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First Look: Reltio Cloud

Reltio Cloud is a modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS) company focused on delivering data-driven applications, founded in 2011 by folks from Siperian which was acquired by Informatica. Unlike most data integration and MDM platforms, which are IT-focused, Reltio’s mission to make it possible for business and IT teams in enterprises to “Be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Modern Analytics was founded in 2001 by a team that originally met building analytical capabilities for a major European bank. They wanted to see if they could make it easier to deliver the kind of analytic infrastructure they had developed for the bank. Since then, they have worked in many industries and have developed this [...]

I was presenting this week to a company that asked what trends I saw in business rules. I had my ow thoughts but I also reached out to some other experience business rules implementers. Here's what we came up with: A broader context for business rules Business rules are increasingly adopted as part of a [...]

IBM today released a new report on the progress companies are making adopting business analytics and optimization. The paper is called "Smarter decisions for optimized performance" (love it) and focuses on how companies are using analytics and optimization to "breakaway" – a sports analogy such as where a cyclist breaks away from the pack not [...]

The folks from Cordys presented their view of the new business operations platform. Current systems development is in the context of four key game-changing trends: Consumerization Not just technology but can deliver business processes as services using the Internet Commoditization Virtualization Not just of hardware but of processes and teams Globalization In this environment, processes [...]

I got a briefing last week from IBM as part of my researching of the IBM/ILOG acquisition (I blogged about this here). Back when I was at IMPACT it became clear that IBM was getting focused on events, rules and policies - they talked about Points of Agility, points in a business where variability is [...]

Last up for me today were some folks from IBM on IBM Metadata Strategy - An Information Management Perspective. IBM's focus is Information on Demand - getting information about of the data management layer and into an integration layer from which it can be delivered as business intelligence and performance management. I, of course, would [...]

Darren from ASG presented next on Metadata enabled Business/IT Integration. Business metadata can be contained in all sorts of things like data models, XML and database schemas, process definitions, ERP/CRM etc. Not clear who created what or which ones are "right" and things like mergers and acquisitions may create new problems. There is no "right" [...]

Stephen Brobst of Teradata was next with A Reference Architecture for Integrating an Active Data Warehouse into the Real-Time Enterprise. He started with a great quote from a Gartner analyst: No such thing as a business surprise - there is always a warning in advance but were you listening - did you collect data about [...]

Next up was a session from some folks at ASG talking about business metadata. They started by discussing the metadata audience and how it is changing as the syntactic and semantic richness of metadata increases. Initially there was a focus on consistent definitions for, say, COBOL copy books. Gradually expanded out to DBAs, Data Architects [...]

Neil and I are attending the DAMA conference this week and I will be blogging from some sessions. First one (after a fairly long set of announcements) is the Tuesday morning keynote, Michael Blechar of Gartner on The Yin & Yang of Process and Data: Which Will Be King of the Next Generation of Applications? [...]

Mike Kavis, a blogger on ITToolbox and Chief Architect, sent me an interesting question about enterprise metadata He says "My company has huge amounts of historical data. We load 500M new rows a day and keep data for 116 weeks. I am trying to move this company away from being report writers to being enablers [...]