Business Intelligence News & Analysis
| Thursday Jan 9, 2014
Ken Jennings, fear not -- IBM’s Watson no longer has eyes for you.
Later today, Big Blue will announce the launch of its Watson Group, a big data analytics unit that will provide products and services geared toward the enterprise, researchers, academics and who knows who else.
| 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.
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
IBM has taken another step toward helping enterprises gain more insight from all of their data. The new technique enables them to combine big data from distributed cloud services with data stored on local IT systems.
| 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.
| 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?”
| Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
SAP has just announced that it will expand its analytics portfolio with the acquisition of San Francisco-based KXEN, which provides easy-to-use predictive analytics tools for business users.
| 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.
| Friday Aug 16, 2013
Google continues to add to the appeal of its cloud storage capabilities, this time with the announcement that users’ data that is placed in its Cloud Storage system will be encrypted by default.
| Thursday Aug 15, 2013
It’s hard to admit after 25 years that the business intelligence (BI) stacks we all worked to build are failing us, but to make progress, we must. If we, as technologists, take a hard look at what we’ve learned from the current generation of big data and other analytics technology and keep the following principles in mind, we can build empowering solutions.