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November 10, 2011  9:33 AM

Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy podcast on next gen IT

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Autonomy, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data warehouse

Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy says it is no longer feasible to move information into a database: "You need to translate information in real time." Speaking at a packed session titled "The biggest transition in the history of IT" at the Gartner ITxpo in Barcelona, Lynch, said, "Rich media...

July 15, 2011  2:00 PM

Oracle tight-lipped on eBusiness Suite support fee hike

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Ebusiness, ERP, Licensing, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Support

For the last three weeks a colleague on Computer Weekly has been trying to get a straight answer from Oracle on price changes to support and...

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June 9, 2011  10:14 PM

Time to make IT work for business

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Big Data, CIO, Ebusiness, Real time analytics, Social networking

This week, over 500 CIOs attended Forrester's IT Forum Emea in Barcelona. Digital businesses need technological innovation and it is up to IT to innovate and deliver value to the business.

There is not much new in that, but there is certainly a sentiment that a business developing...


April 11, 2011  5:40 PM

A quick look inside the Teradata Active EDW 6680

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Automation, DBA, hybridisation, MAID, optimisation, SAN, SAS, SATA, SSD, Teradata

With the launch of the Teradata Active EDW 6680 data warehouse, we sat down with Jim Dietz, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager, Teradata, to talk about how the Active EDW 6680 works.

CW: How does the Active EDW 6680 decide on what belongs in the different zones?


April 11, 2011  10:25 AM

Use it or go bust

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Business Intelligence, NHS, Teradata, WellPoint

At the Teradata Universe conference in Barcelona, Hermann Wimmer, President Teradata EMEA gave a stark message to delegates - "Those companies that do not make use of their data to generate new business will disappear from the market."

As a company whose entire business has been built on...


April 11, 2011  7:43 AM

Teradata keeps Aster Data at arms length

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Aprimo, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, nCluster, Teradata

At the Teradata Universe conference in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer told journalists that for the time being, Aster Data would be run as a wholly separate business unit. This news will be welcome to Aster Data's customers who have been concerned that any takeover would have...


February 1, 2011  2:29 PM

IBM clarifies Cognos 10 Cloud strategy

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BI, Business Intelligence, cloud

With all the attention around what applications are moving to the Cloud and how those applications will work, IBM has  clarified its own plans around Cognos. Last month, I said that they were planning to create a Business Intelligence as a Service application. This was based...


January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

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BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.

2010

On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...


January 3, 2011  1:51 PM

IBM unleashes Cognos and then uploads it into the Cloud

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BI, BlackBerry, cloud, Cognos, Collaboration, Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, SME, User experience

IBM unveiled Cognos 10 in Las Vegas late last year and then went on a worldwide press trip to get out its marketing message "Cognos 10: Intelligence Unleashed". As taglines go, it really begs to be slapped around a bit but maybe later.

Cognos 10 is an upgrade to Cognos 8.4. No, that is...


August 4, 2010  12:16 PM

EMC picks Greenplum

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Business Intelligence, cloud, DB2, EMC, Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sybase, Teradata, VMware

At the beginning of July, EMC announced its intention to acquire data warehouse vendor Greenplum. On the 29th July that deal was completed and EMC announced that Greenplum is the foundation of the new EMC Data Computing Product Division.

This  is another step down EMC's...


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