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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

Data science methods provide a means to establish analytic tradecraft, capable of managing a large amount of data, allowing for full characterization of actor behaviors, and providing valuable insights. Efrain Rodriquez, data manager, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), presented a case study on how the intelligence community (IC) is addressing these challenges by establishing innovative AI/ML governance and data management methodologies, during his Data Summit 2023 session, "Using Data Management Methodologies to Foster Development of Transformational AI/ML Tradecraft."

Posted May 10, 2023

The Data Summit 2023 conference opened up focusing on "The World According to Data," with featured speakers David Weinberger, Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and Author, Christina Leber, principal data software engineer, iRobot, and Dave Mohr, regional VP, Neo4J.

Posted May 10, 2023

In an information economy, data is the currency of business. Digital upstarts are disrupting every industry, making it imperative that organizations have a strong data strategy that turns data into insights and profitable activity. At Data Summit 2023, Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, discussed "Constructing Your Data Strategy: A Business And Technical Foundation For Success" during his workshop session.

Posted May 09, 2023

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. At Data Summit 2023, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Sara Nash, senior consultant, data and information management, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC discussed "Building Knowledge Graphs" during their workshop session.

Posted May 09, 2023

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period is now extended through Wednesday, May 17.

Posted May 08, 2023

CIQ, the company behind Rocky Linux, added a new service to its portfolio aimed at enhancing how organizations manage complex software infrastructure and solutions. CIQ Mountain is a "mountain of solutions" that provides software and artifact delivery and lifecycle management for turnkey solution management at any scale.

Posted May 08, 2023

Google announced plans to build two more data centers in Ohio to help power its artificial intelligence technology and other tools. With one data center already up and running near Columbus, the two new locations will bring Google's total investment in Ohio to more than $2 billion, officials said.

Posted May 08, 2023

IBM is unveiling its new security suite designed to unify and accelerate the security analyst experience across the full incident lifecycle. According to the company, the IBM Security QRadar Suite represents a major evolution and expansion of the QRadar brand, spanning all core threat detection, investigation, and response technologies, with significant investment in innovations across the portfolio.

Posted May 08, 2023

SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson technology will be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation. The move aims to help accelerate innovation and create more efficient and effective user experiences across the SAP solution portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, which provides a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.

Posted May 08, 2023

Honeycomb, an observability platform used by high-performing engineering teams, is launching and fully-executing Natural Language Querying using generative AI for its new capability, Query Assistant. This development dramatically scales the platform's query power and makes observability more usable for all engineering levels, according to the company.

Posted May 04, 2023

DataStax, the real-time AI company, is releasing Luna ML, a support service for Kaskada Open Source, the unified event processing engine for real-time machine learning (ML), that gives customers modern, open source event processing for ML. According to the company, Luna ML will provide customers with mission-critical support and offers options for incident response time as low as 15 minutes. Customers will also have the ability to escalate issues to the core Kaskada engineering team for further review and troubleshooting.

Posted May 04, 2023

Frank Liu, ML architect at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, "Vector Databases Have Entered the Chat—How ChatGPT Is Fueling the Need for Specialized Vector Storage," to explore how purpose-built vector databases are the key to successfully integrating with chat solutions, as well as present explanatory information on how autoregressive LMs, unstructured data, vectors, and vector databases intersect.

Posted May 03, 2023

Frank Liu, ML architect at Zilliz, joined DBTA's webinar, "Vector Databases Have Entered the Chat—How ChatGPT Is Fueling the Need for Specialized Vector Storage," to explore how purpose-built vector databases are the key to successfully integrating with chat solutions, as well as present explanatory information on how autoregressive LMs, unstructured data, vectors, and vector databases intersect.

Posted May 03, 2023

data.world, the data catalog platform, is acquiring the Mighty Canary technology and incorporating it into a new DataOps application to use automations to surface contextual insights and real-time data quality updates directly to the BI, communications, and collaboration tools that data consumers use.

Posted May 03, 2023

Deloitte is expanding its operating system for health care to include services for Oracle, a provider of operational and clinical technology for hospitals and health care systems worldwide. According to the company, Deloitte's expanding health care technology offerings, Deloitte Health—Oracle Accelerated, are designed to keep pace with the changing world of health care, which is moving into broad ecosystems and platforms, and shifting from being driven by hospitals, providers, or insurance companies to being driven by patients.

Posted May 03, 2023

Oracle is introducing new capabilities across Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite that help customers accelerate supply chain planning, increase operational efficiency, and improve financial accuracy. The updates include new planning, usage-based pricing, and rebate management capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain and Manufacturing (SCM) and enhanced quote-to-cash processes in Oracle Fusion Applications.

Posted May 03, 2023

According to a new study, "The Decision Dilemma" by Oracle and Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, data scientist and author of Everybody Lies and Don't Trust Your Gut, people feel overwhelmed and under qualified to use data to make decisions. The study of more than 14,000 employees and business leaders across 17 countries found that people are struggling to make decisions in their personal and professional lives at a time when they are being forced to make more decisions than ever before.

Posted May 03, 2023

The pandemic significantly accelerated the pace of technological advancement and digital transformation, generating a need for new digital programs and solutions. The drive to meet this demand has increased pressure on IT departments, which, in turn, has heightened collaboration between IT and line-of-business (LOB) executives. Business technologists, or staff members who are not in the IT department but leverage technology to solve their business problem to improve the productivity of their department, are increasingly choosing the applications, technology frameworks, and platforms that help them solve their business problems without heavy reliance on IT.

Posted May 03, 2023

PingCAP is releasing its new GitHub Data Explorer tool—a dashboard tool designed to provide deep, actionable insights within GitHub activity.

Posted May 02, 2023

Kinetica is announcing an integration between Kinetica's analytic database and ChatGPT, marking the industry's first database integration with the radically popular generative AI tool.

Posted May 02, 2023

Vercel is offering a suite of serverless storage options now available in the Vercel Dashboard, powered by the best infrastructure providers in the industry. Vercel KV, Vercel Postgres, and Vercel Blob are built on open standards and protocols, designed for low latency, efficient data fetching, and fully integrated with the company's existing tools and workflows.

Posted May 02, 2023

Ridge Security, an automated security validation solution provider, is releasing Ridge Security RidgeShield, an automated, cloud workload protection and testing solution.

Posted May 01, 2023

Noname Security, a provider of complete and proactive API security, is partnering with Wiz, a cloud security platform and growing software company, to help customers improve security posture. Together, Noname Security and Wiz will enable complete visibility, context, and control of infrastructure hosting mission-critical and highly sensitive APIs to minimize and remediate risk, according to the companies.  

Posted April 28, 2023

OpenText is unveiling OpenText Cloud Editions 23.2, enabling customers to further drive productivity and profitability while streamlining experiences and security in a multi-cloud world. The announcement was made at OpenText World EMEA - Innovation Summits 2023.

Posted April 28, 2023

Starburst, the data lake analytics platform, is offering a new integration with dbt Cloud, a fast and reliable way to deploy dbt, enabling dbt users to easily build data pipelines spanning multiple data sources on one central plane. The integration includes an enhanced adapter between dbt Cloud and Starburst's SaaS offering, Starburst Galaxy, enabling dbt users to easily federate data across multiple disparate sources or access new data sources before it lands in their central data lake or warehouse.

Posted April 28, 2023

DBTA recently held a webinar, "How to Democratize Your Data with DataOps," with invited experts to evangelize on the methodologies and best practices that organizations can adopt to effectively guide them through their data democratization journeys.

Posted April 27, 2023

Mezmo, provider of an observability data platform, is offering a free trial and a free community plan for Mezmo Telemetry Pipeline, enabling companies to unlock the power of their data and achieve the cost savings and control benefits of a telemetry pipeline—without the upfront investment.

Posted April 27, 2023

InfluxData is launching InfluxDB 3.0, to deliver a series of time series capabilities enacted across the company's product portfolio, including its new product, InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated.

Posted April 27, 2023

Digital.ai is releasing Corbett, the latest version of its leading AI-powered DevOps platform, to enable organizations to deliver applications with better customer experiences, along with improved productivity for software development teams. According to the company, Corbett features enhanced intelligence capabilities that enable teams and organizations, not just individuals, to better leverage the power of AI to deliver better software.

Posted April 27, 2023

Pureinsights, an independent search technology and services company, is partnering with MongoDB to help customers deploy search-based applications on the cloud-based MongoDB Atlas platform. With deep expertise in building applications on the latest search, AI, and data platforms, now including MongoDB Atlas Search, Pureinsights is uniquely positioned to help enterprises modernize search application infrastructures in the cloud, according to the company.

Posted April 27, 2023

Swimlane, the low-code security automation company, is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring the power of security automation to AWS environments. The company also announced Swimlane Turbine is now a cloud-native platform, helping customers automate responses to security data that results in greater visibility, reduced risk, and faster response times.

Posted April 27, 2023

Normalyze, a provider of data-first cloud security solutions, is expanding the Normalyze Cloud Platform to track data in motion and analyze lineage to allow data and security teams to continuously identify cloud-resident sensitive data. Normalyze Cloud Platform 2.0 introduces new dynamic interactive graphs that show teams how sensitive data flows between access points, users, and applications across the network and cloud.

Posted April 27, 2023

CAST is launching a new capability for CAST Imaging which improves cloud migration; now able to detect "cloud blockers," CAST Imaging leverages an advanced, living knowledge base of these applications' inner mechanisms to drive business responsiveness, development efficiency, and accelerated onboarding with interactive blueprints.

Posted April 27, 2023

Appvia is debuting Appvia Wayfinder, a solution designed to empower application and platform teams while enhancing business efficiency. Appvia Wayfinder provides self-service infrastructure and cloud resources to application teams, centralized control to platform teams, and, ultimately, increased developer productivity for businesses, according to the vendor.

Posted April 27, 2023

LogicGate, a risk and compliance platform for cybersecurity teams, is introducing new solutions aimed at transforming business risk into a strategic advantage. "Today's business environment is more digital, more complex, and faster moving than ever, and these trends are only accelerating," said Jay Jamison, president of product technology at LogicGate.

Posted April 26, 2023

Antoine Emond-Verrault, account manager at Korem, and Scott DiGiacinto, senior enterprise geospatial expert at Korem, joined DBTA's webinar, "Enhancing Customer Analytics with Advanced Address Management," to explore the way customer addresses in the U.S. and Canada still offer critical knowledge surrounding customer behaviors, paired with best practices and deployment options to adopt effective address management.

Posted April 26, 2023

SAP is introducing GROW with SAP, a new offering to help midsize customers adopt cloud ERP that enables speed, predictability, and continuous innovation. GROW with SAP customers get the same best practices powering the world's industry leaders, while benefiting from rapid deployment and frictionless updates, according to the company.

Posted April 26, 2023

Henkel and SAP are partnering to drive digital co-innovation by leveraging a combination of future-ready software, technology, and ecosystem, to further boost Henkel's digital transformation journey. Two significant changes will be executed in a tailor-made approach: implementing the cutting- edge software SAP S/4HANA and fully transitioning into the cloud. As part of the partnership, Henkel will benefit along the entire value chain from increased data-driven decision making in real time, and faster time-to-market through leaner and more sustainable processes.

Posted April 26, 2023

Alloy Technologies, Inc. announced that its Alloy.ai solution is now available in the SAP Store and is part of SAP's industry cloud portfolio for the consumer products industry. Alloy.ai brings consumer products customers that leverage SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) for Supply Chain visibility to consumer demand and inventory across their supply chains.

Posted April 26, 2023

Logpoint is updating its Business-Critical Security (BCS) solution for SAP SuccessFactors, enabling real-time security and compliance monitoring of SAP SuccessFactors, which is a Human Capital Management (HCM) application. Through log extraction, continuous monitoring, and cross-correlation of data, BCS for SuccessFactors provides holistic, landscape-wide threat visibility in the Logpoint Converged SIEM platform or any other SIEM solution, according to the vendor.

Posted April 26, 2023

Inc. magazine revealed that RDM Infinity landed a spot on the third-annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list, a prestigious ranking of private companies based in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. RDM achieved a median revenue growth of 195% between 2019 and 2021, earning it a coveted place among just 59 other regional businesses recognized for their tremendous growth in a challenging economic climate.

Posted April 26, 2023

Rocket Software is committed to our MultiValue (MV) solutions and our customers who rely on MV. To support this commitment, our team of software engineers is adding new, modern features to our MV solutions and developing new, modern MV applications like the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX:P). If you're not familiar with MVX: P, it's a free performance monitoring application for Rocket UniVerse. We've designed MVX:P specifically for DBAs or developers with DBA responsibilities who need to improve performance.

Posted April 26, 2023

Zumasys is introducing its Rover Business Suite, launching 8 new products aimed at helping to modernize MultiValue applications. According to the company, this major announcement signifies Zumasys' commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of its customers and the MultiValue community.

Posted April 26, 2023

In mid-2020, I got a chance to work with several government tourism agencies. Their mandate was to promote local attractions and offer support to partners such as hotels, resorts, and other organizations. As you can imagine, things weren't going well for these agencies. I remember looking at their data reports and seeing unprecedented drops in volume. With every country imposing restrictions and lockdowns, no one was traveling. One agency stood out; it was completely frozen by the situation. It couldn't decide on anything. Even publishing the latest COVID numbers was difficult.

Posted April 26, 2023

Laminar is announcing expanded support for major cloud service providers (CSPs) and data warehouse environments within the cloud-native Laminar Data Security Platform—including Google Cloud Platform and Snowflake—as well as a series of new capabilities that enable organizations to achieve enterprise readiness in the realm of data security.

Posted April 25, 2023

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, announced it is receiving $53M in Series C funding, enabling the company to extend its application security platform to cover the entire modern development process, all built on top of the Semgrep engine.

Posted April 24, 2023

Red Hat and the Fedora Project are releasing the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora Linux 38, offering new desktop environments, architecture for IBM Z hardware, and more. Fedora Linux 38 introduces several new Spins—variants that showcase different desktop environments. The popular Budgie Desktop environment, first packaged for Fedora in F37, now has its own Spin. The Fedora Budgie Spin aims to provide the premiere Budgie Desktop experience on top of Fedora Linux.

Posted April 24, 2023

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