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In just under 2 hours Microsoft fired off a multi-front attack on what are perceived to be their two biggest weaknesses in the Business Intelligence space. For quite sometime many have thought that Microsoft lacked the full stack solution that their competitors were offering and it seemed that when they did add by acquisition those same folks still didn't think BI at Microsoft was ready for prime time. The other knock against the Microsoft stack was that the DB couldn't scale with the big boys, that too was addressed today.

With the announcement of projects Gemini, Kilimanjaro and Madison Microsoft has once and for all expressed how serious it is about business intelligence. Gemini will bring self service analysis to the solution suite while Kilimanjaro is the next version of the recently released SQL Server 2008. CDP's of Gemini/Kilimanjaro will be available in the next 12 months and will be delivered in early 2010. Lastly, Microsoft showed off by demonstrating it's recently acquired Datallegro technology by crunching 1 trillion rows of data using the MPP technology. This project codenamed Madison will mirror the release strategy of the previously mentioned projects.

Richard Hackathorn
is blogging live from the event and has even greater details here.

Tags: Microsoft, Business Intelligence, Kilimanjaro, Gemini, Madison, Microsoft BI Conference

Posted October 6, 2008 3:51 PM
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