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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

When talking about data science, most people feel as if they are in one of two camps as far as data size. The first is really small data—hundreds of megabytes to a few gigabytes. The second is gigabytes to terabytes. Notice I didn't say "big data," nor did I say "petabytes." The source datasets may start at petabyte-scale, but keep in mind that data is often very raw, and most of it is ignored.

Posted September 11, 2020

Big data has been around in one form or another for a long time, but lately, due to current events and intensified pressure, there has been greater attention focused on data-driven approaches to manage operations and understand customers. Recognizing that value has shifted to the digital realm, businesses have been looking to technologies that will take them to the next level.

Posted September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has presented some new hurdles—but they are ones that many innovative companies are actively working to overcome. Forward-looking companies aren't sitting the year out waiting for the business climate to improve. They are actively seeking ways to expand their reach and take advantage of new opportunities.

Posted September 10, 2020

Solo.io, a software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, is offering the WebAssembly (Wasm) OCI Image Specification, which defines a standard format for bundling and storing a Wasm module and its metadata as an OCI (Open Container Initiative) image in order to facilitate interoperability across different solutions.

Posted September 10, 2020

DataStax is releasing Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI), fundamentally advancing indexing in Apache Cassandra. Storage-Attached Indexing is a highly scalable, globally-distributed index for Apache Cassandra available on Astra and DataStax Enterprise (DSE).

Posted September 10, 2020

Dgraph, creators of an advanced graph database, is launching Slash GraphQL, a fully managed GraphQL backend service. "Slash GraphQL takes away the work of building a fast and scalable GraphQL backend," said Manish Jain, CEO and founder at Dgraph.

Posted September 10, 2020

It will take time for many organizations to resume "busi­ness as usual"—making it more important than ever for them to think fast, but strategically, about their digital transformation efforts and which tools and solutions will best help them succeed.

Posted September 10, 2020

Even the best DevOps initiatives can fall victim to data bottlenecks, from challenges provisioning data quickly and easily, to synchronizing application and database changes and, in some cases, a serious lack of cooperation between developers and database administrators.

Posted September 09, 2020

Major trends in technology are reshaping the role of the DBA at many organizations. The size and complexity of database systems continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. DBAs are under constant pressure in a constantly evolving environment—fighting fires to keep the lights on while navigating the impact of cloud and automation on their daily jobs.

Posted September 09, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, The AI-Powered Enterprise author and CEO of Earley Information Science, Seth Earley explained how to look at data initiatives as CEOs see them—in terms of revenue increases and measurable business outcomes.

Posted September 09, 2020

In a continued effort to help the MultiValue community evolve their applications using free industry standard tools, Zumasys is sharing a 4-part hands-on video tutorial on the PICK MultiValue GitHub repository (a public, open source community for PICK BASIC and PICK BASIC-related projects).

Posted September 09, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted September 09, 2020

Tamr, Inc., the provider of cloud-native data mastering solutions, is offering its cloud-native capabilities on Microsoft Azure, allowing companies to master their enterprise data using Tamr while taking advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and security of Microsoft Azure.

Posted September 09, 2020

Hazelcast, a leading open source in-memory computing platform, is introducing a new major feature and a number of enhancements to its in-memory data grid (IMDG), Hazelcast IMDG. Among the updates are preview support for managing distributed data using SQL, out-of-the-box support for Kerberos, additional tuning options for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules, and quicker cluster rebalancing.

Posted September 09, 2020

BurstIQ, a provider of blockchain-enabled secure data exchange services, is releasing the BurstChain User Interface Software Developer Kit, a set of key accelerator tools that allow application developers to rapidly deploy blockchain-enabled web applications and services.

Posted September 09, 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 September 09, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chef, a provider of DevOps and DevSecOps software, for $220 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. Progress says the combination will provide a complete infrastructure automation to build, deploy, manage, and secure applications in modern multi-cloud and hybrid environments, as well as on-premise.

Posted September 08, 2020

Moogsoft, a provider of artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps), is partnering with Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, to streamline incident management and help prevent outages for Orange enterprise customers. A new virtual network operations center (NOC) solution based on the Moogsoft AIOps Platform allows IT teams within Orange customers' organizations to operate virtually and collaboratively.

Posted September 08, 2020

IPinfo, a trusted source for IP address data, is partnering with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, becoming an IP address data provider on the Snowflake Data Marketplace. Businesses that leverage Snowflake as their cloud data platform can now use IPinfo for geolocation data for all public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Posted September 08, 2020

The database world is in tumult these days. There are new requirements and new capabilities that organizations are adopting and integrating into their data persistence infrastructure all the time. The world is no longer relational/SQL-only. Organizations are adopting NoSQL database systems to support specific use cases and types of workloads. This is increasing the complexity of how data is managed. But it is not just NoSQL that is driving organizations to run multiple DBMSs. Many organizations have more than one relational DBMS. They may run Db2 on the mainframe and Linux, Oracle on UNIX, and SQL Server on Windows, and perhaps have a few MySQL instances, too. And DBAs are managing a lot of different database instances.

Posted September 08, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted September 08, 2020

iProov is releasing a system of global threat intelligence for biometric assurance, protecting organizations and individuals from the growing threat of AI-driven cyber-attacks, including deepfakes. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) combines technology, process and people to monitor and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of biometric cyber-crime.

Posted September 04, 2020

Infragistics is introducing Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, providing new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities, and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.

Posted September 03, 2020

Sisu Data has announced two new ways to augment data preparation: a shared query repository and an Athena connector for Amazon S3 data. This product expansion is part of Sisu's focus on augmenting every part of the analytic workflow. 

Posted September 02, 2020

Zyter, a digital health and IoT-enablement platform, is launching Zyter Smart Universities, an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform designed specifically for school campuses. Zyter Smart Universities transforms student life both on and off campus through smart classroom-based teaching, enhanced communication and collaboration via secure remote learning, as well as wayfinding, navigation, and other personalized engagement options, all using familiar mobile devices.

Posted September 02, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Lee Rainie, Director, internet and technology Research, Pew Research Center, discussed how public distrust of technology companies—particularly along political lines—has undermined their faith in the reliability of information and data. People are becoming increasingly wary—and sometimes for political reasons—about the performance of data collection companies. "The public is not convinced that technology companies can prevent misuse of their platforms in this election," Rainie said.

Posted September 02, 2020

dunnhumby, a provider of software for customer data science, has launched a new web-based application on Microsoft Azure, enabling data scientists to deliver customer insights faster. dunnhumby Model Lab is designed to solve complex retail challenges, such as understanding customer churn and predicting propensity to purchase and in what channel, in store versus online. With these capabilities, the tool helps retailers and brands build loyalty and profitability by focusing on the shopper experience.

Posted September 02, 2020

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Innovation Week, William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Database product management, outlined  the newest features and updates to Oracle Database. His presentation included a reminder of recent updates—particularly 19c—and an explanation of the features in the preview release of Oracle Database 20c. Each of the latest features fits into Oracle's new mission statement: To help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.

Posted September 02, 2020

Domino Data Lab, provider an open enterprise data science management platform, is releasing Domino 4.3, adding support for the Red Hat OpenShift distribution of Kubernetes and improving model monitoring capabilities. Domino offers a data science management platform that centralizes predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) research and development based on an open ecosystem that lets data scientists choose their preferred tools and algorithms while reducing the burden on IT.  

Posted September 01, 2020

LimaCharlie, a provider of delivering Information Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS), has secured $500,000 in seed funding to accelerate growth and support its information security solutions. The funding was led by Lytical Ventures. LimaCharlie delivers general purpose, component-driven (or a-la-carte), cloud-based information security tools and infrastructure.

Posted September 01, 2020

Mendix, a Siemens business and provider of low-code application development for the enterprise, is launching its expanded all-in-one low-code platform. This release extends the reach of low-code into new domains, empowering developers of all skill sets to solve an ever-increasing set of business problems.

Posted September 01, 2020

Druva, Inc., a provider of cloud data protection and management, is entering a new distributor partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator. Leveraging Tech Data's presence in more than 100 countries, 125,000 IT reseller customers, and 45 years of industry expertise, Druva Compass is positioned for rapid expansion by bringing more partners and businesses together to support digital transformation initiatives.

Posted August 28, 2020

Rockset, the real-time indexing database company, is releasing a new ecosystem of developer tools that integrate with industry-standard workflows to increase developer velocity for real-time analytics projects. Rockset enables real-time analytics at cloud scale, without operational burden, and was founded by the creators of open source RocksDB.

Posted August 27, 2020

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is extending its Software Intelligence Platform to support all services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that publish metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. According to Dynatrace, combining Amazon CloudWatch metrics with the data already captured by the Dynatrace platform will provide customers with richer context and more precise answers for their dynamic AWS and hybrid-cloud environments, helping to drive faster cloud adoption and accelerate their digital transformation.

Posted August 27, 2020

Cloudian will provide support for container-based applications via a new Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator, offering a self-service tool for developers to provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage. IT managers can now modernize their storage infrastructure with a Kubernetes-enabled private cloud solution that employs the industry-standard S3 API to maximize application portability.

Posted August 27, 2020

Qlik is acquiring the assets and IP of Knarr Analytics, an innovative start-up that provides real-time collaboration, data exploration, and insight capture capabilities, to complement Qlik's cloud data and analytics platform. Acquiring Knarr Analytics advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain.

Posted August 27, 2020

Amazon Web Services is releasing io2, the next generation Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The new io2 volume is designed for 100x higher volume durability (99.999%) when compared to the 99.9% durability offered by io1 Amazon EBS volumes, according to AWS.

Posted August 26, 2020

Kong Inc., a cloud connectivity company, is releasing and updated version of Kong Enterprise that enables DevOps-driven automation for running APIs and microservices across multiple clouds and data centers. Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud, multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and reduce operational costs.

Posted August 26, 2020

Cohesity is making software advancements to Cohesity DataPlatform that bring modern data management capabilities to all-flash solutions from key alliance partners Cisco and HPE. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes new I/O Boost technology that drives even greater data consolidation, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and delivers incredibly fast performance for backing up, accessing, and deriving insights from data in all-flash environments.

Posted August 26, 2020

FileZilla users can now use Storj Labs' Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage as the storage service for their files. FileZilla is a fast, secure, and reliable file transfer tool, making it a great pairing with Tardigrade, according to the vendors. Because Tardigrade is decentralized, all data stored on the service is private by default through end-to-end encryption, ensuring data confidentiality.

Posted August 26, 2020

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, is extending its portfolio of solutions for EiPaaS by announcing Boomi aXis for SAP, enabling users to easily and quickly exchange SAP data on a single platform to swiftly facilitate business decisions. An EiPaaS solution for the SAP ecosystem, Boomi aXis for SAP seamlessly extracts and updates data from/to the SAP ecosystem, leveraging predefined configurations, and shortening process time by removing resource constraints.

Posted August 26, 2020

Informatica, a provider of enterprise cloud data management, is expanding its strategic partnership with Google Cloud, introducing a new joint go-to-market initiative to accelerate analytics with BigQuery and SAP on Google Cloud. IICS can now be used to develop, execute, and govern SAP data integration to BigQuery from on-premises and cloud-based SAP sources. Using IICS provides SAP customers with a fast, secure way to integrate SAP data into BigQuery.

Posted August 26, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a new series of Progress DataDirect data connectors, bridging the gap between disparate back-office applications.

Posted August 26, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 26, 2020

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. DBTA recently hosted a special roundtable webinar featuring Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, VP of AI and data, Appen; Doug Freud, SAP platform and technology global center of excellence, VP of data science; and Robert Stanley, senior director, special projects, Melissa Informatics, who discussed new technologies and strategies for expanding data science and machine learning capabilities.

Posted August 26, 2020

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