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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 is releasing Oracle Database 23ai, Oracle's converged database, as a broad range of cloud services—including Oracle AI Vector Search and more than 300 additional major features focused on simplifying the use of AI with data, accelerating app development, and running mission-critical workloads. The new AI Vector Search capabilities enable customers to securely combine search for documents, images, and other unstructured data with search on private business data, without moving or duplicating it.

Posted May 15, 2024

In today's world where data reigns supreme, the role of Database Administrators (DBAs) extends far beyond just maintaining databases. DBAs play a crucial role in overseeing the entire lifecycle of data within organizations, from its inception to disposal. This is called data lifecycle management. But let's define data lifecycle management (or DLM) in a bit more depth.

Posted May 15, 2024

Precisely, a global leader in data integrity, is further expanding the global coverage and capabilities of its data enrichment and geo addressing portfolio, introducing Address Fabric and Property Attributes. According to the company, these products underscore Precisely's continued commitment to helping customers easily unlock greater location-based context from their data, enabled by its identifier, the PreciselyID.

Posted May 14, 2024

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, is partnering with Dell Technologies, via the Extended Technologies Complete program, to bring affordable and innovative hybrid cloud solutions. The Wasabi-Dell collaboration addresses aims to offer flexible, efficient hybrid cloud solutions enabling users to optimize their data management processes while simultaneously reducing overall costs, according to the companies.

Posted May 14, 2024

Richard Schiller, senior product manager at Quest Software, and John de Saint Phalle, senior product manager at Precisely, joined DBTA's webinar, Cloud Migration Best Practices: Success Factors and Pitfalls to Avoid, to offer their expertise on how to successfully migrate to the cloud by navigating risks, requirements, best practices, and solutions.

Posted May 14, 2024

Boomi, the intelligent integration and automation leader, is acquiring APIIDA's federated API management business and API management assets from Cloud Software Group, allowing enterprises to deliver business value through API products in one end-to-end platform. According to the company, both these acquisitions accelerate Boomi's roadmap for providing solutions to the most pressing API management challenges that companies face today.

Posted May 13, 2024

AppOmni, a pioneer of SaaS security posture management (SSPM), is releasing AppOmni Zero Trust Posture Management (ZTPM), a unique solution set that strengthens security in modern infrastructures by bridging a critical gap in network-centric zero trust (ZT) architectures. By extending zero trust principles to applications and SaaS environments, AppOmni provides the visibility and control needed to manage and mitigate cyber risks from both internal and external threats, according to AppOmni.

Posted May 13, 2024

Broadcom Inc. is launching its Automic Automation solution as a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, providing the same features as the Automic Automation on-premises solution with the added benefits of a service. With advanced workload automation and workflow orchestration capabilities, Automic SaaS will unify and simplify automation across mainframe, distributed, and hybrid cloud environments, while freeing up resources normally absorbed by infrastructure management so they can focus on more strategic automation projects, according to Broadcom.

Posted May 10, 2024

StarTree, the cloud-based real-time analytics company, is offering new observability and anomaly detection capabilities in StarTree Cloud, alongside vector search capabilities in Apache Pinot. Additionally, the company announced the general availability launch of StarTree ThirdEye, offering advanced anomaly detection, as well as the introduction of a write API facilitating real-time sync for ELT pipelines, and integrations with leading visualization platforms, including Tableau and Grafana.

Posted May 10, 2024

Are you taking a hard look at your cloud costs this budgeting season? Is your IT budget getting eaten up without a good ROI to show for it? Do you need to justify your cloud expenses and business cases to leadership? At Data Summit 2024, Michael Agarwal, director and global practice leader, site reliability engineering, cloud and NoSQL databases, Datavail, discussed cloud cost optimization strategies, tips, and best practices during his session, "Cloud Cost Optimization: Strategies, Tips, & Best Practices."

Posted May 09, 2024

On the second day of the Data Summit 2024 conference, Beth Rudden, CEO, Bast.ai, and Lalit Ahuja, chief technology officer, GridGain Systems, Inc., explored themes surrounding modern data management challenges—including AI-driven versioning, implementing taxonomies and ontologies, going real time, and more.

Posted May 09, 2024

BlueFinity recently looked at a LinkedIn poll that asked, "What do businesses want when designing new MV apps?"—revealing key insights that will shape the future of MV app development. There is, however, a contradiction in the public discourse of what the results of the poll suggested and what is being discussed in public and private forums focusing on MV.

Posted May 09, 2024

RDM Infinity is releasing the latest version of its innovative solution, rdmBUILD v2.2, designed to revolutionize MultiValue investments. rdmBUILD v2.2 is packed with features to enhance performance, streamline communication, and empower systems like never before, according to the company.

Posted May 09, 2024

Doug Laney opened Data Summit 2024 with a look at Infonomics in the era of AI. Laney, innovation fellow, data and analytics strategy, West Monroe, and Author of Infonomics and Data Juice, visiting professor at University of Illinois Gies College of Business, shared insights from his best-selling book, Infonomics, about how organizations can actually treat information as an enterprise asset.

Posted May 09, 2024

A first and important step in being successful at almost any job or task is understanding oneself. This is true for engineers, modelers, or even architects. Do you know how to perform your tasks? Are you faster or slower than others doing the same tasks? Do you have more or less errors in your output than others? It seems that a rising number of people are so uncomfortable with competing that they may even avoid asking these kinds of questions of themselves; but this is not about competition, it is about understanding oneself, it is about being responsible, it is about holding oneself accountable.

Posted May 09, 2024

Time series analysis plays a crucial role in enhancing the capabilities of AI by providing valuable insights into temporal patterns, trends, and dependencies within datasets. At Data Summit 2024, Salochina Oad, ML engineer, U.S.Xpress, Inc. held her session, "Empowering AI Through Time Series Analysis."

Posted May 08, 2024

At the annual Data Summit conference, the session "Data Fabric Key Enablers," led by John Bagnall, senior product manager, Matillion, illustrated how ETL plays an integral role in data fabric implementation, enabling enterprises to easily and efficiently manage, integrate, and analyze data from diverse sources.

Posted May 08, 2024

There is no doubt that data mesh principles resonate with so many data professionals, particularly those looking to move beyond brittle, monolithic architecture. However, adopting data mesh can seem daunting, due to both a scarce but improving ecosystem of tools, as well as organizational change management. At Data Summit 2024, Elliott Cordo, CEO/founder/builder, Data Futures, LLC, presented "From Daunting to Doable: The Evolution of Data Mesh."

Posted May 08, 2024

The combination of Apache Flink, Apache NiFi, and Apache Kafka for building real-time data processing pipelines is extremely powerful, as demonstrated by Timothy Spann, principal developer advocate, streaming, Cloudera and future of data meetup, startup grind, AI Camp, during his Data Summit 2024 session, "Building Real-Time Pipelines With FLaNK."

Posted May 08, 2024

The vast majority of current GenAI projects will fail, not because of inherent flaws in large language models (LLMs), but because of misconceptions about how to use them and the lack of capabilities needed to successfully design, develop, and operationalize GenAI-driven applications. At Data Summit 2024, Kjell Carlsson, head of AI strategy, Domino Data Labs, presented his session, "Shatter the Seven Myths of GenAI to Operationalize Impact," debunking the most harmful myths that set up projects for failure.

Posted May 08, 2024

Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, led the annual Data Summit pre-conference workshop, "Constructing Your Data Strategy: A Business & Technical Foundation for Success at Data Summit 2024," to explore the fundamentals of crafting an actionable, executable data strategy that aligns with businesses' unique needs, culture, and data maturity.

Posted May 07, 2024

Machine learning is primarily concerned with accuracy and pattern recognition, while natural language processing (NLP) is concerned with computer-human language interactions, specifically how to program computers to process, and analyze large amounts of natural language data. At Data Summit 2024, Christy Bergman, developer advocate, Zilliz, presented how to use an open source vector database to power GenAI chatbots, ecommerce recommenders, and similarity search-based apps during her workshop, "Taking Advantage of Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing."

Posted May 07, 2024

John O'Brien, principal advisor and industry analyst at Radiant Advisors, offered his expertise at the annual Data Summit's pre-conference workshop, "Enterprise Data & Analytics Architecture Road Maps That Scale," exemplifying how to leverage your organization's business drivers to define and execute a road map that powers advanced analytic capabilities.

Posted May 07, 2024

Semantic layers stand out as a key approach to solving business problems for organizations grappling with the complexities of managing and understanding the meaning of their data. At Data Summit 2024, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge and Sara Nash, principal consultant, Enterprise Knowledge LLC, discussed "Building the Semantic Layer of Your Data Platform," during their workshop session.

Posted May 07, 2024

Rocket Software, Inc., a global technology leader in modernization software, announced it has closed on the acquisition of the Application Modernization and Connectivity (AMC) business of OpenText, formerly part of Micro Focus. Rocket Software now offers customers modernization software solutions spanning the mainframe to the cloud.

Posted May 06, 2024

Microsoft announced it is collaborating with Brookfield Asset Management to invest more than $10 billion to develop renewable energy capacity to power the growing demand for artificial intelligence and data centers. Brookfield will deliver 10.5 gigawatts of renewable energy for Microsoft between 2026 and 2030 in the U.S. and Europe under the agreement. The companies described the deal as the largest single electricity purchase agreement signed between two corporate partners.

Posted May 06, 2024

IBM is introducing new storage capabilities that give clients choice and control in the data center to maximize performance. A new IT life cycle management option called IBM Storage Assurance provides access to IBM FlashSystem hardware and software innovations to help protect clients' investments from day one. IBM Storage Assurance supports the new IBM FlashSystem 5300 also announced today, as well as the FlashSystem 7300 and FlashSystem 9500.

Posted May 06, 2024

IBM and HashiCorp Inc., a leading multi-cloud infrastructure automation company, announced IBM will acquire HashiCorp for $35 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $6.4 billion. HashiCorp's suite of products provides enterprises with extensive Infrastructure Lifecycle Management and Security Lifecycle Management capabilities to enable organizations to automate their hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Posted May 06, 2024

IBM is announcing a massive expansion of its software portfolio to 92 new countries in the AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors (ISVs) that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This global expansion helps democratize IBM products that drive innovation all over the world, making procurement easier, more streamlined, and highly efficient.

Posted May 06, 2024

Data insights have never been more vital to business operations than they are today. Line-of-business (LOB) teams rely on data insights to drive sustainable growth, lead business operations, and understand cus­tomer behaviors and needs. The growing demand for data analytics has spurred a flourishing $31 billion-plus industry of established and emerging tech companies—but is the data analytics tech stack working for enterprises? Despite years of investment and effort, research indicates that 95% of businesses still strug­gle with operational challenges around data and analytics, leaving only 5% with the competitive advantage data-driven decision making delivers.

Posted May 06, 2024

Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, is announcing its acquisition of Cambridge Semantics, a modern data fabric provider and creator of one of the industry's leading analytical graph databases. This acquisition merges the power of Cambridge Semantics' graph-powered data fabric technology with Altair's tools for data analytics and data science, enabling organizations to cultivate a robust DataOps and knowledge foundation—especially for the GenAI era. 

Posted May 02, 2024

Deep Instinct, the prevention-first cybersecurity company that stops unknown malware pre-execution with a purpose-built, AI-based deep learning (DL) framework, is unveiling Deep Instinct's Artificial Neural Network Assistant (DIANNA), a prevention-first, generative AI (GenAI) cyber companion designed to offer explainability for unknown threats. Equipped with  revolutionary, expert-grade static malware analysis, DIANNA is an enterprise's virtual team of malware analysts and incident response specialists that delivers deep analysis into all attacks—including those not yet discovered. 

Posted May 01, 2024

CData Software, a leading provider of data connectivity solutions, is announcing the launch of CData Sync Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tool for the ETL/ELT market, re-envisioning cloud ETL pricing models by bringing a fixed-price, CData-hosted solution to the cloud market.

Posted May 01, 2024

Oracle is introducing new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX) to help marketers, sellers, and service agents accelerate deal cycles. The new AI capabilities will help organizations generate more sales faster by automating time-consuming tasks and enabling front office professionals to target, engage, and serve buyers more precisely.

Posted May 01, 2024

Oracle is expanding its commitment to create a safer and more secure healthcare ecosystem by launching the Autonomous Shield initiative to simplify and accelerate Oracle Health EHR migrations to OCI at no additional cost. In the nearly two years since the Cerner acquisition, Oracle has invested tens of thousands of engineering hours and millions of dollars to enhance its core clinical applications and improve cybersecurity for its customers in the healthcare industry.

Posted May 01, 2024

Oracle announced that NVIDIA AI Enterprise on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Supercluster is now available in the Oracle U.S. Government Cloud region to help address sovereign AI. Building on the expansion of their partnership, Oracle and NVIDIA are helping U.S. government customers train and deploy AI solutions with access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's more than 100 services, including its generative AI services running on high-performance accelerators such as NVIDIA H100 and NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, as well as ultra-low-latency networking, and secure storage.

Posted May 01, 2024

Cycode, a provider of Application Security Posture Management (ASPM), announced it has finalized its acquisition of Bearer, an AI-powered SAST and API discovery company, empowering Cycode to deliver a comprehensive suite of new application testing capabilities that ensures safer, accurate, and frictionless code security management.

Posted April 30, 2024

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and supplier of Graph Database technology for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph Solutions, is releasing AllegroGraph 8.1, a Neuro-Symbolic AI Platform that incorporates ChatStream, a natural language query interface for querying a neuro-symbolic application. 

Posted April 29, 2024

Global security leader Forcepoint is introducing Forcepoint Data Security Posture Management (DSPM), driven by artificial intelligence (AI), delivering real-time visibility, easing privacy compliance, and minimizing risks for data stored in multi-clouds and networks, including endpoints. According to the company, Forcepoint DSPM harnesses innovative AI-mesh technology to swiftly identify data risks, such as obsolescence, improper access, and misplaced files.

Posted April 29, 2024

Fortanix, a leader in data-first cybersecurity and pioneer of Confidential Computing, is releasing Key Insight, helping organizations proactively manage data exposure risks due to a lack of visibility and control of their cryptographic posture. According to the company, Key Insight delivers visibility of keys across multi-cloud environments and enables organizations to identify risks and future-proof data security against the looming threat of the post-quantum computing era.  

Posted April 29, 2024

At Data Summit 2024, you'll hear the innovative approaches the world's leading companies are taking to solve today's key challenges in data management. The 11th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 7, 2024. The program is now available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.

Posted April 29, 2024

JFrog Ltd. the Liquid Software company and creators of the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform, is offering a new machine learning (ML) lifecycle integration between JFrog Artifactory and MLflow, an open source software platform originally developed by Databricks. 

Posted April 26, 2024

MetaRouter, the trailblazers in Server-Side Tag Management, is releasing Advanced Consent Enforcement, aiming to address the critical challenge of aligning consent categories with data collection and routing strategies. With the proliferation of services and tooling designed to leverage visitor traffic data, enforcement of user consent assertions across a siloed technology landscape continues to challenge organizations' compliance and IT teams alike, according to the company.

Posted April 26, 2024

Torq, the AI-first security hyperautomation leader, is debuting Torq HyperSOC, a purpose-built solution that leverages the power of Torq's AI-driven hyperautomation platform and natural language processing (NLP) to ease workflows of analysts, engineers, and managers alike. By using NLP to initiate and accelerate security event investigation, triage, and remediation at scale, Torq HyperSOC alleviates various SecOps personas from alert fatigue and job burnout with robust case management functionality and complex process automation.

Posted April 25, 2024

Satori, the industry's leading data security platform, announced further integrations with Collibra, a leading data intelligence platform, providing users with unified and cohesive data management and governance, compliance, and security so that organizations are AI-ready. Integrating Satori and Collibra accelerates secure data access for Collibra users and relieves the burden on data teams by automating tasks such as locating sensitive data and applying security policies, according to the companies.  

Posted April 25, 2024

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