Partnering companies have long exchanged data associated with supply chains and financial routing networks, and more recently with online trade exchanges, e-commerce, and business process outsourcing. Many large companies sync data across business units in a similar fashion. Applications for business-to-business (B2B) data exchange have been around for years, and many have been modernized by interoperating with platforms for enterprise application integration (EAI) and business process management (BPM). And they have begun incorporating the tools and techniques of data integration (DI). That’s so the applications can cope with the numerous data standards that are common in B2B data exchange, plus versions and variants of these. DI also gives B2B data exchange the BI, data quality, stewardship, and remediation functions it has lacked. When DI is used in this context, it’s called B2B data integration.
Sponsored By Informatica Corporation
New technologies often change the rules of the game, making it possible for BI teams to address business needs in new and creative ways. BI teams that understand how to harness the power of the cloud, open source, virtualization, and high-performance analytical databases can create new opportunities to serve the business while saving money and time. For example, the combination of these technologies will enable organizations to spawn analytical sandboxes on demand to help business people optimize their response to sudden market changes, such as a new competitor, wholesale shifts in pricing, natural disasters, and economic freefalls. They can also be used to offload expensive processing from overburdened data warehouses and avoid costly upgrades, or prototype new proof-of-concept BI applications without having to purchase and implement new data center infrastructures. This Webinar will provide an overview of these new data center technologies and describe how BI teams can exploit them for business advantage.
Sponsored By Jaspersoft, Vertica
According to TDWI Research, roughly half of user organizations have deployed or are currently deploying a program for data governance (DG). Almost all of these are relatively new, having originated in the last three years. But they are maturing fast, due to the success of DG. Best practices for starting a DG program are now well known, but how to sustain DG and expand it to enterprise scope is a different matter. To help user organizations, this Webinar explains the four imperatives of data governance, and how a focus on them assures sustainability as your DG program grows over time.
Sponsored By DataFlux
The amount of operational and transactional data needing to be integrated and synchronized across enterprise applications continues to grow, resulting in stronger requirements for data synchronization tools and techniques. Data synchronization – or simply ‘data sync’ – is the process of making multiple data sources agree in terms of content (data values) and often structure (data models or schema). This TDWI Webinar follows a new TDWI Checklist report on Data Synchronization authored by Philip Russom, showcasing many of its valuable capabilities and popular use cases across the enterprise.
Sponsored By GoldenGate Software
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues to gain adoption in the BI marketplace, thanks in large part to the speed with which it delivers ROI. Whether upgrading from a complex collection of spreadsheets or augmenting an existing BI deployment, those considering SaaS BI will do well to understand its pros and cons. This Webinar will dispel some of the misconceptions about SaaS and present a framework to help explain how and where its strengths and weaknesses come into play.
Sponsored By PivotLink
The current economic downturn has a lot of IT people and their business sponsors taking another look at open source software tools. On the one hand, the extreme low cost of open source software gets everyone’s attention, especially in organizations whose IT budgets are frozen or cut. On the other hand, open source has a number of compelling benefits, like low risk, the option to try before buying, creative financing, minimal footprint in deployment, a community of peer developers to collaborate with, and technical support from vendors.LINUX has led the way, proving that open source software can ably handle enterprise requirements for scalability, reliability, and rich feature functionality. More recently, other categories of open source software have risen to the enterprise challenge, namely open source database management systems (DBMSs), data integration (DI) tools, and business intelligence (BI) tools. This Webinar spells out the economic and technical reasons why your organization should take another look at open source DBMS and DI products, as well as use cases in which these tools are increasingly applied with success.
Sponsored By Infobright, Pentaho
Many users are interested in data warehouse appliances (DWAs), because of their low cost, ease of deployment, and perky query performance. But users are not sure what the best uses of DWAs are or whether they are mature enough to adopt. After all, the DWA – as a new type of data warehouse platform – is still evolving, and therefore is difficult to track. This Webinar is an update on the state of the art in DWAs, to help users understand the best uses, evolutionary direction, leading products, and maturity of DWAs.
Sponsored By Teradata Aster
What are Business Intelligence strategies and solutions that may help companies not just survive, but thrive during the economic downturn? The current climate has caused a crisis of confidence for all areas of the business – but smart companies and teams are taking their opportunities to gain a new competitive advantage in customer retention and service, maximize revenue opportunities, and reduce risk exposure.
Sponsored By GoldenGate Software