It seems that Actian Corporation, provider of the famous and globally used relational database called Ingres, is repositioning itself within the big data and data management space. It has just made an interesting move towards strongly increasing its presence by acquiring ParAccel, a provider of one of the fastest analytic databases on the market. Read the rest of this entry »
Jaspersoft, a provider of open source–based software specializing in business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, has announced the general availability of its BI platform on Amazon Web Services.
This offering will be able to run as a standalone version or embedded within a third-party application. But its price schema is the real innovation for the BI cloud space—instead of being charged monthly, users will be charged for usage by the hour, with no limitations on data usage an no monthly fee. Read the rest of this entry »
Redshift is a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon customers will be able to deploy their data warehouse solutions and analyze large amounts of information by using the same set of business intelligence and analytics applications they regularly use. Using a wide variety of innovations, such as its method for storing stores each column sequentially, Amazon will offer data warehouse services in the cloud ranging from hundreds of gigabytes to a petabyte. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of its approach to big data, QlikTech, the provider of in-memory–based business intelligence (BI) solution QlikView, is launching Direct Discovery, a new offering that enables direct access to big data sources using QlikView apps. Direct Discovery is able to link data already in-memory with data coming from big-data sources on the fly, giving users the capability for rapid analysis and without a pre-loading process. Read the rest of this entry »
During the recent Teradata Partners User Group Conference & Expo, Teradata announced the release of new Teradata Database capabilities with the release of Teradata Data Lab with Smart Loader, Teradata Studio, and Teradata Virtual Machine Edition. Read the rest of this entry »
TIBCO and Teradata announced that they will combine technologies to offer a new platform for advanced analytics and extreme data discovery capabilities. Combining Teradata’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and TIBCO Spotfire 5, both software and technology providers will be able to expand their product capabilities to provide faster and more powerful data analysis tools for large volumes of information. Read the rest of this entry »
Managing data—particularly in large numbers—still is and probably will be the number one priority for many organizations in the upcoming years. Many of the traditional ways to store and analyze large amounts of data are being replaced with new technologies and methodologies to manage the new volume, complexity, and analysis requirements. These include new ways of developing data warehousing, the emergence of big-data providers to store and analyze very large sets of information, and new hardware and software technologies to speed the data analysis process, among others.
One of the important players in this fierce and competitive space is Kognitio, a company founded in 2005 with headquarters in Bracknell, United Kingdom, and offices in the United States in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis.
Kognitio is a provider of data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) systems that incorporate in-memory, massively parallel processing (MPP), as well as an interesting virtual online analytical processing (OLAP) cube solution.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Roger Gaskell, chief technical officer (CTO) of Kognitio, and got some of interesting insights on Kognitio’s systems as well the BI and the data warehouse space in general. Read the rest of this entry »
To work in the software industry world it is often necessary to think radically, or “out of the box” in order to innovate, solve problems, or stay ahead of the competition. Today we start a series of interviews with some of the thinkers who are reshaping the software industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Every day business intelligence (BI) gets closer to chaos. Don’t get me wrong—I’m by no means saying that BI will one day become obsolete and that you’ll need to avoid it at all costs. On the contrary, Read the rest of this entry »
It takes a lot of commitment, preparation, and time to fully embrace a successful enterprise data strategy. Managing data within a corporation has reached an all-new level of importance. Data is being collected from extremely diverse sources and fully dissected; as the subject of increasingly complex processes, data quality must be maintained. In addition, data management and manipulation must comply with several types of regulations. Read the rest of this entry »
Although information analysis continues to be vital for insights into a company’s health and future, the traditional data warehouse structure may already be past its best-before date, due to major and radical transformations in the market.
It may just be a matter of “Evolve or Die”. . . Read the rest of this entry »
Hot off the presses is news that IBM is set to acquire Netezza in a $1.7 billion deal: the giant is spending money like there’s no tomorrow, and playing out strategies in response to aggressive moves by other vendors in the data warehouse space. Read the rest of this entry »
If you think you have seen everything in the BI space, I’m sorry, but you may be wrong. Traditional BI solutions for large enterprises consider the data warehouse to be the basis of BI solutions. QlikTech and PRELYTIS, two innovative software providers I recently contacted, could be changing this paradigm. What follows are some of the insights and interesting proposals I gleaned from our conversations… Read the rest of this entry »