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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

Commvault, a data management software vendor, has announced a new partnership with Skytap to expand data protection and migration for IBM i (AS/400) workloads hosted in Skytap on Microsoft Azure. Commvault is partnering with Skytap to offer a solution that backs up, recovers, and migrates data on IBM i that is hosted and running in Skytap for Azure cloud data centers.

Posted February 03, 2021

Cherwell Software, a provider of delivering service experiences through integrated, adaptable technology, is adding AIOps to its product suite, enabling agile and autonomous IT operation processes, further enhancing service management, monitoring, and automation across the enterprise.

Posted February 03, 2021

HelpSystems has acquired Digital Defense, a provider of vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions. "The addition of Digital Defense offers threat-weary IT teams the capabilities they need to increase infrastructure security on two fronts: via leading-edge vulnerability management technology as well as seasoned pen testing resources to broaden our existing expertise," said Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems.

Posted February 03, 2021

Alteryx, a provider of software for analytic process automation, and HCL Technologies, a global technology company, have formed a strategic alliance to help companies succeed in their analytics automation and digital transformation priorities. As part of this strategic engagement, HCL has also been named an Alteryx Elite Alliance Partner. The companies say this alliance is driven by the large and growing market opportunity for enterprise-wide data analytics, data science, and process automation.

Posted February 03, 2021

Data intelligence software company Collibra has acquired OwlDQ, a provider of predictive data quality software that uses machine learning to detect anomalies in data, to generate data quality rules automatically, and to reconcile replication errors. With the integration of OwlDQ into the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, the company will provide a new offering, Collibra Data Quality, which will allow organizations to centralize and automate data quality workflows to comply with global regulations and streamline their data and analytics processes across the enterprise.

Posted February 03, 2021

Infonomics author Doug Laney outlined the rudiments of his "Infonomics" approach to monetizing, managing, and measuring data in this clip from his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 03, 2021

ALTR, provider of advanced data security for data-driven enterprises, is releasing ALTR Cloud Integration for Snowflake, delivering direct cloud-to-cloud data security. ALTR extends Snowflake's built-in security with the simplicity of ALTR's real-time data consumption governance capabilities for observing, detecting and responding to threats and anomalies, according to the vendor.

Posted February 02, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration provider, announced it has open-sourced its Workload Analyzer for Presto, including both Trino (formerly known as PrestoSQL) and PrestoDB, making the source code available to everyone via Github. The Workload Analyzer is a free, easy-to-use tool that offers visibility into how big data and analytics workloads are performing, offering users insights into how to improve performance and optimize resources.

Posted February 02, 2021

vFunction is emerging from stealth, offering a platform purpose-built to automatically, efficiently, and intelligently transform complex, monolithic Java applications into microservices with a scalable, repeatable factory model. vFunction is a cloud modernization platform that enables the enterprise to modernize legacy Java applications and realize the true benefits of the cloud: elasticity, reduced cost, and restored engineering velocity.

Posted February 02, 2021

Databricks has announced a $1 billion investment. The Series G funding, led by new investor Franklin Templeton, puts Databricks at a $28 billion post-money valuation.

Posted February 02, 2021

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.

Posted February 01, 2021

Rapid7, a provider of security analytics and automation, has acquired Alcide.IO Ltd., a provider of Kubernetes security based in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is the second acquisition Rapid7 has made in the cloud security market in the past 9 months, having acquired DivvyCloud, a provider of software for cloud security posture management (CSPM) this past April. Together, these acquisitions will enhance Rapid7's ability to provide a cloud-native security platform to its customers and facilitate continuous management of risk and compliance across their cloud environments.

Posted February 01, 2021

Infonomics author Doug Laney discussed the seven methods of monetizing data within the Infonomics paradigm in his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Posted February 01, 2021

Redgate Software has acquired the assets of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), which ended operations on January 15. Redgate said it plans to revive the Summit, continue SQLSaturdays, and make available the PASS library of content and training sessions. Redgate is drawing up plans for running a replacement for the Summit as a virtual event in 2021. With SQLSaturdays at the heart of the SQL Server community, these will be brought back so that data professionals from LA to London can continue to learn at local events.

Posted January 28, 2021

Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, is releasing Neo4j Aura Enterprise, a fully managed cloud database for organizations building high-performance graph applications. Aura Enterprise speeds time to value, enabling customers to get to production faster than the equivalent on-premises option, according to the vendor. Organizations can now focus entirely on building performant, graph-powered applications quickly, without worrying about infrastructure or maintenance.

Posted January 28, 2021

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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2021

Classiq, enabling the development of quantum algorithms and applications, announced it has secured $14.5 million in funding that will enable the company to accelerate the development of quantum computing software. The $10.5 million Series A financing round was led by Team8 and Wing Venture Capital, with additional participation from Entrée Capital, OurCrowd, and IN Venture, the corporate venture arm of Sumitomo Corporation in Israel, and follows a $4 million seed financing round from Entrée Capital.

Posted January 27, 2021

Veritas Technologies, a provider in data protection, availability and insights, is launching Veritas NetBackup 9, delivering new features to provide customers with additional choices for deployment across edge, core and cloud, while increasing operational simplicity.

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

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

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