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Business Intelligence: May 2012

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

Six Ways Data Virtualization Can Boost Business Intelligence Agility

Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates suggests six ways data virtualization can be employed to deliver increased business …

The More Pervasive the Use of Business Analytics, the Better the ROI

A recent Nucleus Research study shows that, in contrast to most enterprise software deployments, which yield an initially strong ROI that …

Is SQL Server 2012 a Bid for Business Intelligence Greatness?

Microsoft talked up new Big Data and business intelligence capabilities built into SQL Server 12 during last month’s launch. But …

SAP Taps into Visualization Trend with Desktop Business Intelligence Tool

Keen to capitalize on the burgeoning data visualization trend, SAP introduced a desktop business intelligence tool called Visual …

Opera Solutions Brings Predictive Analytics to SAP HANA

Can third parties thrive in the HANA universe? One company is betting that it has not only the technology, but also the brains to back it up.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Embedded Analytics

Benefits of embedded analytics include ease of adoption and the ability to tailor analytical functionality. But there are possible pitfalls, …

FICO Bolsters Marketing Analytics Business with Entiera Buy

FICO says combining its predictive analytics with Entiera's campaign management technology will yield big returns for marketers by helping …

Hortonworks, Kognitio Partner to Drive Hadoop Adoption

Companies tout combination of Hortonworks Data Platform with Kognitio Analytical Platform for its ability to make it easier to analyze Big …

Actuate, Cloudera Team for Big Data Business Intelligence

The companies expect the alliance to ease enterprise Big Data analytics integration projects and strengthen the ties between their …

Spotfire 4.5 Leverages Tibco Architecture for Big Data Analysis

Tibco's architecture combines an in-memory approach with an in-database type of approach, making it easier for users to dynamically explore …

IBM Gathers Tealeaf in Analytics Buying Streak

Tealeaf is taken off the market as the industry turns its attention to online consumer behavior and digital marketing analytics.

Birst Grabs $26M in Financing

The business intelligence software provider, which doubled its revenues in the past year, will use the cash to accelerate its growth.

Visualization Broadens Business Intelligence's Appeal

Visualization is taking business intelligence out of the realm of specialists and making it more accessible to "average" users.