Business Intelligence

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.

Pentaho Beefing Up Enterprise Support

Open source business intelligence player Pentaho has had a lot to crow about.

New Report Helps Users Get Up to Speed on Hadoop

A new report from TDWI helps users understand the basics of Hadoop and MapReduce.

Why IBM Wants to Put Mainframes at the Center of BI

IBM asks the not-so-obvious question: If you already have a mainframe in-house, why not make it the centerpiece of your business intelligence and data warehouse efforts?

BI Teams Need to Take a Page from Apple's Book

BI teams need to focus on what business users want most.

Redefining the Data Integration Problem Set

Phasic Systems touts a combination of software, services, and even naysaying as an effective solution for effective enterprisewide governance.

Q&A: Archiving Tools Apply BI to E-mail

Sophisticated e-mail archiving solutions can generate business intelligence from stored e-mail messages.

Big Data Killed the Data Modeling Star

Big data offers BI professionals new ways of making information work for the business.

Q&A: How BI Competency Centers Can Add Business Value

HP's Chris Carney explains how a business intelligence competency center can help align BI efforts and needs across the enterprise, bringing real business value.

TDWI Report Explores Challenges, Lessons Learned from Mobile BI Deployments

A new report from The Data Warehousing Institute discusses the how and the why of mobile BI.

5 Macro Trends Shaping Next-generation BI and Analytics

The traditional BI stack has failed. What's next?

JackBe is sMashing BI Barriers

The beauty of the BI mashup is that it makes it easy to expose any kind of information -- including data you wouldn't typically want to bring into a data warehouse.

Q&A: Analytics, Unstructured Data, and the Growth of Social Media

What are the common misperceptions about unstructured data are explored, and how can this data be exploited for game-changing insights?

2012: Year of Cloud BI

There’s no doubt that customers will continue their migration from in-house BI to BI in the cloud. We explore best practices for cloud BI and the limitations this technology imposes.

BI Experts: Why Enterprise Data Strategies Must Support Business Goals

Success with enterprise business goals demands strategies for enterprise data.

10 Key Elements of Your Data Strategy

We look at the 10 key details your data strategy must address and suggest a good place to start formulating your strategy.

Q&A: Managing the Risks of Offshore Data Warehousing

Moving a data warehouse offshore can bring significant cost savings, but such a move introduces elements of risk that must be managed.

Q&A: Moving Beyond Traditional Data Virtualization

Composite Software VP Robert Eve has co-written a new book on data virtualization. In this interview, he describes going beyond traditional data virtualization and discusses some of the lessons from the book's 10 high-profile case studies.