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IBM is adding Jaspersoft to its extensive BI collection. The pair will be combining IBM’s enterprise-class Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights with Jaspersoft’s BI suite to provide a complete reporting and management solution. Jaspersoft is licensing and integrating InfoSphere BigI...
Leading analyst, Wayne Eckerson says "data virtualization is the key to creating an agile, cost-effective data management infrastructure. In fact, data architects should first design and deploy a data virtualization layer prior to building any data management or delivery artifacts.” ...
The cloud has become mainstream for virtually all technology sectors, including business intelligence. The cloud is indispensable to BI, and cloud deployment is hastening the pace of change and lowering the cost of deployment at a radical rate. Acceptance of cloud deployment is permeat...
All over the Internet - "Netflix Having a New Coke Moment" - but are they really? Netflix is being compared everywhere to Coca-Cola Corporation and their famous "New Coke" fiasco back in the 1980s. Sam Craig, professor of marketing and international business at the Stern School of Bu...
Data discovery is a solution that helps IT see patterns amongst source data. It enables IT analysts and architects to examine data, locate key entities and reveal hidden connections in data scattered throughout an organization. It has been said that the ability to see patterns is a s...
Ingres, the very old-line RDBMS company, has changed its name to Actian and will be pushing for companies to develop so-called Action Apps, which it described as lightweight consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data. It claims t...
Birst figures it’s got the first SaaS-based BI software appliance. The virtual appliance in Tuesday’s release of Birst 5 is supposed to deliver enterprise-class BI capabilities to customers on their premises with the agility and economics of a Software-as-a-Service architecture. Th...
In order to perform calculations on data completely in memory, all the relevant data must reside in memory, i.e., in the computer’s RAM. So the questions are: 1) how does the data get there? and 2) how long does it stay there? Some of the items on Boris' list are just as applicable to...
GoodData, which claims to be the “first company to truly leverage cloud computing in delivering comprehensive BI capabilities” – as opposed to traditional BI providers who rely on expensive hardware to provide data analytics – has gotten $15 million in Series B funding led by Andreesse...
The title of my new post is provocative. Why would I ask such a question, especially after covering number of CIO surveys, trends, leading CIO thought leaders and underlining the strategic importance of IT in this very blog? I am asking this question because the IT Landscape as you and...
The future is already here and cloud computing is changing shape. Over the next few years the tech industry will become an even more volatile marketplace. The disruption will come from the smaller companies that will be able to adapt faster and grow their market share at the expense of...
Successful business intelligence (BI) solutions serve as many business users as possible. As more users use it, the more value the solution brings. However, if you’ve had any experience with BI, you must have noticed that as the number of users grow – so does the complexity (and cons...
It’s no secret that today’s IT professionals need to help their organizations capture, track, analyze and share more information than ever before. From mass quantities of transactional data, Web data, and huge and growing volumes of “machine-generated” information, such as sensor and l...
Jaspersoft, the open source BI house, has gotten $11 million in new “strategic” capital financing. It’s coming from existing investors Red Hat, SAP Ventures and new investor Quest Software, along with the participation of all its existing major investors including Doll Capital Managem...
Oracle is buying Long Island-based FatWire Software and its web experience management solutions, used to build and deploy a targeted, interactive online presence and supposedly optimize the interactions companies have with their customers. It’s meant to deliver relevant customer cont...
For a couple of years now, there has been a substantial amount of hype in the business intelligence (BI) space regarding “cloud BI,” or business intelligence systems hosted by Internet “cloud computing” service providers. This “cloud BI”, which is actually SaaS (software-as-a-service) ...
Jaspersoft BI offers a modern web-standards architecture for both internal and customer-facing BI. The Vertica columnar database delivers dramatic performance improvements for BI applications vs. traditional SQL databases. Talend is the leading open source Data Integration (ETL) tool i...
I’ve been seeing and hearing the term ‘BI appliance’ a lot recently, and whenever I do - I find myself struggling to understand what it means. One characteristic that seems to be commonly identified with BI appliances is that they are a combination of software and hardware that form s...
Albert Einstein is arguably one of the most intelligent people who have ever lived. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to chat with him about business intelligence? I have. Mr. Einstein, thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. I work for a business intelligence ...
The Israeli BI market, or 'the Pond', as it is referred to by the locals is a good example of how the BI market looks like in most parts of the world. A few months ago, I wrote an article about the relationships between business intelligence platform vendors and their distribution net...
IBM on Monday announced new software and the creation a new consulting practice dedicated to the emerging category of "Smarter Commerce," which is focused on helping companies swiftly adapt to rising customer demands in today's digitally transformed marketplace. The Smarter Commerce...
It’s not easy running an ecommerce website. Not only do you have to respond to the needs of the business – new products, new graphics and new features – but you have to keep the site up and running. There’s always another patch to apply and another bug to fix. But what is the ultimate ...
With its corporate launch on Tuesday, Cloud Cruiser offered the opportunity to 'test drive' a SaaS-based demo that optimizes costs across legacy, private, hybrid, and public cloud environments. The customizable tools, called Cloud Optimizer, provide end-to-end cost transparency, benchm...
Once, when Business Intelligence (BI) wasn't a multi-billion dollar industry, it was an idyllic concept which revolved around enabling an analytic approach to business decision making. That's what made me fall in love with BI over 10 years ago and what, in my view, gives the BI space i...
Global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, has released a new white paper that defines and establishes the need for Agile BI, outlining its key components and benefits. The white paper - Agile Business Intelligence - is available for free download from the Yellowfin...
As enterprises adopt Hybrid delivery platform to keep the best of both data center and Cloud, we find the data warehouses are a very good choice for moving to Cloud. This article analyzes why a Data Warehouse is a ideal candidate for Cloud and how an enterprise BI platform will loo...
A discussion on helping organizations ask the right questions to see if they're ready for IPv6. On February 3, 2011, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Architecture Bo...
Data-driven businesses are facing some tough challenges in today’s rapidly changing information landscape. As decision cycles continue to shrink, companies need to act on information within hours and minutes rather than weeks and days. At the same time, the volume of data that needs to...
The blogosphere and analyst community in the business intelligence space are not sparing any words on the subject. There are several startups in this space as well, such as GoodData, PivotLink and others. But is the business intelligence space really heading in the direction of the clo...
History has many examples of invaders wielding steel swords, repeating rifles, or whatever the latest weapon may be, driving out people who are less well-equipped. Corporate IT departments are starting to go the same way, at the hands of people equipped with cloud computing. The Open ...
During Microsoft’s PASS Summit 2010, Microsoft announced their strategic plans for their Analysis Services business intelligence platform. But as intriguing as Microsoft’s announcement was from a technological perspective, it also had another less desired effect – it presented Microsof...
There is no shortage of business intelligence vendors out there. They all claim to be powerful, easy-to-use, flexible and affordable. So how do you pick the one that is right for you? In order to be able to choose the right BI vendor from the abundance out there, the best way is to fo...
With the rising acceptance of cloud-based computing, the difficulty of funding, acquiring, configuring and maintaining IT infrastructure has eased significantly - opening the door for broader and simpler use of applications, like Business Intelligence, throughout an organization. In ...
At the center of each 20th century corporate sale was often the constant feeling that the buyer had to take immediate action. Their platform was burning and the buyer needed to make a decision. The provider would work hard to shove as much biased information down their throats as pos...
"IBM is bringing analytics to the masses," said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive, IBM Software and Systems, as it was announced Monday that IBM is to acquire Netezza, Netezza is a leading provider of high-performance analytics in a data warehousing appliance. "We ...
Today I have posted a white paper on the Digital Buyer approach and why business providers must change their approach in order to obtain and retain more of them. It's time companies and firms of all sizes organized their revenue efforts around The Digital Buyer's needs. You don't wan...
IBM and Unica Corporation today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire Unica in a cash transaction at a price of $21 per share, or at a net price of approximately $480 million, after adjusting for cash. A publicly held company in Waltham, Mass., Uni...
I call Harvard Medical School the land of a thousand CIOs, because, in essence, we cannot mandate that anyone use central IT services, cloud services, or other things. So that sets a higher standard for us, because people have to want to use it. We've assembled a panel to examine the ...
It is the provider’s marketing leadership that is charged with helping buyers go through their steps. But the big cultural shift is when everyone in the provider’s company decides to be a marketer. Stories are as old as cave drawings it seems. It’s the opportunity to describe what...
As organizations grow in scope and complexity, aggregating real-time data from numerous systems and converting that data to decision-ready information becomes increasingly challenging. When striving for Business Performance Improvement (BPI), Business Intelligence technology provides t...