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BI Analysis in a Nutshell: Lyzasoft
In my previous post, Give BI to the Masses, I wrote about the strategies that have been implemented in some companies to empower more and more users to use

etl freeware  extract, transform, and load (ETL) routines and report tools are incorporated under the same interface and smoothly integrated. Secondly, Lyza makes it very simple to connect to multiple sources, and creates transformation workflows in a very short period of time. It can then access the source directly and simply grab the table or file to be included. Data will be imported into the application, and incorporated from database tables and other sources with a single click (surprisingly, the loading times wer

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Computer Associates Splashes Into the Data Warehousing Market with Platinum Technology Acquisition


Computer Associates DecisionBase is an Extract/Transform/Load tool designed to help in the population and maintenance of data warehouses. First released in March of 1998, the product is geared towards large implementations with the need for metadata management. The current release is 1.9, which is the fourth release of the product.

etl freeware  customers. The market for ETL tools is expected to grow from $327 million dollars in 1996 to $620 million dollars by 2001, an increase of almost 90%. The number of vendors in the ETL market in the mid-1990's was small, comprised of basically four companies (Prism, Carleton, Evolutionary Technologies, Trinzic) plus some modest offerings from IBM. In the past four years, the space has become very crowded, with over fifty vendors competing in various market niches (e.g. specializing in access to VSAM Read More

Rosslyn Analytics Launches Automated Data Extraction and Analytical App for SAP Customers


Rosslyn Analytics recently launched RAPid Spend Analysis – Professional, the cloud-based tool for decision-makers and knowledge workers at organizations running SAP to automatically extract, classify, and share business intelligence (BI) on-demand. SAP customers can use Rosslyn’s RAPid cloud enterprise data enrichment to perform advanced data analysis using pre-built dashboards and reports

etl freeware  traditional extract, transform, load (ETL) tools and processes are already huge money-makers. All of Rosslyn clients that are SAP customers reportedly use the app. For Rosslyn, this app is just the beginning of the journey. The important thing is for clients to get their data into the RAPid platform where the real magic takes place–better information to support smarter decisions and collaborative sharing of dashboards, charts, reports, etc. Related Blog Posts Why don’t the Potential Benefits of Read More

Sagent Technology Reports Strong Growth


Business Wire - October 21, 1999 - Sagent Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGNT) announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 1999. Revenue for the quarter increased 117% to $10.0 million, from $4.6 million in the third quarter of 1998. Net losses for the 1999 nine-month period were $970,000, compared to a net loss of $11.7 million in the same period last year.

etl freeware  In addition to their ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) tool, they are making in-roads with e-commerce. As stated by their president, Customers are choosing Sagent because we are the only company in the market today offering a complete, tightly integrated, scalable E-Business Intelligence Solution from a single vendor . Judging from the sudden rash of vendors moving to integrated solutions (See TEC News Analysis Article: Data Warehouse Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites , September 29, 1999), Sagent Read More

Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".

etl freeware  product will also generate ETL (extract/transform/load) scripts based on the information in the MetaRecon repository that can then be compiled and executed in Ascential Software's DataStage product (DataStage was formerly a product of Ardent Software, which was acquired by Informix in 1999. Ascential was formerly known as Informix Business Solutions after Informix decided to split their product lines in 2000, basically between database products and business solutions products. IBS did not officially Read More

A Definition of Data Warehousing


There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing describes the process of defining, populating, and using a data warehouse. Creating, populating, and querying a data warehouse typically carries an extremely high price tag, but the return on investment can be substantial. Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 have a data warehouse initiative underway in some form.

etl freeware  software products known as ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) tools. There are currently over 50 ETL tools on the market. The data acquisition phase can cost millions of dollars and take months or even years to complete. Data acquisition is then an ongoing, scheduled process, which is executed to keep the warehouse current to a pre-determined period in time, (i.e. the warehouse is refreshed monthly). Changed Data Capture: The periodic update of the warehouse from the transactional system(s) is complicated by Read More

Voice Self-Service Leverages the Knowledge Base to Improve Customer Interactions


Deploying voice self-service (VSS) is undeniably attractive to enterprises because it improves the speed, consistency, and convenience of information sent to customers, and decreases costs. Knowledge bases play a key role in helping enterprises achieve greater return on investment because they link web- and speech-based self-services together. In particular the emergence of VoiceXML has truly shifted speech and IVR platform hosting options.

etl freeware  Self-Service Leverages the Knowledge Base to Improve Customer Interactions Voice Self-Service Leverages the Knowledge Base to Improve Customer Interactions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. VSS works effectively when it is integrated with the overall service strategy, encompassing not only web self-service, but also assisted (i.e., e-mail, chat) and full-service (i.e., agent) strategies. Consumers desire to interact Read More

The Necessity of Data Warehousing


An explanation of the origins of data warehousing and why it is a crucial technology that allows businesses to gain competitive advantage. Issues regarding technology selection and access to historical 'legacy' data are also discussed.

etl freeware  The selection of the ETL tool requires an understanding of the source data feeds. The following issues should be considered: Many warehouses are built from legacy systems that may be difficult to access from the computer network. ETL tools often do not reside on the same machine as the source data. The data structures of the legacy systems may be hard to decompose into raw data. Legacy data is often dirty (containing invalid data, or missing data). Care must be taken in the evaluation of the tool to Read More

Freeware Vendor's Web Tracking Draws Curses


The free cartoon character cursor provided by Comet Systems Inc. tracks and stores the web visits of millions of people. This potential privacy issue was discovered and announced by the same security consultant who discovered, in March of 1999, that Microsoft Windows was inserting unique serial numbers into many documents created within Office 97 programs like Word and Excel.

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Contemporary Business Intelligence and Its Main Components


Business intelligence (BI) represents the tools and systems that play a key role in the strategic planning process by allowing a company to manipulate corporate data for decision-making. But what exactly are the primary components of BI?

etl freeware  The three functions of ETL combine to pull data out of one database and place it into another: Extract —the process of reading data from a database. Transform —the process of converting extracted data from its previous form into a form that can be placed into another database. Transformation relies on rules or lookup tables, or on the combination of data with other data. This allows disparate data sources to be merged, which creates a centralized view of organizational data. Load —the process of Read More

Comparing Business Intelligence and Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors' Extract Transform and Load Solutions


There are two types of extract transform and load (ETL) vendors. Business intelligence (BI) vendors integrate ETL functionality into their overall BI framework, while best-of-breed data integration vendors, who provide enhanced ETL functionality, have an increased focus on data cleansing and integrity.

etl freeware  also the essence of ETL functionality. Data Integration Components In order to determine the most suitable ETL solution for them, organizations should evaluate their needs in terms of the core components of the data integration process, as listed below. Data Identification. What data does the organization need to extract and where does it come from? What end result, in terms of the data, does the organization want to analyze? Essentially, answering these questions means identifying the origin of the Read More

Informix Decides to Start Analyzing Websites


Informix, a leader in data warehousing and business intelligence software, has developed an application named i. Decide Web Success that promises to provide dot-coms and clicks-and-mortar organizations with a database independent platform for analyzing their web data.

etl freeware  successful presence in the ETL and DBMS markets that should provide advantages in the e-business analytics market. Keep in mind that this is a first version release that has not been time-tested commercially. Note: TEC has extensive coverage of Informix. To view recent publications regarding Informix type Informix into our search engine on our home page and select the Our Site radial button. Read More

Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market


Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering. Microsoft offers a complete solution with its SQL Server platform, OLAP, reporting analysis, and scorecarding capabilities.

etl freeware  Integration Services (SSIS) provides ETL capabilities. In addition, data can be transformed without the use of staging tables, thereby reducing data latency. Both structured and unstructured data can be extracted and converted between various types of data such as numeric and string (and so on), and data audits can be performed. Also, to account for slowly changing dimensions (SCDs), SSIS has a built-in wizard. Analysis Services provides data mining and OLAP capabilities to enable users to identify and Read More

CRM Analytics Brings More Profitability


Targeting your best customers and personalizing your relationship with them, implies an in-depth understanding of their behavior.

etl freeware  step is achieved through ETL tools (Extraction, Transformation, Load) by extracting data from accounting software, ERP, Call Centers, prospect databases, etc., and loading it in a datawarehouse or datamart. Three companies dominate this market Ascential with Datastage , Informatica with Power Center and Acta with ActaWorks . Read More

Innovations in Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) is in the midst of a new wave of innovations. Ideas in the search space, software as a service, and real-time analytics are extending the reach of BI across the complete size spectrum of organizations. This article looks at these technologies and their impact on businesses.

etl freeware  take place in an ETL process. Online analytical processing (OLAP) provides high-performance access to data in the data warehouse through the creation of cubes , which are data structures that aggregate data across multiple dimensions and provide the business user with an analytical environment. Reporting and querying environments provide access to canned or ad hoc enquiries into historical data in the data warehouse/marts. These technologies have grown over several years, and although BI is now a mature Read More