SAP HANA in-memory analytics: What’s it all about?

Clive Margolis sums up the in-memory analytics scene: A problem facing business intelligence users is the sheer volume of data you need to crunch in order to analyse it down to useful information.  Until recently the BI team’s response to this problem would probably be to summarise more data in the data warehouse, which could ...

Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies

Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. Matt Floyd‘s insight: I came across this article while thinking about the Open Source of data management tools, like Talend (ETL). I have not heard of many ...

The future of BI in two words: Qlikview and Tableau

Ted Cuzzillo from DataDoodle shares a similar thought I’ve had for years. I haven’t reconciled it entirely either. On a recent talk with a hospital BI staff, I was asked if I can compare and contract Tableau and Qlikview. My response was that Tableau is more of a data discovery, free wheeling tool, and Qlikview ...
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