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Krish Krishnan

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein.

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

I would like to use this blog to have constructive communication and exchanges of ideas in the business intelligence community on topics from data warehousing to SOA to governance, and all the topics in the umbrella of these subjects.

To maximize this blog's value, it must be an interactive venue. This means your input is vital to the blog's success. All that I ask from this audience is to treat everybody in this blog community and the blog itself with respect.

So let's start blogging and share our ideas, opinions, perspectives and keep the creative juices flowing!

About the author >

Krish Krishnan is a worldwide-recognized expert in the strategy, architecture, and implementation of high-performance data warehousing solutions and big data. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader and is ranked as one of the top data warehouse consultants in the world. As an independent analyst, Krish regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and user groups. He has written prolifically in trade publications and eBooks, contributing over 150 articles, viewpoints, and case studies on big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, and high-performance architectures. He co-authored Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse with Bill Inmon in 2011, and Morgan Kaufmann will publish his first independent writing project, Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data, in August 2013.

With over 21 years of professional experience, Krish has solved complex solution architecture problems for global Fortune 1000 clients, and has designed and tuned some of the world’s largest data warehouses and business intelligence platforms. He is currently promoting the next generation of data warehousing, focusing on big data, semantic technologies, crowdsourcing, analytics, and platform engineering.

Krish is the president of Sixth Sense Advisors Inc., a Chicago-based company providing independent analyst, management consulting, strategy and innovation advisory and technology consulting services in big data, data warehousing, and business intelligence. He serves as a technology advisor to several companies, and is actively sought after by investors to assess startup companies in data management and associated emerging technology areas. He publishes with the BeyeNETWORK.com where he leads the Data Warehouse Appliances and Architecture Expert Channel.

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

September 2011 Archives

Google+ is now open for pubic. Google's long awaited entry into Social Media happened yesterday. All current indicators are leading one to believe that Google is albeit late to the party. But do not write this off yet, Google has a heavy arsenal in terms of Search, Youtube and Google Analytics which can be deployed with ease by Google. The large question remains however - Can Google+ challenge Facebook? or is Google+ going the Bing way? The next quarter will tell.

Posted September 21, 2011 12:09 PM
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IBM has announced that it was buying Algorithmics, a risk analytics company, for $387 million, expanding its services for financial institutions.

IBM has been particularly active in the area, making $14 billion worth of acquisitions in the last five years. With Algorithmics, IBM is pushing further into financial services. The company's client list includes 25 of the top 30 banks, among them HSBC, Nomura and Societe Generale.

The next set of analytics and solutions from IBM will be cloud based offerings for financial institutions including small,midsize and regional companies.

This acquisition is something to keep an eye on and follow.

Posted September 4, 2011 10:01 AM
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