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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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When designing a data center, a recognized set of principles is typically followed. Scalability, resiliency, reliability, and sustainability are all essential, but the most important common feature for data center products may be flexibility. The equipment cabinet should likewise be flexible, but this has not always been the case. There has been a rethinking of the way IT infrastructure, power, and cooling converge—and the data center cabinet is starting to adapt.

Posted November 17, 2022

Qlik is launching Qlik Cloud Data Integration, its Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (eiPaaS) offering to fuel enterprise data strategies through a real-time data integration fabric that connects all enterprise applications and data sources to the cloud.

Posted November 17, 2022

Aerospike, Inc., the real-time data platform leader, is offering the early availability of Aerospike Cloud on AWS, providing developers and development teams the full power of the multi-model Aerospike Database 6 delivered as an on-demand, pay-as-you-go, fully elastic service. Aerospike Cloud offers easy onboarding and a cost-effective way for developers and data architects to build scalable, real-time applications with a fraction of the servers and operational overhead required with traditional data solutions, according to the vendor.

Posted November 17, 2022

NVIDIA announced broad adoption of its next-generation H100 Tensor Core GPUs and Quantum-2 InfiniBand, including new offerings on Microsoft Azure cloud and more than 50 new partner systems for accelerating scientific discovery. H100, Quantum-2, and the library updates are all part of NVIDIA's HPC platform—a full technology stack with CPUs, GPUs, DPUs, systems, networking, and a broad range of AI and HPC software—that provides researchers the ability to efficiently accelerate their work on powerful systems, on premises or in the cloud.

Posted November 16, 2022

Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is boosting the Dataiku Partner Network to help partners build joint offerings and go-to-market capabilities for co-sales, service delivery, and resell routes to market to serve companies on their AI journey better.

Posted November 16, 2022

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is releasing version 2.9 of its Data Orchestration Platform, delivering support for a scale-out, multi-tenant architecture with a new cross-environment synchronization feature. Additional updates include enhanced manageability with significant improvement in the tooling and guidelines for deploying Alluxio on Kubernetes, and improved security and performance with a strengthened S3 API and POSIX API.

Posted November 16, 2022

Gavdi A/S, a Gavdi Group company, announced that its archiving solution Easy Archives is now available on the SAP Store, enabling HR professionals to significantly speed up HR processes by converting business documents into digital records that can be electronically archived, efficiently managed, and easily accessed.

Posted November 16, 2022

SAP released 14 new and updated Security Notes, including four HotNews Notes and three High Priority notes. ORL detected that the application allows an unauthenticated attacker to craft a legitimate looking URL, which redirects the victim to a malicious site when clicked. This can result in disclosure or modification of the victim's information. 

Posted November 16, 2022

SAP announced new innovations, milestones, and areas of focus in spend management—highlighting successful partnerships this year and in the years to come. Government agencies and highly regulated industries in the United States have access to SAP's market-leading spend management and business network solutions, deployed with enterprise-grade security.

Posted November 16, 2022

Avantra, provider of an AIOps platform for SAP operations automation, is releasing Avantra 23, delivering updates that improve service quality for SAP operations with ready-to-use workflow automation templates, including SAP system refresh, automated SAP security analysis, and much more.

Posted November 16, 2022

Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Northeast and seventh largest nationwide, announced it selected Oracle NetSuite to ensure a seamless shopping experience for its customers. With NetSuite, Raymour & Flanigan will be able to take advantage of an integrated business system to increase efficiency, gain real-time insights into its business, and adapt its operations so that it can continue to stay ahead of the rapid changes in the retail industry, according to the company.

Posted November 16, 2022

Kaleyra, Inc., a rapidly growing omnichannel business communications platform and member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced that many of its upcoming services launched in late-2022 will be powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This deeper partnership will also allow Kaleyra to extend its existing partnership with Oracle to reach thousands of customers more effectively.

Posted November 16, 2022

Oracle is introducing Oracle Public Safety Services, a new technology platform for law enforcement and first responders that offers a unified hardware and software suite that is designed to remove data silos, eliminate manual busy work, and empower first responders with real-time information and situational awareness to help them make more objective decisions. The suite includes dispatch command center, law enforcement records, and jail management software, as well as body worn devices and real-time video communication tools.

Posted November 16, 2022

Rocket Software is releasing the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) 1.4.0, improving the installation and upgrade process. The Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) is a free performance monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse. It has a short learning curve so users can quickly pinpoint and address Rocket UniVerse performance Issues.

Posted November 16, 2022

Entrinsik announced that Informer is once again top ranked in business intelligence in the BI & Analytics Survey 23 for the third straight year. Entrinsik scored in 35 top rankings and was number one for the third straight year for price to value, customer satisfaction, and ease of use in the BI & Analytics Survey 23.

Posted November 16, 2022

The enterprise that built the serverless, streamlined data analytics platform based on open source database DuckDB, MotherDuck, is announcing a recent funding milestone of $47.5 million. The initial Series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz, garnered $35 million, further compounded with a $12.5 million seed round led by Redpoint—resulting in a total valuation of $175 million for the company.

Posted November 15, 2022

Thrive, a provider of cybersecurity and digital transformation managed services, is announcing its acquisition of Custard Technical Services, a U.K. IT support company, enabling Custard clients to access the full range of advantages that Thrive's next-generation managed cybersecurity, cloud services, and automation platform supplies.

Posted November 15, 2022

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, is releasing Wasabi Cloud Sync Manager, a high performing cloud migration tool that allows businesses globally to move their data out of expensive hyperscale cloud environments to Wasabi without egress fees or downtime. The solution also delivers seamless replication and synchronization of data between different Wasabi regions to reduce latency, meet compliance requirements, and foster best practices for data backup and recovery, according to the vendor.

Posted November 15, 2022

IBM is unveiling the IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service, a direct result of the ongoing, 20-year partnership between IBM and VMware that elaborates upon their workload modernization and time-to-value acceleration ventures.

Posted November 14, 2022

Y42, the developers behind the Modern DataOps Cloud, is officially relaunching their product to accommodate critical needs for accessible, governed, and collaborative data operations.

Posted November 14, 2022

Grafana Labs, providers of open source technology for dashboards and visualization, is unveiling their latest open source projects to improve upon its expanding observability stack: Grafana Phlare, a horizontally scalable continuous profiling database, and Grafana Faro, a web SDK facilitating frontend application observability.

Posted November 11, 2022

Apiiro, a provider of cloud-native application security, announced it has received $100 million in a significant Series B round, allowing the enterprise to accelerate the business and advance the company's mission to empower developers and application security engineers to proactively fix risks before releasing to the cloud. The funding round was led by General Catalyst with participation by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins.

Posted November 11, 2022

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, is integrating its flagship Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) solution, VirtualWisdom, into its Virtana Platform. Virtana's IPM integration delivers an industry-leading foundation for Virtana Platform, as evidenced by the product's 5-star ratings across dozens of reviews on the trusted Gartner Peer Insights rating platform, according to the vendor.

Posted November 11, 2022

In the simplest terms, a logical data model is a visual representation of the business rules and requirements covering the universe-of-discourse for a given solution or enterprise, along with some textual support. Keeping this in mind, the logical data model is a metaphor describing the piece of the organization under analysis.

Posted November 10, 2022

In the last Mongo Matters column, we looked at MongoDB's new SQL interface for querying data in MongoDB Atlas. Almost all of the "NoSQL" databases today support some form of SQL interface in order to leverage the multitude of SQL-based BI tools and the wealth of SQL expertise in the data analytics market. This "SQL for NoSQL" usually bemuses SQL aficionados and is often seen as some sort of repudiation of the document database concept.  

Posted November 10, 2022

Last month we looked at various types of database recovery, how they work, and how DBAs need to prepare for recovery scenarios. This month, let's delve a little deeper into the issues and decisions that DBAs need to be prepared to address as they work on database recovery. The first thing that DBAs need to be aware of is the recovery time objectives, or RTOs, for the database objects in question. In an ideal world, RTOs would have been established for each object and the backup procedures would be in place to establish sufficient time for recovering to those objectives.

Posted November 10, 2022

Rocket Software's MV data servers and supporting tools are seeing a boost in releases as the company moves toward a more agile framework to deliver highly anticipated enhancements. "One of the main goals in Rocket MV is to bring our products to the next generation of developers through modern and innovative functionality," said Chris Rizza, product manager, Rocket Software.

Posted November 10, 2022

Snyk, a provider of developer security, is offering its SnykLaunch Fall 2022, providing a number of significant innovations that extend the reach and power of the company's existing Developer Security Platform. This platform update allows more companies to maximize the benefits of DevSecOps and effective collaboration between their developer, operations, and security teams, according to the vendor.

Posted November 10, 2022

Deloitte and Google Cloud are significantly expanding of their alliance by combining Deloitte's deep industry and domain knowledge and modern software engineering capabilities with Google Cloud's market-leading technology. The extensive partnership aims to help enterprises continuously build and evolve industry-leading cloud solutions.

Posted November 10, 2022

Directus, an open source software company focused on democratizing data across the enterprise, announced it raised 7 million in Series A financing, enabling the company to build an open data platform that adds an API and no-code app to any SQL database.

Posted November 10, 2022

Micro Focus announced that its mainframe application modernization solution will tightly integrate with Google Cloud's Dual Run product. This capability means an organization can run its production workload on the mainframe in parallel with running in Google Cloud, where Dual Run can validate that outcomes are the same on both environments.

Posted November 07, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is releasing the newest version of Rocket Intelligent Legacy Automation (Rocket ILA) for IBM i users. Rocket ILA 10.2.0 provides new features within Rocket Process Insights and will help business analysts, IT managers, developers, and product managers involved in the modernization journey to build smarter, more effective modernization plans.

Posted November 07, 2022

TurnKey Internet, a ColoHouse company, is offering the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors in its dedicated server, new cloud offering in existing locations, Albany, NY; Orangeburg, NY; Colorado Springs, CO, and adding new server footprints into Chicago, IL; Miami, FL and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Posted November 07, 2022

IBM is introducing new software designed to help enterprises break down data and analytics silos so they can make data-driven decisions fast and navigate unpredictable disturbances. IBM Business Analytics Enterprise is a suite of business intelligence planning, budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and dashboard capabilities that provides users with a robust view of data sources across their entire business.

Posted November 07, 2022

The recent partnership between Aporia and ClearML has prompted the release of their latest ML pipeline optimization solution, designed to target time-to-value and time-to-revenue margins.

Posted November 04, 2022

Redgate is launching upgrades to its SQL Server performance monitoring tool, strengthening its query tuning and optimization functions to facilitate enhanced query identification, optimization counseling, and performance comparison metrics.

Posted November 03, 2022

Cinchy is announcing its Series B financing round results, having accumulated $14.5 million USD, led by Forgepoint Capital. The funding will be dedicated toward Cinchy's efforts in data fabric and data mesh solutions, particularly directed to enhancing enterprise control over application ecosystems and their data.

Posted November 03, 2022

Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes management and operations, announced two new services—Service Mesh Manager and Network Policy Manager—to empower platform, developer, and DevSecOps teams to centrally manage transport security and application traffic for cloud-native applications.

Posted November 02, 2022

WellSpan Health, a leading integrated healthcare system, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to unify operations and improve business visibility. With Oracle Fusion Applications, WellSpan will be able to integrate its finance, supply chain, and HR processes to improve operational insights, reduce costs, enhance the team member experience, and support its future expansion.

Posted November 02, 2022

Tricentis, a provider of continuous testing and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise for its automated and AI-driven solutions. Tricentis now supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure capabilities and is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Tricentis enables release readiness for rapid feedback from automated business practices for UAT and Data Validation.

Posted November 02, 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 November 02, 2022

To reconcile enterprises with the growing demands of modern applications, new technologies and strategies are necessary to successfully support applications in their respective hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Posted November 01, 2022

Alteryx, Inc. is launching Alteryx 22.3 with new developments to the Alteryx Analytics Cloud platform, empowering enterprise readiness and unified, approachable, end-to-end analytics in the cloud.

Posted November 01, 2022

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