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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

Dealing with data warehouses, data marts, and even data lakes, can be awkward in an agile environment. While adding a single metric onto a dashboard can be very natural, no one builds a dimension table a few columns at a time. This awkwardness has caused many variants in how an agile methodology might be applied to one's analytics databases.

Posted January 03, 2022

Hazelcast provides a streaming and memory-first application platform for stateful, data-intensive workloads on-prem, at the edge, or as a fully managed cloud service. The company recently  announced version 5.0 of the Hazelcast Platform in which the Hazelcast IMDG and Hazelcast Jet products have been merged into a single product to not only simplify the development of applications using Hazelcast but also put more focus on developing real-time applications that will engage with end users in new ways. Hazelcast CEO Kelly Herrell shared more information about the new release as well as the company's future road map.

Posted January 03, 2022

Entrinsik, Inc., a provider of intuitive business intelligence, is rebranding the embedded business intelligence division, expanding the way that developers can implement analytics and visuals into their products while providing a faster path to market. This rebrand is a commitment to solidify Entrinsik's stance, offering, and direction in the market, according to the vendor.

Posted January 03, 2022

Rocket Software is launching the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance), a free active system monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse customers with active maintenance contracts. MVX: Performance is a system monitoring tool providing users with deep insights within Rocket UniVerse.

Posted January 03, 2022

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 January 03, 2022

Organizations, public and private, are codifying principles, regulations are emerging, and standards are proliferating.

Posted December 22, 2021

Software AG is forming a strategic partnership with Silver Lake, a leader in technology investing, anchored by a Silver Lake investment of €344 million in Software AG. Following three years of successful transformation and with the benefit of Silver Lake's unique expertise, going forward, Software AG will look to accelerate growth, supported by its cloud-native product set, further strengthening and extending its position in North America, and executing a strategic program of value-creating M&A.

Posted December 21, 2021

SnapLogic is introducing a series of new innovations to its Intelligent Integration Platform, enabling users across the organization to fully embrace self-service development, integration, and automation. The latest improvements include self-service for API consumers, enabling organizations to build applications and microservices faster and manage their entire API ecosystem more efficiently with upcoming support for third party APIs; the ability to build data products faster and accelerate analytics projects with enhanced support for leading data warehouse tools; and added features for SnapLogic Flows, the company's self-service user interface for non-technical business users.

Posted December 21, 2021

Over the past year, enterprise digital transformation efforts have accelerated dramatically with a substantial focus on not only how data is managed and stored, but how data is leveraged to deliver business insights. DataOps continues to gain a foothold at organizations hungry for speed, agility, and innovation. The adoption of machine learning and complementary technologies, such as knowledge graphs, is on the rise.

Posted December 20, 2021

Tellius, the AI-driven decision intelligence platform, is introducing Live Insights, a new capability for users to quickly generate powerful data analysis within their cloud data warehouses. This new feature leverages the compute power of cloud data platforms for automated generation of advanced insights without requiring data to be extracted from these systems, fueling faster, better decision making, according to the vendor.

Posted December 20, 2021

Oracle and Cerner have jointly announced an agreement for Oracle to acquire Cerner through an all-cash tender offer for $95 per share, or approximately $28.3 billion in equity value. The transaction is expected to close in calendar year 2022. Oracle also said that Cerner will be its anchor asset to expand into healthcare.

Posted December 20, 2021

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Barclays has selected HPE GreenLake to deliver its global private cloud platform. The bank has signed a strategic cloud partnership, in which the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform will be integral to Barclays' hybrid multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation across Barclays' global businesses.

Posted December 17, 2021

Vivanti—the enterprise technology consultancy delivering impactful cloud experiences and data-driven innovations with a client-first ethical framework—is officially launching in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, with locations in Manhattan and Washington DC, Vivanti offers advisory, consulting, and managed services across all major cloud platforms, including Snowflake, HashiCorp, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and more.

Posted December 17, 2021

DataRobot is introducing DataRobot Core, a comprehensive offering that broadens its AI Cloud platform for code-first data science experts. Additionally, DataRobot also announced its latest platform release, extending the capabilities of AI Cloud for all users with broader and more sophisticated analytical capabilities for data scientists, enhanced decision intelligence, and new features to manage and scale operations in production.

Posted December 17, 2021

SQream Technologies, provider of a GPU-based data analytics platform, is acquiring Panoply, a no-code cloud data platform, to expand its cloud offerings—enabling the companies to become the leading powerhouse in future-ready data analytics platforms.

Posted December 16, 2021

Redgate Software, a provider of Database DevOps solutions, is joining other business software providers such as Microsoft, Sage, and Adobe, in moving to a subscription-first model. From January 2022, the majority of its product portfolio will be offered on a subscription-first basis, rather than solely under a perpetual license agreement.

Posted December 16, 2021

Sisense, providing an AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is offering Sisense Notebooks, a new code-first functionality within Sisense Fusion Analytics that empowers data analysts with the tools they need to conduct advanced analysis using Structured Query Language (SQL) and Python.

Posted December 16, 2021

Enterprises walk a knife edge when it comes to digital transformation. They must scale their operations on the cloud, but somehow minimize complexity and disruptions. The discipline of cloud operations (CloudOps) aims to strike the right balance by intelligently provisioning resources, utilizing capacity, and mitigating issues-all with the help of cloud log analytics.

Posted December 16, 2021

Following the announcement of becoming an independent company, Kyndryl has expanded its cloud capabilities and commitment to delivering SAP services with its recent SAP certification for global cloud and infrastructure operations. "SAP certifications show our commitment to investing in our partnership and success for our mutual customers," said Nicolas Sekkaki, general manager, applications data and AI at Kyndryl. "This also helps Kyndryl provide quality SAP services and focus on continuous innovation at scale for our customers."

Posted December 16, 2021

Altair, the global leader converging simulation, HPC, and AI, is acquiring World Programming, a UK-based technology company specializing in data analytics software. World Programming's platform supports development and execution of multi-language software solutions leveraging popular languages used in data science including Python, R, and the SAS language in a single program.

Posted December 15, 2021

Veritone, Inc., creator of aiWARE, is partnering with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, offering enterprises with visibility and actionable insights into their data whether structured, semi-structured, or unstructured.

Posted December 15, 2021

The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.

Posted December 15, 2021

Coveo Solutions Inc., a provider of relevance platforms that transform search, recommendations, and personalization, is offering its Search and Recommendations solution for SAP Commerce Cloud on SAP Store. Coveo's solution integrated with SAP Commerce Cloud delivers AI-powered search, recommendations, and personalization into commerce storefronts, including powering customers like Phillips and Fiskars.

Posted December 15, 2021

Sierra Digital, Inc., Houston-based specialists in digital transformation, is launching APPRISE, an Accelerated Productivity Platform designed to speed and automate SAP's signature digital transformation program called RISE. RISE delivers business transformation as a service in a unified package to help change the mindset of business users, redesign business processes, and reduce internal complexity.

Posted December 15, 2021

SAP is rolling out new products and services that empower citizen and professional developers to accelerate digital transformation. SAP's announcements tackle the talent gap with new tools, integrations, embedded AI, and learning programs to help both employees and applicants build new skills for the cloud-first era.

Posted December 15, 2021

As the year comes to a close, Oracle shared its views on the trends and challenges that will shape 2022.

Posted December 15, 2021

The past 2 years have been defining ones for enterprises seeking to become data-driven. There have been changes wrought by COVID-19, of course, but, even before the pandemic, companies were already on a path to better leverage the data that was streaming in from all corners of their orga­nizations. With this heightened focus, new roles have been emerging for the caretakers of data, including database administrators, data engineers, data analysts, data scientists, and developers.

Posted December 15, 2021

Organizations that use MySQL or MariaDB databases for business-critical functions may struggle with direct attached storage (DAS) limitations for these deployments. Typically these platforms can accelerate access to data, increase business agility, and deliver business breakthroughs.

Posted December 15, 2021

Avo Automation, provider of a solution for automated software testing and intelligent process automation, announced that its test automation solution—Avo Assure 3.0—has achieved Oracle certification as integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted December 15, 2021

Ascend.io, the Data Automation Cloud, announced that customers of Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company, can now put workloads on autopilot with a single platform—Ascend's Data Automation cloud. Ascend's Data Automation Cloud unifies the core capabilities a data engineer needs—data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability—into a seamless experience.

Posted December 14, 2021

StorCentric, provider of a portfolio of secure data management solutions, is releasing Nexsan Unity software version 7.0, adding important enhancements to power enterprise-class security, compliance, and ransomware protection. The new Unity software now supports Object (S3) protocol, and data-centric security features such as immutable snapshots and object locking.

Posted December 14, 2021

MuleSoft, provider of an integration and API platform, is releasing new universal API management capabilities that enable IT teams to securely create, manage, and govern any API across any environment and technology. The universal API management capabilities—including Anypoint Flex Gateway, API Manager, API Experience Hub, API Designer with event-driven capabilities, and API Governance—are built directly on Anypoint Platform, MuleSoft's unified platform for integration, API management, and automation.

Posted December 09, 2021

You've decided to go with ELK to centralize and manage your logs. Wise decision. But before you go ahead and install Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and the different Beats, there is one crucial question that you need to answer: Are you going to run the stack on your own, or are you going to opt for a cloud-hosted solution?

Posted December 08, 2021

Becoming a data-driven enterprise isn't just a lot of analyst hyperbole. It is the ability to deliver tangible results, from successfully launching new products to achieving increased productiv­ity. A recent study of 1,250 executives, con­ducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group and Splunk, reveals that data leaders—those organizations that are excelling at data clas­sification, aggregation, quality measures, investigation skills, and monitoring—are seeing results in their bottom lines and mar­ket positions. At the same time, the survey shows, all organizations still lag in moving forward with data aggregation, classification, and monitoring.

Posted December 08, 2021

Mainstream New Zealand began in 1992 as a virtual business providing freight services between Auckland and Christchurch. Suppliers, customers, and staff leverage the company's internally developed freight management system (FMS) to manage consignments, and its warehouse management system (WMS) to automate warehouse pick, pack, and dispatch processes. Both proprietary systems utilize Rocket UniVerse to deliver the capabilities both the business and their customers need to succeed.

Posted December 08, 2021

Entrinsik Informer earned top marks from the BARC BI & Analytics Survey 22, scoring in 45 top rankings and 75 leading positions in 6 different peer groups. Informer was top-ranked in various peer groups for price-to-value, distribution of reports, performance satisfaction, operational BI, project success, vendor support, implementer support, customer satisfaction, functionality, ease of use, sales experience, data preparation, competitive win rate, product satisfaction, and ad hoc query.

Posted December 08, 2021

Kore Technologies and Ad Astra are collaborating to improve data integration capabilities for institutions using Ellucian Colleague. This partnership allows both companies to focus on their value propositions while providing increased value to clients.

Posted December 08, 2021

cnvrg.io, the operating system for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) built by data scientists, announced that Habana's Gaudi AI Accelerator is available on cnvrg.io's Metacloud marketplace of AI infrastructure solutions. 

Posted December 08, 2021

Accenture and UiPath, an enterprise automation software company, are expanding their business collaboration to help companies boost the adoption of enterprise-wide automation, accelerate technology transformation efforts, and create new growth opportunities.

Posted December 08, 2021

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is anticipating supply chain problems, addressing customer concerns with agility, or identifying new opportunities and pouncing quickly, the ability to achieve a comprehensive view of all available information for real-time decision making has become a strong theme. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, here, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products for 2022.

Posted December 08, 2021

BlockApps, an enterprise blockchain platform provider, recently announced a collaboration with Houston-based energy consortium Blockchain For Energy, creating a blockchain-based Seismic Entitlement Platform to provide a decentralized solution for more efficient and traceable transactions.

Posted December 08, 2021

Several events each year, such as Microsoft Build in the late spring and Microsoft Ignite in the fall, were traditionally marked by a bevy of new product features and previews. In the old days, it was important to link new features to conferences because you had to press tens of thousands of CDs or DVDs to ensure widespread distribution. That's no longer necessary, so it's possible for us to see important new capabilities released to the public at just about any time. Let's talk more about a few recent and important announcements.

Posted December 08, 2021

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