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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

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and supplier of graph database technology for knowledge graph Solutions, is releasing Allegro NFS Server 7.0 for Windows with 64-bit performance and support for all current versions of the Windows operating system.

Posted February 17, 2021

Zadara, the edge cloud and in enterprise storage-as-a-service provider, is acquiring NeoKarm, provider of highly flexible multi-cloud hybrid platforms. With this acquisition, Zadara obtains NeoKarm technology including the former Stratoscale software IP, which enables MSPs to offer an on-demand private cloud built and fully-managed by Zadara.

Posted February 17, 2021

TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, announced it has raised $105 million in Series C funding, empowering the company to innovate to better support its customers. According to the vendor, this is the largest funding round to date within the graph database and analytics market. The round was led by Tiger Global and brings TigerGraph's total funding raised to over $170 million.

Posted February 17, 2021

A new survey reveals that 87% of respondents lack the budget necessary to analyze their growing data stores despite the widespread recognition that a business' success today lies in being able to take the data it possesses and use it to make decisions.

Posted February 17, 2021

Software AG has entered into a collaboration agreement with Automation Anywhere to make scalable automation achievable for more businesses. Software AG's ARIS platform will bookend Automation Anywhere RPA with process mining and process management, helping to improve the discovery of automation opportunities and then management of automated processes.

Posted February 17, 2021

Oracle has expanded its hybrid cloud portfolio with Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure, a new offering that brings core infrastructure services to the edge with Roving Edge Devices (REDs)—ruggedized, portable, scalable server nodes. Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure enables customers to operate cloud applications and workloads in the field, including machine learning inference, real-time data integration and replication, augmented analytics, and query-intensive data warehouses.

Posted February 17, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the event streaming pioneer, announced Confluent's Premium Connector for Oracle Change Data Capture (CDC) Source, a bridge for one of the most common and critical sources of enterprise data to connect to Apache Kafka. It is now possible to identify and capture data that has been added to, updated, or removed from Oracle databases and make those events available in real time across a business.

Posted February 17, 2021

Radiant Advisors' John O'Brien explained modern data architecture at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Strata, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, announced it has closed an $11 million Series A round of financing, allowing the company to use the funds to scale research and development, go-to-market, sales, marketing, and customer success for its Maverics platform.

Posted February 16, 2021

Matillion, providers of a cloud data integration platform, is receiving $100 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue growing to meet the exploding demand for cloud data integration for global enterprise organizations such as Amazon, Siemens, Subway, Novartis, Slack, and Accenture.

Posted February 16, 2021

Emerging tech strategist Andy Thurai walked attendees through the process of future-proofing IT Ops teams and infusing AI into their operations during his presentation at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 16, 2021

Yugabyte, provider of open source distributed SQL databases, is releasing YugabyteDB 2.4 with hardened enterprise-grade security features, enhanced multi-region deployment capabilities, and performance improvements. The newest iteration of Yugabyte's open source database improves on the existing high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease-of-use characteristics of YugabyteDB, furthering the company's mission of providing the default distributed SQL database for cloud-native applications in a multi-cloud world, according to the vendor.

Posted February 12, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) and supplier of graph database technology, is releasing AllegroGraph 7.1, providing optimizations for deeply complex queries across FedShard deployments. AllegroGraph with FedShard offers a solution that allows infinite data integration through a patented approach unifying all data and siloed knowledge into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution for Enterprise scale analytics.

Posted February 12, 2021

Monte Carlo, the data reliability company, has raised $25 million in new funding to spearhead the emerging Data Observability category and help organizations achieve more reliable data. This Series B will allow Monte Carlo to continue to pioneer and lead the new Data Observability category, foster their fast growing community of users, and help organizations accelerate the adoption of data and analytics.  

Posted February 12, 2021

LyteLoop, an emerging data storage company, is closing its receiving $40 million from its latest private funding round, allowing the company to expand its team which is developing an advanced data storage network to address the inefficiencies of existing land-based data storage. Ultimately, LyteLoop will have the ability to store hundreds of petabytes (and even exabytes) of data in space—an amount equivalent to a data center containing thousands of servers, without the added cost of building and maintaining large, energy-intensive, ground-based centers, according to the vendor.

Posted February 11, 2021

SingleStore, The Database of Now for cloud-native modern applications, announced Connected Data Group is now a SingleStore value-added reseller (VAR) partner. This partnership makes it easier for organizations in the Benelux and EMEA regions to get started with SingleStore. 

Posted February 11, 2021

Dremio, a provider of data lake transformation solutions, is offering support for Apache Arrow Flight, an open source data connectivity technology co-developed by Dremio that improves data transfer rates. As a result, client applications can now communicate with Dremio's data lake service more than 10 times faster than using decade-old technologies, such as Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), according to the vendor.

Posted February 11, 2021

Qlik is offering its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, creating a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom. The Professor Ambassador Program is an extension of the Qlik Academic Program, which helps universities improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, while helping students advance their analytical and data literacy proficiency within every academic discipline with Qlik.

Posted February 11, 2021

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program. The 2021 nominating process has been extended to Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2021 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted February 10, 2021

GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing platforms that drive digital transformation, is releasing GigaSpaces InsightEdge Portfolio version 15.8. The update offers new advanced functionality to significantly reduce memory footprint for optimizing infrastructure costs, turbo boost SQL query and BI performance, and increase the organization's agility with cloud native lifecycle management, introducing Kubernetes Operator support.

Posted February 10, 2021

New Relic, Inc., a leader in Observability, is introducing New Relic Explorer, a reimagined full-stack observability experience that delivers innovative new visualizations and capabilities. With zero configuration required, New Relic Explorer brings together an organization's telemetry data from across applications and infrastructure to provide an essential live view of an entire software system's health and performance.

Posted February 10, 2021

DataStax is unveiling Stargate support for its signature platform, enabling users to utilize REST, GraphQL, and schemaless Document APIs in addition to CQL when building applications on top of DSE. These APIs are available for use with DSE 6.8. Stargate is an open source data gateway with built-in extensibility. It allows users to integrate APIs of their choice with any persistence layer.

Posted February 10, 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 February 10, 2021

With the shift to remote work, companies have had to implement adjustments to their operational strategies, including increasing security, tapping into the cloud, and more. Last year was a time of fast-moving transformation. In 2021, the pace of change shows no sign of slowing down in the MultiValue markeet segment.

Posted February 10, 2021

One of the most momentous movements reshaping the data technology space in recent years is the push to real-time capabilities. The ability of systems to read and react to situations as they happen is the most compelling competitive advantage of the digital era.

Posted February 10, 2021

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is offering a public beta release of its first-ever fully managed platform, Starburst Galaxy. The cloud-native service empowers users with fast access to all data, and easier ways to manage it, wherever it resides, according to the vendor. Starburst Galaxy will remove the complexity of data movement and copies and accelerate data-driven decision making.

Posted February 09, 2021

CloudBolt Software, the enterprise cloud management leader, is releasing its "Winter" platform update that features enhancements to help enterprises accelerate their hybrid cloud and IT automation journeys.

Posted February 08, 2021

DataOps is seen as a key approach for supporting insight-driven culture at organizations seeking to extract more value from their data. However, DataOps is still somewhat open to interpretation. DataKitchen's Chris Bergh talked to BDQ about how the DataOps methodology has evolved and how customers are using it now.

Posted February 08, 2021

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Posted February 08, 2021

Cloudian announced that VMware customers will be able to use Cloudian's fully S3-compatible object storage software, all managed in VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu. Integrated with the new VMware vSAN Data Persistence platform, Cloudian's HyperStore object storage delivers massive scalability, military-grade security, and multi-tenancy while reducing infrastructure complexity and enabling new efficiencies and cost savings.

Posted February 05, 2021

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is welcoming g2o to the company's partner program, ensuring that customers in the East North Central U.S. can deploy cloud data warehouse solutions at scale. g2o and Yellowbrick are aligned to deliver a balanced, end-to-end solution that reduces time to answers, improves business decisions, and increases market competitiveness for enterprises.

Posted February 05, 2021

Axway, a provider of API management software, is further building on its technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the company joins the AWS ISV Accelerate Program. AWS ISV Accelerate is a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The program helps drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating independent software vendors with the AWS Sales organization.

Posted February 04, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leading AIOps software vendor, is making upgrades to its AIOps and Observability platforms, accelerating AIOps adoption by filling IT visibility gaps, simplifying and automating data preparation and integrations, eliminating re-tooling and by driving business/IT outcomes.

Posted February 04, 2021

Oracle has added new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). The last year tested supply chains to a breaking point and exposed the limitations of older, on-premises systems that don't provide the flexibility organizations need to run efficient logistics operations, said Chris Cunnane, research director, supply chain management, ARC Advisory Group. "Oracle Cloud SCM's latest update adds new artificial intelligence, machine learning, and integrated IoT features to improve real-time monitoring of shipments and enhance the efficiency of trade and logistics processes."

Posted February 03, 2021

Government customers can now deploy applications from a library of Oracle and third-party independent software vendors (ISVs) to help support their organizational goals and serve the needs of constituents. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is now available for U.S. government customers, enabling agencies to fully automate the deployment of certified solutions directly on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted February 03, 2021

Cherwell Software, a provider of delivering service experiences through integrated, adaptable technology, is adding AIOps to its product suite, enabling agile and autonomous IT operation processes, further enhancing service management, monitoring, and automation across the enterprise.

Posted February 03, 2021

HelpSystems has acquired Digital Defense, a provider of vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions. "The addition of Digital Defense offers threat-weary IT teams the capabilities they need to increase infrastructure security on two fronts: via leading-edge vulnerability management technology as well as seasoned pen testing resources to broaden our existing expertise," said Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems.

Posted February 03, 2021

Veeam Software, backup solutions provider that delivers cloud data management, is expanding its public cloud support with the general availability of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform. This completes the company's support for all three major public cloud providers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation, and HCL Technologies, a global technology company, have formed a strategic alliance to help companies succeed in their analytics automation and digital transformation priorities. As part of this strategic engagement, HCL has also been named an Alteryx Elite Alliance Partner. The companies say this alliance is driven by the large and growing market opportunity for enterprise-wide data analytics, data science, and process automation.

Posted February 03, 2021

Data intelligence software company Collibra has acquired OwlDQ, a provider of predictive data quality software that uses machine learning to detect anomalies in data, to generate data quality rules automatically, and to reconcile replication errors. With the integration of OwlDQ into the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, the company will provide a new offering, Collibra Data Quality, which will allow organizations to centralize and automate data quality workflows to comply with global regulations and streamline their data and analytics processes across the enterprise.

Posted February 03, 2021

Infonomics author Doug Laney outlined the rudiments of his "Infonomics" approach to monetizing, managing, and measuring data in this clip from his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 03, 2021

ALTR, provider of advanced data security for data-driven enterprises, is releasing ALTR Cloud Integration for Snowflake, delivering direct cloud-to-cloud data security. ALTR extends Snowflake's built-in security with the simplicity of ALTR's real-time data consumption governance capabilities for observing, detecting and responding to threats and anomalies, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration provider, announced it has open-sourced its Workload Analyzer for Presto, including both Trino (formerly known as PrestoSQL) and PrestoDB, making the source code available to everyone via Github. The Workload Analyzer is a free, easy-to-use tool that offers visibility into how big data and analytics workloads are performing, offering users insights into how to improve performance and optimize resources.

Posted February 02, 2021

vFunction is emerging from stealth, offering a platform purpose-built to automatically, efficiently, and intelligently transform complex, monolithic Java applications into microservices with a scalable, repeatable factory model. vFunction is a cloud modernization platform that enables the enterprise to modernize legacy Java applications and realize the true benefits of the cloud: elasticity, reduced cost, and restored engineering velocity.

Posted February 02, 2021

Databricks has announced a $1 billion investment. The Series G funding, led by new investor Franklin Templeton, puts Databricks at a $28 billion post-money valuation.

Posted February 02, 2021

Cognyte, a security analytics software company that provides governments and enterprises with actionable intelligence, will open trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market by ringing the opening bell today in recognition of it becoming an independent public company following the completion of its spin-off off from Verint Systems. Cognyte will begin "regular way" trading on the NASDAQ on February 2, 2021 under the symbol "CGNT."

Posted February 02, 2021

Kin + Carta, a global digital transformation consultancy, is acquiring Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a focus on data science, supporting the expansion of Kin + Carta's data transformation practice. Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data visualization.

Posted February 01, 2021

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 01, 2021

Infonomics author Doug Laney discussed the seven methods of monetizing data within the Infonomics paradigm in his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 01, 2021

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