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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

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is introducing major data security features that enable organizations around the world to easily and accurately assess the impact of ransomware attacks and automate recovery operations. Rubrik's data security provides an important line of defense against these common threats and helps IT teams to answer the most pressing questions regarding their business data: What is the content of the data? What is happening to the data? Who is accessing important business information?

Posted May 18, 2021

Text IQ, an AI company helping organizations manage and mitigate risks in their data, is releasing Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden within enterprise data. Text IQ for Privacy automatically identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information from both structured and unstructured sources, enabling redaction and deduplication before presenting the findings for human review.

Posted May 18, 2021

Cockroach Labs is releasing CockroachDB 21.1, a substantial leap forward for the distributed SQL database that enables users to tie data to specific locations anywhere in the world within a single database—ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing latency, and improving fault-tolerance.

Posted May 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching Confluent for Kubernetes, a platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures. To make it easier and faster to harness the value of data in motion across an entire organization, Confluent drew on its expertise managing thousands of Apache Kafka clusters in Confluent Cloud to offer the same cloud-native experience for on-premises environments, according to the vendor.

Posted May 17, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring Beyond Security, a global leader in vulnerability assessment and management software, expanding HelpSystems' portfolio with cybersecurity capabilities. Beyond Security's cloud-based products enable hundreds of organizations to easily scan their growing, complex environments for network or application vulnerabilities.

Posted May 17, 2021

OtterTune is offering a private beta of the new OtterTune automatic database tuning service, providing users with a system backed by machine learning (ML) that automatically generates configuration settings to improve database performance and efficiency. The company also announced that it has received an initial seed funding round, led by Accel and others.  

Posted May 17, 2021

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, is providing full contact intelligence tools and solutions for direct marketers that link personal and professional data for a single contact.

Posted May 14, 2021

KX, a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics. The partnership combines the power of Databricks' Lakehouse Platform with KX's low latency streaming analytics, time-series, and edge compute capabilities to jointly address market demand for real-time actionable insights, driven by the explosion of sensors and the accelerated digital transformation of all industry sectors.

Posted May 14, 2021

Amplitude, the Digital Optimization System, is acquiring Iteratively, a leader in data planning and instrumentation. With the addition of Iteratively, Amplitude extends its leading data management offering, now empowering customers with a solution for preparing data for analytics and personalization that pairs with their existing built-in capabilities for resolving identities, integrating data sources, and governing quality and access.

Posted May 14, 2021

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), enabling users to easily build connectors to data sources. The connectors make it possible to move and consolidate data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT).

Posted May 13, 2021

OpenText is introducing OpenText Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service to help enterprise customers uncover hidden risks and threats before they have a financial, legal, or reputational impact. This new service is the latest addition to the OpenText Security portfolio.

Posted May 13, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, David Weinberger, author of Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility, reflected on how machine learning is changing our ideas not only about how knowledge is developed and deployed, but even about what knowledge is and who we humans as knowers are.

Posted May 13, 2021

The events of early 2020 resulted in cataclysmic changes that interrupted many companies' data analytics programs. The economic upheaval caused by the global pandemic will have a lasting impact for many companies.  For some, strategies like cloud migrations have been accelerated, while others have turned to self-service data analytics to save the day. In the final keynote of Data Summit Connect 2021, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, looked ahead to a post-pandemic future and what it will bring.

Posted May 13, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted May 12, 2021

Machine learning (ML) is today's big buzzword, but most organizations struggle with turning ML into business value. Everyone wants it, but very few can cost-effectively turn it into reality. Lynda Partner, a self-described "data addict" and SVP of analytics and offerings, Pythian explored how to accelerate getting to value with machine learning during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Machine Learning: Making It Real, Making It Profitable."

Posted May 12, 2021

While the relationship between an agile organization and its success in the marketplace is clear, the competitive marketplace is tougher than ever, with technology-savvy innovators entering industries and challenging existing enterprises. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Bartak, distinguished engineer, Rocket Software, discussed the core components to provide Db2 for z/OS DBaaS during his presentation, "Database as a Service Comes to the Enterprise."

Posted May 12, 2021

Data lakes are one of the fastest growing trends in managing big data across various industries. However, the rise of event streaming has created a new technology category for stream processing using frameworks like Apache Flink and Kafka Streams. Nishith Agarwal, engineering manager, Uber, and Sivabalan Narayanan, senior software engineer, Uber discussed "Apache Hudi: The Streaming Data Lake Platform" during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation.

Posted May 12, 2021

What exactly is MLOps, and why does it matter for the business? At Data Summit Connect 2021, Skander Hannachi, AI/ML specialist at Google Cloud, provided an overview of MLOps, how it is used, and why business stakeholders should care.

Posted May 12, 2021

As software infrastructure is stretched between on premise, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software in compliance is a significant challenge. Michael Corey, co-founder, COO, LicenseFortress and Don Sullivan, product line manager, business critical applications, VMware discussed current software license trends, the difference between Oracle policy and your contractual obligations, licensing Oracle on a virtualized environment, and licensing best practices, during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Database Licensing: Best Practices and Pitfalls."

Posted May 12, 2021

Grant Fritchey, DevOps advocate, Redgate Software, believes that DevOps is all about a cultural change to how you manage your IT resources. The biggest challenge when implementing DevOps is learning all the necessary tooling in support of automation. During his Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Automating AWS Database Deployments," he showed the tools and mechanisms needed to get databases deployed through AWS, with additional steps and tools within AWS to expand the complexity and functionality of the database deployment process.

Posted May 12, 2021

The second day of Data Summit Connect 2021 opened up with presentations by Seth Earley, Founder and CEO, Earley Information Science and author, "The AI-Powered Enterprise," and Kevin Kline, Head Geek, SolarWinds, who discussed the importance of data and how to governance can help organizations drive decisions with data.

Posted May 12, 2021

Graph-powered machine learning and analytics are enabling unprecedented benefits, Victor Lee, head of product strategy and developer relations at TigerGraph, who cited Gartner's statement that "Graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions after the design of data capture." At Data Summit Connect 2021, Lee drilled down on what graph technology can offer organizations and why they should be using them now.

Posted May 11, 2021

Many research reports on data usage echo the same message: Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics, explored why customers and employees are not engaging with data products and services and suggested that this is because, often, they weren't designed around user needs, wants, and behavior.

Posted May 11, 2021

Modern data platforms are built to serve a variety of purposes, from securing sensitive corporate data assets to answering the questions of technically unsophisticated users. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Emma McGrattan, SVP, Actian, outlined the key traits of a winning modern data architecture.

Posted May 11, 2021

The data management world is not standing still; it is constantly evolving as new technologies and new requirements emerge. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Inessa Gerber, director of product management, Denodo, and Ruben Ugarte, data strategist, Practico Analytics discussed data virtualization, the logical data fabric, and how they both mix during their presentation, "Modernizing Data Management with Logical Data Fabric".

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Joe W. Perez, senior systems analyst, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, kicked off the keynote session with a presentation on the value of making data available to users in forms that make it understandable and actionable, while Chuck Frisbie, field CTO, Sisense, delivered a keynote on data and analytics strategies.

Posted May 11, 2021

Fully automatic removal of private information to enable data sharing and aggregation, while protecting users' privacy is essential in today's privacy-conscious world. To be effective, AI training requires access to large datasets. Thus, one of the biggest challenges is the seemingly unavoidable trade-off between user privacy and the ability to share and aggregate data. At Data Summit Connect 2021 Julia Komissarchik, CEO and founder, Glendor, discussed how it is possible to do both fully automatically during her presentation, "Ensuring Data Privacy."

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Nelson, managing director, search and analytics group, Accenture, asked whether (and how) neural networks have become smarter than humans are during his presentation, "How Neural Networks Became Smarter."

Posted May 11, 2021

Today, most data and analytic leaders recognize that DataOps provides the foundation for analytics excellence. From his perspective leading DataOps transformations at enterprise organizations, Chris Bergh, DataKitchen's head chef and CEO, shared steps for success in an enterprise DataOps journey at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted May 11, 2021

The modern data warehouse needs to support advanced analytics on multiple types of data from semi-structured to streaming. Driving BI dashboards is still at the heart of a data warehouse, but even those now demand data be current. Old-school batch ETL won't cut it. Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, explained why and how our old definitions no longer apply, along with what changed and what drove those changes during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Your Definition of a Data Warehouse Is Probably Wrong."

Posted May 11, 2021

Migrating a large-scale Hadoop cluster to the cloud is challenging, especially when the cluster is very active and downtime during the migration is not an option. Tony Velcich, senior director, product marketing, WANdisco, and Ken Seier, chief architect, data and AI, Insight discussed the challenges involved in such a migration during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Considerations for Large Scale Hadoop Data Migration to the Cloud."

Posted May 11, 2021

To maximize the value of their data, organizations are building large data teams with both supply-side functions that provide analytics-ready data from across the enterprise, and demand-side teams that analyze, transform, model, and commercialize data.

Posted May 11, 2021

PingCAP announced its fully managed Database as a Service, TiDB Cloud, is now available through Public Preview.TiDB is a MySQL compatible, open source, scalable, distributed SQL database that can handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads. With TiDB Cloud, customers can now easily use TiDB on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to quickly build modern, mission critical applications, according to the vendor.

Posted May 11, 2021

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), is introducing a host of new features and functionality in Altair One, a fully integrated platform that brings together the company's entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Altair One offers the ability to provision turnkey, scalable appliance clusters across all major cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud Platform, in just a few mouse clicks.

Posted May 10, 2021

When it comes to building a data strategy, plans are useless but planning in invaluable, said data management authority and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Peter Aiken. Aiken held a workshop titled, "Building a Data Strategy" during Data Summit Connect 2021. It should be concise, actionable, and understandable by business and IT, he said.

Posted May 10, 2021

Cloud adoption in the enterprise continues to accelerate as more and more businesses seek opportunities to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve agility. Right now, close to three quarters of DBTA subscribers are planning digital transformation projects focused on cloud solutions.

Posted May 07, 2021

IBM recently announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. IBM says the new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing growing demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency.

Posted May 07, 2021

Rivery is launching Rivery Kits, a new solution for all Rivery users to access readily available data models. Kits are pre-built data models to help data teams immediately create the right data pipelines to tackle common challenges and scenarios.

Posted May 07, 2021

dotData, a pioneer in AI automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing dotData Py Lite, a new containerized AI automation solution to enable data scientists to execute quick POCs and deploy dotData on their desktop.

Posted May 07, 2021

Secret Double Octopus, a provider of enterprise passwordless authentication, is partnering with FEITIAN Technologies, the acclaimed manufacturer of hardware authentication tokens and security keys, offering an easy touch-and-go authentication solution for the entire workforce, and a clear path to becoming a fully passwordless enterprise.

Posted May 06, 2021

Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions, is acquiring Cyberinc, bringing customers intelligent remote browser isolation (RBI) technology that gives administrators granular control that enables them to minimize risk without impeding user productivity. 

Posted May 06, 2021

In 2020, very few open source software projects remained truly "open" without a single company acting essentially as an owner. PostgreSQL and Debian are probably the last relics of the idealistic era of the 1980s and 1990s. Let's look at how and why the OSS market and the ownership of open source software projects have changed over time, and take a glimpse into what the future will bring as open source projects continue to mature and as adoption continues to rise.

Posted May 06, 2021

Aerospike has introduced a strategy that leverages the scale and performance of its real-time data platform to enhance and streamline query capabilities on massive datasets. "AI and ML applications have an insatiable appetite for data, but traditional databases can struggle to process and combine both streaming and system of record data and to deliver the predictable performance needed for the best decisions," said Srini Srinivasan, chief product officer and founder, Aerospike.

Posted May 05, 2021

Syniti, a provider of software for enterprise data management, and Data Migration Resources (DMR), a provider of high-quality data to leading organizations, have come together to address enterprises' rapidly growing need for holistic and strategic enterprise data management. With globally-trusted technology and expertise from thousands of successful go-lives, the organization provides unique solutions that rapidly translate data into valuable insights, helping enterprises grow faster, reduce risk and increase their competitive edge. It will operate under the Syniti name with Bridge Growth Partners, LLC as the majority shareholder.

Posted May 05, 2021

The full potential for companies that digitally transform is predicted to be $100 trillion by 2025. This astonishing value would be reached through the combination of digital technologies—mobile, cloud, AI, sensors, and analytics, among others. These are accelerating progress exponentially, said the World Economic Forum, but this growth can be realized only if there is collaboration between business, policymakers, and non-governmental organizations.

Posted May 05, 2021

Oracle has announced that trusted GoldenGate technology is now available as an automated, fully-managed cloud service that customers can use to help ensure that their valuable data is always available anywhere they need it and analyzable in real time. The new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) GoldenGate service provides customers with a real-time data fabric platform to design, execute, orchestrate, and monitor their data replication and streaming data events.

Posted May 05, 2021

StorageOS, a leader in cloud native storage management, is releasing Version 2.4 of its persistent container storage platform, delivering a range of powerful enhancements. Key features of StorageOS V2.4 include the provision of Encryption at Rest, a capability designed for organizations that are dependent on encrypted data as a requirement for Kubernetes workloads using persistent storage.

Posted May 04, 2021

Observable, the collaborative data visualization company, is launching the beta version of Observable Plot, an open-source JavaScript library that enables developers to create visual representations for exploring and interpreting data.  

Posted May 04, 2021

New Relic, the observability company, is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board as a platinum member, supporting CNCF's mission of making cloud-native computing ubiquitous by providing governance, thought leadership, and engineering resources.

Posted May 04, 2021

ReleaseHub, maker of Environments-as-a-Service, is receiving a seed round of $2.7 million to continue growing its platform. The investing round was led by Sequoia, with participation from Y Combinator, Rogue VC, Liquid Capital, and other angel investors. ReleaseHub is also announcing general availability of its Environments-as-a-Service platform, which allows organizations to quickly and easily deploy, manage, and reproduce production-replica environments.

Posted May 03, 2021

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