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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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IOD-Gold%20logo.jpgMy absolute favorite in the exhibit hall is the IBM Advanced Technology booths. The best and brightest from the research labs present their creations, motivated by real business situations. Over the years, I have gotten into the deep and intense discussions about cutting-edge issues.

IBM-Gold%20AdvTech.JPGLast night was no exception. David Gotz and Tong Levas of the Watson Lab demonstrated their work with high-bandwidth analytics (bad label) and UDAT (Unified Domain Adaptation Tool to create semantic templates). The metaphor is hiking a trail from your raw data to an insightful analytic. Being from Colorado, I naturally like this metaphor, simple and brilliant! It stuck me that, not since the days of IFPS from Execucom, have we had a useful way to track our analysis path through the data.

Mark Feblowitz of the Hawthorne Lab demonstrated Stream Processing Application Declarative Engine (SPADE) for Stream Computing. In the spirit of Jeff Jonas, the demo of SPADE showed the incremental progression of Hurricane Dean and its predicted impacts on oil rigs and refiners. The purpose was to understand the dynamics of commodity markets.

[Blog stream from IBM IOD/Gold October 2008 is here]

Posted October 26, 2008 8:00 PM
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