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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



May 2009 Archives

It's an ad for RJMetrics a dashboard company but its kinda funny and how often to you see a rap video about BI?

Thank you to http://www.twitter.com/lkfr for the link

Posted May 29, 2009 5:27 AM
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Yes I know there are a lot of BI applications that will run on your iPhone. Oracle was an early adopter (maybe even the first according to some blogs) companies like Pentaho and QlikTech and MicroStrategy have also delivered very nice iPhone solutions. But I have yet to see anyone leverage the iPhone interface with the elegance that MeLLmo has delivered with its new SaaS application RoamBi.

RoamBi can take a spreadsheet, web pages, and even SalesForce reports and transform it into a highly intuitive business intelligence application with just a couple key strokes. If you want to give it a try its available as a free download through the iPhone App Store and can be found at: http://www.roambi.com/getroambi.

MeLLmo is rolling out three different components of the solution today.

  • Free RoamBi application for the iPhone - allows you to view and interact with the data
  • RoamBi SaaS, which allows individual users to publish their personal data to the iPhone in one click. All you have to do is upload your data to the system and it will deliver rich reports to your iPhone. MeLLmo is presently delivering 4 different views that will work with many types of data. See below for more details on views.* A premium SaaS version with additional functionality will be available later this year.
  • RoamBi Enterprise, which allows the mobile workforce to publish their business information to the iPhone. The Enterprise version is a scalable server that allows organizations to publish business information to to mobile devices.
The company is headed by industry veteran Santiago Becerra, chairman and co-founder. He founded Infommersion, creator of Xcelsius, in 2002, which he later sold to Business Objects in 2005. Santiago was also the founder and CEO of Graphical Information Inc., a software company that he sold to Oracle Corporation in 1998.

Visit the website to see a video demonstration of RoamBi and view sample publishing options.

Views are dynamic user interface options formatted specifically for the iPhone. These elegant design types include:
  • SuperList for publishing tabular data
  • CataList for publishing information in a catalog format
  • Cardex for publishing content in a file cabinet format
  • PieView for publishing content in a pie chart format
Here is how you get started.
  • First, download RoamBi from the iTunes App Store
  • Second, visit www.roambi.com to upload custom information to the RoamBi Publisher including Excel spreadsheets, HTML table data, CSV files, and salesforce.com reports
  • Third, select a RoamBi View and publish the information to an iPhone with one-click
While some of the more established BI vendors are offering much more by way of comprehensive platform MeLLmo has done an excellent job out of the gate putting mobile BI in the hands of just about anyone who has data to analyze. They have done a superb job of leveraging the iPhone platform. They have several patents in place already and with 9 pending so I'm sure a few of the leaders in the space will be calling them this week to discuss partnerships.

Here are a few screen shots:




Posted May 18, 2009 10:05 PM
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My favorite part is the helmet on the handle bars in front of him.....

Posted May 15, 2009 5:56 AM
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The following is a list of the most popular business intelligence and data warehouse articles, white papers and news items as read by visitors to the BeyeNETWORK in the month of April.

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These articles were read nearly 45,000 times in April. Did you read them?

  1. Book Review: Advanced Data Warehouse Design
  2. Book Review: Implementing Enterprise Data Warehousing
  3. The Flaws of the Classic Data Warehouse Architecture, Part 2
  4. Management by Spreadsheet
  5. Business Intelligence Pervasiveness (and is it Wise to Ignore those Shadow Spreadbasemarts?)
  6. The Elusive Virtual Data Warehouse
  7. The Flaws of the Classic Data Warehouse Architecture, Part 1
  8. One of Your Clinics is Not Like the Others
  9. Data Degradation
  10. Different Data Warehouses

White Papers
(Free to registered members of the Network)

  1. Leveraging Microsoft Excel for Effective BPM
  2. Real Analytics for Real Business
  3. The Case for Investing in Business Analytics Technology
  4. Actionable Planning
  5. Defining Business Analytics and Its Impact On Organizational Decision-Making
  6. BPM and the 'Big Three
  7. Deriving Deep Insights from Large Data Sets
  8. Predicts 2009: Business Intelligence and Performance Management Will Deliver Greater Business Value
  9. BI for the Mid-Market
  10. The Evolution of the Corporation Information Factory Part II


  1. Analytix On Demand and Pervasive Software Join Forces
  2. Pervasive DataRush Delivers Solutions for Data-Intensive Applications and Analytics
  3. InforSense is Included in the List of Cool Vendors
  4. Kognitio Builds and Manages a 1.5TB Data Warehouse for Kelkoo via Data Warehousing as a Service
  5. Organizations Worldwide Turn to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence
  6. Kognitio's WX2 Analytical Database is the Product of the Year
  7. AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies is Using the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management Application
  8. Vision Solutions Breaks through Barriers with Vision Replicate
  9. PivotLink Teams with Google
  10. Sybase's Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution is Recognized by Forrester and IDC

Posted May 14, 2009 6:11 AM
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IBM has announced the launch of its "streaming computing" software that delivers real-time analytics. The solution is named IBM System S. Along with the launch of the software they are also introducing the new IBM European Stream Computing Center, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland that will serve as a hub of research, customer support and advanced testing facility.

IBM has dubbed the solution as being built for "perpetual analytics" by incorporating a new architecture and improved algorithms to analyze simultaneous data streams and deliver nearly instantaneous analysis to business users.

Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics are using System S along with The Marine Institute of Ireland and TD Securities. The embargoed press release I received doesn't provide details on the systems that support System S so I'll try to follow up with more specific information as I receive it.

Posted May 13, 2009 2:05 AM
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