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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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DataRobot and Palantir Technologies have announced a new partnership designed to create real-time solutions to help solve the most pressing demand forecasting problems. "The pandemic completely upended the way our customers forecast demand, which is why we've partnered with Palantir to ensure they can create the most accurate, viable models moving forward," said Dan Wright, CEO of DataRobot. "By combining the power of the DataRobot Augmented Intelligence platform with Palantir's capabilities, we're helping our joint customers create longer-lasting, more flexible AI solutions that will generate tremendous business value."

Posted June 24, 2021

According to a 2020 analysis by Gartner, 75 % of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022. But moving database workloads, such as Oracle and SQL, can be complex and expensive. There are typically two options, 'lift and shift' or pivot to a new architecture. DBTA recently held a webinar with Peter Elliman, director, product marketing, Druva and Jesse Kachapis director, solution architecture, Druva, who discussed how Druva offers direct-to-cloud data protection for databases running on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted June 24, 2021

Assured Data Protection, a prominent IT managed services provider for cloud data protection solutions, is offering new features for ProtectView that allows enterprises to raise, update, and report specific incidents and service requests directly through the ProtectView platform to help better manage Rubrik estates. 

Posted June 24, 2021

OpenText is offering several SAP Solution Extensions, complementing RISE with SAP and empowering businesses on their journey to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud. "There has never been a greater need for immediately accessible information and processes than during this global pandemic—putting cloud-based solutions front and center," said Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO and CTO at OpenText.

Posted June 23, 2021

At SAP's most recent event, its global SAPPHIRE NOW conference, the company announced new innovations to help customers transform business processes and drive improved performance.

Posted June 23, 2021

SAP intends to create a larger business network for business communities to connect and improve business outcomes, better navigate changing economic and geopolitical conditions, and enhance sustainability contributions. SAP unveiled the first step toward creating the world's largest business network with SAP Business Network, which will bring together Ariba Network, SAP Logistics Business Network, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network. Over 5.5 million organizations will benefit from being members of this connected community, according to the vendor.

Posted June 23, 2021

Cloudinary, provider of a media experience platform for many of the world's top brands, has announced the certification of its new SAP Commerce Cloud Extension. The extension for managing, transforming, optimizing, and delivering images and videos at scale makes it easy for brands using SAP Commerce Cloud to create immersive, in-store shopping experiences, according to the vendor.

Posted June 23, 2021

MariaDB Corporation is releasing MariaDB Community Server 10.6 with enhancements that bring significant advancements to the open source MariaDB community. MariaDB Community Server 10.6 adds important features for developers with JSON table functionality, frees users from expensive proprietary ties with expanded PL/SQL compatibility, and adds powerful insurance for bad database days with atomic DDL.

Posted June 23, 2021

GRAX, Inc., a leading SaaS Data Value Platform, is offering a new platform, dubbed History Stream, that allows users to effortlessly stream native SaaS app data stored in their own AWS or Azure cloud data lake into industry-standard tools.

Posted June 23, 2021

Radiant Advisors' John O'Brien discusses how the pandemic and associated challenges of 2020 impacted the analytics lifecycle and drove a shift toward agile business intelligence in this clip from his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted June 23, 2021

Optum SVP Sanji Fernando discusses how rule-based analytics, statistical reasoning, machine learning, and augmented intelligence deliver outcomes in the healthcare system in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted June 23, 2021

GT Software has relaunched as Adaptigent. After more than 35 years as an established presence in the industry, the company says, the new branding, leadership and corporate structure reflect its mission to empower innovation within the modern digital ecosystem and facilitate growth and transformation of the company to better serve customers.

Posted June 23, 2021

Today's best-in-class applications can provide new or improved capabilities for your MultiValue system. Often these are cloud-based or even mobile applications that can modernize specific areas of your organization. The good news is that Kore Technologies provides a real-time integration platform called Kourier REST that is designed for this purpose.

Posted June 23, 2021

Rocket Software continues to make strides with its MultiValue suite of products, driven by customer demand and satisfaction. With the goal of attracting and retaining new developer talent, modernization, and improving productivity, Rocket is issuing some maintenance releases for Rocket UniData, Rocket UniVerse, Rocket D3, and introducing Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code.

Posted June 23, 2021

Spanning the spectrum of approaches, the DBTA 100 showcases forward-looking companies that are improving and expanding upon existing technologies and processes to help their customers use data more effectively. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted June 23, 2021

Zaloni, a provider of data management and DataOps software, has announced the 6.4 release of the Zaloni Arena DataOps platform. "Zaloni's latest release provides new automated governance and data consumption features that deliver trusted data to end users faster than ever before," said Susan Cook, CEO of Zaloni. 

Posted June 22, 2021

Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, is making enhancements to its StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management software, allowing the tiering and protection of cloud data, increased security against ransomware, and more.

Posted June 22, 2021

Adaptiv Networks, a leading cloud-native SD-WAN-as-a-Service vendor, is releasing their new My Connect software solution that brings secure SD-WAN access to work-at-home and mobile users as a simple, cost-effective add-on service that eliminates the need for VPN hardware.

Posted June 22, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is extending Snowpark, Snowflake's powerful developer tool, to automatically migrate and run ETLs and ETL pipelines (data workflows) natively in Snowflake. "We are in the midst of a generational shift as organizations are rapidly moving their data to the cloud," said Christian Kleinerman, Snowflake SVP of product. "Our partnership with Next Pathway is essential to helping our customers automate this migration from on-premise solutions to Snowflake's Data Cloud."

Posted June 21, 2021

Today, data is driving business success. Downtime is a killer and even slow response time can be hazardous to business health. But how do organizations achieve the performance and speed that is required today amid growing complexity and rapid data growth?

Posted June 21, 2021

Neo4j, a leader in graph technology, announced it is receiving a $325 million investment as part of a Series F funding round that will allow the company to continue to innovate its graph platform for a variety of use cases.

Posted June 17, 2021

InterSystems, a creative data technology provider, is offering the latest release of its InterSystems IRIS data platform, introducing Adaptive Analytics capabilities and additional SQL extensions for analytics to improve the process of implementing an enterprise data fabric architecture.

Posted June 17, 2021

Infragistics, the software company responsible for the UI and UX solutions powering cross-platform applications, is releasing Infragistics Ultimate 21.1.  "Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 ensures best-of-breed development on your desired platform," said Jason Beres, SVP developer tools, Infragistics. "It offers updates on the mainstay frameworks in Infragistics Ultimate, including Window Forms, WPF, .NET Core as well as the modern web frameworks in Blazor, Angular, React and Web Components and Indigo.Design, the new app builder that can radically accelerate your app design and development."

Posted June 17, 2021

Vertica, the core analytical platform within the Micro Focus software portfolio, has announced that its analytics-as-a-service offering, the Vertica Eon Accelerator, is now available via an early access program. To further support ongoing advancements of the Eon Accelerator, the company also has acquired long-time strategic partner and Vertica-as-a-service provider Full360.

Posted June 16, 2021

Sisense, a leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, in addition to achieving premier Status in the Snowflake Partner Connect Program with its optimized real-time live connector.

Posted June 16, 2021

Imply, a pioneer of Analytics-in-Motion, and founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, announced it is closing on a $70 million Series C funding round, empowering the company to extend its market leadership. Analytics-in-Motion is the new requirement for digital transformation, and has emerged due to the demands of modern business and the limitations of existing analytics solutions to meet these demands, according to the vendor.

Posted June 16, 2021

DataKitchen, a DataOps consultancy and platform provider, has released the third book in its DataOps series. "In this book, we share all of the insight that we've gained from our own experiences coaching data analytics professionals on the best way to lead organizational change," said Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef of DataKitchen.

Posted June 16, 2021

dotData, a leader in full-cycle enterprise AI automation solutions, in partnership with Snowflake, is releasing the dotData Platform with Snowflake, a leading Cloud Data Platform that streamlines and simplifies the movement of data between both vendors.

Posted June 15, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra Streaming, a highly-scalable, multi-cloud messaging and event streaming platform built on Apache Pulsar and integrated with DataStax's marquee serverless database, Astra DB, to deliver a multi-cloud solution for managing both data in motion and data at rest.

Posted June 15, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider of enterprise data protection products, has updated its Enterprise Data Services Platform to extend ransomware protection to every part of the enterprise. Veritas' flagship NetBackup solution delivers ransomware protection for containerized environments, immutability for Amazon S3, and integrated anomaly detection. Further enhancements include the launch of the NetBackup Flex 5350 appliance, which offers data immutability, expands performance, and completes the upgraded Veritas family of ransomware-hardened data protection appliances.

Posted June 15, 2021

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sensu, a provider of source monitoring software. The acquisition will accelerate Sumo Logic's observability strategy by providing customers with an affordable, extensible, and scalable end-to-end solution for infrastructure and application monitoring.

Posted June 14, 2021

Couchbase is releasing its Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (CAO) Version 2.2, offering an automated cloud-native database experience. One of the key new capabilities of this release is the Auto-scaling Couchbase services feature. Couchbase's auto-scaling feature monitors the user's cluster and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady and predictable performance, based on pre-defined thresholds for all Couchbase services.

Posted June 14, 2021

Infoworks.io, a leading data fabric company, is partnering with Hitachi Solutions America, enabling the companies to leverage Infoworks' comprehensive automated solution for enterprise data operations and orchestration to augment and accelerate Hitachi's delivery of customer solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Posted June 14, 2021

Data onboarding is a crucial but painstaking process that holds back individual companies and entire industries from reaching their full potential. The last thing a company wants is to lose a client over frustration due to data migration. A new survey of 5,000 managers and executives—many from outside IT departments—conducted by Flatfile has found that more than three-quarters of respondents either "sometimes or often" run into problems onboarding data.

Posted June 14, 2021

Sunlight.io, a developer of virtualization technology for data-intensive applications, is joining an OEM partnership with Altos Computing, a subsidiary of Acer Inc., to create efficient hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances. By combining the power of Sunlight's NexVisor HCI stack and Altos BrainSphere servers, organizations can run resource-intensive workloads like AI and analytics with high density, ultra-high performance and simple scalability, from the edge to the core data center, according to the vendors.

Posted June 14, 2021

DataOps is becoming the solution enterprises are choosing to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, this new methodology is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle. DBTA held a webinar with Susan Cook, CEO, Zaloni; Dan Potter, VP of product marketing, Qlik; and Chris Bergh, CEO, DataKitchen, who discussed emerging DataOps best practices and solutions.

Posted June 11, 2021

Domo, provider of the Domo Business Cloud, is providing support for Snowpark, the new developer experience for Snowflake, the Data Cloud Company. The integration aims to deliver joint solutions that make it easier for developers, data engineers, and data scientists to build and extend custom solutions across the enterprise.

Posted June 11, 2021

Confluent is offering its latest platform update, Confluent Platform 6.2, and is introducing Health+ to provide users with the tools and visibility needed to ensure the health of data in motion. Health+ helps reduce risk of downtime and data loss with intelligent alerts to identify potential issues before they occur and avoid business disruption.

Posted June 10, 2021

We're still at the start of the 2020s, and already, things look very different from the preceding decade. For data executives and profession­als, the years ahead may mean change on a scale never seen before in the IT industry. Promising new technologies—as well as redesigned and repurposed older ones—are reshaping the data center and analytics shops in new and exciting ways. We asked industry leaders for their views on what is enhancing the ability of enterprises to compete on data.

Posted June 10, 2021

AIOps is the application of machine learning (ML) methods to sift through incoming data and identify the critical information allowing for more effective management of IT Operations. In many cases, AIOps can identify a problem before it impacts the end users of the application. This is especially important for revenue-generating applications.

Posted June 10, 2021

Traditional DBAs who have spent a lot of time with all the nerd knobs at their disposal need to think more about the movement of data. Instead of thinking in terms of data administration—and running the risk of becoming redundant—they should become more familiar with how data moves in and out of their enterprises.

Posted June 10, 2021

Morpheus Data, the hybrid cloud application orchestration company, is releasing a significant update of its platform, aiming to help enterprise customers streamline the transition to containers and simplify the adoption of infrastructure-as-code. "It has become virtually impossible for IT teams to manage an increasingly complex set of cloud services, container platforms, and automation tools," said Brad Parks, chief marketing officer at Morpheus Data. "Customers are flocking to Morpheus because we eliminate technology silos and bring order to cloud, container, and automation chaos."

Posted June 09, 2021

Based on PostgreSQL 13.3, Postgres Pro Enterprise 13 includes the new features introduced in PostgreSQL 13, as well as key Postgres Professional additions, such as hot minor upgrades, storage-level compression, and 64-bit transaction identifiers.

Posted June 09, 2021

Founded by the creators of Apache Kylin, venture-backed Kyligence and is dual-headquartered in San Jose, California, and Shanghai, China. Luke Han, co-founder and CEO at Kyligence, recently explained the company's connection to the open source project, its future goals, where it fits into the global data management ecosystem, and how it plans to differentiate itself from competitors.

Posted June 08, 2021

PagerDuty, a leader in digital operations management, is releasing new integrations with JFrog, the liquid software company, allowing customers to observe their entire software delivery lifecycle, understand any changes, and identify security issues throughout the process.

Posted June 08, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of private, hybrid, and multi-cloud computing, announced it created the Nutanix Elevate Service Provider Program, extending the benefits of the Elevate Partner Program to now include service providers. According to the vendor, the program empowers service provider partners—including managed and cloud service providers—to build highly-differentiated hybrid and multi-cloud services delivering increased profitability and faster time-to-market.

Posted June 08, 2021

CloudBolt Software, an enterprise cloud management provider, is releasing the Spring '21 version of its platform, offering powerful new capabilities to help enterprises optimize public cloud costs, enhance governance and compliance, and streamline integrations in hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Posted June 08, 2021

Sigma Computing, the cloud analytics and business intelligence innovator, is launching Sigma Workbooks, combining spreadsheets with charts and data narratives in a single collaborative canvas. Sigma Workbooks accelerates data-driven decisions by putting the power of analytics across billions of rows of live data directly into the hands of marketers, analysts, product managers, and other cross-functional business team members, according to the vendor.

Posted June 07, 2021

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