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April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...

April 11, 2011  5:40 PM

A quick look inside the Teradata Active EDW 6680

imurphy Profile: imurphy
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  4:52 PM

Teradata launches Active EDW 6680 hybrid storage solution

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Data warehouse, DBA, HDD, IN MEMORY, optimisation, SSD, Teradata

At the Teradata Universe in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer unveiled Teradata's latest flagship product the Active EDW 6680. With support for SSD and SAS drives along with just under 1TB of RAM, the Active EDW 6680 is described by Gnau as being Teradata's answer to the need for...


January 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Ingres and JasperSoft take on the big BI and database players

imurphy Profile: imurphy
benchmark, BI, IBM, Ingres, JasperSoft, Microsoft, multi-tenant, Oracle, SaaS, Sybase, TPC-H, VectorWise

Ingres and JasperSoft, two of the heavyweights of the Open Source community, have announced today that they have certified the latest release of each others software on their platforms. As part of this announcement, they are claiming that JasperSoft's BI Suite on Ingres VectorWise analytic...


January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

imurphy Profile: imurphy
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...


August 24, 2010  10:01 AM

Microsoft DBA tools support still failing

imurphy Profile: imurphy
DBA, Management, Microsoft, Quest Software, SQL Server

A week ago I received from Microsoft notification of a web seminar on Managing SharePoint Databases in SQL Server. Nothing outstanding about that, they do lots of these things every day. What did get my attention, however, was description of the webinar.

 

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August 16, 2010  5:15 PM

DBAs need to take control of Wikis

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Apple, Collaboration, DBA, Lotus Domino, wiki

Delivering cost-effective and maintainable content is not easy. Companies have spent literally hundreds of millions of pounds worldwide on websites, content management systems (CMS), hosting sites and bandwidth. Despite this, many companies freely admit...


August 4, 2010  12:16 PM

EMC picks Greenplum

imurphy Profile: imurphy
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...


July 16, 2010  12:32 PM

IBM assimilates the competition

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Databases, DeveloperWorks, IBM, Microsoft, Migration, Oracle, Porting, Sybase

Porting a database from one vendors offering to another has always been difficult. To try and ease the pain vendors have product porting guides, third party tools companies have products that will take your schemas and stored procedures and recreate them for the new target database and software...


July 8, 2010  6:44 PM

SAP and Sybase – who gains?

imurphy Profile: imurphy
SAP, Sybase

When SAP announced its intention to acquire Sybase in May 2010, it immediately raised a number of questions. Seven weeks on and neither side seems particularly interested in publicly talking about the rationale behind this acquisition.

At first glance, this appears to be a smart move by...


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