Spreadsheets

Users continue to rely on the familiar interface and toolset of spreadsheets to do business analysis. The downside is that local spreadsheets make it next to impossible to have one version of the "truth" about how your business operates. To combat this problem, many business intelligence and data-mining vendors have integrated spreadsheets as an optional user interface. Microsoft Excel continues to dominate the spreadsheet market, with rivals emerging in the open source and software-as-a-service space.


Articles

Network Infrastructure Concerns for Big Data

Big Data initiatives require a rethinking of current data center network infrastructure. Is your network ready to enable business analytics on a large scale? More >

Using Analytics to Measure Mobile App Success

Analytics can help enterprises measure the success of their mobile apps – but only if they use analytics properly. More >

Midsize Companies Plan Big Push into Big Data

Research commissioned by Dell reveals that 41 percent of midsize companies already have at least one Big Data initiative, while 55 percent are planning projects. More >

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Interviews

Pentaho’s Adaptive Big Data Layer Takes Broad View

Creates a native integration to multiple data sources.

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In-Memory Solutions Bolster Real-Time Analytics

ScaleOut Software CEO William Bain says that in-memory computing platforms provide the best solution for real-time analytics.

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Jaspersoft Offers 53-Cent Per Hour Cloud BI Server

Jaspersoft recently made available the commercial edition of its BI suite on Amazon’s Marketplace.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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