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Next Generation BI: Advancing the State of the Art in an Affordable and Manageable Way

Webinar Abstract
We’re blessed in the fields of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW), in that new technologies and best practices continue to emerge, thereby advancing the state of the art. According to a recent report from TDWI Research, a long list of innovations have arrived recently, and many user organizations are considering how to incorporate these into their next generation of BI solutions and DW platforms. One of the challenges these organizations face is how to adopt technologies and practices that are new to them, while managing the complexity of these and keeping the cost down during the current recession.

This Webinar examines some of the newer BI/DW innovations—like columnar analytic databases, in-memory analytic BI, and BI/DW appliances—and how these may be implemented in an affordable and manageable way using open source software tools, which are an emerging standard for lowering the total cost of ownership.

You will learn:

  • What innovative technologies and best practices have emerged in recent years Which new options are being adopted most—and why
  • Trends and drivers for the adoption of open source in general, as well as in BI and DW applications.
  • Benefits of open source for BI and DW, including low cost, low risk, speed to use, flexible deployment configurations, and collaborative developer community.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

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