In Today's Edition
IBM to Acquire Netezza in Analytic Database
IBM's $1.7 billion acquisition of Netezza is the second major DW-
related acquisition this year, following EMC's purchase of analytic
database specialist Greenplum this summer. Netezza effectively
inaugurated the DW appliance segment. Other players came first, but
it took Netezza to invent the category.
Q&A on Emerging Tech: Analyzing the Voice of Your
Making the most of the 80 percent of data stored as text is the
job of this increasingly popular technology. [more]
Pervasive Analytics: Are You Being
Industry veteran Michael Corcoran makes a provocative claim:
users are champing at the bit for more analytic responsibility. Many
already cheerfully interact in analytic paradigms, via blogging,
tweeting, or participation in online forums. In these contexts,
claims are tested, insights gained, and decisions made. Users are
starting to demand a a similar analytic experience in their jobs,
and smart companies will position themselves to meet this
Survey Reveals What's Driving SaaS BI
A new report explores which BI professionals are drawn to the
technology and the self-service benefits it can provide. [more]
PowerPivot's Role in Enterprise BI
How PowerPivot can be incorporated into your enterprise BI
BI/Analytics Jobs Survey Needs Your Input
A new survey designed to enlighten academics about the current
state of the BI and analytics job market (so they can best prepare
students to enter the workforce) needs your input. The survey,
about hiring university students with BI and analytics skills, can
be found at http://info.101com.com/default.aspx?id=77537.
full report will be sent to all participants.
TDWI Webinar: Trusted Data for BI: Integrating Data
Giving business and technical users data that they trust is
key to good business intelligence (BI). If users don't have
confidence in the data of a data warehouse and other BI data stores,
they may argue over the data's accuracy, refuse to use the reports
and analyses fed from the data, or build their own data stores.
To learn more or to sign up, please click here.
Upcoming Webinars of Interest