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February 2010 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Sales and Marketing: Web 2.0 New York [Published: 02-01-2010]
Revenue models are circling and will land shortly.

InetSoft Announces a New Release of Style Intelligence [Published: 02-01-2010]
A highlight of this release is upgraded data visualization capabilities for geographic charting.

Everything Channel's CRN Names PivotLink One of 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Products [Published: 02-01-2010]
The Top 100 Cloud Computing products include 20 storage vendors, 20 security vendors, 20 productivity vendors, 20 infrastructure vendors and 20 platform vendors.

Quantivo Announces the Release of Quantivo 4 [Published: 02-01-2010]
Quantivo 4 allows companies to easily ask and answer questions in just seconds and without the need for querying languages or code.

The Talanx Group Selects SAP Software [Published: 02-01-2010]
Talanx Group will implement the SAP Policy Management application to unify the property and casualty lines of businesses at its subsidiaries.

Information Builders Releases WebFOCUS RStat [Published: 02-01-2010]
RStat 1.2 dramatically lowers the cost of predictive analytics.

Hitachi Announces a Successful Migration and Consolidation of the Corporate MIS for Whitbread [Published: 02-01-2010]
Hitachi Consulting created a 1.5 terabyte data warehouse using Oracle Warehouse Builder.

Segmetrix Deploys Kognitio’s WX2 Database Solution [Published: 02-01-2010]
Segmetrix deploys Kognitio's WX2 database solution via a Data Warehousing as a Service (DaaS) subscription model to power its Match2Lists.com data matching service.

Climate Change for Business Intelligence Leaders and Sponsors [Published: 02-02-2010]
Maureen Clarry emphasizes that creating a climate of urgency and combating complacency are key success factors for true leadership.

The Role of Business Intelligence as a Business Enabler [Published: 02-02-2010]
Lyndsay Wise takes a look into the future of progressive business intelligence use. login required

University of Michigan Health System Selects eThority [Published: 02-02-2010]
Uiversity of Michigan Health System has selected eThority’s Clinical Trials eXtension for budgeting, billing, reporting and analysis for all clinical trials activity.

Kognitio Positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant [Published: 02-02-2010]
Kognitio’s WX2 makes it possible for companies that want to benefit from high-intensity, high-performance data analytics to obtain the results they need in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of competing products.

Greenplum Positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems [Published: 02-02-2010]
Greenplum has been the pioneer of the Enterprise Data Cloud distributed system solutions for large-scale data warehousing and analytics.

Sunquest Announces the Release of Sunquest BI [Published: 02-02-2010]
Sunquest Business Intelligence provides its customers with tools that will escalate the BI value of their software investment.

Tibco Spotfire Positioned in Challengers Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant [Published: 02-02-2010]
Vendors are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

SAP Releases Public Beta Version of Cloud-Based Project 12sprints and Partners with The 2.0 Adoption Council [Published: 02-02-2010]
Both of these moves demonstrate SAP's commitment to helping companies bring the power of Web 2.0 technologies and trusted information into their business processes.

Turkey's Social Security Institution Adopts Attunity CDC [Published: 02-02-2010]
Attunity Stream product has been adopted by the Turkish government's Social Security Institution to enable the delivery of timely and integrated information required for improving customer service, enhancing employee productivity and increasing business process efficiencies.

Actuate and Xenos Announce Successful Completion of Acquisition [Published: 02-02-2010]
Actuate to acquire all remaining common shares of Xenos by way of a compulsory acquisition under the Business Corporations Act.

Baseline Consulting Reveals Survey Results that One-Third of Organizations Worldwide have Undertaken MDM Implementations [Published: 02-02-2010]
The survey was conducted to gain deeper insight into the levels of expertise, experience and usage of systems integrators specifically related to undertaking MDM implementations.

Vertica in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant [Published: 02-02-2010]
The Vertica Analytic Database can operate directly on that compressed data, delivering query results 50 to 200 times faster than other databases.

Global IT Spending Grow Slows to $1.48 Trillion in 2010 [Published: 02-03-2010]
Global IT spending is expected to increase by just 3% in 2010 at constant currency, continuing to feel the heat of global recession throughout 2010, according to a new forecast from IDC.

If You Think Your Data Warehouse Project Is Done, Chances Are It Isn’t [Published: 02-03-2010]
There is a way for CFOs and IT to reach common ground concerning expenditures related to the ever-evolving data warehouse.

Analysis and Amnesia in IT [Published: 02-03-2010]
With fewer business processes to automate, surely we should need fewer analysts than we have in the past. What exactly are they analyzing these days?

IBM to Acquire Initiate Systems [Published: 02-03-2010]
Initiate Systems marks the 30th acquisition IBM has made to advance its capabilities in information and analytics.

Syncsort Announces Clickstream Data Integration Solution [Published: 02-03-2010]
The solution dramatically reduces the time, cost and effort required for integrating large amounts of web data.

Attensity Analyzes Tweets About Apple iPad [Published: 02-03-2010]
Attensity Analyze for VOC analyzed a total of 55,000 tweets from Twitter.

Gartner Reveals Five Social Software Predictions [Published: 02-03-2010]
The predictions focus on team collaboration to dynamic social networking applications that offer rich profiles and activity streams.

Information Builders Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in BI Platform Magic Quadrant [Published: 02-03-2010]
Gartner defines leaders as those that are reasonably strong in the breadth and depth of their BI platform capabilities and can deliver on enterprise-wide implementations that support a broad BI strategy.

New England Seafood Selects Altius and BOARD [Published: 02-03-2010]
BOARD will enable New England Seafood to align their systems and give them a unified approach to BI & CPM, all in a single product.

Situational Intelligence: The Key to Agile Decision Making [Published: 02-04-2010]
When a decision is needed 5 minutes from now, Situational Intelligence (SI) provides decision makers with the most relevant historical and circumstantial information, enabling them to make smarter business decisions. This paper provides an explanation of SI and its benefits, and how large companies and government agencies are using it to achieve greater profits. login required

Are You Kidding Me? [Published: 02-04-2010]
Bill Inmon is of the opinion that when it comes to software, you can have inexpensive or you can have complete, but you can't have both.

The Requirements of the Data Delivery Platform [Published: 02-04-2010]
To avoid confusion and misconceptions with respect to the data delivery platform (DDP), Rick van der Lans lists the minimum requirements of a DDP-based business intelligence system.

Aster Data Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant [Published: 02-04-2010]
Aster Data allows analytic applications to be fully embedded inside the system allowing advanced analysis on terabytes to petabytes of data.

Sybase Finalizes Asset Purchase Agreement with Aleri [Published: 02-04-2010]
The acquisition strengthens Sybases overall analytics platform and leadership position to better meet the needs of enterprises requiring real-time analytics processing.

Pentaho’s OEM Partners Program Surges 146 Percent [Published: 02-04-2010]
Pentaho’s OEM Partner Program grew 146 percent over the prior half, breaking a company record of net new OEM partners signed during the period including 31 transactions of substantial size.

Jaspersoft Announces the Immediate Availability of Jaspersoft 3.7 Community [Published: 02-05-2010]
The Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release is a powerful series of business intelligence projects that gives developers and customers advanced usability features for even the most complex reporting environments.

Teradata Announces Partnership with Itron [Published: 02-05-2010]
Itron and Teradata created Active SmartGrid Analytics, a single software analytics platform.

NEC and Netezza Partner [Published: 02-05-2010]
NEC will manufacture, sell and distribute the jointly developed data warehouse appliances.

MEGA Adds IT Planning Capabilities to Enterprise Architecture Solution [Published: 02-08-2010]
MEGA has introduced a new set of powerful features in MEGA IT Planning to help enterprises successfully align IT plans with business strategy.

Text Analytics Opportunities and Challenges for 2010 [Published: 02-08-2010]
Based on interviews with various text analytics vendors, Seth Grimes provides the most important text-analytics technologies, solutions and market challenges for 2010.

Forrester Recognizes SAS as a Leader in Predictive Analytics, Data Mining [Published: 02-08-2010]
SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions were evaluated by Forrester against 53 criteria in three categories through vendor surveys, product demonstration and vendor-reference interviews.

SwiftKnowledge Gives Customers Powerful, Web-Based, Ad-Hoc BI Capabilities [Published: 02-08-2010]
SwiftKnowledge for the Enterprise, an intuitive, 100 percent web-based BI application designed for interactive, high-volume use by non-technical business users.

MEGA Introduces IT Planning Capabilities to Enterprise Architecture Solution [Published: 02-08-2010]
MEGA IT Planning helps enterprises successfully align IT plans with business strategy, and manage IT transformations faster and more efficiently.

Forrester Research Recognizes Tibco Spotfire as a Strong Performer in Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Solutions [Published: 02-08-2010]
Forrester cited TIBCO as a strong performer based on the company’s market presence, strategy, and current TIBCO Spotfire Analytics offering.

Information Builders Helps PGPD Predict When Crime will Occur and Project Crime Trends [Published: 02-08-2010]
PGPD is in the initial stages of implementing WebFOCUS RStat.

Business Intelligence: Identifying Profitable Niches [Published: 02-09-2010]
Read how BI provides visibility into your most profitable and unprofitable niches.

2010 Data Management Trends [Published: 02-09-2010]
Daniel Teachey presents 3 data management trends that indicate that enterprises are working hard to recover from the challenges of 2009.

Cartika Selects Cloud Linux [Published: 02-09-2010]
CartikaCloud service selected CloudLinux because of their LVE technology which allows CartikaCloud to deliver a new level of server stability and performance.

Clinton Foundation Deploys SAS [Published: 02-09-2010]
CHAI selected SAS for technology to support good decisions and good investments as it battles the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other severe health threats.

Swissport Moves to Open Source Business Intelligence with Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition [Published: 02-10-2010]
Swissport, one of the world's largest infrastructure companies, has selected Pentaho's business intelligence software as its standard corporate management reporting environment.

Cook Children's Health Care System Streamlines Business and HR Operations with Lawson Enterprise Solutions [Published: 02-10-2010]
Top-ranked children’s health system seeks to streamline business and HR operations while improving data reporting capabilities with multiple enterprise solutions from Lawson.

Host Analytics Decision Platform Announced [Published: 02-10-2010]
Host Analytics Decision Platform integrates five novel components to extend traditional corporate performance management visibility to operational action.

Renamed and Upgraded: Monarch BI Enterprise Server V5 [Published: 02-10-2010]
Datawatch introduces Monarch BI Enterprise Server V5 to help companies solve problems faster and for lower cost than traditional BI offerings.

Star Analytics Announces the Availability of Star Analytics Star Finance Command Center 2.0 with Support for Mobile Devices [Published: 02-10-2010]
The new version dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of managing corporate finance systems by centralizing access, control and maintenance of finance processes and data.

Informatica Announces Data Integration Marketplace [Published: 02-10-2010]
Brings together 52,000 developers plus customers and partners.

February 2010 BeyePERSPECTIVE topics: Data delivery via 21st century devices, mobile BI and information visualization [Published: 02-11-2010]
The panelists use the introduction of the iPad as a basis for discussing how this disruptive technology will affect mobile BI, dashboard technology and data visualization delivery to myriad users and multiple types of devices.

Data Governance, Your Metrics Facilitator [Published: 02-11-2010]
Frank Dravis relates that if you find the questions that get asked often enough, you’ve found your key metrics. Determining the correct metrics is a core data governance function that helps establish the policy of what data to use in managing the business.

Business Performance Management in 2010, Part 3 [Published: 02-11-2010]
Craig Schiff explores another challenge of business performance management: What will the system measure?

Composite Software Expands U.K. Operations as Demand for Data Virtualization Grows [Published: 02-11-2010]
Composite Software’s recent U.K. expansion is due to its successful growth of major European accounts in 2009.

Jamaican Ministry of Transport & Works Selects Visual Mining’s NetCharts Performance Dashboards [Published: 02-11-2010]
Jamaican Ministry of Transport & Works selected Visual Mining’s NetCharts Performance Dashboards to help better manage the performance of 17 agencies within the Ministry.

Datawatch Announces the General Availability of Monarch Business Intelligence Enterprise Server, Version 5 [Published: 02-11-2010]
Monarch BI Enterprise Server allows organizations to create the functional equivalent of a data warehouse at a fraction of the cost.

Attivio Announces Major Milestones [Published: 02-11-2010]
Attivio, Inc. announced major milestones achieved in its fiscal year including new customers, partner additions, growth and the prestigious Red Herring Global 100 award.

BOARD International Announces that it has been Positioned in the Gartner 2010 Magic Quadrant for CPM Suites [Published: 02-11-2010]
The research evaluates CPM vendors by their completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision.

Melissa Data Announces Record Sales for the Company’s Data Quality Product Line [Published: 02-11-2010]
TDQ-IT helped close out the year exceeding expected forecast.

What’s New in QlikView 9 [Published: 02-13-2010]
QlikView 9 represents the most significant release to date of the powerful analytics and reporting software - building on its history of groundbreaking features with each product release. The enhancements in QlikView 9 build on the product’s reputation of powerful, yet simple analytics enabling end users to make smarter business decisions – faster. login required

QlikView 9 for Business Answers [Published: 02-13-2010]
QlikView 9 changes everything. It’s a new kind of business intelligence tool that’s easy to use and delivers rapid time to value. With unprecedented customer success and a money-back guarantee, it’s no wonder so many organizations are switching to QlikView, the world’s fastest-growing BI product. QlikView makes the powerful simple, and enables users to slice and dice their data without limits. With QlikView, there’s no more waiting for outdated reports or lengthy deployment hassles. For the first time, the power of real-time business answers is in the hands of all users – so they can make better decisions and take action now. login required

Planview Announces a New Class of Enterprise Planning Solution [Published: 02-14-2010]
Planview Enterprise allows organizations to create a dynamic and consistently relevant operating plan.

Research Informatics: Infrastructure or Competitive Advantage? [Published: 02-15-2010]
Greg Nelson looks at a few examples from clinical research and healthcare delivery environments and discusses how the creation of informatics environments can be positioned for value beyond just another IT infrastructure component.

InetSoft Launches Style Scope Free Edition [Published: 02-15-2010]
Style Scope Free Edition, is a free dashboard software application.

Oracle Announces the Availability of Oracle Database Lite [Published: 02-15-2010]
Oracle Database Lite is a comprehensive solution for developing, deploying and managing applications for mobile and embedded environments.

Marketing Business Intelligence [Published: 02-16-2010]
Richard Herschel emphasizes that business intelligence should be described through success stories rather than through traditional definitions.

Fidelitone Logistics Selects Pentaho [Published: 02-16-2010]
Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition will create an advanced customer information system that delivers up-to-the-minute details such as order status and inventory availability to customers outsourcing their operations to Fidelitone Logistics.

SAS Text Analytics Reveals Patterns, Sentiment and Relationships to Improve Decision Making [Published: 02-16-2010]
SAS Text Analytics automates the time-consuming process of reading individual documents and manually extracting relevant information.

The Rule of 151: How to Move Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence from Margin to Mainstream [Published: 02-16-2010]
Here are the 3 principles to follow if you are charged with introducing BI to your organization.

Business Integrated Insight [Published: 02-16-2010]
This paper proposed a new architectural model for decision making throughout the enterprise. Current data warehouse technologies, particularly dedicated implementations, will play a central role in the new order. login required

Collaborative Analytics [Published: 02-16-2010]
This paper looks at the disconnect between business analysts and IT, examines the source of this division and introduces the adaptive information cycle, a model that links the center-out approach of traditional data warehousing to edge-based, emergent prototyping that characterizes today's analytic environment. By combining concepts from integrated development environments, social networking and collaboraative working, the adaptive information cycle reunites business intelligence and business analytics. login required

Analytic Databases in the World of the Data Warehouse [Published: 02-16-2010]
The majority of companies have implemented their business intelligence (BI) environments according to a physically layered data warehouse architecture and based on traditional general-purpose relational databases. This paper argues that analytical databases may enable a move to a simpler non-layered architecture with significant benefits in terms of lower costs of implementation, maintenance and use. login required

Playmarts: Agility with Control [Published: 02-16-2010]
This paper introduces a new category of data mart – the "playmart" – to address the needs of both business analysts and IT. A playmart provides agility for users through freeform, iterative exploration of data from multiple sources in a safe, controlled and traceable environment. login required

Physicians Mutual Selects Information Builders’ WebFOCUS InfoAssist [Published: 02-16-2010]
WebFOCUS InfoAssist will provide reporting, analysis and information-delivery capabilities to business users.

ParAccel Introduces Analytic Software Appliance and Teams with Fusion-io [Published: 02-16-2010]
The strategic partnership between ParAccel and Fusion-io propels data warehousing to breakthrough levels of performance and efficiency.

iDashboards Tracks the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics using their Interactive Dashboard Software [Published: 02-17-2010]
The dashboards, which are updated daily, provide a summary of the day’s results and an interactive world map highlights participating countries and their corresponding medal tallies.

IntegriChain Launches Dynamic NextGen Analytics Platform [Published: 02-17-2010]
As part of the DNA: NextGen Analytics platform, IntegriChain is providing customers with a series of advanced analytical modules.

Oco Named in Gartner’s Report on Players in BI Industry [Published: 02-17-2010]
The Gartner Magic Quadrant report names Oco as a provider of SaaS BI solutions.

SolStonePlus Provides BI for the University of Bedfordshire [Published: 02-17-2010]
SolStonePlus has developed an indispensable Student Engagement system with the University of Bedfordshire.

Sybase Delivers Top Performance Results for Data Warehousing on TPC-H Benchmark [Published: 02-17-2010]
Sybase IQ delivers maximum performance by utilizing available assets while reducing the cost of ownership for mid-tier organizations.

arcplan Announces High Marks from Gartner [Published: 02-17-2010]
Two Magic Quadrant reports, highlighted arcplan as a strong front end to SAP, and as a software provider that brings a BI point of view to CPM.

Sybase Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2010 DBMS Magic Quadrant [Published: 02-17-2010]
Sybase IQ has been proven to deliver faster results for mission-critical business intelligence, data warehouse and reporting solutions on any standard hardware and operating systems.

Reversing the High Costs of Poor Quality Information [Published: 02-18-2010]
Larry English describes a six-step process for measuring and quantifying the costs of poor quality information.

Thin Air in the Ivory Tower [Published: 02-18-2010]
According to David McCleary, relationship is the leader’s quintessential job. To flawlessly lead, leaders must do what they fight diligently to avoid: they must surrender.

Aster Data Announces the Availability of a SAS/ACCESS Interface Engine for Aster Data nCluster [Published: 02-18-2010]
SAS/ACCESS to Aster Data allows SAS customers to accelerate the data mining process, gain faster business insights, and enable advanced analytics on large data volumes.

Accenture and SAS Plan to Jointly Develop Next-Generation Predictive Analytics Solutions [Published: 02-18-2010]
As part of the expansion, the two companies intend to jointly invest in the development of solutions focused on industry-specific predictive analytics applications.

Informer Web Reporting Software Enables Organizations to Maximize Performance and Improve the Bottom Line [Published: 02-18-2010]
Exclusive interview featuring Entrinsik's Doug Leupen

Healthcare IT is Transforming from Supporting Administrative Processes to Supporting Patient Care, Survey Says [Published: 02-18-2010]
Policy makers, patient advocates and healthcare companies themselves agree that electronic patient records and care management systems will improve treatment by reducing error rates and costly duplication.

Aon Consulting Selects Host Analytics [Published: 02-19-2010]
Aon Corporation, is deploying the Host Analytics Budget solution as part of the pensions and benefits funding process for its multinational clients.

Element to Implement Intellitactics SAFE [Published: 02-19-2010]
Intellitactics SAFE is a fully capable SIEM on one right-sized appliance.

Self-Service BI: Analytics for the Business Community [Published: 02-22-2010]
Every employee is some form of decision maker at various points during the day. To ensure smart decision making, the right information must be available at the right time. This white paper provides an explanation of self-service BI and how this capability is a necessity among business users today. login required

Three Real-World Applications of Text Mining to Solve Specific Business Problems [Published: 02-22-2010]
New BeyeNETWORK channel expert, Derick Jose takes a look at the business drivers for text mining in three industries: auto, healthcare and credit cards in his inaugural article.

DataFlux Introduces the DataFlux Data Management Platform [Published: 02-22-2010]
The Data Management Platform allows organisations to plan, implement and monitor data-centric projects – and extend them across the enterprise – to enable better decisions based on more accurate and trusted data.

Kognitio Signs Deal with Groupm [Published: 02-22-2010]
Under terms of the agreement, Kognitio and GroupM will build an analytical environment that will provide a global facility to match and monitor advertising placement.

ParAccel Announces Release of ParAccel Analytic Database Version 2.5 [Published: 02-22-2010]
The new release offers important enhancements advancing enterprise-class, government-grade analytics, and furthers ParAccel’s unmatched capacity to simplify and accelerate highly complex, queries on large data volumes.

Lyzasoft Introduces the Latest Version of Lyza [Published: 02-22-2010]
Version 2 allows analytical communities within an enterprise to synthesize data from many sources, visually analyze the data, and socialize their findings among the workgroup – all via an entirely self-serve model.

Aster Data Announces Aster Data nCluster 4.5 [Published: 02-22-2010]
Aster Data nCluster 4.5 provides an important step forward in analytics by allowing companies to simplify development and management of highly advanced, interactive analytic applications that process extremely large data volumes.

Extending the Scope and Reach of Business Intelligence, Part 1 [Published: 02-23-2010]
Learn about new and evolving technologies that enable companies to extend the scope and reach of their BI environments.

Netezza TwinFin i-Class Extends Data Warehousing to Support Advanced Analytics [Published: 02-23-2010]
Netezza TwinFin i-Class allows analytical applications to be run inside the appliance and close to the data.

Global Enterprise Marketing Solutions Selects DataMentors [Published: 02-23-2010]
Datamentors' DataFuse will provide much of the data standardization underpinnings that will help facilitate optimum performance from GEMS new paradigm-shifting CEP technology.

Vertica Announces the Release Vertica Analytic Database [Published: 02-23-2010]
Vertica 4.0 includes new features that give enterprises orders of magnitude faster performance than traditional databases.

Algebraix Data Corporation Announces the General Availability of A2DB Advanced Analytic Database [Published: 02-23-2010]
A2DB employs patented ALGEBRAIX database technology based on advanced set-processing mathematics.

SAP AG Announces the SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand Solution [Published: 02-24-2010]
SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand Solution will deliver a complete BI toolset in one flexible offering.

Kana Software Deploys Standard & Poor’s [Published: 02-24-2010]
Kana used Lyza to automate integration of data from logs and tables, then Lyza Commons to allow end users to interact with and converse about the resulting information.

Texas Southern University to use MicroStrategy BI Software in Graduate Program [Published: 02-24-2010]
MicroStrategy will be used to show students how BI reports and dashboards can support decision making, create an information democracy, support transparency, and track enterprise performance against strategic objectives.

Agenda and Speakers Announced for Inaugural Sentiment Analysis Symposium [Published: 02-24-2010]
What are your customers thinking (and blogging, tweeting, posting)? The Sentiment Analysis Symposium bridges technology and business in one of the most exciting applications to emerge in recent years: software that discovers business value in opinions and attitudes in social media, news and enterprise feedback.

Open Text Delivers a Legacy Decommissioning Strategy for Medium to Large Enterprises [Published: 02-25-2010]
Exclusive interview featuring Open Text’s Arshad Hussain

Netezza Releases Latest Version of the Mantra Appliance [Published: 02-25-2010]
Netezza Mantra appliance provides enterprises with a more comprehensive level of discovery and categorization of sensitive information across their largest data assets.

What is Corporate Data? [Published: 02-25-2010]
Bill Inmon delineates the characteristics of corporate data. login required

Master Data Management: Moving Forward... [Published: 02-25-2010]
David Loshin provides an insightful look at the master data management (MDM) market, specifically Talend's recent product announcement and the acquisitions by Informatica and IBM.

Attensity Group Launches Attensity Analyze for VoC Community Advantage [Published: 02-25-2010]
Attensity Analyze for VOC Community Advantage is a hosted solution designed to help companies, government organizations and community partners better leverage the deep insight available in customer communities.

Teradata Introduces Teradata Extreme Data Appliance 1600 [Published: 02-26-2010]
Teradata Extreme Data Appliance 1600 offers companies a complete, integrated appliance capable of the deep analysis of archival data four times faster than the previous generation.

Scalable Data Quality: A Seven Step Plan for Any Organization [Published: 02-27-2010]
Bad data is a challenge for all organizations as it can lead to lost revenue, operational inefficiencies and unnecessary costs. Organizations can benefit from a strong data quality initiative – one that scales to meet growing business needs. login required

Six Steps to Managing Data Quality with SQL Server Integration Services [Published: 02-27-2010]
Overcoming data quality challenges doesn’t have to be costly or difficult. Organizations can take advantage of the integration capabilities in Microsoft’s SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to implement a total data quality solution. login required

Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions [Published: 02-27-2010]
In a tight economy, the need for making sound business decisions while finding efficiencies is critical. That’s why more companies are adding location intelligence to their data to make better business decisions – and gain a competitive advantage. (Note: this white paper takes about 3 minutes to download.) login required

Total Data Quality – Just What the Doctor Ordered [Published: 02-27-2010]
A medical university needed to cleanse and integrate data from disparate and multiple data source systems – a difficult, time-consuming and costly task. Read how the university cost-effectively synchronized its business processes using tools readily available for Microsoft SSIS. login required

A Revolution in High-Performance SQL Processing [Published: 02-27-2010]
This white paper explains why flaws with traditional data warehousing hardware architecture cause poor performance while driving up costs and how Kickfire's SQL chip and open data warehousing platform solve them to deliver true performance. login required