Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 1717
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 July 2009
Performance-optimized products combine hardware, database and systems management with optional BI software and applications. IBM promises faster deployment, lower cost and better performance than conventional BI and warehouse deployments.
I'm at IBM's research center in Hawthorne, NY, today where a presentation is about to take place on the IBM Smart Analytics System, which is a rebranding of the InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse solutions with prepackacked content such as vertical domain modules and solution accelerators. The bombshell announcement that everybody wants to hear about, though, is IBM's $1.2 acquisition of Chicago-based SPSS...
With data fast moving into the cloud, an integration independent delivers its software via Amazon EC2.
Chockstone visualizes sales patterns and marketing returns at Subway and other quick-serve restaurants.
The New York Times today unmasked what it calls "high frequency trading" in a page-one story that paints a picture of big Wall Street firms taking unfair advantage with the aid of technology. The story is really about complex event processing, or CEP technology, something that has been operating behind the scenes on Wall Street for years.
Another independent gets taken over by the big boys. That's the good-for-Oracle, possibly bad-for-the-industry news today with Oracle's acquisition of GoldenGate Software, the San Francisco-based data integration, replication and synchronization vendor. Just what will become of GoldenGate's many technology-agnostic tools and industry partnerships?
Hard drive titan replaces 'Excel Hell' pricing methods with a systematic, intelligent approach.
Faster processing and improved accuracy are promised for compute-intensive data mining and predictive analytics.
In a Teutonic transaction not likely to be surpassed unless applications giant SAP is ever acquired, Software AG announced today that it has issued a tender offer for IDS Scheer AG, the business process modeling and optimization vendor... My take is that IDS-Scheer executives saw continued independence as unsustainable long term.
Our "Next-Era Business Intelligence" Tech Center has been a big hit since it was launched in April, drawing more than 40,000 unique visitors and hundreds of downloads of insightful reports. We're now getting ready to launch more reports, but we'd like your feedback on the topics you'd be most interested in reading about.
Embedded dashboards, analytics, reports and alerts help executives anticipate and take preventive action across multiple compliance challenges.
The coolest aspect of this combination is that you can embed live analytic elements that retain connectivity back to the data source... The danger is that your static commentary or prediction will prove woefully out of sync with the ultimate direction of the trend.
Comag taps Composite Software to deliver time-sensitive reporting on magazine stocking and merchandising trends.
When IDC recently released its BI revenue and market share figures for 2008, I wondered just how the research firm compiles those figures. It turns out the bulk of the data is reported to IDC directly by the vendors... But what do you do in the case of Microsoft, which bundles all the components of Microsoft BI as features of multipurpose products?