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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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Cybersecurity attacks have been increasing at an exponential rate. In 2018 alone, more than 2,000 data breaches were reported. The impact of these attacks has been calculated at more than $6 trillion. Given these statistics, the security of data lakes is of paramount importance. We all understand the value of a cloud data lake.

Posted June 22, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a set of new data connectors to improve the integration of analytics and reporting within the DevOps process. Complementing an expansive collection of pre-built, high-performing, standards-based data connectors, Progress has introduced connectors for TeamCity, GitHub, Aha!, and Jira.

Posted June 19, 2020

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of graph-driven data integration and analytics software, is adding geospatial analytics to its AnzoGraph DB, combining the power of scalable location analytics with the power of relationships and analytics in a graph database.

Posted June 19, 2020

The cloud is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for data analytics at enterprises today. Looking to capitalize on the promise of reduced costs and greater scalability and flexibility, more and more organizations are adopting hybrid and multicloud strategies to break down data silos, increase collaboration and equip decision-makers with faster access to actionable business insights.

Posted June 19, 2020

The message on the business landscape is clear: Vulnerabilities are everywhere. They're in software, in hardware, in processes, and even in people. It only takes a small, unguarded threat vector for hackers to attack, invade, steal data, and wreck reputations.

Posted June 19, 2020

CommScope is releasing RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) to easily manage a converged wired and wireless network. Aided by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.

Posted June 18, 2020

Dark data is a hot topic in the field of data management. Many perceive it as scary and aren't sure where to start in making it something of value. To back up, dark data is defined as data collected during business operations that otherwise goes unused. This unmanaged content is difficult to monitor, meaning it's hard to notice when information has been replicated, leaked, tampered with, lost, or stolen. It's easy to understand the ominous nature of the discussion around it.

Posted June 18, 2020

Privacera, a cloud data governance and security leader founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, is releasing the latest version of the Privacera Platform, an enterprise data governance and security solution for machine learning and analytic workloads in the public cloud.

Posted June 17, 2020

The IBM Virtual Data Pipeline, powered by Actifio, is getting an update, the company announced, with the addition of Cloud Pak for Data 3.0. Actifio, a provider of multi-cloud copy data management software, provides its patented Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) technology as part of IBM's ecosystem of data and AI services. 

Posted June 17, 2020

Alation, provider of data catalog software, is partnering with Databricks, provider of a unified analytics platform for data and AI, to help accelerate data science-led innovations. As data teams move to the cloud the new collaboration helps organizations to identify and prioritize mission-critical data for migration and diminish storage redundancies.

Posted June 17, 2020

Oracle announced fiscal 2020 Q4 and fiscal 2020 full year results. Oracle announced fiscal 2020 Q4 and fiscal 2020 full year results. "In Q4, we launched a vastly improved version of our Exadata Cloud@Customer service," said Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and CTO. "Exadata Cloud@Customer now enables our existing on-premise database customers to run the Oracle Autonomous Database in their own data center; previously, the Oracle Autonomous Database was only available in Oracle's Gen2 Public Cloud.  Enabling all our on-premise database customers to upgrade and run Oracle's latest and best database technology in their own data center should dramatically accelerate the rate of adoption of the Oracle Autonomous Database … especially by our largest customers, including banks and governments that are not currently planning to move their largest and most critical systems to a public cloud."

Posted June 17, 2020

CoreSite Realty Corp. has announced on-demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect on the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange. Architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers compute and networking performance and a portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain.

Posted June 17, 2020

According to Accenture's ninth annual Cost of Cybercrime study, the number of cyberattacks continues to rise and take more time to resolve. Organizations participating in the study saw an average of 145 attacks in 2018, up from 130 in 2017. The good news in the report was that prioritizing technologies to improve cybersecurity protection can reduce the consequences of attacks and "unlock future economic value as higher levels of trust encourage more business from customers."

Posted June 17, 2020

Oracle has helped the State of Oklahoma deal with new work-from-home challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.Before COVID-19, the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise IT desk fielded about 500 support calls a month, but that number quickly escalated to more than 1,500 calls per day, said Jerry Moore, CIO, State of Oklahoma.

Posted June 17, 2020

This year more than ever before, customers are turning to online transactions in response to decreased physical mobility due to the COVID-19 crisis, employees are working from home, and an uncertain economy is demanding smarter ways to compete. At the root of all these capabilities is data and the ability to analyze and act on data-driven insights. What technologies are coming to the forefront to enhance enterprises' ability to compete on data? We asked a number of leading industry experts and solution providers to describe what they see as the most impactful technologies shaping today's data environments.

Posted June 17, 2020

DBAs have always been central to how organizations manage, store, and use data. First, they were gatekeepers, limiting access to production environments and carefully shepherding database changes through to avoid the risk of data loss or system downtime.

Posted June 16, 2020

FogHorn, a developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is creating Lightning Health & Safety Solutions, aiming to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Posted June 16, 2020

Sigma Computing, a provider of cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is updating its signature platform, introducing new interactive dashboards to transform the A&BI process by enabling seamless collaboration between business users and data experts.

Posted June 16, 2020

Microsoft and SAS are forming an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership, enabling customers to easily run their SAS workloads in the cloud, expanding their business solutions and unlocking critical value from their digital transformation initiatives.

Posted June 16, 2020

Data security is one of the most persistent issues facing federal, state, and local governments as well as commercial enterprises today, and often is one of the most alarming.

Posted June 15, 2020

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has announced the general availability of its sixth generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with three new instances powered by AWS-designed, Arm-based Graviton2 processors. The sixth generation Amazon EC2 instances include R6g instances which are designed for workloads that process large datasets in memory, such as open source databases (MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL) or in-memory caches (Redis, Memcached, and KeyDB), and real-time big data analytics.

Posted June 15, 2020

In a modern data center, companies find themselves surrounded by a lot of metrics and systems that require attention, monitoring, alarms, and event management. DBTA recently held a webinar with Jorge de la Cruz, systems engineer, Veeam, who discussed how to create beautiful and meaningful dashboards from vSphere's most critical assets.

Posted June 15, 2020

BMC, which just completed the purchase of Compuware, has unveiled BMC AMI Operational Insight, an AI-driven solution that uses machine learning to detect anomalies and maximize lead time for remediation to mitigate mainframe issues before they become business problems.

Posted June 15, 2020

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting.

Posted June 15, 2020

Microsoft has announced Host Integration Server 2020 (HIS 2020), which offers technologies and tools enabling enterprise IT organizations to integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages, and data efficiently and securely with new Azure and Windows applications. 

Posted June 15, 2020

Ahana has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Additionally, Ahana has joined the Linux Foundation's Presto Foundation.

Posted June 15, 2020

Logi Analytics, provider of an embedded analytics development platform for commercial and enterprise applications, has announced the release of Logi Composer, which delivers an out-of-the-box development experience for embedded analytics.  

Posted June 12, 2020

Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud data warehouses for advanced analytics and data visualizations. Solutions like Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more provide immediate value with secure and easy access to any data with near-infinite scalability. However, the convenience of having all of that data accessible from one platform makes full transparency and control essential.

Posted June 12, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, to accelerate enterprise deployment of data-streaming applications and help enterprises get better insights, faster.

Posted June 12, 2020

From data quality issues to architecting and optimizing models and data pipelines, there are many considerations to keep in mind with regard to machine learning. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session, titled "Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning," provided a close look at the challenges involved in using machine learning, as well as the enabling technologies, techniques, and applications required to achieve your goals. As part of the session, Rashmi Gupta, director data architecture, KPMG LLC, explained how to use tools for orchestration and version control to streamline datasets in a presentation, titled "Operationalizing of Machine Learning Data." Adding to the discussion, Andy Thurai, thought leader, blogger, and chief strategist at the Field CTO (thefieldcto.com), shared how infusing AI into operations can lead to improvements with his presentation, "AIOps the Savior for Digital Business Unplanned Outages."

Posted June 11, 2020

DataOps has emerged as an agile methodology to improve the speed and accuracy of analytics through new data management practices and processes—from data quality and integration to model deployment and management. Traditional methodologies for handling data projects are too slow to handle the teams working with the technology. The DataOps Manifesto was created as a response, borrowing from the Agile Manifesto.

Posted June 11, 2020

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems, make decisions, or extend offers has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was not until recently that technologies were available to address the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session titled "Enabling Real-Time Analytics," covered real-world strategies for leveraging data when and where it is needed.

Posted June 11, 2020

BitBox USA, LLC, providers of the BitBox IoT platform, and EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, will deepen their partnership to meet the global surge in internet connectivity needs. Integrating the BitBox IoT Platform as the unified solution to monitor and manage distributed infrastructure enables EdgeMicro's micro data centers' (MDCs) rollout to hundreds of sites in North America and thousands of locations globally.

Posted June 11, 2020

Modernization is driving many of today's enterprise data strategies—and cloud stands out as the primary vehicle for attaining this modernization. However, many enterprises are struggling with data quality issues, as well as integrating cloud-based and on-premise data.

Posted June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided most of us with more disruption and change in a few months than we have experienced in decades. The short-term effects of lockdown, health tragedies, and severe economic downturn are all too apparent. But we all know that there will be a post-COVID world, and it makes sense to try and predict what role technology will play in that recovery.

Posted June 10, 2020

Database technologies are constantly changing and adding new options for enterprises. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, a session titled "The New World of Database Technologies," looked at two key NoSQL databases, MongoDB, a cross-platform document oriented database, and AnzoGraph DB, an MPP (massively parallel processing) graph database designed to accelerate data integration and scalable analytics.

Posted June 10, 2020

Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats. Whether cloud-based or on-premise and open source or proprietary, there are many options for data management and analytics. Spanning the spectrum of well-established and cutting edge, the DBTA 100 list recognizes companies that are innovating and preparing for the future.

Posted June 10, 2020

Alcomtec is a Rocket Software partner based in Lima, Peru. The company builds a wide range of technology tools that help businesses solve their critical problems and grow their revenues. Alcomtec launched Fudtrak and Fudtraker, two digital tools that are powering the food truck industry by enabling owners to manage everything from inventory to orders to payments in a single app—both underpinned by Rocket technology.

Posted June 10, 2020

Using the RESTful services in jBASE, Pennsylvania-based wholesale electrical distributor Scott Electric has been able to transform itself by providing online sales directly to its customers. Despite COVID-19, March was the company's strongest month for online orders.

Posted June 10, 2020

Zumasys is acquiring Total Computing Solutions (TCS), bringing a new set of platform capabilities for the MultiValue space. Zumasys plans to bring the TotaLink credit card processing software, which is well suited for MultiValue applications, to the general marketplace.

Posted June 10, 2020

Knowledge graphs are on the rise at enterprises that seek more effective ways to connect the dots between the data world and the business world. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, David Newman, strategic planning manager, senior vice president, Innovation Group, Innovation R&D, Wells Fargo Bank, and Jans Aasman, CEO, Franz Inc., provided a close look at how to use these technologies for game-changing results.

Posted June 10, 2020

The second day of free Data Summit Connect webinars began with a keynote titled, "The Secret to a Data-Driven Enterprise with Apache Cassandra," by presenter Bryan Kirschner, vice president, strategy, DataStax.

Posted June 10, 2020

Matillion, a provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and HVR are releasing a joint solution that enables real-time data replication and data transformation for the cloud. Ideal for organizations looking to execute digital transformation and cloud data warehouse modernization strategies, the joint solution combines HVR's real-time Change Data Capture (CDC) with Matillion's data transformation capabilities.

Posted June 10, 2020

New approaches are available to modernize, streamline, and accelerate data management processes. It is critical to stay up-to-date with the latest ways to extract value from data with a modern data strategy. At Data Summit Connect, a free 3-day series of data-focused webinars, Seth Earley, CEO, Earley Information Science, and Ralph Aloe, director, Enterprise Information Management, Prudential Financial, offered strategies for smarter data management in a session, titled "Winning With A Modern Data Strategy."

Posted June 10, 2020

Organizations are constantly looking to innovate without completely cutting their purse strings. What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced AI platform without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal data scientist team?

Posted June 09, 2020

Data Summit Connect opened up on June 9 with a keynote from Lee Rainie, director, internet and technology research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System," who discussed how the current pandemic is affecting data collection and privacy.

Posted June 09, 2020

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