Author: Jorge Garcia


TEC 2014 Mobile BI Buyer's Guide

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 20 2013
Once considered a nice-to-have, mobility is now standard in most business intelligence (BI) applications. Most traditional BI and analytics software providers have a complementary mobile offering, and new software offerings are emerging that provide BI functions solely for mobile platforms. This buyer’s guide surveys the mobile BI landscape and describes some of the more important solutions in this space. This guide will help you understand the various types of software offerings on the market,... Read More

Tableau Software 8.1 Is Now a TEC Certified Business Intelligence Application

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: October 23 2013
The Seattle-based company and innovation driver Tableau has become part of TEC’s certified vendor community by recently achieving certification in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. So I am pleased to announce that via its Tableau Server and Desktop product, Tableau is now part of TEC’s certified BI applications family of products. Read More

Teradata Debuts Data Warehouse Appliance: In-memory Tech Ready for High-performance Analytics

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  • Published: October 23 2013
During the Teradata Partners User Group Conference, the data warehouse and analytics company launched Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2750, which integrates the enterprise data warehouse application with in-memory technology, especially designed for processing advanced analytics. Teradata’s new appliance incorporates the company’s latest “intelligent” in-memory technology as well as the most Read More

Teradata to Include MicroStrategy’s Analytics within Its Data Warehouse as a Service

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: October 23 2013
Teradata, a leading provider of data warehousing and big data solutions, announced that its new data-warehouse-as-a-service (DWaaS) offering includes MicroStrategy’s Analytics Platform, expanding Teradata’s services to the field of analytics. This important extension will enable Teradata customers to complete their business intelligence (BI) infrastructure, by having BI and analytics services on Read More

Teradata Broadens Its Cloud Product Portfolio

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: October 23 2013
Teradata, one of the giants in the data warehouse and analytics spaces, during its Partners User Group Conference in Dallas, TX, announced additions to its Teradata cloud platform. It will now include capabilities for delivering market data insights and analytics through the cloud, integrating solutions for marketing operations, campaign management, and digital management. The Read More

IBM SPSS-Making the World Smarter with Predictive Analytics

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: October 8 2013
I recently had the opportunity to speak with IBM and take a closer look at the vendor’s SPSS product portfolio, some if its main functions and features, and how it fits within IBM’s overall analytics strategy. Here’s a sneak peek into SPSS and IBM’s analytics strategy. SPSS Part of IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative In recent years, particularly with the acquisitions of important analytics Read More

KXEN, An Important New Asset in the Evolution of SAP Analytics

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  • Published: September 30 2013
A couple of weeks ago when I was on briefed on KXEN, the predictive analytics technology provider, I was completely unaware of the deal that was being struck behind the scenes between KXEN and the German software giant SAP, which culminated in KXEN’s acquisition by SAP. The more I think about it, the more this seems to me to be another impactful acquisition by SAP, with KXEN serving as a key Read More

Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean

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  • Published: September 3 2013
Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in mobility that is quite interesting to look at is wholesale and distribution—not just because of how much this market represents in monetary size but also because of the potential benefits mobility brings to an industry which heavily relies on Read More

Vitria OI 4: Data for Today and for the Future

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 27 2013
Vitria is a long-time player in the provisioning of software solutions for analyzing information in real time. Founded in 1994 by two entrepreneurs—Drs. JoMei Chang and Dale Skeen, Vitria’s current chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technology officer (CTO), respectively, Vitria has evolved its operational intelligence and business process management (BPM) applications into mature and stable Read More

What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?

{democracy:89} I won’t define big data here, but it’s clear for all the IT community to see that big data is the latest “big thing.” Just Google or Bing the term “big data” and you’ll get an idea of the amount of information and resources available (about 1,460,000,000 and 67,000,000 hits, respectively). But in our continuous research and talks with both software vendors and customers, we Read More
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