Business Intelligence


10 Traits of Top Business Analysts

When you recruit business analysts, what traits should you look for?

Where Does Agile DW/BI Get Its Speed?

We explore three aspects of agile that form a synergy that doubles a team's development velocity.

The Rise of Data Integration Storefronts

DI storefronts provide a context in which ISVs, partners, or developers can list assets or solutions. They should be of some help to customers, too.

Agile Data Modeling: Evolving Toward Excellence

Agile data modeling calls for a new set of practices that enable the safe evolution of models, even those in production.

Q&A: Survey Highlights Data Governance Best Practices

Data governance survey shows what works, what doesn't.

Q&A: How True Virtualization Addresses Data Integration Issues

Optimizing data integration is key to successful business intelligence.

Survey Reveals the Staying Power of Homegrown Data Integration Tools

Studies have consistently highlighted the persistence of hand-coded DI. Why won't homegrown DI go away?



BI at Center of Information-driven Initiatives, Gartner Reports

BI is both sexy and mainstream: last year, spending on BI increased at a double-digit rate, easily outpacing spending in other IT areas.

Information Foraging and the Changing Face of BI

Even if users are getting poor results out of their existing business intelligence (BI) tool, why might they prefer to stay put, and how does the next wave of BI interfaces propose to change things?

"Googlizing" BI with Search-Based Applications

Unstructured data holds essential business insights. How can you get to that insight?

BI and DI Challenges Loom, Worrying Analysts

Data integration needs are shifting, but vendors, many content with their market share and revenues, simply aren't keeping up with the needs imposed by new data types.

The Case for Data Virtualization (Revisited)

At some point, advocates argue, data management diehards are going to have to come to terms with something very much like virtualization.

Six Myths about Data Analysts

The growing importance of data analysts in business has brought along a few mistaken beliefs about them.

Q&A: Data Marts Regaining Respect -- With Caveats

Reining in data marts is challenging but necessary.

Deloitte Makes Its Bid for Analytic Prominence

Is this the beginning of a BI SaaS acquisition frenzy?

EMC Makes Big Data Move

EMC positions the Greenplum HD Data Computing Appliance as a key component in its new Hadoop-centric analytics push.

Q&A: Tackling Today's Data Integration Issues

How to get to the root of ETL and data integration issues.

Q&A: Integrating Social Media and BI

We explore the benefits and drawbacks of integrating data from social media with your existing BI investment.

10 Simple Rules for Managing Next-Gen DI

TDWI Research's Philip Russom offers commonsense rules for handling the next generation of data integration.

Crime Data Analysis Helps Swedish Police

Using analytic software to greatly accelerate the process, Swedish police analyzed years of crime reports and found links that helped them arrest a serial shooting suspect who was terrorizing the area.