Data Management Essential Reading List: July 2019 Edition

Data scientist, marketing operations director, CTO, CIO, product manager, head of commerce, business analyst, office of finance professionals … so many of us are intrinsically involved in the data revolution and digital transformation that listing all the associated titles would take the first half of this article! I offer this consideration because transforming digitally truly is part of almost all our jobs in the corporate world —as we all create AND use data to make decisions. Read more

Using Power BI Excel Integration to Improve month end close process

Whether you are trying to accelerate your period-end close process, manage expenses or improve cash flows, you need access to your financial data. If your organization is running on Oracle, then you know how notoriously difficult it is to report from Oracle EBS with its complex data models and thousands of tables. Read more

Expert series: Veteran Analyst Mike Ferguson on Smarter Connectivity for Data – driven Enterprises

Digital transformation – and the aspiration to achieve it drives the need for smarter and simpler data connectivity. Finding ways to easily access data in our incredibly fragmented landscape has become a top priority for almost every company in every industry, including those with significant enterprise application portfolios. Read more

Kx Offers First Simba Driver for In-Memory + On-Disk Computing

Magnitude’s Simba Connectivity business momentum is unwavering!  On the heels of releasing our new social media drivers, we’ve announced our partnership with Kx to enable Kx customers to deploy their data to a broader range of applications. This marks the first Simba driver connecting to a high performance in-memory and on-disk software time-series database.

A division of First Derivatives plc, Kx is a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. Recognized for its simplicity and performance, kdb+ is both an in-memory and on-disk database with a robust built-in query language, q, and a complete real-time streaming architecture – and it’s increasingly being used in machine learning and other applications.

This is just one more example of why Simba is recognized by customers and industry analysts as the defacto standard for innovative data access and data integration software and services.

Read our press release for more details on the new Kx offering – the result of a highly collaborative partnership working together to deliver the essential link to business insights for our customers.

DM Radio: Darren Peirce on why metadata is the secret sauce

Data practitioners recognize that metadata is the glue that holds information systems together.  But with the advent of big data, the volume, velocity, and variety of data hit new highs – and just about everything seemed to change.

But guess what: metadata matters just as much in this new world as it did in the old.

On this episode of DM Radio, our CTO, Darren Peirce, Attunity’s Dan Potter and Dremio’s Kelly Stirman joined Bloor Group host Eric Kavanagh to discuss best practices for leveraging the learnings of the past, for the systems of the future.

Key topics:

  • why metadata is the secret sauce that creates vastly differentiated value to customers, when compared to infrastructure only alternatives;
  • how metadata is the foundation that enable people and systems to turn raw data into actionable business insights;
  • the emergence of process related metadata and how this unlocks the next wave of automation

Metadata is the cornerstone of Magnitude’s solutions – from pre-packaged metadata objects to bridge between business consumable insights and the raw data to built-in intelligence.

Stay tuned for our upcoming DM Radio episodes!


Join Magnitude at SAPPHIRE NOW – ASUG Annual Conference 2019

Attending SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, May 6-9? Join our Magnitude product experts to learn how we are driving productivity and bringing more value to SAP users. Read more

The Central Finance Journey: Why Proper Data Integration is Essential for Driving More Value from Reporting to Shared Services

Adopting SAP Central Finance as part of your finance transformation starts a journey that can bring tremendous value to your organization.  SAP promotes Central Finance as a platform that greatly improves financial reporting and visibility across a diverse ERP landscape.  And most customers are now moving toward shared service centers, with Central Finance serving as the key enabler to optimize business processes such as intercompany, consolidations, and vendor and customer payments into a single financial application. Read more


Expanding our Dominant Position with 3i as our Financial Partner

The Magnitude team has concluded another monumental achievement!

I’m thrilled to share that we’ve secured a significant investment from 3i Group plc, a leading international private equity and infrastructure investment management firm.  Read more

Join Magnitude at Collaborate 19 – OAUG Forum

Attending Collaborate 19 – OAUG Forum in San Antonio, April 7-11?  Join our Noetix team and other Magnitude product experts to learn how we’re enabling Oracle-based enterprises achieve greater operational efficiencies and streamline complex reporting for business users.