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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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IBM, the consistent leader in U.S. patents, topped the U.S. Top 50 with 9,130 grants, down 1% from 2019. IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership.

Posted January 07, 2021

Succeeding in business is a lot like climbing a mountain and it requires a good amount of planning, and the right leaders and skill sets. In today's environment, that mountain is a mountain of data. An enterprise data catalog with embedded data governance and data privacy capabilities can ensure businesses have the requisite tools they need to scale the data mountain.

Posted January 07, 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 07, 2021

Any organization that attaches importance to its data strategy must ensure that mobility remains a core part of its strategy and capabilities. However, many have valuable data that is locked in storage solos, hosted on everything from traditional storage technologies to fully outsourced service providers in the cloud. This does little to facilitate data mobility—an essential part of an approach which determines how well businesses can access and action their data assets. Effective migration can bridge the gap between infrastructure, protocols, and growing data volumes to deliver access to data that helps businesses to move forward with confidence.

Posted January 07, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many organizations and, in December 2020, PASS announced that, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is ceasing all regular operations, effective January 15, 2021. In a letter on its website, the PASS board explained the situation, stating, "PASS could not have anticipated the impact COVID-19 would have on the world, and on our organization. We are all reeling from what this year has been and done, and it is with heavy hearts that we must share yet one more bit of bad news from the annus horribilis that was 2020."

Posted January 07, 2021

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of great upheaval-forcing companies to quickly adapt or succumb to the changing tide of digital transformation. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products.

Posted January 07, 2021

Total Computing Solutions (TCS), a division of Zumasys, is updating the features and functionality of its TotaLink credit card processing software to make compliance simpler and integrations for MV platforms smoother. Built-in signature capture through native PICK calls into TotaLink software, allowing customers to avoid purchasing costly dedicated signature capture devices.

Posted January 07, 2021

BlueFinity is enhancing Evoke for the retail market in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the business sector. Using Evoke, retailers are now able to design and deploy the apps that specifically meet both their needs and the needs of their customers, and they do not have to employ specialist app developers to do it but can use their existing staff to create apps.

Posted January 07, 2021

Dremio, a provider of data lake transformation, has raised $135 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to expand its engineering centers around the globe, grow its customer-facing organization, contribute to open-source initiatives, and invest heavily in educating and enabling a growing community of data lake practitioners.

Posted January 07, 2021

Craig S. Mullins, DBTA columnist and president of Mullins Consulting, discussed how to contend with big data and data growth at an organizational level at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted January 06, 2021

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is receiving $100 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to expand upon its single point of access mission. This recent financing bringing the three-year-old company's total to $164 million and valuation to $1.2 billion. The financing round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Salesforce Ventures, as well as existing investors Coatue and Index Ventures.

Posted January 06, 2021

SingleStore, The Database of Now for operational analytics and modern applications, is offering native support for AWS Glue, expanding its cloud data integration. This enables developers, data engineers, and data scientists to build with SingleStore on Amazon Web Services (AWS) more easily.

Posted January 06, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, has announced the acquisition of erwin, Inc.  The deal adds data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling solutions to the Quest portfolio, providing customers with end-to-end capabilities to better understand and govern data.

Posted January 06, 2021

The CDC is using Oracle's National Electronic Health Records Cloud plus Oracle's Public Health Management Applications Suite to manage the COVID-19 vaccination program throughout the U.S.

Posted January 06, 2021

Oracle has opened its new Chile Cloud Region, marking Oracle's 29th Cloud region worldwide. The opening is part of Oracle's plan to have 38 Cloud regions by the end of 2021. The Chile Cloud region will provide reduced latency to organizations, decreasing the time it takes for data to be transferred from the data center where the application data is hosted. In addition, the move to an Oracle Cloud region helps security-focused enterprises that need to meet demanding data residency requirements.

Posted January 06, 2021

Whether you're already using Oracle or currently considering database solutions for your business needs, Markus Michale­wicz, senior director of product management at Oracle, recently iden­tified five reasons why Oracle Database is the best option.

Posted January 06, 2021

The rise of cloud platforms is changing how enterprises are thinking about data management and architecture. With the promise of greater speed, scalability, and flexibility—as well as reduced CapEx costs—cloud adoption continues to accelerate.At the same time, many enterprises are finding that traditional data management approaches are inadequate to handle the growing size and complexity of hybrid, multicloud environments.

Posted January 05, 2021

Chronosphere, the company redefining monitoring for the cloud-native world, announced the general availability of its monitoring product, delivering scalable, reliable, and customizable monitoring for cloud-native deployments.

Posted January 05, 2021

Kubernetes is expanding the foundation of containers and is set to continue to ride the tide of increased adoption in 2021.Kubernetes's use is expanding into new frontiers such as 5G infrastructure, orchestrating VMs and serverless applications. However, it will also need to become more transparent as overhead gets simplified with new toolsets for infrastructure as code and cloud-native provider integration. Here IT experts predict key changes they see for Kubernetes in 2021.

Posted January 05, 2021

Modern BI tools present vast opportunities for organizations, allowing businesses to unearth new insights, efficiencies, and innovations, and become more proactive in carrying out daily operations. According to experts in this space, BI is prime for a paradigm shift in 2021. Here IT leaders predict key changes they see shaping up for BI in 2021.

Posted January 04, 2021

Two years after acquiring Qualtrics, SAP intends to spin out the company in a planned IPO. Qualtrics is a provider of software for customer experience and experience management, helping organizations manage and improve the four core experiences of business—customer, employee, product, and brand.

Posted December 30, 2020

Truera, providers of a Model Intelligence platform, has raised $12 million in Series A funding that will accelerate recruiting, product development, and sales and marketing. The round was led by Wing VC with participation from returning investors Conversion Capital and Greylock and new investors Data Community Fund, B Capital Group via the firm's Ascent Fund, and Harpoon Ventures. This brings Truera's total funding to date to $17.3M.

Posted December 28, 2020

Datadobi and Wasabi are forming a technology alliance partnership, under which DobiMigrate and DobiProtect have been tested and validated to integrate seamlessly with Wasabi hot cloud storage. The new joint offering provides channel solutions providers and end clients with an enterprise-class solution for migrating unstructured data from anywhere to Wasabi hot cloud storage, as well as enhanced protection against accidents, ransomware, and other cyber threats.

Posted December 28, 2020

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 December 23, 2020

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing software and program updates designed to help customers, system integrators, and alliance partners accelerate hybrid cloud management projects in 2021.

Posted December 23, 2020

Platform9, provider of open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds, is releasing Platform9 Managed Bare Metal, allowing IT teams to transform their installed physical servers into bare metal clouds, leveraging the API-driven automation and simplicity of Platform9's SaaS managed experience and bare metal controller.

Posted December 23, 2020

Artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to make waves in the industry, and 2021 looks to further that trend. Experts in the field see humans and machines working together to eliminate biases in algorithms while making work easier to manage through the automation of simple tasks and more. Here IT leaders reflect on the changes that 2020 has brought and the key changes they see shaping up for 2021.  

Posted December 22, 2020

PDI, a global provider of enterprise software solutions, is acquiring Cybera Inc. and ControlScan Managed Security Services (MSS), boosting the company's managed security solutions to protect customers against cybersecurity threats. The acquisition complements PDI's existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution, according to the vendor.

Posted December 22, 2020

MariaDB Corporation announced the certification and immediate availability of the MariaDB Direct Query Adapter in Microsoft Power BI. MariaDB and Microsoft worked together on the integration, giving Power BI users access to data analysis and visualization of live data in MariaDB Platform on-prem or in the cloud through MariaDB SkySQL.

Posted December 22, 2020

nOps, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud management platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an AWS Advanced Technology partner, is introducing a new API integration with the AWS Well-Architected Tool. The company introduced additional new product features that support AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews and enrich the product experience for partners and end-customers.

Posted December 21, 2020

StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, is receiving new certifications that grow its cloud presence for modern data integration in the enterprise. StreamSets' recent cloud growth amplifies the value it offers to customers looking to continuously flow big, streaming, and traditional data to their data science and data analytics applications.

Posted December 21, 2020

Ahana has announced general availability of Ahana Cloud for Presto, a cloud-native managed service focused on Presto on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Additionally, Ahana announced a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel via its participation in the Intel Disruptor Program to offer an Open Data Lake Analytics Accelerator Package for Ahana Cloud users that leverages Intel Optane on the cloud with AWS.

Posted December 18, 2020

Clumio Inc., providers of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup, is releasing Clumio RansomProtect,  air-gapped ransomware protection with 30-day retention for VMware/VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services (EC2/RDS/EBS), and Microsoft M365 data.

Posted December 18, 2020

Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, is releasing Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response. Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics, and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), announced the availability of Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift and Matillion Data Loader on the Amazon Redshift Integration Console. The availability of both products will enable users to load data into Amazon Redshift, join together disparate datasets, and transform data into an analytics-ready state, according to the vendor.

Posted December 18, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business and provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Boomi, an AWS Technology Partner, has released Boomi Kubernetes Molecule on AWS Quick Start to help customers on AWS modernize through enterprise data integration and improve delivery of integrated experiences.

Posted December 17, 2020

AWS and Grafana Labs are forming a partnership that will result in providing Amazon Managed Services for Grafana, a scalable managed offering that provides AWS customers a native way to run Grafana directly within AWS alongside all their other AWS services.

Posted December 17, 2020

IBM Security is offering a new service that allows companies to experiment with fully homomorphic encryption (FHE)—an emerging technology designed to allow data to remain encrypted even while being processed or analyzed in cloud or third-party environments. Building on groundwork and tools developed IBM Research and IBM Z, the new IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services provide a scalable hosting environment on IBM Cloud, along with consulting and managed services to help clients begin learning about and designing prototype solutions which can take advantage of FHE.

Posted December 17, 2020

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle MySQL Database Service with integrated MySQL Analytics Engine, optimized for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The new service will enable OCI customers to run sophisticated analytics directly against their operational MySQL databases without requiring complex  data integration with a separate analytics database.

Posted December 17, 2020

Over the past 10 years we've seen a proliferation of non-re­lational database systems, usually based around a distributed, fault-tolerant architecture with flexible consistency models—databases such as DynamoDB, Cassandra, and Hadoop. However, in recent years, a new set of cloud-native, SQL-enabled databases have established significant traction.

Posted December 17, 2020

BIPP, Inc., a BI startup, is releasing the free beta version of its new business intelligence platform and bippLang data modeling language.

Posted December 16, 2020

The TrueNAS Open Storage portfolio is expanding with the addition of TrueCommand Cloud - a cloud-based service to simplify 24x365 TrueNAS management. As a major upgrade to the iXsystems Channel Partner Program, the cloud-based management software for TrueNAS deployments enables revenue producing services for partners moving into managed storage service delivery.

Posted December 16, 2020

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, is launching a dedicated Microsoft go-to-market business unit centered on building new solutions based on Microsoft platforms and technologies. The Microsoft go-to-market business unit is a component of Mindtree's multi-tiered initiative to support the continued demand of cloud services and solutions.

Posted December 16, 2020

NTT Corporation and SAP SE are forming a strategic alliance that creates a holistic partnership in which both companies serve as each other's customers, suppliers, and co-innovators. The deeper relationship enables SAP and NTT to leverage their best capabilities and expertise to deliver solutions that help companies transform into intelligent enterprises.

Posted December 16, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is expanding its partnership with SAP, positioning Dynatrace as a strategic observability partner for SAP Commerce Cloud. This means Dynatrace's digital experience monitoring capabilities, including real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring, and precise answers from its AI-engine, Davis, are now available for SAP Commerce Cloud, digital experience monitoring, which customers can subscribe to via the online SAP Store.

Posted December 16, 2020

Siemens Smart Infrastructure, a business of the Siemens AG group focusing on energy distribution and intelligent buildings, announced it is moving its SAP infrastructure to AWS. Moving these workloads to AWS will enable Siemens Smart Infrastructure to significantly shorten hardware refresh cycles, increase agility to test and deploy new systems, and provide the foundation for the company's future transformation using SAP S/4HANA technology.

Posted December 16, 2020

This past year has been a whirlwind for everyone, driven by the Coronavirus pandemic as it pushed IT trends in 2020. For 2021 COVID-19 continues to be a central story and a galvanizing force behind this year's forecast.  Several industry experts from SAP have offered up what they see as the top trends for 2021.

Posted December 16, 2020

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