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Richard Hackathorn

Welcome to my blog stream. I am focusing on the business value of low latency data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse (DW) appliances, use of virtual world technology, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of business intelligence. However, my blog entries may range widely depending on current industry events and personal life changes. So, readers beware!

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Dr. Richard Hackathorn is founder and president of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology industry as a well-known industry analyst, technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, associative link analysis, data warehousing, and web farming. Focus areas are: business value of timely data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse appliances, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of BI.

Richard has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications, presented regularly at leading industry conferences and conducted professional seminars in eighteen countries. He writes regularly for the BeyeNETWORK.com and has a channel for his blog, articles and research studies. He is a member of the IBM Gold Consultants since its inception, the Boulder BI Brain Trust and the Independent Analyst Platform.

Dr. Hackathorn has written three professional texts, entitled Enterprise Database Connectivity, Using the Data Warehouse (with William H. Inmon), and Web Farming for the Data Warehouse.

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IBM is announcing enhancements of the products within the InfoSphere family, along with sharpening the branding of InfoSphere, which will definitely alleviate customer confusion about their product offerings.

Enhancements falls into four categories:

- Global support: new languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) and multi-cultural names/addresses

- Administration tools: deployment, QualityStage, business glossary, FastTrack for managing corporate naming standards

- SOA/Grid: added JMS, REST, RSS bindings, Oracle as data provider, managing the deployment and execution across grids

- Mainframe Data: access to non-relational data sources, PL/1 metadata, JDBC connectivity, native VSAM-VSAM replication

Posted August 14, 2008 9:15 AM
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