Information Builders Merges Search, Business Intelligence - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications
News
3/9/2006
06:18 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Moving UEBA Beyond the Ground Floor
Sep 20, 2017
This webinar will provide the details you need about UEBA so you can make the decisions on how bes ...Read More>>

Information Builders Merges Search, Business Intelligence

WebFocus Intelligent Search leverages the Google Search Appliance to seek out and analyze structured and unstructured data.

The line between search and business intelligence technologies is getting slimmer and slimmer. This week Information Builders unveiled WebFocus Intelligent Search, which allows users to search and analyze structured and unstructured data.

The new software package is the latest evidence that users see search and business intelligence technologies as complementary. Search is generally best for locating unstructured data, particularly when the specific data source isn't known. Business intelligence is best when seeking answers to specific questions from a known data source, especially structured data.

IBI's new software package relies on the Google Search Appliance and IBI's own iWay integration and adaptor software to allow users to search both structured and unstructured data and create entries in the Google index. Users can then combine the information in a WebFocus report using a single query from that business intelligence tool. IBI expects the software to have applications within government and financial services, as well as in any area where structured and unstructured customer data is frequently used.

The system uses the WebFocus Server, Google Search Appliance, and the iWay Google Index Adaptor. The product is currently being beta-tested by a number of IBI customers and will be generally available in the second quarter.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
The DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll