmap that will achieve 4TB+ and 5TB+ per platter in the coming years.

Posted January 22, 2024

IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire application modernization capabilities from Advanced, bringing a combination of talent, tools, and knowledge to enhance IBM Consulting's mainframe application and data modernization services. The planned acquisition will further enable IBM to support clients' mainframe application modernization journeys, marking another important step forward in IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy, according to the company.

Posted January 22, 2024

Flexential, a provider of secure and scalable data center solutions, is unveiling Flexential Fabric, a next generation solution designed to deliver advanced, software-defined interconnection services. According to the company, Flexential Fabric supports both IP transit and private transport through a single port, marking it the first in the industry with dual capabilities seamlessly integrated into one port.

Posted January 22, 2024

When I was in high school, a little German lady would show up as a substitute teacher for almost any subject. Apparently, she had a very broad skill set. As I mentioned this was high school, eventually we students would become disruptive, unruly, loud—generally annoying—and our substitute teacher would give us "the speech," spending what I recall as far too much time explaining to us that "knowledge is power" and how we would be better served by changing our attitudes. At the time I did not believe her exhortations had any impact on 15-or-so year old me, but over the years it turns out she did.

Posted January 22, 2024

Experts in data and the AI era joined DBTA's webinar, Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy for the AI Era, to examine the ways in which IT leaders and data management teams can effectively implement advanced tech in cloud computing, analytics, and AI in the face of the growing size and complexity of their data ecosystems.

Posted January 19, 2024

Third Wave Innovations, a risk solutions provider for network and security operations, is partnering with Precision Computer Services (PCS), a nationally recognized IT systems integrator, to provide integrated, holistic cybersecurity services. Through this new partnership, PCS will be offering Third Wave Innovations Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and Attack Surface Management (ASM) to its growing portfolio of clients.

Posted January 19, 2024

Synopsys is entering a definitive agreement to acquire Ansys, bringing together Synopsys' pioneering semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) with Ansys' broad simulation and analysis portfolio to create a leader in silicon to systems design solutions. Combining Synopsys' EDA technology with Ansys' established simulation and analysis capabilities can provide customers a comprehensive, powerful, and system-focused approach to innovation, according to the companies.

Posted January 18, 2024

Swimlane, the provider of AI-enabled automation for the entire security organization, is debuting two new features to Turbine—Canvas and Hero AI—designed to help build automation in seconds with limitless possibilities.

Posted January 18, 2024

deepset, the company behind the popular Haystack open source framework for building NLP services, is debuting a revolutionary capability to its cloud platform that offers insights into the precision and accuracy of LLM generative AI (GenAI) responses.

Posted January 18, 2024

Kusari, a software supply chain security startup, announced it raised $8 million through combined investments in pre-seed and seed round funding, empowering the company to increase transparency within the software supply chain. Kusari will use the funding to accelerate and build on its continued momentum in developing software supply chain security solutions that enable organizations to achieve actionable insights, reduce incident response costs, and relieve the burden on security and developer teams.

Posted January 18, 2024

Cockroach Labs is releasing the next version of its signature platform, CockroackDB, introducing new tools and capabilities such as a live database migration service, enhanced disaster recovery, and increased performance through smarter data distribution. Other new CockroachDB 23.2 features include simplified migrations with read committed isolation; physical replication for fast recovery from cloud failures; and added support for Stored Procedures/UDFs.

Posted January 18, 2024

DigitalOcean, the developer cloud optimized for startups and growing digital businesses, is offering the virtualized availability of NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs on its Paperspace platform, providing access to one of the market's powerful GPUs. According to the company, this provides startups and growing digital businesses with state-of-the-art infrastructure crucial for developing the next generation of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) applications.

Posted January 18, 2024

In 2005, "The Terminator," also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger and later "The Governator," uttered the famous catchphrase "I'll be back." Twenty years later, reflecting on the slogan "I'll be back," it could easily be applied to the current legal battle and decades-long saga between Rimini Street and Oracle. Yet it should not be surprising that this battle continues. More importantly, as this battle rages on, your right to use third-party support alternatives from any vendor is under fire.

Posted January 18, 2024

If you already know what your business will look like a year from now—what the market demand will be, how your customers will respond, and the technologies that will be available to serve them—then you can stop reading now. For the rest of you who struggle with delivering the right networking solutions and applications—at the right time, in the right place, and at the best cost—read on!

Posted January 17, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of graph database technology, is launching AllegroGraph Cloud, a hosted version of Franz's Neuro-Symbolic AI platform. According to the company, AllegroGraph Cloud provides users a convenient and easy on-ramp to build advanced AI applications.

Posted January 17, 2024

Databricks, the data and AI company, is introducing the Data Intelligence Platform for Communications, a unified data and AI platform tailored for telecommunications carriers and network service providers. With the Data Intelligence Platform for Communications, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) benefit from a unified foundation for their data and AI, and can gain a holistic view of their networks, operations, and customer interactions without sacrificing data privacy or confidential IP, according to Databricks.

Posted January 17, 2024

Generative AI (GenAI) and large language models (LLMs) burst into the corporate and public consciousness this past year like confetti from a carnival cannon or the glitter from a child's art project. Beyond splashy headlines, discussions of imminent opportunity and threat permeated into every organizational crevasse overnight, or so it seemed from the general public's point of view. And while the technical underpinnings were not all that new, the resultant capabilities of these gargantuan models certainly surprised most.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle announced that more retailers are using Oracle NetSuite to unlock value from their data, increase efficiency, and remain competitive. With NetSuite Analytics Warehouse, NetSuite customers including Feetures, Hudson&Canal, Thread, and many others have gained the insights needed to improve customer experiences and grow their businesses, according to the company.

Posted January 17, 2024

swXtch.io LLC, a provider of multicasting software and a member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced cloudSwXtch is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and can be deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). cloudSwXtch on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace enables advanced features not previously available on cloud networks.

Posted January 17, 2024

Oracle is introducing new capabilities to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that, when paired with Deloitte's implementation services, can help multinational organizations as they manage upcoming Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pillar Two tax requirements.

Posted January 17, 2024

Qlik is unveiling a completely new brand and website, transforming beyond aesthetics to symbolize the company's evolution at the forefront of data integration, analytics, and AI. According to the company, its new identity encapsulates innovation, clarity, and agility.

Posted January 16, 2024

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, and RackTop Systems, an innovative provider of data security solutions in the cyberstorage market, are collaborating to provide the RackTop BrickStor Security Platform (SP) on Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform).

Posted January 16, 2024

Commvault is introducing its latest platform enhancements, offering "true cloud cyber resilience" to protect sensitive data. Commvault Cloud offers a multi-layered approach to enabling cyber resilience, safeguarding businesses from a wide spectrum of threats, including ransomware, malware, and natural disasters. According to the company, with Commvault Cloud, businesses can rest assured that their data is safe, secure, and recoverable, empowering them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Posted January 15, 2024

Mila is adding PASQAL, a global leader in neutral atom quantum computing, to its partner community, the first exploratory step toward enhancing generative modeling with quantum computing benchmarking and coupling with tensor networks. Adding to Mila's community of nearly a dozen partners in the quantum space, this collaboration also aims to gather a community of researchers and companies at Mila around the topic of quantum machine learning. This is expected to be the start of future collaborative developments on the enhancement of AI by quantum technologies, according to Mila.

Posted January 12, 2024

Keeper Security, a provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software, announced that Granular Sharing Enforcements will soon be available for all products in the Keeper platform. Granular Sharing enables administrators to enforce detailed creating and sharing permissions at the user level.

Posted January 12, 2024

Cohesity announced it is offering new capabilities to protect an organization's data in Microsoft Azure. Cohesity Cloud Services now supports the backup and recovery of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure SQL databases, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft 365 data. In addition, Cohesity Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure is available in multiple regions around the world.

Posted January 11, 2024

Next DLP (Next), the risk and data protection solution provider, is unveiling XTND AI, an AI-powered personal assistant engineered to aid insider risk and data security analysts elevate their workflows and operate at a more advanced level. By both optimizing the analyst experience and extending their expertise, XTND AI works to amplify data security through streamlined, intuitive insights.

Posted January 11, 2024

Rocket Software is releasing jBASE 6.1.1, introducing new security features and more than 22 bug fixes. The Rocket jBASE solution is an object-oriented integrated database and application development environment designed for transactional and analytical database applications.

Posted January 11, 2024

Cybersecurity is more crucial than ever, especially for enterprise applications running the SAP platform. Why put a spotlight on SAP platforms? Because SAP platforms are used by 99 of the Fortune 100 companies and have more than 280 million cloud subscribers worldwide. Many companies run SAP ERP, SAP SRM, and SAP HCM environments while simultaneously moving SAP implementations to the cloud. Due to the massive scaling of SAP systems, organizations are losing track of their vulnerability as hyperscalers, SaaS models, on-prem, and cloud-based systems continue to expand the attack surface.

Posted January 11, 2024

As you may know, an index is a database object with its own storage that provides a fast access path into a collection. Indexes exist primarily to enhance performance, so using indexes effectively is paramount when optimizing MongoDB performance.

Posted January 11, 2024

In the year ahead, data managers and their enterprises will be at a crossroads. Organizations will be leaning more heavily than ever on data—and the teams that manage it—for success with their customers, markets, and operations. The world of data is changing rapidly, and with it, its role in the business, from sitting on databases in the back end to competitive differentiation. Data is driving everything, everywhere.

Posted January 11, 2024

Data managers, administrators, engineers, and analysts know more than anyone what kind of data is available to enterprises seeking to compete in the AI and analytics age. However, their perceptions of data quality are slipping—even though data quality has increased in importance due to the rise of analytics, AI, IoT, data monetization, and other next-generation initiatives.

Posted January 11, 2024

Data continues to grow and is poised to double in 2024. 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 evolve and again top this list.

Posted January 11, 2024

BlueFinity's Evoke platform can help modernize MV applications with enriched features that offer several advantages to the MultiValue marketplace for application modernization and new app development. The platform is designed to empower organizations with MultiValue (and DB2, Oracle, or SQL Server) database systems to modernize and extend their applications in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.

Posted January 11, 2024

Accenture announced it is entering into an agreement to acquire Navisite, a digital transformation and managed services provider, bolstering Accenture's application and infrastructure managed services capabilities to help clients modernize for the AI era by building a strong digital core and accelerating their hybrid- and multi-cloud transformations.

Posted January 10, 2024

iboss, the cloud security company that redefines network protection, is unveiling its latest capability: the Government Protective DNS Module. In a digital environment where threats continually evolve, and DNS vulnerabilities are routinely exploited, iboss' latest offering ensures that government digital assets are fortified with the gold standard of protective measures, according to the company.

Posted January 10, 2024

AI caught everyone's attention in 2023 but with more eyes on data and analytics than ever before, it's become clear that it's not the only solution on the market that can assist companies in gaining value from their data. Here, data professionals share their data and analytics predictions for 2024.

Posted January 10, 2024

Nerd/Noir, a consulting firm specializing in transforming large-scale, product engineering organizations, is partnering with DX, the trusted platform for measuring and improving developer experience, to accelerate Nerd/Noir's commitment to helping engineering organizations measure and improve developer productivity. The move aims to make organizations more efficient and better situated for long-term success, according to the companies.

Posted January 09, 2024

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is forming a new strategic alliance with Deloitte, a provider of global security consulting services, offering the organizations' shared clients access to both the Snyk Developer Security Platform and Deloitte's Secure by Design solution. According to the companies, the move is to help organizations mature developer security initiatives and improve visibility into enterprise-wide application risks from code to cloud.

Posted January 09, 2024

Radix IoT, LLC is releasing enhanced MQTT support in Mango 5.1, fortifying the company's market leadership as the IoT platform of choice for advanced scalability and monitoring of globally diverse facilities. Building on MQTT's wide adoption as an open-source protocol for data exchange and communication between IoT devices, Mango 5.1 reduces bandwidth usage to enhance the IoT system's resilience, performance, and reliability with unprecedented scalability options, according to the company.

Posted January 09, 2024

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