Author: Jorge Garcia


Data Visualization: When Data Speaks Business

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 25 2014
For many organizations, data visualization is a practice that involves not only specific tools but also key techniques, procedures, and rules. The objective is to ensure the best use of existing tools for extending discovery, gaining knowledge, and improving the decision-making process at all organizational levels. This report considers the important effects of having good data visualization practices and analyzes some of the features, functions, and advantages of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence... Read More

Data Warehousing in the Big Data Era: Are You BIReady?

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 12 2014
Netherlands-based BIReady automates the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining a data warehousing solution, allowing the optimization of all necessary BI and analytics tasks. Read this TEC product note from TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge Garcia to learn more about how BIReady is meeting its goal of helping companies become "BI ready." Read More

SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies

At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP terms means to “run simple,” and second, maybe derived from the first idea, to embrace the cloud even more. As ironically as it sounds for the German company, at times accused of doing precisely the opposite with the offering of systems too complex in many aspects, the simplification movement makes sense and accommodates what the industry certainly... Read More

A Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise

In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Aiming to help users with their BI software selection efforts, this research series explores... Read More

Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT

For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT industry in general. Read More

Logi Analytics Infuses Logi Info into eClinical Insights

The infusion of Logi Info from Logi Analytics into the core analytics capabilities of eClinical Insights has the potential to advance clinical trial research. Find out how in Jorge García's blog post. Read More

The Teradata Database and the Intelligent Expansion of the Data Warehouse

In 2002 Teradata launched the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse, becoming a key player in the data warehouse and business intelligence scene, a role that Teradata has maintained until now. Teradata mixes rigorous business and technical discipline with well-thought-out innovation in order to enable organizations to expand their analytical platforms and evolve their data initiatives. In this report TEC Senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia looks at the Teradata Data Warehouse in detail, including... Read More

Jitterbit: Integration in Harmony

California-based provider of cloud-based application and data integration solutions Jitterbit has taken its strategy to offer a platform better adapted to the new requirements of integration at many layers a step further with the release of its integration offering, the Harmony Integration Cloud Platform.  Read More

TIBCO Is on Spotfire with Its New Version 6.5, and Buys Jaspersoft Too

TIBCO, a significant contender in the provision of event-driven and data management solutions, started its year off highly inspired and energetic, and did not hesitate to make moves that clearly look to reposition the company so that it’s in line to compete with other powerhouses, specifically in the areas of managing and analyzing big data. Read More

MicroStrategy Goes PRIME

It is fair to say that Microstrategy is, aside from being one of the most important providers of business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions on the market, a company that can take risks, and most importantly, succeed. So when this longtime and widely recognized BI provider calls out for a new technology offering, it makes perfect sense to listen to what the company has to say.  Read More
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