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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

Ali Ahmadi, solutions engineer at Cinchy, and Shiva Nathan, CEO at Onymos, joined DBTA's webinar, How to Build Effective Data Products with DataOps, to explore how DataOps, data-as-a-product thinking, and data fabric architectures are interdependent approaches that fuel data consumers with fast access to reliable, high-quality data and analytics products.

Posted April 22, 2024

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Monday, June 10.

Posted April 22, 2024

IBM unveiled its new Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Montreal, Quebec, designed to help clients address their evolving regulatory requirements and leverage technology such as generative AI with a secured, enterprise cloud platform. Building on the opening of IBM Cloud's Toronto MZR in 2021 and existing data centers in Montreal, the opening of the new Montreal MZR is planned for the first half of 2025.

Posted April 22, 2024

OmniOn Power is expanding its Edge data center power architecture (Edge) with a new three-phase, 200/208/240-volt (V) low-line version to help address the power demands of data center companies around the world. Combined with the company's 480V Edge power architecture, OmniOn can now provide a comprehensive offering for global data center companies, regardless of region or available AC utility power feed. 

Posted April 22, 2024

Cisco, the leader in security and networking, revealed a new approach to securing data centers and clouds in response to the increasing demands the AI revolution has put on IT infrastructure—introducing Cisco Hypershield. According to the company, with this unprecedented innovation, Cisco is tipping the scales in favor of defenders, building on its recent announcements to accelerate AI infrastructure with Cisco's ethernet switching, silicon, and compute portfolio.

Posted April 22, 2024

CIQ, the company building the next generation of software infrastructure for enterprises, is releasing fully supported, upstream stable kernels for Rocky Linux via the CIQ Enterprise Linux Platform—providing enhanced performance, hardware compatibility, and security. The new offering from CIQ was built to meet the ultra-high performance, compatibility, and security needs of the most advanced customers, and is now available to everyone.

Posted April 22, 2024

SAS is expanding the capabilities of the SAS Viya flagship data and AI platform, also making SAS Viya Workbench generally available. Targeted to developers and modelers, Viya Workbench is a self-service, on-demand compute environment for conducting data preparation, exploratory data analysis, and developing analytical and machine learning models.

Posted April 19, 2024

VMware is releasing VMware Telco Cloud Platform 4.0—a major milestone for the company—solidifying numerous capabilities into a unified platform that gives users the flexibility to modernize their telecommunications network as they see fit. To streamline the process of adoption and modernization, VMware by Broadcom is simplifying the implementation and deployment of VMware Telco Cloud products.

Posted April 19, 2024

Cribl, the Data Engine for IT and Security, is introducing Cribl Lake, a turnkey data lake solution designed to empower IT and security teams to have complete control and flexibility over their data. Provisioned directly from Cribl.Cloud, organizations collect, analyze, and route a complete view of all IT and security data across the enterprise, streamlining workflows and providing value within minutes, according to the company.

Posted April 18, 2024

Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, is acquiring Cambridge Semantics, a modern data fabric provider and creator of an analytical graph database that accelerates the creation of comprehensive enterprise knowledge graphs. Bringing together Cambridge Semantics' transformational knowledge graph technology with Altair's leading tools for data analytics and data science offers organizations a solid foundation for building advanced analytics ecosystems that inject artificial intelligence (AI) into day-to-day business operations, according to Altair.

Posted April 18, 2024

Digital Equipment Corporation, known as DEC; Peoplesoft; Sun; and now VMware all have something dark in common. At one point, they were all great American companies leading the path toward innovation in the Six Cities of Silicon Valley. They were magnificent leaders in computing innovation, each at different stages of the evolution of Silicon Valley-based technology.

Posted April 18, 2024

In 2023, the integration of generative AI (GenAI) into the constantly evolving landscape of data management emerged as a game changer, promising to reshape the way organizations interact with databases, data, and metadata. In 2024, as enterprises hamstrung by hiring and budget woes continue to be judged by their productivity and efficiency, they'll also be judged by their ability to do two things: deliver actionable insights and provide guidance in an easily consumable format and empower users of all skill levels to interact with key data and drive insights.

Posted April 17, 2024

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, is acquiring the Netreo, a provider of smart and secure IT network and application observability solutions enabling the BMC Helix platform to provide customers with a full-stack, open observability, and AIOps solution. With this acquisition, BMC continues to invest in innovation—from IT operations management to service management, data and application workflow automation, and mainframe management, according to the company. 

Posted April 17, 2024

Innovation in the big data and analytics space continues to blossom, with more companies than ever before riding the high of generative AI. Along with the myriad possibilities of this new sphere of artificial intelligence comes some questions and concerns. Startups are emerging to address challenges and leverage opportunities this new area may bring. Here are 30 startups DBTA thinks are worth watching in 2024.

Posted April 17, 2024

Oracle NetSuite is introducing a series of new product innovations to help businesses in the U.K. optimize finance processes, expand insights, and increase efficiency. The latest updates for customers in the U.K. include new generative AI, enterprise performance management (EPM) and e-invoicing capabilities, and the ability to combine insights from multiple NetSuite instances into a single NetSuite Analytics Warehouse environment.

Posted April 17, 2024

Qdrant and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Engineering are partnering to enable the ability to deploy Qdrant Hybrid Cloud as a managed service on OCI. This release marks the next step in the collaboration between Qdrant and OCI, which enables enterprises to realize the benefits of artificial intelligence powered through scalable vector search, according to the companies.

Posted April 17, 2024

Oracle and Palantir are partnering to provide secure cloud and AI solutions with the aim to power businesses and governments around the world. Oracle's distributed cloud and AI infrastructure, combined with Palantir's leading AI and decision acceleration platforms, will help organizations maximize the value of their data—which will contribute to increasing efficiency, addressing sovereignty requirements, and help them outpace adversaries, according to the companies.

Posted April 17, 2024

There is much ado these days regarding the language facility popular AI tools such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, Microsoft Copilot, and Gemini Connected appear to display. What do these systems comprehend? Do they understand? Are the underlying architectures a big leap toward artificial general intelligence (AGI) or an entertaining dead end? This article is not about that. This is a loosely related thread on how the language we use to describe AI systems affects our ability to govern them effectively.

Posted April 16, 2024

ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. and leading provider of enterprise IT management solutions, is extending support for CloudSpend, its cloud cost management tool, has extended to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)—now covering the three largest public cloud computing platforms worldwide by market share, enabling enterprises with a multi-cloud setup to streamline their operational expenses.

Posted April 16, 2024

Starburst, the open data lakehouse company, is introducing its fully managed Icehouse implementation on Starburst's multi-cloud data lakehouse service, Galaxy. According to the company, with the Galaxy Icehouse, customers can benefit from the scalability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a combined Trino and Iceberg architecture (Icehouse) without the burden and cost of building and maintaining a custom solution themselves.

Posted April 15, 2024

CloudBolt Software, The Cloud ROI Company, is partnering with StormForge, a leading provider of Kubernetes resource optimization, with the goal of bringing Kubernetes cost visibility and optimization into the FinOps ecosystem. While the FinOps industry has had success providing cost visibility and optimization recommendations at the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer, it has not yet delivered the same value in Kubernetes ecosystems. Without any form of monitoring, organizations remain unaware of actual spend and over-allocated cloud resources, according to the companies.

Posted April 15, 2024

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is debuting the availability of the VAST Data Platform with Google Cloud, now supporting AI workflows within the Google Cloud environment. Additionally, enterprises are now able to deploy multi-node VAST clusters either independently with Google Cloud or in concurrence with on-prem VAST clusters—bringing the entirety of VAST's platform capabilities to both hybrid and native Google Cloud environments.

Posted April 12, 2024

LimaCharlie, creator of the Security Operations (SecOps) Cloud Platform, is offering a new bi-directional integration platform enhancement, allowing for two-way data flows that streamline detection and response processes while eliminating reliance on third-party automation applications.

Posted April 12, 2024

David Loshin, principal consultant at Knowledge Integrity and James Goodfellow, director of product marketing at Progress joined DBTA's webinar, 6 Challenges of Managing Information in a Modernized Hybrid Data Architecture to explore several major roadblocks that enterprises should consider when adapting to a hybrid data landscape and architecture.

Posted April 12, 2024

Postman, a leading API collaboration company, is acquiring Orbit, the community growth platform for developer companies, integrating Orbit's technology and deploying its expertise in support of Postman's vision of empowering 100 million developers through API collaboration.

Posted April 12, 2024

Syntax Systems, a leading global technology solutions and services provider for cloud application implementation and management, is partnering with Cogniac Corporation, a global leader in enterprise-grade computer vision, to accelerate the development of industrial AI applications—enhancing the automation of manufacturing processes through the integration of advanced computer vision capabilities.

Posted April 11, 2024

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of serving on the organizing committee for the DataTune conference in my hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Unlike many database-specific or platform-specific conferences, which tend to focus on analytics and data science, DataTune covers a wide variety of topics such as database engineering, development, admin­istration, and analytics. I was delighted to be joined on the committee by two friends, Dustin Dorsey and Cameron Cyr, authors of Unlocking dbt: Design and Deploy Transfor­mations in Your Cloud Data Warehouse.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data insights have never been more vital to business operations than they are today. Line-of-business (LOB) teams rely on data insights to drive sustainable growth, lead business operations, and understand cus­tomer behaviors and needs. The growing demand for data analytics has spurred a flourishing $31 billion-plus industry of established and emerging tech companies—but is the data analytics tech stack working for enterprises? Despite years of investment and effort, research indicates that 95% of businesses still strug­gle with operational challenges around data and analytics, leaving only 5% with the competitive advantage data-driven decision making delivers.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data management needs AI and machine learning (ML), and, just as important, AI/ML needs data management. As of now, the two are connected, with the path to suc­cessful AI "intrinsically linked to modern data manage­ment practices," said Dan Soceanu, senior product manager for AI and data management at SAS. Blazing this path requires "pri­oritizing data quality, accessibility, and governance."

Posted April 11, 2024

Rocket Software announced it has published a new paper titled, "Protecting Your Business, A Practical Guide to System Recovery using Rocket jBASE Transaction Journaling" after recognizing a pressing need for resilience and recoverability. With businesses relying heavily on digital systems for operations, finance, and customer engagement, any disruption can have far-reaching consequences.

Posted April 11, 2024

AI talent is in high demand; AI reveals brain oscillations for memory and disease; AI may allow us to talk to whales; AI can help plan meals and other tasks; an AI platform for dentistry just raised $53 million. That was the tip of the AI news iceberg—in one day. Has technology ever garnered so much interest, so widely, so fast? Amid the hype lies the incalculable promise of AI—and the fear of getting left behind by competitors that figure it out first. It's no wonder that organizations are rushing to implement AI, ready or not. The trouble is, many are not ready.

Posted April 11, 2024

Data makes the world go round, but there are gaps in the data needed to make the products and raw materials that move around the world. Unforeseen events around the globe—such as weather, wars, ships running aground, or infrastructure issues such as the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse that closed the main shipping lane in and out of the Port of Baltimore—can wreak havoc with even the most carefully planned supply chains.

Posted April 11, 2024

There is an old quote attributed to various origins that says, "When I hear the word ‘culture,' I reach for my gun." The saying expresses frustration at a term, in this case "culture" being used, abused, and politicized beyond all forbearance. Even when it was first popularized, it was a line meant to draw laughter from the audience of a play, rather than suggesting anyone carry an actual firearm. And no one is suggesting anyone do so now. "Relational" is a term that, over the last few decades, has undergone its own level of use, abuse, and politicization.

Posted April 11, 2024

Gathid is debuting its new approach to identity and access governance, inspired by the power of gathered identities, the platform pinpoints identity and access anomalies with its patented directed graph model. Designed for rapid deployment, immediate applicability, and smooth integration across complex IT infrastructures, this solution tackles the critical need for scalable and cost-effective identity management, according to the company.   

Posted April 10, 2024

AI—both operational and generative—is knocking on enterprises' doors, forcing data managers to make new architectural choices on what it will take to support these data-hungry initiatives. Data mesh and data fabric are increasingly favored to help organizations get better control of their data, but which is the best option?

Posted April 10, 2024

GlobalLogic, a Hitachi group company, is introducing a "first-of-its-kind Platform-of-Platforms" architecture designed to support deployment of enterprise-grade artificial intelligence (AI)—aimed to address critical challenges every enterprise must overcome when operationalizing AI and generative AI (GenAI) at scale.  

Posted April 09, 2024

Cisco and a group of eight leading companies including Accenture, Eightfold, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, as well as six advisors are launching the AI-Enabled Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Workforce Consortium—focused on upskilling and reskilling roles most likely to be impacted by AI.

Posted April 08, 2024

LightEdge, a leading provider of secure cloud and colocation, is acquiring Connectria, a provider of multi-cloud infrastructure and managed hosting solutions, adding six data center locations to LightEdge's existing footprint of 12 highly interconnected facilities across eight U.S. markets.

Posted April 08, 2024

Zilliz, a trailblazer in vector database technology, is releasing Milvus 2.4, introducing a new standard in vector search capabilities with a groundbreaking GPU indexing feature powered by NVIDIA's CUDA-Accelerated Graph Index for Vector Retrieval (CAGRA), part of the RAPIDS cuVS library. Building on Zilliz's commitment to innovation, Milvus 2.4 enhances GPU indexing capabilities since the introduction of GPU IVF-Flat and GPU IVF-PQ indexes last year.

Posted April 05, 2024

To investigate the knowledge and tools needed to develop strong, distributed applications with PostgreSQL, Phillip Merrick, co-founder and CEO at pgEdge, and Curtis Myzie, head of cloud engineering at pgEdge, joined DBTA's webinar, Rapid Deployment of Globally Distributed PostgreSQL for Low Latency and Unbeatable Availability, offering webinar viewers an in-depth foray into the world of distributed PostgreSQL.

Posted April 04, 2024

LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches, is offering its 8th consecutive quarterly release, facilitating seamless dashboard and search import/export to community repositories to bridge the communication gap. Additionally, LogRhythm Axon introduces key features to streamline auditing for compliance standards and enable greater efficiency with security analytics mapped to MITRE ATT&CK use cases.

Posted April 04, 2024

Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is introducing a strategic realignment of the organization designed to accelerate the company's growth plan, including its ability to respond to market opportunities with a focus on hybrid cloud and generative AI.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle and NVIDIA are expanding their collaboration to deliver sovereign AI solutions to customers around the world. Oracle's distributed cloud, AI infrastructure, and generative AI services, combined with NVIDIA's accelerated computing and generative AI software, are enabling governments and enterprises to deploy AI factories, according to the companies.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle NetSuite is expanding its generative AI capabilities, introducing Text Enhance that helps users leverage company-specific, relevant data to create and refine contextual and personalized content. Now embedded in more finance and accounting, supply chain and operations, sales and marketing, and customer support processes, NetSuite Text Enhance will help organizations reach their goals faster and more efficiently by increasing productivity, reducing human error, improving consistency, and accelerating business processes, according to Oracle.

Posted April 03, 2024

Oracle is releasing Java 22, the latest version of the world's number one programming language and development platform, delivering thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements to help developers increase productivity, drive innovation, and accelerate growth across their organizations.

Posted April 03, 2024

As disheartening as it may sound to new graduates, even when you leave school never to return, you still must continue to learn. There are always new tasks to comprehend, and new tools to drive. And when one serves as a data modeler, one is always going to be exposed to new data. Fortunately, if one has a good foundation, acquainting with new data can be easily managed. Every new conceptual or logical data model is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding about another subject area within an organization.

Posted April 03, 2024

Jason Tolbert, senior director, strategic alliances (Microsoft) at Informatica, and Pavan Lakkala, principal program manager at Microsoft, joined DBTA's webinar, Revolutionizing Cloud Data Management for the era of AI, to explore how combining the Microsoft Fabric with Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) can empower enterprises to solve critical, modern data challenges and accelerate their AI and analytics initiatives.

Posted April 02, 2024

Redjack, a provider of cyber resilience solutions, is launching its cyber resilience platform, a paradigm-shifting approach that places a business function lens on asset inventory—empowering organizations to prioritize cybersecurity, compliance, and digital transformation efforts by providing a comprehensive view of assets and dependencies within the context of their business functions.

Posted April 02, 2024

Dremio, the unified lakehouse platform for self-service analytics, announced the general availability of Dremio Cloud on Microsoft Azure, bringing users closer to their data with lakehouse flexibility, scalability, and performance. Dremio Cloud's intuitive unified analytics, high-performance SQL query engine, and lakehouse management service for next-gen DataOps let organizations shift left for a faster time to insight, according to the company.

Posted April 02, 2024

Astronomer, a leader in modern data orchestration, is releasing the latest version of the Astro platform with new features designed to allow users to accelerate innovation while achieving the highest levels of governance and compliance.

Posted April 01, 2024

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