IT Management > Databases

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.

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.

Just another face in the crowd?

04 November, 2011 by Conrad Bates

Aggregating reams of data on your users and customers, then mining that data for business intelligence, is powerful indeed. But combining these otherwise disparate stockpiles of personal data has grave ethical implications, particularly if these datasets should ever fall into the wrong hands. Conrad Bates, from C3 Business Solutions, discusses these considerations and the need for ethics standards for information management.

Acorn mobilises database’s roots

19 September, 2011

Drivers at vehicle specialist Acorn Rentals can now access the company’s internal database from their iPads. This has helped improve administration efficiency and increased the mobility of the team.

Dataweave OnlineDBA remote database monitoring service

16 August, 2011

Dataweave OnlineDBA is a flexible, 24/7 remote database monitoring service for critical business databases. Suitable for businesses of any size, it gives IT teams access to Dataweave’s expert certified DBAs, at typically less than half the cost of hiring an in-house DBA.

Big data? Big database technologies

05 August, 2011 by Guy Harrison*

As organisations continue to horde massive volumes of data for analysis - producing so-called ‘big data’ - database management technology must evolve to keep up with the challenge. Guy Harrison, head honcho of R&D at Quest Software, explains the technologies that can help cope with these massive data volumes.

Quest Software Toad Multi-DB Xpert/Developer/DB Admin DBA suites

19 May, 2011 by

Quest Software’s Toad Multi-DB Suites can be used by database administrators (DBAs) and developers to manage heterogeneous database environments.

DataFlux data management platform

14 January, 2011 by

The DataFlux data management platform, a unified design, development and execution environment, enables data quality, data integration and master data management (MDM) from a single interface.

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