This week I participated in an interactive webinar with Tidemark, SnapLogic and Howard Dresner. Howard reviewed some of the early findings from his annual Wisdom of the Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study – 2014 Edition, with a particular focus on Cloud, Mobile and Collaborative Analytics. It’s always great to get his perspective on the changing landscape of business intelligence and analytics.
I’ll post a few notes from the discussion on the SnapLogic blog this week. In the meantime, here’s the recording:
business intelligence , cloud computing , data integration , SaaS Business Intelligence
Tags: Amazon Redshift, Birst, cloud analytics, cloud BI, iPaas, SaaS BI, SnapLogic Integration Cloud, Tableau
I moderated a SnapLogic webinar today focused on the market shift to business intelligence, analytics and enterprise performance management delivered in the cloud. We discussed the trends, shared some industry analyst perspectives and demonstrated the importance of cloud integration to an overall business analytics as a service strategy. Here’s the presentation. You can watch the recording when it’s posted here. As always, feedback welcome.
Here are some of the links referenced in the presentation:
analytics , business intelligence , cloud computing , cloud integration , PaaS , SaaS , SaaS Business Intelligence
Tags: Application programming interface, Cloud integration, Cloud-based integration, Data warehouse, snaplogic
Maneesh Joshi from SnapLogic shared his 2014 cloud integration predictions last week. They are:
- iPaaS makes ESBs obsolete
- API management and iPaaS jointly displace Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in enterprise IT
- IT dinosaurs face extinction; the citizen developer emerges
- Digital Marketing platforms take over the world
- The rise of the cloud data warehouse
Here’s a powerpoint overview:
I like how Tableau created a web page and slideshare presentation for their 2014 business intelligence predictions. I also like their predictions. Here they are, with a few comments.
- The end of data scientists (does that mean data artisans too?)
- Cloud business intelligence goes mainstream (I guess I was a little early on that one – here’s an interesting cloud BI survey)
- Big data finally goes to the sky (go Redshift!)
- Predictive analytics goes mainstream (hmmm…I still remember “Data Mining for the Masses” circa 1998 with BusinessObjects Business Miner)
- Agile BI extends its lead (is there one BI vendor that doesn’t call their tools agile?)
- Embedded BI begins to emerge (Good news for JasperSoft, given they’ve been talking about this for years.)
- Story telling becomes a priority (In other words, stop talking speeds and feeds and discuss outcomes – as suggested recently by Ken Rudin)
- Mobile BI becomes the primary experience (Michael Saylor has to be happy about this prediction – has anyone read The Mobile Wave?)
- Organizations begin to analyst social data in earnest (Is Earnest was a new flavor or Hadoop?)
- NoSQL is the new Hadoop (not sure what the angle here is for Tableau, but sure.)
Here’s the presentation with more details.
In 2006 I posted a presentation on Slideshare called, “What is Driving the Shift to On-Demand BI?“ While it might have been a little early in terms of cloud business intelligence adoption, looking at it today shows that most of the industry analyst predictions were actually quite conservative when it comes to cloud adoption in the enterprise. I listed the drivers for the shift to analytics as a cloud service as:
- It just makes sense
- Simple, simple, simple
- OLTP –> OLAP
- Because Gartner said so!
- “Date a fad, marry a trend.” (with acknowledgement to @kellblog of course)
Here’s the presentation.
Recently Amazon.com announced that Redshift, their data warehouse solution, is the company’s fastest growing AWS service. Over 1000 global customers are moving significant business intelligence initiatives to Amazon’s data warehouse in the cloud. This video does a pretty nice job of explaining how it works and why the value proposition is so compelling.
business intelligence , cloud computing , cloud integration , Informatica , SaaS , SaaS Business Intelligence , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud integration, Informatica Cloud, SaaS Integration, Salesforce analytics, salesforce backup, salesforce compliance, salesforce replication, Salesforce.com
I moderating a webinar last week that featured two great salesforce.com customers sharing their experiences with Informatica Cloud data replication. The webinar also featured a demonstration of cloud integration in action.
One of the customers shared their insights in this brief video:
Here is the recording of the cloud integration webinar:
And here are the slides:
Big Data , business intelligence , cloud computing , Data Integration in the Cloud , Informatica , MDM , PaaS , SaaS , Salesforce.com
Tags: data scientist, EMC, Google, Informatica, Informatica World 2012, Salesforce.com
This industry panel was fairly typical in that it focused on social, mobile, cloud computing and Big Data – the megatrends of technology in 2012. What I thought was unique about this discussion, is that it featured different, lively and somewhat contentious points of view. Instead of violent agreement, there was actually some great discussion and different perspectives on the technology industry were represented. The panel was moderated by R “Ray” Wang from Constellation Research and featured executives from EMC, Informatica, Google and Salesforce.com.
AppExchange , business intelligence , cloud computing , data integration , Informatica , PaaS , SaaS , SaaS Business Intelligence , Salesforce integration
Tags: analytics, cloud computing, Cloud integration, data warehousing, GoodData, Informatica, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, Systems integrator
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.
business intelligence , cloud computing , CRM , IaaS , Informatica , PaaS , SaaS , Salesforce.com
Tags: Amazon, Amazon Web Services, AWS, cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud services, data integration, Force.com, Informatica, Salesforce.com, sandhill.com
I posted an interview yesterday on the Sandhill.com blog with an IT thought leader in the financial services industry: From Cloud Skeptical to Cloud Curious to Cloud First. A few highlights:
“In the past I wasn’t building and managing infrastructure in the cloud, but rather using applications to perform end-user tasks. With the evolution of solutions like Amazon Web Services (AWS), salesforce.com and Informatica Cloud, my thinking has evolved to the point where I believe corporations can build out their entire application infrastructure in the Public Cloud. “
“….the only obstacles to businesses moving applications to the cloud right now are:
- Connectivity Speed
- Lack of familiarity on behalf of in-house IT teams”
You can read the entire interview here.