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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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Innovative enterprise tech startups are emerging to tackle both new and longstanding challenges and problems in ways never thought possible. Many of these companies have fresh approaches to accelerate digital transformation, expand AI and analytics initiatives, streamline DevOps, improve data observability, and more. Here are 16 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2021.

Posted April 06, 2021

As companies embrace digital trans­formation across the enterprise, it is data and the effective use of it that determines whether new technologies such as AI, auto­mation, and analytics will be successful. The importance of having an effective data man­agement and data warehousing operation is more critical than ever before.

Posted April 06, 2021

As we continue through 2021 and in-memory computing platforms mature, we will see the number of industries and companies adopting these solutions con­tinue to grow. This trend will last far beyond the effects of the pandemic as companies shift their focus to meeting new strategic and competitive demands driven by digital transformation initia­tives. Increasing adoption of in-memory computing will also be accompanied by the following key trends powered by the technology's real-time capabilities and massive scalability

Posted April 06, 2021

Action Technology, a Midlothian Virginia company, chose Pick Cloud to aid in their transition from on-premise to the cloud. "Pick Cloud really saved our bacon," says Sharon Daniel, VP, and CFO of Action Technology. "If it weren't for Mark's team we wouldn't be in the position we are today after our server crashed."

Posted April 06, 2021

Ellucian Colleague offers a versatile higher education ERP to make processes more effective and keep students, faculty, and staff informed. Entrinsik Informer works natively with Colleague's UniData database for easy ad hoc reporting.

Posted April 06, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions, is launching version 1.3 of the new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Additionally, the platform is now available at no cost to maintenance partners and customers on the Rocket UniVerse and UniData components of the MultiValue application platform.

Posted April 06, 2021

After a wild and turbulent 2020, the new year has ushered in a renewed commitment to establishing or improving corporate governance. Yet, positive energy aside, our traditional approach to endorsing governance of data, analytics, or AI remains fraught. As a result, governance initiatives springing from an earnest desire to do right (e.g., responsible AI), as well as the need to not do wrong (e.g., regulatory/compliance), struggle to enlist broad coalitions of the willing.

Posted April 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 April 05, 2021

As the world of data analytics continues to evolve and reshape after a tumultuous 2020, the need for agility is rapidly driving a new era in data culture in which it is imperative to handle data immediately and at scale. While emphasis on self-service data and analytics has been top-of-mind for some time now, the shift to self-sufficiency is held back by culture, not technology. With the new year pushing more robotics process automation at all levels of the business—and for all data users—organizations are becoming more acutely aware that true enablement isn't just about tools and tech. It's about people.

Posted April 05, 2021

The world changed over the last year. Future historians will complete their theses focusing on different quarters or even specific months of 2020. But one of the most overused cliches in thinking about this period of time has been the idea that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Let's consider sports in 2020. Major League Baseball had a 60-game season, the NBA finals were played in October, and cardboard cutouts took the place of fans in every sport. However, the Lakers won the NBA finals, the Dodgers won the World Series with the Yankees playing deep into the playoffs, and Tom Brady went to his 10th Super Bowl. The more things change …

Posted April 05, 2021

Jumio, a provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, is partnering with Microsoft for the rollout of its Azure Active Directory (Active AD) verifiable credentials to help provide self-service enrollment and fast onboarding of remote users.

Posted April 05, 2021

Since its emergence, many companies have made great strides with DevOps, advancing their development processes. However, for DevOps to continue transforming enterprises, it must evolve to address longstanding challenges, take advantage of new opportunities, and spread beyond its comfort zone.

Posted April 05, 2021

Matillion, a leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, is releasing Matillion ETL for Delta Lake on Databricks, enabling data professionals across the business to aggregate and share data in a single environment. Through the powerful, scalable combination of Matillion ETL and Databricks, enterprises access insights from large, dynamic datasets on a unified platform, empowering data teams to take full advantage of modern lakehouse architecture, according to the vendors.

Posted April 05, 2021

Securing information systems and data is a foundation for any organization. Detection of insider threats can be a considerable challenge for threat detection systems and security analysts. This is due to the difficulty of determining non-normal actions from internal system behavior data.

Posted April 05, 2021

SunTec, a relationship-based pricing and billing company, has announced that its award-winning platform Xelerate is now available on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE, allowing large banks that host much of their applications and operational data on IBM Z to rapidly and non-intrusively enhance the capabilities of their legacy core systems, to deliver contextual and hyper-personalized customer experience and offerings.

Posted April 05, 2021

Today, the idea of picking up the phone to call a travel agent to plan out a vacation seems archaic. It used to be that everyone used a travel agent, but nowadays it's an occupation that caters mainly to the wealthy. Yet there was something about it that was uniquely valuable, something that the legions of vacation-planning websites and travel-booking apps—powered by oceans of data and cutting-edge algorithms—haven't been able to fully replicate.

Posted April 05, 2021

Multi-cloud is changing the way we manage data. It's seen as a way to build a more resilient diversity of services while ensuring a greater degree of independence from a single vendor. At the same time, it takes skill to get everything aligned. In recent years, multi-cloud has become a popular approach, with 93% of enterprises using a multi-cloud strategy, according to the latest Flexera/RightScale survey on cloud adoption. The survey found that respondents use an average of 2.2 public and 2.2 private clouds.

Posted April 02, 2021

Striim announced the company has received $50 million in Series C financing, allowing Striim to strengthen its go-to-market capabilities to meet the exploding global demand for transitioning data to the cloud.

Posted April 02, 2021

Denodo, a leader in data virtualization, is releasing Denodo Standard, a new data integration solution available on leading cloud marketplaces that leverages Denodo's modern data virtualization engine to deliver superior performance and productivity.

Posted April 02, 2021

Conventional data management systems are fundamentally ill-suited for the world of data as it exists today. These systems, based with few exceptions on the relational data model, are broken because they integrate based on data location at the storage layer. While this approach worked reasonably well for the past 25 years, the world today has far too much data to use data location in storage as the basic lever.

Posted April 02, 2021

Data may be at the heart of all digital engagements, but most enterprises are still behind the curve when it comes to effectively identifying and managing it. That's the takeaway from the latest survey of 419 enterprise executives from BARC, which finds continuing challenges with identifying and surfacing the data assets needed to succeed in today's digital economy.

Posted April 02, 2021

Faster decision making enabled by access to role-appropriate information is the goal of organizations striving to become data-driven. At the same time, there is strong pressure on companies to ensure data quality and trustworthiness, as well as to maintain data security to avoid breaches and risk regulatory non-compliance.

Posted April 02, 2021

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is introducing several new offerings and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios.

Posted April 01, 2021

Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, is releasing the publication of its annual "Data Storage Outlook" report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses, and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories.

Posted April 01, 2021

Sumo Logic is partnering with AWS for the launch of Amazon CloudWatch Metric Streams, a fully managed, scalable, and low latency service that streams Amazon CloudWatch metrics to partners via Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. AWS and Sumo Logic customers now have a fully managed and reliable solution for streaming CloudWatch metrics into Sumo Logic to help simplify the monitoring and troubleshooting of AWS infrastructure, services, and applications.

Posted April 01, 2021

With the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown just behind us, there has been a lot of dialogue regarding what different industries have experienced over the past year. Acknowledging this dubious anniversary, we sat down to collect our thoughts and share a few advisements with respect to our small corner of the legal and tech industry.

Posted April 01, 2021

Graylog, a global provider of next-generation log management solutions, is releasing Graylog Cloud, offering choices to customers who want seamless data collection, rapid search, flexible analysis, and greater affordability without the hassle of maintaining and updating the systems it runs on.

Posted March 31, 2021

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, announced the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) is now available on Google Cloud, allowing customers to get positive business results fast with instant access to quality data on a scalable, open source, enterprise data cloud platform.

Posted March 31, 2021

Platform9, a leading SaaS Managed Kubernetes provider, is releasing the latest version of the Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) product, now offering IPv6 support for 5G deployments that boast several advanced networking technologies and support capabilities.

Posted March 31, 2021

To ease the cost and effort of cloud migration. Oracle has announced new Oracle Cloud Lift Services that give Oracle customers expanded access to technical tools and cloud engineering resources to quickly migrate workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). "Our customers want a seamless path to the cloud with the right guidance, solution architecture, and hands-on help we can provide," said Vinay Kumar, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted March 31, 2021

Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. and provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has partnered with Red Hat and Seagate Technology to deliver its DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The Penguin Computing DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage is built upon capacity and workload-optimized server and storage building blocks and software-defined storage technologies to provide a scale-out, data-resilient solution that can quickly grow with expanding data requirements.

Posted March 30, 2021

Rivery, provider of a DataOps platform, has raised $16 million in a new financing round led by Entree Capital and existing investor State Of Mind Ventures (SOMV

Posted March 30, 2021

Diamanti, the company that streamlines Kubernetes applications and data management for global enterprises, is offering support for the Diamanti Ultima data plane on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Diamanti Spektra 3.2, enabling users to unleash the full value of hybrid cloud Kubernetes on GCP.

Posted March 29, 2021

Push Technology, a pioneer and leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is introducing new functionality for the company's Diffusion Intelligent Event-Data Platform that consumes, enriches, and delivers data among applications, systems, and devices.

Posted March 29, 2021

From hybrid and multicloud, to real-time analytics and AI, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an organization's goals. Greater speed, flexibility and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities. DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Danny Sandwell, director of product marketing, erwin, Inc.; Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion; and Michael Distler, senior Director of Product Marketing, Qlik, who discussed the top trends in modern data architecture for 2021.

Posted March 26, 2021

Baffle, Inc., a cloud data protection company, announced that its Data Protection Services is now available for Snowflake Data Cloud, enabling users to utilize data de-identification with customer-owned keys. Without any code changes or performance impact on the user experience, Snowflake customers can now leverage Baffle's transparent data protection layer to secure their entire data pipeline as source data is migrated to Snowflake and used for data analytics.

Posted March 26, 2021

It's time to cast your vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, our readers.

Posted March 26, 2021

Alluxio, developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has announced the integration of RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark 3.0 with the Alluxio Data Orchestration Platform to accelerate data access on NVIDIA accelerated computing clusters for computation of both analytics and AI pipelines.

Posted March 25, 2021

KX is releasing KX Insights, a cloud-first platform for streaming analytics that fully leverages the benefits of cloud architecture natively to deliver fast, scalable real-time data insights. KX Insights has been certified by KX to run natively on all major hyperscale cloud providers including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. This enables organizations to rapidly scale up their real-time decision-making capabilities and implement an operating model of continuous actionable business intelligence.

Posted March 25, 2021

Teleport, a provider of software for environment-free computing, has announced that Teleport 6.0—introducing Teleport Database Access—is now available. The newest features included in Teleport 6.0 were designed to provide PostgreSQL and MySQL users with convenient access to databases running on private networks, while preventing data exfiltration, and enabling compliance enforcement and visibility into access and behavior.

Posted March 25, 2021

Vertica and Dell EMC have announced the general availability of Vertica in Eon Mode for Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), delivering data-driven organizations more freedom to leverage cloud innovation for analytics. According to the companies, this combined predictive analytics offering gives data-driven organizations the ability to leverage cloud innovation for analytics wherever their data resides, supporting hybrid deployments and on-premises data center use cases.

Posted March 25, 2021

Quantum Computing Inc, a leader in bridging the power of classical and quantum computing, is introducing QGraph, which analyzes graphs (i.e., collections of vertices and edges) with QCI's cloud-based Qatalyst ready-to-run quantum software.

Posted March 25, 2021

Quest Software has announced new capabilities for Foglight Evolve and Foglight Performance Investigator for Microsoft Azure SQL Database to enable customers to modernize and manage their data operations as they migrate workloads to the cloud.

Posted March 25, 2021

Crate.io, developer and supplier of CrateDB, announced that CrateDB is now a fully open source database solution, allowing developers to add enhancements. With the release of CrateDB 4.5, all enterprise features of the database are available under the Apache 2.0 open source license for the self-deploy Community edition.

Posted March 25, 2021

Red Hat is releasing its latest version of Red Hat Integration, introducing several enhancements including advanced streaming processing applications that are designed to take in more streams and more types of data so customers can gain better insights and ultimately make more effective decisions.

Posted March 25, 2021

Ahana has announced updates to its cloud-native managed service for Presto for Amazon Web Services. The major areas of focus for the new updates are in performance, better cluster management, ease of use, and security.

Posted March 24, 2021

Sage, provider of cloud business management solutions, is releasing its new, cloud-first Sage Data and Analytics service integration for Sage 300 and Sage 100 in the U.S. and Canada. A powerful business intelligence (BI) toolkit with AI and machine learning capabilities, Sage Data and Analytics (SD&A) provides live sales dashboards, graphical cashflow analysis, detailed, trusted P&L reports and much more—all in the cloud.

Posted March 24, 2021

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