Platfora, SAS, WhereScape, Others Announce New or Updated Products

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Birst Inc., the provider of Cloud BI, introduced Birst Express for NetSuite, a free analytics module for NetSuite customers to empower business users with the ability to achieve greater operational efficiency across their organization unlike ever before. Birst Express for NetSuite helps NetSuite users understand their operational data in new ways and uses highly interactive visualizations that are unavailable in standard implementations of NetSuite or in standard reporting tools.

Coveo announced major feature upgrades to its search and relevance solution Coveo for Sitecore, which enables organizations to build contextual search and discovery experiences on websites powered by the Sitecore Experience Platform. With this release, Coveo for Sitecore has delivered full integration with the Sitecore Experience Database (xDB), empowering marketers to personalize the search results, page content and product offerings displayed to website visitors.

Dell announced the latest release of its Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance, which is designed to help customers better prepare and secure their IT environments from the deluge of devices, sensors and objects driven by the Internet of Things. Dell KACE K1000 version 6.0 enables organizations to boost their IoT readiness with new features that provide greater visibility across a company’s entire IT infrastructure and lay the foundation for improved endpoint security.

Lavastorm Analytics, an agile data management and analytics software company, released the latest version of its Lavastorm Analytics Engine, a data discovery solution that effectively turns business analysts into data masters. Lavastorm Analytics Engine 5.0 harnesses data from anywhere in the organization to give analysts improved data management capabilities and the fastest, most accurate way to discover and transform insights into business improvements.

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, announced global address verification in Express Entry, the company’s address auto-completion tool designed to eliminate bad data at its source. Validating addresses as they are entered, Express Entry now integrates Melissa Data’s Global Address Verification capabilities to enable accurate international customer data throughout the enterprise, ideal for CRM, call center and ecommerce applications.

Platfora announced an update to its full-stack analytics platform with significant feature enhancements to tightly couple big data analytics into core production workflows within the enterprise. Programmatic query access, bulk data export and key visualization enhancements help users across the enterprise work natively with data in Hadoop to achieve faster insights and get more value from the combination of their transaction, customer interaction and machine data.

Pure Storage, an all-flash enterprise storage company, announced the expansion of its flagship FlashArray 400 Series product line, unveiling new entry-level and high-capacity arrays, and the next generation release of its Purity Operating Environment, Purity 4.0. The new software features FlashRecover: a set of fully integrated, space-efficient replication, snapshot and policy management services that offer comprehensive protection against disaster and data loss, both locally and globally.

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, the next generation of its award-winning, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service offering. With OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, Red Hat is introducing consolidated log and metrics management, offering new versions of application programming languages, increasing application availability with a new concept of zones and regions, and exposing a new plugin interface that will allow operations to better integrate existing policy orchestration into the PaaS platform.

SAS announced SAS Visual Statistics, new software to speed model building and transform accurate analytic insight into business success faster and more accurately than ever. With SAS Visual Statistics multiple users can build and modify predictive models on large volumes of diverse data, using analytical methods that include regression and estimation, classification, and clustering. They can then present the analytical results visually, which speeds the ability to discover relationships between variables and determine which will positively affect outcomes.

WhereScape, a provider of automation software for modeling, building and extending data warehouses and analytic systems, announced a new release of WhereScape RED, the company’s flagship automation software that is optimized to fully leverage the Pivotal Greenplum massively parallel processing database. WhereScape RED for Greenplum requires fewer resources to model, build and deploy a Greenplum data warehouse, creating a simplified infrastructure and dramatically reducing total cost of ownership.

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