About Shawn Rogers

Vice President Research - Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing for Enterprise Management Associates. Shawn's passions are rooted in the online world, focusing on analytics, social media, business intelligence, enterprise 2.0, SaaS and open source. With prior positions such as co-founder, EVP and Editorial Director of the BeyeNETWORK, Internet Business Development Director at Thomson Media (now SourceMedia), President of Achieve Communications and a partner at DMReview magazine (now Information Management) – where he was Vice President as well as Publisher and Editorial Director of DMReview.com, Shawn brings almost 2 decades of experience to every client engagement.

Data Virtualization and the Network = Disruption


Data virtualization (DV) is a hot topic these days. More companies are adopting the technology to add agility and consistency to their data management landscape. A driver to this adoption is the shift away from enterprise data warehouse (EDW) centric architectures to embrace a new multi-platform driven strategy. Adding additional purpose built platforms (analytic appliances, [...]



By | September 30th, 2013|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

Complex Workloads Drive Big Data Value


Recently, when asked what the “next big thing” was, Ann Winblad, renowned venture capital investor, responded: “Data is the new oil.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/perryrotella/2012/04/02/is-data-the-new-oil/ I agree with Ann but to get value from crude oil it must be processed.  And that is often what is lost in the buzz surrounding the Volume, Velocity and Variety (3Vs) attributes of [...]



By | May 31st, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

Supporting Lean Integration Principles and Reuse with Data Virtualization


There is highly valuable synergy between line of business (LOB) executives and data/business analysts in today’s information driven work environments. Unfortunately complex processes and data integration “hairballs” cause analysts to spend most of their time bogged down in mundane data integration tasks instead of collaborating with executives to supply critical business insights. Sadly this is [...]



By | May 21st, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

Embracing a Hybrid Data Ecosystem


For years our data management universe has been centered around the enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The EDW has served us well and created a foundation for todays sophisticated analytics. A paradigm shift driven by a maturing user community, new technology, economics and valuable data types is moving us towards a hybrid data ecosystem that strives to match the workload and [...]



By | April 16th, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

Agility and Data Virtualization


As we move into 2012 analytics and business intelligence continue to be top of mind for C-level executives. Discovering new ways to leverage our existing systems coupled with the need to access new and dynamic data sources has exposed a lack of flexibility in traditional data management infrastructures. This lack of agility curtails innovation and [...]



By | February 6th, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

MicroStrategy World 2012: Miami


Yesterday I tweeted “Most software CEO’s are technologists at some level. Saylor is a passionate nerd. It’s a compliment.” I’ve covered MicroStrategy for years and have attended many of CEO Michael Saylor‘s keynotes and the reoccurring theme is his deep understanding of emerging technologies and how they will disrupt the business intelligence space. He has [...]



By | January 25th, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments
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