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  • EMC-Greenplum deal could precede more consolidation

    EMC's announcement this week of plans to purchase data warehousing vendor Greenplum represents a harbinger of things to come for that market, as well as related areas like BI (business intelligence) and data integration, according to some analysts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus09 July 10 05:18
  • Microstrategy rolls out BI app for iPhone, iPad

    Microstrategy on Tuesday is announcing a next-generation mobile BI (business intelligence) application for Apple's iPhone and iPad, joining the growing pack of enterprise vendors that are embracing the red-hot platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 July 10 04:09
  • Microsoft debuts data visualization tool

    Microsoft has released a controller for its Silverlight multimedia software that can present dynamic visual summaries of large data sets in Web browsers.

    Written by Joab Jackson01 July 10 03:46
  • Oracle engineer reveals latency mysteries with heat maps

    While data-center managers have long used heat maps to help determine where to best position racks of servers and cooling units, this mode of visualization can also be handy for better understanding system latency, argues an Oracle engineer in the July issue of Communications of the ACM.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 June 10 04:17
  • Major Oracle BI launch coming next month

    Oracle is planning to release one of the most significant updates to its BI (business intelligence) platform in years at a July 7 event in London, according to the company's web site.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 June 10 03:24
  • Oracle extends Hyperion for more financial duties

    Oracle has augmented the capabilities of its Hyperion financial analytics software with new modules to help bean counters streamline specific financial management tasks.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 April 10 08:11
  • IBM responds to Oracle's Exadata with new systems

    IBM on Wednesday announced a new range of integrated systems for large-scale data analysis, mounting a fresh challenge to rival Oracle's Exadata platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus08 April 10 06:00
  • Professors cite challenges in teaching BI

    Although BI (business intelligence) is one of the hottest areas of enterprise IT, college professors around the world say they face a variety of challenges in training the next generation of BI workers, according to a new study.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 10 06:13
  • Mitre 10 taps open source for fast BI win

    National hardware equipment chain Mitre 10 has implemented a business intelligence system in eight weeks to centralise its reporting while maintaining compatibility with spreadsheets.

    Written by Rodney Gedda22 March 10 07:39
  • SaaS BI will be big in 2010

    Mounting evidence suggests that in 2010, the hottest segment in BI (business intelligence) software will revolve around offerings delivered from the cloud, thanks to increased product sophistication, strained IT budgets and other factors.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Feb. 10 22:00
  • Survey: Social media not useful for BI yet

    While the number of users on Twitter, Facebook and other social-networking sites continues to grow, business intelligence practitioners remain skeptical about the value of knowledge such services could generate, if one survey by a data warehousing firm is any indication.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 Jan. 10 05:55
  • Open-Source BI Going Mainstream for Routine Uses

    Adoption of open-source business intelligence software is doubling every year because the products are viewed as "good enough" for routine applications, according to a recent report by Gartner Inc. analyst Andreas Bitterer.

    Written by Mitch Betts05 Jan. 10 02:09
  • SQL Power Wabit BI tool comes to enterprise users

    A Toronto-based business intelligence (BI) software vendor is giving the frontline worker a tool they can actually use with the newly released enterprise edition of Wabit, which follows the March release of the client version.

    Written by Kathleen Lau30 Dec. 09 07:07