Business Intelligence

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.

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.

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.

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?

SAP Takes the Predictive Analytic Plunge

With SAP Predictive Analysis, the company says it wants to bring predictive analytic capabilities to as many users as possible.

Q&A: Melding Predictive Analytics and Big Data Makes Sense

Predictive analytics and big data "make perfect sense together," says analyst Fern Halper, even as some vendors are struggling to catch up with users.

Tech Talk: DW Databases Scale Out and Up

MPP databases have to scale out and scale up. According to analytic database specialist Calpont, they don't. Most focus on MPP to the detriment of SMP.

Q&A: Predictive Analytics Hot and Getting Hotter

The increased interest in predictive analytics points to its power and possibilities, says analyst Fern Halper. Vendors are eagerly jumping on board, and open source is becoming increasingly important.

BI Experts: Close Encounters with Customers: 3 Steps to Success

Three recommendations for improving customer intelligence and engagement.

5 Critical Features of Successful Predictive Analytics Projects

Successful project opportunities share five features so developers can achieve business success.

5 Myths about Predictive Analytics

Modern predictive analytics tools and solutions are no longer restricted to IT specialists. Don’t let these five myths impede your adoption of this powerful technology.

BI Experts: Real-Time Quality for Real-Time Data

Don't just deliver bad data faster. Improve data in real time.

How to Build a Business Case for Your Master Data/Governance Initiative

Knowing how to get started is key to building a successful project -- and obtaining the funding to get the project off the ground.

Q&A: BI, Mobile, and Collaboration

QlikTech's Donald Farmer discusses how mobile technologies are fundamentally changing BI, sometimes in ways you might not expect.

Making BI Analytics Fun

The search for BI insight already has a game-like feel to it. Advocates of "gamification" want to amplify this effect and immerse BI users in their task.

BI Tech Talk: Behind the Wild Profusion of ESBs

Why are so many data integration players selling enterprise service buses of their own? Is it just a matter of vendor opportunism?

Q&A: Expanding the Definition of Data Governance

Data governance is more than just managing data in order to optimize outcomes.