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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

SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, global enterprise transformation software and solutions provider, is releasing three CrystalBridge solution packages for moving SAP workloads to the cloud and for S/4HANA. Addressing customer needs for Cloud and SAP S/4HANA migrations, delayed due to prerequisite projects, delivery risks, and high migration costs, SNP introduced three packaged solutions that compress project timelines, contain fees, and minimize business downtime during cutover for these initiatives.

Posted May 26, 2021

The move to next-generation databases is driven by their ability to help companies achieve competitiveness and reach customers faster and more efficiently. These new breeds of systems can be a force for business transformation—whether it is generating new sources of revenue, enhancing customer experience, or producing data-driven insights that improve how organizations interact with customers.

Posted May 26, 2021

DBTA is hosting a webinar with Kore Technologies on June 10 to provide a deep dive into keeping MV systems fresh and up-to-date with the latest integrations. Mark Dobransky, managing partner, Kore Technologies, and Keith Lambert, VP of marketing and business development, Kore Technologies, will discuss how Kourier REST can extend and modernize MultiValue system via integration to other applications using RESTful Web Services.

Posted May 26, 2021

OnGroup has released MVON4, a platform update that augments MV applications with the ability to horizontally scale implementations of MultiValue. MVON4 gives MultiValue developers the tools to write software in MV, transpile to C# and run it in the .NET Common Language Runtime.

Posted May 26, 2021

Zumasys is acquiring Rover Data Systems, expanding its vertical market software business. Formerly known as Millennium III, the Rover ERP system has been completely rebranded by Zumasys. "We believe software should adapt to the needs of business, not the other way around," said Ron Vogel, co-founder of Rover Data. "MultiValue database technology is at the heart of Rover ERP's flexibility and we know we found the perfect partner in Zumasys."

Posted May 26, 2021

Incorta is partnering with Tableau on a Tableau connector which will allow customers to use Tableau as their analytics platform while speeding up complex data workflows with Incorta as their data source system. Tableau provides curated visual analytics that empower users to make the most of their data. Combined with Incorta's Direct Data Platform as a back-end database, the companies say, users will have a single source of truth for their data, allowing them to harness massive sets of data at lightning speed.

Posted May 25, 2021

Actian, a provider of hybrid data management, analytics, and integration software, has announced the Ingres NeXt initiative, for Ingres users looking to modernize their mission-critical applications while also creating a migration path to the cloud. The announcement features two key components: A new version of Actian's OpenROAD 4GL application development environment and support for Ingres software as a fully managed service in the cloud.

Posted May 25, 2021

Immuta, a leading provider of cloud data access control, is adding enhanced integrations with Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, Databricks SQL Analytics, and Trino (formerly PrestoSQL). These new integrations—combined with existing support for Databricks, Snowflake, Google BigQuery and Starburst—enable Immuta to provide universal cloud data access control across all popular data lakehouse technologies, according to the vendor.

Posted May 21, 2021

Styra, Inc., the founder of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader in cloud-native authorization, announced it raised $40 million in a Series B funding round to continue driving the reinvention of policy and authorization for cloud-native applications. From a product perspective, the company plans to utilize this funding to enhance Styra DAS with new policy-as-code use cases across the cloud-native stack, and expand integrations with key technology partners.

Posted May 21, 2021

Data is more critical than ever to the success of every organization. Digital transformation efforts continue to accelerate as enterprises are hungry for greater efficiency, agility, and innovation. This comes in the wake of the challenging conditions of the past year. The world of data management is evolving rapidly, bringing about new challenges and opportunities for businesses and data professionals alike. 

Posted May 21, 2021

DataStax is partnering with NetApp to deliver full lifecycle management for cloud native data in its DataStax Enterprise database as well as open source Apache Cassandra clusters.  As part of this partnership, the two companies worked together to integrate the NetApp Astra data management service for Kubernetes workloads with DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra to provide a single pane of glass management for Cassandra data in modern containerized environments.

Posted May 20, 2021

Yondr Group, a global leader, developer, owner operator, and service provider of hyperscale data centers, is unveiling a major expansion plan to deliver data center infrastructures across the United States, Canada, Central, and South America. The significant investment in data center projects will add to Yondr Group's existing network of global data centers and underscores the growing momentum to meet cloud and edge computing demands in the Americas.

Posted May 20, 2021

Enterprise data is more distributed than ever thanks to the explosion of SaaS tools across organizations. Dealing with this sprawl requires an agile approach that goes well beyond native vendor integrations or unruly hand-code implementations. DBTA recently held a webinar with Paul Lacey, senior director of product marketing, Matillion and Michael Schaefers, senior data engineer, TUI who discussed how to keep pace with enterprise analytics requirements.

Posted May 20, 2021

At the recent Percona Live Online Open Source Database Conference 2021, Percona showcased its open source database as a service (DBaaS). As an alternative to public cloud and large enterprise database vendor DBaaS offerings, this on-demand self-service option provides users with a way to deploy databases quickly. Plus, the company says, using Percona Kubernetes Operators means it is possible to configure a database once, and deploy it anywhere.

Posted May 19, 2021

Adalo, a no-code builder that allows anyone to create mobile and web apps, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A financing round, allowing the company to expand into fully-responsive web apps as well as to extend their marketplace beyond 3rd party components to include templates and integrations.

Posted May 19, 2021

Kentik, the network observability company, is unveiling Kentik Cloud, a new product suite for public cloud environments that gives enterprise customers increased visibility, improves performance, and better cost control. As part of the Kentik platform, Kentik Cloud fuses traffic and telemetry data with business, security, internet, and cloud metadata.

Posted May 19, 2021

Alteryx, provider of a platform for end-to-end analytics process automation, has announced a series of new innovations in analytics and data science automation, analytics in the cloud, machine learning (ML), and AI. The new products are focused squarely on delivering a simple user experience with a no-code, low-code approach to accelerate business outcomes for all organizations and anyone who wants to upskill, said Suresh Vittal, chief product officer of Alteryx.

Posted May 19, 2021

SNP (Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE), a global leader in enterprise transformation software and solutions, is strengthening its relationship with Google Cloud by entering its collaborative partner program as an official Global Build Partner in North America. The Build Partnership will generate new ideas and new solutions leveraging the advanced technical capabilities of both organizations for customers at any point along their cloud journey.

Posted May 19, 2021

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), is introducing a host of new features and functionality in Altair One, a fully integrated platform that brings together the company's entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Altair One offers the ability to provision turnkey, scalable appliance clusters across all major cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud Platform, in just a few mouse clicks.

Posted May 19, 2021

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, is introducing major data security features that enable organizations around the world to easily and accurately assess the impact of ransomware attacks and automate recovery operations. Rubrik's data security provides an important line of defense against these common threats and helps IT teams to answer the most pressing questions regarding their business data: What is the content of the data? What is happening to the data? Who is accessing important business information?

Posted May 18, 2021

Text IQ, an AI company helping organizations manage and mitigate risks in their data, is releasing Text IQ for Privacy, an AI solution that identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information hidden within enterprise data. Text IQ for Privacy automatically identifies and categorizes personal and sensitive information from both structured and unstructured sources, enabling redaction and deduplication before presenting the findings for human review.

Posted May 18, 2021

Cockroach Labs is releasing CockroachDB 21.1, a substantial leap forward for the distributed SQL database that enables users to tie data to specific locations anywhere in the world within a single database—ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing latency, and improving fault-tolerance.

Posted May 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching Confluent for Kubernetes, a platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures. To make it easier and faster to harness the value of data in motion across an entire organization, Confluent drew on its expertise managing thousands of Apache Kafka clusters in Confluent Cloud to offer the same cloud-native experience for on-premises environments, according to the vendor.

Posted May 17, 2021

HelpSystems is acquiring Beyond Security, a global leader in vulnerability assessment and management software, expanding HelpSystems' portfolio with cybersecurity capabilities. Beyond Security's cloud-based products enable hundreds of organizations to easily scan their growing, complex environments for network or application vulnerabilities.

Posted May 17, 2021

OtterTune is offering a private beta of the new OtterTune automatic database tuning service, providing users with a system backed by machine learning (ML) that automatically generates configuration settings to improve database performance and efficiency. The company also announced that it has received an initial seed funding round, led by Accel and others.  

Posted May 17, 2021

Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, is providing full contact intelligence tools and solutions for direct marketers that link personal and professional data for a single contact.

Posted May 14, 2021

KX, a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, is partnering with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics. The partnership combines the power of Databricks' Lakehouse Platform with KX's low latency streaming analytics, time-series, and edge compute capabilities to jointly address market demand for real-time actionable insights, driven by the explosion of sensors and the accelerated digital transformation of all industry sectors.

Posted May 14, 2021

Amplitude, the Digital Optimization System, is acquiring Iteratively, a leader in data planning and instrumentation. With the addition of Iteratively, Amplitude extends its leading data management offering, now empowering customers with a solution for preparing data for analytics and personalization that pairs with their existing built-in capabilities for resolving identities, integrating data sources, and governing quality and access.

Posted May 14, 2021

Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), enabling users to easily build connectors to data sources. The connectors make it possible to move and consolidate data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT).

Posted May 13, 2021

OpenText is introducing OpenText Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service to help enterprise customers uncover hidden risks and threats before they have a financial, legal, or reputational impact. This new service is the latest addition to the OpenText Security portfolio.

Posted May 13, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, David Weinberger, author of Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility, reflected on how machine learning is changing our ideas not only about how knowledge is developed and deployed, but even about what knowledge is and who we humans as knowers are.

Posted May 13, 2021

The events of early 2020 resulted in cataclysmic changes that interrupted many companies' data analytics programs. The economic upheaval caused by the global pandemic will have a lasting impact for many companies.  For some, strategies like cloud migrations have been accelerated, while others have turned to self-service data analytics to save the day. In the final keynote of Data Summit Connect 2021, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, looked ahead to a post-pandemic future and what it will bring.

Posted May 13, 2021

The one-size-fits-all RDBMS has given way to an explosion of diverse data management technologies. In a  session titled "Next-Generation Databases" at Data Summit Connect 2021, Guy Harrison looked at the history of data management from the mainframe through Hadoop to blockchain and considered the utility of  new database technologies for leveraging data assets, and speculated on how these will evolve to meet tomorrow's data needs.

Posted May 12, 2021

Machine learning (ML) is today's big buzzword, but most organizations struggle with turning ML into business value. Everyone wants it, but very few can cost-effectively turn it into reality. Lynda Partner, a self-described "data addict" and SVP of analytics and offerings, Pythian explored how to accelerate getting to value with machine learning during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Machine Learning: Making It Real, Making It Profitable."

Posted May 12, 2021

While the relationship between an agile organization and its success in the marketplace is clear, the competitive marketplace is tougher than ever, with technology-savvy innovators entering industries and challenging existing enterprises. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Bartak, distinguished engineer, Rocket Software, discussed the core components to provide Db2 for z/OS DBaaS during his presentation, "Database as a Service Comes to the Enterprise."

Posted May 12, 2021

Data lakes are one of the fastest growing trends in managing big data across various industries. However, the rise of event streaming has created a new technology category for stream processing using frameworks like Apache Flink and Kafka Streams. Nishith Agarwal, engineering manager, Uber, and Sivabalan Narayanan, senior software engineer, Uber discussed "Apache Hudi: The Streaming Data Lake Platform" during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation.

Posted May 12, 2021

What exactly is MLOps, and why does it matter for the business? At Data Summit Connect 2021, Skander Hannachi, AI/ML specialist at Google Cloud, provided an overview of MLOps, how it is used, and why business stakeholders should care.

Posted May 12, 2021

As software infrastructure is stretched between on premise, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software in compliance is a significant challenge. Michael Corey, co-founder, COO, LicenseFortress and Don Sullivan, product line manager, business critical applications, VMware discussed current software license trends, the difference between Oracle policy and your contractual obligations, licensing Oracle on a virtualized environment, and licensing best practices, during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Database Licensing: Best Practices and Pitfalls."

Posted May 12, 2021

Grant Fritchey, DevOps advocate, Redgate Software, believes that DevOps is all about a cultural change to how you manage your IT resources. The biggest challenge when implementing DevOps is learning all the necessary tooling in support of automation. During his Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Automating AWS Database Deployments," he showed the tools and mechanisms needed to get databases deployed through AWS, with additional steps and tools within AWS to expand the complexity and functionality of the database deployment process.

Posted May 12, 2021

The second day of Data Summit Connect 2021 opened up with presentations by Seth Earley, Founder and CEO, Earley Information Science and author, "The AI-Powered Enterprise," and Kevin Kline, Head Geek, SolarWinds, who discussed the importance of data and how to governance can help organizations drive decisions with data.

Posted May 12, 2021

Graph-powered machine learning and analytics are enabling unprecedented benefits, Victor Lee, head of product strategy and developer relations at TigerGraph, who cited Gartner's statement that "Graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions after the design of data capture." At Data Summit Connect 2021, Lee drilled down on what graph technology can offer organizations and why they should be using them now.

Posted May 11, 2021

Many research reports on data usage echo the same message: Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics, explored why customers and employees are not engaging with data products and services and suggested that this is because, often, they weren't designed around user needs, wants, and behavior.

Posted May 11, 2021

Modern data platforms are built to serve a variety of purposes, from securing sensitive corporate data assets to answering the questions of technically unsophisticated users. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Emma McGrattan, SVP, Actian, outlined the key traits of a winning modern data architecture.

Posted May 11, 2021

The data management world is not standing still; it is constantly evolving as new technologies and new requirements emerge. At Data Summit Connect 2021, Inessa Gerber, director of product management, Denodo, and Ruben Ugarte, data strategist, Practico Analytics discussed data virtualization, the logical data fabric, and how they both mix during their presentation, "Modernizing Data Management with Logical Data Fabric".

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Joe W. Perez, senior systems analyst, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, kicked off the keynote session with a presentation on the value of making data available to users in forms that make it understandable and actionable, while Chuck Frisbie, field CTO, Sisense, delivered a keynote on data and analytics strategies.

Posted May 11, 2021

Fully automatic removal of private information to enable data sharing and aggregation, while protecting users' privacy is essential in today's privacy-conscious world. To be effective, AI training requires access to large datasets. Thus, one of the biggest challenges is the seemingly unavoidable trade-off between user privacy and the ability to share and aggregate data. At Data Summit Connect 2021 Julia Komissarchik, CEO and founder, Glendor, discussed how it is possible to do both fully automatically during her presentation, "Ensuring Data Privacy."

Posted May 11, 2021

At Data Summit Connect 2021, Paul Nelson, managing director, search and analytics group, Accenture, asked whether (and how) neural networks have become smarter than humans are during his presentation, "How Neural Networks Became Smarter."

Posted May 11, 2021

Today, most data and analytic leaders recognize that DataOps provides the foundation for analytics excellence. From his perspective leading DataOps transformations at enterprise organizations, Chris Bergh, DataKitchen's head chef and CEO, shared steps for success in an enterprise DataOps journey at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted May 11, 2021

The modern data warehouse needs to support advanced analytics on multiple types of data from semi-structured to streaming. Driving BI dashboards is still at the heart of a data warehouse, but even those now demand data be current. Old-school batch ETL won't cut it. Paige Roberts, open source relations manager, Vertica, explained why and how our old definitions no longer apply, along with what changed and what drove those changes during her Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Your Definition of a Data Warehouse Is Probably Wrong."

Posted May 11, 2021

Migrating a large-scale Hadoop cluster to the cloud is challenging, especially when the cluster is very active and downtime during the migration is not an option. Tony Velcich, senior director, product marketing, WANdisco, and Ken Seier, chief architect, data and AI, Insight discussed the challenges involved in such a migration during their Data Summit Connect 2021 presentation, "Considerations for Large Scale Hadoop Data Migration to the Cloud."

Posted May 11, 2021

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