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VCs flash cash for Looker's SQL-on-steroids business intelligence tool

Business intelligence is the site of a new goldrush as the twin marketing totems of "big data" and "cloud" collide, creating a supernova of splashy cash for canny firms. So it is with little surprise that a BI startup headed by former Greenplum exec Frank Bien and Netscape technologist Lloyd Tabb has announced $16 million in …
Jack Clark, 13 Aug 2013
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Microsoft: Still using Office installed on a PC? Gosh, you squares

Microsoft has dangled fresh licences for Office 365 - its subscription-based software suite - and beefed up its data-analysis tools to woo more business customers. Opening its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas, Microsoft announced something it's called “upgrade SKUs” that will let IT bosses running on- …
Gavin Clarke, 9 Jul 2013
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We gave SQL Server 2012 one year to prove itself: What happened?

Deep dive I reviewed SQL Server 2012, codenamed Denali, just over a year back and highlighted the major improvements in Microsoft's relational database. After a year in production, was I right, or have other features proved more important in practice? I'm bound to agree with my last review, so I polled colleagues who also work with SQL …
Mark Whitehorn, 28 May 2013
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Is Financial services IT in a mess?

Tech Panel Whether it’s insurance or banking, those working in financial services keep coming in for a lot of stick. Over the years, many organisations have spent shed loads of money on IT, yet customers still complain about bad service, broken processes and the fact that nothing seems to be joined up. This brings the state of IT into …
Martha Bennett, 11 Nov 2011
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Self Service BI: Would you, should you?

Expert Clinic We asked last week for your expert views on the state of self-service business intelligence. Let us set the scene: Analysts at Gartner (and Forrester, and elsewhere) have predicted that 2011 will be the year of self service business intelligence, as users demand tools to help them access and understand company data. The users …
Lucy Sherriff, 17 Oct 2011
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Ellison brandishes 'speed of thought' Exalytics appliance

OpenWorld Larry Ellison is serious about hardware because he is serious about software. Mostly, however, he's serious about making money – which is why Ellison's OpenWorld keynote surprise in San Francisco on Sunday was a whole new machine: the Exalytics in-memory appliance. Exalytics is based on Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 M2 server, which …
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Ingres rebrands as Actian, tackles low-end BI apps

With the current brouhaha over Oracle’s commercial extensions to MySQL, you might expect the competition to be making a play for disgruntled users. Instead, Ingres – which previously pursued this strategy – has decided to re-brand itself and focus on lightweight applications. Ingres is now officially known as Actian, and it …
Iain Thomson, 23 Sep 2011
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SAP snaps up Kiwi software firm

SAP is giving its business intelligence (BI) capabilities a boost with the acquisition of Right Hemisphere, a New Zealand 3D software vendor. Right Hemisphere makes software for manufacturers to visualise business processes and SAP aims to add these technologies to core products. The software giant said the Kiwi firm will help …
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Jaspersoft open sources Big Data connectors

Jaspersoft has introduced an open source project designed to help you digest information held in Big Data web stores. The company's Native Reporting Big Data project seeks to build connectors that can natively query data in a slew of NoSQL databases and other stores. Currently, the project offers connectors for NoSQL databases …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jan 2011
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Sex offender tagging system crashes

Some 16,000 assorted sex offenders, parolees and other convicts across the US were left unmonitored for 12 hours last week, because the monitoring firm's database exceeded a 2.1 billion record threshold. The tagging system was run by BI Incorporated of Boulder, Colorado, and is called the BI Total Access Server. What should …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2010
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EMC plucks Greenplum

EMC is getting into the data warehousing / business intelligence (DW/BI) area by buying Greenplum. This takes it into direct competition with Oracle and its Exadata product line. Greenplum has about 100 customers, including the New York Stock Exchange and T-Mobile USA. And it is to be the foundation of a new data computing …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jul 2010
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Business intelligence for real

On Demand Just last Thursday we had a live broadcast from our illustrious studios that explained how business intelligence can be used to good effect in your business – given the new end-user demands everyone is facing. In the moderator's chair was The Reg’s own delightful Tim Phillips. He was joined by Martin Atherton from Freeform …
Team Register, 25 May 2010
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Red Hat mulls BI strategy as Oracle overlords close in on Java

Red Hat is looking to fill gaps in its increasingly burgeoning portfolio of software goodies by declaring it may soon get into the BI game. The company’s JBoss CTO Mark Little told journalists at a press event in London this morning that plans were afoot to develop software for that market. He would not be pushed, however, on …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Jan 2010
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IBM conjures Cognos for mid-sized types

IBM is debuting a svelte version of its Cognos business intelligence software tailored with mid-sized businesses in mind. The New Cognos Express lineup is intended to be a lower-cost BI toolkit that's simpler to use than the enterprise-level product, with a more modular approach to including new features. Cognos Express …
Austin Modine, 14 Sep 2009
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Fusion-io flush with flash success after demo

A recent test has shown that decision support queries are faster and cheaper with Fusion-io and Dell, but only up to a point. The pair produced a top three database query benchmark result against the TPC-H standard. We're used to flashy and eye-catching million IOPS demos from Fusion-io and the likes of HP and IBM, to show off …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 2009
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Jaspersoft punts 'unlimited' licenses

Open source business intelligence software maker Jaspersoft has begun pitching "unlimited use" subscriptions to new customers worldwide. Under the deal, new subscribers get one-year pass to the entire JasperSoft Professional Edition BI suite with no limits on the number of applications, users, or systems, the company said. But …
Austin Modine, 10 Jul 2009
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Business Objects pioneer embraces open source BI

The founder, former chairman and chief executive of Business Objects has turned to open source for his latest venture in business intelligence. Bernard Liautaud has joined the board of open source ETL and data integration specialist Talend following a round of $12m funding by Balderton Capital. Liautaud - a pioneer in BI who …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Jan 2009
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Clouds mass over data warehousing

Comment Suddenly the data warehousing sector seems to be hotting up. There's EMC's new competency centre and now Kognitio's in-memory data warehouse which threatens to brush server vendors aside if the idea gets adopted big time. How does that one work? The story goes like this: Cluster lots of servers together in a shared-nothing …
Chris Mellor, 11 Dec 2008

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