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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

"Temporality" is a term that database managers know well, but it may be a new one for business managers. That has to change, as the temporality your database supports­—or, how it handles time—could be the difference between whether or not the business will increase revenue, pay a fine, or identify new opportunities. Especially important in this regard is "bitemporality," which is the ability to examine data across different points in time.

Posted April 07, 2017

It is difficult to find someone not talking about or considering using containers to deploy and manage their enterprise applications. A container just looks like another process running on a system; a dedicated CPU and pre-allocated memory aren't required in order to run a container. The simplicity of building, deploying, and managing containers is among the reasons that containers are growing rapidly in popularity.

Posted April 07, 2017

Progress announced the latest release of Progress OpenEdge, an application development platform that helps simplify the delivery of mission-critical business applications. The 11.7 release includes capabilities to increase the ability to always be on, fortify applications through enhanced security, and keep accurate data flowing through the organization.

Posted April 06, 2017

OVH is acquiring VMware's vCloud Air business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in calendar Q2 2017.

Posted April 04, 2017

Fujitsu and Oracle jointly announced the launch of Fujitsu SPARC M12, a new lineup of enterprise servers available worldwide. Featuring Fujitsu's new SPARC64 XII processor, the companies say, the Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers achieve the world's highest per CPU core performance in arithmetic processing, offering improvements for a range of database workloads, from mission-critical systems on premises to big data processing in the cloud.

Posted April 04, 2017

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is receiving its largest funding to date, raising over $90 million in a Series C round co-led by investors GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Sequoia Capital, to expand sales and marketing to meet explosive customer demand. The investment will accelerate Cohesity's research and development of additional secondary storage use cases beyond data protection, with a special focus on analytics, test/dev, file services and object services.

Posted April 04, 2017

Data security provider McAfee has begun operating as a new standalone entity, with plans to expand upon its security solutions platform to better enable customers to effectively identify and orchestrate responses to cyberthreats.

Posted April 04, 2017

Teradata is launching an innovative database license model across hybrid cloud deployments, giving users more portability for deployment flexibility, subscription-based licenses, and simplified tiers with bundled features. With portable database licenses, Teradata customers can now have the flexibility to choose, shift, expand, and restructure their hybrid cloud environment by moving licenses between deployment options as their business needs change.

Posted April 04, 2017

EnterpriseDB (EDB) has released the EDB Postgres Ark Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) framework to the Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS). EDB Postgres Ark enables customizable deployments of Postgres clusters to private and public clouds, such as AWS as well as Red Hat OpenStack.

Posted April 03, 2017

The Oracle Public Cloud Offering has achieved a series of compliance certifications and attestations for for a number of core services.

Posted April 03, 2017

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, has obtained certifications from Hortonworks and Tableau and joined their technology partnership programs. GridGain says these relationships will make it easier for its customers to launch high performance big data systems built on Hortonworks that leverage in-memory computing and to visualize in-memory data held in GridGain using Tableau.

Posted March 31, 2017

In an effort to alleviate an impending critical shortage of developers, Cloud Foundry Foundation, an open source project whose stated purpose is to make Cloud Foundry the leading application platform for cloud computing, is launching a cloud-native developer certification initiative. The "Cloud Foundry Certified Developer" program will be delivered in partnership with The Linux Foundation. Training will be offered by companies, including SAP, IBM, and Pivotal, to help meet end user demand.

Posted March 30, 2017

Progress, a provider of application development and deployment technologies, is acquiring DataRPM, a privately-held company and leader in cognitive predictive maintenance for the industrial IoT (IIoT) market. DataRPM technologies can detect random and unknown failures using a combination of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning techniques, teaches machines to automate data science using a technique called Meta Learning, and horizontally scales to monitor and track any number of industrial machines, addressing the needs of even the most demanding use cases.

Posted March 30, 2017

Thales, a provider of cybersecurity and data security solutions, is integrating its nShield hardware security module (HSM) with Chain, a provider of enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure. The shared ledger model will offer the financial industry a new model for transacting between organizations that is more efficient and secure than legacy systems, according to Thales. Cost savings, faster transactions, and improved data quality add to the many benefits of the technology.

Posted March 30, 2017

Data analytics platform provider Looker closed an $81.5 million Series D funding round led by CapitalG, Alphabet's growth equity investment fund.

Posted March 30, 2017

Oracle has announced that Hearst has selected Oracle Cloud to provide its businesses with a common platform to accelerate business growth and global expansion.

Posted March 29, 2017

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has represented the voice of data technologists and professionals for more than 20 years, and we are excited about how our community continues to grow and focus on peer-to-peer education and know-how. With that focus we are excited for our premier yearly event: COLLABORATE 17 - IOUG Forum.

Posted March 29, 2017

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, is adding two-factor authentication (2FA) support in ADManager Plus, its Active Directory (AD) management, and reporting solution, making its platforms much more secure. The addition of 2FA support establishes an extra layer of security around ADManager Plus logins while user provisioning support makes the iOS app a complete user life cycle management tool for on-the-go AD admins.

Posted March 29, 2017

Oracle has unveiled its Cloud Converged Storage, which, it says, represents the first time a public cloud provider at scale has integrated its cloud services with its on-premises, high performance NAS storage systems.

Posted March 29, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration software, has announced that the newest version of its Talend Data Fabric integration solution has been certified on the MapR Converged Data Platform, which includes MapR-FS, MapR-DB and MapR Streams.

Posted March 29, 2017

Kinetica, provider of in-memory analytics database accelerated by GPUs, is partnering with Safe Software and created FME connectors that read and write data from Kinetica into and out of FME workspaces.

Posted March 29, 2017

Hazelcast, provider of an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has joined the Confluent Partner Program as a Technology Partner. Confluent provides a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, and designed its partner program to foster ecosystem around Apache Kafka and Confluent.

Posted March 29, 2017

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of software for integration, API management, and analytics, has announced availability of a new API management offering, TIBCO Mashery Professional, which is targeted at helping to speed up digital transformation activities.

Posted March 29, 2017

Jethro, provider of an index-based SQL enterprise platform, is launching Jethro 3.0, combining the power of indexing architecture with "auto-cubes" to accelerate all possible business intelligence use cases using big data.

Posted March 28, 2017

Splunk and New Relic are forming a strategic alliance and introducing a new integration to help enterprises improve customer experiences. The Splunk App for New Relic gives developers and IT operations teams a comprehensive view into both application performance and infrastructure health by sharing data across both Splunk and New Relic platforms.

Posted March 27, 2017

SAP is making enhancements to its cloud platform, allowing users to take it on the go and adding comprehensive new business services to the solution. SAP plans to deliver an SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, giving developers the tools needed to build powerful enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad devices.

Posted March 27, 2017

MicroStrategy is releasing an enhanced version of its signature platform, delivering a new set of APIs that will allow users to connect to almost any data source. MicroStrategy 10.7 also adds integrations with Natural Language Generation (NLG) providers Automated Insights and Narrative Science, letting users add Intelligent Narratives to their dashboards alongside their reports, graphs, and visualizations.

Posted March 27, 2017

Continuing the strong showing this year for tech IPOs, Alteryx, a provider of self-service data analytics software, rang the opening bell on Friday, March 24, in advance of its initial public offering on the NYSE under "AYX."

Posted March 24, 2017

Huawei, a global information and communications technology solution provider, has formed a new partnership with Software AG, a data center middleware vendor, to support the increasing demand of companies for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Huawei's Open IoT Platform and Network Infrastructure capabilities are being combined with Software AG's streaming analytics, hybrid enterprise integration and predictive analytics.

Posted March 23, 2017

MapR Technologies, Inc. is releasing its enhanced Customer 360 Quick Start Solution, featuring TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning capabilities. The tool is also used for diverse use cases including language translation and medical diagnosis.

Posted March 22, 2017

InsideView, a provider of sales and marketing solutions, is advancing its product integration with SAP Hybris Sales Cloud solutions, allowing users to sync customer and prospect data to their CRM records in real time directly from InsideView's global company and contact database.

Posted March 22, 2017

SAP is making a round of enhancements to the SAP Vora platform to help customers accelerate project implementations and offer speed, ease, and affordability to their enterprise business analytics. "Our goal continues to be delivering that insight from big data to the customer," said Ken Tsai, vice president, head of cloud platform and data management at SAP. "We have been on a mission to simplify big data for enterprise consumption."

Posted March 22, 2017

The SAP HANA express edition platform is now available from Google Cloud Launcher, allowing users the space to grow and gain real-time insights. SAP HANA on GCP will be able to deliver real-time insights and run mission-critical applications and analytics on a scalable and secure cloud infrastructure. GCP will provide an automated provisioning capability of certified SAP HANA instances to deliver enterprise-grade security, high availability, disaster recovery, and scalability.

Posted March 22, 2017

A team at SAP is diving into the world of college basketball again this year to help bring sanity to March Madness through the latest innovations in the cloud analytics product SAP BusinessObjects Cloud. Using the 2017 NCAA Division I men's basketball championships to highlight the value of analytics and hard data over intuition or sentiment, the Data Genius team at SAP is forecasting which of the 68 college basketball teams will advance in this year's tournament.

Posted March 22, 2017

At its premier developer event, Oracle announced that more global enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs are choosing the Oracle Cloud Platform. 7-Eleven, Altair, Astute Business Solutions, Bitnami, Calypso Technology, Ford Motor Company, GE Capital Business Process Management Services, HashiCorp, Infotech, SAS, Vertiv Corporation, and Zensar Technologies are just a few of the many organizations that are using Oracle Cloud's PaaS and IaaS services to easily develop, test, and deploy high-performance applications in the cloud.

Posted March 21, 2017

Realm, an independent mobile database, is releasing a new solution to the PostgresSQL platform that will let users connect to real-time data with mobile apps.Realm's new PostgreSQL Data Connector creates a simple two-way bridge between Postgres and the Realm Mobile Platform, effectively making Postgres real-time for mobile apps.

Posted March 21, 2017

Melissa Data, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, is rebranding as "Melissa" to reflect the company's increased focus on enabling global business intelligence. The change reflects the company's new identity verification services and industry-specific solutions to support Know Your Customer initiatives, risk management, and compliance.

Posted March 20, 2017

Dell Boomi (Boomi), which provides a platform for application and data integration, has acquired ManyWho, a unified cloud and low-code development platform that helps simplify workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to translate business processes into software applications for connecting employees, customers, and systems.

Posted March 16, 2017

Alation and Trifacta say they are extending their partnership to jointly deliver an integrated solution for self-service data discovery and preparation that enables users to access the data catalog and data wrangling features within a single interface.

Posted March 15, 2017

SAP has announced advancements in the SAP Vora solution to help customers accelerate project implementations and improve their enterprise business analytics.

Posted March 15, 2017

Dataguise, a provider of sensitive data governance, has announced that DgSecure now provides sensitive data monitoring and masking in Apache Hive.

Posted March 15, 2017

Last February, Oracle introduced a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program to provide organizations with technical and go-to-market assistance. Today, according to Oracle, the OPN program has 25,000 partners worldwide, over 200 specializations, 5,000 specialized partners and 150,000 certified partners. As the OPN Cloud Program marked its 1-year anniversary, Kimberly Lasseter, senior director of World Wide Alliances and Channels for the Oracle PartnerNetwork program, reflected on what has been achieved to date and what's ahead for Oracle partners.

Posted March 15, 2017

Signals from IoT-enabled devices represent an opportunity for organizations to better manage, interpret, and leverage data, and the organizations that have the ability to integrate device data into their business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions.

Posted March 15, 2017

The rise of big data and the growing popularity of cloud is a combination that presents valuable new opportunities to leverage data with greater efficiency. But organizations also need to be aware of some key differences between on-premise and cloud deployments, says Charles Zedlewski, senior vice president, products, at Cloudera.

Posted March 15, 2017

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