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Business Intelligence and Analytics

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

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 March 02, 2021

Data Summit Connect 2021 will be held virtually this year, overcoming the current travel and geography challenges. The program will include a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel-participation-style sessions. Feel free to suggest something different from a normal conference presentation—creativity is encouraged and a virtual conference offers many possibilities!

Posted March 02, 2021

Oracle Database 21c is now available on Oracle Cloud, including the Always Free tier of Oracle Autonomous Database. The new release contains more than 200 new innovations, including immutable blockchain tables, in-database JavaScript, native JSON binary data type, AutoML for in-database machine learning (ML), and persistent memory store, as well as enhancements for in-memory, graph processing performance, sharding, multitenant, and security. "Oracle Database 21c continues our strategy of delivering the world's most powerful converged database engine," said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, database server technologies, Oracle.

Posted March 02, 2021

DataStax is introducing Astra serverless, an open, multi-cloud serverless database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that delivers  a combination of pay-as-you-go data together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source.DataStax Astra builds upon the Apache Cassandra open source database and introduces a modern, microservices-based architecture that separates compute from storage, enabling database resources to scale up and down on demand to match application requirements and traffic independent of compute resources.

Posted March 02, 2021

Ataccama, a provider of self-driving data management and governance solutions, is acquiring Tellstory, an innovative startup and easy-to-use data visualization platform that provides an engaging way to tell data-driven stories. The acquisition advances Ataccama's vision of giving businesses and data teams the ability to innovate at unprecedented speed while maintaining trust, security, and governance of their data.

Posted March 02, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is offering enhanced capabilities within the SHIFT Migration Suite and Crawler360, allowing enterprises to automatically migrate from Apache Hadoop to their desired cloud solution.

Posted March 02, 2021

The new APM Integrated Experience helps reduce the complexity associated with modern APM by streamlining visibility into critical application and infrastructure performance and empowering tech pros with faster, easier troubleshooting. 

Posted March 02, 2021

Itential, a provider of network and cloud automation, is releasing the latest updates to its low-code automation platform, including new configuration management capabilities for simplifying device configuration, compliance, and remediation across physical, virtual, and cloud-native networks.

Posted March 01, 2021

Sisu, providers of an augmented intelligence solution, is introducing a new analytics experience designed to accelerate the exploration of cloud-scale data. Informed by months of research, the redesigned product enables data teams to streamline their workflow, answer critical questions quickly, and get the complete picture behind changing metrics without cumbersome manual exploration, according to the vendor.

Posted March 01, 2021

In 2020, we endured the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on health and life, and we also saw  multitudes of businesses and organizations collapse. One of those casualties was PASS, also known as the Professional Association for SQL Server.

Posted March 01, 2021

It's hard to overstate the impact WiredTiger technology has had on MongoDB. When MongoDB announced its storage engine API in 2014, the WiredTiger team immediately saw the opportunity and raced to provide the best solution. The rest, as they say, is history.

Posted March 01, 2021

There are many new and intriguing possibilities for analytics that require an investment in learning and new technology. But the return on the investment can be sizable in terms of gaining insight into your business, and in better servicing your customers.

Posted March 01, 2021

Dashboard users doing unsophisticated, largely repetitive, operational reports and analyses ask their IT support personnel to provide data in a simple way; they demand fast performance from their queries; and they demand new functionality be provided quickly. While often not stated explicitly, the "simple" data presentation implies several characteristics.

Posted March 01, 2021

To be successful, business users need clarity into data definitions, synonyms, business attributes and usage to develop quality data intelligence. As a result, a data catalog must enable business users to understand and leverage data as an asset. By tracking data lineage to understand data's origins and transformations, businesses provide an audit trail throughout the data's lifecycle.

Posted March 01, 2021

Avalara, Inc. a provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, is adding new certified integrations to its platform including MultiValue support. These integrations include 10 newly certified integrations with accounting, ERP, ecommerce, point-of-sale, mobile commerce, and CRM software applications, in addition to adding 22 new marketplace customers utilizing Avalara tax technology solutions.

Posted March 01, 2021

It's been 5 years and Royal Papers is still going strong after switching to a Pick Cloud MultiValue system. Royal's MultiValue application is mission-critical and the lifeblood of its business. It handles inventory control, accounts payable, and receivables (and more) and is used for everything except payroll. If it is disrupted in any way, or down for any long period of time, it would be catastrophic.

Posted March 01, 2021

Technology innovator Pliops announced it has closed a $65 million oversubscribed funding round to deliver game-changing value for enterprise and cloud customers. The investment will be used to bring the new levels of scale, speed, and cost effectiveness promised by Pliops' storage processor to more customers in more ways.

Posted February 26, 2021

dotData, a provider of full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, is releasing dotData Cloud, consisting of a new risk-free, AI-automation software platform and services. The solution was developed specifically to support growing enterprise organizations with small or no data science teams who want to launch or accelerate their data science practice.

Posted February 26, 2021

Calligo, an end-to-end managed data services provider, is acquiring Decisive Data, a provider of data analytics, data science, and visualization solutions. The acquisition of Decisive Data immediately propels and broadens Calligo's data science capabilities, accelerating its global delivery of managed data insights services.

Posted February 26, 2021

Profisee, a provider of master data management (MDM) solutions, is offering its platform-as-service (PaaS) multi-domain MDM solution with a new native integration with Microsoft Azure data services.

Posted February 25, 2021

Digital Guardian, a leader in data loss prevention (DLP) and managed detection and response (MDR), is deepening its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through several key initiatives and achievements. Digital Guardian has announced the general availability of their integration with Amazon Macie, a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and provide additional protection for customers' sensitive data in AWS.

Posted February 24, 2021

Grafana Labs, the company behind the open and composable observability platform, is releasing the unified Grafana Enterprise Stack. Enterprise Stack includes data source plugins for visualizing other commercial tools in Grafana, such as  Oracle, Splunk, New Relic, MongoDB, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and more.

Posted February 24, 2021

Prophecy.io has announced the rollout of the new SaaS version of its unique low code data engineering platform, which is designed for data practitioners. Prophecy aims to help businesses accelerate the development and deployment of data pipelines so that massive incoming data streams can be prepared for analytics and machine learning.

Posted February 24, 2021

nOps, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud management platform, announced it has been awarded SOC 2 certification for its SaaS platform, confirming the company applies rigorous internal security policies and procedures as it helps customers optimize their AWS infrastructure.

Posted February 24, 2021

Fivetran, an automated data integration provider, is adding new data source connectors for IBM, Oracle, and SAP. The pre-built connectors add to the more than 150 maintained 24/7 by Fivetran.

Posted February 24, 2021

Pariveda Solutions' Ryan Gross discussed how to build an agile data management team and apply data governance at Data Summit Fall Connect 2020.

Posted February 24, 2021

SAP is acquiring AppGyver Oy, a provider of no-code development platforms that enable users with no coding skills to build applications for Web and mobile uses. With the acquisition, SAP is better able to help customers and partners adapt their IT systems efficiently to their specific needs and optimize the usability of their applications.

Posted February 24, 2021

SAP is launching SAP Learning Hub, partner edition, combining all the learning content that partners of the SAP PartnerEdge program require. SAP Learning Hub, partner edition, bundles the necessary learning tools into one affordable solution. It includes access to the entire enablement content portfolio, hands-on practice, and assessments to help partners stay up-to-date on the latest SAP innovations and to keep their certifications current.

Posted February 24, 2021

Beyond Technologies is acquiring Ibridia, a market leader in SAP Solution Manager/SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for SMEs and large enterprises. Adding Ibridia's niche expertise in these areas to Beyond's SAP service offering takes advantage of the S/4HANA momentum while also aligning with its core values by always providing clients with the latest processes, tools, best practices, and services to manage their SAP and non-SAP solutions throughout the entire application lifecycle.

Posted February 24, 2021

Avatria, a digital commerce firm and developer of eCommerce solutions, is launching its newest software product designed for SAP Commerce users, Avatria Engage. The platform works to drive more site traffic while at the same time boosting conversion rates for online retailers.

Posted February 24, 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 24, 2021

Akash Network, provider of a decentralized cloud computing marketplace and the first DeCloud for DeFi, has developed and is set to launch the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) Relayer timed to Interchain Foundation's launch of IBC. IBC enables various blockchain protocols to communicate and transact with each other independently, providing a framework to connect the global economy to the blockchain.

Posted February 23, 2021

Privitar, a data privacy platform provider, announced that it has achieved certification on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), now providing flexibility for organizations to safely use sensitive data for analytics in on-premises, public cloud, and hybrid environments. The integration between The Privitar Data Privacy Platform and Cloudera Data Platform enables organizations to begin realizing the full value of their sensitive data and leveraging the powerful analytical capabilities of CDP while protecting the privacy of their data subjects, according to the vendors.

Posted February 22, 2021

Solo.io, the modern API infrastructure company delivering application networking from the edge to service mesh, is releasing Gloo Mesh Enterprise, an enterprise-grade, Kubernetes-native solution for service mesh management. Gloo Mesh Enterprise provides organizations with a comprehensive and simplified experience for service mesh management based on Istio, the industry standard service mesh, and Envoy, the de-facto industry sidecar proxy data plane.

Posted February 22, 2021

Rubrik is offering a new integration to ServiceNow, increasing the protection of digital services by allowing joint customers to automatically discover, classify, and map Rubrik protection with ServiceNow ITOM Visibility. Through the ITOM Visibility product, ServiceNow provides a best-in-class automated, scalable way of cataloging assets and infrastructure across hybrid-cloud environments.

Posted February 22, 2021

IBM and Palantir Technologies have announced a new partnership consisting of IBM's hybrid cloud data platform designed to deliver AI for business, with Palantir's next-generation operations platform for building applications. A new product as a result of the partnership, Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data, is planned for general availability in March of 2021 and is designed to help businesses in retail, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and telecommunications use AI to make more informed business decisions and automate outcomes.

Posted February 22, 2021

VigiTrust, provider of Integrated Risk Management SaaS solutions, is introducing Asset Register, Risk Register, and Dynamic Assessment features on its flagship platform, VigiOne. Organizations can now assess the risks to their assets before determining how they line up with legal, industrial, and security standards, and take steps to meet all relevant regulations. 

Posted February 19, 2021

Octopai, a leader in automated data lineage and data discovery, announced its support and analysis of Snowflake, one of the fastest-growing cloud-based databases in the industry, empowering BI and analytics groups with advanced intelligence in hybrid and  complex BI environments.

Posted February 19, 2021

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

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