ibi Showcases Innovations for Scaling Advanced Analytics and Data Management at Summit 2019 User Conference
Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Containerization, and the Internet of Things Designed to Drive More Pervasive Use of Data
New York, NY
Information Builders (ibi) , a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today unveiled innovations to its award-winning data management and analytics platform. These latest enhancements, demonstrated during today’s keynote at the company’s Summit User Conference, are designed to help organizations achieve greater data and analytics success at scale while taking advantage of cutting-edge technology and methodologies.
Analytics at scale provides an entire organization – regardless of size or location of its teams – with access to data-driven insights. This enables them to leverage data to significantly outperform competitors by supporting aligned strategies, instilling confidence in decision-making and deriving increased value from information assets. It includes the use of more types and larger volumes of data in innumerable use cases to satisfy end users beyond the C-suite and business analysts, ultimately resulting in higher data and analytics adoption rates throughout a company.
ibi’s solutions are designed to match these complex requirements, providing organizations with a highly flexible data and analytics platform that arms stakeholders with trusted and relevant information. Through the company’s relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), ibi Cloud enhances this flexibility via cloud and hybrid architecture support, which streamlines deployments through fully managed end-to-end services, including comprehensive data analytics and information delivery capabilities, data integration, and data quality.
Building on the success of ibi Cloud in supporting data and analytics at scale, the company has unveiled the following innovations:
- WebFOCUS Designer: ibi’s tool for creating and sharing governed content now delivers higher performance for even the largest enterprise-class deployments. The modernized BI and data visualization tool also features intuitive interface upgrades, streamlining users’ experience when building and deploying interactive, responsive analytical dashboards. Broader, more instinctive, and faster integrated search capabilities allow end users to identify data swiftly to generate insights and content without extensive training or deep data manipulation knowledge
- Containerization: ibi’s BI and analytics technology has been containerized. Supporting deployments to containers, such as Docker, and management through Kubernetes, organizations can more easily manage future architecture changes, such as a shift to the cloud or transfer to alternate platform. It also supports elasticity and scale of environment to match peak usage periods, enabling the creation of cloud-based sandboxes for experimentation, which can be migrated on-premises as needs arise. Partners can also benefit from containerization by building containerized applications, which are simpler to deploy and replicate successes that involve their intellectual property
- Real-Time Data Streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT): The company continues to invest in making IoT data accessible for decision-making, improving efficiencies and reducing costs across the enterprise. Real-time capabilities, such as the integration of Kafka-based data streams and real-time application of this data to analytics, are among the latest enhancements available to ibi’s customers. Organizations can now combine the power of the IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) to drive alerts and dashboards that draw attention to immediate needs, as well as speed up or automate downstream operational responses, actions, and organizational decisions
- Artificial Intelligence: ibi’s unique strength of operationalizing advanced analytics includes the ability to simplify the curation and deployment of machine learning and AI models and, in turn, drive greater user accessibility within the enterprise. With emerging trends in the marketplace, such as the convergence between AI and information management, the company is advancing solution innovation to allow for customers to uncover valuable business insights at scale
Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer, ibi, said:
“Over the past year, we have been laser-focused on making our data and analytics solutions easier to use and deploy. At Summit, we are showing customers and partners a first look at the results: more agile and predictable software releases, migrations, and upgrades; a solid product roadmap and vision that incorporates innovations such as AI and machine learning; and a cloud-first strategy. As a customer-focused company, we are more committed than ever to making it easier for our technology to be used in the widest variety of data and analytics use cases to drive even more success.”
ibi is a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into ― everything. From the beginning, ibi has known the importance of data and insights to make better decisions. We help organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order, so they can build, embed and automate intelligence in everything they do. By preparing organizations for the future and turning them into builders ― information builders, everyone can use enterprise-trusted data at scale to drive their growth. Whether our customers use pre-built applications or build their own solutions for their data and analytics challenges, ibi powers their innovation and reinvention. ibi’s open platform and industry-specific building blocks accelerate speed-to-market, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their customers’ experience.