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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

IBM is now offering Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, enabling Ansible users to automate IBM Z applications and IT infrastructure. The Certified Content will be available in Automation Hub, with an upstream open source version offered on Ansible Galaxy.

Posted March 23, 2020

FalconStor Software, a data protection company, is unveiling StorSafe, an enterprise-class persistent data storage container that provides integration with legacy backup and archive software and processes. StorSafe leverages modern industry-standard software container technology that uses virtualization at the application layer versus the systems layer, and allows the disaggregation of the data from the system-level storage components.

Posted March 23, 2020

NetApp, a provider of cloud data services, is acquiring Talon Storage, a provider in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enabling users to centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

Posted March 23, 2020

To democratize data and analytics is to make them available to everyone. It is an admirable goal and one with its roots in the earliest days of the self-service movement. If an organization is to truly be data-driven, it follows that all key decisions—from tactical operational priorities to strategic vision—must be data-informed. So where is democratization going wrong?

Posted March 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Tableau is launching a free resource page that includes relevant data visualizations about the spread of COVID-19 and the public health response. Visitors to the site will be able to access visualizations—created with data from the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University— that allow the public to track the daily spread of the disease.

Posted March 19, 2020

Paragon Software, a file systems and storage management provider, and Sagemcom Broadband, are partnering to embed Paragon into Sagemcom's Linux-based series of routers. exFAT driver for Linux provides fast and transparent read and write access to exFAT volumes from Linux systems, with additional performance optimization for modern Linux kernels and lower CPU memory consumption.

Posted March 19, 2020

Storj Labs is launching its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, a decentralized cloud object storage service backed by enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) with boosted security. Tardigrade offers decentralized cloud object storage that's S3 compatible, highly performant, easily implemented, exceptionally durable, and highly available, according to the vendor.

Posted March 19, 2020

Eventador.io, the streaming data engine for building applications, is releasing an updated version of the Eventador Platform, tackling the complex problem of providing a queryable, time-consistent state of streams via materialized views.

Posted March 18, 2020

Kinetica, the provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform for the modern digital economy, is releasing Kinetica Cloud, allowing users to utilize the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment.

Posted March 18, 2020

Platform9 is now offering new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service.

Posted March 17, 2020

Alfresco Software, an open source content services provider, is moving to acquire long term partner, Technology Services Group (TSG), a Chicago based Enterprise Content Management software and services firm.

Posted March 17, 2020

GPUs fuel AI and machine learning. Initially created for video games, they are used in sports and business analysis by fantasy baseball enthusiasts, oddsmakers, and front office executives who want to enhance their understanding of the hidden value of often obscure players. Other uses of this technology's extreme processing power include the recognition of animals, such as dog breeds or endangered species, to allow biologists to gain a more accurate understanding of species populations in a geographical area.

Posted March 17, 2020

As more and more organizations migrate database management and integration to the cloud, various use cases and best practices are beginning to take shape around the timing, cost, and extent to which workloads are moved.

Posted March 17, 2020

Quantum computing continues to captivate imaginations. The technology takes advantage of quantum mechanics to deliver exponentially faster speeds by being able to process an almost infinite amount of parallel compute threads delivered as qubits and quantum gates. As Jim Clarke, director of quantum hardware for Intel Labs, describes it, "by harnessing quantum mechanics, quantum computing systems promise an unprecedented ability to simulate and analyze natural phenomena, significantly accelerating the ability to process information and answer questions that would require prohibitive amounts of time even for today's supercomputers."

Posted March 17, 2020

Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, is acquiring assets of Containership, one of the earlier providers in the container ecosystem.

Posted March 16, 2020

There's no question that investing in data systems and infrastructure can make organizations more competitive and allow for new, exciting innovations. This makes every company a data company. But recently, the maxim has come into sharper focus. The big competitive advantage doesn't come from data-at-rest; instead, it comes from streaming data.

Posted March 16, 2020

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, will partner with geospatial solutions provider VeriDaaS as it builds a national geospatial library. VeriDaaS' High-Definition Geiger-Mode LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology used to examine and measure the surface of the Earth in extraordinarily high detail.

Posted March 12, 2020

Rockset, a real-time database in the cloud, is releasing Query Lambdas, enabling developers to build data applications faster than ever before. As a real-time database in the cloud, Rockset eliminates roadblocks and, with Query Lambdas, allows developers to use their own data as an API to quickly build modern data applications.

Posted March 12, 2020

DH2i, a provider of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Smart Availability software, announced that its DxEnterprise for SDP-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server Availability Groups (AGs) is now available for Linux on RHEL and Ubuntu in AWS Marketplace.

Posted March 11, 2020

TrueFort, the application detection and response company, announced that its TrueFort Fortress XDRTM platform has achieved VMware Ready status, indicating that after a detailed validation process, the platform can support VMware vSphere for production environments.

Posted March 11, 2020

Alluxio, developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has introduced Alluxio Structured Data Service (SDS) featuring a data Catalog Service and Transformation Service, two new major architectural components of its Data Orchestration Platform. With the new components, Alluxio now provides just-in-time data transform of data to be compute-optimized, independent of the storage format for OLAP engines, such as Presto and Apache Spark, said Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio.

Posted March 11, 2020

GS1 US has published a new guideline titled "Applying GS1 Standards for Supply Chain Visibility in Blockchain Applications," an educational resource that can help industry enable supply chain visibility in blockchain implementations by leveraging GS1 Standards. GS1 US, a member of GS1 global, is a not-for-profit information standards organization that facilitates industry collaboration to help improve supply chain visibility and efficiency through the use of GS1 Standards, a widely used supply chain standards system.

Posted March 11, 2020

Mphasis, an IT solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, is partnering with Israeli-based QEDIT, an enterprise solution provider that uses Privacy-Enhancing Technology and Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) cryptography, to help companies transact and leverage their business data in a privacy-compliant manner.

Posted March 11, 2020

Today's enterprise clouds are evolving, and businesses need to evolve with them by embracing the next-generation cloud model. As a new year—and a new decade—unfolds, here are 5 predictions from Oracle on how new technologies and business models are changing.

Posted March 11, 2020

The next decade is just around the corner and enterprises in and around the big data space are preparing to pounce upon the next set of trends the new year will bring. The cloud is primed to continue making waves, along with other digital disruptions to improve user experiences. Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2020. 

Posted March 11, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management provider, is introducing new feature updates for KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager (MDM), enhancing security capabilities.

Posted March 10, 2020

AppNeta, a provider of network performance monitoring has added improvements for delivering active insights into the performance of third-party SaaS, mobile apps and APIs that are critical across the enterprise.

Posted March 10, 2020

OpenText, "The Information Company," is acquiring XMedius, a provider of secure information exchange and unified communication solutions, enabling OpenText to better secure the exchange of information.

Posted March 09, 2020

Woolpert is receiving the Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Specialty designation, highlighting Woolpert's trusted expertise in helping organizations maximize the ArcGIS Platform. AGOL is a cloud-based mapping and analysis solution that streamlines the ability to make interactive maps, analyze data, share 2D and 3D information, create applications, and collaborate.

Posted March 09, 2020

The HPE Container Platform is an enterprise-grade container platform designed to support both cloud-native and non-cloud-native applications using open source Kubernetes—running on bare-metal or virtual machines (VMs), in the data center, on any public cloud, or at the edge. Built on innovations from HPE's recent acquisitions of BlueData and MapR, the HPE Container Platform is an integrated turnkey solution with BlueData software as the container management control plane and the MapR distributed file system as the unified data fabric for persistent storage.

Posted March 09, 2020

BMC, a KKR portfolio company and a provider of IT solutions for the digital enterprise, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Compuware, a Thoma Bravo company and provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and support solutions.

Posted March 09, 2020

Syncsort is partnering Databricks to support cloud initiatives for critical mainframe and IBM i data, enabling enterprises to leverage Syncsort Connect products to access, transform, and deliver mainframe data to Delta Lake.

Posted March 09, 2020

CloudBolt Software, a cloud management platform provider for the enterprise, is releasing CloudBolt 9.2, helping enterprise IT accelerate their hybrid cloud journey with less effort. This new release features comprehensive lifecycle management for Kubernetes, empowers developers through deep Terraform integration, and expands CloudBolt's support with new integrations for IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud for Government, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Red Hat OpenShift.

Posted March 09, 2020

SourceCode Technology Holdings, the maker of K2 Software and a provider of intelligent process automation, and Celonis, a provider of AI-enhanced process mining and process excellence software, are forming a partnership. The collaboration will leverage process mining to accelerate digital transformation results for enterprises worldwide that are focused on mission-critical processes.

Posted March 06, 2020

One of the primary objectives of any high-availability architecture is to ensure that any single points of failure are eliminated, such as cluster nodes connecting to a single SAN. If you are running SAP in the cloud, you can take advantage of your cloud provider's availability zones, which may exist in different geographic regions. Although a high-availability cluster can be deployed within a single zone, the zone itself is a single-point-of-failure. If the zone becomes unavailable, end users may lose access to the entire cluster.

Posted March 05, 2020

Ensuring the integrity of the organization's databases is a key component of the DBA's job. A database is of little use if the data it contains is inaccurate or if it cannot be accessed due to integrity problems. The DBA has many tools at his disposal to ensure data integrity. At a high-level, there are two aspects to data integrity.

Posted March 05, 2020

Applications written in NodeJS are particularly synergistic with MongoDB since JavaScript objects (JSON) are native to MongoDB and to Node. So, it might seem strange at first that an ORM-like layer—Mongoose—has emerged. Why would we want a mapping layer between JSON objects and a JSON database?

Posted March 05, 2020

With a new year and a new decade just beginning, MultiValue leaders are anticipating new opportunities for this well-established technology. There are many issues to consider, including what customers are currently looking for in their MV solutions, whether MV is ready for AI, and the impact of cloud, security, and privacy concerns. In this annual MultiValue Special Report, DBTA asks MV executives this two pronged question: As we enter 2020, what will spark the next set of trends in the MultiValue space for the decade ahead, and is your MV platform ready to address new demands?

Posted March 05, 2020

VAST is deepening its partnership with Cohesity, receiving a Partner Support Program (PSP) certification for the Cohesity DataPlatform and all of its data management software.

Posted March 05, 2020

Octopai, a provider of metadata management automation for BI & Analytics, has added support for Tabular on Azure Analysis Services, IBM's Netezza, Vertica, and has expanded its support of OLAP cubes. Octopai says it aims to enable organizations to understand their complete data flow for full control over their data assets through automated data lineage and discovery.

Posted March 05, 2020

Oracle recently announced the availability of the Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science at the core, helping enterprises to collaboratively build, train, manage, and deploy machine learning models. The goal with Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure Data Science is to improve the collaboration and effectiveness of data science teams with capabilities such as shared projects, model catalogs, team security policies, reproducibility, and auditability.

Posted March 04, 2020

Apps Associates, an Oracle cloud migration and managed services provider, is releasing Apps Pack, a proprietary suite of diagnostic and management tools for comprehensive control over the entire IT environment.

Posted March 04, 2020

With three recent acquisitions under its belt and more than 2 decades of experience helping thousands of companies modernize their IT operations, Navisite says it is ready to meet the service and support requirements of enterprises looking to transform their IT investment and operations from cost-center to business driver.

Posted March 03, 2020

AI is capturing attention as a transformative technology for enterprises. Fundamental to AI is the use of ontologies, says Seth Earley, CEO of Earley Information Science (EIS), a consulting firm focused on organizing information for business impact. His new book "The AI Powered Enterprise: Harness the Power of Ontologies to Make Your Business Smarter, Faster and More Profitable," due out in April, focuses on the importance of ontologies as a foundation for AI success.

Posted March 02, 2020

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