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  • EMC tackles big data with Greenplum appliance

    Taking aim at the growing problem of <a href="">big data management</a>, EMC has released a data warehouse appliance tweaked to consume lots of data really quickly.

    Written by Joab Jackson14 Oct. 10 04:07
  • Hadoop pitched for business intelligence

    While it began life as a tool for indexing Web pages, the open source Hadoop framework is being marketed as a tool that could house and analyze vast amounts of data with the kind of proportions that would quickly overwhelm traditional database systems and data warehouses.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 Oct. 10 22:08
  • How to put IT in the user's seat

    Want to find out how your business applications are performing? Put yourself in the user's seat.

    Written by Ann Bednarz24 Sept. 10 05:41
  • Netezza buy further defines IBM's analytics bent

    IBM's $US1.7 billion planned acquisition of data warehouse vendor Netezza is more evidence of IBM's relentless intent to define and perhaps even create a new IT market, which its executives call business analytics.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 Sept. 10 06:39
  • Accenture, SAP execs talk analytic trends

    While business analytics tools are becoming cheaper and easier to use, organisations are still facing the underlying problem of understanding the data sources that feed these systems, said an executive with professional services firm Accenture PLC.

    Written by Kathleen Lau10 Sept. 10 05:32
  • SAS rolls out predictive analytics for business users

    SAS Institute on Thursday announced a new toolset aimed at giving business users the ability to work with predictive analytics software, which has historically been the province of specialized statisticians.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Sept. 10 03:58
  • Fusion Apps questions Oracle should answer

    Oracle appears set to deliver more information than ever before about its long-awaited Fusion Applications at the OpenWorld conference in September, with more than 30 sessions listed as of Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 Aug. 10 05:41
  • Enterprise needs 'predictive analytics' to survive

    Organsations that want to survive in an ever-changing marketplace must supplement their business intelligence activities with business analytics, according to SAS senior vice-president and chief marketing officer, Jim Davis. Speaking at the SAS Forum in Sydney, Davis told delegates the past couple of years have provided a global challenge for enterprise that was unlikely to dissipate.

    Written by Georgina Swan12 Aug. 10 14:33
  • Forrester: Open-source BI has pros and cons

    A new Forrester Research report finds that while a number of open-source BI (business intelligence) offerings are providing many of the capabilities enterprises require, certain shortcomings remain.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Aug. 10 04:47
  • HP, Sybase team to offer DIY BI blueprint

    Hoping to undercut the prices of business intelligence (BI) appliances offered by other vendors, Sybase and Hewlett-Packard have posted a reference architecture for building a BI system that could cost significantly less than most pre-packaged BI appliances, the companies claim.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 Aug. 10 02:59
  • Birst offers concurrent user pricing for BI

    On-demand BI vendor Birst announced Tuesday that it is now offering the option of concurrent user pricing, a licensing model few BI providers use because it can limit the amount of money they make compared to typical "named user" pricing.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 July 10 04:09