In a recent analyst briefing with IBM, the software and hardware provider revealed the details of its continued efforts to expand its big “big data” offerings. The three major announcements revealed by IBM are key to the company’s efforts to consolidate its big data offerings and become the biggest player in the so-called big data space, but having to compete for the “big”gest piece of the pie with other major software giants and important niche players such as Oracle, Cloudera, Teradata, Microsoft, and SAP, it might not be as easy as it seems… Read the rest of this entry »
During its annual Partners event, Teradata, an important data warehouse and analytics provider, introduced its new Analytic Architecture Services that will aid in accelerating deployment of the Teradata Unified Data Environment, a framework that will enable organizations to work with a wide variety of data within Teradata’s environments. By combining its analytic platform Teradata Aster offering and the implementation of the open source big data platform Hadoop in the Teradata Unified Data Environment through the Analytic Architecture Services, the data warehousing company will be able to offer its users access to a wide variety of data sources (both structured and multi-structured) and allow analysis using a single platform. Read the rest of this entry »
Teradata, a provider of data warehouse and analytics solutions, has released a new appliance designed specifically to manage big-data projects by integrating Apache Hadoop and Teradata Aster into a single appliance. Read the rest of this entry »
SAP has recently unveiled new analytics features for some of its business intelligence (BI) portfolios that are aimed at enhancing access to and manipulation of big data. The feature pack 3.0 for the 4.0 solution release of SAP BusinessObjects includes SAP BusinessObjects BI [Evaluate] and SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge edition [Evaluate].
It is hard to imagine that organizations like SAP or former Business Objects (BO)—now a division of SAP—were once start-up companies. Nowadays on the business intelligence (BI) scene it’s almost impossible to avoid the BO initialism. Like many other successful companies, SAP has grown into itself by offering a product that applied a radical approach to a business problem solution, and this is particularly true of its BO stack of BI solutions. In this installment of my Thinking Radically interview series, I had the pleasure to speak with Timo Elliott, a prominent personality in the BI space. 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 »
On January 11, 2011, Jaspersoft launched a new version of its business intelligence (BI) suite named Jaspersoft 4, and just a couple of weeks later, on January 25, the open source BI provider launched a new set of software tools that provides support for a wider variety of data sources in the “Big Data” space. This is a clear sign that BI applications will come to address a wider number of data sources and expand the reach as well as the size of the information that BI systems can handle. Read the rest of this entry »