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CIO Insight: Top IT Applications in 2012 and Beyond

CIO Insight published a great slideshow overview today on  application adoption trends over the next 12 months. I’d embed if if I could figure out out. Here’s a brief summary:

Top 5 apps to be integrated:

  1. Business intelligence/analytics (39%)
  2. Productivity/collaboration (36%)
  3. Sales (34%)
  4. Financial (28%)
  5. Social Media (27%)
Top social media platform for marketing/customer support:
  1. Facebook (32%)
  2. Twitter (20%)
  3. LinkedIn (20%)
Biggest roadblocks for fully harnessing data (percent respondents):
  1. Insufficient integration (45%)
  2. Data-quality maintenance (40%)
  3. Network/system performance maintenance (35%)
Other results:
  • 57% of respondents anticipate that data volume will increase 25% during the next 12 to 18 months.
  • 56% of respondents feel that easily connecting applications and data will allow staff more time to work on other business initiatives.
  • 33% of respondents say they’ll implement at least four SaaS/cloud applications during the next two years.
  • 42% of respondents plan to incorporate cloud solutions to address integration needs.

Be sure to check out the complete presentation here.

#DF11 Video: Orchestrating Your Data: A Business Guide to Integration and Analytics

This Dreamforce 2011 presentation provides a good overview of both cloud-based analytics (GoodData) and data integration (Informatica Cloud). The session is from systems integrator Astadia, and features a nice balance of vendor overview, best practices, and some cool white boarding from an implementation expert – Aaron Mieswinkel.

Data Integration in the Cloud (via Business Analytics 3.0)

This post provides a comprehensive overview of cloud integration use cases, options and approaches. It’s definitely worth reviewing if you’re interested in the topic.

The Curious Case of Salesforce and Workday: Data Integration in the Cloud The growing enterprise adoption of Salesforce SFA/CRM, Workday HR, Netsuite ERP, Oracle on Demand, Force.com for apps and Amazon Web Services for e-commerce will result in more fragmented enterprise data scattered across the cloud. Automating the moving, monitoring, securing and synchronization of data is no longer a “nice-to-have” but “must-have” capability. Data quality and integration issues — aggregating data from the myriad sources and servi … Read More

via Business Analytics 3.0

5 Requirements for a Big Data Integration Platform

Two articles caught my attention today – and not surprisingly both had to do with Big Data and Cloud Computing.

Microsoft’s, Google’s big data plans give IT an edge – an interesting take on Google vs. Microsoft with good details on both. Note the recent stat from Gartner in the intro: “By 2015, companies that have adopted big data and extreme information management will begin to outperform unprepared competitors by 20% in every available financial metric.”

Sounds like Information Management has gone Extreme. Very exciting!

The other article comes from Loraine Lawson, who recently interviewed the always quotable James Markarian from Informatica: Big Data Platform Should Support Data Exploration. He outlines five key requirememts for a Big Data Integration Platform:

  1. Integration from a variety (there’s that word again!) of sources, from mainframes to messaging systems.
  2. Data quality and data governance.
  3. Text analytics and sentiment analysis.
  4. Support for R.
  5. A new attitude about analysis and design schemas.
You can read the entire interview here.

Here’s another interview with James, if you want more on the Big Data Integration topic:





							

Next Generation Cloud Business Intelligence?

MicroStrategy entered the cloud BI market today by announcing the general availability of MicroStrategy Cloud. From the press release:

“Compared to traditional on-premises BI approaches, MicroStrategy Cloud is quicker to deploy (within 48 hours) and more flexible, delivers world-class performance, and offers significant financial advantages. MicroStrategy Cloud is powerful and flexible enough to support the full range of cloud use cases, from fast, flexible tactical BI solutions, to the largest implementations where performance and scalability are imperative.”

The announcement goes on to highlight the following benefits:

  • World-Class Performance
  • Integrated Database and Data Integration
  • Accelerated Time to Market
  • Comprehensive Security
  • Elite Platform Partners
Of note on the partner front:
  • “IBM Netezza will provide its complete family of analytical appliances.”
  • “MicroStrategy Cloud customers will be able to choose from a multitenant Cloud-based Data Integration solution, or run their own dedicated Informatica environment in the MicroStrategy Cloud.”
  • “ParAccel will bring its analytic platform to MicroStrategy Cloud customers, delivering extreme scalability to thousands of nodes and tens of thousands of users in a flexible, solution that is optimized for virtualized and cloud-based environments.”
Is Cloud BI 2.0 now upon us? Be sure to read the entire MicroStrategy Cloud press release for more details.

Informatica’s Chris Boorman Talks About Big Data

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Here’s an overview of Big Data from Informatica’s CMO Chris Boorman. He summarizes Big Data as the confluence of three major trends in the industry: the growing complexity and volume of transactional data, new sources of interaction data, and new ways of processing data (such as Hadoop). He also provides an overview of Informatica’s latest release.

The Increasing Importance of Cloud Data Replication

Last week we hosted a webinar on cloud data replication, with a particular focus on Salesforce CRM and Force.com. The level of interest and interaction was amazing. Whether the use case is back-up, compliance or business intelligence, having a flexible and cloud-based approach to cloud data replication is clearly critical to software as a service (SaaS) application and platform success. You can check out the recording here.


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