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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

CelerData, the enterprise improving business growth with a real-time analytics engine and AWS partner, is unveiling AWS Quick Start availability for StarRocks Project.

Posted October 10, 2022

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company, announced it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) after unveiling a new integration with Microsoft Sentinel, providing Data Risk Insights that give security operations teams a better view from the inside out to accelerate security investigations for rapid recovery in the event of a cyber attack.

Posted October 10, 2022

Provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, SolarWinds, is launching the SolarWinds Transform Partner Program to empower their global channel partners to accelerate digital transformation for their respective customers via AI-powered SolarWinds observability solutions.

Posted October 07, 2022

Hammerspace, the provider of the Global Data Environment for on-premises data centers and public cloud infrastructures, is debuting their latest ameliorations to the Hammerspace Global Environment, enriching data value and collaboration with the Hammerspace Metadata Plugin, User Initiated File Protection, Automated File Reservation, and Global Audit functionality, each integrated with the Hammerspace Metadata Control Plane.

Posted October 07, 2022

AtScale, a provider of semantic layer solutions for modern business intelligence and data science teams, is expanding its product capabilities for organizations working to accelerate the deployment and adoption of enterprise artificial intelligence (AI). These new capabilities leverage AtScale's position within the data stack with support for common cloud data warehouse and lakehouse platforms including Google BigQuery, Microsoft Azure Synapse, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, and Databricks.  

Posted October 07, 2022

Data, data, data—there's more of it every day, at greater complexity than ever before. While having the tools to manage and utilize that data is necessary, ensuring you are leveraging the maximum value from those systems and tools is critical.

Posted October 07, 2022

Software audits—in which vendors probe enterprise customer imple­mentations for overuse of licenses or unauthorized installations—are becoming a big business—and an emerging source of revenues. Whether on-premises or accessing services through the cloud, many companies report having been the subject of software audits, often resulting in tens of thousands of dollars of assessments.

Posted October 06, 2022

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to leverage ana­lytics focused on a specific topic, look no further. During his BLUEPRINT 4D session, Patrick Wheeler, product management, Oracle Database, showed how to build a cloud data mart in just 20 minutes. So, what is a data mart? A data mart is a sim­ple form of data warehouse focused on a single subject or line of business. With a data mart, teams can access data and gain insights faster because they don't have to spend time searching within a more complex data warehouse or manually aggregat­ing data from different sources.

Posted October 06, 2022

Is it getting easier or more difficult to lock down data in today's digital enterprises? Industry leaders have mixed opinions on the state of that challenge. Cloud vendors promise industrial-grade security for backend applica­tions and data, while at the same time the move to cloud increases complexity.

Posted October 06, 2022

In a Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration (CD/CI) world, most commentary dances around refer­ences to database changes as being a bottleneck, hard, awkward, or even painful. The reasoning supporting this perspective of suffering seems to arise from a desire for all changes to be fairly isolated matters. After all, a new function within an API, driving a new behavior on a screen, can just slip in, start executing, and life continues.

Posted October 06, 2022

Things break and the DBA must be prepared for situations where a failure impacts the availability, integrity, or usability of a database. Reacting to failures and service disruptions is a key component of the DBA's job. This means ensuring that appropriate backups are taken for all your critical database objects. Assuming backups exist, when an inevitable database recovery is required, the next decision is how to get the data you need back as quickly as possible. But there are several different types and methods of performing recovery.

Posted October 06, 2022

PostgreSQL arguably has been somewhat overlooked by database commentators. PostgreSQL doesn't have the mas­sive marketing machine of Oracle or Microsoft, and it lacks the "new kid on the block" appeal of MongoDB or CockroachDB. However, PostgreSQL continues to increase in importance in terms of deployments and mindshare. This year, PostgreSQL overtook MongoDB as the "most loved" and "most wanted" database platform. Developer enthusiasm is probably the strongest leading indicator of future deployments since developers, more than anyone else, get to decide what tech­nologies are used in an application.

Posted October 06, 2022

As one of the fundamental building blocks of the metaverse, IoT digital twins have moved beyond the realms of simulation to facilitate an understanding of real-world problems. Take the European Union's "Destination Earth" initiative. This is drawing on a host of environmental, socioeconomic, and satellite data to develop digital "twins" of the planet in an effort to combat climate change, but the benefits do not stop there, particularly in the B2B world. For risk-averse companies in asset-intensive industries, digital twin technology is set to bring unparalleled value to mission-critical maintenance tasks and enable the delivery of more immersive product experiences to the end customer.

Posted October 06, 2022

British mathematician Clive Humby famously said in 2006 that "Data is the new oil." In the 16 years since, companies of all sizes have drilled for and stored more and more data about their customers and business operations to drive performance and growth to reach their goals. In conjunction with the increased use of the consumer internet, data creation has exploded in recent years—considering the majority of the world's data collected over the course of human history has occurred in just the last two years alone. As a result, entire businesses and industries have been built solely on having access to unique and useful data.

Posted October 06, 2022

DiffusionData, previously known as Push Technology, is announcing its brand realignment to solidify its position as a provider of real-time data streaming, messaging solutions, and digital transformation solutions.

Posted October 06, 2022

Confluent, Inc., the data streaming pioneer, announced a series of enhancements to its portfolio, introducing the Stream Designer, a visual interface that enables developers to build and deploy streaming data pipelines in minutes. This point-and-click visual builder is a major advancement toward democratizing data streams so they are accessible to developers beyond specialized Apache Kafka experts, according to the vendor.

Posted October 06, 2022

We all know that monitoring data and insights are key to successful enterprise growth—but how can it be made actionable by operations teams?

Posted October 06, 2022

Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, is releasing Domino 5.3, introducing updates that improve the time-to-value and impact of data science. The latest platform version introduces a private preview of its Domino Nexus hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities, plus an expanded suite of connectors to simplify and democratize access to critical data sources, and new GPU inference capabilities that make it easier to productionize high value data science projects, including deep learning.

Posted October 06, 2022

ClickHouse, Inc. is releasing ClickHouse Cloud, a cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises by decoupling storage and compute to scale automatically. The introduction of ClickHouse Cloud, built by the creators of the much-loved open source project, brings enterprise-grade data analytics and lightning-fast insights to the masses, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2022

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is making enhancements to NetVault Plus—a cloud-ready enterprise data protection solution that enables protection and recovery of all systems, applications, and data across a complex IT environment.

Posted October 05, 2022

As technology has rapidly expanded and evolved to its present-day iteration, its own unique challenges have surfaced as well; issues like data ethics and data privacy have cultivated the modern technological landscape, as assaults to those ideals have become wildly relevant to the everyday tech user's digital identity.

Posted October 05, 2022

OwlGaze is introducing Blacklight, a new artificial intelligence (AI) powered software that can detect cybersecurity threats and predict attacks before they happen. Blacklight's next-generation predictive AI threat detection offers British businesses and organizations a robust solution for real-time security detection and monitoring, ushering in a new cybersecurity paradigm.

Posted October 05, 2022

Oracle announced that the Exelon Corporation, the nation's largest transmission and distribution utility company, is moving its cloud-first vision forward with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). By moving several of its Oracle utility applications to OCI, Exelon will be able to further meet its sustainability goals by consolidating data centers, reducing costs, and continuing to deliver on its strong record of customer satisfaction, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2022

Oracle NetSuite is releasing a series of new product innovations to help organizations run more efficiently and increase the bottom line. The latest NetSuite innovations include an AP (accounts payable) automation solution that can increase the accuracy and speed of processing bills and making payments, a new CPQ (configure, price, quote) solution that is designed to accelerate and simplify the sales process, a new workforce management solution that can streamline scheduling, time tracking and wage calculations, and a new shipping solution that helps bring added efficiency to warehouse operations.

Posted October 05, 2022

Oracle announced the release of Java 19, the latest version of the leading programming language and development platform. Java 19 (Oracle JDK 19) delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including enhancements to the platform that will help developers improve productivity and drive business-wide innovation, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2022

Kubernetes (K8s) gives us an elegant approach to scaling stateless workloads. By itself, scaling stateless workloads will run into bottlenecks if the underlying database doesn't have a corresponding approach to scaling its workload. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed service, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 mirrors K8s by providing a similarly fluid ability to scale the database workload. This article describes how you can bridge these two worlds to get the best of each world by managing Amazon Aurora as an external AWS managed resource directly from K8s.

Posted October 04, 2022

Every organization, from the smallest nonprofit entities to the trillion-dollar behemoths dominating the historic landscape south of San Francisco, recognizes that tomorrow is not guar­anteed. In the early days of this decade, the world's governments put the world economy into existential peril as they attempted to "lock down" public interaction, resulting in the world's econo­mies shutting down. Even when the most destructive restrictions were loosened, there was a considerable amount of less onerous restrictions which lingered on for many months.

Posted October 04, 2022

Dell is offering new cybersecurity services that allow organizations to assess their Zero Trust and cyber resilience maturity, endpoint security solutions to support hybrid work, and ransomware protection for object storage data. Zero Trust is a cybersecurity model that shifts how organizations approach security from reliance solely on perimeter defenses to a proactive strategy that allows only known good activity across ecosystems and data pipelines.

Posted October 04, 2022

IBM announced it will add Red Hat storage product roadmaps and Red Hat associate teams to the IBM Storage business unit, bringing consistent application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud. With the move, IBM will integrate the storage technologies from Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) as the foundation for IBM Spectrum Fusion. This combines IBM and Red Hat's container storage technologies for data services and helps accelerate IBM's capabilities in the burgeoning Kubernetes platform market.

Posted October 04, 2022

Solace, supplier of event-driven architecture (EDA) solutions for real-time enterprises, is announcing version 2.0 of PubSub+ Event Portal; a product geared towards alleviating pressure for architects and developers in regards to the design, lifecycle management, and governance of event streams and event-driven applications.

Posted October 04, 2022

The Open Mainframe Project announced the availability of a z15 Mainframe system dedicated for training next generation talent and the development of new open software. Donated by Broadcom Mainframe Software Division, the z15 will be available for use by all Open Mainframe Projects and the open source community at large beginning in 2023. Broadcom's donation provides a critical, new resource to foster greater collaboration and the development of new tool sets across the mainframe community, according to the group.

Posted October 03, 2022

IBM plans to acquire Dialexa, a leading U.S. digital product engineering services firm, to help companies drive innovation and achieve their digital growth agendas. The acquisition is expected to deepen IBM's product engineering expertise and provide end-to-end digital transformation services for clients.

Posted October 03, 2022

IBM announced it's extending the data-resilience capabilities of existing IBM data protection products and introducing new workload-specific solutions for SAP HANA and Salesforce. The IBM Safeguarded Copy capability, which currently enables IBM FlashSystem and IBM DS8000 clients to create cyber-resilient immutable snapshots, is now available to clients running IBM's Spectrum Scale high-performance global data platform, bringing logical air-gapping to unstructured data sets. This solution provides organizations with a consistent approach to safeguarding data, regardless of where it's located or how it scales up or out, according to IBM.

Posted October 03, 2022

During the National HBCU Week Conference convened by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, IBM announced its collaboration with 20 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to help them establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers.

Posted October 03, 2022

The information imbalance between purveyors of AI-enabled systems and their oft unwitting subjects is profound. So much so that leading AI researchers point to this chasm as a critical ethics issue in and of itself. This is due largely to the fact that public perceptions or, more accurately, misperceptions can enable (however unintentionally) the deployment of insidiously invasive or unsound AI applications.

Posted September 29, 2022

DataRobot is releasing DataRobot Dedicated Managed AI Cloud, a dedicated hosted version of AI Cloud managed by DataRobot experts. Dedicated Managed AI Cloud provides the latest DataRobot capabilities to support critical AI and machine learning projects with the advantage of public cloud services, reducing cost and time-to-value in deploying, upgrading, and managing the AI infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Posted September 29, 2022

ClearML, a frictionless, unified, end-to-end MLOps platform, is releasing ClearML for Enterprise, empowering MLOps teams to execute, manage, monitor, audit, and analyze the entire MLOps process from a single fully integrated platform—all with just two lines of code.

Posted September 29, 2022

The open-source data platform purpose-built for time-series data, TDengine, is announcing its launch of TDengine Cloud for enterprises seeking to initialize, scale, and operate the TDengine time-series data platform with ease in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Posted September 29, 2022

Wanclouds, a multi-cloud SaaS and managed service provider, is adding Cost Optimization as a service (COaaS) to its solution offering, allowing current and prospective customers optimize cloud spending as costs rise. To meet this demand, Wanclouds is spinning its existing cost management tools into an entirely new service offering alongside its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Migration as a Service (MaaS).

Posted September 29, 2022

Provider of enterprise MLOps platform for data science, Domino Data Lab, is announcing its latest solutions in conjunction with NVIDIA ecosystem partners, emphasizing their hybrid MLOps efforts. Domino introduces a joint solution with NVIDIA and NetApp for AI/ML workload management across environments, as well as a NVIDIA-validated, MLOps and on-premises GPU reference architecture built by Domino and NVIDIA to the Domino Data Labs landscape.

Posted September 29, 2022

Open source cloud data platform company, Aiven, is unveiling its beta launch of Aiven for ClickHouse, initially debuted at Uptime—the company's first annual developer conference. The beta iteration of Aiven for ClickHouse introduces the enterprise to the cloud data warehousing market, allowing for accelerated open source columnar database access for Aiven customers. Users seeking to employ high-performance analytics for critical business insights will have Aiven ClickHouse's fully managed cloud data warehouse in their Aiven toolbelt.

Posted September 29, 2022

Alation Inc., a provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions, is launching the Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake, offering departments and organizations of all sizes to start cataloging data on Snowflake's platform. The new offering, launched in partnership with Snowflake, makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organizations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data objects, and support use cases like cloud data migration for less than $100k, according to the vendors.

Posted September 29, 2022

Is the mainframe still necessary? Well, let's put it this way: If all the world's mainframes shut down, we'd be facing a zombie apocalypse. That's a bit hyperbolic but the underlying point stands: Without mainframes, banks couldn't process financial transactions at ATMs or online, retailers' ecommerce platforms would go dark, and healthcare systems would be unable to access patient records or other vital information. Mainframes are still a vital part of the modern enterprise. If they no longer existed, businesses would lose access to years of records and entire computing systems would crash.

Posted September 28, 2022

CloudBees, a leading software delivery platform for enterprises, is acquiring ReleaseIQ to expand the company's DevSecOps capabilities, empowering customers with a low-code, end-to-end release orchestration and visibility solution. According to CloudBees, the new SaaS-based offering enables DevOps organizations to rapidly compose and analyze workflows, orchestrating any combination of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) technologies—including Jenkins—without migration or replacement.

Posted September 28, 2022

The big data world is changing in ways never seen before, particularly when it comes to bringing data together and into situations where it can be actionable for the business. The challenge faced by all enterprises—large and small—is being able to discover, identify, and bring the data needed to build products, deliver services, and understand customers. Data integration itself has been a practice—and challenge—for decades. Now, however, new tools and processes are enabling new ways of bringing enterprises to a state in which it can support sophisticated applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

Posted September 27, 2022

HEAVY.AI, an innovator in advanced analytics, is introducing HeavyRF, an extension of the company's deep analytics platform that uses NVIDIA Omniverse to create digital twins that help telco network operators speed deployments of wireless networks.

Posted September 27, 2022

Kyndryl, a provider of IT infrastructure services, is inducting Kyndryl Vital into its line of technical business solutions. As a designer-led, open, and collaborative co-creation experience, Kyndryl Vital is a flexible solution that empowers the innovation process and launches customers' ideas into reality, according to the company.

Posted September 27, 2022

Qlik is making two significant enhancements to its partnership with Databricks, making it easier than ever for customers to combine Qlik's solutions and Databricks to advance their cloud analytics strategies. Qlik's first announcement is the launch of the Databricks Lakehouse (Delta) Endpoint, a new capability in Qlik Data Integration, which will simplify and improve customers' ability to ingest and deliver data to the Databricks Lakehouse.

Posted September 27, 2022

Wallaroo Labs, developers of a model operations platform for deploying, observing, and managing machine learning in production, is announcing integration of Wallaroo Enterprise Edition with Microsoft Azure Marketplace, as well as the launch of Air Gap Edge Deploy functionality for the Wallaroo platform.

Posted September 26, 2022

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