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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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You might think the title of this article is some­what controversial, but you should wait to render judgment until you've read to the end. There are several important shifts impacting data management and database administration that cause manual practices and procedures to be ineffective. Let's examine several of these trends.

Posted October 05, 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 October 05, 2021

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, actionable information. As a result, the need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. In a recent survey, nearly half of DBTA subscribers indicated that real-time insights are critical to their data strategies. At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust, so balancing governance is essential nowadays, especially with ongoing regulatory requirements.

Posted October 05, 2021

Cloudian is now offering support for Red Hat OpenShift, providing enterprise-level persistent storage for modern, cloud-native applications on-premises. OpenShift customers will be able to deploy Cloudian's HyperStore object storage solution in their own data centers and take advantage of its fully native S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, military-grade security, and cloud-like agility, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2021

NVIDIA and VMware are collaborating to develop an AI-ready enterprise platform that brings the world's leading AI stack and optimized software to the infrastructure used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises worldwide.

Posted October 05, 2021

Fortanix Inc., the data-first multicloud security company, is partnering with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, making Data Security Manager SaaS (DSM SaaS) available to Snowflake customers. This gives users the ability to tokenize data inside and outside Snowflake.

Posted October 04, 2021

Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, is introducing a new feature set for CloudCasa, Catalogic's cloud native backup-as-a-service platform, enabling support for backup of Kubernetes persistent volumes including Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) persistent volumes, to cloud storage. It is offered in a new capacity-based subscription model.

Posted October 04, 2021

BMC has announced the acquisition of StreamWeaver, a software company that helps enterprises achieve their end-to-end observability, AI operations (AIOps), cloud migration, and cost reduction goals with extensive data integration capabilities.

Posted October 04, 2021

McNeely Technology Solutions, based in Dallas, Tex., has announced expansion of its database services, with the addition of support for Db2 LUW. Db2 LUW is part of the Db2 family of database products designed to run on many popular operating systems including Linux, IBM AIX, and most Windows systems. In response to a client request for support for Db2 LUW McNeely Tech piloted this service successfully and is now offering this added service to all customers.

Posted October 04, 2021

Zadara, a provider of edge cloud services, is partnering with Zenlayer, enabling the companies to offer managed storage solutions that businesses can deploy from on-premises data centers, private colocation facilities, or the cloud. The addition of Zadara's zStorage enables Zenlayer to provide backup and disaster recovery solutions on a global scale—even at the edge, closer to where data is generated and consumed.

Posted October 01, 2021

Cloudastructure, a cloud-native AI surveillance company, is adding a new enterprise-grade solution with robust administration and safety features as well as AI analytics to its suite of offerings to meet the growing needs of its larger customers. The new enterprise-grade offering will include different levels of administrative and user roles through its Permission System as well as a complete audit trail of user interaction with unlimited storage.

Posted October 01, 2021

Fugue, a cloud security SaaS company, is offering Fugue IaC, a unified platform for securing infrastructure as code (IaC) and cloud runtime environments using a single set of policies. Powered by a Unified Policy Engine, Fugue IaC saves cloud teams significant time and ensures consistent policy enforcement that eliminates the security gaps and wasted effort that come with using separate policies for IaC security and cloud security posture management (CSPM), according to the company.

Posted October 01, 2021

Pure Storage, which delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has unveiled a progression of the company vision of modernizing how customers work with data—by modernizing infrastructure, operations, and applications. "Since our founding, Pure has delivered simplicity and reliability at scale—what organizations need more than ever as they increasingly adopt cloud native architectures and modern applications like AI/ML and advanced analytics," said Charles Giancarlo, chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. "Our new software innovations further our goal of making infrastructure invisible to developers, using it as simple as calling an API, and delivering it as a service."

Posted September 30, 2021

TIBCO has announced a series of innovations to its Predict portfolio that reduce time to data-driven insights, fueling the pervasive use of analytics and data science capabilities. "Organizations require insights at everyone's fingertips, no matter where they are on their digital business journey," said Mark Palmer, senior vice president, engineering, TIBCO. "We designed all our latest enhancements to be immersive, smart, and real time, with an ongoing mission to help everyone leverage the limitless power of data, yielding insights at the speed of thought."

Posted September 30, 2021

StreamSets, a provider of data integration for modern analytics, has announced StreamSets DataOps Platform Summer ‘21. The Summer ‘21 release is an end-to-end data integration platform to build, run, monitor and manage smart data pipelines to deliver continuous data. Summer ‘21 lets any data engineer build and deploy streaming, batch or CDC pipelines to any platform via an easy-to-use cloud service.

Posted September 30, 2021

Alteryx and UiPath have expanded their strategic partnership and introduced new integrations with a connector as part of Alteryx's recent product release. Together, Alteryx analytic process automation (APA) and UiPath robotic process automation (RPA) eases the process of digital transformation by unlocking the value from enterprise data.

Posted September 30, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect. This recognizes Flexential for following best practices and having proven success delivering AWS services to end customers.

Posted September 30, 2021

Dynatrace and Microsoft have expanded their strategic collaboration. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will be available as native SaaS on Microsoft Azure. In addition, the Dynatrace platform will be available natively in the Microsoft Azure Portal, making Dynatrace set-up automatic while also streamlining procurement and simplifying the user experience.

Posted September 30, 2021

C3 AI and Google Cloud have announced a partnership to help organizations across multiple industries accelerate their application of AI solutions. "Combining the innovation, leadership, scale, and go-to-market expertise of Google Cloud with the substantial business value delivered from C3 AI applications, this partnership will dramatically accelerate the adoption of enterprise AI applications across all industry segments," said Thomas M. Siebel, C3.ai CEO. 

Posted September 30, 2021

A multi-cloud approach can provide a number of benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, optimizing cost performance, and increasing reliability by distributing resources in the event of an IT disaster. These advantages have many organizations racing to adopt multi-cloud as the solution to their infrastructure needs. However, an unsuccessful transition can cost businesses significant time, resources, and money. Moving to multi-cloud requires deep planning and knowledge of each ecosystem to ensure a smooth transition.

Posted September 30, 2021

Sisu, a Decision Intelligence Engine, announced it has raised $62 million in a Series C funding round, accelerating the company's continued growth and investment in closing the gap between data that is collected and data that is used in decision-making. The funding round was led by Green Bay Ventures and with participation from existing investors a16z and NEA and new investor Geodesic Capital. The new funding brings Sisu's total capital raised to more than $128 million.

Posted September 29, 2021

Rockset, the real-time analytics company, is adding enhancements to its cloud native, real-time analytics database that delivers best-in-class enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities. Additionally, with this launch Rockset is proud to announce it has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification, the most thorough and widely valued of the three SOC reports.

Posted September 29, 2021

ionir announced the approval of a U.S. patent for its system of synchronizing data containers and improving data mobility, underscoring ionir's efforts to help organizations achieve data agility and optimize their enterprise implementations of Kubernetes. 

Posted September 29, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-Founder Barr Moses identifies and shows viewers how to tally the labor costs, the compliance risks, and opportunity costs of data downtime during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted September 29, 2021

Vertica is releasing its new unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Vertica Accelerator, delivering high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning while running on AWS.  Vertica Accelerator runs on AWS public cloud infrastructure in a customer's own AWS account, providing the ability to preserve all negotiated pricing and committed spend while automating the setup and management of the Vertica environment.

Posted September 28, 2021

Hazelcast announced version 5.0 of the Hazelcast platform is now available for general release, merging IMDG and Jet solutions along with introducing a host of new features. In a blog post, Matko Medenjak, engineering manager at Hazelcast, reports that after the beta release of 5.0, Hazelcast has made an effort to make the product adhere to the stability and production-ready standards which are expected from any Hazelcast release.

Posted September 28, 2021

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle Exadata X9M platforms, the latest version of its systems for running Oracle Database. The new Exadata X9M offerings include Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M and Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M—a platform that runs Oracle Autonomous Database in customer data centers. "For X9M we adopted the latest CPUs, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver dramatically faster performance," said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle.

Posted September 28, 2021

Appsian Security, a provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has released a unified GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) platform designed to automate ERP access governance, identity governance, user provisioning/de-provisioning, and segregation of duties.

Posted September 28, 2021

MathWorks has announced introduced Release 2021b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. Release 2021b (R2021b) offers new and updated features and functions in MATLAB and Simulink, along with two new products and five major updates.

Posted September 28, 2021

The pandemic has shown clearly that the risk of doing nothing in digital is exceeding the risk of doing something. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to become the next digital rainmaker.

Posted September 27, 2021

Unlike their historical ancestors who carried out their acts during a violent war, these pirates of the information superhighway hone their skills so that they can attack remotely when war is imminent or whenever else they wish. They can use these cyberskills to disrupt key infrastructure such as a gas pipeline, a hospital, or other critical facets of an ever-narrowing and fragile supply chain. While they do not carry letters of marque, we know many are state-sponsored.

Posted September 27, 2021

The amount of data associated with networks is massive, especially when compared to the percentage of traffic that is actually malicious. There is just too much data to analyze in a single day, and this problem is compounded on a daily basis. Threat tactics are constantly changing, with events occurring at a higher frequency, which is forcing the network security industry to prepare for and react to any questionable situation. To make matters worse, cybersecurity specialists are in very high demand, and there is a limited pool of talent from which to draw.

Posted September 27, 2021

Today's data-driven organizations demand capabilities that adapt to the enterprise and open new paths of innovation to business users. Achieving leadership in today's economy requires identifying and preparing for the emerging technologies and methodologies that deliver transformation.

Posted September 27, 2021

Immuta, a leader in universal cloud data access control, announced its SaaS deployment option received Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 2 certification, further validating the company's solution as providing robust data security and privacy for its growing customer base.

Posted September 27, 2021

Panzura is offering Panzura Guarantee, a new complementary program to ensure peace-of-mind and ease across every stage of the customer journey and throughout the lifetime of a Panzura implementation. The program is designed to accelerate hybrid-cloud adoption so organizations can quickly and securely accrue the benefits of cloud-based data management using Panzura's technology.

Posted September 27, 2021

Matillion, a leading cloud data integration platform, announced it has secured $150 million in Series E funding, empowering the company to continue to grow its cloud analytics, AI, and machine learning for large global enterprises. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Posted September 23, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing, is adding new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

Posted September 23, 2021

From data ingestion to data modeling and governance, more and more organizations are looking towards automation to accelerate and improve data management and analytics processes. And at a time when data environments continue to expand in size and complexity while IT staff sizes remain relatively flat, it's easy to understand the appeal. Business leaders are hungry for fast, actionable insights. Manual tasks are error prone and time consuming. For many enterprises, the traditional approach to data management is no longer sustainable, particularly when it comes to enabling modern data analytics strategies.

Posted September 23, 2021

ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider, is releasing its Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS) solution to help privacy and compliance teams quickly identify, inventory, and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Data across all types of repositories, ActiveNav's Inventory product discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others.

Posted September 22, 2021

Paige Roberts, Vertica open source relations manager,  provided a contemporary definition of the data warehouse and its "deploy anywhere" orientation during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.      

Posted September 22, 2021

SAP is partnering with Amazon Business to enable employees to tap into hundreds of millions of items on Amazon Business directly from within SAP Ariba solutions. With this partnership and technology integration, Amazon Business becomes a source of supply for Spot Buy, a capability within SAP Ariba solutions for users to purchase items from trusted suppliers.

Posted September 22, 2021

SAP is acquiring the intellectual property of SwoopTalent, a provider of talent data intelligence, in an asset acquisition. The deal furthers SAP's vision of human experience management (HXM), which prioritizes individualized employee experiences and dynamic opportunities that boost engagement, improve organizational agility, and ultimately fuel business transformation.

Posted September 22, 2021

ReleaseOwl, a native DevOps platform for SAP applications built on-premise and cloud, is extending its capabilities into the infrastructure monitoring space with its ReleaseOwl Infrastructure Monitor for SAP Solutions. The Infrastructure Monitor platform is an SAP native monitoring solution (bundled along with the ReleaseOwl DevOps Platform) which SAP customers can use to monitor their HANA infrastructure of critical applications and business processes hosted on Azure or AWS.

Posted September 22, 2021

Cloudingo, by Symphonic Source, a provider of solutions that ensure data quality integrity between Salesforce and other applications, is partnering with Boomi, a provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Through this partnership, Cloudingo's intelligent data quality engine can be integrated with the Boomi AtomSphere Platform connectors to deliver seamless data quality between Salesforce and other applications including Oracle Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.

Posted September 22, 2021

Zumasys is offering a video training series on PICK MultiValue Dictionaries. The most recent virtual session features Pete Schellenbach, author of AccuTerm. Additionally, AccuTerm Enterprise is available for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) or environments with hundreds of users.

Posted September 22, 2021

Rocket, in partnership with Pick Cloud, is hosting virtual, hands-on, instructor-led Rocket MVIS workshops. "We created these free hands-on workshops for customers to allow them to get familiar with the product, RESTful services, and APIs," said Hernando Borda, MV senior product manager at Rocket. "People seem to be really excited."

Posted September 22, 2021

Full Sail Partners in Steamboat Springs, Colorado specializes in client-focused consulting, business strategy, data architecture, and software solutions for over 1,000 project-based companies in industries such as architecture, engineering, and environment, amongst others. In the testing phase of Informer 5.4, some Entrinsik clients were granted access to the Templates Preview feature. Full Sail Partners started using this new functionality to automate their previously manual form and template creation.

Posted September 22, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of the Enterprise MLOps platform, is making upgrades to its model monitoring capabilities, allowing companies to place greater trust in the models they deploy. This and other enhancements—including Domino Model Monitor (DMM) support for AWS, GCP, and Azure— are part of Domino 4.6.

Posted September 21, 2021

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