Stephen Swoyer kicks off this issue with a review of recent major BI developments. "The Calm After the Storm" examines this calm but eventful year, discussing the newfound legitimacy of the data warehousing appliance segment and new and ambitious analytic offerings. Swoyer refers to 2008 as "blessedly tumult-free" and notes it was a year "in which several long-simmering trends seemed to coalesce and boil over."
Stephen Swoyer kicks off this issue with a review of recent major BI developments. “The Year of Living Dangerously” takes a look back at this year of upheaval, discussing gobbled-up BI and performance management pure-play vendors. He observes that 2007 was “the year in which the large, independent, publicly traded, best-of-breed BI and PM player all but ceased to exist (with a few exceptions).”
Stephen Swoyer kicks off this issue with a review of recent major BI developments. “Best in Show: 2006 in Review” takes a look back at this “year of disruption,” discussing software as a service, mainstream BI suites, and the metamorphosis of data warehousing. And he asks: Are we finally starting to see BI for the masses?
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