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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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RestorePoint.AI is releasing its cloud-delivered Secure Managed Data Service (SMDS), enabling midsize organizations to securely take advantage of new analytics and Generative AI (GenAI) driven technologies, and extract business intelligence from their data. The RestorePoint.AI SMDS addresses the growing need for secure data management as a service among businesses that lack the resources to build and manage their own analytics and GenAI integrations, according to the company.

Posted March 15, 2024

Wipro Limited, a leading technology services and consulting company, and Nutanix, Inc., a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, are launching a new Nutanix-focused business unit to help they mutual clients accelerate their digital and hybrid multi-cloud journeys. The new business unit will combine the industry expertise of Wipro FullStride Cloud with Nutanix Cloud Platform to enhance joint solution engineering and expand go-to-market strategies.

Posted March 15, 2024

Domino Data Lab is introducing the Domino AI Gateway, enabling companies to manage access to commercial LLMs from OpenAI, Anthropic, and more—enhancing security by holding LLM API keys. The Domino AI Gateway can help teams access large language models securely and responsibly. It provides enterprise security to ensure that only approved users can see and use model endpoints from commercial providers.

Posted March 14, 2024

Regulations are constantly evolving, becoming more punitive with larger fines and penalties every year. As a result, there is a collective industry movement toward the continuous improvement of cybersecurity in business and their ecosystem. This includes understanding what policies and processes must be implemented to remain compliant.

Posted March 14, 2024

Inc. magazine announced RDM Infinity has once again made its annual 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list. Boasting a median revenue growth of 163% from 2020 to 2022, RDM stands alongside 72 other regional businesses that represent a unique look at the most successful companies within the Rocky Mountain economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Posted March 14, 2024

Entrinsik Informer AI is now available, offering new possibilities for data analysis and interaction. Informer AI offers real-time assistance with Help Center AI, enhances scripting and querying capabilities through Copilot AI, and empowers users to create digital assistants in seconds. Uniquely adept at handling both structured and unstructured data, these assistants can visualize data, print templates, and connect to APIs, integrating seamlessly with datasets, PDFs, and documents.

Posted March 14, 2024

By now, I'm sure most of us have spent quality time with generative AI systems such as ChatGPT and have been amazed at how convincingly they mimic human intelligence. Furthermore, it's just as easy to integrate generative AI into application code as it is to interact manually. However, when it comes to adding generative AI capabilities to enterprise applications, we usually find that something is missing—the generative AI programs simply don't have the context to interact with an application's users or a company's customers.

Posted March 14, 2024

As disheartening as it may sound to new graduates, even when you leave school never to return, you still must continue to learn. There are always new tasks to comprehend, and new tools to drive. And when one serves as a data modeler, one is always going to be exposed to new data. Fortunately, if one has a good foundation, acquainting with new data can be easily managed. Every new conceptual or logical data model is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding about another subject area within an organization.

Posted March 14, 2024

Database administration is a very technical discipline, but it is also a discipline in which the practitioner is very visible politically within the organization. DBAs should be armed with a proper attitude and sufficient technical knowledge before attempting to practice database administration. This column usually covers the many diverse technology issues with which DBAs must deal. But for this month, we are going to take a short diversion and discuss some high-level guidance for DBAs to follow that can make their job easier to deal with.

Posted March 14, 2024

Zumasys recently held an informational webinar about modernizing PICK MultiValue applications with the Rover Business Suite by Zumasys. Learn how Rover Business Suite maintains the integrity and functionality of your current PICK MultiValue applications while bringing them into the modern era.

Posted March 14, 2024

Rocket Software is enhancing the Rocket Product Documentation Portal, giving customers the ability to quickly find and understand the answers to their questions. Rocket Software, as it continues to improve the customer experience when accessing critical information, recently implemented three AI-based features to the Rocket Documentation Portal.

Posted March 14, 2024

Alkira, a provider of agentless multi-cloud networking, and RestorePoint.AI, the Secure Managed Data as a Service company, are partnering to deliver cloud-based data management services running on a private secure network. The announcement was made at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, FL.

Posted March 13, 2024

RapidCanvas, the AI platform built for business, is emerging from stealth with $7.5 million in seed funding, propelled to accelerate enterprises' AI transformations. The funding, led by Accel with participation from Valley Capital Partners, will power RapidCanvas' end-to-end AI automation and guidance platform for enterprises aiming to get a jumpstart on their AI initiatives.

Posted March 13, 2024

Selector AI, the provider of network-aware AIOps, observability, and multi-domain analytics, is debuting its Spring 2024 release, introducing a variety of innovative technologies designed to enable enterprises to truly understand and take action on their telemetry from a single, streamlined pane of glass, according to the company.

Posted March 13, 2024

ChainGPT, the AI-powered Web3 infrastructure, is launching a grant program to help facilitate innovation at the crossroads of AI and blockchain. With a total of up to $1 million in grants available for startups across different development stages, ChainGPT will offer three tiers of funding: Scaling-focused growth grants, builder grants to kickstart early-stage innovation, and research grants for newly launched projects.

Posted March 13, 2024

Casper Labs, the enterprise blockchain software and services provider, and IBM Consulting are partnering to help clients leverage blockchain to gain greater transparency and auditability in their AI systems. Together, Casper Labs and IBM Consulting plan to develop a new Casper Labs solution, designed with blockchain and built leveraging IBM watsonx.governance, that establishes an additional analytics and policy enforcement layer for governing AI training data across organizations, according to the companies.

Posted March 13, 2024

The remarkable and rapid uptake of ChatGPT and similar large language model (LLM)-based AIs may be driving the biggest increase in demand for computing power since the advent of the internet. The neural networks that power LLM AI solutions, such as ChatGPT, rely on massively parallel processing. This processing is similar in some respects to the massively parallel graphics processing that was demanded in the past by computer games.

Posted March 13, 2024

fuseproject, Yves Béhar's multidisciplinary design firm, and startup Functionland are partnering to offer FxBlox, a physical hardware device that allows users to store fully encrypted data, files, and photos—tapping into secure, user-owned, decentralized storage.

Posted March 13, 2024

Aporia, an AI control platform and provider of real-time hallucination mitigation, is expanding the Aporia Labs, its innovative research and development center, enabling Aporia Labs' team of elite ML engineers, cybersecurity, and AI experts to focus on identifying and implementing AI risk prevention policies to protect generative AI (GenAI) applications.

Posted March 12, 2024

Cloudera, the data company for trusted enterprise AI, is introducing the next phase of its open data lakehouse on private cloud, making enhancements that revolutionize on-premises data experiences for trusted analytics and AI at scale. By delivering Apache Iceberg for private clouds, Cloudera is empowering every organization to overcome these issues and quickly scale enterprise AI deployments to generate greater value, according to the company.

Posted March 11, 2024

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA are releasing StarCoder2, a family of open-access large language models for code generation, aiming to set new standards for performance, transparency, and cost-effectiveness. StarCoder2 was developed in partnership with the BigCode Community, managed by ServiceNow and Hugging Face, where the machine learning community collaborates on models, datasets, and applications, according to the vendors.

Posted March 11, 2024

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is offering the major release of the Alation Data Intelligence Platform, introducing a next-generation user interface and business lineage capabilities built for data and analytics teams. Additionally, a new Alation Expert Services offering empowers both business and data leaders to measure and strengthen their organization's data culture with an emphasis on four foundational pillars: data search and discovery, data governance, data literacy, and data leadership. 

Posted March 11, 2024

DC BLOX, a premier provider of secure and reliable data centers and fiber network solutions throughout the Southeast, announced the completed expansion of its Birmingham, Alabama data center. This expansion entails a new data hall design, tailored to meet the burgeoning demand for High-Performance Compute (HPC) applications, and marks a significant milestone in DC BLOX's commitment to foster technological growth and innovation in Birmingham and the surrounding region, according to the company.

Posted March 11, 2024

IBM debuted the Mainframe Skills Council during this week's SHARE conference in Orlando, providing a forum where global organizations will foster a skilled, diverse, sustainable workforce for the mainframe platform. In addition to IBM, the council includes organizations spanning IBM clients, IBM partners, academia, user groups, non-profits, and open communities that will collaborate to implement mainframe skills development solutions.

Posted March 11, 2024

To help clients counter threats with earlier and more accurate detection, IBM is announcing new AI-enhanced versions of the IBM FlashCore Module technology available inside new IBM Storage FlashSystem products and a new version of IBM Storage Defender software. These features will help organizations improve their ability to detect and respond to ransomware and other cyberattacks that threaten their data, according to IBM.

Posted March 11, 2024

IBM is announcing that Mixtral-8x7B—the popular, open source large language model (LLM) developed by Mistral AI—is available on the watsonx AI and Data platform. Now offering an enhanced version of Mixtral-8x7B, this latest delivery of the LLM echoes IBM's commitment to provide the foundational models for its clients to innovate, according to the company.

Posted March 11, 2024

In far too many organizations, processes become automatic. Requests are made, and requests are fulfilled. People wish to please; they like to show how fast they can respond or how agile they are. The same is true when addressing database design. This delivery-focused desire comes from a good place. However, regardless of how well-intended, blindly fulfilling requests is dangerous and harmful to one's overall results. Optimization of processes, especially processes involving database design, should never remove the step where questions are asked and rationale is provided.

Posted March 11, 2024

Cayosoft Inc., a leader in Microsoft Active Directory management, monitoring, and recovery, announced it has received a $22.5 million minority investment, enabling the company to bring its patent-pending, instant Active Directory (AD) forest recovery, management, and governance solutions to a wider audience, including international expansion. 

Posted March 08, 2024

SecurityPal, a leader in customer assurance technology, unveiled the creation of the SecurityPal Council, an initiative bringing together top thought leaders and industry experts in cybersecurity to foster collaboration, share insights, and shape the future of cybersecurity in an ever-evolving digital landscape. The SecurityPal Council consists of select members who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in the cybersecurity field, and includes leaders from some of the world's most innovative companies like OpenAI, MongoDB, Perforce, Snap, and Orum, among others.

Posted March 08, 2024

WSO2 is releasing WSO2 Identity Server 7.0 to address the demand for trusted digital experiences for all users. According to the company, version 7.0 optimizes the developer experience via a new authentication API for native, in-app, browser-less authentication; new visual editor that enables side-by-side graphical and code views; and new one-click access to application templates and authentication methods.

Posted March 07, 2024

John O'Brien, principal advisor and industry analyst at Radiant Advisors, and Abhilash Mula, senior manager of product management at Informatica, joined DBTA's webinar, Mastering Generative AI With Intelligent Data Engineering, to explore how to best support GenAI and LLM projects with cost-efficient, precise, and effortless data engineering practices.

Posted March 07, 2024

CrowdStrike is acquiring Flow Security, a cloud data runtime security solution, enabling the company to offer modern cloud security with comprehensive real-time data protection spanning endpoint and cloud environments. According to the company, with the acquisition of Flow Security and by bringing data security posture management (DSPM) to the CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform, CrowdStrike is setting a new standard for modern cloud security with data security innovations that discover, classify, and protect data in all states from the risk of exposure, wherever it moves or resides.

Posted March 07, 2024

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is offering new integrations with leading technical partners to further increase the breadth and depth of the Alation Data Intelligence Platform. The new integrations with Amazon DynamoDB, Apache Kafka, Confluent Kafka, Elasticsearch, Fivetran, MongoDB, TIBCO Data Virtualization, and TIBCO Spotfire build on the open and extensible Alation Open Connector Framework, integrating with a global network of over 100 enterprise connectors, allowing organizations to access trusted data across their data ecosystem, according to Alation.

Posted March 06, 2024

Mexican retailer Waldo's Dollar Mart is using Oracle Cloud finance and merchandising applications to manage its complex, multi-format business model while continuing to offer customers more choices in products and buying channels. Waldo's operates more than 800 grocery and clothing stores throughout Mexico, with many of its clothing options coming from overseas.

Posted March 06, 2024

Oracle is releasing its Globally Distributed Autonomous Database, a fully managed Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) service that offers built-in, cutting-edge capabilities that redefine how enterprises manage and process distributed data. According to the company, with Autonomous Database's automated management and ease of use users don't have to have an extensive staff of experts to take advantage of the power of a distributed database.

Posted March 06, 2024

Onna Technologies, a provider helping companies manage unstructured data from cloud-based collaboration tools and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that its data management platform has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise and is now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Posted March 06, 2024

Civo, a pure-play cloud-native service provider, is acquiring Kubefirst, a renowned open-source GitOps powered platform for Kubernetes, from its parent company Kubeshop—enhancing Civo's portfolio and forwarding its commitment to simplifying cloud computing complexities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Posted March 05, 2024

Dell Technologies and CrowdStrike are expanding their partnership to deliver Dell's Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services with the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform, helping customers defend against increasingly complex cyberattacks. 

Posted March 05, 2024

The nominations period for the 2024 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards is now extended through March 15, 2024 - followed by actual voting on the products nominated by our readers. Votes can only be cast for nominated products, so be sure to make your nominations now!

Posted March 05, 2024

DataOps.live, the Data Products company, is releasing its Professional Edition of the DataOps.live Data Products Platform in response to a critical market demand: a fully managed and supported SaaS platform for dbt Core users on the Snowflake Data Cloud.  

Posted March 04, 2024

MongoDB, Inc. announced that its multi-cloud developer data platform, MongoDB Atlas, is now available in six additional cloud regions in Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Poland—now making it the most widely available developer data platform in the world. With this expansion, MongoDB Atlas is now available in 117 cloud regions across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure to meet the demands of more customers with data residency, availability, and latency-sensitive application requirements.

Posted March 04, 2024

Neon, the startup giving Postgres databases serverless capabilities, is enhancing its partnership program, further achieving its mission of bringing Postgres to as many developers as possible across the globe. The company, which recently announced it secured a $46M investment, continues its growth with this latest update, according to the company.

Posted March 04, 2024

Kerlink, an international specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Actility, a recognized global provider in low-power industrial IoT connectivity solutions, are forming a strategic partnership that builds on complementary strengths of their products, along with supporting a plug-and-play, edge computing LoRaWAN ecosystem in a single solution.

Posted March 01, 2024

Seeq, a provider of industrial analytics and AI solutions, is debuting the Seeq AI Assistant, a generative AI (GenAI) resource embedded across its industrial analytics platform that provides real-time assistance to users across the enterprise. The Seeq AI Assistant empowers users to accelerate mastery of the Seeq platform, build advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI skills and knowledge, and accelerate insights to improve decision making in pursuit of operational excellence and sustainability, according to the company.

Posted March 01, 2024

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, Succeeding with Generative AI and LLMs in the Enterprise, to discuss how organizations can effectively adopt GenAI and LLM initiatives with key technologies, strategies, and best practices.

Posted February 29, 2024

Informatica is unveiling Informatica Cloud Data Access Management (CDAM), a solution based on Informatica's 2023 acquisition of Privitar, offering an AI-powered solution that is a key component of data access governance, leveraging IDMC's common metadata foundation. According to the company, CDAM revolutionizes how organizations manage, share, and use their data by ensuring compliance with policies and fostering customer trust. It integrates with IDMC to offer secure and automated AI and analytics use cases.

Posted February 29, 2024

Airbyte, creator of an open-source data movement infrastructure, is offering PyAirbyte, an open-source Python library that makes it easy to move data across API sources and destinations. According to the company, the solution enables Airbyte resources to be created and managed using code, rather than the user interface (UI).

Posted February 29, 2024

OVHcloud US, a leading global cloud provider, is introducing OVHcloud Managed Databases, offering clients a "configure-and-forget" solution to simplify the set-up and management of cloud databases. With OVHcloud US Managed Database services, the solution takes care of the database infrastructure and administration, including set-up, backup, scalability, and security.

Posted February 29, 2024

Flexera announced that it has completed the acquisition of Snow Software, giving customers the ability to derive more value from their technology investments with unprecedented visibility into their hybrid IT estate.

Posted February 29, 2024

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