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ad-hoc query

I have recently completed some research on the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available today. These capabilities range from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data discovery capabilities as well as data mining and advanced analytics. These capabilities are often presented as part of a maturity curve, where [...]

Oracle’s BI Strategy

Tobin Gilman of Oracle presented on Oracle’s BI Strategy. Oracle views Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence as coming together over time and has a single strategy. They see ERP and CRM as having enabling operational efficiencies by driving a process-centric view across silos. Clearly BPM has completed this transition. Yet management processes – reporting, [...]

First Look – i-luminate

Neil and I caught up with Joe Foley, Chief Architect and Kirsten Chapman, VP Global Marketing and Alliances from i-lluminate this week. illuminate (www.i-lluminate.com) is a Spanish company that has recently begun to expand in the US. illuminate is trying to tackle what it sees as the unsolved performance problem of ad-hoc analysis in companies [...]