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Jack Philips kicked off this year’s International Institute for Analytics Chief Analytics Officer Summit emphasizing the power and pervasiveness of analytics. Analytics, he says, is a classic disruptive innovation with most companies seeing a slow start and then a sudden inflexion point to rapid adoption and growth. Now the challenge is how to scale analytics, [...]

#IBMInsight IBM Watson Analytics

After a quick catch up with the IBM Operational Decision Manager (business rules) and IBM SPSS Modeler teams to talk about their cloud and Spark enhancements respectively, it’s time for more on Watson Analytics. I last blogged about Watson Analytics last year so it will be interesting to see what’s been going on since then. [...]

Dave Laverty kicked off IBM’s big Watson Analytics announcement event in New York.  The focus today, he says, is the reinvention of the analytic experience with a degree of simplicity that puts analytic power in the hands of everyone. Bob Picciano joined him to make the key announcements. Back in January IBM announced the Watson business unit, a vertically [...]

Check out this article – Business leaders need Rs not Vs: The 5 Rs of Big Data. I met Merritt,the author, at the TDWI Solution Summit on Advanced Analytics this spring. In the post, and in his subsequent work, he makes some great points. I really like his 5Rs and think they illustrate the power of [...]

First Look: i4C Analytics

i4C Analytics is focused on delivering advanced analytic applications for specific industries and business decisions. These packaged analytic applications apply predictive analytics in real-time in a highly automated environment. The applications use automated analytic model creation as well as allowing data scientists and predictive analytic professionals to integrate their own models to solve the business problems [...]

Someone pointed out an old post of mine recently and, as they said it was particularly useful to them, I thought I would re-post it: Scott Cleveland had an interesting post this week on the single greatest benefit of BPM that included the information that 17% thought it was “Change business rules and processes without impacting underlying [...]

First Look: Informatica CEP

I got caught up with Informatica recently, checking in with them on their Complex Event Processing (CEP) technologies. They have recently been talking about decision management, especially in healthcare where their new Informatica Proactive Healthcare Decision Management solution is based on their CEP engine. Like me Informatica see a historical, summarization focus in business intelligence [...]

UPDATE: I wrote this review back in March but as part of the series on Marketing Decision Management I am writing about products such as the Portrait Suite so I have added it into the series. I got briefed by the Portrait folks back when they first became part of Pitney Bowes Software but it [...]

SAS Data Management #sassb

Keith transitioned into talking about Data Management. He begun by pointing out that better business decisions rely on data – you need data in the right place, at the right time, in the right form to the right people (or, I would add, systems). As companies by more SaaS packages to run their business, this [...]

Pervasive is best known for its data integration products but has recently been developing and releasing a series of products focused on analytics. RushAnalyzer is a combination of the KNIME data mining workbench (reviewed here) and Pervasive DataRush, a platform for parallelization and automatic scaling of data manipulation and analysis (reviewed here). In the combined [...]

Jim Harris of the OCDQ Blog (Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality) interviewed me for his OCDQ radio show recently and the podcast is now live – check it out on his blog. In the interview Jim and I discuss the whys and wherefores of Decision Management, the four principles of Decision Management Systems and the three legged [...]

First Look – Talend

Talend has been around for about 6 years and the original focus was on “democratizing” data integration – making it cheaper, easier, quicker and less maintenance-heavy. They originally wanted to build an open source alternative for data integration. In particular they wanted to make sure that there was a product that worked for smaller companies [...]

First Look – IBM InfoSphere

I got an update on IBM InfoSphere recently. InfoSphere handles information integration, master data management, lifecycle management, privacy and security, warehousing, big data (as described here in a previous post on IBM’s Big Data platform). Independent integration is the challenge that IBM sees as being at the heart of data and information management. They define [...]

I recently got a briefing from Information Builders, an independent business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information integration/management (EIM) vendor founded in 1975. They sell their BI and EIM solutions separately, though they are increasingly selling these solutions together. They have 1,350 employees and 12,000 customer sites as well as a strong OEM portfolio. They find [...]

I am attending the SAS analyst day this week – SAS Inside Intelligence. Jim Goodnight kicked off the SAS analyst event. Numbers look good for a tough economy – 5.2% worldwide growth in US Dollars or 6.7% without currency fluctuation. Latin America, Canada and Asia Pacific were all very strong but regions were good across [...]

An Update – SAP BI and EIM 4.0

It’s been a while since a major release of BusinessObjects/SAP BI so 4.0 is a big deal – over a million person hours invested. SAP’s overall focus is to help companies “run smarter” and obviously the work on BI 4.0 has to be part of this overall environment – how do analytics help companies run [...]

Gleanster and its BI research

I was recently sent a copy of a Gleanster report. Gleanster for those who have not heard of it is a new company (founded by an old colleague of mine, Jeff Zabin, and others) that delivers free research. It is not clear what its business model, exactly, but for readers of the blog it represents [...]

Integration Roadmap #inext2010

The key goals or areas of focus for Pervasive in developing its roadmap are: Connectivity Verticals Cloud Data Quality/MDM Internationalization Management and Administration Performance and scalability … and partnerships to fill in any gaps So, product by product, here are the things I thought were interesting The Connectivity roadmap includes a focus on not just [...]

Mike Hoskins, Pervasive’s CTO, opened the conference talking about Pervasive Data Innovation. Mike sees a wave of integration innovation coming in the next few year. Pervasive, if you don’t know them, is a 28 year old company with 250 employees and thousands of customers and is particularly strong with partners and ISVs. 39 consecutive profitable [...]

Right Time Business Optimization

Syndicated from Smart Data Collective Mike Ferguson presented on Right Time Business Optimization using on-demand and event-driven analytics at the Teradata Partners conference. Business optimization, Mike says, is about continuously knowing what is the best action to take and when to take it in every business process to dynamically keep a business running optimally while [...]