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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.



Data Integration Articles

Reltio has announced the availability of Reltio Identity 360, a free cloud-native service to provide a single source of truth for identity data about customers, contacts, and other persons such as patients, sales representatives, and employees in real-time and at-scale. According to the company, Reltio Identity 360 eliminates the common problem of inconsistent, duplicate, incomplete, and fragmented customer data by consolidating, deduplicating, enriching, and validating customer profiles.

Posted January 27, 2021

SAP and DNV GL, an independent management and quality assurance expert, are partnering to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle a major problem facing the integrity of oil and gas plants. The solution uses intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence and advanced analytics, to create compelling user experiences and to digitalize and automate operations.

Posted January 27, 2021

Digital River, an experienced global ecommerce enabler for established and fast-growing brands, is releasing its Payments, Fraud, Tax and Compliance Management solution on the SAP App Center. Digital River's solution integrates with SAP Commerce Cloud, offering B2C and B2B brands the ability to grow globally at scale, knowing Digital River is handling the complexities of global commerce combined with the flexibility to meet shoppers' demands for a streamlined, localized experience, according to the vendor.

Posted January 27, 2021

Continuing work-from-home setups caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will impact security, employee collaboration, and business processes in 2021. Here, IT executives comment on the changes they see within organizations caused by the scaled-up WFH routines and what they expect for the coming year.

Posted January 27, 2021

Entrinsik is enhancing Informer with new updates that improve the user experience with additional options for automated intelligence for imported spreadsheets. According to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management, "One of the biggest challenges we hear from our customers is presenting management with impactful reports to glean business insights and draw smart conclusions."

Posted January 27, 2021

DockMaster, a producer of software for the marine and marina industries, partnered with Zumasys to move its hosted clients to a more modern MultiValue database. DockMaster chose jBASE to deliver faster reporting and processing speeds to customers while improving its ability to scale its cloud environment.

Posted January 27, 2021

JFrog, the DevOps company enabling organizations to realize the vision of Liquid Software, is forming a partnership with Docker, a leading provider of collaborative application development platforms for development teams, providing developers unlimited (for SaaS users), high-performance premium access to quality and trusted application components on Docker Hub. The agreement also provides dedicated support mechanisms for mutual customers.

Posted January 26, 2021

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering new data resilience capabilities for cloud-native workloads with the release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6. This offering from Red Hat Data Services enables customers to extend their existing data protection solutions and infrastructure to enhance data resilience for cloud-native workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, according to the vendor.

Posted January 26, 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 January 25, 2021

OpenDrives, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions, announced it has raised up to $20 million in Series B funding, enabling the company to continue growing and accelerate product development.

Posted January 25, 2021

Platform9, providers of open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds, is offering new features to provide operational efficiencies for its freedom, growth, and enterprise managed Kubernetes products.

Posted January 25, 2021

IBM, the consistent leader in U.S. patents, topped the U.S. Top 50 with 9,130 grants, down 1% from 2019. IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership.

Posted January 25, 2021

BackupAssist, a provider of automated backup and recovery software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has announced that Wasabi, a cloud storage company, now integrates seamlessly with BackupAssist Classic and BackupAssist ER. This partnership provides customers with an up to 80% less expensive solution that is faster than the competition for achieving enterprise-grade cyber-resilience.

Posted January 25, 2021

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is releasing the Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments. Hitachi Kubernetes Service enables customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on premises. This empowers developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice, and eliminates vendor lock-in, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2021

Grafana Labs is making new changes to Grafana Cloud, making it both free and easy to have a real, composable observability solution. The new plans make Grafana Cloud more flexible than ever, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2021

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented analytics platform Kyligence Cloud, has announced the availability of Kyligence Cloud 4, its new cloud-native distributed big data analytics platform. Kyligence Cloud 4 offloads processing from cloud data warehouses and data lakes by employing distributed aggregate indexes—a cloud-native successor to OLAP cubes.

Posted January 21, 2021

Delphix, provider of programmable data infrastructure, is offering new capabilities that close critical data gaps against ransomware attacks. "You can drive a truck through the holes in legacy ransomware solutions," said Jedidiah Yueh, CEO of Delphix. "Once-a-day backups are insufficient. Companies can't afford to lose a day's worth of transactional data. In addition, closed-box backup approaches fail to safeguard against undetected attacks, sometimes for months. Companies need an open-box detection approach, especially for mission-critical data." 

Posted January 20, 2021

Splice Machine, provider of a scale-out SQL database with built-in machine learning, is launching the Splice Machine Feature Store, helping more companies operationalize machine learning by reducing the complexity of feature engineering.

Posted January 20, 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 January 20, 2021

Navisite has acquired Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global cloud managed service provider. Velocity's cloud managed services products include cloud managed infrastructure, databases, disaster recovery, data lakes, and managed container support. The company is an AWS Premier Partner, certified as both a migration and MSP supporting Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle applications, as well as an Oracle Platinum Partner and certified MSP.

Posted January 20, 2021

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, has announced the acquisition of erwin, Inc.  The deal adds data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling solutions to the Quest portfolio, providing customers with end-to-end capabilities to better understand and govern data.

Posted January 20, 2021

Digibee, a leader in a holistic and agile approach to integration, is releasing Digibee Capsules, a solution that packs common integration steps into reusable components that can be safely shared across organizations to accelerate digital transformation.

Posted January 19, 2021

While many companies are using IoT for reasons numbers one and two, few have embraced it for reason number three—disrupting with new business models. Despite top management stating that digital is important (20% of all top strategic initiatives in annual reports now include the word "digital")—and that IoT is one of the most disruptive and necessary technologies to shape their markets—in reality, they are mainly using it to manage costs by improving efficiencies and enhancing customer experience by augmenting existing products. This is severely limiting organizations' ability to gain new value.

Posted January 18, 2021

As Charles Darwin famously posited, it is not strength but rather the ability to adapt that is critical for survival. We see examples of this all around.

Posted January 18, 2021

Indexing is a critical part of database optimization. Indexing can dramatically increase query speed. However, DBAs still struggle with finding optimal indexes or optimal SQL plans. DBTA held a webinar with Gary Jerep, solutions consultant, Quest Software, who discussed insights that regarding why query and index performance tuning gets so difficult on relational databases, and what and how a productivity solution called Toad can help.

Posted January 18, 2021

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite distributed database, has announced GridGain 8.8, a new release that provides enhanced support for GridGain's multi-tier database engine, which scales up and out across memory and disk. The changes enable customers to leverage the disk tier of the database to query much larger datasets, reduce total cost of ownership, and secure sensitive or personal data at rest. This will enable them to use GridGain for a greater number of production use cases, ranging from complex real-time analytics to mission-critical transactional workloads.

Posted January 18, 2021

The tectonic technology shifts we saw with the advent of Hadoop will not be seen again for quite a long time, but don't get too comfortable because the development of new tools and technologies to support the data science space isn't slowing down any time soon.

Posted January 18, 2021

Aerospike has announced that Aerospike Connect for Presto is out of beta and now generally available. The newly available Presto connector enables business and data analysts to use ANSI SQL, which they are comfortable with, to query data stored in Aerospike via Presto.

Posted January 15, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation has formed a partnership with Snowflake that further integrates Alteryx analytics automation and data science capabilities with Snowflake's platform. The combination provides customers with automated data pipelining, faster data processing and speeds analytics outcomes at scale.

Posted January 14, 2021

The ability to quickly act on information to solve problems or create value has long been the goal of many businesses. However, it was until recently when new technologies emerged that the speed and scalability requirements of real-time analytics could be addressed both technically and cost-effectively by organizations on a large scale. DBTA held a roundtable webinar with Jamison Shaver, senior director, product management, Swim; Rob Hedgepeth, director, developer evangelist, MariaDB; and Rick Negrin, VP, product management, SingleStore, who discussed the key capabilities for succeeding with real-time analytics today.

Posted January 14, 2021

WhiteSource, providers of open source security and license compliance management software, announced new WhiteSource Advise support for JetBrains' PyCharm and WebStorm integrated development environments (IDEs). These new integrations provide PyCharm and WebStorm developers with real-time visibility and control on problematic open source components from within their preferred development environments.

Posted January 13, 2021

nClouds, a provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services and an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has achieved AWS SaaS Competency status, recognizing the vendor has undergone rigorous technical validation by AWS and demonstrated expertise and proven customer success.

Posted January 13, 2021

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, is receiving $160 million in new funding, enabling the company to continue its investments in product development to better support its customers. This latest funding round was led by Altimeter Capital with participation from new investors Greenoaks and Lone Pine, and existing investors Benchmark, BOND, FirstMark, GV, Index Ventures, and Tiger Global. This round brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $355 million at a valuation of $2 billion.

Posted January 12, 2021

To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve—both architecturally and technologically—to deliver the agility, scalability, and flexibility that business need to thrive in today's data-driven economy. DBTA held a webinar with Clive Bearman, director of content, product and marketing strategy, Qlik; David Leichner, CMO, SQream; and Felipe Hoffa, data cloud advocate, Snowflake who discussed the must-have capabilities for modern data warehousing.

Posted January 11, 2021

Push Technology, a provider of real-time, event-data streaming and messaging solutions, is expanding its support for open protocols by adding the MQTT protocol that is widely used by Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications.

Posted January 11, 2021

Many corporate IT leaders say their organizations are not prepared for the future IT needs of the business and nearly all are moving to advance their transition to cloud infrastructure, according to a new IBM survey of executives at mid-sized and large companies in the U.S. and U.K. "In this rapidly changing digital business environment, organizations can bring in the right technology and the right partners to help aggregate, integrate, build and maintain a scalable digital business, while also enforcing effective governance," said Archana Vemulapalli, general manager, IBM infrastructure services—offerings and CTO.

Posted January 11, 2021

When was the last time you ran across a single-vendor data shop? With the proliferation of multiple database engines for multiple purposes, enterprises now take advantage of a range of database types—not to mention an increasing abundance of cloud services. The difficulty is managing these diverse environments—security, provisioning, and access—in a centralized fashion.

Posted January 11, 2021

MariaDB Corporation is releasing the MariaDB Connector/R2DBC, exposing a non-blocking API that interacts with MariaDB databases, including MariaDB SkySQL, to create fully reactive solutions. Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) is a new, emerging standard in the Java world. R2DBC enables applications to benefit from reactive programming by using a stream-oriented approach to interact with relational databases.

Posted January 08, 2021

Cloud data lakes benefit from an open and loosely-coupled architecture that minimizes the risk of vendor lock-in as well as the risk of being locked out of future innovation. However, the many benefits of cloud data lakes are negated if data is duplicated into a data warehouse and then again into cubes, BI extracts and aggregation tables. Because of this, many organizations are now striving to find the right balance between their data warehouse and data lake investments.

Posted January 08, 2021

Over the past several years, open source technology adoption has steadily increased in the enterprise space. Because of the impact it can have on the business, choosing the right open source technology—specifically a database—is a critical decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Posted January 08, 2021

Succeeding in business is a lot like climbing a mountain and it requires a good amount of planning, and the right leaders and skill sets. In today's environment, that mountain is a mountain of data. An enterprise data catalog with embedded data governance and data privacy capabilities can ensure businesses have the requisite tools they need to scale the data mountain.

Posted January 07, 2021

It is safe to say that when data and analytics leaders built their data management and data analytics strategies in late 2019, they did not foresee the macroeconomic impacts of 2020. The upheaval of many of the best-laid plans touched all industries as executives looked to data to provide insight into how to withstand the fallout and course correct. While enterprises have long understood the need to migrate to the cloud, the COVID-19 pandemic served as the catalyst for quick plans to get started right away.

Posted January 07, 2021

Any organization that attaches importance to its data strategy must ensure that mobility remains a core part of its strategy and capabilities. However, many have valuable data that is locked in storage solos, hosted on everything from traditional storage technologies to fully outsourced service providers in the cloud. This does little to facilitate data mobility—an essential part of an approach which determines how well businesses can access and action their data assets. Effective migration can bridge the gap between infrastructure, protocols, and growing data volumes to deliver access to data that helps businesses to move forward with confidence.

Posted January 07, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many organizations and, in December 2020, PASS announced that, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is ceasing all regular operations, effective January 15, 2021. In a letter on its website, the PASS board explained the situation, stating, "PASS could not have anticipated the impact COVID-19 would have on the world, and on our organization. We are all reeling from what this year has been and done, and it is with heavy hearts that we must share yet one more bit of bad news from the annus horribilis that was 2020."

Posted January 07, 2021

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of great upheaval-forcing companies to quickly adapt or succumb to the changing tide of digital transformation. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products.

Posted January 07, 2021

Total Computing Solutions (TCS), a division of Zumasys, is updating the features and functionality of its TotaLink credit card processing software to make compliance simpler and integrations for MV platforms smoother. Built-in signature capture through native PICK calls into TotaLink software, allowing customers to avoid purchasing costly dedicated signature capture devices.

Posted January 07, 2021

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