Posts Tagged ‘sap’

Three’s Company: Who Leads Gartner’s BI And Analytics Quadrant?

  Gartner forecasts that the business intelligence (BI) and analytics market will increase 5.2% over last year, reaching $16.9 billion by the end of 2016. Ian Bertram, managing vice president at Gartner, believes “The shift to the modern BI and analytics platform has now reached a tipping point.” He urges the organizations that are lagging […]

8 Things to Know When Considering Integrating MicroStrategy with SAP BW

Are you considering using MicroStrategy to report directly against data in SAP BW? Are you finding it difficult to get straight answers to simple questions about how the integration works? Our experts have put together the following eight facts to help you better understand what is possible and how the integration works. 1. MicroStrategy connects […]

3 BI And Analytics Trends That Are Hard To Deny

  According to IBM, we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. And, 90% of the data that exists today, whether found in your clinical systems, on social media, or on your mobile devices, has been gathered within the last two years. All of that is what we call “big data.” As the volume […]

Time Well Spent in 2015

The end of 2015 is fast approaching, with December looming just a week away. For most people, December is packed with the hustle and bustle of last-minute gift shopping, or end-of-year projections and budgets for 2016. Often in the sway of all this activity, many are so focused on the approaching New Year that they […]

What is Your Big Data Strategy…?

Big Data is big deal. Every vendor has a strategy and a suite of products. Navigating the maze and picking the right Big Data platform and tools takes some level of planning and looking beyond techie’s dream product suite. Compounding the issue is the open source option vs. going with a vendor version of the […]

Evaluating In-Memory DB's

Evaluating In-Memory DBs

This month Oracle is releasing its new in-memory database.   Essentially, it is an option that leverages and extends the existing RDBMs code base.   Now with Microsoft’s recent entry all four the mega-vendors (IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle) have in-memory database products. Which one that is a best fit for a company will depend on a […]

SAP HANA and Hadoop – complementary or competitive?

SAP HANA and Hadoop – complementary or competitive?

In my last blog post, we learned about SAP HANA… or as I called it, “a database on steroids”. Here is what SAP former CTO and Executive Board Member, Vishal Sikka, told InformationWeek: “Hana is a full, ACID-compliant database, and not just a cache or accelerator. All the operations happen in memory, but every transaction […]

SAP HANA – A ‘Big Data’ Enabler

Some interesting facts and figures for your consideration: 90% – of stored data in the world today was created in the past 2 years 50% – annual data growth rate 34,000 – tweets sent each minute 9,000,000 – daily Amazon orders 7,000,000,000 – daily Google Page Views 2.5 Exabyte – amount of data created every day (an Exabyte […]

More on the MDM platform…

Picking up from my earlier blog post, there are two kinds of MDM tool types, one targets specific domain (Customer and Product are the most common ones) and the others follow a multi-domain (Customer, Product, Location, Supplier etc. all in one) strategy. Most of the analysis I found are either for Customer Domain or Product […]

MDM Tool Vendor Landscape

My exposure to Master Data Management as a tool and all the surrounding process, organization and platforms dates back to 2005 in one form or another. MDM as a tool and its expected functionality are evolving constantly. I was curious to see what MDM tools and vendor landscape looked like in 2006 compared to MDM […]

In-Memory Database Solutions

After attending many marketing sessions on In-Memory database like HP Vertica, Oracle Exalytics, Kognitio, SAP HANA, and SQL*Server 2014 with in-memory capabilities, finally I got an opportunity to look under the hood.  I  attended the SAP HANA training, and had the firsthand experience in playing with the In-Memory database. Gartner says, at least 35% of […]

SAP and IBM WebSphere Portal working together

Integration is a long-standing requirement satisfied by enterprise portals.  Over the past 10 years, integrating SAP and IBM WebSphere Portal has been top of mind for a lot of people.  Marty Lechleider spoke at the IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference on the offerings IBM has for integration. Both IBM and SAP have multiple products, so […]

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