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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...

March 24, 2011  4:09 PM

Safe Harbour fails to answer overseas cloud security concerns

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", Google, Google Apps, IBM, Safe Harbor, safe-harbour

In the past week I've met IBM and Google and asked them about cloud security.  Sure, data is mirrored, replicated and always available...

No my question concerns data jurisdiction and the ability for governments to subpoena hosting and cloud providers to provide law and...


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 18, 2011  9:06 AM

IBM and London South Bank University use BI to track performance

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, Faculty, Finance, HR, IBM, LBSU, students

At a time when the debate over students fees is raging - literally - London South Bank University (LBSU)has announced that it has deployed a BI system from IBM to understand how the University and students are performing. According to Mike Cobham, Corporate Information Systems Manager at LBSU,...


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...


January 3, 2011  1:51 PM

IBM unleashes Cognos and then uploads it into the Cloud

imurphy Profile: imurphy
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

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 27, 2010  11:08 AM

IBM responds to EU mainframe investigation

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anti-trust, EU, IBM, Mainframe, zEnterprise

IBM has issued a statement following the extension of the EU competitions authority investigation into its mainframe business.

 

Here...


July 16, 2010  12:32 PM

IBM assimilates the competition

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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...


June 30, 2010  10:26 AM

IBM believes in commoditised HPC for BI

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BI, IBM

BI needs power. Lots of power. Before multi-core processors and desktop BI arrived, companies doing serious BI either used mainframes, mini-computers or small High Performance Computing (HPC) setups. The cost was not just the hardware, software vendors priced for the hardware configuration...


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