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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

The technology pendulum has long been swinging between centralization versus decentralization. Is it better to have a mainframe or distributed systems and data across Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms? Is it better to have these server farms or consolidate things with a cloud provider? Now, the action is moving away from the cloud, toward edge and Internet of Things (IoT) configurations. The enterprise market for edge computing will grow by 22% over the coming year, mainly for hardware, according to estimates from Deloitte Global. By contrast, enterprise networking equipment expenditures will grow by 4%, while overall enterprise IT spending is projected to rise by 6%.

Posted June 14, 2023

Impossible Cloud, offering decentralized multi-service cloud solutions, is launching its Partner Program to help partners and resellers implement, demo, and integrate Impossible Cloud's performance-driven solutions into enterprise environments. According to the company, the program has been developed to support various prospective channel partners—including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), managed service providers (MSPs), and independent software vendors (ISVs)—in their efforts to bring more innovative and profitable solutions to customers leveraging the emerging B2B benefits of web3.

Posted June 14, 2023

RKVST, a provider of provenance-as-a-service, is introducing Instaproof, enabling companies to get the information they need to decide what data to trust. With RKVST Instaproof anyone can easily check the file they are working with by dragging it onto Instaproof to verify its provenance. If the file has been registered with RKVST, the provenance information displayed can be used to decide which files to trust.

Posted June 14, 2023

Union.ai, a company that extends organizations' ability to create next-generation AI and data products at scale, is releasing Union Cloud for North American and European customers of AWS and GCP, empowering enterprises to deliver highly reliable and impactful products that leverage the latest AI technologies at low cost, high quality, and rapid velocity.

Posted June 13, 2023

AWS announced the general availability of AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) Serverless, a platform that automatically provisions and scales migration resources to make database migrations easier. With AWS DMS Serverless, users can replicate data across a wide variety of popular database and analytics engines and services, such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora, and more.

Posted June 13, 2023

Pegasystems Inc., the low-code platform provider empowering the world's leading enterprises to Build for Change, is introducing the latest version of its Pega Infinity software suite with new features that will accelerate low-code development, optimize existing processes, and create effortless experiences for employees and customers alike.

Posted June 13, 2023

Often, enterprise data management falls into two strategies: offensive and defensive. While defense entails mitigating risk, being offensive unlocks new opportunities. Organizations must incorporate both sides to remain competitive. To achieve this, companies can embrace data-centric architectures.

Posted June 13, 2023

VMware is announcing a series of upgrades to its digital employee experience (DEX) solution that will ultimately increase its presence as a unified approach toward empowering IT teams' productivity while reducing cost drains.

Posted June 12, 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is rolling out a preview of a new sustainability dashboard on the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform as well as introducing a comprehensive portfolio of sustainability services. The offerings, which span technology, services, financing, and asset upcycling programs, are designed to help organizations reduce the carbon footprint associated with their IT estates.

Posted June 12, 2023

Kasten by Veeam, a market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, is releasing its new Kasten K10 V6.0 Kubernetes data protection platform, including features that will help customers scale their cloud native data protection more efficiently, better protect their applications and data against ransomware attacks, and increase accessibility by adding new cloud native integrations.

Posted June 12, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most discussed hot topic of the moment, but the true impact on our society and the potential impact for enterprises are still unknown. While we may not fully understand its potential impact quite yet, we do understand how AI functions as well as the base level of what it could be capable of. We're already seeing how AI, along with other forms of machine learning (ML) or deep learning, has the potential to revolutionize how organizations function across all industries by doing seemingly small things such as automating repetitive tasks and accelerating outcomes. Those seemingly small things add up and create a big impact.

Posted June 12, 2023

CoreWeave, a specialized cloud provider built for large-scale GPU-accelerated workloads, announced it has secured an additional $200 million in funding to propel its specialized cloud infrastructure to train, serve inference, and fine-tune models with AI. This latest funding milestone comes from Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset manager. The funding extension comes just one month after the company announced $221 million in Series B funding, also led by Magnetar, bringing the total for the round to $421 million.

Posted June 08, 2023

Onymos, provider of a Features-as-a-Service platform, announced the company is extending its platform to support the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) ecosystems and applications. Available now, enterprises can access the IoT capabilities through the Onymos Features-as-a-Service platform.

Posted June 08, 2023

Sysdig is innovating cloud detection and response (CDR) and its Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), consolidating the two technologies to enable instant threat detection within the cloud.

Posted June 08, 2023

There's no question that this year, we're seeing dramatic upheavals in the data and analytics space. AI, of course, is the subject du jour, but any discussion of AI and its potential must, by necessity, involve the data teams that provide the information that makes AI successful. Here are what industry leaders and experts see as the most important technologies shaping the growth of data-driven enterprises.

Posted June 08, 2023

The issue of data silos has long hamstrung the efforts of data managers and their business counterparts to get an accurate, real-time picture of their enterprises. Now, a recent study suggests that open source technologies and data cloud platforms are helping to clear up these silos. Is this finally the long-sought, silo-busting holy grail?

Posted June 08, 2023

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is having a significant impact on most industries and job roles these days, and it will only increase as AI techniques and algorithms improve over time. I'm sure you've heard about things like natural language processing, machine learning, and large language models such as those used by ChatGPT and Google Bard. These are all forms of AI, and they are influencing and impacting the way we work.

Posted June 08, 2023

In dealing with databases, there are times when one must do some level of programming. With the rise of the variety of ETL, data pipeline, and data platform tools, programming elements have become mushy, confused, and scattered. This confusion has arisen because of what happens, and where that "what" happens has devolved into everything, everywhere, all at once.

Posted June 08, 2023

Database professionals are the backbone of any modern company. They are responsible for managing, organizing, and analyzing vast (and rapidly increasing) amounts of information. Their work helps organizations make informed decisions, remain secure, increase efficiency, and stay ahead of the competition. The next generation of data management capabilities is essentially a prerequisite for companies seeking to implement cutting-edge technology and processes such as AI and AIOps.

Posted June 08, 2023

Rocket AccuTerm, an established terminal emulator for MultiValue applications, is receiving updates improving its functionality and security. Rocket AccuTerm 8.1 now offers a seamless single sign-on experience, a true web version (i.e., with no hosted dependencies on Rocket Software) that matches its desktop counterpart, and adherence to the industry's leading software security standards, including Synopsys Black Duck, Polaris, and VeraCode.

Posted June 08, 2023

Western Nevada Supply recently chose RDM Infinity to consolidate a variety of service centers into a state-of-the-art distribution center by modernizing Western Nevada's legacy warehouse management system (WMS). The relationship between RDM Infinity and Western Nevada Supply has been a beneficial collaborative partnership.

Posted June 08, 2023

The need to balance data safety with new data initiatives, deliver business value, and change company culture around data tops this year's list of data and analytics management challenges. To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Spanning the wide range of established legacy technologies from MultiValue to cutting-edge breakthroughs such as Web3, the DBTA 100 is a list of hardware, software, and service providers working to enable their customers' data-driven future.

Posted June 07, 2023

To explore best practices and strategies for attaining a successful cloud journey, experts joined DBTA's webinar, Achieving Performance, Scalability, and Security on Your Cloud Journey, offering a discussion around brands, features, and migration techniques, as well as key IT issues such as performance, scalability, and security.

Posted June 07, 2023

Oracle is introducing Oracle NetSuite for Government, a new suite of cloud solutions specifically designed for the needs of small-to-midsize state and local government agencies. NetSuite for Government provides a single, integrated suite for streamlined accounting, grants management, payroll, planning and budgeting, human resource management, and more. This empowers agencies to increase automation, transparency, and operational efficiency, while getting the fast, accurate data needed to help make better decisions, according to the company.

Posted June 07, 2023

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is extending its list of services approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB), making more cloud services available to customers in the defense and intelligence community.

Posted June 07, 2023

Domino Data Lab, powering model-driven businesses with its Enterprise AI platform, is launching a variety of brand-new capabilities as part of its Summer 2023 release, aimed toward optimizing the application of AI in companies seeking (yet struggling) to leverage its bountiful business possibilities.

Posted June 05, 2023

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is introducing an expanded set of management capabilities to Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed to help reduce enterprise Linux complexity across the hybrid cloud without slowing innovation.

Posted June 05, 2023

NVIDIA and SoftBank Corp. are collaborating on a pioneering platform for generative AI and 5G/6G applications that is based on the NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip, which SoftBank plans to roll out at new, distributed AI data centers across Japan. Paving the way for the rapid, worldwide deployment of generative AI applications and services, SoftBank will build data centers that can, in collaboration with NVIDIA, host generative AI and wireless applications on a multi-tenant common server platform, which reduces costs and is more energy efficient, according to the companies.

Posted June 05, 2023

IBM Consulting is establishing a Center of Excellence for generative AI to stand alongside IBM Consulting's existing global AI and Automation practice, which includes 21,000 data and AI consultants who have conducted over 40,000 enterprise client engagements. The Center of Excellence (CoE) already has more than 1,000 consultants with specialized generative AI expertise that are engaging with a global set of clients to drive productivity in IT operations and core business processes like HR or marketing, elevate their customer experiences and create new business models.

Posted June 05, 2023

IBM announced it will provide in-kind grants valued at $5 million to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools in response to the growing threat of ransomware attacks against schools around the world. Since its creation in 2021, the IBM Education Security Preparedness Grants program has expanded globally, and this year will also include enhanced offerings from IBM SkillsBuild on topics including AI and cybersecurity.

Posted June 05, 2023

Precisely, a provider of data integrity, is introducing a series of innovations to its industry recognized data quality portfolio underscoring the company's continued commitment to helping organizations on their path to data integrity. According to the company, these enhancements empower data leaders and practitioners to better understand their data and ensure it is accurate, consistent, and contextualized for confident decision-making.

Posted June 02, 2023

Exasol is launching its "no-compromise" analytics database, promising to deliver more productivity, savings, and flexibility for enterprises to better manage data in the cloud, SaaS, on-premises, or hybrid. With the latest enhancements, Exasol seamlessly integrates with any data stack and analytics ecosystem, and dynamically scales to accommodate even the most complex data sets, removing friction and unburdening data teams to accelerate business outcomes.

Posted June 01, 2023

MindsDB, one of the fastest-growing open-source AI projects, announced it is receiving an additional $25 million in financing, enabling the company to continue to accelerate the expansion of its AI-Logic Cloud platform. MindsDB plans to use the additional capital to continue to nurture its community, expand its AI-Logic product capabilities, and support its growing base of customers, and grow into a cornerstone of the new AI-web.

Posted June 01, 2023

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is unveiling Dataiku 12, offering transformative new features designed to help organizations confidently harness AI in their advanced analytics initiatives with enhanced transparency and strengthened governance.

Posted May 31, 2023

ArangoDB, the company behind the most complete graph data and analytics platform, is releasing ArangoDB 3.11, enabling enhancements that accelerate its performance across search, graph, and analytics use cases. ArangoDB 3.11 includes performance improvements for ArangoSearch, ArangoDB's natively-integrated full-text search and ranking engine, as well as new functionality to its web interface to simplify the database's operations.

Posted May 30, 2023

Pegasystems Inc., the low-code platform provider empowering the world's leading enterprises to Build for Change, is introducing Pega GenAI—a set of 20 new generative AI-powered boosters to be integrated across Pega Infinity ‘23, the latest version of Pega's product suite.

Posted May 30, 2023

dotData, a provider of platforms for feature discovery, is releasing dotData Feature Factory, providing advanced functionality that empowers data scientists with a data-centric approach to feature engineering powered. According to the company, dotData Feature Factory enables a paradigm shift in enterprise data solutions and will replace dotData Py, a Python-based data science automation engine first introduced in 2018.

Posted May 26, 2023

Appdome is launching a new capability within its cyber defense platform—Build-to-Test—which empowers developers of mobile apps to optimize the testing of cybersecurity features within their projects.

Posted May 26, 2023

Delinea, a provider of solutions that seamlessly extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), is releasing the latest version of Cloud Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, offering privileged access to and authorization for servers. New updates include more granular support for just-in-time (JIT) and just-enough privilege access automation, and improved identity assurance through enforced human interaction when prompted for multi-factor authentication (MFA) at server log-in or privilege elevation.

Posted May 25, 2023

Honeywell is releasing its operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solution, Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity+ | Cyber Insights, to assist customers in improving the availability, reliability, and safety of their industrial control systems and operations.

Posted May 25, 2023

Caveonix is launching the fifth-generation offering of its Caveonix Cloud platform, built to provide actionable insights and real-time continuous protection of applications.

Posted May 25, 2023

IBM announced the creation of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, a SaaS offering that is designed to enable enterprises to bring management to their hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure. Driven by "Application-Centric Connectivity," IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh is engineered to automate the process, management, and observability of application connectivity in and between public and private clouds to help modern enterprises operate their infrastructure across hybrid multi-cloud and heterogeneous environments, according to the company.

Posted May 25, 2023

Cloud experts joined DBTA's webinar, "Cloud Migration Best Practices: Top Strategies and Tools," to explore the risks and potential of cloud transformation, where certain strategies, solutions, and requirements may be the difference between a successful migration and one that fails to root.

Posted May 25, 2023

Ridge Security, an automated security validation solution provider, is releasing Ridge Security RidgeShield, an automated, cloud workload protection and testing solution.

Posted May 25, 2023

SolarWinds is announcing the advancement of AI and ML capabilities within its IT service management (ITSM) solution, SolarWinds Service Desk.

Posted May 24, 2023

NVIDIA announced that it is integrating its NVIDIA AI Enterprise software into Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning to help enterprises accelerate their AI initiatives, enabling Azure customers worldwide to quickly build, deploy, and manage customized applications using the more than 100 NVIDIA AI frameworks and tools.

Posted May 24, 2023

Habu, a global provider of data clean room software, is partnering with Microsoft Azure to integrate its Data Clean Room applications with Azure confidential computing. The move will enable businesses to unlock insights from sensitive data without sacrificing security, privacy, or performance, according to the companies.

Posted May 24, 2023

SAP and Microsoft are deepening their long-standing partnership, using the latest in enterprise-ready generative AI innovation to help solve customers' most fundamental business challenges. The companies will collaborate on integrating SAP SuccessFactors solutions with Microsoft 365 Copilot and Copilot in Viva Learning, as well as Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service to access powerful language models that analyze and generate natural language. The integrations will enable new experiences designed to improve how organizations attract, retain, and skill their people, according to the companies.

Posted May 24, 2023

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