posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I am a big fan of data discovery solutions. They enable a wider group of users to enjoy the benefits of business insights and break away from the platform driven traditional solutions that can be difficult to use, extremely expensive and limited to only a few users within an organization. At MicroStrategy World last week...

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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...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | April 16, 2012 | one Comments

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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...

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Does your integration strategy match the speed of your business? Many people would assume that it must but I can assure you in most companies IT struggles to deliver data and applications at the speeds necessary. For years this was the acceptable model, ask for a report and sit back for a month or so...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

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When I got into this business it seemed most discussions about data management were centric to “how do we fit that information into the enterprise data warehouse?” Other options were considered a bad strategy or just plain too expensive to make sense. Over the past few years new data types, demands for deeper analysis, compliance...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | August 11, 2011 | one Comments

Are you rethinking your data integration strategies? is the introduction of Big Data having an impact on that strategy? Jorge Lopez of Syncsort makes a compelling point around the challenges and the cost of doing Big Data integration with traditional methods. Check out the video for an overview. I believe that innovation in data integration...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was great to catch up with Arvind Krishna GM Information Management, IBM at Enzee Universe today. He covered a wide range of topics that include the IBM/Netezza acquisition and the ongoing synergy between them. We discussed the impact of appliances in the overall data ecosystem, new technologies around analytics and where Netezza will support...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The best part of events like Enzee Universe is getting to see friends and fellow analyst. I’ve known Merv for the better part of 15 years and he always brings interesting insights to any subject matter. Merv presented Extreme Information Management practices to the #enzee11 audience and explained where Big Data fits into this landscape...

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