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Data science boosts business revenue

A new survey from DataIQ, in association with Mango Solutions, one of the UK’s largest data science consultancies, has revealed that incremental value equivalent to 18% of business revenues may be generated as a direct result of an advanced data science approach. Even organisations at the early stages of data maturity claimed a 4.1 percent revenue increase directly attributable to data science.

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Accelerating insights and decision making

To help organisations quickly identify new growth opportunities, Oracle NetSuite has introduced NetSuite Analytics Warehouse. Built on Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, NetSuite Analytics Warehouse helps customers spot patterns and quickly surface insights from NetSuite and third-party data to enhance decision making and uncover new revenue streams.

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Lacework and Snowflake partner

Integration and pre-built content to accelerate customer security data lake initiatives by breaking down data silos to support compliance, incident response and security metrics.

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Aiimi and Databricks partner to deliver deeper AI and analytics capabilities

Aiimi will build on its successful client base – including Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, and BEIS – to deliver next generation data science and analytics platforms to Databricks’ customers.

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Scality delivers portfolio for Splunk SmartStore deployments

Leading big data analytics deployments in architecture options, broad applications support and proven customer adoption.

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Quest releases Toad for Oracle 15.0

Toad for Oracle 15.0 provides additional resiliency against vulnerabilities, malware and cyber attacks through comprehensive SSDLC controls and supports Oracle Database 21c.

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Data strategies 'not understood'

Mango Solutions has published the results of a study which reveals that while 95% of companies questioned have a data strategy, less than a third of those (29%), claim their data strategy is clear and widely understood.

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Qlik Cloud empowers food manufacturer Whitworths

Leading healthier snack manufacturer, Whitworths, has made a crucial next step in its business transformation towards a cloud model by scaling and rolling out Qlik’s cloud-based data analytics platform to improve access to real-time analytics. The move will give Whitworths’ employees, suppliers, and partners worldwide an opportunity to access up-to-date, accurate information across business operations through Qlik Cloud® and drive more informed decision-making.

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Use of database monitoring tools rises to record high, monitoring survey reveals

Over three quarters (79%) of database professionals are now using either a paid-for or in-house monitoring tool, a survey from Redgate Software has shown. This is an increase of 10 percentage points from the same survey last year and, at the same time, the 86% satisfaction rate with paid-for monitoring tools is also an all-time high, up 18 percentage points on the previous year.

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Volkswagen and Teradata develop smart factory solution

On the path to fully networked production in the automotive industry, there are two key success factors: the digital networking of processes, products and machines, and the smart use of data. An interdisciplinary team from Volkswagen, AWS, and the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics company, Teradata, has now succeeded in both. With "Spot Welding Analytics," they have created an intelligent solution that enables greater transparency and efficiency in car body construction. The solution integrates and analyzes data generated by welding robots – a previously untapped potential of manufacturing data.

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Alpine F1 Team signs global enterprise deal for KX Insights

Alpine F1 Team has signed a global enterprise deal for KX Insights, its cloud-first, real-time streaming analytics platform that will run on Microsoft Azure. The deal, which builds on an already highly successful relationship between the two organisations, will enable Alpine F1 Team to rapidly scale-up its real-time decision-making capabilities and implement an operating model of continuous actionable business intelligence for enhanced performance both on and off the track.

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Qlik on the menu at Burger King

Leading fast food chain Burger King has turned to Qlik to support its data and analytics business needs by consolidating data from different systems and improving the decision-making process at all levels within the business across all its restaurants.

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OVHcloud adds Database as a Service offerings

OVHcloud is scaling its Database as a Service (DBaaS) catalogue with the general availability of Managed Databases for MongoDB as well as the free beta version of four major databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and Kafka.

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Big data spending to reach $50 million this year

European spending on Big Data and business analytics (BDA) solutions is forecast to reach $50 billion this year, an increase of 7% over 2020, according to a new update to the Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). The forecast also shows that BDA spending will gain strength over the next five years as the European economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for European BDA spending over the 2021–2025 forecast period will be 11%.

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Organisations still struggle with data quality

Businesses are challenged with the diversity, scale, and distributed nature of data, but 56% of data leaders are using analytics tools to improve tech and employee performance survey of almost 400 business decision-makers finds.

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Videos

Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.
DW talks to Asger Pedersen, Technical Lead MLOPs at DataRobot, about the emerging opportunity around MLOps. The conversation covers everything from the MLOps basics, MLOps implementation best practices and the benefits this relatively new technology offers. Asger also explains DataRobot’s approach to MLOps as well as sharing his views on how he sees the market developing over time.
NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.

Expert Opinions

If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there is risk, and not just to your data. Physical security – the protection of people, property and assets should also be considered for their potential vulnerabilities. By Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group
By Dominik Birgelen, CEO of oneclick.
By Laurent Bouchoucha, VP Business Development Network Solutions - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.
Today, edge data centers need to provide a highly efficient, resilient, dynamic, scalable and sustainable environment for critical IT applications. At Subzero Engineering, we believe containment has a vital role to play in addressing these requirements. By Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering