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Colin White

I like the various blogs associated with my many hobbies and even those to do with work. I find them very useful and I was excited when the Business Intelligence Network invited me to write my very own blog. At last I now have somewhere to park all the various tidbits that I know are useful, but I am not sure what to do with. I am interested in a wide range of information technologies and so you might find my thoughts will bounce around a bit. I hope these thoughts will provoke some interesting discussions.

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Colin White is the founder of BI Research and president of DataBase Associates Inc. As an analyst, educator and writer, he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence technologies and how they can be used for building the smart and agile business. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers on deploying new and evolving information technologies for business benefit and is a regular contributor to several leading print- and web-based industry journals. For ten years he was the conference chair of the Shared Insights Portals, Content Management, and Collaboration conference. He was also the conference director of the DB/EXPO trade show and conference.

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

My post a couple of days ago about data warehousing in the cloud led to requests for more information about this topic and related SaaS BI solutions.  

Claudia Imhoff and I recently published a research report on the BeyeNETWORK entitled "Pay as You Go: Software-as-a-Service Business Intelligence and Data Management." The report was sponsored by Blinklogic, Host Analytics, PivotLink and SAP BusinessObjects who offer SaaS BI solutions. It was also sponsored by Kognitio who (like Aster, GreenPlum and Vertica mentioned in my previous blog) have a data warehousing in the cloud offering. The report discusses SaaS BI and data warehousing and reviews the pros and cons of using this type of deployment model.

The report can be found on beyeresearch.com.

Posted June 11, 2009 4:58 PM
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Thanks for the link Colin. The challenges you list sound more short-term in nature. Interesting to see how traditional software firms are now promoting SaaS alternatives. Have seen, for example, Pitney Bowes promoting On Demand options for their popular CDQ and location intelligence apps.

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