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Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in chief of Transform Magazine, and Executive Editor at DM News. He has covered IT and data-driven marketing for more than 15 years.
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posted in October 2009

SAP Upgrades BusinessObjects Explorer

10/29/2009
Last May I complained that the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer release announced at Sapphire wasn't everything I expected from the big, splashy product launch. As of November, however, the missing ingredients -- namely the combination of system-agnostic data integration and acceleration -- will finally be in place. Here's the scoop.

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Analytics Aplenty at IBM's IOD Conference

10/27/2009
What were the odds we'd hear all about analytics at this week's IBM Information on Demand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas? I wish I could have placed that bet! "Analytics" was in the very name of two out of four new products announced at IOD. Here's my quick take:

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5 Ways to Cut Costs with Predictive Analytics

10/21/2009
I was already in Washington DC for this week's Teradata event, so I figured I'd stop in at Predictive Analytics World in nearby Arlington, Virginia. Tuesday morning's keynote by event chairman and founder Eric Siegel offered a nice primer on "Five Ways to Lower Costs with Predictive Analytics." Here's the list...

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More on Teradata's SSD Speedster and (Cautious) Public-Cloud Offering

10/21/2009
Coming into this week's Teradata Partners user group conference in Washington D.C., I wanted to know more about the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance 4555. This speedster is worth crowing about... but the announcement had all the power of a dim bulb compared to the bright spotlights cast in recent weeks by Oracle and IBM...

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Oracle's Exadata Redux and Fusion Apps Plug

10/15/2009
This week at its Open World event, Oracle put a bit more flesh on the bones of last month's Sun Oracle Exadata 2 announcement. It also offered a peek at Oracle Fusion Applications, touting its inseparable embedded BI and collaboration capabilities. It was an impressive and tantalizing event, but it was a still a bit long on speeds, feeds and promises.

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Prediction: Process Market Will Surpass ERP

10/14/2009
Software AG is about to complete its acquisition of IDS Scheer, but CEO Karl Heinz Streibich tells me that his company has its sights set on something bigger than business process management... "The enterprise process market is much, much bigger than the ERP market, and it's just at the beginning... "

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Hadoop and the Big-Data Revolution

10/2/2009
There's a revolution underway in the use of big data, and Hadoop, the open-source distributed computing system, is at the center of it. Apache Hadoop success stories and accolades were shared today by the likes of Yahoo!, Facebook, eHarmony, IBM and JP Morgan Chase at Hadoop World in New York City. Here's a sampling of highlights...

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Oracle Taps HyperRoll, IBM Sells U2 Databases

10/1/2009
You probably heard that Oracle plans to acquire HyperRoll's key assets, but IBM was pretty quiet about selling off its U2 databases (UniData and UniVerse) to Rocket Software. Here's a bit more context behind both of these moves.

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