Business Intelligence


Hadoop and Big Data: The Year Past, The Year Ahead

Technology advances widened Hadoop’s enterprise suitability. In 2013, Hadoop will firmly establish its dominance in big data analytics.

Top 3 Trends in IT and Big Data: A Look Back, The Year Ahead

Cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data coalesced in 2012 and will shape IT in 2013 and beyond.

IBM Goes Big on Big Data at IOD

Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.

Q&A: The Biggest Big Data Trends BI Professionals Need to Understand

Big data is changing the competitive dynamics of the BI industry. We explore how everything from sensor data to social media to mobile BI is changing the very nature of big data.

Q&A: Emerging Analytics: Integrating Big Data, Content Analytics, Search, and Collaboration into Your Analytical Environment

What’s driving big data analytics, and how can integrating search help BI professionals better work with the data?

Cirro Touts Big Data-Ready Analytic Platform

Don't know how to get started with your big data project? BI start-up Cirro claims to have just what you're looking for.

How Data Virtualization Delivers Access to Real-Time Data

With so much data in so many places, how can you quickly connect to the sources you need? Data virtualization may be the answer.



Q&A: Successful Strategic Planning in the World of Big Data

Lack of a business intelligence strategy can hamstring your business and prevent BI from delivering on its promise -- and even more so when you're working with big data.

Are BI Vendors Practicing What They Preach?

Why are vendors doing things that their own products and technology were designed to prevent or correct?

Tech Talk: Big Data Meets Big Density

Forget Big Data: can today's -- or tomorrow's -- DW workloads take advantage of Big Density?

BI Heads to the Cloud

Enterprise apps are shifting to the cloud, officials say. So, too, is JasperSoft.

Trend Lines: Kognitio Recalibrates

Kognitio spent the last half-decade trying to break into the U.S. market. Now, officials claim, the market is coming to Kognitio.

Data Quality: Customers Satisfied with Products but Most Willing to Switch

Customers seem pleased with their data quality tools -- until they're asked to put their money where their mouth is.

QlikTech Shares Future Product Plans

Cindi Howson examines what's ahead for this fast-growing vendor.

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Dirty Data

With spring upon us, it's time to dive into "spring cleaning" your data by following these top 5 tips for leveraging the value of your dirty data.

In Praise of Data Replication

If consolidation activity and new product pushes are any indication, data replication is finally getting the respect it deserves.

Oracle Showcases Data Discovery, Commits to Public Cloud

What's new and forthcoming from Oracle? Cindi Howson takes us inside Oracle's annual analyst conference.

Treating Your BI Program Like an Entrepreneurial Startup

Startups know that what customers say they want isn’t necessarily what they want. The same principle is critical to the success of your BI project.

Yellowfin Displays Adaptability

Yellowfin benefits from a few core design decisions -- or "fortuitous mistakes," as CEO Glen Rabie puts it -- that make it a surprisingly adaptable BI platform.

Developing and Branding Your Analytics Communities

How can the principles of branding be applied to BI to help multiple groups in large organizations work collaboratively across departmental boundaries?