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Ron Powell

Thanks for visiting my blog. As co-founder of the BeyeNETWORK, acquired by TechTarget in 2010, I am privileged to participate in many industry-related activities as a BeyeNETWORK expert covering business intelligence and analytics. These events provide me with a unique insider perspective into the business intelligence ecosystem, its products and the vendors that provide those products. I'll be sharing that invaluable information with you through this blog, which will also be a reflection my business philosophy. And, just to make this interesting, I'll be sure to include my personal point of view on a wide range of topics and share some of the stories of people I meet in my travels.

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Ron is an independent analyst, consultant and editorial expert with extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics and data warehousing. Currently president of Powell Interactive Media, which specializes in consulting and podcast services, he is also Executive Producer of The World Transformed Fast Forward series. In 2004, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010.  Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, Ron was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management). He maintains an expert channel and blog on the BeyeNETWORK and may be contacted by email at rpowell@powellinteractivemedia.com. 

More articles and Ron's blog can be found in his BeyeNETWORK expert channel.

Recently in Data Modeling Category

Embarcadero announced the release of ER/Studio XE, which will make it easier for data architects responsible for data warehousing and business intelligence. The importance of data modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence could not be more important. Data modeling must be easier for business analysts to be able to convey DW/BI requirements to business stakeholders, creating and articulating corporate classifications and collaborative data modeling. The new release also includes an improved and more scalable server-side repository for model management and allows users to share, document and publish models and metadata to distributed teams. It also provides for a unified window to support all databases: Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Teradata, etc. The need to reduce the burden on IT is really critical for business agility and is even more important for all enterprises regardless of size. Another key feature is its ToolCloud technology for centralized license management and on-demand tool access. They also announced an easy upgrade path to Embarcadero All-Access XE.

Embarcadero also announced a partnership with Netezza with this release and is supporting Netezza's TwinFin appliance 5.0 and 4.6 customers, helping them to more accurately document, engineer and manage BI-focused data. It will also help those customers to better understand their data and provide even more meaningful information to their business users with business intelligence and analytics. "With a faster and more highly scalable repository, and by expanding ER/Studio's DMBS support for Netezza, our customers can better manage and reuse their existing data assets and ultimately optimize internal processes to save time and money," said Jason Tiret, director of modeling and architecture solutions for Embarcadero Technologies.

Posted November 10, 2010 3:14 PM
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