Business Intelligence


Predixion Aims to Make Predictive Analytics Simple, Accessible

Predixion's goal was to develop a solution that makes data mining and predictive analytics consumable and usable by rank-and-file workers. Has it succeeded?

Q&A: The Magic Bullet for BI and DW Success

How do organizations effectively handle the inevitable challenges in human dynamics to ensure project success?

Cool BI: Heading to the TDWI Forum in Chicago

Which key BI trends matter most? Cindi Howson explains the top seven innovations she and co-presenter Dave Stodder will discuss at the Cool BI Forum in Chicago in May.

BI Experts: No Time for BI Complacency

Three catalysts that are changing BI and data warehousing.

AnalytiX Pre ETL Mapping

A decade ago, using spreadsheets to manage ETL source mappings might've made sense. Today, an upstart BI vendor claims, it isn't just inelegant -- it's anachronistic.

The Confusing Future of BI and Data Warehousing

Thanks to a combination of social, mobility, cloud, Big Data, and other forces, business intelligence and data warehousing are on the cusp of profound transformations. The question is: which way are these technologies headed?

SQL Server 2012 Marks the End of an Era

Microsoft bids "adios" to OLE-DB.



Q&A: Analyst Sees Bright Future in Big Data

Huge data sets can reveal hidden patterns, analyst explains.

Q&A: "Smart or Lucky" Book Analyzes Tech Successes, Failures

A long-time tech observer delves into why some companies succeed and others fail.

What Shifting IT/Business Battle Lines Mean for BI's Future

Line-of-business analysts are advancing on IT's old territory. Five thoughts on what it means for both parties.

Tibco Goes All In for Social Features

For a company that's best known as a provider of back-end plumbing, Tibco's tibbr and Spotfire solutions comprise a very visible public face.

Busting 10 Myths about Hadoop

Hadoop is still misunderstood by many BI professionals.

Roambi BI: Right Place, Right Time

MeLLmo's Roambi BI platform runs only on Apple's iOS platforms. Is that a risky position or a savvy one?

How to Sell a Data Quality Project

It’s a tough time to cost-justify BI projects and get buy-in from upper management. Here’s how to get your data quality project approved.

The BI Revolution: Cloud BI Progress and Pitfalls

With so much written about cloud and BI in the last year, it would seem the intersection of these two hot IT trends must be a winner -- but is it?

Are Data Integration Vendors Responding to Pricing Concerns?

Vendors appear to be making an effort to address concerns about how they price their data integration tools. Will their efforts result in meaningful savings?

BI Experts: Why Predictive Analytics Will Continue to Grow

What's behind the increasing popularity of data mining, and what is its relationship to predictive analytics?

BI Experts: Big Data Goes Public

Facebook's IPO has drawn attention to the importance of social media data.

Ranking the DI Players

There's plenty of competition in the fractious data integration market.

Q&A: Applying Semantics to Data Management

Semantics helps bring data management down to the user level.