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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

The latest product release from Panzura, CloudFS 8 Defend, is now available, providing seamless integration with the Varonis Data Security Platform, which protects enterprise data from unauthorized access and cyber-threats both on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted March 12, 2021

WANdisco, the LiveData company, is forming a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to automate, accelerate, and simplify the migration of on-premises Hadoop analytics workloads to Snowflake's data platform.

Posted March 12, 2021

IntegrationWorks Australia, the company that specializes in data connectivity for enterprise applications, infrastructure, and cloud environments, is forming a new partnership with SnapLogic, providing IntegrationWorks customers with the ease and self-service nature of SnapLogic.

Posted March 11, 2021

Ben Sharma, co-founder and chief product officer of Zaloni, spoke with BDQ about the challenges companies are facing in their efforts to gain value from data.

Posted March 11, 2021

ionir is expanding the availability of its Kubernetes native storage platform, eliminating complexity in Kubernetes data and storage management. Based on a simple yet revolutionary concept, ionir gives data the same agility that Kubernetes offers applications.

Posted March 10, 2021

Vertica and Dell EMC have announced the general availability of Vertica in Eon Mode for Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), delivering data-driven organizations more freedom to leverage cloud innovation for analytics. According to the companies, this combined predictive analytics offering gives data-driven organizations the ability to leverage cloud innovation for analytics wherever their data resides, supporting hybrid deployments and on-premises data center use cases.

Posted March 10, 2021

Navisite announced it is now a Google Cloud Partner, a designation that recognizes the company as an authorized managed services provider on Google Cloud. As a Google Cloud Partner, Navisite not only demonstrates the required knowledge and expertise to successfully migrate customers to Google Cloud but also the commitment and partnership with Google Cloud to help customers maximize business growth, innovation, and profitability.

Posted March 09, 2021

VMware is making a variety of portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure along with boosting its partnership with NVIDIA. The new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 will help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready; scales without compromise; boosts infrastructure and data security; and simplifies operations.

Posted March 09, 2021

Kinetica, the streaming data warehouse, is releasing the Kinetica Developer Edition, giving developers, data engineers, and data architects the ability to create ideas and small-scale proof-of-concepts without worrying about license expiration.

Posted March 09, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of the real-time AI platform built on a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is releasing version 3.1 of its database, introducing new features and functionality to support enterprises with real-time AI projects.

Posted March 09, 2021

In 2020, companies across every industry were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many new business models emerged, including curbside deliveries, contactless-service, and virtual fitness training, to name a few. With 2021 well underway, let's take a look at the new business and technology habits that we can expect to endure even after the pandemic is over.

Posted March 08, 2021

Elastic and Grafana Labs are forming a partnership to deliver the best possible experience of both Elasticsearch and Grafana. Through joint development of the official Grafana Elasticsearch plugin, users can combine the benefits of Grafana's visualization platform with the full capabilities of Elasticsearch.

Posted March 08, 2021

There are many new and intriguing possibilities for analytics that require an investment in learning and new technology. But the return on the investment can be sizable in terms of gaining insight into your business, and in better servicing your customers.

Posted March 08, 2021

TrustPlace Technologies, is forming a partnership with Monnit—a leading IoT solution company, to offer integration of Monnit's IoT Remote Monitoring Solutions with its powerful digital frontline operations platform.

Posted March 05, 2021

ScaleOut Software is joining the Digital Twin Consortium to help define and advance the use of digital twin technologies across various industries.

Posted March 05, 2021

Kin + Carta (KTC), the global digital transformation consultancy, is launching Kin + Carta Data Labs, a statically conceived hub of data-related innovation and expertise.  

Posted March 04, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, is releasing its Maverics Identity Orchestrator platform for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), enabling organizations to migrate applications to the cloud without rewriting them. In addition, Strata allows companies to modernize on-premises apps by extending Azure AD authentication and access control capabilities to them with no code changes. 

Posted March 04, 2021

Precisely, a leader in data integrity, is being acquired by Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Clearlake") and TA Associates.

Posted March 03, 2021

Kaskada, a machine learning company, is releasing its feature engineering platform, enabling data science teams to use the solution for a wide variety of use cases, including fraud, personalization, and recommendation engines. Kaskada's feature engineering platform is an ML platform for data scientists that focuses on the feature engineering and feature serving experience.

Posted March 03, 2021

Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, is releasing the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Operational Database on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. CDP Operational Database is a fully managed cloud-native operational database that offers unparalleled scale, performance, and reliability. Optimized to be deployed anywhere, on any cloud platform, CDP Operational Database aligns with the cloud infrastructure strategy best suited for the business, according to the vendor.

Posted March 03, 2021

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, is acquiring Airbrake, a developer-centric application error and performance monitoring company.The acquisition will extend LogicMonitor's ITIM platform into developer environments and will enable customers to gain visibility into continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) workflows to ensure that every code release delivers a flawless customer experience. 

Posted March 03, 2021

Dashboard users doing unsophisticated, largely repetitive, operational reports and analyses ask their IT support personnel to provide data in a simple way; they demand fast performance from their queries; and they demand new functionality be provided quickly. While often not stated explicitly, the "simple" data presentation implies several characteristics.

Posted March 03, 2021

Oracle has announced that Northwell Health, one of the largest health systems in New York, turned to Oracle Analytics Cloud to optimize patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We realized we needed a better way to calculate staffing needs and manage our search for staff so we could maximize patient safety," said Elina Petrillo, assistant vice president, HR Technology, Northwell Health.

Posted March 03, 2021

Grafana Labs, the company behind the open and composable observability platform, is releasing the unified Grafana Enterprise Stack. Enterprise Stack includes data source plugins for visualizing other commercial tools in Grafana, such as  Oracle, Splunk, New Relic, MongoDB, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and more.

Posted March 03, 2021

Akash Network, provider of a decentralized cloud computing marketplace and the first DeCloud for DeFi, has developed and is set to launch the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) Relayer timed to Interchain Foundation's launch of IBC. IBC enables various blockchain protocols to communicate and transact with each other independently, providing a framework to connect the global economy to the blockchain.

Posted March 02, 2021

Today's organizations often have more information at their disposal than they know what to do with. From products and apps to processes, departments, data, and more, there's so much that should be considered every time a business takes on a new change project, considers a new solution, or begins a major digital transformation. Before organizations embark on any of those journeys, they must understand how to get from their current state to where they ultimately want to end up.

Posted March 02, 2021

Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted March 02, 2021

Oracle Database 21c is now available on Oracle Cloud, including the Always Free tier of Oracle Autonomous Database. The new release contains more than 200 new innovations, including immutable blockchain tables, in-database JavaScript, native JSON binary data type, AutoML for in-database machine learning (ML), and persistent memory store, as well as enhancements for in-memory, graph processing performance, sharding, multitenant, and security. "Oracle Database 21c continues our strategy of delivering the world's most powerful converged database engine," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, database server technologies, Oracle.

Posted March 02, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra serverless, an open, multi-cloud serverless database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that delivers  a combination of pay-as-you-go data together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source.DataStax Astra builds upon the Apache Cassandra open source database and introduces a modern, microservices-based architecture that separates compute from storage, enabling database resources to scale up and down on demand to match application requirements and traffic independent of compute resources.

Posted March 02, 2021

Ataccama, a provider of self-driving data management and governance solutions, is acquiring Tellstory, an innovative startup and easy-to-use data visualization platform that provides an engaging way to tell data-driven stories. The acquisition advances Ataccama's vision of giving businesses and data teams the ability to innovate at unprecedented speed while maintaining trust, security, and governance of their data.

Posted March 02, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is offering enhanced capabilities within the SHIFT Migration Suite and Crawler360, allowing enterprises to automatically migrate from Apache Hadoop to their desired cloud solution.

Posted March 02, 2021

The new APM Integrated Experience helps reduce the complexity associated with modern APM by streamlining visibility into critical application and infrastructure performance and empowering tech pros with faster, easier troubleshooting. 

Posted March 02, 2021

Itential, a provider of network and cloud automation, is releasing the latest updates to its low-code automation platform, including new configuration management capabilities for simplifying device configuration, compliance, and remediation across physical, virtual, and cloud-native networks.

Posted March 01, 2021

Sisu, providers of an augmented intelligence solution, is introducing a new analytics experience designed to accelerate the exploration of cloud-scale data. Informed by months of research, the redesigned product enables data teams to streamline their workflow, answer critical questions quickly, and get the complete picture behind changing metrics without cumbersome manual exploration, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2021

In 2020, we endured the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on health and life, and we also saw  multitudes of businesses and organizations collapse. One of those casualties was PASS, also known as the Professional Association for SQL Server.

Posted March 01, 2021

It's hard to overstate the impact WiredTiger technology has had on MongoDB. When MongoDB announced its storage engine API in 2014, the WiredTiger team immediately saw the opportunity and raced to provide the best solution. The rest, as they say, is history.

Posted March 01, 2021

To be successful, business users need clarity into data definitions, synonyms, business attributes and usage to develop quality data intelligence. As a result, a data catalog must enable business users to understand and leverage data as an asset. By tracking data lineage to understand data's origins and transformations, businesses provide an audit trail throughout the data's lifecycle.

Posted March 01, 2021

Avalara, Inc. a provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, is adding new certified integrations to its platform including MultiValue support. These integrations include 10 newly certified integrations with accounting, ERP, ecommerce, point-of-sale, mobile commerce, and CRM software applications, in addition to adding 22 new marketplace customers utilizing Avalara tax technology solutions.

Posted March 01, 2021

It's been 5 years and Royal Papers is still going strong after switching to a Pick Cloud MultiValue system. Royal's MultiValue application is mission-critical and the lifeblood of its business. It handles inventory control, accounts payable, and receivables (and more) and is used for everything except payroll. If it is disrupted in any way, or down for any long period of time, it would be catastrophic.

Posted March 01, 2021

Technology innovator Pliops announced it has closed a $65 million oversubscribed funding round to deliver game-changing value for enterprise and cloud customers. The investment will be used to bring the new levels of scale, speed, and cost effectiveness promised by Pliops' storage processor to more customers in more ways.

Posted February 26, 2021

dotData, a provider of full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing dotData Cloud, consisting of a new risk-free, AI-automation software platform and services. The solution was developed specifically to support growing enterprise organizations with small or no data science teams who want to launch or accelerate their data science practice.

Posted February 26, 2021

Calligo, an end-to-end managed data services provider, is acquiring Decisive Data, a provider of data analytics, data science, and visualization solutions. The acquisition of Decisive Data immediately propels and broadens Calligo's data science capabilities, accelerating its global delivery of managed data insights services.

Posted February 26, 2021

Profisee, a provider of master data management (MDM) solutions, is offering its platform-as-service (PaaS) multi-domain MDM solution with a new native integration with Microsoft Azure data services.

Posted February 25, 2021

Digital Guardian, a leader in data loss prevention (DLP) and managed detection and response (MDR), is deepening its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through several key initiatives and achievements. Digital Guardian has announced the general availability of their integration with Amazon Macie, a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and provide additional protection for customers' sensitive data in AWS.

Posted February 24, 2021

Prophecy.io has announced the rollout of the new SaaS version of its unique low code data engineering platform, which is designed for data practitioners. Prophecy aims to help businesses accelerate the development and deployment of data pipelines so that massive incoming data streams can be prepared for analytics and machine learning.

Posted February 24, 2021

nOps, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud management platform, announced it has been awarded SOC 2 certification for its SaaS platform, confirming the company applies rigorous internal security policies and procedures as it helps customers optimize their AWS infrastructure.

Posted February 24, 2021

Fivetran, an automated data integration provider, is adding new data source connectors for IBM, Oracle, and SAP. The pre-built connectors add to the more than 150 maintained 24/7 by Fivetran.

Posted February 24, 2021

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