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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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Qlik is offering its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, creating a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom. The Professor Ambassador Program is an extension of the Qlik Academic Program, which helps universities improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, while helping students advance their analytical and data literacy proficiency within every academic discipline with Qlik.

Posted February 11, 2021

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program. The 2021 nominating process has been extended to Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2021 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted February 10, 2021

GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing platforms that drive digital transformation, is releasing GigaSpaces InsightEdge Portfolio version 15.8. The update offers new advanced functionality to significantly reduce memory footprint for optimizing infrastructure costs, turbo boost SQL query and BI performance, and increase the organization's agility with cloud native lifecycle management, introducing Kubernetes Operator support.

Posted February 10, 2021

New Relic, Inc., a leader in Observability, is introducing New Relic Explorer, a reimagined full-stack observability experience that delivers innovative new visualizations and capabilities. With zero configuration required, New Relic Explorer brings together an organization's telemetry data from across applications and infrastructure to provide an essential live view of an entire software system's health and performance.

Posted February 10, 2021

DataStax is unveiling Stargate support for its signature platform, enabling users to utilize REST, GraphQL, and schemaless Document APIs in addition to CQL when building applications on top of DSE. These APIs are available for use with DSE 6.8. Stargate is an open source data gateway with built-in extensibility. It allows users to integrate APIs of their choice with any persistence layer.

Posted February 10, 2021

Today's organizations often have more information at their disposal than they know what to do with. From products and apps to processes, departments, data, and more, there's so much that should be considered every time a business takes on a new change project, considers a new solution, or begins a major digital transformation. Before organizations embark on any of those journeys, they must understand how to get from their current state to where they ultimately want to end up.

Posted February 10, 2021

With the shift to remote work, companies have had to implement adjustments to their operational strategies, including increasing security, tapping into the cloud, and more. Last year was a time of fast-moving transformation. In 2021, the pace of change shows no sign of slowing down in the MultiValue markeet segment.

Posted February 10, 2021

One of the most momentous movements reshaping the data technology space in recent years is the push to real-time capabilities. The ability of systems to read and react to situations as they happen is the most compelling competitive advantage of the digital era.

Posted February 10, 2021

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is offering a public beta release of its first-ever fully managed platform, Starburst Galaxy. The cloud-native service empowers users with fast access to all data, and easier ways to manage it, wherever it resides, according to the vendor. Starburst Galaxy will remove the complexity of data movement and copies and accelerate data-driven decision making.

Posted February 09, 2021

CloudBolt Software, the enterprise cloud management leader, is releasing its "Winter" platform update that features enhancements to help enterprises accelerate their hybrid cloud and IT automation journeys.

Posted February 08, 2021

DataOps is seen as a key approach for supporting insight-driven culture at organizations seeking to extract more value from their data. However, DataOps is still somewhat open to interpretation. DataKitchen's Chris Bergh talked to BDQ about how the DataOps methodology has evolved and how customers are using it now.

Posted February 08, 2021

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Posted February 08, 2021

Cloudian announced that VMware customers will be able to use Cloudian's fully S3-compatible object storage software, all managed in VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu. Integrated with the new VMware vSAN Data Persistence platform, Cloudian's HyperStore object storage delivers massive scalability, military-grade security, and multi-tenancy while reducing infrastructure complexity and enabling new efficiencies and cost savings.

Posted February 05, 2021

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is welcoming g2o to the company's partner program, ensuring that customers in the East North Central U.S. can deploy cloud data warehouse solutions at scale. g2o and Yellowbrick are aligned to deliver a balanced, end-to-end solution that reduces time to answers, improves business decisions, and increases market competitiveness for enterprises.

Posted February 05, 2021

Axway, a provider of API management software, is further building on its technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the company joins the AWS ISV Accelerate Program. AWS ISV Accelerate is a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The program helps drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating independent software vendors with the AWS Sales organization.

Posted February 04, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leading AIOps software vendor, is making upgrades to its AIOps and Observability platforms, accelerating AIOps adoption by filling IT visibility gaps, simplifying and automating data preparation and integrations, eliminating re-tooling and by driving business/IT outcomes.

Posted February 04, 2021

Oracle has added new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). The last year tested supply chains to a breaking point and exposed the limitations of older, on-premises systems that don't provide the flexibility organizations need to run efficient logistics operations, said Chris Cunnane, research director, supply chain management, ARC Advisory Group. "Oracle Cloud SCM's latest update adds new artificial intelligence, machine learning, and integrated IoT features to improve real-time monitoring of shipments and enhance the efficiency of trade and logistics processes."

Posted February 03, 2021

Government customers can now deploy applications from a library of Oracle and third-party independent software vendors (ISVs) to help support their organizational goals and serve the needs of constituents. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is now available for U.S. government customers, enabling agencies to fully automate the deployment of certified solutions directly on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 03, 2021

Cherwell Software, a provider of delivering service experiences through integrated, adaptable technology, is adding AIOps to its product suite, enabling agile and autonomous IT operation processes, further enhancing service management, monitoring, and automation across the enterprise.

Posted February 03, 2021

HelpSystems has acquired Digital Defense, a provider of vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions. "The addition of Digital Defense offers threat-weary IT teams the capabilities they need to increase infrastructure security on two fronts: via leading-edge vulnerability management technology as well as seasoned pen testing resources to broaden our existing expertise," said Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems.

Posted February 03, 2021

Veeam Software, backup solutions provider that delivers cloud data management, is expanding its public cloud support with the general availability of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform. This completes the company's support for all three major public cloud providers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation, and HCL Technologies, a global technology company, have formed a strategic alliance to help companies succeed in their analytics automation and digital transformation priorities. As part of this strategic engagement, HCL has also been named an Alteryx Elite Alliance Partner. The companies say this alliance is driven by the large and growing market opportunity for enterprise-wide data analytics, data science, and process automation.

Posted February 03, 2021

Data intelligence software company Collibra has acquired OwlDQ, a provider of predictive data quality software that uses machine learning to detect anomalies in data, to generate data quality rules automatically, and to reconcile replication errors. With the integration of OwlDQ into the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, the company will provide a new offering, Collibra Data Quality, which will allow organizations to centralize and automate data quality workflows to comply with global regulations and streamline their data and analytics processes across the enterprise.

Posted February 03, 2021

Infonomics author Doug Laney outlined the rudiments of his "Infonomics" approach to monetizing, managing, and measuring data in this clip from his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 03, 2021

ALTR, provider of advanced data security for data-driven enterprises, is releasing ALTR Cloud Integration for Snowflake, delivering direct cloud-to-cloud data security. ALTR extends Snowflake's built-in security with the simplicity of ALTR's real-time data consumption governance capabilities for observing, detecting and responding to threats and anomalies, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration provider, announced it has open-sourced its Workload Analyzer for Presto, including both Trino (formerly known as PrestoSQL) and PrestoDB, making the source code available to everyone via Github. The Workload Analyzer is a free, easy-to-use tool that offers visibility into how big data and analytics workloads are performing, offering users insights into how to improve performance and optimize resources.

Posted February 02, 2021

vFunction is emerging from stealth, offering a platform purpose-built to automatically, efficiently, and intelligently transform complex, monolithic Java applications into microservices with a scalable, repeatable factory model. vFunction is a cloud modernization platform that enables the enterprise to modernize legacy Java applications and realize the true benefits of the cloud: elasticity, reduced cost, and restored engineering velocity.

Posted February 02, 2021

Databricks has announced a $1 billion investment. The Series G funding, led by new investor Franklin Templeton, puts Databricks at a $28 billion post-money valuation.

Posted February 02, 2021

Cognyte, a security analytics software company that provides governments and enterprises with actionable intelligence, will open trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market by ringing the opening bell today in recognition of it becoming an independent public company following the completion of its spin-off off from Verint Systems. Cognyte will begin "regular way" trading on the NASDAQ on February 2, 2021 under the symbol "CGNT."

Posted February 02, 2021

Kin + Carta, a global digital transformation consultancy, is acquiring Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a focus on data science, supporting the expansion of Kin + Carta's data transformation practice. Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data visualization.

Posted February 01, 2021

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 01, 2021

Infonomics author Doug Laney discussed the seven methods of monetizing data within the Infonomics paradigm in his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 01, 2021

Thundra.io, the developer platform for pre-production environments, is launching its Sidekick IntelliJ IDEA Plugin, enabling developers to deliver the best-in-class cloud applications. Thundra eliminates the need for multiple tools for pre-production environments. Developers who embrace DevOps and are motivated to solve the pains of pre-production issues in cloud applications.

Posted January 29, 2021

Clumio is now offering a new Splunk App that allows users to gain greater insight and visibility into Clumio's audit logs. The Clumio App for Splunk delivers insightful and comprehensive views and analysis with drill-down capabilities, according to the vendor.

Posted January 29, 2021

Redgate Software has acquired the assets of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), which ended operations on January 15. Redgate said it plans to revive the Summit, continue SQLSaturdays, and make available the PASS library of content and training sessions. Redgate is drawing up plans for running a replacement for the Summit as a virtual event in 2021. With SQLSaturdays at the heart of the SQL Server community, these will be brought back so that data professionals from LA to London can continue to learn at local events.

Posted January 28, 2021

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is releasing Neo4j Aura Enterprise, a fully managed cloud database for organizations building high-performance graph applications. Aura Enterprise speeds time to value, enabling customers to get to production faster than the equivalent on-premises option, according to the vendor. Organizations can now focus entirely on building performant, graph-powered applications quickly, without worrying about infrastructure or maintenance.

Posted January 28, 2021

It is safe to say that when data and analytics leaders built their data management and data analytics strategies in late 2019, they did not foresee the macroeconomic impacts of 2020. The upheaval of many of the best-laid plans touched all industries as executives looked to data to provide insight into how to withstand the fallout and course correct. While enterprises have long understood the need to migrate to the cloud, the COVID-19 pandemic served as the catalyst for quick plans to get started right away.

Posted January 28, 2021

Classiq, enabling the development of quantum algorithms and applications, announced it has secured $14.5 million in funding that will enable the company to accelerate the development of quantum computing software. The $10.5 million Series A financing round was led by Team8 and Wing Venture Capital, with additional participation from Entrée Capital, OurCrowd, and IN Venture, the corporate venture arm of Sumitomo Corporation in Israel, and follows a $4 million seed financing round from Entrée Capital.

Posted January 27, 2021

ARMO, developers of a platform that inherently secures cloud-native workloads with in-memory protection coupled with built-in visibility and control, is emerging from stealth after securing $4.5 million in seed funding, from Pitango First. The company plans to use the funds to expand its go-to-market efforts and commercial offering of its technology. 

Posted January 27, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider in data protection, availability and insights, is launching Veritas NetBackup 9, delivering new features to provide customers with additional choices for deployment across edge, core and cloud, while increasing operational simplicity.

Posted January 27, 2021

SAP and DNV GL, an independent management and quality assurance expert, are partnering to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle a major problem facing the integrity of oil and gas plants. The solution uses intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence and advanced analytics, to create compelling user experiences and to digitalize and automate operations.

Posted January 27, 2021

Digital River, an experienced global ecommerce enabler for established and fast-growing brands, is releasing its Payments, Fraud, Tax and Compliance Management solution on the SAP App Center. Digital River's solution integrates with SAP Commerce Cloud, offering B2C and B2B brands the ability to grow globally at scale, knowing Digital River is handling the complexities of global commerce combined with the flexibility to meet shoppers' demands for a streamlined, localized experience, according to the vendor.

Posted January 27, 2021

Recruitment Smart Technologies announced its SniperAI extension for SAP Fieldglass solutions is now available for trial and online purchase on SAP App Center, enabling users to rationalize time-to-hire and cost-to-hire for contingent workers. An HR platform that automates the end-to-end talent supply chain for organizations to effectively and efficiently find, qualify and hire talent, SniperAI integrates with the SAP Fieldglass Contingent Workforce Management solution to fulfill external talent requisition.

Posted January 27, 2021

Continuing work-from-home setups caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will impact security, employee collaboration, and business processes in 2021. Here, IT executives comment on the changes they see within organizations caused by the scaled-up WFH routines and what they expect for the coming year.

Posted January 27, 2021

Entrinsik is enhancing Informer with new updates that improve the user experience with additional options for automated intelligence for imported spreadsheets. According to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management, "One of the biggest challenges we hear from our customers is presenting management with impactful reports to glean business insights and draw smart conclusions."

Posted January 27, 2021

DockMaster, a producer of software for the marine and marina industries, partnered with Zumasys to move its hosted clients to a more modern MultiValue database. DockMaster chose jBASE to deliver faster reporting and processing speeds to customers while improving its ability to scale its cloud environment.

Posted January 27, 2021

Rocket Software recently announced the release of UniObjects for Python (UOPY), a new MultiValue (MV), client-side Python API that can be used to access any Rocket UniVerse and Rocket UniData database. Helping organizations modernize with innovative technology is a top priority for the Rocket MultiValue Team, said Christine Rizza, Rocket's MultiValue product manager.

Posted January 27, 2021

JFrog, the DevOps company enabling organizations to realize the vision of Liquid Software, is forming a partnership with Docker, a leading provider of collaborative application development platforms for development teams, providing developers unlimited (for SaaS users), high-performance premium access to quality and trusted application components on Docker Hub. The agreement also provides dedicated support mechanisms for mutual customers.

Posted January 26, 2021

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