David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Jaspersoft Releases Version 4 and Tackles Large-Scale Data

Posted by David Menninger on Jan 28, 2011 12:22:47 PM

Open source business intelligence (BI) software vendor Jaspersoft recently announced general availability of its flagship product Jaspersoft 4 and earlier this week announced a new reporting project that provides data connectors to a variety of large-scale data sources.

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Topics: Data Warehousing, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Management, Information Management, IT Performance Management (ITPM)

Secrets Revealed in Massively Parallel Processing and Database Technology

Posted by David Menninger on Jan 19, 2011 11:06:15 AM

This is the first in a series of posts on the architectures of analytic databases. This is relational database technology that has been “supercharged” in some way to handle large amounts of data such as typical data warehouse workloads. The series will examine massively parallel processing (MPP), columnar databases, appliances and in-database analytics. Our purpose is to help those evaluating analytic database technologies understand some of the alternative approaches so they can differentiate between different vendors’ offerings. There is no single best solution for all analytics for all types of applications; usually the decision involves a series of trade-offs. Understanding what you might be giving up or gaining, you may be able to make a better decision about which solution is best for your organization’s needs.

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Topics: Data Warehousing, RDBMS, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Management, Information Management, IT Performance Management (ITPM)