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:
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.
Big Data , cloud computing , SaaS Business Intelligence
Tags: analytics, big data, business intelligence, cloud analytics, cloud BI, Gartner, Informatica, iPad, sandhill.com, Tidemark
I sat down with my friend Patrick Morrissey this week to discuss the business intelligence market, Big Data and all things cloud. Pat runs marketing for a hot new company called Tidemark. This was a follow up to a discussion published on the Sandhill.com site: Enterprise Performance Management in the Cloud on an iPad.
Here are the questions he asked. You can read my answers here: Five for Friday – Darren Cunningham of Informatica Cloud.
- Analytics and business intelligence are top of mind for organizations today and Gartner says that BI is the #1 CIO priority in 2012. Why is this such a hot button issue?
- If analytics are so critical to business success, why do so many projects fail?
- There is a lot of talk about “Big Data” in the press, blogs and industry events. How do you think about Big Data?
- Many larger organizations are now moving to “Cloud First” as their enterprise IT and application strategy. How does cloud change the game?
Definitely some great questions – how did I do? Want to take a stab at answering them? What’s your POV?
Tags: analytics, cloud BI, cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, DaaS, data as a service, data integration, Informatica, iPaas, Jeff Kaplan, Master Data Management, PaaS, SaaS BI, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com
Ok, there’s a lot I know I missed (usage-based integration services and the role of a vibrant Marketplace come to mind), but here is my set of 2012 cloud data integration predictions:
- Get Ready for Data as as a Service
- True Cloud MDM will Emerge
- Analytics as a Service is Ready for Prime Time
- Enterprise PaaS Adoption Leads to Integration Platform as a Service
- IT as a Service: The Conversation Continues
You can read the complete post on the Informatica Perspectives blog.
I’d love to hear any feedback and input you might have on the topic. We discussed some of these and other trends in a webinar today with Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies: Doing Data Right in the Cloud – How the Best Companies are Getting it Done. Here’s the recording on YouTube:
business intelligence , cloud computing , data integration , Data Integration in the Cloud , PaaS , SaaS , SaaS Business Intelligence
Tags: business intelligence, cloud BI, cloud business intelligence, cloud computing, data warehousing, Databases, IBM, Informatica, MicroStrategy, Microstrategy Cloud, ParAccel, SaaS BI
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.