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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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The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted June 02, 2021

Digital Asset, the creators of the Daml multi-party application platform, announced it has raised over $120 million in Series D funding, allowing the company to expand its team and enhance its product portfolio with a new interoperability protocol that enables data to seamlessly interact across blockchains and traditional databases.

Posted June 02, 2021

NVIDIA is unveiling the NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a cloud-hosted development hub that lets enterprises quickly move their AI projects from prototypes to production. The software is designed for large-scale, multi-user, and multi-team AI development workflows hosted either on premises or in the cloud.

Posted June 01, 2021

SnapLogic has announced the latest release of its SnapLogic Fast Data Loader. With the SnapLogic Fast Data Loader, users can load data from SaaS applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Coupa, as well as cloud databases, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, into a cloud data warehouse.

Posted June 01, 2021

Crypto4A Technologies Inc. (C4A), is debuting its next generation of hybrid multi-cloud capable trust infrastructure for identity based digital transformations with its QxCloud and QxCloud as a Service. QxCloud provides a suite of next generation capabilities that modernize traditional HSM, PKI, and CA capabilities for crypto-agility in cloud, zero trust, and remote working environments.

Posted June 01, 2021

BM has announced plans to acquire Waeg, a Salesforce consulting partner in Europe. "Trust is the new currency of customer and employment engagement, and every touchpoint is an opportunity to personalize the relationship," said Mark Foster, senior vice president, IBM Services and Global Business Services.

Posted June 01, 2021

IBM recently announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. IBM says the new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing growing demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency.

Posted June 01, 2021

Today's data environments are becoming more flexible and portable than their more rigid, siloed predecessors, thanks to emerging approaches. Strategies that are the building blocks of portability, adaptability, and rapid delivery—containers, microservices, DevOps, and DataOps—are transforming the way data is managed.

Posted June 01, 2021

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, is unveiling multiple new innovations and capabilities to its Predict portfolio of products, delivering smart, scalable analytics across the enterprise. Enhancements to TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Streaming, and TIBCO Data Science are now available in a single platform.

Posted May 28, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is introducing a series of new product innovations and community initiatives to help engineers make observability a data-driven approach to how they plan, build, deploy, and run software. New Relic is launching its new Kubernetes experience, powered by Auto-Telemetry with Pixie, which integrates with New Relic One to deliver instant Kubernetes observability without requiring users to update code or sample data.

Posted May 28, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite, is releasing an enhanced version of GridGain Control Center that is available as a cloud service. GridGain Control Center SaaS is another step by GridGain to move more of its solutions to the cloud to support accelerated cloud migration by customers, according to the vendor.

Posted May 28, 2021

Splice Machine, a real-time machine learning and AI solutions provider, is releasing Livewire Pulsar, the latest edition of its Livewire open source Operational AI platform for industrial IoT use cases, enhancing the Kubernetes architecture. The new edition enables Apache Spark to scale up or down as needed with new min/max parameters for executors in both online analytical processing (OLAP) database operations and notebooks for ML, and offers an on-premise air gapped solution for plants that lack internet connectivity.

Posted May 27, 2021

Deeplite, a provider of AI software designed to make other AI models faster, is introducing Deeplite Neutrino Community version, offering a hands-on introduction while also enabling new connections and knowledge exchange among community members from different commercial, research, and academic environments. 

Posted May 27, 2021

Immuta, a leading provider of cloud data access control, is adding enhanced integrations with Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, Databricks SQL Analytics, and Trino (formerly PrestoSQL). These new integrations—combined with existing support for Databricks, Snowflake, Google BigQuery and Starburst—enable Immuta to provide universal cloud data access control across all popular data lakehouse technologies, according to the vendor.

Posted May 27, 2021

Styra, Inc., the founder of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader in cloud-native authorization, announced it raised $40 million in a Series B funding round to continue driving the reinvention of policy and authorization for cloud-native applications. From a product perspective, the company plans to utilize this funding to enhance Styra DAS with new policy-as-code use cases across the cloud-native stack, and expand integrations with key technology partners.

Posted May 27, 2021

DataStax is partnering with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open source Apache Cassandra clusters.  As part of this partnership, the two companies worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

Posted May 27, 2021

Yondr Group, a global leader, developer, owner operator, and service provider of hyperscale data centers, is unveiling a major expansion plan to deliver data center infrastructures across the United States, Canada, Central, and South America. The significant investment in data center projects will add to Yondr Group's existing network of global data centers and underscores the growing momentum to meet cloud and edge computing demands in the Americas.

Posted May 27, 2021

At the recent Percona Live Online Open Source Database Conference 2021, Percona showcased its open source database as a service (DBaaS). As an alternative to public cloud and large enterprise database vendor DBaaS offerings, this on-demand self-service option provides users with a way to deploy databases quickly. Plus, the company says, using Percona Kubernetes Operators means it is possible to configure a database once, and deploy it anywhere.

Posted May 27, 2021

At Google Cloud's inaugural Data Cloud Summit, the company announced three new solutions across its database and data analytics portfolio to provide organizations with a unified data platform. With the preview availability of Dataplex, Analytics Hub, and Datastream, organizations can securely predict business outcomes, empower users, and make informed, real-time decisions in today's dynamic digital environment.

Posted May 26, 2021

Polyglot persistence, the practice of selecting the best database for the job, is on the rise. The days of the one-size-fits-all approach are gone as companies strongly embrace a range of NoSQL/NewSQL and relational, cloud and on-prem, and proprietary and open source options. With this trend, comes the opportunity to choose the right database for the job but also greater complexity.

Posted May 26, 2021

As restrictions caused by the pandemic begin to ease and a "new normal" for business comes into view, some organizations are emerging as winners. Key to thriving and not just surviving, many experts say, is the ability to use data more effectively, enabled by the well-applied use of the right database technologies and cloud resources as well as automation and AI.

Posted May 26, 2021

A new type of channel looms on the horizon for Customer 360 projects, and it is going to be the toughest one of all to achieve. In order to master it, customer experience needs to evolve to the next level—a level that can be thought of as the "connected customer experience." The channel? Connected products.

Posted May 26, 2021

Smart Data, a leading custom software development company, and CNBS Software, an experienced SAP partner serving enterprise clients, are merging CNBS's capabilities to form an SAP-centric practice within Smart Data. This new practice will include SAP Integration, Fiori Solutions, and Staff Augmentation services and allow CNBS Software to focus on its core offerings of SAP eCommerce and Payment Portals.

Posted May 26, 2021

VistaVu Solutions (VistaVu) is acquiring AchieveIT, a leading provider of SAP Business One with over 30 years of experience in the ERP industry. This industry-leading add-on to SAP's ERP offerings will help companies fully automate the wholesale distribution process.

Posted May 26, 2021

Accenture and SAP are expanding their decades-long partnership to help companies embed sustainability across the full spectrum of their business operations, empowering users to unlock new value throughout their enterprises and in their value and supply chains.

Posted May 26, 2021

SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, global enterprise transformation software and solutions provider, is releasing three CrystalBridge solution packages for moving SAP workloads to the cloud and for S/4HANA. Addressing customer needs for Cloud and SAP S/4HANA migrations, delayed due to prerequisite projects, delivery risks, and high migration costs, SNP introduced three packaged solutions that compress project timelines, contain fees, and minimize business downtime during cutover for these initiatives.

Posted May 26, 2021

The move to next-generation databases is driven by their ability to help companies achieve competitiveness and reach customers faster and more efficiently. These new breeds of systems can be a force for business transformation—whether it is generating new sources of revenue, enhancing customer experience, or producing data-driven insights that improve how organizations interact with customers.

Posted May 26, 2021

DBTA is hosting a webinar with Kore Technologies on June 10 to provide a deep dive into keeping MV systems fresh and up-to-date with the latest integrations. Mark Dobransky, managing partner, Kore Technologies, and Keith Lambert, VP of marketing and business development, Kore Technologies, will discuss how Kourier REST can extend and modernize MultiValue system via integration to other applications using RESTful Web Services.

Posted May 26, 2021

OnGroup has released MVON4, a platform update that augments MV applications with the ability to horizontally scale implementations of MultiValue. MVON4 gives MultiValue developers the tools to write software in MV, transpile to C# and run it in the .NET Common Language Runtime.

Posted May 26, 2021

Zumasys is acquiring Rover Data Systems, expanding its vertical market software business. Formerly known as Millennium III, the Rover ERP system has been completely rebranded by Zumasys. "We believe software should adapt to the needs of business, not the other way around," said Ron Vogel, co-founder of Rover Data. "MultiValue database technology is at the heart of Rover ERP's flexibility and we know we found the perfect partner in Zumasys."

Posted May 26, 2021

Incorta is partnering with Tableau on a Tableau connector which will allow customers to use Tableau as their analytics platform while speeding up complex data workflows with Incorta as their data source system. Tableau provides curated visual analytics that empower users to make the most of their data. Combined with Incorta's Direct Data Platform as a back-end database, the companies say, users will have a single source of truth for their data, allowing them to harness massive sets of data at lightning speed.

Posted May 25, 2021

Actian, a provider of hybrid data management, analytics, and integration software, has announced the Ingres NeXt initiative, for Ingres users looking to modernize their mission-critical applications while also creating a migration path to the cloud. The announcement features two key components: A new version of Actian's OpenROAD 4GL application development environment and support for Ingres software as a fully managed service in the cloud.

Posted May 25, 2021

Data is more critical than ever to the success of every organization. Digital transformation efforts continue to accelerate as enterprises are hungry for greater efficiency, agility, and innovation. This comes in the wake of the challenging conditions of the past year. The world of data management is evolving rapidly, bringing about new challenges and opportunities for businesses and data professionals alike. 

Posted May 21, 2021

Enterprise data is more distributed than ever thanks to the explosion of SaaS tools across organizations. Dealing with this sprawl requires an agile approach that goes well beyond native vendor integrations or unruly hand-code implementations. DBTA recently held a webinar with Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion and Michael Schaefers, senior data engineer, TUI who discussed how to keep pace with enterprise analytics requirements.

Posted May 20, 2021

Adalo, a no-code builder that allows anyone to create mobile and web apps, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A financing round, allowing the company to expand into fully-responsive web apps as well as to extend their marketplace beyond 3rd party components to include templates and integrations.

Posted May 19, 2021

Kentik, the network observability company, is unveiling Kentik Cloud, a new product suite for public cloud environments that gives enterprise customers increased visibility, improves performance, and better cost control. As part of the Kentik platform, Kentik Cloud fuses traffic and telemetry data with business, security, internet, and cloud metadata.

Posted May 19, 2021

Alteryx, provider of a platform for end-to-end analytics process automation, has announced a series of new innovations in analytics and data science automation, analytics in the cloud, machine learning (ML), and AI. The new products are focused squarely on delivering a simple user experience with a no-code, low-code approach to accelerate business outcomes for all organizations and anyone who wants to upskill, said Suresh Vittal, chief product officer of Alteryx.

Posted May 19, 2021

SNP (Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE), a global leader in enterprise transformation software and solutions, is strengthening its relationship with Google Cloud by entering its collaborative partner program as an official Global Build Partner in North America. The Build Partnership will generate new ideas and new solutions leveraging the advanced technical capabilities of both organizations for customers at any point along their cloud journey.

Posted May 19, 2021

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), is introducing a host of new features and functionality in Altair One, a fully integrated platform that brings together the company's entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Altair One offers the ability to provision turnkey, scalable appliance clusters across all major cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud Platform, in just a few mouse clicks.

Posted May 19, 2021

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is introducing major data security features that enable organizations around the world to easily and accurately assess the impact of ransomware attacks and automate recovery operations. Rubrik's data security provides an important line of defense against these common threats and helps IT teams to answer the most pressing questions regarding their business data: What is the content of the data? What is happening to the data? Who is accessing important business information?

Posted May 18, 2021

Text IQ, an AI company helping organizations manage and mitigate risks in their data, is releasing Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden within enterprise data. Text IQ for Privacy automatically identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information from both structured and unstructured sources, enabling redaction and deduplication before presenting the findings for human review.

Posted May 18, 2021

Cockroach Labs is releasing CockroachDB 21.1, a substantial leap forward for the distributed SQL database that enables users to tie data to specific locations anywhere in the world within a single database—ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing latency, and improving fault-tolerance.

Posted May 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching Confluent for Kubernetes, a platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures. To make it easier and faster to harness the value of data in motion across an entire organization, Confluent drew on its expertise managing thousands of Apache Kafka clusters in Confluent Cloud to offer the same cloud-native experience for on-premises environments, according to the vendor.

Posted May 17, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring Beyond Security, a global leader in vulnerability assessment and management software, expanding HelpSystems' portfolio with cybersecurity capabilities. Beyond Security's cloud-based products enable hundreds of organizations to easily scan their growing, complex environments for network or application vulnerabilities.

Posted May 17, 2021

OtterTune is offering a private beta of the new OtterTune automatic database tuning service, providing users with a system backed by machine learning (ML) that automatically generates configuration settings to improve database performance and efficiency. The company also announced that it has received an initial seed funding round, led by Accel and others.  

Posted May 17, 2021

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