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Business Intelligence and Analytics

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

Appsian Security, a global provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has announced the acquisition of Q Software, a compliance software provider for JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle ERP Cloud. The acquisition provides a strategic opportunity for Appsian Security and Q Software to expand their current capabilities while delivering additional value to their existing customers.

Posted November 17, 2021

Datavail has acquired Skybridge Global, an Atlanta-based Oracle consultancy with expertise in Oracle ERP/CX cloud implementations and support across Oracle's ERP, HCM, SCM and Oracle Cloud CX Suite business applications. "Skybridge and Datavail have long partnered to work with our clients," said Scott Frock, Datavail's CEO. "This official integration strengthens our ability to better offer a full suite of services to our Oracle applications clients and create new ways to deliver sustainable value with a deep understanding of client needs and market challenges to ease their transformational journey into Oracle SaaS-based applications." 

Posted November 17, 2021

The value of analytics is fairly easy to realize when implemented correctly. As businesses start to see increased operational efficiency, more successful marketing campaigns, improved customer retention, and many other benefits, adoption will continue to improve and analytics will soon be driving the decision making of the entire organization.

Posted November 17, 2021

Once data has been created, it gets moved around to support many different purposes. There are many techniques that can be used to facilitate data movement. One of the simplest ways for the DBA to move data from one place to another is to use the LOAD and UNLOAD utilities that come with the DBMS. The LOAD utility is used to populate tables with new data (or to add to existing data), and the UNLOAD utility is used to read data from a table and put it into a data file. Each DBMS may call the actual utilities by different names, but the functionality is the same or similar from product to product.

Posted November 17, 2021

DataCore Software has announced the global availability of DataCore FileFly 4.0, a policy-based file tiering solution that helps enterprises automate the migration of historical data and achieve more agile IT architectures. FileFly helps organizations offload seldom-used files from expensive primary storage and continuously migrate this data to lower-cost object storage or hybrid or public cloud architectures.

Posted November 15, 2021

BMC has announced several new BMC Helix and Control-M innovations that extend data science in the enterprise to gain more value and insights and better serve customers, while increasing agility and resilience. According to BMC, with these innovations it continues to build on announcements of new mainframe DevOps solutions introduced earlier in the month and BMC's strategic acquisition of StreamWeaver.

Posted November 15, 2021

ScaleOut Software is adding extensions to the ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, integrating its Azure-based in-memory computing platform with Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins cloud service.

Posted November 12, 2021

Databricks, the Data and AI company and a provider of data lakehouse architecture, is acquiring the German startup, 8080 Labs, enabling the company to integrate UI-driven capabilities across Databricks' Lakehouse Platform—marking the company's expansion into the low-code/no-code space.

Posted November 12, 2021

vFunction, a platform purpose-built for cloud native modernization, is releasing the vFunction Application Transformation Engine and the expanded vFunction Modernization Platform, offering new advanced capabilities that enable enterprises to automatically assess, analyze, and manage the full modernization and migration process.

Posted November 12, 2021

With heightened pressure to compete on analytics, the purpose and role of data architecture is coming into clearer focus to meet business operating necessities. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor of Radiant Advisors, talked with BDQ about the principles of a resilient enterprise data architecture and the enabling methodologies and technologies.

Posted November 11, 2021

Vertica has announced a new integration with NetApp StorageGRID to deliver the advantages of cloud-native analytics to on-premise environments. This combined analytics offering enables data-driven organizations to elastically scale capacity and performance as data volumes grow and as analytics and machine learning become a strategic business driver—all from within their enterprise data centers.

Posted November 11, 2021

Rivery, a DataOps company, has  launched a new platform that enables data analysts and data engineers to adopt its technology without the customary steps that make the purchasing process long and complex. By adding this alternative, Rivery says it is removing traditional barriers from companies that want to take a leap into the world of DataOps.

Posted November 09, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring PhishLabs, a cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets, growing HelpSystems'cybersecurity portfolio. PhishLabs sources intelligence across the internet to find and mitigate digital risks.

Posted November 09, 2021

Virtana, an AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, is offering the Virtana Platform in AWS Marketplace, giving Global 2000 enterprises the precise data-driven ability to identify, de-risk, and prioritize workloads.

Posted November 09, 2021

Cloudian is offering the integration of its HyperStore object storage with the Kasten K10 Kubernetes data management platform. As a Kasten backup target, HyperStore provides modern, cloud-native storage with complete S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, and ransomware protection on-premises or in a hybrid cloud.

Posted November 09, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is offering Quest QoreStor v7.1 to provide customers with enhanced ransomware prevention capabilities and cloud support. With these latest updates, QoreStor extends its cloud capabilities and significantly elevates organizations' ability to provide robust backup storage where they need it most while adding technologies that provide data immutability and retrieval, according to the vendor.

Posted November 08, 2021

Octopai, a leader in automated data lineage, data catalog, and data discovery, is now supporting Amazon Redshift, one of the fastest and most widely used cloud data warehouses. The new coverage of Amazon Redshift will further enable enterprises to migrate to the cloud seamlessly and manage complicated BI landscapes from one platform, according to the vendor.

Posted November 08, 2021

MemVerge is introducing its Big Memory Cloud technology, bringing Big Memory Computing to multi-cloud environments. With Big Memory Cloud technology stateful, non-fault-tolerant, and long-running apps can now realize the promise of cloud agility and flexibility, according to the vendor.

Posted November 08, 2021

ionir, a leader in Kubernetes Data Services, is updating its cloud-native data services platform with new capabilities focused on CI/CD acceleration and performance, providing extended support for optimizing DevOps pipelines. ionir's platform, built from the ground up for and optimized to run in Kubernetes, provides essential data persistence, protection and mobility services that enable developers, operations and platform engineers alike to thrive in a DevOps environment.

Posted November 05, 2021

Global cloud-led, data centric software company NetApp is offering NetApp Astra (formerly known as Project Astra), a fully managed application-aware data management service built for Kubernetes workloads. NetApp Astra allows organizations to protect, recover, and move applications deployed on Kubernetes with no software to download, install, manage, or upgrade, thus enabling them to focus on developing and scaling their applications—not on managing infrastructure.

Posted November 05, 2021

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is releasing the LiveData Platform for Microsoft Azure, allowing customers to automate the migration of their on-premises data lake to the cloud without business risk or operational downtime, accelerating time to value from months or years to days.

Posted November 05, 2021

Query.AI, the provider of the market's security investigations control plane for modern enterprises, announced the successful close of an oversubscribed $15 million Series A financing round, enabling the company to provide greater security operations efficacy and efficiency across decentralized cloud, third-party SaaS, and on-prem environments.

Posted November 04, 2021

Talend, a global leader in data integration and data integrity, is introducing its Fall '21 release, offering new service, product, and packaging innovations. With this release, Talend applies data health concepts across its platform to help everyone from business leaders to data professionals realize value from their data quickly.

Posted November 04, 2021

NS1, a provider in application traffic intelligence and automation, is releasing its cloud-managed solution for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), delivered through the NS1 Connect platform. NS1 Cloud-Managed DDI enables organizations to deliver core network services across their distributed network footprint with the agility of software-based deployment, the scale of cloud-native operations, and the operating efficiency of SaaS management, according to the company.

Posted November 03, 2021

Monte Carlo has announced a new capability that helps companies understand which data is most important for the business, and in turn increase data trust. Built on top of the Monte Carlo Data Observability Platform, Monte Carlo Insights leverages machine learning for monitoring and ranks events and assets based on their usage, relevance, and relationship to other tables and assets.

Posted November 03, 2021

Immuta's Sumit Sarkar discussed the challenges organizations face with implementing and maintaining cloud data ecosystems—particularly as more cloud data platforms emerge—during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted November 03, 2021

Oracle NetSuite has announced the availability of NetSuite Analytics Warehouse. Built on Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, NetSuite Analytics Warehouse aims to help customers spot patterns and quickly surface insights from NetSuite and third-party data to enhance decision making and uncover new revenue streams.

Posted November 03, 2021

Modern businesses make decisions based on data that's been carefully collected, extracted, formatted, and analyzed. Data powers competitiveness, brings new products to the marketplace, and improves the customer experience. The use cases are nearly endless, but there's a catch: Working with all that data is becoming increasingly complex.

Posted November 03, 2021

Chronosphere is adding distributed tracing capabilities to its platform, enabling organizations to ingest distributed traces at scale, seamlessly integrated alongside with metrics, to more rapidly triage and understand the root cause of problems. This addition extends Chronosphere's platform to have complete coverage across the three phases of observability: notification, triage, and root cause analysis.

Posted November 02, 2021

Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, is acquiring Hyper Anna, a leading cloud platform for generating artificial intelligence (AI)-driven automated insights from data. The acquisition of Hyper Anna will allow Alteryx to automate the end-to-end analytic pipeline from data sources to AI-driven insights.

Posted November 02, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader, is acquiring the MV databases and tools of Zumasys, Inc., a provider of MultiValue database software also known as PICK, enabling Zumasys to become an MV Modernization Partner to expand Zumasys' practice of acquiring MultiValue independent software vendors (ISVs) to modernize and market their applications.

Posted November 01, 2021

BlueFinity Evoke continues to evolve the low-code MV platform space, designed so that there is absolutely no limit to either the degree of customization or the potential and scalability of the apps created. A good low-code platform will offer an easy-to-use development methodology with familiar drag and drop, option select and point and click techniques which can make them suitable for the design and creation of mobile apps and applications to be developed by their own existing staff (citizen developers as well as technical professionals), according to the vendor.

Posted November 01, 2021

Entrinsik is actively working on Informer 5.5, adding many new features that bolster ease of use and global adoption. The company showcased an early access build of Informer 5.5 to its Informer Advisory Council members, which was met with great enthusiasm and excitement for what is in store, according to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management.

Posted November 01, 2021

One of the big-ticket items at the recent MongoDB 5.0 launch was the introduction of specialized "time-series" collections. The key concept in a time-series database is that, for a lot of data, the timestamp of the data is a critical element, both in terms of operational cost and analytic value. Time-series collections represent another attempt by the MongoDB company to extend the use of MongoDB to a wider set of applications and scenarios. They are a welcome addition.

Posted November 01, 2021

Precisely, a provider of data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products, has announced an evolution of its partnership with ServiceNow, a provider of digital workflow solutions. The partnership expansion includes the Built on Now certification of six Precisely Ironstream solutions in the ServiceNow Store, to ensure a higher degree of trust, reliability, and security for customers seeking to download the apps. Since the partnership began in 2018, Precisely has provided ServiceNow with native integration into the IBM Z platform (mainframe) and IBM i systems for actionable IT operations management.

Posted November 01, 2021

What types of platforms are most viable for modern data analytics requirements? These days, there are a wide variety of choices avail­able to enterprises, including data lakes, ware­houses, lakehouses, and other options—resident within an on-site data center or accessed via the cloud. The options are boundless. It's a matter of finding the best fit for the business task at hand.

Posted November 01, 2021

Provectus, a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, is debuting enhancements to its Open-Source Data Discovery (ODD) and Observability Platform v0.2, upgrading the platform's data discovery and observability capabilities while adding new features for data quality assurance and support of new, third-party service adapters, including Amazon Athena, Amazon SageMaker Feature Store, Feast, and Great Expectations (GE).

Posted October 29, 2021

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics company, and artificial intelligence (AI) cloud platform provider H2O.ai, are partnering to offer an integration of H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, the company's state-of-the-art AI platform, with Vantage, Teradata's multi-cloud data analytic platform.

Posted October 29, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache  Ignite distributed database, is now offering GridGain Nebula, the company's pay-as-you-go, cloud-native in-memory computing service, to all GridGain and Apache Ignite users. Previously, Nebula was available only to the world's largest enterprises.

Posted October 29, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, is releasing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) DL1 instances, a new instance type designed for training machine learning models. DL1 instances are powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs (an Intel company) to provide up to 40% better price performance for training machine learning models than the latest GPU-powered Amazon EC2 instances, according to AWS.

Posted October 28, 2021

Hackolade founder and CEO Pascal Desmarets explained how polyglot persistence enables organizations to leverage the strength of multiple data stores, deal with scale more efficiently, and more during his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted October 28, 2021

Couchbase, provider of a leading modern database for enterprise applications, announced its Couchbase Capella hosted Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering is now on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Capella delivers database flexibility for developers and performance at scale for enterprise applications. Because Capella is fully managed and automated, customers can focus on development, improving their applications and reducing time to market, instead of worrying about operational database management efforts, according to the vendor.  

Posted October 28, 2021

IBM's board of directors has approved the previously announced separation of Kyndryl, the company's managed infrastructure services business. Back in October 2020, IBM announced plans to separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company, creating two companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.  "The separation of Kyndryl is a significant step in the continued evolution of IBM," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and CEO.

Posted October 28, 2021

Google is introducing the Google Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of solutions consisting of hardware and software that extend its infrastructure to the edge and into company data centers. This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next '21.

Posted October 28, 2021

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