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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

SAP is expanding SAP Leonardo's machine learning capabilities based on its upgraded SAP Conversational AI service, enabling companies to build increasingly sophisticated corporate chat bots easily. SAP is also investing in intelligent robotic process automation (RPA) that is intended to help SAP automate repetitive processes across its portfolio. And SAP plans to release smart application design capabilities in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is introducing SAP Cloud Platform innovations that will allow customers to connect their demand chain to their supply chain, meet new privacy and security regulations, and provide an exclusive cloud environment for their critical applications.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is acquiring Contextor SAS, a provider of robotic process automation (RPA) integrations, to help SAP accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning portfolio. Contextor's RPA technology relieves business software users from performing repetitive tasks and enables both attended and unattended RPA within and across applications.

Posted November 28, 2018

SAP is acquiring Qualtrics, a provider of the experience management (XM) software category that helps organizations to thrive in today's experience economy. Together, SAP and Qualtrics aim to accelerate the new XM category by combining experience data and operational data to power the experience economy.

Posted November 28, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is releasing new features for its SaaS-based DevOps portfolio consisting of Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly.

Posted November 21, 2018

Sigma Computing is launching a better way explore and understand data stored in cloud data warehouses, providing access to Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift and other cloud data warehouses. Despite billions of dollars invested in data analytics tools in recent years, two-thirds of people still use Microsoft Excel to manipulate data. Sigma aims to change that with a better cloud analytics solution.

Posted November 19, 2018

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, is releasing Kyvos Version 5, delivering enterprise-class OLAP with instant response times and unlimited scalability. The update provides businesses with a cloud native way to elastically scale and draw intelligence from exponentially growing data workloads, allowing enterprises to glean critical insights from today's largest data sets while also enabling real-time queries to be run on data as soon as it arrives.

Posted November 16, 2018

Veritas Technologies, provider of enterprise data protection, is unveiling Veritas Predictive Insights, a new solution that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to deliver always-on proactive support. Utilizing years of encrypted event data from thousands of Veritas appliances, Veritas Predictive Insights' cloud-based AI/ML Engine monitors system health, detects potential issues, and creates proactive remediation before problems can occur.

Posted November 16, 2018

BlueData, provider of container-based software, and H2O.ai, an open source leader in AI, will partner to advance AI and machine learning (ML) deployments. The collaboration includes integration of H2O.ai's full suite of products - including open source H2O, H2O Sparkling Water for machine learning with Spark, and the automated H2O Driverless AI - with the container-based BlueData EPIC software platform.

Posted November 14, 2018

Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is introducing two new performance features - automatic clustering and materialized views - that will optimize query performance, eliminating the manual work associated with other data warehouse solutions. When combined, these features can deliver an exponential increase in performance, generating even faster and deeper insights from all of an organization's data by all of its business users.

Posted November 14, 2018

SnapLogic, provider of an integration platform, has announced SnapLogic Data Science, a new self-service solution to accelerate the development and deployment of machine learning with minimal coding.

Posted November 14, 2018

Cloudability, a provider of cloud financial management and operations, is integrating its cloud cost management platform with monitoring and analytics platform provider, Datadog. This integration will help customers achieve cloud excellence by delivering performance efficiency recommendations that are cost optimized, a key requirement of financial cloud management and cloud agility.

Posted November 14, 2018

Arun Murthy—CPO and co-founder of Hortonworks—who will also serve as CPO at Cloudera after the merger is complete—recently shared his thoughts on what's ahead for 2019. According to Murthy, data at the edge, AI, IoT, open source, and cloud will all factor in strongly in organizations' plans for analytics and governance.

Posted November 12, 2018

ScyllaDB, the real-time big data database company, is releasing Scylla Open Source 3.0, introducing new production-ready capabilities. The company also previewed Scylla support for concurrent OLTP and OLAP, an industry first that enables simultaneous transactional and analytical processing.

Posted November 09, 2018

MarkLogic Corporation, a NoSQL database provider, will offer a complete cloud services portfolio, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The portfolio will give enterprise customers fast, flexible and cost-effective access to operational data hubs and dynamic query services that are essential for breaking down data silos and putting corporate data to work, according to MarkLogic.

Posted November 09, 2018

Dell Boomi, a provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software, is updating its integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with new features that will connect and work with a variety of use cases.                                                

Posted November 08, 2018

In a wide-ranging keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2018, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd presented a picture of the issues shaping change in IT. And, as his become a customary part of his presentations, Hurd shared new predictions for the future.

Posted November 07, 2018

Oracle is acquiring DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions. The combination of Oracle and DataFox is expected to enhance Oracle Cloud Applications with an AI-derived company-level data and signals, enabling customers to reach better decisions and business outcomes.

Posted November 07, 2018

Morpheus Data is rolling out enhancements to its next-gen multi-cloud management platform (CMP) in support of hybrid IT projects. The Morpheus next-generation CMP bridges this gap by simplifying hybrid IT management across clouds, assuring compliance, and providing developers resources on demand.

Posted November 05, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is introducing a new view into cloud environments to help DevOps professionals gain unmatched visibility across the internal aspects of cloud environments. The enhanced functionality within SolarWinds' products Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly can be used individually to provide visibility into cloud-based infrastructure and application performance or used together as a DevOps toolkit to maintain 360-degree visibility into cloud monitoring.

Posted November 05, 2018

Quest Software is launching the new Spotlight Cloud, offering users features such as  24/7 performance monitoring, instant diagnostics, and powerful tuning to ensure consistent performance and high availability across Microsoft SQL Server database environments.

Posted November 01, 2018

With the ever-changing business landscape, many companies that rely on MultiValue platforms are looking for ways to integrate existing systems with new technologies - and specifically, figuring out how to leverage the capabilities of the cloud. Organizations often find themselves torn between the platforms they've built their critical business applications on and user demands for modern, intuitive interfaces that provide anytime, anywhere access to web and mobile applications.

Posted November 01, 2018

Rocket Software is entering a definitive agreement for Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a majority stake in the company. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $2 billion. Rocket Software will continue to operate under its current management team, led by President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Youniss.

Posted November 01, 2018

With the help of Zumasys, Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. successfully migrated its ERP system to jBASE. The company also migrated its infrastructure from a co-location facility to the Zumasys cloud, now owned and operated by NexusTek. The move has helped Encompass eliminate costly downtime and streamline development for the company's primary business applications.

Posted November 01, 2018

NetApp, a provider of hybrid cloud solutions, is updating a variety of its products including ONTAP 9.5, MAX Data, StorageGRID SG6060, NetApp Solution Support for FlexPod, and Flash Performance Guarantee. These new data services and solutions further extend the NetApp Data Fabric across edge, core, and cloud, to enable organizations to fully realize the promise of artificial intelligence.

Posted October 29, 2018

Mesosphere, the multi-cloud automation platform company, is releasing Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine (MKE), Mesosphere DC/OS 1.12, and the public beta of Mesosphere Jupyter Service (MJS). Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine is the only software platform that delivers pure Kubernetes-as-a-Service on multi-cloud and edge with high-density resource pooling, yet without the need for virtualization.

Posted October 29, 2018

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is acquiring REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, gaining critical capabilities and industry-leading expertise in cloud migration and modernization.

Posted October 25, 2018

Tableau Software is releasing new product integrations with industry leading technology providers, from mapping to data cataloging, that extend Tableau's powerful analytics capabilities to better fit customers' needs. Tableau's partner program expansion plans feature new certification and training programs to help increase the number of skilled partner employees, in order to ensure customer success with Tableau.

Posted October 24, 2018

Delphix, a provider of DataOps solutions, is extending its partnership with Datical, a provider of database release automation platforms, to create new DataOps tools.

Posted October 24, 2018

Talend is making major updates to its Talend Data Fabric platform, the company's unified, data platform for data integration across multi-cloud and on- premise environments.

Posted October 24, 2018

Dell Technologies is receiving certification for Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure appliances, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN software, by SAP for SAP HANA production environments.

Posted October 24, 2018

SAP is introducing new services to help customers integrate blockchain, launching two new consortia that accelerate industry-specific blockchain co-innovation with customers and partners. The new network extensibility services enable customers and partners to integrate different blockchain infrastructures seamlessly.

Posted October 24, 2018

SAP is releasing the latest update to SAP Data Hub, helping to build agile, data-driven pipeline applications. SAP Data Hub allows customers to build, execute, orchestrate and govern flow-based pipelines, providing the maximum reuse of existing data developments while encompassing digital innovations.

Posted October 24, 2018

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a provider of end-to-end integration and low-code application development platforms and IT consulting services, has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP S/4HANA, enabling Magic's customers to optimize business processes through automation.

Posted October 24, 2018

Lenovo is releasing a hyperconverged system certified by SAP for SAP HANA HCI. The certification uses Nutanix AHV, the first hypervisor certified for production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

Posted October 24, 2018

The data lake has become accepted as an important component of a modern data architecture, enabling a wider variety of data to be accessed by users. Yet, challenges persist. Recently, John O'Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors, talked about the cultural transformation underway as companies increasingly realize the power of data, and the tools and technologies helping them to expand what is possible.

Posted October 24, 2018

Tableau's new Ask Data allows people to ask questions in plain language and instantly get a response. Tableau will return an interactive visualization with no need to learn data dimensions, measures, or any data structure. According to Tableau, Ask Data uses sophisticated algorithms that are driven by an understanding of the person's intent, not keywords, which helps Tableau understand a person's question, anticipate needs, and allow for smart visualization selection.

Posted October 23, 2018

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWI." The company set the initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share. 

Posted October 22, 2018

Oracle and NVIDIA have announced that Oracle is the first public cloud provider to support the NVIDIA HGX-2 platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, helping to meet the needs of the next generation of analytics, machine learning and  artificial intelligence (AI). The companies are also announcing the general availability of support for GPU-accelerated deep learning and high performance computing (HPC) containers from the (NGC) container registry on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Posted October 17, 2018

Monax Industries, a provider of open-source blockchain technology, is releasing a business process engine written entirely in the Solidity smart contract language. The company is also unveiling a high-level API that allows users to input standardized Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) files and translate them into suitable instructions that can be operated by the full-featured and extensively-tested smart contract-based engine.

Posted October 16, 2018

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is collaborating with Red Hat to make Redis Enterprise available as a hosted and fully-managed database service on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, with built-in support for Kubernetes Operators.

Posted October 16, 2018

Dataguise, a provider of data privacy protection and compliance, is introducing a GDPR solution suite for DgSecure, featuring support for important DBMS applications, new privacy data count reporting, and dashboard upgrades for global GDPR oversight.

Posted October 16, 2018

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