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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

Since the very inception of MongoDB, Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB's CTO and co-founder, has been a consistent and articulate owner of the MongoDB technical vision and the apparent creative force behind MongoDB's architecture and feature set. In appointing replacement CTO Mark Porter, MongoDB has chosen someone with a high degree of "geek cred" that will hopefully satisfy developers who want to hear from someone who can speak their language. However, he also brings experience from the enterprise database and cloud world that will undoubtedly be useful.

Posted November 04, 2020

Many organizations are building their new applications on Linux rather than the Windows operating system for reasons of security, performance, and manageability. In addition, they are now able to take advantage of avoiding mixed operating system environments in the public cloud. Many of these customers have been longtime Linux users—and although they loved SQL Server, they disliked having to run SQL Server on Windows since they were the only Windows servers in their entire enterprise.

Posted November 04, 2020

Revelation Software is making a variety of enhancements to its OpenInsight platform, driven by customer requests for more mobile and remote work environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have also been reaching out to Revelation to upgrade to the latest version of the OpenInsight platform.

Posted November 04, 2020

Zumasys is enhancing its MultiValue database, OpenQM, with a mix of updates driven by its user community. OpenQM 4.0 introduces Data Integrity Constraints, a community-driven feature and the winning idea from the Zumasys MultiValue Idea Contest.

Posted November 04, 2020

Rocket Software has added a new way for users, customers, and enthusiasts to engage with Rocket MultiValue experts and peers with their recent launch of the official Rocket Forum. "We are very early days, but we are proud of where we are right now," said Jeff Winter, SVP, chief marketing officer, Rocket Software. "Customer centricity is one of the two big pillars here at Rocket."

Posted November 04, 2020

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague!

Posted November 04, 2020

Now more than ever, a strong data strategy is essential to every enterprise's success. As many leaders have realized, a large part of this responsibility requires them to implement new strategies that empower citizen and specialist users with self-service capabilities. To make this possible and accelerate digital transformation, enterprises need to adopt a modern data platform and approach.

Posted November 04, 2020

IBM is introducing new services, partnerships, and capabilities designed to help clients accelerate their hybrid cloud journeys and deploy and run SAP software workloads wherever they choose—from the IBM public cloud to on-premises. These new offerings expand on IBM and SAP's global alliance partnership to help clients optimize their SAP software workloads.

Posted November 02, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced an enhanced, bi-directional, and automatic integration between the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform and the ServiceNow Platform. With precise topology and service mapping for dynamic multicloud environments, joint customers can increase efficiency through intelligent automation and reduce the risk of disruptions with predictive problem identification and automatic remediation, giving BizDevOps teams more time to innovate and accelerate digital transformation, according to the vendors.

Posted November 02, 2020

Protegrity, a global provider of data security, is transforming the Protegrity Data Protection Platform, offering enterprises the flexibility to easily secure sensitive data across cloud environments from a single platform. Built for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud serverless computing, Protegrity's latest platform enhancements allow companies to deploy and update customized policies across geographies, departments, and digital transformation programs.

Posted November 02, 2020

BMC has acquired ComAround, a global software company that helps transform the customer experience with, self-service, and AI and NLP-based advanced knowledge management technology. Together, BMC says, the companies will build on their respective self-service, ITSM, and AI market leadership and expertise to provide NLP-based full-context-search knowledge management capabilities.

Posted November 02, 2020

GoodData, a global analytics company, is releasing a new version of the GoodData.UI framework for faster and easier development and delivery of data-driven applications. GoodData also open-sourced its library-making the best practices, principles, and tools available to all application developers.

Posted October 30, 2020

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, and StreamSets, provider of a DataOps platform, are forming a new partnership and native product integration designed to help organizations accelerate access to data-driven insights. Through the new native integration, users can leverage StreamSets to design and run data pipelines to their data science and data analytics applications, seamlessly applying Privitar's data privacy policies across all of their execution environments.

Posted October 30, 2020

StorCentric, a provider of data management solutions, has announced the acquisition of Violin Systems, a software-defined all flash storage solutions.

Posted October 29, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Toad for Oracle 14.0, a tool for developers and database administrators that reduces cost and risks. The newest release of Toad for Oracle, a solution within the newly unified Information Systems Management (ISM) business portfolio, allows individual users and small organizations to take advantage of a new Base Edition Subscription offering which provides a desktop subscription that features pushed auto-update, auto-renew, and license management alerts.

Posted October 29, 2020

CloudBolt Software, a provider of cloud management and integration solutions, is releasing OneFuse 1.1, a codeless integration platform for automating, extending, and integrating hybrid cloud technologies. This release provides new capabilities to help IT to simplify integration complexity across their cloud management, infrastructure-as-code, and automation platforms including VMware vRealize Automation and HashiCorp Terraform.

Posted October 29, 2020

StorCentric, a global provider of data management solutions, is launching its Data Mobility Suite (DMS), the first StorCentric branded software solution, enabling data migration, replication, and synchronization across mixed deployments. DMS empowers customers to eliminate data silos and move data to the platform and/or environment best suited to meet their IT, business, and budgetary requirements, thereby dramatically simplifying data management while ensuring maximum ROI on all current and future storage investments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 29, 2020

The last day of Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 opened with Clay Jackson, senior database systems sales engineer, Quest Software, who discussed tools and techniques that will make any organizations' journey to the cloud simpler and easier. As customers with existing data consider moving that data and applications to "the cloud," it rapidly becomes apparent that, just as in real estate, it's all about location.

Posted October 29, 2020

Hudi (Hadoop Upserts Deletes and Incrementals) is a storage abstraction library that improves data ingestion. Nishith Agarwal, engineering manager, Uber, explained what Hudi offers and why it is needed during his Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 session titled, "Building Large-Scale, Transactional Data Lakes using Apache Hudi."

Posted October 29, 2020

OpenLegacy, a pioneer in digital-driven integration for legacy and core systems, is creating an OEM Partner Program in support of independent software vendors (ISVs) and solution providers. Companies looking to expand their product line and footprint to reach and integrate their enterprise customers' legacy data sources will benefit the most from this program.

Posted October 28, 2020

Customertimes, a global technology consultancy, and Propel, a cloud native product success platform, is entering a strategic partnership that combines Propel's product solutions with Customertimes' consulting expertise. Customertimes is now Propel's preferred partner for connections to SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, providing customers with the ability to simplify business operations and enable company-wide collaboration through unified product, supplier, and customer records.

Posted October 28, 2020

Syniti, an Enterprise Data Management company, is further deepening its strategic collaboration with SAP Data Management and Landscape Transformation (DMLT) Services for customers moving to SAP S/4HANA via selective data transition (SDT). This strategic collaboration between DMLT leveraging SDT and Syniti's certified software, provides customers the best of greenfield and brownfield approaches for accelerating SAP S/4HANA deployments for any application environment with a trusted, flexible and fast way to migrate.  

Posted October 28, 2020

Qlik is deepening its strategic partnership with Google Cloud by providing a new joint offering focused on enabling customers to increase the value of their SAP data with Google BigQuery. Optimized to support SAP data on Google Cloud and Google BigQuery, and reinforced with Qlik's new ‘SAP on Google Cloud Expertise' designation, Google Cloud customers now have an integrated solution they can confidently deploy with Qlik Data Integration to help drive more use and value from all their data.

Posted October 28, 2020

COVID-19 is far from over, and consequently, many people find themselves facing extended work-from-home (WFH) timelines. Tech companies, such as Twitter and Square, which in May announced the "work from home forever" option—and Facebook, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated may have as many as half of the company's employees working remotely in the next 5-10 years—are leading the WFH charge.

Posted October 28, 2020

MemSQL, The Database of Now for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, is rebranding to SingleStore, befitting the organization's expansive value proposition. SingleStore provides a converged data platform for transactions and analytics, which organizations can use to process and analyze their most important time-critical application workloads.

Posted October 27, 2020

Logi Analytics, a provider of enabling the analytics layer for software teams, and Brivo, a global provider of cloud-based physical security solutions, are forming a partnership to deploy Logi Composer as part of Brivo's next-generation security platform. 

Posted October 27, 2020

Dremio has introduced new capabilities to enable companies to run production BI workloads, including interactive dashboards, directly on Amazon S3 and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS)—without having to move data into data warehouses, cubes, aggregation tables or extracts. According to Dremio, the new capabilities deliver simple, self-service access to data and enable analysts to see results immediately, eliminating their dependency on manual ETL processes or data engineering while reducing the costs associated with data warehousing.

Posted October 27, 2020

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is rolling out a self-service version of its SHIFT Migration Suite. Putting SHIFT directly in the hands of customers will ultimately make it faster, easier, and cheaper for enterprises to jumpstart cloud migration projects—including planning, code migration and cutover—with just a few clicks, according to the vendor.  

Posted October 23, 2020

Comprehending natural language text with its first-hand challenges of ambiguity, synonymity, and co-reference has been a long-standing problem in natural language processing. Transfer learning uses some of the models that have been pre-trained on terabytes of data and fine-tunes them based on the problem at hand. It's the new way to efficiently implement machine learning solutions without spending months on data cleaning pipeline. Jayeeta Putatunda, senior data scientist, Indellient US Inc., discussed how to implement language model BERT during his Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 session, "The Power of Transfer Learning in NLP using BERT."

Posted October 22, 2020

Qlik is acquiring Blendr.io, an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure embedded integration and automation platform (iPaaS), expanding Qlik's ability to deliver active intelligence through its end-to-end data integration and cloud analytics platform. Blendr.io's technology enables Qlik to expand the existing breadth of its data integration and data analytics offerings to also include automation to trigger actions and enhance augmented analytics capabilities.

Posted October 22, 2020

TIBCO Software has entered into an agreement to acquire Information Builders, Inc. (ibi), a data and analytics software company. ibi offers a comprehensive set of data management and analytics capabilities that, TIBCO said, will augment its Connected Intelligence platform to more deeply address customers' end-to-end needs. The transaction remains subject to customary conditions and certain regulatory approvals, and TIBCO expects the transaction to close during its first quarter of fiscal year 2021.

Posted October 22, 2020

IBM and R3, an enterprise software firm, are collaborating to provide blockchain technology solutions that deliver high levels of performance, compliance, and data privacy. As part of the collaboration, R3 announced a new open beta program to bring R3's enterprise blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to IBM LinuxONE next month across the hybrid cloud—both on-premises and the IBM Cloud—delivered via IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services.

Posted October 22, 2020

Thrive, a provider of NextGen Managed Services, is launching the Hybrid Cloud Director, powered by Abiquo's Hybrid Cloud Management platform, enabling Thrive clients to have clear visibility and management of their multi-cloud workloads across ThriveCloud, Azure, AWS, and on-premise deployments.

Posted October 22, 2020

As software infrastructure is stretched between on-premise deployments, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software usage in compliance can be a significant challenge. At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Michael Corey, co-founder of LicenseFortress, and Don Sullivan, product line manager for business-critical applications at VMWare, delivered a presentation titled, "Straight Talk on Oracle Licensing and Licensing Trends," to shed light on the proper way to license software in a complicated world.

Posted October 21, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, provided guidance about the agile methodology and templates that project delivery teams can follow to build modern data infrastructures (on-prem, hybrid, and multi-cloud). He was followed by Waqas Dhillon, product manager for machine learning, Vertica, whose presentation focused on best practices for scaling analytics workloads.

Posted October 21, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Bruno Kurtic, founding vice president, strategy & solutions, Sumo Logic, presented a keynote titled "Redefining Business Intelligence for Real-Time Businesses." Sumo Logic provides best-in-class cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and real-time insights for web and SaaS-based apps. "Continuous intelligence is business intelligence redefined," said Kurtic.

Posted October 21, 2020

YottaDB, the database for transactional systems, is releasing production-grade Octo 1.0, a YottaDB plugin to query YottaDB application data using popular SQL tools. YottaDB excels for transactional systems, where data integrity and application robustness are paramount—applications that effect database state change to provide mission-critical functionality, such as electronic health record systems, core banking systems, library systems, and election systems.

Posted October 21, 2020

Hasura, the data access infrastructure company, is adding GraphQL support for MySQL and early access support for SQL Server to its existing support for PostgreSQL, enabling the company to support three of the most popular database technologies.

Posted October 21, 2020

Originally started as automating the IT operations tasks, AIOps has moved beyond the rudimentary RPA, event consolidation, noise reduction use cases into mainstream use cases such as root causes analysis, service ticket analytics, anomaly detection, demand forecasting, and capacity planning. During Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Andy Thurai, emerging tech strategist, AI consultant, thought leader, Field CTO, Forbes Contributor, discussed "AIOps: The Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted October 20, 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Ryan Gross, vice president of emerging technology at Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm, explained how innovations are poised to drive process and cultural changes to data governance, leading to order-of-magnitude improvements. "Today, data governance is often the weakest pillar in a modern data enterprise, holding back the realization of value," said Gross.

Posted October 20, 2020

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