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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

e-Spirit, maker of the FirstSpirit Digital Experience Platform, is receiving certification for SAP Commerce Cloud's Integration API. The integration incorporates e-Spirit's hybrid (headless+) Content Management System (CMS) technology into SAP Commerce Cloud, which enables B2B and B2C companies to easily create and deliver content-rich, personalized digital experiences across all channels such as websites, mobile devices, social media, digital signage, progressive web applications, and conversational platforms.

Posted June 26, 2019

Oracle recently unveiled a new, customer-centric vision for Oracle Analytics at its Analytics Summit. A key element of the strategy is the concept of one offering: Oracle Analytics, rationalizing 18-plus products down to a single brand.

Posted June 25, 2019

Oracle recently announced fiscal 2019 Q4 results and fiscal 2019 full year results. "In Q4, our non-GAAP operating income grew 7% in constant currency—which drove EPS well above the high end of my guidance," said Oracle CEO Safra Catz. "Our high-margin Fusion and NetSuite cloud applications businesses are growing rapidly, while we downsize our low-margin legacy hardware business. The net result of this shift away from commodity hardware to cloud applications was a Q4 non-GAAP operating margin of 47%, the highest we've seen in 5 years."

Posted June 24, 2019

TrustArc, a privacy compliance management company, is releasing Privacy Profile, a solution that will automate identifying the privacy and security regulations applicable to any business. Privacy Profile, part of the Intelligence Engine within the TrustArc Platform, simplifies privacy management through an intelligent, easy-to-use interface by providing actionable compliance guidance based on an automated review of key company information, including the location of customers and employees along with other relevant business details.

Posted June 24, 2019

Platform9, a provider of SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, is introducing Kubernetes Managed Apps, allowing the Platform9 fully-managed Kubernetes service and SLA guarantee to also cover a set of critical Kubernetes services and tools. Kubernetes Managed Apps enables self-service consumption, white-glove experience and Day-2 operations for these applications - at scale - all backed by Platform9's industry-leading 99.9% SLA.

Posted June 24, 2019

Alluxio, developer of open source data orchestration technology for the cloud, is collaborating with Starburst Data, the Presto company, to offer a bundled solution that provides users with multi-cloud capabilities for interactive analytic workloads. The goal is to help customers transform their legacy data warehouse approach to a modern cloud approach, with a disaggregated compute and storage stack built on Presto, Alluxio, and any file or object storage.

Posted June 20, 2019

Syncfusion has released Bold BI, a cloud-based business intelligence solution that allows business analysts and other users to create cutting-edge dashboards. Syncfusion's Bold BI platform offers integration with more than 80 of the most common data sources, including Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle, as well as generic access to any data source through support for REST.

Posted June 20, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has introduced SolarWinds Service Desk, an IT service management (ITSM) service desk solution for IT professionals.

Posted June 20, 2019

Cloudian is extending its native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers, managed directly from VMware vCloud Director. The Cloudian solution gives VMware Cloud Providers a limitlessly scalable, cost-effective, and feature-rich storage foundation for delivering new and enhanced value-add services to their customers.

Posted June 19, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is introducing new edge solutions, research labs, and programs to simplify and accelerate Intelligent Edge adoption. These initiatives will enable customers to create unique digital experiences and leverage analytics and machine learning to adapt to changes in real-time.

Posted June 19, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is continuing to expand its hybrid cloud portfolio with vast updates including enhanced automation, workload-optimized solutions, and a consistent experience across clouds. These updates include extending AI-driven operations and composability across its portfolio, adding new workload-optimized infrastructure, and expanding choice of clouds through new partnerships with Google Cloud and Equinix.

Posted June 19, 2019

To help organizations bring together customer data from across the entire organization, Oracle is collaborating with Accenture and Capgemini to focus on the customer data platform (CDP) market.

Posted June 19, 2019

Oracle has announced the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 which features hardware and software enhancements, including AI and machine learning capabilities, to supercharge performance. With Exadata X8, Oracle introduces new machine-learning capabilities, including Automatic Indexing, which continuously learns and tunes the database as usage patterns change. Based on technology from Oracle Autonomous Database, the process is automatic and improves database performance while eliminating manual tuning.

Posted June 19, 2019

Tamr has announced the general availability of the Spring 2019 release of the company's patented data unification system. Purpose-built to leverage machine learning, human knowledge, and—where appropriaterules to solve data integration challenges, Tamr enables organizations to create unified data assets that fuel analytic insights and operational improvements.

Posted June 18, 2019

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing solutions, announced that the KVM-based hypervisor in the HC3 product family is now fully supported by Parallels Remote Application Server17 (Parallels RAS). When combined with Parallels RAS, Scale Computing HC3 enables administrators to rapidly provision and manage virtual machines (VM) thin clones centrally from Parallels RAS Console to make VDI solutions faster, more affordable, and easier to use.

Posted June 18, 2019

Timescale, the company behind the open-source time-series SQL database TimescaleDB, is releasing Timescale Cloud , an on-demand and managed cloud service that makes it easy to work with time-series and IoT data. Timescale Cloud is a multi-cloud time-series database service that runs on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Posted June 18, 2019

Rackspace is partnering with MuleSoft, a provider of enterprise integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solutions, to help customers accelerate application and data integration connected through APIs, on-premises or in the cloud. Deploying the Mulesoft Anypoint Platform as a managed service helps organizations build integrated, efficient application networks while removing the operational burden from their IT teams.

Posted June 18, 2019

Alteryx has introduced Assisted Modeling, an interactive guide built into the Alteryx Platform to walk users through the creation of machine learning models. With the introduction of Assisted Modeling, the company plans to amplify the capabilities of analysts and citizen data scientists, delivering transparent machine learning in a code-free environment.

Posted June 12, 2019

MariaDB is releasing MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code named "Restful Nights" for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added functionality for enterprises running MariaDB at scale in production environments, involves new levels of testing, and is shipped in a configuration that is secure by default.

Posted June 11, 2019

Databricks, a provider of analytics software founded by the original creators of Apache Spark, and Booz Allen Hamilton, a provider of machine learning services to the U.S. Federal Government, are helping federal agencies scale their data analytics capabilities and accelerate AI initiatives across on-premise, hybrid, and cloud environments.

Posted June 11, 2019

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is launching LiveMigrator, a non-blocking technology that migrates petabytes of unstructured data from on-premise data centers to any cloud vendor in one pass. Rather than implementing costly and risky multiple passes to migrate data, which can take three to six months and block users from making changes, applications can continue to access the on-prem environment - even as data moves to the cloud - with users directing new workloads or queries at cloud assets.

Posted June 11, 2019

AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics are used synonymously by even the most data-intensive organizations, but there are subtle, yet important, differences between them. Machine learning is a type of AI that enables machines to process data and learn on their own, without constant human supervision. Predictive analytics uses collected data to predict future outcomes based on historical data.

Posted June 10, 2019

With deep learning so much praised, you've probably read a lot about its positive side. Let's skip the positives and instead concentrate on the things that can go wrong with deep learning-based demand forecasts as well as offer some ways to overcome these problems. 

Posted June 10, 2019

Web data is the world's largest untapped source of data. And now, web data in large volumes can be captured quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively with the introduction of web data integration, a practice that identifies, extracts, prepares, and integrates data for consumption by business applications, analytics, and processes.

Posted June 10, 2019

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP), an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announced the launch of this year's internship program with 9 global students. Each intern will be paired with mentors from member organizations such as Red Hat, IBM, Sine Nomine Associates and SUSE who designed a project to address a specific mainframe development or research challenge.

Posted June 10, 2019

Db2 version 11.5 has added drivers for leading AI languages to help ease AI app dev with Db2; new natural language querying and visualization capabilities designed to help speed data search; an updated common SQL engine to make Db2 more accessible to more data sources.

Posted June 10, 2019

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is partnering with AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Oracle Cloud, Digital Ocean, and Openshift to enable customers to deploy hybrid/multi-cloud databases that take advantage of the industry-leading advances in consistency, scalability, resilience and data locality delivered by CockroachDB.

Posted June 10, 2019

SnapLogic, provider of an Intelligent Integration Platform, is now a certified CoupaLink Technology Partner after successfully completing the certification to integrate with the Coupa Business Spend Management (BSM) Platform. SnapLogic's new Coupa connector uses Coupa's REST-based APIs to enable seamless data flow to and from the Coupa BSM Platform.

Posted June 07, 2019

Arcserve, a data protection provider, is updating the Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA), adding full system high availability for Linux. With this release the platform also extends its full system support of Windows and Linux workloads to Azure, and provides a number of enhancements including performance and usability improvements and new platform certifications.  

Posted June 06, 2019

AtScale, the data warehouse virtualization company, is releasing AtScale 2019.1, featuring updates such as native multi-dimensional support for Microsoft Power BI, data warehouse platform support for Teradata and PostgreSQL, and more. Following recent innovations announced in Q1 2019, including AtScale's integration with Snowflake's cloud-built data warehouse, AtScale 2019.1 further enables enterprises to modernize operational analytics and business intelligence data across on-premise, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.

Posted June 06, 2019

Matillion, a provider of data transformation software for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), is recieving $35 million in its latest funding round. The investment will allow Matillion to capitalize on its leading category position while continuing to deliver accelerated growth, and extend the capabilities of its flagship product line, Matillion ETL.

Posted June 06, 2019

Google LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics, in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.

Posted June 06, 2019

Many enterprises running Oracle as their database of record are looking to migrate their implementations to the public cloud, to escape from the age-old problems with in-house system deployment: large capital outlays, time consuming infrastructure deployment and management, and lack of elasticity and adaptability. The benefits of migrating to a cloud environment are compelling, and the message is getting through to enterprises: According to a recent cloud usage survey conducted by data virtualization company Denodo, 36% of organizations are currently in the process of migrating their data infrastructure to the cloud, while nearly 20% are in advanced stages of implementation.

Posted June 05, 2019

Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is integrating its product offering with Google Cloud Platform. Snowflake on Google Cloud is set to launch in preview in fall 2019, with general availability scheduled for early 2020.

Posted June 05, 2019

Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is introducing the Snowflake Data Exchange, an all-new shared data experience. The Data Exchange is a free-to-join marketplace that enables Snowflake customers to connect with data from providers to seamlessly discover, access, and generate insights from data.

Posted June 05, 2019

Opengear, a provider of solutions to critical IT infrastructure, will be unveiling several new product features that empower customers to improve the reliability of their network. Opengear continues to focus on network resilience—keeping the network running at the core and out to the edge of the infrastructure, with no disruption to the customer experience in the event of network issues.

Posted June 04, 2019

Trifacta, a leader in data preparation, is releasing a new native integration for Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud. Trifacta's visual and machine learning guided interface empowers data teams to collaboratively explore, clean, structure and enrich data at the scale and agility provided by Snowflake.

Posted June 04, 2019

Syncsort is expanding its geographic presence with the opening of offices in Pune and Bengaluru, India. Research, development, and support teams at these locations will initially focus on supporting Syncsort's strategic partnership in B2B integration software, and will also play a central role in accelerating momentum with customers in Asia Pacific and advancing overall company strategy.

Posted June 04, 2019

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is adding a broad refresh to its network management portfolio, boosting network security features and more. The addition of Network Insight support for Palo Alto Networks and key enhancements to the SolarWinds Orion Platform bring greater data visibility and scalability to IT pros.

Posted June 04, 2019

Fivetran, which builds automated technology to help analysts replicate data into cloud warehouses, is revealing its new in-warehouse transformation product, Fivetran Transformations. Designed to bring simplified, fail-safe data transformations to Fivetran's automated data pipeline solution, the agile end-to-end tool enables data teams to execute SQL when new data arrives or on a schedule.

Posted June 03, 2019

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, is receiving a patent number for its Database Change Management Simulator. The patented technology proactively forecasts and determines the impact of database schema and stored procedure changes before they are deployed.

Posted May 31, 2019

OwnBackup, a backup and recovery vendor, is closing a $23.25 million Series C round of financing that will be used to meet escalating market demand for the company's solutions. This round is being co-led by Insight Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures. Existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Oryzn Capital and Salesforce Ventures also participated in the round.

Posted May 30, 2019

Enterprise agility isn't a single initiative but rather a collection of activities and technologies that lead toward that goal. This includes adoption of microservices, containers, and Kubernetes to increase the flexibility of systems, applications, and data by releasing them from underlying hardware. In addition, practices such as DevOps are helping to increase the level of collaboration possible for fast-moving enterprises.

Posted May 30, 2019

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