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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 [...]

IBM IMPACT Day 2 Keynotes

Johan Gerber of MasterCard kicked things off on day 2. MasterCard does not actually issue the cards with their logo on, they are a technology company that provides a network to link consumers, 32,000,000 businesses and 22,000 card issuers. The network is very high performance, handling 100 pieces of information and processing each transaction in [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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" [...]

Mike replied to my post about his question on enterprise metadata. He, like me, prefers David Marco's definition of metadata as "all physical data and knowledge from inside and outside an organization, including information about the physical data, technical and business processes, rules and constraints of the data, and structures of the data used by [...]

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 [...]