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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.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Richard's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

IOD-Gold%20logo.jpgThe next Gold session was IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Update by Bill O'Connell, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for Data Warehousing. Bill started with an overview of the Integrated Info Infrastructure for IBM. One part is the Dynamic Warehousing strategy that enables customers to use advanced analytics as part of a real-time business processes.

Future data warehousing technologies will evolved around analytics enabled by: Map-Reduce, Data-in-Motion, High-Dimensional, and Relational.

Power and cooling is the fastest increasing cost component in data centers, as shown in this chart. IBM Balanced Warehouse is designed with Green in mind through EnergyScale technology to dynamically managed resources.

Solid State Disks (SSD) is coming, bringing 5x performance improvements, 75% reduction in rack space, and 89% power reduction. Cost of SSD is the primary issue but is steadily declining. Subsequent discussion of performance studies with advanced storage technologies was under NDA.

OLAP assets from Cognos and other acquired companies are rolling into three areas:

- Cognos PowerCube as Transformer for general BI
- Cognos TM1 as Turbo Integrator for optimized write-back and high volatitity
- InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services as Design Studio for large datasets with large dimensions

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

Posted October 27, 2008 3:35 PM
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