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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

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. 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 December 06, 2023

Dataddo, an automated, end-to-end data integration platform, is debuting Data Quality Firewall, a new feature for Dataddo's platform that ensures the accuracy of data extracted by the platform to various storages, including BigQuery, Snowflake, and S3.

Posted December 06, 2023

SolarWinds, a provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, is releasing a series of improvements for its Database Observability capability, designed to provide even greater visibility into open source, cloud-enabled, and NoSQL databases.

Posted December 06, 2023

Oracle has been named a Leader for the fifth consecutive time in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises for Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Oracle's Fusion Cloud ERP's placement as highest in its "ability to execute" and furthest right for "completeness of vision" reflects a strength of product offering as well as a continued commitment to innovation, said Rondy Ng, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle.

Posted December 06, 2023

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely. Customers will now have the capability to replicate IBM i series data to AWS in near real-time.

Posted December 04, 2023

Global data center market revenue is expected to reach $342.10 billion by 2023, up from $321.37 billion in 2022, according to Statista. The data center market was valued at $316.30 billion in 2021, up 6% from $298.30 billion in 2020. The continued explosion in AI and ML has not surprisingly placed new strain on data center power and processing resources. Looking ahead to 2024, data center operators are in the midst of an exciting time that presents both challenges and opportunities.

Posted December 04, 2023

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is adding generative AI, low-code/no-code development, and contextual tooling to the BMC Helix Service Management solution, helping enterprise customers strengthen their security posture and elevate ways of working.

Posted December 04, 2023

IBM announced that it has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the general availability of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2, a fully managed cloud offering designed to make it easier for database customers to manage data for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

Posted December 04, 2023

Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, is introducing AI-powered data discovery capabilities that accelerate and simplify data contextualization and description for analytics, along with improved capabilities that extend its analytics engine for Apache Iceberg.

Posted December 01, 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the next series of its AI-native and hybrid cloud offerings for machine learning development, data analytics, AI-optimized file storage, AI tuning and inferencing, and professional services. The announcements were made at HPE Discover Barcelona 2023.

Posted December 01, 2023

Caylent, a leading cloud services company helping businesses build competitive IP, is unveiling MeteroAI by Caylent, a proprietary generative AI (GenAI) framework underpinned by Caylent's platform, process, and practice expertise in developing GenAI apps. Built on AWS, MeteorAI merges the power of both Caylent and the AWS ecosystem to ensure that enterprises building GenAI apps do so with powerful data and an expedited experimentation cycle.

Posted November 30, 2023

Astronomer, the leader in modern data orchestration, is introducing a new set of Apache Airflow integrations to accelerate LLMOps (large language model operations) and support AI use cases. Modern, data-first organizations are now able to connect to the most widely-used LLM services and vector databases with integrations across the AI ecosystem, including OpenAI, Cohere, pgvector, Pinecone, OpenSearch, and Weaviate.

Posted November 30, 2023

Global cloud security leader Trend Micro Incorporated is adding cloud risk management to its flagship cybersecurity platform, enabling organizations to consolidate their cybersecurity efforts and achieve a complete view of cloud security risks across hybrid IT environments.

Posted November 30, 2023

Paul Steinichen, AVP, data and analytics life cycle management at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, and Irem Radzik, senior director of product marketing at Reltio, joined DBTA's webinar, Blue Cross NC's Journey to a Modern Trusted Access Data Platform with Unified Data, to discuss how Blue Cross NC was able to tap into the power of ML and cloud to centralize, standardize, and enrich core business data with efficiency, scalability, and agility at the forefront.

Posted November 30, 2023

AWS announced a preview of Amazon Aurora Limitless Database is now available—a new capability supporting automated horizontal scaling to process millions of write transactions per second and manage petabytes of data in a single Aurora database. Amazon Aurora read replicas allow users to increase the read capacity of their Aurora cluster beyond the limits of what a single database instance can provide.

Posted November 30, 2023

Data quality is becoming a hot button issue as more and more businesses aggressively move into artificial intelligence (AI)—both generative and operational—which requires massive amounts of accurate and timely data. The rise of large language models (LLMs)—both publicly available as well as contained within enterprises—to support business decision making and customer communications means data is being pressed into service in new and highly demanding ways as training data and real-time streaming feeds.

Posted November 30, 2023

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, is announcing that Teradata AI Unlimited—the company's serverless AI and machine learning (ML) engine in the cloud—is now available for private preview in the AWS Marketplace.

Posted November 29, 2023

AWS is releasing Amazon ElastiCache Serverless, a new serverless option that allows customers to create a cache in under a minute and instantly scale capacity based on application traffic patterns. ElastiCache Serverless is compatible with two popular open-source caching solutions, Redis and Memcached.

Posted November 29, 2023

Perficient, a global digital consultancy provider, is announcing a strategic partnership with CAST, the software intelligence leader, to ease and accelerate app modernization as well as empower sustainability across organizations. Culminating as two innovative products—App Modernization IQ and Green Impact IQ—the two companies aim to maximize software health, increase the speed of cloud migration, manage open source risks, and reduce carbon footprints.

Posted November 29, 2023

AWS announced the availability of the Amazon DynamoDB zero-ETL integration with Amazon OpenSearch Service, enabling users to perform a search on their DynamoDB data by automatically replicating and transforming it without custom code or infrastructure. According to AWS, this zero-ETL integration reduces the operational burden and cost involved in writing code for a data pipeline architecture, keeping the data in sync, and updating code with frequent application changes, enabling users to focus on their application.

Posted November 29, 2023

Aerospike Inc. showcased its superior performance, price, and sustainability gains for real-time applications running on the recently announced Aerospike Database 7 at AWS re:Invent. According to the company, benchmarks of the Aerospike Database and AWS Graviton2 processors show more than 25 million transactions per second at under 1ms—a 1.6x price performance improvement, with 27% lower annual costs and 60% less energy consumption than an equivalent x86 cluster.

Posted November 29, 2023

Rocket Software, a global technology leader driving modernization for the world's largest companies, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Application Modernization and Connectivity business (AMC) of OpenText, which was formerly part of Micro Focus. The total purchase price is $2.275B.

Posted November 29, 2023

KX, a global leader in vector and time-series data management, announced the general availability of KDB.AI Server, a highly-performant, scalable, vector database for time-orientated generative AI and contextual search. Deployable in a single container via Docker, KDB.AI Server offers a smooth setup for various environments, including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid systems, allowing businesses to quickly adopt and utilize its AI capabilities without complex setup processes, according to the company.

Posted November 28, 2023

Qlik is offering new integrations and AI-powered solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help its customers embrace and scale the power of large language models (LLMs) and generative AI. According to the company, with its integration with Amazon Bedrock, Qlik Cloud users can now easily leverage natural language to create new AI-driven insights on AWS with trusted and governed LLMs such as AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, and Meta, Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that makes foundation models (FMs) from leading AI companies accessible via an API to build and scale generative AI applications.

Posted November 28, 2023

Starburst, the data lake analytics platform, is offering new capabilities that enable organizations to build and scale game-changing data applications without compromising on performance or cost. According to the company, new features in Starburst Galaxy will help customers simplify development on the data lake by unifying data ingestion, data governance, and data sharing on a single platform.

Posted November 28, 2023

Couchbase, Inc., the cloud database platform company, is launching a new Capella columnar service on AWS, delivering columnar store and data integration to Capella Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) customers. The solution integrates operational and real-time analytic applications into a single platform to enable Capella users to create adaptive, contextual, hyper-personalized, and intelligent applications.

Posted November 27, 2023

CircleCI, a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, announced it has implemented a gen2 GPU resource class, leveraging Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G5 instances, to offer the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs, and new images tailored for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) workflows.

Posted November 27, 2023

groundcover, a cloud-native solution that revolutionizes observability with eBPF, is launching its observability platform for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) environments, with a native integration with the Amazon EKS console. According to the company, this important milestone will allow organizations using Amazon EKS to install groundcover on their managed Kubernetes clusters instantly, as an Amazon EKS add-on, verified and managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).            

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM announced the latest investments in its effort to advance environmental sustainability through its social impact programs. A new set of environmental initiatives pioneering water solutions will be scaled through the IBM Sustainability Accelerator to benefit local communities across the globe.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM announced that watsonx.governance will be generally available in early December to help businesses build trust with AI models and eliminate the mystery around the data going in, and the answers coming out. While generative AI, powered by Large Language Models (LLM) or Foundation Models, offers many use cases for businesses, it also poses new risks and complexities, including training data scraped from corners of the internet that cannot be validated as fair and accurate, all the way to a lack of explainable outputs, according to IBM.

Posted November 27, 2023

Microsoft (MFST) announced that it is set to invest $500 million in expanding its hyperscale cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure in Quebec over the next two years. According to the company, this investment is aimed at reinforcing Quebec's innovation economy, creating high-value jobs and preparing the province for the evolving AI economy.

Posted November 27, 2023

IBM and VMware are partnering to bring IBM watsonx to on-premises environments on VMware Private AI and Red Hat OpenShift, helping enable fast, transparent generative AI capabilities. According to the companies, this combination will enable enterprises to access IBM watsonx in private, on-premises infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments as well as hybrid cloud with watsonx SaaS offerings on IBM Cloud.

Posted November 27, 2023

Sue Laine, director of solution strategists, DI thought leader at Quest Software and Yetkin Ozkucur, professional services director at Quest Software joined DBTA's webinar, Model to Marketplace: Tackling Data as a Product Delivery, to offer their expertise in data products and data cataloging, as well as how automation can be used to propel data product delivery.

Posted November 22, 2023

AttackIQ, an independent vendor of breach and attack simulation (BAS) solutions, is launching new innovations for AttackIQ Flex that lowers the barriers to security control validation. AttackIQ now offers a free access plan to Flex and advanced, enterprise-grade attack adversarial emulations made possible through industry-leading packet capture replay technology, according to the company.

Posted November 22, 2023

MinIO Inc., creators of the MinIO object storage suite, is expanding its partnership, along with providing a technical preview to deliver object storage on VMware Cloud Foundation, by integrating with VMware Data Services Manager. According to the companies, this solution will combine VMware Cloud Foundation's more secure enterprise-class infrastructure and the MinIO Object Store to deliver a fully integrated experience for mission-critical workloads running on VMware Cloud Foundation. 

Posted November 22, 2023

Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, is previewing early access to Cohesity Turing, the company's comprehensive, patent-pending collection of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and technologies that are integrated into its multi-cloud data platform and solutions.

Posted November 21, 2023

New Relic, the all-in-one observability platform for every engineer, is introducing New Relic AI monitoring (AIM), an APM solution for AI-powered applications that provides engineers unprecedented visibility and insights across the AI application stack, making it easier to troubleshoot and optimize their AI applications for performance, quality, cost, and responsible use of AI.

Posted November 20, 2023

Snow Software, a provider of technology intelligence, is previewing Snow Copilot, the first-in-a-series of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities designed to solve large challenges in IT Asset Management (ITAM) and FinOps. Developed in its innovation incubator Snow Labs, Snow Copilot is an AI assistant that empowers users to ask conversational questions and receive natural language responses, according to the company.

Posted November 20, 2023

Redis, Inc. and LangChain are collaborating on the OpenGPTs project, enabling LangChain to utilize Redis Cloud as the extensible real-time data platform for the project. This partnership between Redis and LangChain continues to enable developers and businesses to leverage the latest innovation in the fast-evolving landscape of generative AI, such as the new LangChain Template for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) utilizing Redis.

Posted November 17, 2023

IONIX is extending its industry-leading Attack Surface Management (ASM) platform with Threat Exposure Radar, a threat exposure management capability fully integrated with an attack surface management solution. According to the company, the product innovation provides a unified view of critical exposures from the entire, expanding, enterprise attack surface across cloud, on-premises, SaaS, and third-party systems.

Posted November 16, 2023

My first encounter with enterprise integration dates back to the early 2000s. Remember those days when Enterprise Service Buses (ESB) emerged as the antidote to the convoluted labyrinth of closely interconnected applications? It was the era when architects sought structured approaches to transform the tangled web of point-to-point links into a more coherent system—akin to shifting from spaghetti to lasagna, if you will. This marked the early definition of enterprise integration.

Posted November 16, 2023

Data mesh is still in its infancy, and data personas and organizations are craving clarity and specificity. It is critical to be aware of the "why" and "what" and fully understand the role that knowledge graphs play when considering adopting a data mesh strategy.

Posted November 16, 2023

Datadog, the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, enabling Google Cloud customers to proactively observe and secure their cloud-native and hybrid applications within Datadog's unified platform.

Posted November 16, 2023

IBM is evolving its flagship IBM QRadar SIEM product, redesigning on a new cloud-native architecture, built specifically for hybrid cloud scale, speed, and flexibility. IBM also unveiled plans for delivering generative AI capabilities within its threat detection and response portfolio—leveraging watsonx, the company's enterprise-ready data and AI platform.

Posted November 16, 2023

An age-old question when it comes to staffing a DBA group is how to determine the right number of DBAs required to keep your organization's databases online and operating efficiently. Many organizations try to operate with the minimal number of DBAs that they can. The general idea here is that the fewer staff members you hire, the lower overall cost will be. However, that assumption is probably not entirely true. An overworked DBA staff can make mistakes that cause downtime and operational problems far in excess of the salary requirements of an additional DBA.

Posted November 16, 2023

Velotix, a data security company, announced that Velotix AI-powered data access and policy management is available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace, enabling Microsoft Azure customers to access data while benefiting from scalable, reliable, and serverless analytics.

Posted November 15, 2023

Radiant Security, a provider of AI-enhanced security operations solutions, announced the successful closure of a $15 million Series A funding round, enabling the company to continue developing AI-enhanced technology. This strategic financing, led by Next47, reaffirms the soaring demand for cutting-edge, AI-based solutions that address the longstanding challenges faced by Security Operations Centers (SOCs), according to Radiant Security.

Posted November 15, 2023

SAP announced the introduction of new capabilities and advancements aimed at empowering developers of all skill levels to supercharge their businesses in the age of AI. These announcements were made at SAP TechEd 2023. Uniquely built for SAP applications and the SAP ecosystem, SAP Build Code solutions offer AI-powered productivity tools for developers and are optimized for Java and JavaScript development.

Posted November 15, 2023

Syntax Systems, a global technology solutions and services provider for cloud application implementation and management, has officially acquired Montreal-based Beyond Technologies, enabling the company to further specialize in SAP solution integration and business performance optimization. The deal, which was announced October 3, 2023, brings Beyond, a professional services firm specializing in SAP solution integration and business performance optimization, into the Syntax family.

Posted November 15, 2023

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