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Data Integration

Traditional approaches to the process of combining disparate data types into a cohesive, unified, organized view involve manual coding and scripting. The need for Real-Time Business Intelligence and the ability to leverage a wider variety of data sources is driving companies to embrace new ways to achieve Data Integration, including Data Virtualization, Master Data Management, and Integration Automation.



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Tamr, a cloud-native data mastering solution, is offering Tamr Enrich, a set of enrichment services built natively into the data mastering process using Tamr's patented human-guided machine learning. Tamr Enrich curates and actively manages external datasets and services, enabling customers to seamlessly embed trusted, high-quality external data insights to their data mastering pipelines for richer business.   

Posted May 24, 2022

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is expanding modern data integration support and introducing a next-gen design solution for optimal data loading to GCP's Big Query, Google Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, as well as other cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.

Posted May 24, 2022

Matillion, provider of an enterprise cloud data integration platform, is releasing Matillion Data Loader 2.0, empowering enterprises to simplify data ingestion and accelerate insights with a cloud-native, no-code experience. Matillion Data Loader provides a single unified experience across batch loading and real-time, log-based change data capture (CDC) pipelines, and a consumption-based pricing model to help customers better manage data integration costs.

Posted May 24, 2022

Push Technology, a provider of real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is releasing Diffusion 6.8, adding new features that include the Diffusion Gateway Framework, expanded data wrangling calculations and conditionals, and journal logging.

Posted May 20, 2022

IBM has announced the expansion of its road map for achieving large-scale, practical quantum computing. IBM originally announced its quantum road map in 2020, and, since then, the company said, it has delivered on each of the targets on its timeline. "In just 2 years, our team has made incredible progress on our existing quantum road map. Executing on our vision has given us clear visibility into the future of quantum and what it will take to get us to the practical quantum computing era," said Darío Gil, senior vice president, director of research, IBM.

Posted May 20, 2022

IBM is introducing education initiatives with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Specialisterne Foundation, and six Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to provide no-cost STEM job training to U.S. military veterans, neurodivergent learners worldwide, and university students from underrepresented communities in the U.S.

Posted May 20, 2022

Imply Data, founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, announced its $100 million Series D financing, which values the company at $1.1 billion. This investment round was led by Thoma Bravo with participation from OMERS Growth Equity, both new investors. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Funds, Andreessen Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures also participated in the financing.

Posted May 19, 2022

Software licensing has always been tricky but today there are many new risks to guard against. At Data Summit 2022, Dr. Michael Corey, chief operating officer, LicenseFortress, and Don Sullivan, senior  product line marketing manager & chief of staff for Business Critical Applications, Cloud Infrastructure Business Group (CIBG), VMware, presented a session on the rise of software license trolls and simple steps to take to ensure your organization is not their next victim.

Posted May 19, 2022

A common pattern in data lake and lakehouse design is structuring data into zones, with bronze, silver, and gold being typical labels. Each zone is suitable for different workloads and different consumers. For instance, machine learning algorithms typically process against bronze or silver, while analytic dashboards often query gold. This prompts the question: Which layer is best suited for applying data quality rules and actions? The answer: All of them.

Posted May 18, 2022

Modern data analytics platforms that fuel enterprisewide data hubs are critical for decision making and information sharing. The problem? Integrating legacy data stores into these hubs is just plain hard, and there is no magic bullet. However, the best data hubs include all enterprise data.

Posted May 18, 2022

Wednesday's Data Summit 2022 keynotes opened with Laura Sebastian-Coleman, data quality director, Prudential Financial, who discussed "Data Quality Deniers & What We Learn From Them." One of the biggest organizational obstacles to data quality management is basic pessimism about the possibility of managing the quality of data. This is due to lack of clarity—the goals and processes for data quality management have not been defined or have not been understood—and disbelief that the quality of data could be subject to control.

Posted May 18, 2022

According to Kathy Schneider, chief marketing officer, Kx, the definition of "real time" is changing as the window of opportunity for making decisions is shrinking. It is widely accepted that insights-driven businesses perform better than others, and how fast they can use those insights is more critical than ever.

Posted May 18, 2022

At Data Summit 2022, Sudha Viswanathan, staff engineer, Wayfair, presented a talk titled, "Gaining Insights From Clickstream Data." Viswanathan explained that Wayfair's clickstream data refers to data that contains information about customer actions on the Wayfair site, such as what pages were viewed, the products that were clicked, what was added to the cart, which URL brought the customer to Wayfair. This helps Wayfair make data-driven decisions regarding revenue attribution for different marketing channels and improves traffic and test analysis and ad bidding.

Posted May 18, 2022

Infobip, a global cloud communications company and current member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that it will enable Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) customers to orchestrate powerful consumer interactions using Oracle Digital Assistant. The Oracle Digital Assistant has integrated Infobip's WhatsApp solution, so businesses can manage incoming and outgoing messages, send rich media, and input location.

Posted May 18, 2022

Oracle announced it has updated Oracle Service to embed data from Oracle Unity Customer Data Platform (CDP), helping customer service agents gain a complete view of the customer, improve agent efficiency, and enhance service quality. Part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Experience (CX), Oracle Service and Oracle Unity CDP leverage artificial intelligence to help organizations deliver more personalized, informed, and efficient customer service engagements, according to the vendor.

Posted May 18, 2022

AlmaLinux OS Foundation, the nonprofit that stewards the community owned and governed open source CentOS replacement AlmaLinux, announced that AlmaLinux is now available on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) marketplace. It is focused on long-term stability and delivering a robust production-grade platform.

Posted May 18, 2022

To turn data into insights and leverage the wealth of information that they are collecting, organizations need to ensure that their data is up-to-date and trustworthy. There is no magic answer. It's a combination of technology and processes. Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti, and Phil Fersht, CEO and chief analyst at HFS Research, discussed data value research conducted with Global 2000 C-level executives during their Data Summit 2022 presentation, "Every Problem Is a Data Problem: How Bad Data Is Killing Your Business."

Posted May 17, 2022

"Every company is a data company," Keith Alsheimer, head of marketing, Unravel Data during his Data Summit 2022 presentation. Alsheimer and Chris Santiago, VP solutions engineering, Unravel Data, discussed DataOps and how it can solve big data problems during the presentation. The annual Data Summit conference returned in-person to Boston, May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16.

Posted May 17, 2022

At Data Summit 2022, Chris Bergh, CEO and head chef of DataKitchen, shared how to build an internal business case and ways to collect small wins that illustrate the benefits of DataOps at your organization.

Posted May 17, 2022

There are so many new buzzwords lately, including the data lakehouse, data mesh, and data fabric, just to name a few. But what do all these terms mean, and how do they compare to a data warehouse? This presentation covers all of them in detail and explains the pros and cons of each, with suggested use cases so attendees can see what approach will really work best for their big data needs.

Posted May 17, 2022

Thomas Hazel, founder/CTO, ChaosSearch, examined the tools and technologies to get more value from data and how to determine which ones are right for your organization in a Data Summit 2022 keynote. By stripping away data engineering complexity and lowering total cost of infrastructure ownership and maintenance, more and more organizations are unlocking the value of analytics at scale.

Posted May 17, 2022

Data is often described as "the new oil"—a valuable fuel flowing through organizations. But it is time to stop talking about data as the new oil and concentrate instead on acting on its true importance. This is the view of Doug Laney author of "Infonomics," who gave the opening keynote talk at Data Summit 2022 in Boston.

Posted May 17, 2022

Around 85% of analytics, big data, and AI projects will fail, despite massive investments of money. It's not new news, but it still reflects on how powerfully design affects speed, scale, and usage. At Data Summit 2022, Brian O'Neill, founder and principal, Designing for Analytics presented his session, "Technically Right, Effectively Wrong: How to Avoid Creating the ML or Analytics Application No Customer Wants to Use."

Posted May 17, 2022

In order to develop and launch a successful enterprise data and analytics strategy that addresses the pain points of an organization it is necessary to understand the business, including the skills and roles of everyone who works with data, from business executives to business analysts to data scientists, according to Wayne Eckerson, president, Eckerson Group, a consultancy and research firm focused on data and analytics.

Posted May 16, 2022

Machine learning is revolutionizing the process of complex decision-making by enabling the analysis of bigger, more complex datasets and the delivery of faster, more accurate results. At Data Summit 2022, Charna Parkey, VP of product, Kaskada presented "The Basics of Machine Learning" during her workshop session.

Posted May 16, 2022

At Data Summit 2022 in Boston, Jeff Jockisch, CEO, CIPP/US, PrivacyPlan and Data Collaboration Alliance, presented a workshop on what everyone needs to know now about data privacy and security. To stay on the road to data privacy compliance, there are 8 basic principles companies should follow.

Posted May 16, 2022

Knowledge graphs are a valuable tool that organizations can use to manage the vast amounts of data they collect, store, and analyze. At Data Summit 2022, Joseph Hilger, COO, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Sara Nash, senior consultant, data and information management, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC presented an "Introduction to Knowledge Graphs" during their workshop session.

Posted May 16, 2022

Python has become the default language of solving complex data problems due to its ease of use, plethora of domain-specific software libraries, and stellar community and ecosystem. All of these things have led to the emergence of even more new and easier-to-use frameworks that enable users to scale their Python code.

Posted May 16, 2022

Microservices architecture is increasingly the technical strategy businesses are using as part of their current transformation projects—breaking down existing monolithic applications into self-contained, independently developed and deployed services. In fact, in a recent O'Reilly study of software engineers and technical professionals, more than three-fifths (61%) of respondents have been using microservices for a year or more. The same report found finance and banking lead the way in using microservices—but many other industries are following suit, including retail/ecommerce, telecom, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

DTS Software, a longstanding partner with IBM, has announced the compatibility of all its products with IBM's new z16 mainframe. "IBM z/OS powers the most mission-critical IT environments in the world, and with this latest hardware introduction, it proves once again that innovation need not take a backseat to the tried-and-true reliability and unmatched performance of the mainframe," said Steve Pryor, DTS Software chief technology officer. "DTS' longstanding partnership with IBM and understanding of the z/OS operating system and z/OS storage, means clients will find DTS solutions to continue to be one of the most critical components of their software stack.

Posted May 16, 2022

Broadcom is expanding the opportunities for organizations to gain greater value from the company's advanced AI, security, and hybrid cloud solutions with support for IBM's new z16. As a member of the z16 Early Ship Program, Broadcom collaborated with IBM to ensure clients can capitalize on the full range of our mainframe software solutions on the new platform to drive progress toward their innovation and business goal

Posted May 16, 2022

IBM has unveiled a major new release of IBM i—7.5—in addition to a new Technology Refresh (IBM i 7.4 TR6) and a new product called "Merlin," which is short for IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration. The first kinds of tools IBM is introducing with Merlin are tools that help with developing software with the "IBM i Next Gen Apps" approach. "This means that the first release of Merlin focuses on developing code, so it has an integrated development environment (IDE), using a DevOps approach (so it has wizards to help you set up a DevOps environment, or to integrate your IBM i development into an existing DevOps environment), while making it easy to publish and consume function using services. And it does all of this with a browser interface," said Steve Will, the chief architect for IBM i, responsible for strategy and planning related to the OS.

Posted May 16, 2022

Questioning whether your governance efforts are merely inquisitive? Here are five signs.

Posted May 16, 2022

As data management leaders forge the best path for their data strategy, the rivalry between data mesh and data fabric is often top of mind. The answer is neither one nor the other, but rather the combination of these concepts. The key is understanding their strengths and how to efficiently integrate them into your own company's strategy.

Posted May 16, 2022

The case for increased data automation is clear. "Data teams are spending significant amounts of time on service requests like infrastructure, user provisioning, and incident coordination and communication," said Tina Huang, CTO and founder of Transposit. "Teams today are often manually creating tickets, Slack channels, and Zoom meetings, plus communicating with stakeholders. Data teams must ensure internal customers using data have access to the data they need and real-time updates about interferences with that data." Other tasks ripe for automation include log parsing, correlation, permissions and access, and more.

Posted May 16, 2022

Privacera, a SaaS-based data security and governance platform provider founded by the creators of Apache Ranger, has announced the release of Privacera Platform 6.3 and PrivaceraCloud 4.3 to offer complete data governance automation and expanded support across the cloud partner ecosystem. "Our latest releases not only help organizations use data effectively and responsibly, but also accelerate digital transformation by helping organizations safely migrate data to the cloud, while minimizing compliance risk," said Privacera CEO Balaji Ganesan.

Posted May 12, 2022

EDB, a provider of software and services to accelerate Postgres in the enterprise, has announced the release of CloudNativePG, an open source operator optimized for Kubernetes, and the submission of a Sandbox application to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). According to EDB, built on cloud-native principles, CloudNativePG enables senior IT decision makers to build the foundation for a microservices-based cloud-native architecture.

Posted May 12, 2022

Druva Inc. is signing a multi-year global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to accelerate customer migration and provide an added layer of cyber resiliency to the already secure AWS Cloud. Built on the existing relationship between Druva and AWS, this agreement underscores both companies' commitment to delivering a cloud-native data protection solution on AWS, and supporting enterprises during critical phases of the cloud journey, including support for workload migration and deployments.

Posted May 11, 2022

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management software, has announced the general availability of Cohesity FortKnox—a software as a service (SaaS) data isolation and recovery solution, adding to the company's Data Management as a Service portfolio of offerings that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Posted May 10, 2022

Couchbase has announced version 7.1 of Couchbase Server, a new release that delivers advancements in performance, storage capacity, and workload breadth, including expanded operational analytics support with direct Tableau integration-all while reducing deployment cost. According to Couchbase, with 7.1, enterprise architects and development teams reduce the cost of building and running applications while gaining operational efficiency. "More organizations are experiencing the drawbacks of deploying first-generation cloud architectures, and one of the main disadvantages is the cost of cloud instance sprawl," said Ravi Mayuram, chief technology officer at Couchbase.

Posted May 10, 2022

vFunction, providers of a platform to apply AI to application modernization, is releasing the vFunction Assessment Hub, using AI to accurately calculate the effect of technical debt across applications, their negative impact on innovation, predict the benefits of refactoring, and then integrate seamlessly into an automated refactoring platform.

Posted May 10, 2022

Immuta, a provider of data access and data security, is expanding its partnership with Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, to address growing data access control and security demands for modern data architectures.

Posted May 10, 2022

Dell Technologies revealed it will deliver new cloud experiences, an expanded ecosystem, and offerings to help customers manage and protect applications across data centers and multi-cloud environments. These new offerings are designed to help organizations easily store, protect, and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations, according to the vendor.

Posted May 09, 2022

Galileo is emerging from stealth with a machine learning (ML) data intelligence platform for unstructured data that gives data scientists the ability to inspect, discover, and fix critical ML data errors fast across the entire ML lifecycle. The platform is currently in private beta with the Fortune 500 and startups across multiple industries.

Posted May 05, 2022

Teleport, a provider of Identity-based Infrastructure Access Management, announced it has raised $110 million in Series C funding, enabling the company to expand its go-to-market organization to serve its fast-growing, global customer base. Teleport will also bolster its R&D organization to solve the most complex security challenges faced by organizations of all sizes.

Posted May 04, 2022

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, is introducing the first round of multiple updates to the Syniti Knowledge Platform this year.

Posted May 04, 2022

Rockset, provider of a real-time analytics platform built for the cloud, has announced a new integration that uses change data capture (CDC) streams from Microsoft SQL Server to enable real-time analytics. "As a real-time analytics platform built for the cloud, Rockset is fully mutable to elegantly handle upserts and stay in sync with SQL Server tables, in real-time," said Shruti Bhat, chief product officer at Rockset.

Posted May 04, 2022

No other subject seems to capture the attention of IT leaders right now like database migrations. If there were an IT theme for 2022, it would be: Enterprises migrate from legacy data warehouses to the cloud. And it is no longer just the "early adopters" but the entire customer base that is looking to make the move to cloud-based systems. Let's examine the three most common problems that hamper the execution of migration projects and what can be done to avert migration disasters.

Posted May 04, 2022

The 9th annual Data Summit conference will be held May 17-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Pre-conference workshops will take place on May 16, 2022. The program is available for review and a variety of pass options are available to suit individual requirements.

Posted May 04, 2022

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