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31/12/2012 13:50

Beyond Big Data: the silent trends in IT & BI

  Intro As the end of 2012 is nearing, many analyts and market watchers are posting their insights on how 2013 will look like, what major trends can be seen and how we should prepare ourselves for those developments. And as always, if you have followed the general trade press, visited...


26/04/2010 11:40

InfiniDB: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Last week the BBBT was visited by startup database company Calpont, although 'startup' hardly fits the bill considering the fact that the company was founded in 2000. I won't go into the company nor the BBBT session details; you can find the last one here. What I do want to blog about is the...


12/04/2010 16:18

Paraccel does it again?

Today analytic database vendor Paraccel announced another record breaking TPC-H benchmark result for the 1TB size segment. There are indeed a couple of things to be proud of here: the Price/QphH now matches Kickfires overall lowest result, and they beat Oracle by a nice margin in pure performance....


01/02/2010 08:48

What's missing in Gartners latest BI MQ?

I haven't seen the full text yet but did get hold of the MQ image from this Oracle blog that also contains some interesting observations and snippets from the full text. What you don't see however in this blog is the movement and reshuffling that took place between the 2009 and 2010 editions of the...


27/01/2010 23:12

TPC-H fun with Greenplum (single node edition)

Introduction There's a nice quote on the Greenplum site from Brian Dolan, Fox Interactive Media which says “Very impressed with the speed... 3 minutes to do a sum on 100 million rows of data”. That pretty much sums it up. I wouldn't consider that anything to be proud of; 3 minutes to do a...


09/01/2010 19:52

Excel taking the BI crown in 2010?

2010 is well on its way and many of you posted their insights and predictions for the upcoming year. No need to add to those posts; the ones by Nenshad Bardoliwalla (with some excellent comments from Neil Raden) and James Kobelius pretty much sum it up, and are also linked to from many other...


15/11/2009 09:00

Array Open Source BI seminar

On November 15, 2009 Jos van Dongen will be your host during a full-day Open Source BI seminar for Array in Nieuwegein (Netherlands). The seminar gives you a thorough overview of existing and emerging technologies and vendors. It will explain how to incorporate Open Source software into your...


05/10/2009 12:54

Pentaho, quo vadis?

The acquisition Today Pentaho announced the acquisition of parts of the LucidEra BI solution (formerly called 'ClearView') to replace the current OLAP client JPivot. For the past couple of years JPivot has been the ugly duck in the Pentaho BI solution but although there are better/prettier open...


14/09/2009 12:31

Praise for 'Pentaho Solutions'

Reactions to the new Pentaho book I wrote together with Roland Bouman are all very positive. I especially like the extended reviews on Amazon, but the following Tweet by Mark Dathorne really blew me away: Reading "Creating Pentaho Solutions" ... my last life changing book was "Spring in Action" ......


22/08/2009 08:16

Book is published!

I haven't got my copy yet, but those in the US who pre-ordered 'Pentaho Solutions' got it yesterday. Here's the Pentaho team showing the fruits of our labor: Also see Gretchen Moran's first impressions on her blog.