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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.



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MathWorks has announced introduced Release 2021b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. Release 2021b (R2021b) offers new and updated features and functions in MATLAB and Simulink, along with two new products and five major updates.

Posted September 28, 2021

The pandemic has shown clearly that the risk of doing nothing in digital is exceeding the risk of doing something. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to become the next digital rainmaker.

Posted September 27, 2021

Unlike their historical ancestors who carried out their acts during a violent war, these pirates of the information superhighway hone their skills so that they can attack remotely when war is imminent or whenever else they wish. They can use these cyberskills to disrupt key infrastructure such as a gas pipeline, a hospital, or other critical facets of an ever-narrowing and fragile supply chain. While they do not carry letters of marque, we know many are state-sponsored.

Posted September 27, 2021

The amount of data associated with networks is massive, especially when compared to the percentage of traffic that is actually malicious. There is just too much data to analyze in a single day, and this problem is compounded on a daily basis. Threat tactics are constantly changing, with events occurring at a higher frequency, which is forcing the network security industry to prepare for and react to any questionable situation. To make matters worse, cybersecurity specialists are in very high demand, and there is a limited pool of talent from which to draw.

Posted September 27, 2021

Today's data-driven organizations demand capabilities that adapt to the enterprise and open new paths of innovation to business users. Achieving leadership in today's economy requires identifying and preparing for the emerging technologies and methodologies that deliver transformation.

Posted September 27, 2021

Immuta, a leader in universal cloud data access control, announced its SaaS deployment option received Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 2 certification, further validating the company's solution as providing robust data security and privacy for its growing customer base.

Posted September 27, 2021

Panzura is offering Panzura Guarantee, a new complementary program to ensure peace-of-mind and ease across every stage of the customer journey and throughout the lifetime of a Panzura implementation. The program is designed to accelerate hybrid-cloud adoption so organizations can quickly and securely accrue the benefits of cloud-based data management using Panzura's technology.

Posted September 27, 2021

Matillion, a leading cloud data integration platform, announced it has secured $150 million in Series E funding, empowering the company to continue to grow its cloud analytics, AI, and machine learning for large global enterprises. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Posted September 23, 2021

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing, is adding new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

Posted September 23, 2021

From data ingestion to data modeling and governance, more and more organizations are looking towards automation to accelerate and improve data management and analytics processes. And at a time when data environments continue to expand in size and complexity while IT staff sizes remain relatively flat, it's easy to understand the appeal. Business leaders are hungry for fast, actionable insights. Manual tasks are error prone and time consuming. For many enterprises, the traditional approach to data management is no longer sustainable, particularly when it comes to enabling modern data analytics strategies.

Posted September 23, 2021

ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider, is releasing its Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS) solution to help privacy and compliance teams quickly identify, inventory, and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Data across all types of repositories, ActiveNav's Inventory product discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others.

Posted September 22, 2021

Paige Roberts, Vertica open source relations manager,  provided a contemporary definition of the data warehouse and its "deploy anywhere" orientation during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.      

Posted September 22, 2021

SAP is partnering with Amazon Business to enable employees to tap into hundreds of millions of items on Amazon Business directly from within SAP Ariba solutions. With this partnership and technology integration, Amazon Business becomes a source of supply for Spot Buy, a capability within SAP Ariba solutions for users to purchase items from trusted suppliers.

Posted September 22, 2021

SAP is acquiring the intellectual property of SwoopTalent, a provider of talent data intelligence, in an asset acquisition. The deal furthers SAP's vision of human experience management (HXM), which prioritizes individualized employee experiences and dynamic opportunities that boost engagement, improve organizational agility, and ultimately fuel business transformation.

Posted September 22, 2021

ReleaseOwl, a native DevOps platform for SAP applications built on-premise and cloud, is extending its capabilities into the infrastructure monitoring space with its ReleaseOwl Infrastructure Monitor for SAP Solutions. The Infrastructure Monitor platform is an SAP native monitoring solution (bundled along with the ReleaseOwl DevOps Platform) which SAP customers can use to monitor their HANA infrastructure of critical applications and business processes hosted on Azure or AWS.

Posted September 22, 2021

Cloudingo, by Symphonic Source, a provider of solutions that ensure data quality integrity between Salesforce and other applications, is partnering with Boomi, a provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Through this partnership, Cloudingo's intelligent data quality engine can be integrated with the Boomi AtomSphere Platform connectors to deliver seamless data quality between Salesforce and other applications including Oracle Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.

Posted September 22, 2021

Zumasys is offering a video training series on PICK MultiValue Dictionaries. The most recent virtual session features Pete Schellenbach, author of AccuTerm. Additionally, AccuTerm Enterprise is available for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) or environments with hundreds of users.

Posted September 22, 2021

Rocket, in partnership with Pick Cloud, is hosting virtual, hands-on, instructor-led Rocket MVIS workshops. "We created these free hands-on workshops for customers to allow them to get familiar with the product, RESTful services, and APIs," said Hernando Borda, MV senior product manager at Rocket. "People seem to be really excited."

Posted September 22, 2021

Full Sail Partners in Steamboat Springs, Colorado specializes in client-focused consulting, business strategy, data architecture, and software solutions for over 1,000 project-based companies in industries such as architecture, engineering, and environment, amongst others. In the testing phase of Informer 5.4, some Entrinsik clients were granted access to the Templates Preview feature. Full Sail Partners started using this new functionality to automate their previously manual form and template creation.

Posted September 22, 2021

Domino Data Lab, provider of the Enterprise MLOps platform, is making upgrades to its model monitoring capabilities, allowing companies to place greater trust in the models they deploy. This and other enhancements—including Domino Model Monitor (DMM) support for AWS, GCP, and Azure— are part of Domino 4.6.

Posted September 21, 2021

D2iQ, an independent Kubernetes platform, is releasing version 2.0 of the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP), empowering organizations to more easily deploy, manage and scale Kubernetes workloads. DKP 2.0 is underpinned by the industry-leading adoption of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Cluster (CNCF) Cluster API (CAPI) open-source standard.

Posted September 21, 2021

Yugabyte has announced the general availability of Yugabyte Cloud, Yugabyte's public database-as-a-service offering. As a fully managed offering of YugabyteDB, Yugabyte Cloud combines the benefits of distributed SQL with the ease of use of a cloud database service. 

Posted September 21, 2021

DataRobot is launching DataRobot AI Cloud, a unified environment built for the next generation of intelligent business that serves as a single platform to accelerate delivery of AI to production for every organization. DataRobot also announced new features and capabilities for DataRobot AI Cloud to enhance operations in production and build AI-powered applications to deliver critical business insights.

Posted September 20, 2021

IBM is introducing the new IBM Power E1080 server, the first in a new family of servers based on the new IBM Power10 processor, designed specifically for hybrid cloud environments. The IBM Power10-equipped E1080 server is engineered to be one of the most secured server platforms and is designed to help clients operate a secured, frictionless hybrid cloud experience across their entire IT infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Posted September 20, 2021

Last year, organizations around the world, across all industries, were forced to leverage new technologies on multiple fronts to accommodate a new normal. The adoption of AI and machine learning saw exponential growth to bring about the changes needed to keep up with the shift to remote working. AI and ML technologies found their way into everything from advanced medical diagnostic systems to quantum computing systems, and from virtual assistants to smart homes. According to Algorithmia's 2021 Enterprise Trends in Machine Learning report, 50% of enterprises plan to spend more on AI and ML in 2021, with 20% saying they will be significantly increasing their budgets.

Posted September 16, 2021

Document-oriented databases are one of the fastest growing categories of NoSQL databases, and the primary reason is the flexibility of schema or logic design. Document databases make it easier for developers to store and query data in a database by using the same document-model format they use in their application code. The flexible, semi-structured, and hierarchical nature of documents and document databases allows them to evolve with applications' needs.

Posted September 16, 2021

It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.

Posted September 16, 2021

A multi-cloud approach can provide a number of benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, optimizing cost performance, and increasing reliability by distributing resources in the event of an IT disaster. These advantages have many organizations racing to adopt multi-cloud as the solution to their infrastructure needs. However, an unsuccessful transition can cost businesses significant time, resources, and money. Moving to multi-cloud requires deep planning and knowledge of each ecosystem to ensure a smooth transition.

Posted September 16, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted September 16, 2021

Revelation Software's latest release of OpenInsight, version 10.1, has changes, new functionality, and improved performance throughout the product. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Carten, senior developer, Revelation Software and Bryan Shumsky, senior developer, Revelation Software, who discussed some of these improvements, including a new Database Tool panel, a brand new Examples application, new REST functionality, updated help and support documents, and more.

Posted September 16, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 16, 2021

Domo is introducing Sandbox, a new development and testing environment built on the Domo platform, to help customers create and promote content into production across the enterprise. With Sandbox, data professionals and business users have a safe and governed space to collaborate before unleashing new BI-related content into production, ensuring a smoother roll out and a higher level of trust and satisfaction.

Posted September 16, 2021

Leostream, a provider of secure high-performance remote access solutions, is offering the Leostream RESTful API, supporting Managed Solutions Providers (MSPs) and enterprise organizations that are increasingly adopting DevOps processes into their remote access environments. The pandemic underscored the need for DevOps teams to build remote access at scale while also creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Leostream is meeting these needs with the debut of the Leostream RESTful API, according to the vendor.

Posted September 16, 2021

Syniti, a provider of enterprise data management, is acquiring 360Science, a proven data quality leader specializing in matching, deduping, unifying, linking, and verifying contact and business data. The acquisition, which encompasses 360Science's technology and the retention of key talent in data matching and linguistics, will strengthen Syniti's expertise in helping customers tackle the complex issues surrounding data.

Posted September 16, 2021

AnalyticsIQ, a provider of predictive marketing data, has expanded its relationship with Snowflake, provider of a data platform as a cloud service. AnalyticsIQ will now make its B2C and B2B data available through the Snowflake Data Marketplace.

Posted September 16, 2021

dotData, a provider of AI automation solutions, is partnering with Tableau to enable Tableau users to leverage the power of dotData's AI automation capabilities. As a result of this partnership, Tableau users will be able to build customized predictive analytics solutions faster and more easily.

Posted September 16, 2021

Progress, a provider of products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact business applications, is releasing Progress Sitefinity DX 14.0, allowing organizations to create an ideal digital experience platform (DXP) tailored to their unique needs and objectives. The solution offers new capabilities for low-code integration and chat-driven engagement, as well as enhanced headless content delivery.

Posted September 15, 2021

Aerospike is delivering optimizations with its 5.7 release, boosting the real-time data platform to deliver queries on larger, more mission-critical datasets.

Posted September 15, 2021

Seth Earley identified data quality, testing, and web analysis reports as three key sources of product data metrics and described what they track and reveal during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.          

Posted September 15, 2021

Builder.ai is launching a beta of Natasha, an AI-powered product manager that aims to democratize software development with Builder Studio 3.0. For the first time, she (the AI) can interact with customers, starting to remove massive amounts of human variance in the journey from an idea in their head to the app in their hand, according to the vendor.

Posted September 14, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is releasing a governance suite for streaming data that delivers a simple, self-service experience to discover, understand, and trust the real-time data that flows throughout modern businesses. Offered as a fully managed cloud solution, distributed teams now have quick, easy access to the data that's critical to developing more real-time applications and business operations, all while maintaining data security and privacy.

Posted September 14, 2021

Octopai, a leader in metadata management automation, is releasing a new automated data catalog that is designed for the hybrid world to unify data citizens across any organization. The catalog is fully integrated with the complete multidimensional data lineage platform. Octopai's new data catalog self-creates and self-updates to create consistency for business and technical teams and is easy to implement and maintain in a sometimes remote, always complex, and multi-layered BI environment, according to the company.

Posted September 13, 2021

Materialize, the streaming SQL database company, is announcing an open beta for Materialize Cloud, offering a standard SQL interface for streaming data. Materialize Cloud makes it simple for any business to understand streaming data, answer complex questions, and build intelligent applications without needing specialized skills, according to the vendor.

Posted September 13, 2021

Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, announced that Vantage is now able to operationalize externally created predictive models, also known as model sharing or bring your own model (BYOM). Businesses will now be able to quickly realize a greater return on investment (ROI) in developing analytical models through increased model operationalization, expanded analytic use cases, and a streamlined approach to data-driven decision-making.

Posted September 10, 2021

ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, is releasing EVA SDK, edge vision analytics software that lets users build a POC for AI-enabled machine vision solutions. EVA SDK includes a no-code graphical user interface (GUI) and support for more than 10 types of cameras, field-ready plugins, ONNX runtime, TensorRT, and OpenVINO for fast AI inference validation.

Posted September 10, 2021

Digital Fortress, one of the fast-growing multi-tenant colocation and wholesale data center providers, is announcing the formation of a new suite of local and global partners to enhance service and further extend network capabilities within its existing and growing footprint.

Posted September 09, 2021

Dynatrace and Microsoft have expanded their strategic collaboration. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will be available as native SaaS on Microsoft Azure. In addition, the Dynatrace platform will be available natively in the Microsoft Azure Portal, making Dynatrace set-up automatic while also streamlining procurement and simplifying the user experience.

Posted September 09, 2021

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