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I am giving a webinar with Talend on February 7th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on holistic integration – the combination of data management, application integration and business process management for best in class integration. You can register for the webinar here.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Update – Software AG

I got an update from Software AG after they announced webMethods 8.2 and ARIS 7.2.These two releases are the end result of work since Software AG acquired both companies. The releases contain features specific to both products based on their long standing roadmaps but Software AG also invested in improved integration of the two products. [...]

How to transform your marketing with analytics Companies need to develop a loyal customer base and market effectively to them. But customers increasingly shop in multiple channels and formats, and have more choices than ever before. Your company can leverage the power of analytics to overcome these challenges. You can develop the capability to target [...]

I want to share with you the collective wisdom of over 50 companies that have transformed their business using analytics. These companies tackled core business issues like customer retention, marketing, patient care, student achievement, and customer centricity in industries as varied as Retail, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Education, Government, Insurance and Banking. Tomorrow I will kick off [...]

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 [...]

A client of mine – Fiserv in Norcross GA – is looking a Decision Management Architect. This individual will be required to: Partner with Fiserv Business Units and 3rd parties/partners to lead and facilitate the definition of a robust & scalable technical architecture foundation for the solution that would meet business requirements and vision of [...]

The folks at IDC (Dan Vesset, Maureen Fleming, Steve Hendrick, Henry Morris and others) have just released Worldwide Decision Management Software 2010–2014 Forecast: A Fast-Growing Opportunity to Drive the Intelligent Economy – the first ever market sizing for “Decision Management”. This is exciting – it’s great to have a leading research organization like IDC pull [...]

Integration horizons #inext2010

Mike Hoskins came on to wrap up the event after handing out some awards. His focus was on integration horizons, of which he identified three: Integration Management This has not historically been a focus for Pervasive – they have been focused on the engines and technical details. The new stack, version 10, has clearly been [...]

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 talked about event capture and analytics, or the transition from data acquisition to meaningful knowledge – how to build data pipelines from client data to meaningful insight at a Business Service Provider (BSP or SaaS data processor).  BSPs have an interesting challenge  – they provide a service in the cloud but they have [...]

Jim Falgout of Pervasive DataRush presented on best practices for custom big data applications. I have spoken to Jim before, when I reviewed DataRush.  Jim sees the big data challenges as being driven by both complexity (high performance computing problems like fluid dynamics, climate modeling) and data size (internet scale data for web indexing and [...]

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 [...]

First Look – Cloudera

I got my first chance to catch up with the folks at Cloudera recently. Founded in 2008 Cloudera has nothing really to do with “cloud” and focuses instead on “big data” – helping organizations capture, integrate and analyze new sources of detailed business data. Cloudera like to describe themselves as the RedHat for Hadoop – [...]

SAS today announced SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler today. Some time ago I got a pre-release look at this most interesting product. Today SAS sees quantitative modelers working on developing and validating models in conjunction with database architects to manage data preparation tasks. Like me they also find that business analysts work on the application of [...]

First Look – DataInfoCom

I caught up with DataInfoCom recently – a research-oriented software company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Their focus is on what they call Predictive Decision Management. Their software product, OSMOSYS, delivers predictive decisioning over the Internet – Decisions as a Service or DaaS as I call it. Their customers include a couple of well known, Fortune [...]

I have blogged about Pervasive DataRush before and I got a quick update this week. Pervasive often talks about helping companies with “big data” issues and they see this as one dimension of difficulty – with the complexity of processing being done being the other dimension. So some folks, for instance, handle big data but [...]

Julie Hunt (@juliebhunt) wrote a piece recently on Custom Code or Data Integration software tools in which she made some great points about the excessive use of custom code when integrating data. Two things I would like to add: One of the drivers for custom code is that the integration of data requires a complex [...]