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MicroStrategy 9.3 business intelligence software platform

24 September, 2012

MicroStrategy 9.3 includes new capabilities and improvements to the data discovery software Visual Insight; increased support for advanced analytics from ‘R’ - an open source language for predictive analysis; and improved connectivity to Hadoop.

Australian researchers create operational silicon-based qubit

24 September, 2012

An Australian-led research team has successfully written data to and read data from a silicon-based quantum bit (qubit), essentially creating the world’s first working silicon-based qubit.

Ray White Group deploys business intelligence from Tableau Software

17 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Real estate franchise the Ray White Group has deployed business intelligence software to help drive its geographical expansion strategy.

Tracking graduated students and donors with PeopleSoft Contributor Relations

11 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

The University of Ballarat (UB) has implemented a new system to help manage its alumni and its fundraising activities. The PeopleSoft solution, implemented with help from ASG Group, has revealed 95,000 previously unidentified graduates from the university.

Quest Software Toad Business Intelligence (BI) Suite

04 September, 2012

Toad Business Intelligence (BI) Suite is a suite of tools that links traditional and non-traditional data sources to bridge the gap between business intelligence environments and distributed big data sources.

Opening up big data

21 August, 2012

The mountains of structured and in many cases unstructured data that is building everywhere is being seen as an opportunity, not a problem, in Europe where it is thought that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

Advanced analytics growth surpasses expectation and set to rise, says IDC

22 June, 2012

In 2011, IT analysis firm IDC estimated the Australian Business Intelligence (BI) software market generated $324.12 million in software licensing and maintenance revenue. This has resulted in a revenue growth of 5.4% from 2010 to 2011 and is forecast to grow at 8.0% CAGR between 2011 to 2016.

Quest Software Toad for Oracle 11.5 database development tool

10 May, 2012

Quest Software’s Toad for Oracle 11.5 includes several enhancements from the Toad Idea Pond, a user community where ideas for enhancing Toad are submitted, discussed and voted upon for inclusion in the next release.

SAS Visual Analytics in-memory business intelligence

30 April, 2012

Visual Analytics is an in-memory business intelligence (BI) solution that uses a visual interface to provide analytics and business insights. Combining analytics, an in-memory architecture, intuitive data exploration, Hadoop support and information delivery options, including iPad, the in-memory engine is designed for business visualisation of big data on inexpensive, non-proprietary hardware, such as industry-standard blade servers.

Oracle Exalytics in-memory business intelligence

12 March, 2012

The Exalytics In-Memory Machine features in-memory business intelligence (BI) software and hardware for analytic and performance management applications.

Diversity the key to managing big data

12 March, 2012

Big data - the accumulation and subsequent mining of large data stores - carries great potential for businesses looking to gain insight into their markets or customers. But while the concept of big data is simple, the management of big data is not. Bruce Coulthard, Senior Solutions Consultant A/NZ at Quantum, argues that big data demands a complex, diversified approach from IT.

Westpac peers into future with big data technologies

16 February, 2012

Westpac Life New Zealand Limited, part of the Westpac Group, the New Zealand financial institution, has implemented data integration software to help power its strategic initiatives around customer centricity and big data.

MicroStrategy 9.2.1m business intelligence platform

16 February, 2012

MicroStrategy 9.2.1m includes multiple enhancements to MicroStrategy Mobile including pre-cache folders, adaptive mobile caching, offline interface enhancements, mobile analytical engine optimisations, network quality monitoring and a timeline widget.

EMC big data Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform

12 January, 2012

The Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform (UAP) offers analytics of big data stores. The UAP is a fusion of three Greenplum products: the Greenplum database for structured and semi-structured data; Greenplum HD, for the analysis and processing of unstructured data; and Greenplum Chorus 2.0, which acts as a productivity engine with virtual databases for exploration, innovation and social collaboration.

Business intelligence: buy or build?

20 December, 2011 by Adam Hawkins, Co-founder and Managing Director, Mercurial

Ten years ago, business intelligence (BI) solutions were only available to large organisations that could afford to spend time and money developing them in-house. With the advent of the cloud, this scenario is changing. Adam Hawkins, Co-founder and Managing Director, Mercurial, discusses the limitations of in-house business intelligence solutions, and looks at cloud-based solutions as an alternative.

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