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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

Oracle and NVIDIA have announced that Oracle is the first public cloud provider to support the NVIDIA HGX-2 platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, helping to meet the needs of the next generation of analytics, machine learning and  artificial intelligence (AI). The companies are also announcing the general availability of support for GPU-accelerated deep learning and high performance computing (HPC) containers from the (NGC) container registry on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted October 17, 2018

Monax Industries, a provider of open-source blockchain technology, is releasing a business process engine written entirely in the Solidity smart contract language. The company is also unveiling a high-level API that allows users to input standardized Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) files and translate them into suitable instructions that can be operated by the full-featured and extensively-tested smart contract-based engine.

Posted October 16, 2018

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is collaborating with Red Hat to make Redis Enterprise available as a hosted and fully-managed database service on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, with built-in support for Kubernetes Operators.

Posted October 16, 2018

Dataguise, a provider of data privacy protection and compliance, is introducing a GDPR solution suite for DgSecure, featuring support for important DBMS applications, new privacy data count reporting, and dashboard upgrades for global GDPR oversight.

Posted October 16, 2018

Juniper Networks, a provider of automated, scalable, and secure networks, is releasing a variety of new solutions to accelerate the industry's adoption of automation practices. Juniper is unveiling a collaborative community that includes tools, labs, libraries and an exchange of innovative applications to accelerate automation adoption for companies and individuals.

Posted October 12, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is closing $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital to help Snowflake execute new and existing strategies. The remainder of Snowflake's existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures.

Posted October 12, 2018

NuoDB, the distributed SQL database company, is improving its database with new container-native features. The release of NuoDB v3.3 adds the availability for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a Kubernetes and containers application platform. Customers will now gain the flexibility to deploy a distributed SQL database into their preferred architecture.  NuoDB is now available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform where it can be actively provisioned, managed, and controlled.

Posted October 11, 2018

DBmaestro, a DevOps for database solution provider, is releasing DBmaestro DevOps Platform 7.5, enabling CI/CD and release automation for PostgreSQL. DBmaestro's DevOps Platform 7.5 includes database release automation solutions to streamline database changes.

Posted October 11, 2018

As we enter a world of machine learning and data science, are there any gotchas or negatives? It sounds as if it is all sunshine and rainbows, but, as the title to this post alludes, there are.

Posted October 10, 2018

Data lakes have helped organizations deal with the massive amounts of data generated daily. They are intended to serve as a central repository for raw data, a treasure trove for data scientists to analyze and gain actionable insight. They also serve as the foundation for many "self-service" analytics initiatives. While getting data into a lake is simple, getting insight and value from all of that data, however, has proven to be challenging for many organizations. A recent Forrester report found that 60%-73% of all enterprise data goes unused for analytics. This statistic exposes some of the harsh realities of data lakes.

Posted October 10, 2018

To stay competitive in today's digitally driven market, the modern enterprise must keep pace with end users' expectations. Customers and employees alike want access to information anytime, anywhere, giving them the flexibility to work, shop, bank, and live on their own terms. While most forward-looking organizations are making strides to deliver this remote access—largely by moving to a hybrid IT model—many are still limited by the state of their back-end infrastructures.

Posted October 10, 2018

Kore recently attended the Eclipse Users Group (UFO) Encounter 2018 where the company showcased its new Eclipse REST APIs and the enhancements offered in the latest releases of Kourier Integrator and KommerceServer eCommerce Suite. The event took place on September 9 -11 in Atlanta, GA. The Eclipse Users Group (UFO) User Friendly Organization is an independent business organization founded to create a strategic alliance with Epicor Eclipse management, developers, and support staff to help direct and enhance the software package to our mutual benefit and satisfaction.

Posted October 10, 2018

Anaconda is enriching its flagship platform with a number of enhancements in Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), GPU resource management, source code control, and numerous bug fixes. One of the biggest new benefits is the addition of Apache Zeppelin notebooks, popular with data engineers and those running database queries on Spark/Hive and JDBC data sources.

Posted October 10, 2018

Looker's is updating its signature platform, designing the latest iteration to be a unified and extensible platform for data that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business. Looker 6 is designed to flex and scale as needs for information change and expand.

Posted October 10, 2018

Commvault, provider of backup, recovery, cloud, and data management, is making a variety of improvements to its existing portfolio and adding new solutions to its suite of cloud-ready appliances.

Posted October 10, 2018

MarkLogic Corporation, a transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, is launching MarkLogic Data Hub Service, providing a fast and cost-effective way for enterprises to integrate, store, harmonize, analyze, and secure mission-critical data in the cloud.

Posted October 09, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), a powerful database and query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning tool built for many of today's popular databases.

Posted October 08, 2018

Chef, a provider of continuous automation, is releasing several new offerings to help customers migrate legacy applications to and manage configuration and compliance in their Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Posted October 08, 2018

Lenovo is releasing a hyperconverged system certified by SAP for SAP HANA HCI. The certification uses Nutanix AHV, the first hypervisor certified for production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

Posted October 08, 2018

DataRobot, a provider of automated machine learning, is partnering with UiPath, an Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, to train and infer machine learning models from DataRobot into UiPath processes to augment decision-making.

Posted October 08, 2018

Splunk is releasing its first Internet of Things solution, titled Splunk for Industrial IoT, aiming to provide a simple view of complex industrial data. Splunk Industrial IoT combines the power of Splunk Enterprise, the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, and Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence (IAI).

Posted October 05, 2018

Reltio, a provider of master data management and Customer 360 solutions, is extending support for both Salesforce Customer 360 and the Open Data Initiative by Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP. The Open Data Initiative creates a single data model for consumer data that is portable between platforms. Salesforce's Customer 360 helps companies identify their customers and their past interactions across a business' Salesforce Clouds.

Posted October 05, 2018

Sumo Logic, a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform provider, is launching new Sumo Logic applications for Microsoft Azure services, as well as new native integrations with Azure Monitor and Blob Storage. These latest upgrades will provide customers with deep visibility, improved troubleshooting, and enhanced security and compliance across their modern applications and cloud infrastructure, according to the company.

Posted October 04, 2018

SentryOne is releasing SentryOne Cloud Sync v18.4 (formerly SentryOne Cloud), adding enhanced functionality and user experience features to the company's cloud-based monitoring solution. Improvements include a new responsive user interface, the ability to toggle between views of database servers, and a new Top SQL view of high-impact queries that shows key performance information, including completed queries, statements, and query execution history.

Posted October 04, 2018

Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. are merging to create the world's leading next generation data platform provider, spanning multi-cloud, on-premises and the edge. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and aims to establish the industry standard for hybrid cloud data management, accelerating customer adoption, community development, and partner engagement.

Posted October 04, 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Oracle OpenWorld, with as much change in the event format as there is in the technology. The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will be well represented in the Content Catalog, as over 20 members are scheduled to present on the hot topics for data professionals.

Posted October 03, 2018

As the industry embraces artificial intelligence and marches toward autonomous systems, some enterprises will still need to rely on traditional databases that must be managed, tuned, and secured to ensure the best performance. And while not all organizations will be able to make the autonomous transition quickly due to internal processes, there are a few tricks to optimize your old database with terabytes of data at speeds needed for everything from e-commerce to IoT and music streaming services on a global scale.

Posted October 03, 2018

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics software native to Apache Hadoop and the cloud, has raised $15 million in a Series B funding to support strategies and product innovation. This round was led by Pelion Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund, and Blumberg Capital. The round brings total equity raised to $27 million and reflects the sustained five-fold organizational growth and strong customer momentum the company has achieved.

Posted October 03, 2018

Oracle is releasing the Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database, the newest addition to the Oracle Autonomous Database portfolio, designed for workloads needing fast and predictable responses to simple operations. The self-driving database service enables developers to easily deploy massive-scale applications, including UI personalization, shopping carts, online fraud detection, gaming, and advertising.

Posted October 03, 2018

Naveego, an emerging provider of cloud-based Data Quality and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, is introducing its Complete Data Accuracy Platform 2018.2.0, empowering organizations to proactively transform data into viable, actionable information assets.

Posted October 02, 2018

Splunk Inc., is unveiling an updated product vision that will enable Splunk customers to drive the next wave of business evolution with data through a series of innovations in machine learning, performance and scale, with new versions of Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

Posted October 02, 2018

Volumes of data surround us. The internet, advertising, social media, connected cars and smart homes have driven an exponential increase in information, primarily unstructured data. But, this data is useless unless we can also comprehend, analyze and make operational, tactical and strategic (yet democratized) decisions based on the information. This realization has pushed organizations to rethink business strategies and outcomes as related to big data and digital transformation. It's also prompted an investment in technologies that enable data mining, as well as prescriptive, descriptive and predictive analytical solutions.

Posted September 27, 2018

Trifacta, a provider of data preparation solutions, is partnering with Sumo Logic, a cloud-native machine data analytics platform, to form a joint integration that drives improved business intelligence.

Posted September 27, 2018

StreamSets, provider a DataOps platform for modern data integration, is upgrading its platform with innovations that help companies efficiently build and continuously operate dataflows. New capabilities include data drift handling for cloud data stores for improved pipeline resiliency, continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) automation that brings DevOps-style agility to dataflow pipelines, and the ability to centrally manage in-stream data protection policies for security and compliance.

Posted September 27, 2018

Lockpath, a provider of integrated risk management solutions, unveiled a new risk management platform for configuration assessment and asset discovery. The product, Blacklight, allows customers to identify and assess configuration anomalies while maintaining a complete and accurate asset inventory.

Posted September 26, 2018

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is releasing its signature platform, Snowflake, on Microsoft Azure. Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organizations to have flexibility in choosing cloud options, prompted Snowflake to offer its solution as an Azure-based cloud computing option.

Posted September 26, 2018

Instana, provider of a monitoring solution to automate application performance monitoring (APM), has raised $30 million in Series C investment led by Meritech Capital with participation from existing investor Accel. The new investment brings the company's total funding to $57 million.

Posted September 26, 2018

Thanks to the dramatic uptick in GPU capabilities, gone are the days when data scientists created and ran models in a one-off manual process. This is good news because the one-off model was typically not optimized to get the best results. The bad news is that with an increase in the total number of models created—including iterations over time—the amount of data used as inputs and generated by the models quickly spirals out of control. The additional bad news is that there are a variety of complexities associated with model, data, job, and workflow management.

Posted September 26, 2018

Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP are introducing the Open Data Initiative (ODI), empowering companies to derive more value from their data and deliver world-class customer experiences in real-time. The core focus of the Open Data Initiative is to eliminate data silos and enable a single view of the customer, helping companies to better govern their data and support privacy and security initiatives.

Posted September 26, 2018

Arago has developed a solution to connect HIRO to SAP environments of any size and complexity. In April 2018, Arago, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation, entered the world of specialized solutions by creating Arago da Vinci as a subsidiary company focusing exclusively on SAP automation.

Posted September 26, 2018

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is expanding its Attunity Data Integration platform to include comprehensive support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including Google Cloud Storage and Google Dataproc. The expanded solution supports data movement from major enterprise databases and mainframes, as well as applications such as SAP, to accelerate cloud data lake adoption as well as analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives.

Posted September 26, 2018

This past summer, I had the opportunity to stay in a wide variety of hospitality establishments for both personal and professional travel, which, for me, has generated another fun way to look at data governance that I am excited to share. Because, let's face it, without good analogies, data governance on its own can be, well, kind of dry. Welcome to the Hotel Data Governance. Such a lovely place. (The tune is already in your head isn't it? You're welcome.)

Posted September 26, 2018

Many organizations nowadays are struggling with finding the appropriate data stores for their data, making it important to understand the differences and similarities between data warehouses, data marts, ODSs, and data lakes. All these data structures clearly serve different purposes and user profiles, and it is necessary to be aware of their differences in order to make the right investment decisions.

Posted September 26, 2018

SAP is boosting SAP Analytics Cloud with new machine learning features to uncover correlations in an organization's data and help users make faster and more confident decisions. The announcement was made at the Strata Data Conference held September 12-14 in New York City.

Posted September 26, 2018

Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing, will be able to integrate its AHV hypervisor and Enterprise Cloud OS platform hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution into SAP HANA deployments. Nutanix has proven the performance and scalability required for successful SAP HANA enterprise deployments, along with simple Day-2 operations of SAP environments. This includes the ability to deliver superior throughput rates with minimal latency, as well as ensure high availability during periods of heavy database usage.

Posted September 26, 2018

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