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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

Ongroup's MVON# Netbuilder now runs SB+ (System Builder) applications in .NET, also allowing users to launch applications within a browser user interface. While this browser user interface is written for those with existing SB+ or Netbuilder applications, organizations that have written their own application development tools in MV BASIC can use MVON# to turn their tools into .NET with SQL Server development tools.

Posted June 01, 2017

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is updating its flagship monitoring tool with enhanced features that will allow the platform to monitor both Thales payShield and Thales nShield HSMs through a single pane of glass. Additional capabilities to CipherTrust Monitor 2.0 include enhanced monitoring and displays as well as a new auditor role improving separation of duties.

Posted May 31, 2017

DataStax is releasing DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully-managed service of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data platform, making it easier and faster for enterprises to deliver cloud applications at scale. DataStax Managed Cloud eliminates the time spent on data management operations and allows customers to focus on their core business. DataStax Managed Cloud also provides customers with deployment flexibility in achieving real-time data management at scale in the cloud.

Posted May 31, 2017

Cloudera has launched Altus, a new PaaS offering aimed at making it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud. The initial Altus service helps data engineers use on-demand infrastructure to speed the creation and operation of elastic data pipelines that power sophisticated, data-driven applications.

Posted May 31, 2017

Pythian, a technology services provider, is launching a customized analytics solution that integrates multiple data types from both internal and external sources. The new solution, "Kick Analytics As A Service" (Kick AaaS), gathers multi-source, multi-format data together in the cloud, and adds advanced analytics, machine learning and visualizations to ensure business users and business systems get the insights they need when they need them

Posted May 31, 2017

Software AG has announced its GDPR Framework to help organizations address the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The European Union (EU) GDPR regulation mandates that all companies and institutions are legally bound to rules aimed at protecting personal data and for upholding the data privacy rights of individuals residing in the EU.

Posted May 30, 2017

Cohesity, provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is joining the Hwelett Packard Enterprise family along with releasing a pre-configured, certified scale-out storage solution that spans both on-premises and public cloud infrastructures.With this solution, more customers will realize the efficiency and value of secondary storage consolidation.

Posted May 26, 2017

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company , is building an autonomous data platform that will include Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents. The solution can intelligently automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective.

Posted May 26, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released a flash portfolio update with new products and data protection solutions. According to HPE, the adoption of flash storage continues to gain pace, with 51% of customers predicting that they will have an All-Flash Data Center within 5 years, while IT teams seek deeper integration across servers, storage, networks, and automation tools to maximize value from investments.

Posted May 25, 2017

Tableau Software, a provider of software for visual analytics, has announced four key new features in Tableau 10.3, which will be released next week.

Posted May 25, 2017

After recently attending the Zumapalooza conference, Kore's Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business development, says the company is seeing more interest in real-time integrations with MultiValue products. "Moving data to the cloud and hosting was a central theme, along with data security," Lambert said. "Extending and modernizing MultiValue applications, and finding other technology partners was important to visitors."

Posted May 24, 2017

SAP is making several announcements that will streamline operations for users with updates to its cloud platform, Business Hub, the introduction of Leonardo, and more. The SAP Cloud Platform will offer an agile multi-cloud environment, enabling more flexible and broader cloud adoption, and accelerating digital transformation across the business.

Posted May 24, 2017

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, is releasing a new version of the SAP User Experience Management (SAP UEM) application, including support for SAP HANA database, agentless monitoring for SAP applications, enhanced mobile device monitoring and expanded monitoring capabilities for SAP SuccessFactors solutions and SAP Fiori apps.

Posted May 24, 2017

Tricentis, a provider of software test automation, and Panaya, a provider of SaaS-based test management, are releasing a joint platform for autonomous software testing in SAP environments. Autonomous SAP testing generates SAP business process tests automatically, diving deep into applications and using machine learning to observe and understand patterns in end user transactions.

Posted May 24, 2017

SAP and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global are forming a partnership that will enable SAP SuccessFactors customers to improve employee health and well-being. Leveraging SAP SuccessFactors analytics and intelligent services capabilities, Thrive Global and SAP will jointly create a library of personalized pathways targeted to specific employee needs and triggered by key life and work events.

Posted May 24, 2017

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management software, has introduced the second enhancement pack for OpenText Release 16, the company's digital information platform that helps customers to digitize business processes and manage information flows across the digital enterprise. Supporting the flow of information inside and outside of the enterprise, the extended ECM platform offers stronger integrations within the OpenText Platform as well as with leading applications such as Archiving for Oracle EBS, and SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C), SuccessFactors, and Hybris Marketing.

Posted May 24, 2017

Crate.io, developers of CrateDB, a SQL database for real time analytics of IoT and machine data, is releasing CrateDB 2.0 in both open source and enterprise versions, updating its cluster capabilities and making SQL improvements. New improvements to the platform consist of performance and resiliency upgrades for clustering, SQL enhancements such as aggregations on joins, sub-selects, table renaming and reindexing, and enterprise edition features.

Posted May 24, 2017

Businesses need to act now for the arrival of EU GDPR compliance regulations, or risk being among the first to be penalized when the regulations take effect in 12 months' time, according to Commvault, which contends that corporate complacency is one of the biggest barriers to GDPR compliance with many organizations yet to implement suitable processes or technology.

Posted May 24, 2017

IBM has introduced a toolkit on Power Systems optimized for open source databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra, to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.

Posted May 24, 2017

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, is announcing enhancements to its portfolio of SQL Server database management and performance monitoring solutions. "We are announcing multiple enhancements to address the Microsoft SQL Server community and customer base," said Greg Davoll, software products leader, Quest Software. Quest as a company is focused on three sets of capabilities for customers: database performance monitoring; database replication; and database development and management tooling, and these new product enhancements reflect that focus, he added.

Posted May 24, 2017

Informatica, a provider of solutions for enterprise data management, has unveiled a metadata-driven artificial intelligence technology called "CLAIRE" with the latest release of the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform.

Posted May 23, 2017

With customer experience expected to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by 2020, Couchbase contends that a new category of database that enables enterprises to continually create and reinvent the customer experience is critical.

Posted May 23, 2017

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has enhanced its SQL Secure and SQL Doctor products with new cloud capabilities. The releases help data professionals to adapt to, experiment with and take advantage of expanding cloud strategies, while DBAs can embrace the speed and agility demands of DevOps with database performance and security recommendations designed for the public cloud.

Posted May 23, 2017

SignalFx, a provider of monitoring and operational intelligence solutions for the cloud, has announced the general availability of its latest release featuring new alerting capabilities that enable cloud operations teams to better monitor and manage cloud infrastructure, containers, and applications.

Posted May 22, 2017

IBM has created a program to help enterprises take blockchain networks into production faster. "We understand the challenges organizations face and the resources needed to get blockchain networks right the first time," said Marie Wieck, general manager of blockchain technology for IBM.

Posted May 22, 2017

CA Technologies has added new data protection enhancements to CA Data Content Discovery and CA Compliance Event Manager that are designed to simplify security management across the enterprise and enable end-to-end protection for data-in-motion from mobile to mainframe.

Posted May 22, 2017

Syncsort, an analytics platform provider, has announced new integration between its Big Iron to Big Data powerhouse Ironstream, and Compuware's Application Audit software that delivers real-time machine data to Splunk Enterprise Security for Security Information and Event Management. The new integration is intended to help organizations detect threats against mainframe data, correlate them with related information and events, and satisfy compliance requirements.

Posted May 22, 2017

Continuing its Cloud Platform expansion, Oracle is adding enhancements to make it easier for organizations to move enterprise database applications to the cloud.

Posted May 17, 2017

As DBAs, we can get mired in the depths of performance tuning parameters and scripts, sometimes getting lost in all the details. It is a good idea to always have a set of goals and philosophies that you can lean on to keep you focused and working on the appropriate things. That is what I want to talk about in this month's DBA Corner column. Some high-level rules of thumb for achieving your DBMS-related performance goals and maintaining your sanity.

Posted May 17, 2017

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, and Oracle have formed a new relationship to simplify management and enable advanced security features for Oracle's suite of mobile business applications and Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (OMCS) for mobile devices.

Posted May 17, 2017

In October of 2008, Congress enacted the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, more commonly known as the bailout of the financial system. The understanding was that catastrophic financial consequences would be the result of the failure of these entities and that those aggregate failures could devastate the U.S. The recent major outages in the public clouds services inevitably lead to the same issue being consider with regard to this new industry.

Posted May 15, 2017

With the furor over fake news, where the truth is massaged for commercial or political gain, the focus has gone off fake data—which can have a lot more perilous consequences.

Posted May 15, 2017

When people talk about the next generation of applications or infrastructure, what is often echoed throughout the industry is the cloud. On the application side, the concept of "serverless" is becoming less of a pipe dream and more of a reality. The infrastructure side has already proven that it is possible to deliver the ability to pay for compute on an hourly or more granular basis.

Posted May 15, 2017

You will often hear experienced practitioners and consultants suggest that there is both an art and a science to effective data governance. The art is in the details of fine-tuning a data governance program to fit your culture and address specific business needs. But the fundamental principles of data governance are best understood and executed through science.

Posted May 15, 2017

The tide is changing for analytics architectures. Traditional approaches, from the data warehouse to the data lake, implicitly assume that all relevant data can be stored in a single, centralized repository. But this approach is slow and expensive, and sometimes not even feasible, because some data sources are too big to be replicated, and data is often too distributed to make a "full centralization" strategy successful.

Posted May 15, 2017

Over the next 6 years, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to reach $883.55 billion, as connected devices continue to pour into just about every aspect of our lives. For enterprises, the IoT is helping to transform products into connected services, capable of creating recurring revenue streams, reducing costs, and enhancing customers' experiences.

Posted May 15, 2017

Data—now universally understood to be the lifeblood of businesses—is at risk like never before in the form of both malicious attacks and innocent indiscretions. Recently, Steve Grobman, CTO for McAfee, discussed the range of threats to data security and what companies must do to defend themselves.

Posted May 15, 2017

Organizations are embracing data visualization as more than a tool to "see" trends and patterns in data but as a pathway to a dynamic culture of visual data discovery. As with any type of cultural shift, there are going to be a few bumps along the road as innovative ways to transform data into actionable insights through the power of data visualization are sought.However, with a few considerations kept top-of-mind in the early stages of data visualization adoption, common problems can be avoided.

Posted May 15, 2017

Big data and analytics are all around these days. Most companies already have their first analytical models in production and are thinking about further boosting their performance. However, far too often, these companies focus on the analytical techniques rather than on the key ingredient: data. The best way to boost the performance and ROI of an analytical model is by investing in new sources of data which can help to further unravel complex customer behavior and improve key analytical insights.

Posted May 15, 2017

Today's headlines are filled with news about artificial intelligence (AI), proclaiming variously that robots will take our jobs, cure cancer, or change industries in ways unseen since the industrial revolution. One thing is clear to those of us watching closely, however: It's not all hype. In 2016 alone, the quantity of AI startup acquisitions was remarkable, but most of these massive investments were made by an elite corps of companies, such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and a few others.

Posted May 15, 2017

What are the enabling technologies that make enterprise architecture what it is today? There are a range of new-generation technologies and approaches shaping today's data environments. The key is putting them all together to help enterprise architecture fit into the enterprise's vision of itself as a data-driven organization. Tools and technologies emerging within today's data-driven enterprise include cloud, data lakes, real-time analytics, microservices, containers, Spark, Hadoop, and open source trends.

Posted May 15, 2017

Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, a graph database solution, is releasing an update to Neo4j that introduces enterprise scaling, governance and security capabilities, and improves native graph performance. The update, Neo4j 3.2, adds multi-data center capabilities to enable customers to build the next generation of global internet scale applications.

Posted May 11, 2017

TimeXtender is now offering its Discovery Hub in three deployment models: in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid model.

Posted May 11, 2017

GridGain Systems, a provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced the availability of GridGain Professional Edition 2.0, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 2.0.

Posted May 11, 2017

Boxever, which provides an artificial intelligence-based personalization platform for B2C companies, has announced its partnership with the Oracle Marketing AppCloud, and the availability of Boxover's Customer Intelligence Cloud on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Boxover, which is also a Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, offers AI and data analytics capabilities to help marketers improve personalization.

Posted May 10, 2017

Syncsort is integrating its Big Iron to Big Data powerhouse Ironstream with Compuware Corporation's Application Audit software, improving an organization's ability to detect threats against critical mainframe data, correlate them with related information, and events to satisfy compliance requirements.

Posted May 10, 2017

Dell EMC is announcing new data backup and protection solutions to enable customers to ensure data is secure, backed up and protected against disasters and outages.

Posted May 09, 2017

IBM is opening four new IBM Cloud data centers across the United States to support growing enterprise demand for cloud infrastructure that can provide access to services such as IoT, blockchain, quantum computing and cognitive. The new cloud centers are based in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Posted May 08, 2017

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