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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

Avantra, a leading AIOps and Automation platform for SAP, is joining the ServiceNow Service Graph Connector Program by integrating Avantra with Service Graph. The move helps customers quickly, easily, and reliably load third-party data into the system to enable data quality, timeliness, and scalability.

Posted August 25, 2021

SIOS Technology Corp., an industry leader in application high availability and disaster recovery, is releasing the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5.2 clustering software, featuring enhanced automation and application failover orchestration that makes creating and managing high availability (HA) clusters in complex SAP S/4HANA environments easier and more reliable for enterprises.

Posted August 25, 2021

SNP, a world-leading provider of software solutions for digital transformation processes and automated data migrations in the SAP environment, announced it has created new move-to-cloud software for IBM Cloud migrations. "Cloud Move for IBM" is part of SNP's data transformation platform CrystalBridge which offers automated solutions for IT and business transformations including cloud projects.

Posted August 25, 2021

IBM and SAP are forming a partnership that will allow SAP to onboard finance and data management solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping companies address the industry's stringent compliance, security, and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.

Posted August 25, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted August 25, 2021

Revelation Software's latest release of OpenInsight, version 10.1, has changes, new functionality, and improved performance throughout the product. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Carten, senior developer, Revelation Software and Bryan Shumsky, senior developer, Revelation Software, who discussed some of these improvements, including a new Database Tool panel, a brand new Examples application, new REST functionality, updated help and support documents, and more.

Posted August 25, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted August 25, 2021

In the quest for digital transformation and the use of data to become "data-driven," data quality is taking on even greater importance than it ever has before. Recently, Tyler Warden, senior vice president, product and engineering, Syniti, shared his insights on how organizations can improve the quality of their data and, as a result, enable more informed decision making.

Posted August 24, 2021

IBM unveiled details of its new Telum Processor which is designed to bring deep learning inference to enterprise workloads to help address fraud in real-time. Introduced at the annual Hot Chips conference, IBM said Telum is its first processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing while a transaction is taking place. IBM Telum is designed to enable applications to run efficiently where the data resides, helping to overcome traditional enterprise AI approaches that tend to require significant memory and data movement capabilities to handle inferencing.

Posted August 24, 2021

Aerospike has unveiled the results of a petabyte-scale benchmark that illustrates its real-time data platform delivering 4 million to 5 million transactions per second (TPS) with sub-millisecond latencies for read-only and mixed workloads on a 20-node Amazon Web Services (AWS) cluster fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors.

Posted August 23, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, a fully managed, Redis-compatible, in-memory database. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis enables customers to achieve ultra-fast performance with high availability and durability for their most business-critical applications that require sub-millisecond response times, according to the vendor.

Posted August 23, 2021

Hybrid cloud computing continues to grow in popularity—offering enterprises a "best of both worlds" approach to increasing the flexibility and scalability of their IT infrastructure while maintaining control over the business-critical applications and data they want to keep behind the company firewall.

Posted August 23, 2021

DBI, a provider of a suite of products for IBM Db2 LUW tuning, monitoring, and trending, has announced the availability of DBI Web Performance Suite version 6. The new version includes new functionality such as a new custom reports module, the ability to customize the overview dashboard, Active Directory integration, the ability to view SQL statements that are causing the locks, performance detection of the monitoring system, and numerous enhancements throughout the whole application.

Posted August 23, 2021

If you've been paying attention at all, I'm sure you've heard the term "phishing." It is used to describe the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from a reputable source to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. But maybe you haven't heard the term "vishing" yet.

Posted August 23, 2021

BlueFinity is updating its Evoke low-code app development platform with an integrated and adaptable 360-degree imaging virtual tour capability. This is a multi-purpose feature that provides for the searching, browsing and inspection of any store, venue, property, or utility through an integrated feature of an app. According to the company, the results are sophisticated, full-function web and mobile apps that can be fully integrated with any database (Db2, SQL, Oracle, MultiValue, etc.).

Posted August 23, 2021

Postman, a leading API platform, announced it has secured $225 million in a Series D round, enabling the company to expand its teams and continue to invest in its community of developers across the globe, support students through innovative API literacy programs, and contribute toward open source projects to foster a strong and thriving API ecosystem.

Posted August 19, 2021

Intelligent data integration platform provider SnapLogic has announced its August 2021 product release, featuring new capabilities that make it faster and easier for IT and business users to unlock the power of self-service integration and automation throughout their organization. "With the introduction of SnapLogic Flows, we're adding to our family of purpose-built, easy-to-use interfaces to help non-technical business users realize the vision of self-service, enterprise-wide automation," said Craig Stewart, CTO at SnapLogic.

Posted August 18, 2021

SolarWinds has announced the availability of SolarWinds DBA xPress as a free tool. For data professionals who need to understand how a data environment is visually structured, DBA xPress helps compare, synchronize, script, and navigate data and schemas, enabling data professionals to more easily adopt DataOps, automate releases, and simplify Microsoft SQL Server cloud migrations.

Posted August 18, 2021

Pepperdata, a provider of big data performance management, is adding the ability to monitor Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) running big data applications like Spark on Kubernetes into the Pepperdata product portfolio. Pepperdata now monitors GPU performance, providing the visibility needed for Spark applications running on Kubernetes and utilizing the processing power of GPUs.

Posted August 18, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-founder Barr Moses outlined the five pillars and key advantages of data observability in practice at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 18, 2021

To help customers improve operational efficiency and successfully reduce costs, Oracle has introduced updates to Oracle Procurement. According to Oracle, as organizations chart their paths to post-pandemic growth, cost reduction remains a top priority.

Posted August 18, 2021

One of the major drivers behind auditing is regulatory compliance. In addition, there are many internal rules and regulations mandated by com­panies themselves, as well as other reasons for auditing, including monitoring and analyzing database activities for malicious and abnormal activities, devel­oping threat detection with real-time monitoring, and integration with SIEM (security information and event management) solutions for analysis.

Posted August 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching the Confluent Q3 '21 Release, featuring developments that help organizations reliably share data between different environments, seamlessly integrate with business-critical applications, and cost-effectively store data needed for next-generation, digital customer experiences and data-driven backend operations.

Posted August 17, 2021

The AI-Powered Enterprise author Seth Earley offered best practices for a successful product data metrics rollout during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted August 17, 2021

In today's interconnected, data-driven world, secure data sharing is paramount to inter-company data sharing and driving new revenue sources by monetizing essential data assets. But with organizations adopting multiple cloud data platforms to enable self-service data access, adhering to data sharing rules and agreements while maintaining universal cloud data access control is often complicated and uncertain.

Posted August 13, 2021

Virtana, the AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, is expanding its offering of the Virtana Platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Offering end user customers a unified SaaS platform on Marketplace, which leverages a ‘know before you go' approach with high-definition data collection on-premises, delivers precision observability, reduces cloud costs, and de-risks public cloud migration to AWS.

Posted August 13, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is releasing the next version of SHIFT Tester, engineered with enhanced data validation and test automation capabilities. The Software-as-a-Service solution automatically tests the three core areas that require validation as part of any cloud migration project: data, data quality, and ETLs (extract, transform, load).

Posted August 13, 2021

Qlik announced the acquisition of NodeGraph, a customizable metadata management solution, helping expand its analytics data pipeline capabilities with interactive data lineage, impact analysis and governance, and drive "explainable BI." Acquiring NodeGraph advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date, and trusted data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain, according to the vendor.

Posted August 12, 2021

KX is adding Google BigQuery integration to KX Insights, its cloud-first real-time streaming analytics platform, empowering customers to gain real-time insights from streaming data through KX enriched with context from historical data sitting in Google Cloud's multi-cloud data warehouse.

Posted August 12, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leader in AIOps solutions, is forming a new strategic partnership with Verge.io, a leader in Software Defined Datacenter solutions, to combine solutions that provide complete data center transformation for enterprise and channel service provider (CSP) organizations.

Posted August 12, 2021

Talend, a provider of data integration and integrity software, has announced the addition of new innovations to Talend Data Fabric, a complete integration and governance platform designed to manage the health of corporate information. According to Talend the enhancements provide data professionals with high-performance integrations to cloud intelligence platforms, a self-service API portal, collaborative data governance capabilities, and private connections between Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure to ensure data security.

Posted August 11, 2021

Snorkel AI, a data-centric AI platform company powered by programmatic data labeling, announced it has received $85 million in Series C funding, bringing the total funding raised to $135 million, enabling the company to bring the transformative impact of data-centric AI to more enterprises around the world.

Posted August 11, 2021

Tecton, the enterprise feature store company, is adding low-latency streaming pipelines to its feature store so that organizations can quickly and reliably build real-time machine learning models.

Posted August 11, 2021

Redis Labs has announced the company is now registered as Redis, dropping "Labs" from its name. According to the company, the change signals the maturation of the company and the Redis open source project, which it has contributed to since 2011 and sponsored since 2015. In addition, the company says, the name change also reflects the company's mission to continue the growth of Redis as a real-time data platform.

Posted August 11, 2021

TruEra, provider of a suite of AI quality solutions, is releasing TruLens, an open source explainability software tool for machine learning models that are based on neural networks. TruLens is a library for deep neural networks that provides a uniform API for explaining Tensorflow, Pytorch, and Keras models. The software is freely available for download, and comes with documentation and a developer community to further its development and use.

Posted August 10, 2021

With ransomware attacks on the rise and facing the constant risk of operational failures and natural disasters, backup and recovery are a must. However, long gone are the days of just making copies of your data that you put on the shelf just in case you need to use it in the future. Today's enterprises need fast, self-service access to data that is always available to keep pace with their business.

Posted August 10, 2021

TigerGraph Cloud is now available on all three major cloud marketplaces, AWS, Azure and GCP, the only distributed and scalable graph database-as-a-service available on all three. With the choice of public Cloud vendors, businesses are able to significantly reduce the friction of getting started with Graph Analytics projects on the vast ecosystems built by the major cloud platforms, according to the vendor.

Posted August 10, 2021

Actian SVP Emma McGrattan explained how to build a cloud-based data architecture tailored to your specific business needs rather than peak workload during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 10, 2021

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corp., has announced that its flagship IT analytics product, Analytics Plus, now enables users to gain faster insights by providing narrative insights into their IT data with zero human interactions. New augmented analytical capabilities in Zia, the company's AI assistant, empower Analytics Plus users to make faster decisions and save IT costs, increase revenue and productivity, and improve end user satisfaction.

Posted August 09, 2021

VMware is continuing to build out its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform, introducing new capabilities to make it easier for IT to manage Horizon deployments wherever they may be, on-premises or in the cloud.

Posted August 06, 2021

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. As a result, new solutions have emerged to deliver key capabilities in areas including visualization, self-service and real-time analytics. Along with the rise of DataOps, greater collaboration and automation have been identified as key success factors.

Posted August 05, 2021

Confluent is rolling out an all-new website dedicated to Apache Kafka, event streaming, and associated cloud technologies. The site is called Confluent Developer and compiles all the information users need in one place, from first steps in event streaming right through to more complex topics including: microservice architectures, data pipelines, and company-wide systems for data in motion.

Posted August 05, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration innovator, is releasing version 3.0 of its data analytics platform, now delivering at-scale big data analytics users who rely on the power of indexing to extract insights from massive, unstructured data sets.

Posted August 05, 2021

Lynda Partner, senior vice president for products and offerings at Pythian, spoke at Data Summit Connect earlier this year about how to accelerate value with machine learning. In this interview with BDQ, Partner continues the conversation and highlights how to select the right use cases for ML, avoid mistakes, and manage an ML project once it becomes a reality.

Posted August 04, 2021

mLogica, a global provider of database, mainframe, and application modernization services, is slated to release a  comprehensive set of tools on the market for mainframe migration to the cloud. It's a move made possible by their recent acquisition of Italian mainframe technology firm Reverse Paradigm, as well as several other strategic purchases of key technology players and assets earlier this year. 

Posted August 04, 2021

A Distributed SQL database, such as CockroachDB, delivers effortless and elastic cloud scale while guaranteeing transactions. It is a database that reimagines the execution and storage layers while still allowing developers to still use familiar SQL syntax.

Posted August 04, 2021

The University of California Merced has successfully implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to support its rapid growth. "With some uncertainty still ahead for the upcoming academic year, universities require real-time visibility into their operations," said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Oracle. "With Oracle, UC Merced‘s staff will be able to play a more strategic role in the university's growth and student development, rather than spending time on manual administrative tasks."

Posted August 04, 2021

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