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D. Henschen
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IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Comment: Also don't say... - D. Henschen - 2/26/2015
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
MemSQL, VoltDB Vie For In-Memory Big Data Role
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
MemSQL, VoltDB present in-memory databases as alternatives to a menagerie of "science projects" used in real-time big data apps. Is SQL simpler?
10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
From Altibase to VoltDB, and covering options from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, we wrap up leading in-memory databases and add-on options. When you need speed, here are 10 tools to choose.
IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
SAP's Plattner: How S/4Hana Simplifies ERP
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP chairman Hasso Plattner explains what's possible with S/4Hana. Analysts and customers comment on the evolutionary vs. revolutionary debate.
SAP S/4Hana: Big Bet On 'Simplified' ERP
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP S/4Hana promises in-memory performance, mobile-friendly interfaces, cloud deployment options, and, most of all, simplicity. Will customers upgrade from old apps running on Oracle?
MongoDB Eyes Bigger, Faster NoSQL Deployments
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
MongoDB 3.0 release promises improved scalability, speed, and manageability through new storage engine options and Ops Manager DBA software.
Oracle, NetSuite Report Cloud ERP Progress
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Oracle, NetSuite report strong adoption of SaaS-based ERP as SAP prepares S4 announcement. Is mission-critical ERP next into the cloud?
Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
Comment: Re: Simple answer - D. Henschen - 1/29/2015
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015  | 
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
Comment: Bait & Switch? - D. Henschen - 1/22/2015
Comment: Re: Omnichannel - D. Henschen - 1/22/2015
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Comment: Re: Cost? - D. Henschen - 1/15/2015
Comment: Re: Cost? - D. Henschen - 1/15/2015
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
Salesforce.com Sees Upswing In Social Marketing
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Salesforce.com survey finds marketers are shifting to social and mobile to reach younger consumers, prompting a shift in enterprise tech spending.
5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.
Amazon Echo: My First 10 Days
Commentary  |  1/6/2015  | 
Amazon Echo crosses Siri with Sonos to create a "smart" speaker that can summon information as well as music. It's promising, but here's where it falls short.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.


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