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 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.
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:
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...
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...
Data warehousing specialist promises cloud flexibility (with limits), and (oh by the way) solid-state hard drive speed.
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.
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... "
WX2 version 7.0 improves in-memory analytics and reliability, cuts scheduled downtime.
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse integrated with HP's Neoview enterprise data warehouse. HP BI and EDS units resell SAP BusinessObjects software.
East Coast event highlights growing, mainstream adoption of open-source software designed for terabyte- to petabyte-scale data processing.
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...
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.