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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

Junk data is any data that is not governed. Junk data starts to accumulate when individuals make copies of data from a larger dataset for a particular use case, make changes to it, and then do not integrate those changes into the larger set. By taking the time to invest in data integrity upfront, a company can ensure the quality and security of its data assets are appropriately available to the business ultimately saving time and money.

Posted March 21, 2022

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, is collaborating with Cisco to release with FlexPod XCS, the evolution of FlexPod providing one automated platform for modern applications, data and hybrid cloud services.

Posted March 17, 2022

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure, data management, analytics, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has introduced new Lumada DataOps capabilities for automated, AI-driven data operations for all enterprise customers and Lumada Industrial DataOps, providing advanced analytics capabilities for industrial use cases.

Posted March 16, 2022

Rockset, the real-time analytics company, now supports real-time data ingestion from Azure Blob Storage, Azure Event Hubs, and Azure Service Bus—enabling customers to ingest, transform, and analyze real-time data from their Azure data lake or event stream.

Posted March 16, 2022

Google Cloud and VMware, Inc. are expanding their partnership to help customers accelerate app modernization and cloud transformation as customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Posted March 16, 2022

Anyone investing in an SAP ERP solution running on Oracle Linux is clearly serious about ensuring that their critical line of business systems run smoothly, predictably, and efficiently. It should go without saying that those operations will be consistently accessible and run without unexpected interruption. Saying nothing, though, would be a mistake, for there's nothing magical about Oracle Linux that inherently guarantees high availability (HA) for an SAP landscape. Without proper planning and an infrastructure configured for HA, that big investment is vulnerable.

Posted March 16, 2022

Bharti Airtel (Airtel), a communications solutions provider, has chosen Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Management (SCM) to digitize and simplify its finance, planning, and supply chain processes. Airtel, which operates in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa, provides a range of consumer telecom services to more than 480 million customers, including 4G/4.5G broadband, fixed lines, fiber with speeds up to 1 GBps, and streaming services that span music and video, digital payments, and financial services.

Posted March 16, 2022

Redis, the real-time data platform, is releasing RedisJSON 2.0, enabling customers to more easily modernize existing applications and create entirely new digital experiences requiring real-time access and processing of JSON document files.

Posted March 15, 2022

Vultr, an independent provider of cloud infrastructure, is launching a new Optimized Cloud Compute product line, along with a refreshed Cloud Compute lineup of virtual machines. Through this launch, Vultr is introducing a wide range of shapes and sizes of High Performance VMs, all with 100% NVMe SSD storage, and including instances powered by 3rd Generation AMD EPYC processors.

Posted March 15, 2022

Catalogic Software, a provider of smart data protection solutions, is partnering with Backblaze, Inc., a leading storage cloud platform, to allow organizations managing backups of their enterprise environments and cloud native applications to utilize the Backblaze B2 platform.

Posted March 15, 2022

Thrive, a premier provider of NextGen Managed Services, is acquiring SouthTech, a managed technology solutions leader on the Florida West Coast, providing businesses throughout the region with enhanced IT support along with Thrive's next-generation managed cybersecurity, collaboration, and cloud services.

Posted March 11, 2022

Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, is launching Alteryx Analytics Cloud, its first unified end-to-end analytics automation platform.The availability of new Alteryx solutions in the cloud means users only need a browser to gain access to insights, with a setup that can be done in minutes instead of days.

Posted March 11, 2022

MariaDB Corporation is releasing Xpand 6 with significant new features, maximizing performance with fast operational analytics. Xpand now has the smarts to eliminate the need and inconsistencies of loading data to operational data warehouses.

Posted March 11, 2022

Data center downtime and outages are undoubtedly costly—with 40% costing between $100,000 and $1 million each according to a 2020 Uptime Institute report. Ironically, data center management hasn't always been driven by much data. The good news is data center failures are largely avoidable. The bad news is most operators aren't employing the data center analytics solutions needed to proactively predict and prevent downtime. 

Posted March 11, 2022

In the world of DataOps, the dual mandate of data democratization and the need for privacy, security, and compliance are pushed front and center. The speed and simplicity of cloud analytics adoption is opening a new world of risk for corporate data governance teams mandated with ensuring organizations remain compliant in an increasingly complex world of global regulations. In short, managing data and access governance in a traditional top-down, IT-controlled manner, while managing data, analytical, and visualization technologies via a decentralized, agile DataOps framework, is a recipe for disaster.

Posted March 11, 2022

Standard SQL defines four isolation levels that can be set using the SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL statement: Serializable, Repeatable Read, Read Committed, and Read Uncommitted. Although all of the popular relational DBMSs support isolation level, the exact naming and implementation will vary.

Posted March 11, 2022

MongoDB initially gained traction as a backend for web applications, in which it was mostly concerned with so-called "CRUD" operations—creating, reading, updating, and deleting documents. Since then, MongoDB has broadened its capabilities remarkably, but it is still typically deployed as an operational database rather than as an analytic DB or data warehouse.

Posted March 11, 2022

Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.

Posted March 11, 2022

By utilizing Entrinsik Informer Dashboards, Canadore College found an effective solution for visualizing its data. Informer is making faculty much more receptive to data, as it is allowing them to not only be more involved in the decisions being made around their programs but shows them exactly why decisions are being made.

Posted March 11, 2022

Rocket Software recently assisted SMC transform its business with the help of the Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Focused on the mission of advancing automation for its clients, SMC also needed to automate transactions and provide real-time access to its ERP system to improve employee productivity and customer experiences.

Posted March 11, 2022

Each year, Data Summit features industry-leading experts covering the topics that matter most for data professionals who want to stay on top of the latest technologies and strategies. The conference program is now available for review, and a variety of pass options are being offered, including special pricing for attendees who register early.

Posted March 11, 2022

Software AG has announced an agreement to acquire StreamSets, a provider of data integration for the modern data stack. With this acquisition, Software AG says it is adding a SaaS and subscription business that is growing rapidly. The acquisition is the first in Software AG's M&A strategy which is designed to accelerate growth by opening up access to new parts of its €61 billion total addressable market.

Posted March 09, 2022

Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, is releasing the latest version of its low-code offering, the Zoho Creator Platform, an all-in-one solution that bridges the gap between business users and IT teams. Addressing the needs of both business users and IT teams, Zoho Creator Platform supports all levels to build, manage, integrate, and analyze for a complete low-code experience, enabling 10X faster deployment than any other solution on the market, according to the vendor.

Posted March 09, 2022

Solace is offering a series of cloud-based developments designed to help organizations integrate data held in legacy systems into cloud-based applications. Firstly, Solace has added enhanced integration capabilities that make it easier to extend event meshes to the cloud. An event mesh is a way of distributing events among decoupled applications, cloud services, and devices.

Posted March 09, 2022

At a time when business agility is as important as ever, new technology trends in DevOps, cloud, automation, and data management are increasingly merging as organizations look to streamline complex processes and increase the time-to-value of new initiatives. This agile journey is about removing the barriers between the business and its customers, as well as its data and employees, to accelerate the delivery of business value.

Posted March 09, 2022

As business has become more digital, data has become the most valuable asset of many organizations. But protecting that data has also become much more compli­cated as organizations increasingly migrate it to a mix of public and private cloud infra­structures, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud. With most businesses today operating in a multi-cloud environment, it's no longer possible to sim­ply lock up precious data in the proverbial vault and guard the perimeter.

Posted March 09, 2022

In early November 2021, Microsoft announced the private preview of its flagship database product, SQL Server 2022. At some point in 2022, we will see SQL Server 2022 released as a general availability (GA) product, but the specific release date has not yet been disclosed. We can expect to see a variety of the announced features in the next major release deployed to Azure SQL customers. Microsoft has a long history of deploying new features to the Azure cloud far in advance of the on-prem products.

Posted March 09, 2022

The old Chinese expression "May you live in interesting times" has never been more applicable in my lifetime than in 2020 and 2021. The global pandemic combined periods of great anxiety with long stretches of mind-numbing lockdown boredom. But it certainly kept our attention!

Posted March 09, 2022

Keepit, a provider of cloud backup and recovery that offers a blockchain-based cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection, announced it has formally entered the North American market with the establishment of a U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The announcement comes after a $30 million investment in the company aimed at fueling Keepit's global growth in becoming a leader in the SaaS data protection market.

Posted March 09, 2022

Ecosystems are nothing new or revolutionary. What is new is that new waves of digitalization are forcing entities of all sizes and strategies to interact and operate together in an increasingly fast-changing and complex environment. In today's digitally enabled markets, the concept of a social, business ecology, as outlined back in 1985 by organization consultant Peter Drucker, has become a full-blown reality.

Posted March 08, 2022

The most successful organizations view automation as impera­tive to their success. A chief automation officer can serve as a cham­pion at the top that advocates for end-to-end process automa­tion yet knows how to translate business requirements into technical specifications. Rather than relying on a chief information officer or a chief digital officer to spearhead this effort, the narrower scope of a chief automation officer can provide the focus needed to unite all the stakeholders under a common set of goals.

Posted March 08, 2022

Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and corporate contributor to Apache Arrow, launched with an oversubscribed $88 million Series A funding round, enabling the company, currently at 100 employees, to expand Arrow-native computing and double its globally distributed and diverse team, primarily in engineering and go-to-market. This funding round follows a $22 million seed round.

Posted March 07, 2022

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is releasing version 3.0 of its Continuous Data Integration Platform (CDIP), natively supporting all data integration use cases under one, unified platform with zero coding.

Posted March 07, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted March 07, 2022

Rocket Software has unveiled updated Rocket Open AppDev for Z software, breaking down silos to unify DevOps for all platforms, including the mainframe, in a single pipeline. The enhanced offering provides a comprehensive DevOps/AppDev modernization solution entirely based in open source and updated to incorporate IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Python—meeting market demand for modernization, cost reductions, and enablement of new talent.

Posted March 07, 2022

iXsystems, a provider of Open Storage Solutions, is releasing TrueNAS SCALE 22.02.0, extending the portfolio of offerings for TrueNAS. TrueNAS SCALE software enables hyperconverged infrastructure and unified scale-out storage that is also easy to deploy and manage.

Posted March 03, 2022

GraphQL provider Hasura announced that it has secured $100 million in a recent funding round, empowering the company to accelerate research and development to expand go-to-market activities globally for the company's GraphQL Engine.

Posted March 03, 2022

DataOps is gaining traction due to its ability to help provide more powerful insights to everyone in an organization—not just CTOs and IT teams. Recently, Geir Engdahl, co-founder and CTO of Cognite, and a former Google senior software engineer, explained why he believes adoption of DataOps has become a business imperative and not just a "nice to have"—especially in the heavy asset and manufacturing space.

Posted March 03, 2022

cnvrg.io, an Intel company, is releasing cnvrg.io AI Blueprints to help developers quickly deliver AI applications with easy-to-use ML pipelines that can run on any infrastructure. cnvrg.io AI Blueprints are a curated, verified, and open-source library of ML model APIs and customizable pipelines to enable software developers to easily enhance their applications with AI to solve any business or product problem, according to the vendor.

Posted March 02, 2022

Wipro Limited, a global provider of information technology, is forming a joint go-to market partnership with vFunction, a Palo Alto-based startup that has developed a scalable, AI-based technology platform for modernizing Java applications and accelerating migration to the cloud.

Posted March 02, 2022

Knoa Software, the provider of Employee User Experience Analytics for Oracle Cloud, and Namos Solutions, a certified Oracle OPN Modernized Partner, are forming a partnership to provide Global organizations with a comprehensive solution of software and services.

Posted March 02, 2022

Oracle Autonomous Database is a fully managed cloud service. It is a combination of Exadata infrastructure automation, Oracle Database 19c automation, and automated data center operations and machine learning. During Quest Experience Week 2021, Gerald Venzl, distinguished product manager at Oracle, shared how Oracle Autonomous Database simplifies the management of operational and analytical database workloads and how innovation continues to improve analyst, data scientist, and developer productivity.

Posted March 02, 2022

ionir, a provider of Kubernetes Data Services, is collaborating with Zensar, a leading experience engineering and technology solutions company, to offer customers data mobility solutions for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. 

Posted March 01, 2022

Hazelcast has announced the latest release of its real-time data platform. The Hazelcast Platform enables enterprises to build business applications that take automated, immediate action on data without the wait times associated with database writes and human intervention. The new release is aimed at increasing the analytical capabilities of a real-time system by enabling greater situational context to event and streaming data as it is created, yielding more meaningful insights.

Posted March 01, 2022

Imply, a company founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, has announced the first milestone in Project Shapeshift, the 12-month initiative designed to solve the pressing issues developers face when building analytics applications. The announcement includes a cloud database service built from Apache Druid and the private preview of a multi-stage query engine for Druid.

Posted March 01, 2022

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