Pentaho, one of the open source Business Intelligence vendors, has released a new version (4.8) of its product suite. The company says to have implemented better support for Big Data and to have added ad hoc analysis to their mobile Business Intelligence solution. [Read more...]
As a result of the pressure in the current work climate the amount of time that managers and staff have to take the right decisions is decreasing rapidly, although the complexity of the decisions is increasing. This is complicated further by the fact that the amount of data needed to take good decisions is increasing exponentially*, the so-called Big Data. These two factors, time to decide and the volume of data, are diametrically opposed. As illustrated below the Business Intelligence gap will only increase unless organizations taken steps to tackle the problem. [Read more...]
Very large, unstructured, volatile data sets lead to complicated and sometimes messy information. This is why according to worldwide research 85 percent of Fortune 500 businesses will not be able to use Big Data effectively (until 2015) to create a competitive advantage. Collecting data and analyzing it is not enough, as data streams are expected to generate the right conclusions at the right time. The problem is that almost 80 percent of the data is unstructured and polluted with useless data. However, some businesses have pioneered the use of Big Data and have thereby profited from it.
A recent study by one of the analysts firms tells us that “in 2011 the world will create a staggering 1.8 zeta bytes” and “by 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information [now]”.
In this article we explore the three biggest challenges of using big data and what to do about it: intelligent filtering, outstanding performance and good data visualization. The main question here is if the business intelligence software we are using today is capable of tackling these challenges.
Jaspersoft, maker of the world’s most widely used Business Intelligence software, today announced availability of Jaspersoft Business Intelligence 4.7. Reports generated by JasperReports Server now give even casual users the ability to interact with more of their data. Jaspersoft’s open source business model and zero-cost per-user licensing fees make interactive reporting affordable for even the largest scale reporting projects. Further improvements in Jaspersoft 4.7 include direct native connectivity to Big Data sources and expanded mobile device support. [Read more...]
Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the general availability of Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5. With this release, Pentaho provides new user-driven, interactive visualization and data exploration capabilities that access all data sources, including big data, as well as a pluggable and extensible interface for software and SaaS companies to easily add third-party visualizations. [Read more...]
A new in-memory Business Intelligence (BI) solution from SAS uses a highly visual interface to bring powerful analytics to a broader class of users than ever before. SAS Visual Analytics, the newest product in the SAS High-Performance Analytics family from the leader in Business Analytics, provides a fast, simple and cost-effective path to business insight and better decisions. [Read more...]
Microsoft Corp. today announced that the latest version of the world’s most widely deployed data platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, has released to manufacturing. SQL Server 2012 helps address the challenges of increasing data volumes by rapidly turning data into actionable business insights. Expanding on Microsoft’s commitment to help customers manage any data, regardless of size, both on-premises and in the cloud, the company today also disclosed additional details regarding its plans to release an Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure. [Read more...]
Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that Shareable Ink®, an enterprise cloud computing provider that transforms paper documentation to structured data, has incorporated Pentaho Business Analytics to help create an innovative big data analytics platform for healthcare. Shareable Ink Analytics extracts clinical and operational data that originates from natural input tools such as iPads and digital pens, and visualizes it into dashboards and drill-down analyses and reports. [Read more...]