Author: Jorge Garcia


Actian and Pervasive Software: Big Merge for Big Data?

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 1 2013
Actian Corporation, creator of the analytic database Vectorwise, and Pervasive Software, a provider of data management, integration, and analysis software, have entered into a final agreement in which Actian will acquire all of Pervasive shares. In a deal valued at $161.9 million (USD), Actian will acquire Pervasive’s ability to deal with the management of data in its many forms and Read More

RIM Finally Launches BlackBerry 10, and Changes Its Name

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: January 30 2013
At long last, Research in Motion (RIM) on January 30 launched its new mobile platform, BlackBerry 10, kicking off a series of events around the globe. The company is also changing its name to BlackBerry. With this move, RIM (now BlackBerry) is taking advantage of its legendary brand. The new BlackBerry 10 will be available on two new smartphone models: the BlackBerry Z10, a full Read More

Space-Time Insight Releases Version 4.0 of Situational Intelligence Suite

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: January 30 2013
If you think you know it all about business intelligence (BI) and analytics, think twice, because Situational Intelligence is here. This week, during DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego, California, Space-Time Insight, a provider of innovative intelligence offerings, announced the latest release (4.0) of its product suite. After listening to its global customer base, Space-Time Insight is Read More

Innovation Driver and BI Vendor QlikTech’s QlikView Is Now a TEC Certified BI Solution

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 20 2012
We are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. In just a matter of a few weeks I’ll be providing the full certification report, which will be available on the TEC Read More

The New Business Analytics (Analytics for Every Need, to Answer Every Question)

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 30 2012
One of the main functions—perhaps the most important one—of a business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) application has always been to process data and transform it into actual information, by taking the “right” data, performing the “right” analysis, and showing meaningful results. But in some organizations this BA functionality has not been completely realized. Why Read More

Amazon Debuts Redshift, a Petabyte-scale Data Warehouse in the Cloud

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 30 2012
Amazon is pulling out all the stops in its bid to get ahead in the highly competitive data warehouse market by announcing the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, Amazon´s new data warehouse offering. Redshift is a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon customers will be able to deploy their data warehouse solutions and analyze large amounts of information by Read More

Intellicus Is Now a TEC Certified Business Intelligence Solution

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 29 2012
We are pleased to announce that the Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform is now available for online evaluation in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center, joining the ranks of other TEC Certified systems providing BI functionality. In a few weeks I’ll be providing a complete report on the TEC Web site to go over Intellicus’ features Read More

Tableau Now with Connector to SAP HANA

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 27 2012
Tableau's has just released its new connector for SAP's promising new platform: SAP HANA. Unveiled during SAP's SAPPHIRE-TechEd  in Madrid, the connector will be able to explore information stored in the SAP HANA database and bring it to life with Tableau's appealing and innovative visualizations. The connector is available for version 7.0.9, and it can connect to SAP HANA via ODBC Read More

SAP and VMWare Expand Collaboration to Bring Support for vSphere in HANA

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 20 2012
SAP and VMWare will now offer another deployment architecture for SAP HANA. During the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, SAP announced the upcoming availability of SAP HANA on VMWare vSphere 5.1 for testing and development. SAP's customers will have the ability to provide instances of SAP HANA in virtual machines faster, use advanced datacenter capabilities of VMware vSphere such as Dynamic Read More

SAP Releases HANA SPS5

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  • Published: November 20 2012
During SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, the recent support pack for HANA was released (SPS5), providing additional capabilities to HANA's functionality set. Along with enhancements for mission-critical applications, SAP has worked on HANA's architecture to collapse the different layers of the platform—data and application, so that both reside within an in-memory-based architecture. Read More
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