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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

Ensono, an expert technology adviser and managed service provider, is acquiring AndPlus, a cloud native and data engineering firm. This acquisition continues Ensono's strategic investment in scaling its cloud and data engineering capabilities and reinforces the company's commitment to helping clients plan, build, migrate, and operate in the cloud, according to the vendor.

Posted July 14, 2022

AI is delivering new benefits and efficiencies to organizations through greater automation capabilities, ease of use, and accessibility—across a variety of use cases. Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other compounding factors such as climate change and sustainability, supply chain delays, the Great Resignation, and the war in Ukraine, companies are scrambling to take advantage of what AI has to offer during this upheaval.

Posted July 13, 2022

Following the integration and acquisition of several backup and recovery companies and solutions, Jungle Disk is rebranding as CyberFortress—a global company providing managed data backups built to prevent business disruption through rapid recovery. The acquisitions include KeepItSafe, LiveVault, and OffsiteDataSync from J2 Global.

Posted July 13, 2022

MANTA, the data lineage platform, is partnering with IBM to drive data-driven success for enterprise-level customers by providing MANTA's data lineage platform with IBM Cloud Pak for Data to offer businesses historical, indirect, and technical data lineage capabilities. MANTA's automated data lineage platform is designed to provide a line of sight into data environments by building a powerful map of all data flows, sources, transformations, and dependencies to help improve data governance, streamline migration projects, and accelerate incident resolution.

Posted July 13, 2022

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, interconnection, and managed services, is partnering with Corsa Security, a provider in automating firewall virtualization, to deploy, scale, and optimize its Palo Alto Networks ML-powered VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls with speed, simplicity, and savings.

Posted July 13, 2022

Ermetic, the cloud infrastructure security company, is offering a new capability for the Ermetic Platform that enables organizations to automate the process of granting developers and DevOps teams "Just in Time" (JIT) access to cloud infrastructure environments.

Posted July 12, 2022

Striim, Inc. is expanding its existing agreement with Microsoft to meet increasing customer demand for real-time analytics and operations by enabling customers to leverage Striim Cloud on Microsoft Azure. This move allows for continuous, streaming data integration from on-premises and cloud enterprise sources to Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI, taking full advantage of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform.

Posted July 12, 2022

Signal AI, a global External Intelligence company, is launching its External Intelligence Graph, a comprehensive view of an organization's external world built on real-time data and content. Signal AI's External Intelligence Graph maps the relationships between the things a modern organization needs to care about, like climate change, supply chain risk, or competitor intelligence, and highlights how an organization is "associated" to these important topics.

Posted July 12, 2022

Swimlane, the low-code security automation company, announced it has received $70 million in a growth funding round, accelerating the company's ongoing growth and operations on a global scale while continuing to advance its platform innovations in security automation ahead of the competition.

Posted July 11, 2022

SingleStore, the cloud-native database built for powering real-time data-intensive applications, announced it has been accepted as a Gold Status Partner in Intel's Disruptor Initiative. The program helps companies push the limits of innovation through technical enablement and multi-channel go-to-market activities. As a result, SingleStore customers will benefit by realizing enhanced database performance to address real-time data challenges while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).

Posted July 11, 2022

According to a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com the "Hyperscale Data Center Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027," the global data center support infrastructure market is set to reach $75.8 billion by 2024, registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% over the analysis period. Growth in the global market is being fueled by the rapidly rising volumes of data that needs to be stored and processed in a reliable and efficient manner.

Posted July 11, 2022

IBM announced it has entered a new 33-month work order under its contract with the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) to provide security services designed to enhance the Department of Defense's (DoD) microelectronics supply chain for critical mission platforms. As part of the Trusted Foundry Access II program, IBM Consulting will continue to establish secured microelectronics manufacturing flows at commercial state-of-the-art fabrication facilities.

Posted July 11, 2022

IBM is acquiring Databand.ai, a leading provider of data observability software that helps organizations fix issues with their data, including errors, pipeline failures, and poor quality. The acquisition further strengthens IBM's software portfolio across data, AI, and automation to address the full spectrum of observability.

Posted July 11, 2022

GigaSpaces is partnering with IBM and Wix to design a joint Digital Acceleration Hub (DAH), aiming to accelerate the pace at which enterprises and start-ups can build and deploy new digital services. The joint solution combines GigaSpaces' high-performance in-memory data platform with the capabilities and cutting-edge technologies of IBM and Wix.         

Posted July 11, 2022

To serve the data analytics and applications for business growth and operational needs, data lakes are being widely adopted as the data infrastructure because of their scalability and flexibility. Data lakes are strong at parking petabytes of data and production delivery as a result of their "schema-on-read" structure. But every coin has two sides. Data lakes, as a semantically flexible data store and bypassed governance efforts, have been seen as muddy swamps and inefficient in data management.

Posted July 11, 2022

The traditional approach of providing data access to applications via remote database servers is not ideal for microservices. And while SQL provides standard access to relational databases, GraphQL can be used with any type of database—and it returns JSON documents.

Posted July 07, 2022

Ask a data engineer why they got into the field, and they'll likely share how they looked forward to bringing concepts to life or solving complex challenges; or they wanted to share their expertise in a collaborative, agile environment; or they simply wanted to provide better visibility into the way products work for end users—and how it could be improved.

Posted July 07, 2022

Optimizing the performance of operational databases and the applications that access them is a constant battle for DBAs. Of course, writing efficient SQL is the most important aspect of ensuring optimal database performance but no amount of SQL-tweaking or system-tuning can optimize the performance of queries run against a poorly designed or disorganized database. Therefore, time must be spent on tuning and optimizing the design, parameters, and physical construction of database objects, specifically tables and indexes, and the files in which their data is stored. The actual composition and structure of database objects must be monitored continually and changed accordingly if the database becomes inefficient.

Posted July 07, 2022

What's the hardest part of managing a merger, acquisition, or divestiture? The answer may seem to be getting lawyers and regulators to sign off on the deal or handling the business restructuring that follows. But here's another hairy M&A and divestiture challenge which executives too often underestimate: migrating massive amounts data, most of it unstructured, between entities.

Posted July 07, 2022

The pandemic has expedited businesses' need to digitally transform. Surging digital demands paired with talent shortages while using legacy technologies have made it nearly impossible for businesses to keep pace with change, innovate, and stay ahead of the competition. To meet these challenges, organizations need technologies that make it easier to build applications and streamline workflows. The answer? Low code development.

Posted July 07, 2022

Data modeling has always been a task that seems positioned in the middle of a white-water rapids with a paddle but no canoe. On one side of the data modeling rapids are the raging agilists who are demanding working software and decrying virtually all documentation. To this agilists' group, data modeling is often seen as too simple to matter. But at the same time, their implementations will miss standardization in naming or data model patterns. And results may be so far off course that major rework is unavoidable. Sadly, far too many agile practices have been set up to place things under the technical debt umbrella, when in reality those practices never allow the re-factoring closet door to be opened. Poor data models are "overcome" by creating ever more complex logic around the data in order to get to a more proper result, as developers learn what really needs to be accomplished along the way, maybe. The results may work but can be a nightmare to maintain.

Posted July 07, 2022

A HealthCheck from Rocket MultiValue (MV) Professional Services can provide critical information clients need to get the most from their Rocket MV (Rocket UniVerse, Rocket UniData, Rocket D3) products. Expert consultants know how to isolate and remediate issues to get optimal system performance and help put an effective plan in place for optimization or growth.

Posted July 07, 2022

Revelation's flagship platform, OpenInsight, is being upgraded to help ease the transition for users who may still be using older versions of the product. "We're pushing to get this out because the older versions of the product, the 9.X versions, are 10 or 15 years old now and has an end-of-life of March 30, 2023," said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation Software. "We're trying to squeeze as many user requests in this release as possible to make the transition seamless as possible."

Posted July 07, 2022

To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted July 07, 2022

Most new initiatives in enterprise IT departments today involve the use of cloud solutions and services. The cloud has become a central component of corporate data strategies, and this is driving discussions not only around cloud brands, features, and migration strategies, but core IT issues like performance, flexibility, and security. It's no secret that many IT leaders look to the cloud as an opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs and improve their scalability and agility. At the same time, there are a variety of factors that impact the success of deployments and the benefits achieved.

Posted July 06, 2022

Scality announced that Scality ARTESCA lightweight object storage software is now officially supported on VMware virtual machines, providing production-level support for customers, equal to that on physical servers in terms of functionality, along with additional deployment flexibility.

Posted July 06, 2022

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is introducing a lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Region and providing a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services, bringing more than 100 OCI public cloud services into customers' data centers. These new services will help customers meet strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernization efforts.

Posted July 06, 2022

Commvault, an enterprise provider in intelligent data services across on-premises, cloud, and SaaS environments, is expanding its strategic partnership with Oracle to include Metallic DMaaS on Oracle Cloud. As part of Commvault's multi-cloud strategy, Metallic's industry-leading services will be offered on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and available in all commercial OCI regions globally. 

Posted July 06, 2022

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, is partnering with Oracle to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud by delivering managed cloud solutions to enterprises around the world. As part of the alliance, Kyndryl will become a key delivery partner for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), expanding upon its deep experience of working with and supporting customers using Oracle products and services.

Posted July 06, 2022

Relational databases are the cornerstone of many applications today, but users may hit some significant performance limitations imposed by disk-based storage. The most effective mitigation strategy is to add an in-memory cache to reduce latency, increase throughput, and improve scalability of your relational database.

Posted July 05, 2022

SADA announced it has developed POWERSTART Hadoop Migration Assessment, establishing a clear path to migrate specific workloads to Google Cloud, all customized to a users' unique technical requirements. "Hadoop is still the elephant in the room when dealing with large-scale data processing, and migrating these workloads to the cloud can deliver significant benefits to a wide variety of businesses," said SADA associate CTO Brian Suk.

Posted July 05, 2022

Crate.io, the enterprise data management company, is offering a new tier for CrateDB Cloud, offering the ability to deploy it with shared infrastructure resources and suspend compute power. With the deployment of this new tier of CrateDB Cloud, customers have access to more cost-effective options that enable use cases with changing requirements or smaller use cases with the flexibility to turn on and off compute power, according to the vendor.

Posted July 05, 2022

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, is introducing several platforms and updates across its security portfolio including Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19, and Retrospect Virtual 2022. "Ransomware is such a threat to businesses worldwide that Retrospect is focusing on providing tools for ransomware protection and detection to help defend crucial data from these cyber-security threats," said JG Heithcock, general manager, Retrospect, a StorCentric Company.

Posted June 30, 2022

Tellius, the AI-driven decision intelligence platform, is partnering with Databricks to give joint customers the ability to run Tellius natural language search queries and automated insights directly on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, powered by Delta Lake, without the need to move any data.

Posted June 30, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its long-time partner, Red Hat, is joining the HPE GreenLake ecosystem, enabling the companies to work together to combine new service offerings with Red Hat's open source technologies, such as Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, all deployed on the HPE GreenLake platform.

Posted June 29, 2022

Kyligence is introducing Kyligence Zen, an intelligent metrics store platform that helps to align business goals and key metrics by automating data pipelines from data lakes or data warehouses to its multidimensional OLAP database to deliver metrics consistency and data trust in a cost-effective way.  

Posted June 29, 2022

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is acquiring Varada, a data lake analytics accelerator, combining Varada's proprietary and patented indexing technology to transform data lake analytics. The combination empowers organizations to derive greater insights quickly and efficiently from their data, according to Starburst.

Posted June 28, 2022

Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company, is introducing the Cloudflare One Partner Program, presenting a new way for the channel to integrate and extend Cloudflare One. By building on Cloudflare's comprehensive Zero Trust, Network-as-a-Service, and Cloud Email Security offerings, the Cloudflare One Partner Program enables partners to provide the architecture needed to keep today's organizations secure while speeding up their devices, applications, and entire networks, according to the vendor.

Posted June 28, 2022

Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and contributor to Apache Arrow, is expanding its Enterprise Support offering to include Ibis due to high customer demand. "With Ibis support, we are helping enterprises reduce the risk of vendor lock-in. No longer will customers have to rewrite their Python analytics code when they upgrade their databases or big data platforms. Write once, and let the systems underneath naturally evolve," said Rodrigo Aramburu, co-founder and CPO of Voltron Data.

Posted June 28, 2022

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world's largest companies, is releasing the next version of its PRO/JCL, a job control language (JCL) management solution that includes a new interface through VS Code1 extension, Enhanced Directed Execution to include options for sending PROCs and PARMLIBs to remote LPARS, and improved visibility for NODE and LPAR in the primary panel. These updates help mainframe data centers achieve and operate a JCL environment that is error-free, standardized, and optimized.

Posted June 27, 2022

Object Management Group (OMG) announced Responsible Computing (RC), a new consortium comprised of technology innovators working together to address sustainable development goals. Responsible computing is a systemic approach aimed at addressing current and future challenges in computing, including sustainability, ethics, and professionalism, stemming from the belief that is needed to think about technology in terms of its impact on people and the planet.

Posted June 27, 2022

IBM plans to acquire Randori, a leading attack surface management (ASM) and offensive cybersecurity provider, further advancing IBM's Hybrid Cloud strategy and strengthening its portfolio of AI-powered cybersecurity products and services. Randori helps clients continuously identify external facing assets, both on-premise or in the cloud, that are visible to attackers—and prioritize exposures which pose the greatest risk.   

Posted June 27, 2022

NVIDIA announced it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation's Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) project, while making its NVIDIA DOCA networking software APIs widely available to foster innovation in the data center. Businesses are embracing open data centers, which require applications and services that are easily integrated with other solutions for simplified, lower-cost and sustainable management. Moving to open NVIDIA DOCA will help develop and nurture broad and vibrant DPU ecosystems and power unprecedented data center transformation.

Posted June 27, 2022

ScaleOut Software is releasing ScaleOut In-Memory Database with support for Redis clients, enabling users to connect to a cluster of ScaleOut servers to run Redis commands and improve their ease of use, scaling, and automated data recovery. Redis users can also simultaneously backup and restore all cluster nodes with a single command. Designed for use in enterprise deployments, these combined capabilities maximize cost savings and computing resources, and they eliminate key limitations of commercial Redis products, according to the vendor.

Posted June 24, 2022

Tecton, the enterprise feature store company, is partnering with Databricks, the Data and AI Company, to help organizations build and automate their machine learning (ML) feature pipelines from prototype to production. Tecton is integrated with the Databricks Lakehouse Platform so data teams can use Tecton to build production-ready ML features on Databricks in minutes.

Posted June 23, 2022

Splunk Inc., a data platform provider for security and observability, is offering new capabilities to power integrated security and observability on a shared data platform, helping organizations achieve end-to-end visibility, rapid time to investigation and action, and greater extensibility to solve data-centric challenges.

Posted June 23, 2022

Qlik is adding new and enhanced capabilities to its platform that will help customers maximize the value of their investment in Snowflake Data Cloud. These services expand the ability to both seamlessly feed Snowflake with near real-time data and more easily access data in real-time and action it for decision making across the enterprise, according to the vendor.

Posted June 23, 2022

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is partnering with Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, to enable a fast, reliable, and efficient solution for hybrid cloud storage, archiving, and backup.

Posted June 23, 2022

When organizations move their SAP applications to a cloud provider, what they are really doing is placing their mission-critical application into someone else's hands—this exacerbates the need for more cybersecurity monitoring to ensure the provider is handling it with care. Beware, some cloud service providers offer a monitoring service, but the customer also needs to have a process in place to understand what activities are ongoing in the hosted SAP system. 

Posted June 23, 2022

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