Surprising to me, though, was that there was no mention of in-memory analysis, but I am chalking this up to an oversight in the list of voting items rather than any real indication of its importance. Mobile BI ranked near the bottom again, but as one retailer commented, that result will look very different in a year from now given how fast iPads are selling. Juicing up the competitiveness in this market, too, is new support for Flash on Droid smartphones.
The BI Bake Off was once again exciting and nerve wracking (for me as the facilitator!), with Information Builders, MicroStrategy, and Oracle demoing side-by-side. It was the first look for many Oracle prospects to see OBIEE 11g, which officially went production last week. I know -- everyone wants to know who won the bake off and where the vendors were on par with one another. But I have to save that result for attendees only!I'm back from last week's TDWI conference in sunny San Diego... I briefly visited the Executive Summit to hear about what trends CIOs and VPs of business intelligence think will have the biggest impact over the next three years.