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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

CircleCI, a leading continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, is releasing CircleCI webhooks, a feature that provides software engineering teams the ability to build integrations that react to CircleCI job and workflow status notifications.

Posted September 02, 2021

Tableau, a Salesforce Company, has unveiled new data and analytics platform capabilities today. Tableau says that key new capabilities and improvements are focused on managing the data chaos and enabling data governance at scale and ensuring analytics scales with enterprise demand.

Posted September 02, 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 September 02, 2021

Backblaze is entering a new partnership with Vultr—a privately-owned, global hyperscale cloud—to serve developers and businesses with infrastructure as a service that's easier to use. With the Backblaze + Vultr combination, developers now have the ability to connect data stored in Backblaze B2 with virtualized cloud compute and bare metal resources in Vultr—providing a compelling alternative to Amazon S3 and EC2, according to the vendors.

Posted September 01, 2021

C3 AI and Google Cloud have announced a partnership to help organizations across multiple industries accelerate their application of AI solutions. "Combining the innovation, leadership, scale, and go-to-market expertise of Google Cloud with the substantial business value delivered from C3 AI applications, this partnership will dramatically accelerate the adoption of enterprise AI applications across all industry segments," said Thomas M. Siebel, C3.ai CEO. 

Posted September 01, 2021

Databricks, the Data and AI company, announced it received $1.6 Billion in a new round of funding to accelerate innovation and adoption of the data lakehouse. Driven by open standards, cloud adoption and the continued rise of machine learning applications, the company intends to build on its lead by investing in innovations that further simplify AI, preserve choice and flexibility across all major public clouds, and establish the lakehouse as a modern replacement to the legacy data warehouse.

Posted September 01, 2021

KPMG Australia has signed an agreement to acquire Certus APAC. According to the company, this move, which will provide additional Oracle specialist skills to KPMG's digital transformation and cloud services capabilities, comes at a critical time for clients challenged with navigating their organizations through COVID.

Posted September 01, 2021

To meet the needs of the digital economy of the 2020s, data architecture has evolved into a dif­ferent animal than it was 10, or even 5, years ago. Most notably, there are three trends that have changed the way enterprises look at and design their data architectures.

Posted September 01, 2021

BlueFinity is updating its Evoke low-code app development platform with an integrated and adaptable 360-degree imaging virtual tour capability. This is a multi-purpose feature that provides for the searching, browsing and inspection of any store, venue, property, or utility through an integrated feature of an app. According to the company, the results are sophisticated, full-function web and mobile apps that can be fully integrated with any database (Db2, SQL, Oracle, MultiValue, etc.).

Posted September 01, 2021

SUSE, a global provider of enterprise-grade open source solutions, is launching SUSE Rancher 2.6, the latest release of SUSE's open source enterprise Kubernetes management platform. SUSE Rancher 2.6 features major updates across the platform that will help enterprise customers better manage their growing Kubernetes environments.

Posted August 31, 2021

Opsera, the Continuous Orchestration platform for DevOps, is collaborating with HashiCorp, a leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, to offer strong multi-cloud security options. "Security is a top priority and challenge for any company using SaaS, especially when entrusting an externally hosted platform with the keys to their mission-critical infrastructure," said Kumar Chivukula, CTO and co-founder of Opsera. "With the technology integration with HashiCorp Vault, we are pleased to offer customers choice and flexibility when it comes to protecting their secrets."

Posted August 31, 2021

eGain Corporation, a leading cloud platform provider for customer engagement automation, is offering its solution for knowledge management—eGain Knowledge Hub—on the SAP Store.  eGain Knowledge Hub integrates with SAP Service Cloud and can be embedded in the agent desktop for easy, contextual access at the point of customer interaction, according to the vendor.

Posted August 31, 2021

SambaNova Systems, the company building advanced software, hardware, and services to run AI applications, is partnering with ORock Technologies, Inc, a high-performance cloud services provider, to deliver powerful and secure cloud-based AI solutions.

Posted August 30, 2021

Cloudian's HyperStore object storage platform is now certified with VMware Tanzu Greenplum, a massively parallel processing data warehouse, offering scalability, robust security, and cost efficiency needed to support modern enterprise analytics applications in VMware Tanzu Greenplum environments.

Posted August 30, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity solutions, is releasing Flexential Cloud Fabric—an on-demand connectivity platform that allows customers to provision and deploy private cloud connectivity to leading public cloud service providers.

Posted August 30, 2021

Northern Light CEO David Seuss enumerated the benefits of building smart taxonomies for organizing and leveraging vast content repositories during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted August 30, 2021

The Call for Speakers is now open for Data Summit 2022 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16, 2022. 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 August 26, 2021

In today's interconnected, data-driven world, secure data sharing is paramount to inter-company data sharing and driving new revenue sources by monetizing essential data assets. But with organizations adopting multiple cloud data platforms to enable self-service data access, adhering to data sharing rules and agreements while maintaining universal cloud data access control is often complicated and uncertain.

Posted August 26, 2021

Virtana, the AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, is expanding its offering of the Virtana Platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Offering end user customers a unified SaaS platform on Marketplace, which leverages a ‘know before you go' approach with high-definition data collection on-premises, delivers precision observability, reduces cloud costs, and de-risks public cloud migration to AWS.

Posted August 26, 2021

TigerGraph Cloud is now available on all three major cloud marketplaces, AWS, Azure and GCP, the only distributed and scalable graph database-as-a-service available on all three. With the choice of public Cloud vendors, businesses are able to significantly reduce the friction of getting started with Graph Analytics projects on the vast ecosystems built by the major cloud platforms, according to the vendor.

Posted August 26, 2021

Actian SVP Emma McGrattan explained how to build a cloud-based data architecture tailored to your specific business needs rather than peak workload during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 26, 2021

Avantra, a leading AIOps and Automation platform for SAP, is joining the ServiceNow Service Graph Connector Program by integrating Avantra with Service Graph. The move helps customers quickly, easily, and reliably load third-party data into the system to enable data quality, timeliness, and scalability.

Posted August 25, 2021

SIOS Technology Corp., an industry leader in application high availability and disaster recovery, is releasing the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5.2 clustering software, featuring enhanced automation and application failover orchestration that makes creating and managing high availability (HA) clusters in complex SAP S/4HANA environments easier and more reliable for enterprises.

Posted August 25, 2021

SNP, a world-leading provider of software solutions for digital transformation processes and automated data migrations in the SAP environment, announced it has created new move-to-cloud software for IBM Cloud migrations. "Cloud Move for IBM" is part of SNP's data transformation platform CrystalBridge which offers automated solutions for IT and business transformations including cloud projects.

Posted August 25, 2021

IBM and SAP are forming a partnership that will allow SAP to onboard finance and data management solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping companies address the industry's stringent compliance, security, and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.

Posted August 25, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted August 25, 2021

Revelation Software's latest release of OpenInsight, version 10.1, has changes, new functionality, and improved performance throughout the product. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Carten, senior developer, Revelation Software and Bryan Shumsky, senior developer, Revelation Software, who discussed some of these improvements, including a new Database Tool panel, a brand new Examples application, new REST functionality, updated help and support documents, and more.

Posted August 25, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted August 25, 2021

In the quest for digital transformation and the use of data to become "data-driven," data quality is taking on even greater importance than it ever has before. Recently, Tyler Warden, senior vice president, product and engineering, Syniti, shared his insights on how organizations can improve the quality of their data and, as a result, enable more informed decision making.

Posted August 24, 2021

IBM unveiled details of its new Telum Processor which is designed to bring deep learning inference to enterprise workloads to help address fraud in real-time. Introduced at the annual Hot Chips conference, IBM said Telum is its first processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing while a transaction is taking place. IBM Telum is designed to enable applications to run efficiently where the data resides, helping to overcome traditional enterprise AI approaches that tend to require significant memory and data movement capabilities to handle inferencing.

Posted August 24, 2021

Aerospike has unveiled the results of a petabyte-scale benchmark that illustrates its real-time data platform delivering 4 million to 5 million transactions per second (TPS) with sub-millisecond latencies for read-only and mixed workloads on a 20-node Amazon Web Services (AWS) cluster fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors.

Posted August 23, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, a fully managed, Redis-compatible, in-memory database. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis enables customers to achieve ultra-fast performance with high availability and durability for their most business-critical applications that require sub-millisecond response times, according to the vendor.

Posted August 23, 2021

Hybrid cloud computing continues to grow in popularity—offering enterprises a "best of both worlds" approach to increasing the flexibility and scalability of their IT infrastructure while maintaining control over the business-critical applications and data they want to keep behind the company firewall.

Posted August 23, 2021

DBI, a provider of a suite of products for IBM Db2 LUW tuning, monitoring, and trending, has announced the availability of DBI Web Performance Suite version 6. The new version includes new functionality such as a new custom reports module, the ability to customize the overview dashboard, Active Directory integration, the ability to view SQL statements that are causing the locks, performance detection of the monitoring system, and numerous enhancements throughout the whole application.

Posted August 23, 2021

If you've been paying attention at all, I'm sure you've heard the term "phishing." It is used to describe the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from a reputable source to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. But maybe you haven't heard the term "vishing" yet.

Posted August 23, 2021

Postman, a leading API platform, announced it has secured $225 million in a Series D round, enabling the company to expand its teams and continue to invest in its community of developers across the globe, support students through innovative API literacy programs, and contribute toward open source projects to foster a strong and thriving API ecosystem.

Posted August 19, 2021

Intelligent data integration platform provider SnapLogic has announced its August 2021 product release, featuring new capabilities that make it faster and easier for IT and business users to unlock the power of self-service integration and automation throughout their organization. "With the introduction of SnapLogic Flows, we're adding to our family of purpose-built, easy-to-use interfaces to help non-technical business users realize the vision of self-service, enterprise-wide automation," said Craig Stewart, CTO at SnapLogic.

Posted August 18, 2021

SolarWinds has announced the availability of SolarWinds DBA xPress as a free tool. For data professionals who need to understand how a data environment is visually structured, DBA xPress helps compare, synchronize, script, and navigate data and schemas, enabling data professionals to more easily adopt DataOps, automate releases, and simplify Microsoft SQL Server cloud migrations.

Posted August 18, 2021

Pepperdata, a provider of big data performance management, is adding the ability to monitor Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) running big data applications like Spark on Kubernetes into the Pepperdata product portfolio. Pepperdata now monitors GPU performance, providing the visibility needed for Spark applications running on Kubernetes and utilizing the processing power of GPUs.

Posted August 18, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-founder Barr Moses outlined the five pillars and key advantages of data observability in practice at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 18, 2021

To help customers improve operational efficiency and successfully reduce costs, Oracle has introduced updates to Oracle Procurement. According to Oracle, as organizations chart their paths to post-pandemic growth, cost reduction remains a top priority.

Posted August 18, 2021

One of the major drivers behind auditing is regulatory compliance. In addition, there are many internal rules and regulations mandated by com­panies themselves, as well as other reasons for auditing, including monitoring and analyzing database activities for malicious and abnormal activities, devel­oping threat detection with real-time monitoring, and integration with SIEM (security information and event management) solutions for analysis.

Posted August 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching the Confluent Q3 '21 Release, featuring developments that help organizations reliably share data between different environments, seamlessly integrate with business-critical applications, and cost-effectively store data needed for next-generation, digital customer experiences and data-driven backend operations.

Posted August 17, 2021

The AI-Powered Enterprise author Seth Earley offered best practices for a successful product data metrics rollout during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted August 17, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is releasing the next version of SHIFT Tester, engineered with enhanced data validation and test automation capabilities. The Software-as-a-Service solution automatically tests the three core areas that require validation as part of any cloud migration project: data, data quality, and ETLs (extract, transform, load).

Posted August 13, 2021

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