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2015 Trends in Business Intelligence: Self Service

2015 business intelligence

by Jelani Harper The transformation of Business Intelligence (BI) from an IT-centric, centralized process to a self-service, decentralized process is clear: According to Gartner, “By 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis” (Parenteau et al, 2014). Forrester’s top prediction for BI is, “Managed…

Cambridge Semantics Launches ‘Anzo Smart Data Integration’

Extract,  Transform, and Load (ETL) and the business problem ETL solves — Data Integration — are complex to say the least. As the team at Cambridge Semantics points out: Data integration and data on-boarding are time-consuming, manual, costly & error-prone processes. Complex integrations require developing a large number of point-to-point source-target mappings. Each mapping must…

Keep On Keeping On

“There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things…. Whenever his enemies have the ability to attack the innovator, they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly, so that the innovator and his…

ETL & MDM

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson recently wrote that ETL, though it rarely makes headlines, is still a central component of data integration. She explains, “There aren’t a lot of vendors boasting of their ETL tools these days. Extract, transform and load seems so … well, basic, in this age of Big Data, cloud and virtualization.…

Two Kinds of Big Data

With all the hullabaloo around Big Data, I’ve been a little surprised that there hasn’t been more talk about how to consume the vast petabytes that people are talking about…until I realized that there are really two Big Data problems out there! Roughly speaking, the two primary ways in which data scales is by adding…

Time for Semantic ETL?

What’s the link between the trends of more and more objects and even commercial transactions on the web being described in a machine-readable, semantic format and the endless streaming of all that data? Revenue-funded startup First Retail, whose principals Anne Jude Hunt and Simon G. Handley will be speaking at the upcoming Semantic Technology Conference…