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 [...]



NoSQL Implementation Drivers


If you look at the history of Big Data requirements (volume, velocity and variety), and the NoSQL platforms supporting those requirements, you see a history of organizations and development teams breaking the mold of traditional information technology (IT) programs. Instead of following the traditional IT methodologies to solve the Big Data issues, these teams pushed [...]



By | February 9th, 2012|Big Data, Business Intelligence|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|Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing|0 Comments

Non-Sequitor in NoSQL


It is intriguing to see how many organizations are falling under the NoSQL banner. Of these organizations, many are united under the concept that they are not part of the traditional structured data management layer that could be best represented by structured database management systems embodied by relational databases (RDBMs). In this, NoSQL data stores [...]



By | January 17th, 2012|Big Data, Business Intelligence|0 Comments

Building the Path to Mobile BI


In-Memory and Mobile Drive SAP Today, SAP announced their revenues for 2011.  It was a record year in many respects.  In particular, SAP touted growth for their in-memory database HANA and their Mobile Solutions growth - two components I consider important for the development of an organizations Mobile BI capabilities.  Both exceeded expectations. Speed of Analytics From [...]



By | January 13th, 2012|Advanced Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence|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, Data Visualization|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, Cloud Computing|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, Cloud Computing|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 [...]



Oracle Continues MA Activities with Endeca


Yesterday, Oracle announced their intent to purchase Endeca, a vendor of unstructured data management and web commerce solutions.  The purchase aligns well with Oracles recent announcements relating to unstructured data integration.  Specifically, the press release states: "combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured [...]



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