Is there a NoSQL Identity Crisis


As Big Data initiatives mature into enterprise data sources supported by NoSQL products for analytics and operational systems, a clash of cultures is on the horizon (if not here already). Traditional IT implementations teams and their top-down programs rarely see eye to eye with the grass roots culture of NoSQL platform operators. But this divide [...]



By | February 28th, 2012|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Corporate Data Return on Investment


Informatica Goal: Maximize Return on Data The theme of last week’s Informatica Analyst Conference was utilizing the “secular megatrends” of information technology to energize data integration across organizations at an enterprise scale.  These megatrends, described as trends we can all agree upon, are the following: Cloud Computing Social Media Mobile Big Data Informatica’s message is [...]



By | February 22nd, 2012|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Blurring the Lines Across Traditional Boundaries: Top IT & Data Management Trends of 2012


At the beginning of this month, EMA analysts were asked for their predictions about what 2012 might bring. Responses spanned management solutions across applications, systems, network, security, services, assets, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as business intelligence and content management. The results were surprisingly cohesive, and as a whole reflected core requirements in analytics, [...]



By | January 27th, 2012|Dennis Drogseth, IT Management|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

Gathering Cloud Strength in Numbers


MicroStrategy adds Teradata to list of Cloud Partners This week at the MicroStrategy World 2012 Conference in Miami Teradata and MicroStrategy announced that Teradata Integrated Data Warehouse (IDW) was being added to the lineup of partners for the MicroStrategy Cloud.  The list of partners includes: IBM Netezza Informatica ParAccel With this addition, MicroStrategy Cloud continues to [...]



By | January 24th, 2012|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Just Add Data Business Intelligence


Codeless BI from Altosoft Recently I received a briefing from Altosoft to take a look at their 4th generation product – Altosoft’s Insight Release 4.  Altosoft Insight is a single unified business intelligence environment that contains the entire stack from ETL to data visualization.  This integrated environment allows for Altosoft users to have a completely (if [...]



By | December 28th, 2011|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Building the Right Tool for the Job


Birst Announces Optimized In-Memory Database Last week, Birst made a thought-provoking announcement regarding its analytical architecture.  Birst, a cloud-based agile analytics company, announced a self-developed, in-memory, columnar data store option for its offerings beginning in January 2012.  This in-memory, columnar database option provides Birst with another self-developed component for its cloud-based architecture. Optimized Components With [...]



By | December 21st, 2011|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Business Intelligence as You Want It


TIBCO Updates Cloud-based Analytics In September, TIBCO Software announced the latest update of its on-demand business analytics platform -  TIBCO Silver Spotfire® 2.0.  The prepackaged graph, chart and dashboard functionality in TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 provides the type of data visualization functionality non-IT staff members can deploy easily.  This functionality has a level of maturity [...]



By | November 30th, 2011|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Re-Inventing the Facebook Interface with Analytics


Microstrategy Alert and Wisdom When you take a look at the “stickiness” of the experience and amount of consumer information on Facebook, you see many intriguing concepts that make marketeers salivate: 23% of all users spend over six hours per day on Facebook Facebook users 8x more likely to interact with brands they like than [...]



By | November 9th, 2011|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments
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