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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

MinIO Inc., innovators behind high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage for the multi-cloud, are announcing their collaboration with Intel to yield greater performance for mission-critical/advanced analytic workloads via optimized infrastructure options.

Posted August 25, 2022

DBI Software, a provider of performance monitoring, tuning, and trending tools for IBM Db2 LUW and SQL Server databases, is releasing version 8 of its Database Performance Web Suite and collector. Version 8 of the Web Suite, the collector, and the classic tools includes many new features and enhancements such as ability to search for all columns in the chooser, new view to show Db error log messages in real time, and more.

Posted August 25, 2022

Push Technology, provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions for networks, is debuting improvements to Diffusion Cloud, the enterprise's intelligent event-data platform. Diffusion Cloud distributes real-time data so that developer teams can decrease traffic load on backend systems, increasing performance and mitigating infrastructure requirements. The most notable enhancements include a REST adapter and a boost in data monitoring within the platform.

Posted August 25, 2022

Cloudify, an open-source DevOps automation platform, is launching its version 6.4 release for the platform, further connecting applications to their cloud environments. The latest release brings to the forefront its simplistic strategies for aiding platform engineering teams convert their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service format with efficiency and speed. 

Posted August 25, 2022

Kubernetes has fundamentally changed the way organizations manage and deploy software. At its core, Kubernetes provides a unified API for infrastructure that abstracts differences between cloud providers and their underlying infrastructure so that Kubernetes users can focus on defining their application workloads. By popularizing declarative management of resources, Kubernetes has transformed the IT landscape, particularly through "GitOps" workflows. Kubernetes is also extensible, enabling users to build their own APIs through custom resource definitions and controllers.

Posted August 25, 2022

Today's enterprises need to be more agile to improve their customer's experience, respond to changes quickly, and have the freedom to innovate. As part of their digital transformation journey in the cloud, these businesses need the ability to connect more devices to their applications, faster than ever—from smartphones to connected cars, from manufacturing plants to smart devices in our homes. Therefore, these applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, have global availability, manage large volumes of data, and provide ultra-fast response times for customers.

Posted August 25, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is announcing its recent acquisition of CubeWerx, adding features like cloud-native, scalable geospatial capabilities to its fully-managed cloud service, MariaDB SkySQl. The use of geospatial data intends to revolutionize scalable business capabilities for improvements to several areas of enterprise processes, including advanced content tailoring to end users.

Posted August 25, 2022

Flexential, a provider of data center, colocation, cloud, and connectivity, is enhancing its FlexAnywhere hybrid IT solutions portfolio to maximize IT infrastructure scalability within organizations, as well as increasing business-wide adaptability for hybrid work environments. The updates coming to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) Advanced Access solution allow for accelerated migration of workloads, data, and applications in an industry that is becoming increasingly cloud-reliant.

Posted August 25, 2022

Speed is at the forefront of technological innovation; users and customers of any online service have increasingly low tolerance for latency issues. Often, users will abandon a website if it takes too long to load—even if that load time is delayed by mere seconds. The natural response is to increase database performance; with those improvements, however, the costs quickly become detrimental.

Posted August 24, 2022

Rocket is releasing MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS) 1.3.1 with new features that give users more control, improving ease of use to expose MultiValue data and introducing business logic as RESTful APIs. Updates include enhanced Vanity URL support with pass-through capabilities that give MV developers full control of format and content of output payloads.

Posted August 24, 2022

Entrinsik has launched a comprehensive online training program for Informer 5. Whether users are brand new to Informer 5 or want to become an advanced power user, there is something for everyone to learn.

Posted August 24, 2022

Digital transformation has accelerated more than ever before because of the intersecting confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change. With more data being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the 2022 Readers' Choice Awards which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted August 24, 2022

Evora IT Solutions GmbH announced that its EvoSuite family of applications is now available on SAP Store, the online marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. The EvoSuite product family includes SAP Fiori applications that are built on SAPUI5, the UI development toolkit for HTML5, to help enhance SAP technology for maintenance and service operations.

Posted August 24, 2022

SAP announced that the RISE with SAP solution continued its strong rate of adoption across businesses in North America, as organizations of all sizes selected SAP in the second quarter of 2022 to help drive their cloud transformations. Hundreds of companies selected RISE with SAP in the first half of the year, with public cloud gaining traction as the deployment of choice with many customers.

Posted August 24, 2022

Operaize announced that it has achieved SAP silver partner status in the SAP PartnerEdge program, enabling the company to help customers implement planning and scheduling scenarios in increasingly complex decision-making environments. The company helps businesses in the manufacturing industry to accelerate innovation for AI-based production planning and scheduling in the cloud.

Posted August 24, 2022

Deloitte announced a new asset roadmap and suite of cross-business integrated sustainability solution offerings, leveraging SAP technologies. Deloitte's new cross-business sustainability offerings and roadmap for SAP provide the knowledge and resources to help businesses remain resilient and move as fast as the speed of transformation.

Posted August 24, 2022

Prefect Technologies, developer of the open-source data workflow automation platform Prefect, is announcing its recent partnership with Databricks, the Data and AI enterprise, providing data workers automation technology for dataflow, regardless of data intensity. The partnership aims to increase performance, reliability, and visibility regarding data workflows for overall confidence and security in enterprise data management.

Posted August 23, 2022

BigPanda, Inc., an AIOps platform for IT data insights and action, is announcing an extension of its funding round, which was previously announced in January. The extension is a result of consumer demand for BigPanda, enabling an accumulation of new investments from current customers UBS and Wells Fargo; these investments are made through UBS Next, UBS's venture and innovation unit, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital.

Posted August 23, 2022

IBM announced its second-quarter 2022 earnings results, seeing revenues go up across several key segments including software, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. "In the quarter we delivered good revenue performance with balanced growth across our geographies, driven by client demand for our hybrid cloud and AI offerings. The IBM team executed our strategy well," said Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman and chief executive officer. "With our first half results, we continue to expect full-year revenue growth at the high end of our mid-single digit model."

Posted August 22, 2022

Amid a rise in cybercrime and digital transformation, Xtel Communications, a provider of telecommunications, cloud and network security solutions, is launching its third data center in the New York market. The addition of this new facility allows Xtel to expand its serviceable footprint of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) via fiber-optic connections.

Posted August 22, 2022

iM Data Centers, a manufacturer of modular data centers shaping the future of IT infrastructure, announced it is joining the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord (ICA), becoming part of a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

Posted August 22, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

TruEra, provider of a suite of AI Quality management, is partnering with Intel to help enterprises improve AI model quality and accelerate the business impact of AI. The combination of TruEra software and Intel hardware helps enterprises assess AI model quality quickly and collect critical data to refine models over time for optimal performance, according to the vendors.

Posted August 18, 2022

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group (NPD) announced the two companies have completed its merger, creating a global technology, analytics, and data provider. The merger brings together colleagues across the globe to offer more than 7,000 clients a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior and total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries, according to the companies. A unified name and brand for the combined company will be announced at a later date.

Posted August 18, 2022

LicenseFortress is expanding its real-time monitoring of software license compliance to include Microsoft. An independent provider of SAM managed services for users of Oracle and VMware, LicenseFortress now meets consumer demand that is driven by the ubiquitous nature of Microsoft in today's business world, according to the company.

Posted August 18, 2022

MemVerge, provider of Big Memory software, is releasing two new software products, Memory Machine Cloud Edition and Memory Viewer. Memory Machine Cloud Edition software uses patented ZeroIO memory snapshot technology and cloud service orchestration to transparently checkpoint long-running applications and allow customers to safely use low-cost Spot Instances. Over time, Memory Machine Cloud Edition will form the basis of an infrastructure cloud service enabling applications to run across a multi-cloud environment.

Posted August 18, 2022

Like Stephen Hawking's famous musings did for the laws of the universe, everything as a service (XaaS) is about to revolutionize the way you think about the world. Offering benefits like operational agility and efficiency, XaaS will be the business model for every equipment vendor in the future. And it will be big. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global XaaS market is projected to grow $2.3 trillion in 2028.

Posted August 18, 2022

AuditBoard, a cloud-based platform transforming audit, risk, and compliance management, is launching its Third-Party Risk Management solution, breaking down silos and engaging relevant stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

Posted August 17, 2022

Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing a new iteration of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, introducing new features and capabilities that go beyond the base Kubernetes platform to encompass storage, management, and more. This further extends Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus as a singular Kubernetes platform to span the breadth of enterprise IT scenarios, whether a traditional datacenter, distributed edge operations, or multiple public cloud environments.

Posted August 17, 2022

As machine learning (ML) becomes the norm of the data industry, it's clear that its potential is limited within current data structures. Tabular data strategies have decreased in efficiency, as they lack the ability to acknowledge relationships interconnecting various data points. Data models create complexities as they become scaled by data scientists, constructed by different code languages for different data pipelines, yielding low productivity and high development times. Leaders in ML and data consumption look towards improving data science strategies to widely increase data value and data model efficiency.

Posted August 17, 2022

Pliops, a provider of data processors for cloud and enterprise data centers, announced it has closed a $100 million Series D funding round, enabling the company to address the broad market opportunity for the Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP). This latest investment brings the total investment in the company to more than $200 million since its founding in 2017. This round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT)—with SK hynix, Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman of Walden International, and State of Mind Ventures Momentum, in addition to previous investors also participating in the round.

Posted August 17, 2022

Anaconda Inc., provider of a data science platform, is partnering with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to offer secure open-source Python and R tools and packages. By embedding and enabling Anaconda's repository across OCI Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Services customers will have access to Anaconda services directly from within OCI without a separate enterprise license.

Posted August 17, 2022

Oracle has renewed a strategic agreement with AT&T that will help increase capacity and introduce capabilities for the company's database and application workloads running in Oracle Cloud. The new five-year deal will build on AT&T's use of Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and other Oracle Cloud services.

Posted August 17, 2022

Adept, a machine learning research and product lab, is using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and NVIDIA technology to develop a universal AI teammate capable of performing a range of tasks people execute on their computer or on the internet. With OCI as its preferred cloud platform, Adept obtains the scale and high performance necessary to run massive AI models without excessive compute costs, according to the vendor.

Posted August 17, 2022

Verge.io, the company that virtualizes data centers, is adding new features to its Verge-OS software to give users the performance of GPUs as virtualized, shared resources. This move creates a cost-effective, simple, and flexible way to perform GPU-based machine learning, remote desktop, and other compute-intensive workloads within an agile, scalable, secure Verge-OS virtual data center, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Omni, a business intelligence (BI) platform, is debuting its collaborative data technology to the public, backed by its $26.9 million in funding. The funding includes participation from enterprises like First Round and GV, as well as Series A funding led by Redpoint that yielded $17.5 million. Other participants to the funding round include Box Group, Quiet, Scribble, and angel investors. Omni's innovation as a consolidated BI platform differentiates its approach compared to other solutions on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted August 16, 2022

Reltio, a cloud-native, SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) enterprise, is announcing the launch of the Reltio Connected Data Platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, integrating Reltio streamlined deployment and management properties with the advantages of the Azure cloud platform. The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store which offers cloud applications and services for use on Azure, which assures Reltio customers that the integration will yield the trust associated with industry giants in the market.

Posted August 16, 2022

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, announced it is receiving $14M in a Series C financing round, enabling the company to expand its global footprint, product development, and rapid growth trajectory. Equalum is defining the future of data integration by providing a solution that continuously and natively supports all use cases under a single unified platform without the need for custom coding.

Posted August 11, 2022

IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, announced it has created the IGEL Disaster Recovery Program, enabling organizations to quickly regain control of malware affected devices to mitigate the impact of an attack, including ransomware, and quickly restore end-user productivity.

Posted August 11, 2022

Thanks to significant innovation and recent disruption in the data management space, organizations are achieving unprecedented value from both internal and external data. Much emphasis has been placed on the importance of achieving digital transformation, yet thanks to these rich data assets, organizations are finding new ways to serve customers across both digital and physical boundaries.

Posted August 11, 2022

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

Working with databases causes friction. On one side, nontechnical managers want data pros to skip the jargon and clearly describe their needs. On the other side, data pros wish their managers had a deeper understanding of the tech involved. Nontechnical managers may think they need to understand the technology better and get into the weeds to close this inherent trust gap. But this isn't the case—managers are busy tracking resource allocations, Gantt charts, project plans, and punch lists. They must also fill open slots, upskill employees, and keep people from falling prey to the Great Resignation.

Posted August 11, 2022

The cryptocurrency ecosystem strikes as being in a perpetual state of boom and bust, though the long-term trend is an increasing valuation for crypto assets. Within the crypto space, NFTs are particularly bubbly. Individual NFTs have sold for as much as $67 million, while total NFT sales reached $40 billion in 2021.

Posted August 11, 2022

In science fiction movies, the word "entity" pops up when discussing an as-yet-unseen but at least suspected alien presence, presumed evil (or sometimes evil presence, presumed alien). This entity is not named until half the cast has vanished, then we might hear, "It's Cthulhu's daughter and she's angry!" But not all entities are evil or angry.

Posted August 11, 2022

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Assuring data quality should be one of the most important goals for IT professionals. This is truer today than it has ever been as organizations rely on data to power their AI and machine learning algorithms. Accurate, quality data is required if you want to make accurate decisions. And that is true, whether the data is being analyzed by a human or a computer algorithm.

Posted August 11, 2022

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