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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

At Data Summit Connect 2020, The AI-Powered Enterprise author and CEO of Earley Information Science, Seth Earley described how data can help organizations understand their customers' experience. 

Posted August 13, 2020

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, and Cohesity, the modern data management company, are collaborating  to create Pure FlashRecover, Powered by Cohesity. This offering is a jointly-engineered solution designed to meet the most demanding business continuity requirements and enable new opportunities for data-driven organizations.

Posted August 12, 2020

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is releasing a new series of Progress DataDirect data connectors, bridging the gap between disparate back-office applications.

Posted August 12, 2020

Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, is further expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to offer Collibra as a managed service on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Collibra and Google Cloud provide a cloud and source-agnostic data governance solution that directly interfaces with Google Cloud security primitives as a managed service on GCP, allowing data governance policies to be natively enforced.

Posted August 12, 2020

Tableau Software has announced Tableau 2020.3, which delivers the ability for customers to output to and update external databases directly from Tableau Prep Builder, expanding the Tableau platform to serve a broader set of data preparation needs.

Posted August 12, 2020

The annual Data Summit conference went digital earlier this year, becoming Data Summit Connect. The online event in June featured live presentations by executives from leading IT organizations who engaged attendees with compelling presentations and spirited discussions on a variety of topics including data analytics and privacy, knowledge graphs, and AI and machine learning. The following are key points distilled from the 3-day webinar series.

Posted August 11, 2020

The database world is in tumult these days. There are new requirements and new capabilities that organizations are adopting and integrating into their data persistence infrastructure all the time. The world is no longer relational/SQL-only. Organizations are adopting NoSQL database systems to support specific use cases and types of workloads. This is increasing the complexity of how data is managed. But it is not just NoSQL that is driving organizations to run multiple DBMSs. Many organizations have more than one relational DBMS. They may run Db2 on the mainframe and Linux, Oracle on UNIX, and SQL Server on Windows, and perhaps have a few MySQL instances, too. And DBAs are managing a lot of different database instances.

Posted August 11, 2020

IT management can often succumb to repeated patterns of behavior. One of those repeated patterns is accusing developers of being "perfectionists." The developer or developers in question will be told that they should not strive for perfection, because perfection is not needed for the circumstance, and, more importantly, attempts at perfection take too long. Is the developer a closet perfectionist? Maybe, maybe not.

Posted August 11, 2020

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted August 11, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 11, 2020

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Innovation Week, William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Database product management, outlined  the newest features and updates to Oracle Database. His presentation included a reminder of recent updates—particularly 19c—and an explanation of the features in the preview release of Oracle Database 20c. Each of the latest features fits into Oracle's new mission statement: To help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.

Posted August 11, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted August 11, 2020

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is releasing Acronis SCS backup and disaster recovery solutions. The integration of Scale Computing HC3 infrastructure with Acronis SCS backup software solutions is more critical in today's world than ever before. As more and more organizations have adopted remote work policies in response to COVID-19, related cyberattacks have jumped 30%, and the number of ransomware attacks on public sector entities is back on the rise.

Posted August 11, 2020

Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing, is releasing Nutanix Clusters on AWS, extending the flexibility and ease of use of the company's hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software. With this announcement, Nutanix delivers hybrid cloud infrastructure—one that allows businesses to accelerate their digital initiatives and optimize spending, priorities further amplified in the age of COVID.

Posted August 11, 2020

Magnitude Software, provider of enterprise application data management and analytics solutions, has introduced Noetix 7, a major update to the company's operational reporting and process analytics platform for Oracle business applications. The latest version of Noetix adds integrations for Oracle Cloud Applications, provides support for cloud data warehouses, and unifies the Noetix suite around an intuitive new user interface, giving customers operational reporting and rapid insights across a broad range of on-premise and cloud Oracle applications from a single portal.

Posted August 11, 2020

Swarm64, a provider of database acceleration solutions for the PostgreSQL open source database, is partnering with Command Prompt, Inc., enabling the company to offer a free, open source PostgreSQL database for data warehousing, data science, and large-scale reporting applications.

Posted August 10, 2020

New Relic, Inc., the observability platform company, and Grafana Labs, a popular open source dashboarding platform, are forming an ongoing partnership to drive advanced open instrumentation and visibility for developers and software teams. The companies are delivering new integrations designed to empower engineering teams to solve problems even faster.

Posted August 10, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a free series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, will take place October 20-22. With travel plans still on hold and in-person meetings difficult, it is more important than ever to stay connected and in touch with peers and industry experts, and also to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.

Posted August 10, 2020

IBM and SAP are deepening their partnership with plans to develop several new offerings designed to create a more predictable journey for businesses to become data-driven intelligent enterprises. The Evolution Partnership initiative intends to deliver new intelligent industry solutions to enable end-to-end processes that help companies accelerate the modernization of systems and workflows.

Posted August 10, 2020

Emtec, Inc., a global IT consultancy, is forming a partnership with Yellowbrick Data, a hybrid cloud data warehouse company, to help clients unlock the value in their data. By utilizing Yellowbrick Data's hybrid cloud data warehouse, Emtec will expand the value of its enterprise data lake services and strategic business intelligence solutions to help clients scale up their data analytics capabilities with speed and agility.

Posted August 07, 2020

CFO Research and Vistra have released new data about how acquisition plans are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the health crisis and its impact on businesses, organizations are pushing ahead with acquisition plans, according to two new studies by CFO Research and sponsored Vistra, a global business services provider.Before the coronavirus crisis, nearly nine in 10 companies were considering expanding into new countries. In April, as the effects of the pandemic were being realized across the globe, expansion plans weren't sidelined. Only 8% of respondents said they were delaying acquisitions or takeovers as a means to shore up budgets.

Posted August 06, 2020

BigPanda, Inc., provider of an Autonomous IT Operations platform, is expanding its partner program to address a growing demand from the market for event correlation, powered by AIOps. BigPanda's partner ecosystem comprises four segments: Value Added Resellers (VARs), strategic technology partners, Systems Integrators (SIs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). To guide the growth of each of these channels, BigPanda has hired two new Alliance Directors, Nisa Spyker, and Matt Biehler.

Posted August 06, 2020

Push Technology, a leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is launching a new Kafka Adapter for its Diffusion Intelligent Data Mesh. With the Diffusion Kafka Adapter, organizations can now efficiently and securely extend Kafka solutions over the Internet, streaming real-time data to millions of end-user applications.  In addition, customers can easily manage the high-volume of data across geographically dispersed regions.

Posted August 06, 2020

Ensuring that applications are performing optimally has always been important. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have sped up their cloud plans and are now relying on new tools to ensure that their cloud-based applications are performing with the right levels of availability, performance, and security. Bruno Kurtic, founding vice president of product management and strategy at Sumo Logic, recently discussed current trends in cloud workload management and how new tools can improve continuous cloud app observability.

Posted August 06, 2020

Enterprise IT managed services organization DSP and Explorer UK, an Oracle consultancy, and development and support provider, have joined together in a deal that creates one of the largest independent Oracle partners in the U.K. 

Posted August 05, 2020

LicenseFortress, a company that provides software license management and audit protection, has announced that Dell Technologies Design Solutions will deliver its solution on Dell Technologies infrastructure hardware. With the new partnership, customers investing in the LicenseFortress solution on a wide range of Dell Technologies servers, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure options, will be able to take advantage of LicenseFortress' continuous license management to help them avoid violations to license agreements and the fees associated with compliance audits.

Posted August 05, 2020

Unisys Corporation is upgrading CloudForte—its integrated, multi-cloud and application optimization platform—to help organizations easily accelerate their move to multi- and hybrid-cloud environments. Enhanced offerings include CloudForte Navigator 2.0, CloudForte Cloud Management Platform 2.0, and CloudForte Accelerators 1.0.

Posted August 04, 2020

Truera, provider of a model intelligence platform, is emerging from stealth to launch its technology solution that removes the "black box" surrounding machine learning (ML) and provides intelligence and actionable insights throughout the ML model lifecycle. The company also announced it has raised a $5.1-million first round of funding, led by Greylock with additional investors including Wing VC, Conversion Capital, and Aaref Hilaly.

Posted August 03, 2020

Terbine is offering subscriptions to its global IoT data trove, enabling the continually expanding index to provide fingertip access to sensor readings generated by infrastructure, transportation, meteorology, energy, logistics, and many other sectors.

Posted August 03, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Lee Rainie, Director, internet and technology Research, Pew Research Center, discussed Americans' growing protectiveness toward their personal information and the difficulties that imposes on data-gathering efforts.

Posted August 03, 2020

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. DBTA recently hosted a special roundtable webinar featuring Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, VP of AI and data, Appen; Doug Freud, SAP platform and technology global center of excellence, VP of data science; and Robert Stanley, senior director, special projects, Melissa Informatics, who discussed new technologies and strategies for expanding data science and machine learning capabilities.

Posted July 31, 2020

Datawire, provider of the Kubernetes-native API gateway, Ambassador, is releasing K8s Initializer, a new free tool that makes it easy for development teams to create fully-configured application-ready Kubernetes clusters. The K8s Initializer eliminates bottlenecks in the building process and empowers engineers to bootstrap networking, ingress, and observability in a new Kubernetes cluster in just 5 clicks via a self-service web-based interface.  

Posted July 31, 2020

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of enterprise data solutions, is upgrading the metadata capabilities of TIBCO's Unify offerings, helping clients improve their data literacy. With this evolution, TIBCO adds functionality to its Unify solutions to assist customers in embracing a data-driven approach where they can enhance the collection, synthesis, management, and governance of data.

Posted July 30, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is making enhancements to Quest KACE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), empowering teams with broader visibility, robust security, and privacy compliance. Additional updates to the KACE solution line include Windows 10 enrollment and new Cloud Settings for KACE Cloud MDM, as well as KACE Service Desk — a standalone, strategic ticketing product.

Posted July 30, 2020

Stratifyd, a technology company that democratizes data science and artificial intelligence (AI) through self-service data analytics, is releasing its next generation platform, a powerful analytics engine that was re-designed from the ground up. The Stratifyd platform now provides the functionality to meet the demanding data science needs of an organization, but is specifically designed to be easy to use for those with limited data analytics experience.

Posted July 30, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Nexla to offer a cutting-edge platform for intercompany data collaboration between or among a company's customers, suppliers, or other third-party data providers. As part of their partnership, the companies are working on technical certifications and performance tuning as well as joint go-to-market opportunities.

Posted July 30, 2020

Platform9, a provider of open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds including Kubernetes and OpenStack, is adding key building blocks to its platform to deliver the next generation SaaS managed Kubernetes experience. New features include Calico networking with API access, an application wizard for automated deployment of bare metal Kubernetes clusters, and enhanced cluster monitoring and observability that provide better insights into all aspects of  cluster behavior.

Posted July 30, 2020

With the global impact of the coronavirus running a massive stress test on supply chains, Oracle is announcing updates to Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (Oracle Cloud SCM) to help customers address the challenges presented by widespread supply disruptions, market volatility, shifting global trade patterns, and changing customer expectations. The latest planning and management solutions in Oracle Cloud SCM are aimed at helping customers improve the efficiency of company-wide operations, gain greater foresight into supply and demand across their networks, and deliver enhanced service to their customers.

Posted July 30, 2020

SolarWinds is updating its IT operations management portfolio to better meet the needs of IT professionals operating in hybrid IT realities and responding to economic pressures. With these enhancements, SolarWinds says, it is extending its commitment to supporting the IT pro community by offering the ability to monitor, manage, and secure IT across hybrid and multi-cloud environments of any scale and size.

Posted July 30, 2020

Fivetran, a provider of automated data integration software, has raised $100 million in Series C financing, enabling the company to accelerate global expansion, drive adoption in the enterprise market, and continue building out the depth and breadth of its data connectors.

Posted July 30, 2020

Modernization is driving many of today's enterprise data strategies—and cloud stands out as the primary vehicle for attaining this modernization. However, many enterprises are struggling with data quality issues, as well as integrating cloud-based and on-premise data.

Posted July 30, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020 Bruno Kurtic, founding VP, strategy and solutions, Sumo Logic, explained the three digital transformation fundamentals. Organizations are now shifting and transforming that into agile software development. DevOps supports a far more iterative and rapid evolution of that software because software is no longer a means to an end, he explained. The digital experience has evolved to become the product. 

Posted July 29, 2020

Veritas Technologies, a  provider of data protection and availability, is introducing new innovations to its Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) to help customers reduce risk, optimize cost, strengthen ransomware resiliency, and manage multi-cloud environments at scale.

Posted July 28, 2020

GT Software, a mainframe modernization software company, has introduced Open Banking SmartBridge, a new offering to provide banks and financial institutions with a way to connect their legacy IT systems to third-party apps and services as the U.S. moves closer to open banking adoption.

Posted July 27, 2020

Nexsan, a StorCentric Company, is launching its Unity Third Generation 3300 and 7900 enterprise-class unified storage—a powerful platform for mixed workloads. The platform offers a new range of features, including Unbreakable Backup, which protects backups in the event of a ransomware attack, and the Data Migration and Cloud Connector Modules that enable enterprise users to move data as needed for tiered storage and optimized hybrid cloud infrastructures.

Posted July 27, 2020

VMware has announced new capabilities to expand access and lower the costs for organizations of all sizes to migrate and modernize VMware-based enterprise applications to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Posted July 27, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Clay Jackson, senior database systems sales engineer, Quest Software Inc, discussed how hybrid cloud—combining public, community, and private cloud, and features of SaaS and IaaS—provides the best of both worlds for organizations migrating their data.

Posted July 24, 2020

Solo.io, the software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, is releasing Gloo Federation. Gloo Federation, a new capability for Gloo Enterprise, brings together multiple Gloo instances deployed across clusters, clouds, and regions for streamlined configuration and traffic management through a unified control plane.

Posted July 23, 2020

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