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Wayne Eckerson

Welcome to Wayne's World, my blog that illuminates the latest thinking about how to deliver insights from business data and celebrates out-of-the-box thinkers and doers in the business intelligence (BI), performance management and data warehousing (DW) fields. Tune in here if you want to keep abreast of the latest trends, techniques, and technologies in this dynamic industry.

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Wayne has been a thought leader in the business intelligence field since the early 1990s. He has conducted numerous research studies and is a noted speaker, blogger, and consultant. He is the author of two widely read books: Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (2005, 2010) and The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders (2012).

Wayne is founder and principal consultant at Eckerson Group,a research and consulting company focused on business intelligence, analytics and big data.

Dundas Data Visuailzation, Inc. is about to complete its transition from a provider of charting components to a full-stack business intelligence (BI) vendor. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based company became one of the leading providers of charting and programming controls. Seeing an opportunity to move "up the stack", Dundas sold most of its components to Microsoft in 2007 and focused on building a dashboard product, which it shipped in 2010. Capitalizing on its visualization heritage, Dundas quickly built a following for its Dundas Dashboards product. It now has almost 1,000 customers in 53 countries, including many Fortune 500 companies.

Recognizing that many customers were using its dashboard product for other BI functions, Dundas recently decided to build a BI suite, called Dundas BI, that it plans to ship by end of year. The suite will support ad hoc reporting, analysis, dashboarding, scorecarding, visual discovery, and a data mashup utility along with an in-memory database.

Dundas Dashboards runs on a .NET architecture with Microsoft IIS Web Server and Microsoft SQL Server, enabling it to access relational and OLAP databases and flat files. Business users access the product using Microsoft Silverlight-based browsers or HTML5 for mobile devices. Version 5, shipped this year, enables users to schedule reports (PDF, PowerPoint, or Excel), HTML5 viewer for mobile devices, connectivity to Amazon Redshift, and a usage tracking application. Dundas has a consulting team that helps customers design key performance indicators and dashboard and scorecard displays. The company's top top competitor is Qlik.

For more information, go to www.dundas.com


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