Business Intelligence

BI Not Meeting Needs of Marketers and Merchandisers, Survey Finds

E-commerce workers can't get the answers they need quickly enough; integration still a headache.

Why All-in-One Platforms are a Data Warehouse Dinosaur

If a single, combined platform for transaction processing and analytics is a bad idea, isn't it likewise a bad idea to champion a single DW platform for the wild profusion of analytic workloads? Netezza, an IBM Company, thinks so.

Q&A: New Approaches for Tackling Big Data Security Issues

Data management expert David Loshin and security expert Wasim Ahmad discuss security threats to big data, and how encryption can protect data as it moves about the enterprise. Second in a two-part series on security.

Self-Service Business Intelligence: Empowering Users to Generate Insights

Learn four key self-service BI objectives and which information workers will benefit most from such environments.

Kognitio Regroups, Refocuses

Kognitio says it has two things going for it as it prepares to tackle Wall Street: a next-gen spin on OLAP and WX2, its Big Data, in-memory DBMS.

Building for Yesterday's Future

Are we building new information delivery systems for a future that isn't there?

Q&A: The Changing Data Security Landscape (Part 1 of 2)

A data management expert and a security expert discuss issues created by the increasing sophistication of data thieves, and the lack of adequate attention to security among data managers. First in a two-part series.

Six Principles for Making Collaboration Work

Collaboration happens. The only remaining question is how well it happens and what value your tools add.

Upstarts Shine at TDWI's San Diego World Conference

There's a lot of excitement in the BI space in spite of all of the megavendor consolidation. We examine three new offerings.

Q&A: Web 2.0 Functions Boost BI’s Power

Bringing search and Web 2.0 into next-generation BI improves user access and the decision-making process.

Teradata is Thinking Big

With its forthcoming Teradata v14 release, Teradata is going columnar, and that's just for starters.

MicroStrategy, Tibco Go Social

Two business intelligence vendors are taking on an increasingly social aspect.

BI Basics Still Lead Advanced Analytics Solutions

Demand for traditional end-user query, reporting, and analysis technologies outpaces demand for advanced analytic technologies. And the gap is growing.

The Elusive Definition of Agile Analytics

It's about time for an authentic definition of "agile analytics" based on analysts' understanding.

BI Case Study: Hospitality Firm Cleans Up with BI

A small vacation property-management company in the famed Outer Banks of North Carolina brings in analytics software to maintain its high standard of customer service -- and to stay competitive against national chains.

Accelerating BI Adoption in Smaller Enterprises

Business intelligence in small and midsize enterprise shops is an anecdotally tough nut to crack. A new report claims to offer up a nutcracker of sorts.

Kognitio Touts "Train-of-Thought" Analytics

Company says the OLAP status quo has got to go.

How to Reduce Your BI Platform Costs

Streamline BI admin costs to save money, but don’t forget to keep the pressure on your software vendors, too.

Best Practices for Measuring and Improving Data Quality

This pair of modern techniques will help you succeed in your enterprise data quality initiative.