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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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Aerospike, the provider of the NoSQL real-time data platform for multi-cloud, large-scale JSON and SQL use cases, is launching Aerospike Database 6.1. This release builds upon previous iterations and is designed to improve support for complex queries and supply expanded secondary index features.

Posted September 06, 2022

AWS, a leading cloud platform, is debuting its latest addition to Amazon QuickSight: Fine-Grained Visual Embedding. This feature provides users with individualized visualizations from Amazon QuickSight dashboards for embedding within high-traffic web pages and applications. Increased visibility is supplied to end-users through Fine-Grained Visual Embedding, without requiring server or software setup, or infrastructure management.

Posted September 06, 2022

IBM is launching a subscription model for IBM i, enabling clients to get their entire IT solution as-a-service for less than $55 per user per month at the IBM i P05 license level. The IBM i System Subscription is designed to make planning easier for small and midsize clients. With consistency in annual payments over the term of the subscription, IT infrastructure planning becomes a lot simpler.

Posted September 06, 2022

Cologix, Inc., North America's network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, announced its next investment in the Columbus Region with a more than $150 million expansion to its existing campus, pending local approvals. The company plans to create an additional 15 jobs in the Region, once construction is complete. The expansion at its existing Worthington Woods Boulevard campus will include a newly built data center, adding 36MW of power to its total capacity in the Region that enables Cologix to meet the surge in demand for cloud connectivity.

Posted September 06, 2022

NVIDIA is offering a new data center solution with Dell Technologies that is designed for the era of AI, bringing AI training, AI inference, data processing, data science, and zero-trust security capabilities to enterprises worldwide. The solution combines Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and is optimized for VMware vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform.

Posted September 06, 2022

VMware Inc., provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, and IBM, global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, are announcing an expansion of their 20-plus year partnership with the aims of aiding global customers and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and accelerate time to value in hybrid cloud environments, according to the companies. The partnership expansion takes shape in IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, as well as in jointly engineered solutions and development to add to their previous jointly developed technologies such as data encryption in motion and in use. With relevance spanning multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public sector, the ecosystem partnership invites solutions with reduced cost, complexity, and risk for cloud migration of mission-critical workloads.

Posted September 06, 2022

PlainID Inc., provider of simple, straightforward solutions for authorization management, is announcing general availability for its SaaS-enabled Authorization Platform, dubbed "Authorization-as-a-Service." This latest development is a testament to PlainID's commitment to providing best in class technology, guided by a sole focus on solving the complex challenges associated with authorization—and do so at scale, according to the vendor.

Posted September 01, 2022

While document-based databases are increasing in relevancy due to their optimizations for performance and scalability, employing a set of practices aimed at best using document databases for your enterprise's particular needs is critical for its utilization. Document databases are great but need solid architecture practices to become even greater.

Posted September 01, 2022

Apollo GraphQL, the supergraph company, and MongoDB, Inc., are partnering to empower app developers to build richer experiences faster, and reduce technical debt with a graph-native data layer. The partnership aims to make it easier for developers and teams to directly connect any supergraph powered by Apollo to a MongoDB Atlas database, according to the vendor.

Posted September 01, 2022

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto on AWS seeking to become the SQL engine for Open Data Lakehouse, is announcing their bolstered support for the Velox Open Source Project, increasing engineer assignment and contributor involvement. Velox, created by Meta, is a C++ database acceleration library focused on enhancing data computation engines.

Posted August 31, 2022

Leading platform for environments-as-a-service, Quali, is announcing its recent partnership with Interas Labs, a software engineering company that specializes in container orchestration, cloud-native architecture, microservices transformation, and GitOps. This collaboration improves engineering roadmap facilitation—with Interas Labs' optimizations and Quali's power in orchestration.

Posted August 30, 2022

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, is debuting VantageCloud Lake— the first product from Teradata that is built on a new, next-generation, cloud-native architecture. Leveraging the advantages of Teradata Vantage, renamed to VantageCloud Enterprise, VantageCloud Lake aims to bring a flexible, low-cost object store solution to its users.

Posted August 30, 2022

StarTree, Inc. announced it is receiving $47 million in a Series B funding round, accelerating product development, expanding sales and marketing, and continuing to drive fast adoption of its real-time analytics platform.The funding round was led by Series A investor GGV Capital, with additional investment from new investor Sapphire Ventures and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and CRV. StarTree has raised a total of $75 million to date.

Posted August 29, 2022

What is DevOps, and why is it so important for data management?As a relatively young concept, DevOps revolves around provisioning data quickly and synchronizing application data in database changes. It is easier said than done, however; challenges in data automation, slow components, application modernization, and team environments require solutions for optimal DevOps functionality.

Posted August 29, 2022

InfluxData, the enterprise behind time-series platform InfluxDB, is debuting new enhancements to its InfluxDB Cloud service. With new serverless capabilities, InfluxDB Cloud sees an acceleration of time-series data collection and processing, as well as an increase to storage capacity. The introduction of InfluxDB Native Collectors brings developers to the forefront with the ability to subscribe to, process, transform, and store real-time data from messaging and other public and private brokers and queues at the click of a button, according to the vendor. Native Collectors eliminate the need for additional software or new code while migrating data from third parties into the InfluxDB Cloud, increasing efficiency and decreasing resource waste.

Posted August 26, 2022

OpenText announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Micro Focus, implying an enterprise value of approximately $6.0 billion on a fully diluted basis. This merger would create one of the largest software and cloud businesses that enables digital transformations.

Posted August 26, 2022

MinIO Inc., innovators behind high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage for the multi-cloud, are announcing their collaboration with Intel to yield greater performance for mission-critical/advanced analytic workloads via optimized infrastructure options.

Posted August 25, 2022

DBI Software, a provider of performance monitoring, tuning, and trending tools for IBM Db2 LUW and SQL Server databases, is releasing version 8 of its Database Performance Web Suite and collector. Version 8 of the Web Suite, the collector, and the classic tools includes many new features and enhancements such as ability to search for all columns in the chooser, new view to show Db error log messages in real time, and more.

Posted August 25, 2022

Push Technology, provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions for networks, is debuting improvements to Diffusion Cloud, the enterprise's intelligent event-data platform. Diffusion Cloud distributes real-time data so that developer teams can decrease traffic load on backend systems, increasing performance and mitigating infrastructure requirements. The most notable enhancements include a REST adapter and a boost in data monitoring within the platform.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudify, an open-source DevOps automation platform, is launching its version 6.4 release for the platform, further connecting applications to their cloud environments. The latest release brings to the forefront its simplistic strategies for aiding platform engineering teams convert their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service format with efficiency and speed. 

Posted August 25, 2022

Kubernetes has fundamentally changed the way organizations manage and deploy software. At its core, Kubernetes provides a unified API for infrastructure that abstracts differences between cloud providers and their underlying infrastructure so that Kubernetes users can focus on defining their application workloads. By popularizing declarative management of resources, Kubernetes has transformed the IT landscape, particularly through "GitOps" workflows. Kubernetes is also extensible, enabling users to build their own APIs through custom resource definitions and controllers.

Posted August 25, 2022

Today's enterprises need to be more agile to improve their customer's experience, respond to changes quickly, and have the freedom to innovate. As part of their digital transformation journey in the cloud, these businesses need the ability to connect more devices to their applications, faster than ever—from smartphones to connected cars, from manufacturing plants to smart devices in our homes. Therefore, these applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, have global availability, manage large volumes of data, and provide ultra-fast response times for customers.

Posted August 25, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 25, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

Rocket is releasing MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS) 1.3.1 with new features that give users more control, improving ease of use to expose MultiValue data and introducing business logic as RESTful APIs. Updates include enhanced Vanity URL support with pass-through capabilities that give MV developers full control of format and content of output payloads.

Posted August 24, 2022

Entrinsik has launched a comprehensive online training program for Informer 5. Whether users are brand new to Informer 5 or want to become an advanced power user, there is something for everyone to learn.

Posted August 24, 2022

Digital transformation has accelerated more than ever before because of the intersecting confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change. With more data being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the 2022 Readers' Choice Awards which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted August 24, 2022

Evora IT Solutions GmbH announced that its EvoSuite family of applications is now available on SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. The EvoSuite product family includes SAP Fiori applications that are built on SAPUI5, the UI development toolkit for HTML5, to help enhance SAP technology for maintenance and service operations.

Posted August 24, 2022

SAP announced that the RISE with SAP solution continued its strong rate of adoption across businesses in North America, as organizations of all sizes selected SAP in the second quarter of 2022 to help drive their cloud transformations. Hundreds of companies selected RISE with SAP in the first half of the year, with public cloud gaining traction as the deployment of choice with many customers.

Posted August 24, 2022

Operaize announced that it has achieved SAP silver partner status in the SAP PartnerEdge program, enabling the company to help customers implement planning and scheduling scenarios in increasingly complex decision-making environments. The company helps businesses in the manufacturing industry to accelerate innovation for AI-based production planning and scheduling in the cloud.

Posted August 24, 2022

Deloitte announced a new asset roadmap and suite of cross-business integrated sustainability solution offerings, leveraging SAP technologies. Deloitte's new cross-business sustainability offerings and roadmap for SAP provide the knowledge and resources to help businesses remain resilient and move as fast as the speed of transformation.

Posted August 24, 2022

Prefect Technologies, developer of the open-source data workflow automation platform Prefect, is announcing its recent partnership with Databricks, the Data and AI enterprise, providing data workers automation technology for dataflow, regardless of data intensity. The partnership aims to increase performance, reliability, and visibility regarding data workflows for overall confidence and security in enterprise data management.

Posted August 23, 2022

BigPanda, Inc., an AIOps platform for IT data insights and action, is announcing an extension of its funding round, which was previously announced in January. The extension is a result of consumer demand for BigPanda, enabling an accumulation of new investments from current customers UBS and Wells Fargo; these investments are made through UBS Next, UBS's venture and innovation unit, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Posted August 23, 2022

IBM announced its second-quarter 2022 earnings results, seeing revenues go up across several key segments including software, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. "In the quarter we delivered good revenue performance with balanced growth across our geographies, driven by client demand for our hybrid cloud and AI offerings. The IBM team executed our strategy well," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and chief executive officer. "With our first half results, we continue to expect full-year revenue growth at the high end of our mid-single digit model."

Posted August 22, 2022

Amid a rise in cybercrime and digital transformation, Xtel Communications, a provider of telecommunications, cloud and network security solutions, is launching its third data center in the New York market. The addition of this new facility allows Xtel to expand its serviceable footprint of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) via fiber-optic connections.

Posted August 22, 2022

iM Data Centers, a manufacturer of modular data centers shaping the future of IT infrastructure, announced it is joining the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord (ICA), becoming part of a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

Posted August 22, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

TruEra, provider of a suite of AI Quality management, is partnering with Intel to help enterprises improve AI model quality and accelerate the business impact of AI. The combination of TruEra software and Intel hardware helps enterprises assess AI model quality quickly and collect critical data to refine models over time for optimal performance, according to the vendors.

Posted August 18, 2022

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group (NPD) announced the two companies have completed its merger, creating a global technology, analytics, and data provider. The merger brings together colleagues across the globe to offer more than 7,000 clients a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior and total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries, according to the companies. A unified name and brand for the combined company will be announced at a later date.

Posted August 18, 2022

LicenseFortress is expanding its real-time monitoring of software license compliance to include Microsoft. An independent provider of SAM managed services for users of Oracle and VMware, LicenseFortress now meets consumer demand that is driven by the ubiquitous nature of Microsoft in today's business world, according to the company.

Posted August 18, 2022

MemVerge, provider of Big Memory software, is releasing two new software products, Memory Machine Cloud Edition and Memory Viewer. Memory Machine Cloud Edition software uses patented ZeroIO memory snapshot technology and cloud service orchestration to transparently checkpoint long-running applications and allow customers to safely use low-cost Spot Instances. Over time, Memory Machine Cloud Edition will form the basis of an infrastructure cloud service enabling applications to run across a multi-cloud environment.

Posted August 18, 2022

Like Stephen Hawking's famous musings did for the laws of the universe, everything as a service (XaaS) is about to revolutionize the way you think about the world. Offering benefits like operational agility and efficiency, XaaS will be the business model for every equipment vendor in the future. And it will be big. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global XaaS market is projected to grow $2.3 trillion in 2028.

Posted August 18, 2022

AuditBoard, a cloud-based platform transforming audit, risk, and compliance management, is launching its Third-Party Risk Management solution, breaking down silos and engaging relevant stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

Posted August 17, 2022

Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing a new iteration of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, introducing new features and capabilities that go beyond the base Kubernetes platform to encompass storage, management, and more. This further extends Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus as a singular Kubernetes platform to span the breadth of enterprise IT scenarios, whether a traditional datacenter, distributed edge operations, or multiple public cloud environments.

Posted August 17, 2022

As machine learning (ML) becomes the norm of the data industry, it's clear that its potential is limited within current data structures. Tabular data strategies have decreased in efficiency, as they lack the ability to acknowledge relationships interconnecting various data points. Data models create complexities as they become scaled by data scientists, constructed by different code languages for different data pipelines, yielding low productivity and high development times. Leaders in ML and data consumption look towards improving data science strategies to widely increase data value and data model efficiency.

Posted August 17, 2022

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