Bi News & Analysis
| Friday Jan 17, 2014
Not everyone’s hot and bothered by IBM Watson, but SAP’s HANA sure is.
The love child of SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner has taken to the company blog to politely coax IBM Ginni Rometty’s Jeopardy-winning cog (this is the term that IBM is beginning to use for cognitive technology) into a relationship.
“Isn't it a no brainer to get Watson to work on HANA?” writes Vijay Vijayasankar, Global Vice President at SAP Labs.
| Thursday Jan 9, 2014
It’s slow in the document management space after the holidays, but there are still some notable points — including the fact the City of Boston has turned to Google and away from Microsoft. Meanwhile, Adobe is shutting down Workspaces, Dell and PSIGEN have formalized their partnership and Microsoft has announced some of the price plans for Power BI for Office 365.
| Thursday Dec 19, 2013
Someone joked at Strata and Hadoop World earlier this year that Cloudera was ahead of its time when it chose its name. “You should have called it On-premise era,” said the would-be comedian, referring to the fact that Cloudera and most other enterprise-grade Hadoop distros live in the data center.
That joke becomes a little less funny today when Cloudera announces that its Enterprise Data Platform is now certified and available for deployment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
| Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Enterprise software spending will recover next year driven by the combined forces of cloud computing, data management, mobile applications and social business, according to new research from Gartner.
| Thursday Nov 21, 2013
HP Autonomy (HPA) has just announced Data Protector v8.1 will be available in January. While it comes with a bunch of new features, the real significance of this release will be the introduction of an entirely new way of looking at and implementing data recovery.
| Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
IBM just announced a number of upgrades to its predictive analytics technologies. They focus on squeezing business insight from sources of information that many enterprises are still only trying to manage.
| Monday Oct 28, 2013
A new big data solution promises to do more than help businesses analyze massive amounts information. It's actually "breaking the laws of physics," said Eldad Farkash, co-founder and chief technology officer at SiSense.
SiSense, a three-year-old developer of big data analytics software, announced patent-pending technology at the O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World 2013 conference in New York City this morning.
| Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
What’s the difference between the best solution money can buy and the best solution? It may very well be nothing more than the price.
| Thursday Sep 26, 2013
Microsoft has just upped the ante again in the productivity suite space with the addition of a bunch of new features to its Power BI for Office 365. Among the new additions is natural language search and 3D mapping visualizations, which combined will bring impressive 3D analytics visualizations to Office 365 users.
| Monday Sep 23, 2013
Both business intelligence and competitive intelligence crunch big data to deliver answers to the questions, “what happened?” and “how did that happen?” Only a social competitive intelligence framework can answer the most important question, “so what?”
| Thursday Sep 12, 2013
Over the past year, business intelligence (BI) vendor Pentaho has been steadily building up its BI suite by adding all kinds of new functionality. With the release of v5.0 today, it has upped its game by simplifying business user access to analytics, providing deep data integration, and advanced MongoDB integration.
| Tuesday Sep 3, 2013
Should organizations choose Office 365 over SharePoint on-premises as their SharePoint solution?
This is the million dollar question that organizations are faced with today.
| Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
Even if there are signs of improvement for the US economy, government Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face stagnant IT budgets and pressure to reduce costs while delivering tangible business results.
| Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
Birst business intelligence analytics dashboard (call center)
Cloud-based business intelligence vendor Birst has announced that it has secured US$ 38 million in funding that will be used almost exclusively to expand its operations globally, particularly in Europe and Asia.
| Monday Aug 19, 2013
Oracle has announced it intends to release an added component to Oracle BI Mobile, a tool called BI Mobile App Designer for allowing lines of business to create their own analytics apps.