Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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.
Articles by Doug Henschen
posted in October 2008
Perhaps I've been watching too much political coverage on TV lately, but at one point during IBM's Information On Demand (IOD) press conference yesterday, it struck me like a campaign stop... Noting the lack of warehouse- and appliance-related announcements at IOD, Forrester Research analyst Jim Kobielus asked, "what is IBM's strategy, going forward, to make your InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse portfolio ever most cost-effective and ever more scalable?"
Few individual announcements at this week's IBM Information On Demand Conference are earth shattering, but taken together, they underscore the depth and breadth of Big Blue's portfolio and its ability to set the information agenda.
Applying real-time analysis to streaming and historical data, complex event processing vendor says it can sense changing conditions and trigger smart, proactive decisions across multiple departments.
New features aimed at co-existence with conventional data warehouses, better support for SQL queries, joins and dialects.
The story of the year in information management is clearly data warehouse scalability. Against a backdrop of about a dozen or so alternative database/data warehouse appliance vendors emerging over the past 18 months, Oracle and Microsoft have finally acknowledged that the scale-up approach that they have long touted only goes so far... The question for practitioners is, which architecture and approach will meet your long-term needs?
Extreme Data Appliance 1550 meets super-high-scale analysis, compliance and archival demands. Teradata 13 database virtualizes storage, speeds loading and boosts performance.
Business Objects XI 3.1 upgrade adds native integration to Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel apps and myriad third-party data sources.
Kilimanjaro, Gemini, Madison... what's with all the code names and why does Microsoft need so many to describe developments that are all expected to bow in the first half of 2010? A Microsoft exec cleared up a few questions for me here at the BI Conference in Seattle, but it took an outsider (from Teradata) to reveal another possible rationale for the confusing naming conventions.
Microsoft SQL Server upgrades take center stage at this week's Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2008. 'People-Ready' enhancements promise bigger warehouses and fast, user-friendly slice-and-dice capabilities.
IBM Cognos 8.4 upgrades include Flash-based dashboards, improved BI search, location-aware mobile delivery and new data lineage capabilities. Viewpoint interface lets business users manage hierarchies and dimensions.