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Business Intelligence: March 2012

Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and data mining software and solutions. - Archive for March 2012

Host Analytics Intros Business Intelligence Tool for Finance Pros

Provider of cloud-based corporate performance management software says the tool provides self-service reporting and dashboarding …

SAS Introduces Visual Analytics for Big Data

In a demonstration of its new data exploration and visualization solution, SAS took pains to differentiate what it calls high-performance …

Buyer's Guide: Business Intelligence in the Cloud

While there is plenty of hype about business intelligence in the cloud, even vendors encourage companies to take a measured approach to …

IBM Launches Big Data Analytics for Business

IBM’s new offerings highlight Big Data’s profit-boosting potential.

Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant: Do Business Intelligence Vendors Lack Vision?

While Leaders and Niche Players abound in Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence, only two companies placed in the …

Pentaho Targets OEMs with Embedded Analytics

Is business intelligence analytics a standalone technology? Sure, but it's also a great fit with other enterprise software too.

Zendesk Analytics Tool Helps Companies Understand 'Silent' Customers

The provider of help desk software says its new analytics feature gives companies direct visibility into how customers use self-service …

Making a Business Intelligence Case for Columnar Databases

Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates says columnar databases are making a comeback – and for good reason.

IBM's Watson Takes to Cloud for Big Data

A year after schooling former Jeopardy! champs, Watson gears up for crunching Big Data on the cloud.

Symantec Fights Big Data Sprawl With Data Insight 3.0

Symantec tackles the task of managing and protecting unstructured data by placing a premium on accountability.

SAP Performance Management, Meet HANA

SAP says its BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application will be the first enterprise performance management app to support its …

Why You Suck at Web Analytics

Many organizations make at least some of the 10 common web analytics mistakes outlined by analytics expert Adam Greco at a recent online …

SAS Jumps on Hadoop Bandwagon

SAS is now including Hadoop support in its Enterprise Data Integration Server, with SAS SVP Jim Davis saying SAS "helps enterprises pull …

MarkLogic Latest to Join Ranks of Hortonworks Hadoop Partners

Partnership integrates MarkLogic’s operational database with Hortonworks' Hadoop-powered data platform.

Hortonworks, Microsoft Team for Hadoop-Excel Support

Yahoo spin-off joins with Microsoft for tools that could potentially grow Hadoop's popularity by millions of users.