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Business Intelligence: April 2012

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

Whither Embedded Analytics?

Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates encourages IT buyers to look at embedded analytics, saying as the technology matures it will …

Pentaho 4.5 Visualizes Big Data Analytics

Open source business intelligence vendor Pentaho aims to make it easier to get a grip on Big Data by offering user-driven data visualization …

IBM Seeks Big Data Domination with Vivisimo Buy, Cloudera Support

IBM feeds its relentless hunger for all things Big Data with an acquisition and newly-announced Cloudera support.

Where Big Money Is Investing in Big Data

Co-founder of IPO star Splunk, now a venture capitalist, provides insight into the future of Big Data and collaborative applications.

Are Small Businesses Ready for Big Data?

Yes, say vendors such as Actian, Birst and SAP that are targeting small companies with Big Data solutions.

Teradata Debuts In-Memory System for SAS Analytics

Teradata targets SAS environments with pre-configured systems that feature massive RAM stores.

W2O Group Buys Ravel in Big Week for Big Data Startups

W2O group takes Austin-based Big Data startup Ravel off the market as Splunk's IPO lights up Wall Street.

Gartner Taps Predictive Analytics as Next Big Business Intelligence Trend

Because analytics is the "combustion engine of business," organizations invest in business intelligence even when times are tough. Gartner …

IBM Acquires Varicent for Sales Data Analytics

Big Blue targets sales organizations as it snaps up another business intelligence and analytics specialist.

SAP Unveils Ambitious Plans for Database Market

SAP is ramping up its HANA and Sybase database efforts to enable a new era of real-time data.

Business Intelligence Ain't Over Until Exploratory Data Analysis Sings

Business intelligence analyst Wayne Kernochan, of Infostructure Associates, says it's a shame exploratory data analysis (EDA) doesn’t …

arcplan Enterprise 7.2 Ready for Big Data

The new release from arcplan supports in-memory appliances used to analyze Big Data from SAP and Kognitio and also offers enhanced …

Business Intelligence Is Booming, Gartner Finds

From automation to data warehouse consolidation, Gartner's BI Summit was all about making better decisions. While companies are spending big …

Oracle Outlines Business Analytics Battle Plan

Big Data, Endeca-derived technology and predictive analytics anchor Oracle's plan to dominate the market.

SAP Expanding Predictive Analytics Strategy

SAP plans to soon release BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis Software, a tool for predictive modeling and advanced visualization. It's …