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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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In the quest for digital transformation and the use of data to become "data-driven," data quality is taking on even greater importance than it ever has before. Recently, Tyler Warden, senior vice president, product and engineering, Syniti, shared his insights on how organizations can improve the quality of their data and, as a result, enable more informed decision making.

Posted August 24, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, a fully managed, Redis-compatible, in-memory database. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis enables customers to achieve ultra-fast performance with high availability and durability for their most business-critical applications that require sub-millisecond response times, according to the vendor.

Posted August 23, 2021

Hybrid cloud computing continues to grow in popularity—offering enterprises a "best of both worlds" approach to increasing the flexibility and scalability of their IT infrastructure while maintaining control over the business-critical applications and data they want to keep behind the company firewall.

Posted August 23, 2021

IBM and Black & Veatch are collaborating to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with AI to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability. According to the companies, as they are faced with aging equipment, tightening budgets, increased regulation and rapidly changing market dynamics, operators and engineers require increased visibility into their equipment performance and asset conditions. Remote monitoring technology can help organizations understand their assets better by providing a near real-time view of operations.

Posted August 23, 2021

DBI, a provider of a suite of products for IBM Db2 LUW tuning, monitoring, and trending, has announced the availability of DBI Web Performance Suite version 6. The new version includes new functionality such as a new custom reports module, the ability to customize the overview dashboard, Active Directory integration, the ability to view SQL statements that are causing the locks, performance detection of the monitoring system, and numerous enhancements throughout the whole application.

Posted August 23, 2021

Postman, a leading API platform, announced it has secured $225 million in a Series D round, enabling the company to expand its teams and continue to invest in its community of developers across the globe, support students through innovative API literacy programs, and contribute toward open source projects to foster a strong and thriving API ecosystem.

Posted August 19, 2021

Intelligent data integration platform provider SnapLogic has announced its August 2021 product release, featuring new capabilities that make it faster and easier for IT and business users to unlock the power of self-service integration and automation throughout their organization. "With the introduction of SnapLogic Flows, we're adding to our family of purpose-built, easy-to-use interfaces to help non-technical business users realize the vision of self-service, enterprise-wide automation," said Craig Stewart, CTO at SnapLogic.

Posted August 18, 2021

SolarWinds has announced the availability of SolarWinds DBA xPress as a free tool. For data professionals who need to understand how a data environment is visually structured, DBA xPress helps compare, synchronize, script, and navigate data and schemas, enabling data professionals to more easily adopt DataOps, automate releases, and simplify Microsoft SQL Server cloud migrations.

Posted August 18, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-founder Barr Moses outlined the five pillars and key advantages of data observability in practice at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 18, 2021

To help customers improve operational efficiency and successfully reduce costs, Oracle has introduced updates to Oracle Procurement. According to Oracle, as organizations chart their paths to post-pandemic growth, cost reduction remains a top priority.

Posted August 18, 2021

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, is launching the Confluent Q3 '21 Release, featuring developments that help organizations reliably share data between different environments, seamlessly integrate with business-critical applications, and cost-effectively store data needed for next-generation, digital customer experiences and data-driven backend operations.

Posted August 17, 2021

The AI-Powered Enterprise author Seth Earley offered best practices for a successful product data metrics rollout during his keynote at Data Summit Connect 2021.

Posted August 17, 2021

In today's interconnected, data-driven world, secure data sharing is paramount to inter-company data sharing and driving new revenue sources by monetizing essential data assets. But with organizations adopting multiple cloud data platforms to enable self-service data access, adhering to data sharing rules and agreements while maintaining universal cloud data access control is often complicated and uncertain.

Posted August 13, 2021

Virtana, the AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud, is expanding its offering of the Virtana Platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Offering end user customers a unified SaaS platform on Marketplace, which leverages a ‘know before you go' approach with high-definition data collection on-premises, delivers precision observability, reduces cloud costs, and de-risks public cloud migration to AWS.

Posted August 13, 2021

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, is releasing the next version of SHIFT Tester, engineered with enhanced data validation and test automation capabilities. The Software-as-a-Service solution automatically tests the three core areas that require validation as part of any cloud migration project: data, data quality, and ETLs (extract, transform, load).

Posted August 13, 2021

Qlik announced the acquisition of NodeGraph, a customizable metadata management solution, helping expand its analytics data pipeline capabilities with interactive data lineage, impact analysis and governance, and drive "explainable BI." Acquiring NodeGraph advances Qlik's vision of Active Intelligence, where technology and processes trigger immediate action from real-time, up-to-date, and trusted data to accelerate business value across the entire data and analytics supply chain, according to the vendor.

Posted August 12, 2021

KX is adding Google BigQuery integration to KX Insights, its cloud-first real-time streaming analytics platform, empowering customers to gain real-time insights from streaming data through KX enriched with context from historical data sitting in Google Cloud's multi-cloud data warehouse.

Posted August 12, 2021

CloudFabrix, a leader in AIOps solutions, is forming a new strategic partnership with Verge.io, a leader in Software Defined Datacenter solutions, to combine solutions that provide complete data center transformation for enterprise and channel service provider (CSP) organizations.

Posted August 12, 2021

Talend, a provider of data integration and integrity software, has announced the addition of new innovations to Talend Data Fabric, a complete integration and governance platform designed to manage the health of corporate information. According to Talend the enhancements provide data professionals with high-performance integrations to cloud intelligence platforms, a self-service API portal, collaborative data governance capabilities, and private connections between Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure to ensure data security.

Posted August 11, 2021

Snorkel AI, a data-centric AI platform company powered by programmatic data labeling, announced it has received $85 million in Series C funding, bringing the total funding raised to $135 million, enabling the company to bring the transformative impact of data-centric AI to more enterprises around the world.

Posted August 11, 2021

Tecton, the enterprise feature store company, is adding low-latency streaming pipelines to its feature store so that organizations can quickly and reliably build real-time machine learning models.

Posted August 11, 2021

With ransomware attacks on the rise and facing the constant risk of operational failures and natural disasters, backup and recovery are a must. However, long gone are the days of just making copies of your data that you put on the shelf just in case you need to use it in the future. Today's enterprises need fast, self-service access to data that is always available to keep pace with their business.

Posted August 10, 2021

Actian SVP Emma McGrattan explained how to build a cloud-based data architecture tailored to your specific business needs rather than peak workload during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.   

Posted August 10, 2021

IBM and SAP are forming a partnership that will allow SAP to onboard finance and data management solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping companies address the industry's stringent compliance, security, and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.

Posted August 09, 2021

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corp., has announced that its flagship IT analytics product, Analytics Plus, now enables users to gain faster insights by providing narrative insights into their IT data with zero human interactions. New augmented analytical capabilities in Zia, the company's AI assistant, empower Analytics Plus users to make faster decisions and save IT costs, increase revenue and productivity, and improve end user satisfaction.

Posted August 09, 2021

VMware is continuing to build out its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform, introducing new capabilities to make it easier for IT to manage Horizon deployments wherever they may be, on-premises or in the cloud.

Posted August 06, 2021

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. As a result, new solutions have emerged to deliver key capabilities in areas including visualization, self-service and real-time analytics. Along with the rise of DataOps, greater collaboration and automation have been identified as key success factors.

Posted August 05, 2021

Confluent is rolling out an all-new website dedicated to Apache Kafka, event streaming, and associated cloud technologies. The site is called Confluent Developer and compiles all the information users need in one place, from first steps in event streaming right through to more complex topics including: microservice architectures, data pipelines, and company-wide systems for data in motion.

Posted August 05, 2021

Varada, the data lake query acceleration innovator, is releasing version 3.0 of its data analytics platform, now delivering at-scale big data analytics users who rely on the power of indexing to extract insights from massive, unstructured data sets.

Posted August 05, 2021

Lynda Partner, senior vice president for products and offerings at Pythian, spoke at Data Summit Connect earlier this year about how to accelerate value with machine learning. In this interview with BDQ, Partner continues the conversation and highlights how to select the right use cases for ML, avoid mistakes, and manage an ML project once it becomes a reality.

Posted August 04, 2021

mLogica, a global provider of database, mainframe, and application modernization services, is slated to release a  comprehensive set of tools on the market for mainframe migration to the cloud. It's a move made possible by their recent acquisition of Italian mainframe technology firm Reverse Paradigm, as well as several other strategic purchases of key technology players and assets earlier this year. 

Posted August 04, 2021

A Distributed SQL database, such as CockroachDB, delivers effortless and elastic cloud scale while guaranteeing transactions. It is a database that reimagines the execution and storage layers while still allowing developers to still use familiar SQL syntax.

Posted August 04, 2021

The University of California Merced has successfully implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to support its rapid growth. "With some uncertainty still ahead for the upcoming academic year, universities require real-time visibility into their operations," said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Oracle. "With Oracle, UC Merced‘s staff will be able to play a more strategic role in the university's growth and student development, rather than spending time on manual administrative tasks."

Posted August 04, 2021

Accenture has acquired Cloudworks, a Toronto-based Oracle Cloud implementation service provider across North America. According to Accenture, the deal further enhances its capabilities to deliver Oracle solutions to clients on their journeys to the cloud.

Posted August 04, 2021

Rafay Systems is launching a set of fleet automation and monitoring enhancements to its flagship Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC), expanding the scope and scale of mission-critical Kubernetes (K8s) deployments across global enterprise environments.

Posted August 03, 2021

NVIDIA has introduced the North American availability of the NVIDIA Base Command Platform, a hosted AI development hub that provides enterprises with instant access to computing infrastructure wherever their data resides. "As enterprise AI adoption grows, so does demand for faster access to the world-leading infrastructure offered by NVIDIA and our partners," said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA.

Posted August 02, 2021

We all know that in uncertain times, a forecast underlies a company's success or failure. Forecasts keep prices low by optimizing business operations—including cash flow, production, staff, and financial management—while increasing knowledge of the market. Business forecasting gives you an essential tool for adapting to change and fostering competitive advantage.But relevant forecasting isn't easy.

Posted August 02, 2021

In the last 5 years, we've seen a blurring of the distinction between many of the upstart databases and the traditional SQL databases. NoSQL databases such as MongoDB have added features typically associated with relational databases—trans­actions, SQL connectors, and the like—while the SQL databases have introduced support for JSON document models. We can see that databases such as PostgreSQL and MongoDB are increasingly converg­ing on a common set of features. However, one category of NoSQL databases seems to be bucking the conver­gence trend: graph databases.

Posted August 02, 2021

The global pandemic has forced companies to pivot over the past year in significant ways. Whether it was transition­ing to a remote workforce or reimagining how to interact with customers, digital transformation initiatives within businesses were happening tenfold. As part of that, the pan­demic notably accelerated corporate planning for cloud computing.

Posted August 02, 2021

To meet the needs of the digital economy of the 2020s, data architecture has evolved into a dif­ferent animal than it was 10, or even 5, years ago. Most notably, there are three trends that have changed the way enterprises look at and design their data architectures.

Posted August 02, 2021

One of the challenges of working with Hadoop environments has been maintaining the infrastruc­ture for big data projects. That's where cloud makes things easier and, increas­ingly, has served as the underlying infra­structure platform of choice for Hadoop initiatives. At the same time, not every­thing has moved to the cloud just yet for big data environments. Many IT managers expect to live in a hybrid environment. They are planning for multi-cloud data management to deliver business value and are also still relying on old-school approaches and manual tools to support their data environments.

Posted August 02, 2021

Over the last few years it has been fascinating to see how organizations evolve their data management and application development environments.  Traditionally, companies depended on monolithic architectures that initially served them well, however today's on-demand business environment calls for a model that can support a more flexible, microservices-driven approach, and facilitate the pace of innovation.  Why is this trend towards microservices and a DevOps approach becoming so pervasive?  The answer relates to a higher-level trend: the push towards on-demand IT, as the focus has shifted to prioritize the developer experience, and the specific technologies they are using.

Posted August 02, 2021

Let's start by admitting that the title of this article is a tease. It's a valid question and one that thinking people ask all the time. But in truth it's not the first question you should be asking. More importantly, the answer to the question really depends on how you answer the questions that you should be asking first. Here the questions to ask.

Posted August 02, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace is extending Smartscape, the Dynatrace platform's real-time and continuously updated topology, to bring Dynatrace's AIOps and analytics capabilities to more open source services, including OpenTelemetry, FluentD, and Prometheus.

Posted July 30, 2021

CLEVR, the company that helps enterprises accelerate their digital transitions through low-code and no-code development solutions, is launching its international expansion of the CLEVR brand and unveiling the company's business model. When Mansystems and Flowfabric, two leading Mendix partners, merged to create a superpower in services and software development, they named the combined company CLEVR.

Posted July 30, 2021

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is expanding its Partner Program, which includes new features and benefits to its fast-growing portfolio of global partners. Delphix and MariaDB will join the growing list of HVR's notable partners, including Snowflake, AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, Databricks, and more.

Posted July 30, 2021

Following the close of its IPO, Couchbase has announced the general availability of Couchbase Server 7, which the company is calling a landmark release for its ability to bridge the best aspects of relational databases like ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern database. "With Couchbase Server 7, the relational versus NoSQL database debate is over. Modern developers no longer have to struggle with having multiple databases—a relational database for transactionality, and a NoSQL database for flexibility and scale," said Ravi Mayuram, senior vice president of engineering and CTO, Couchbase.

Posted July 29, 2021

Logz.io, a leading open source observability platform for modern DevOps teams, is forming a new strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure to streamline monitoring and observability workflows for cloud developers.

Posted July 29, 2021

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