Bloor IM Blog
This is the Bloor Information Management (IM) Blog. Multiple Bloor analysts will be contributing to this blog over time.
For everything there is a season
All good things come to those that wait. That could be the position that Kx Systems finds itself in. For those that don’t know the company, Kx Systems was one of the first companies to deploy column-based database technology, back in the...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 18th July '14
How do you map a sphere to a plane?
This is a question that may not seem to have much relevance to IT. However, there are lots of geo-spatial applications where it is fundamental. One approach is to simply use longitude and latitude but the problem now is the time it takes to...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 14th July '14
EXASOL has historically been seen as a mainly DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) based vendor of data warehousing. Outside central Europe it has had little success until recently. However, last year it formed a partnership with Intelligent Edge...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 4th July '14
The Any Data Manifesto
I pledge that, except by way of explanation (or in order to poke fun at it), I will not refer to the misleading and meaningless term “Big Data” but instead will use the term “Any Data”. I do this because the subject at hand...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 19th June '14
Taming the data preparation beast
It is generally reckoned that the identification and preparation of data by data scientists takes up around 80% of the time required for analysis. This figure hasn’t changed much since data mining first came to the fore twenty years ago....
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 27th May '14
Informatica: beyond integration
Amongst other things, Informatica has just announced details of how it sees its platform developing over the next months and years. There are two major aspects to this, the first being what the company is calling the Intelligent Data Platform (IDP)...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 14th May '14
Dell Boomi and the Knowledge Base
Dell Boomi has just launched the latest version of its AtomSphere iPaaS (integration platform as a service) product. Initially I want to talk about something that is unique (I think) to Boomi, and which represents a major differentiator. This is the...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 8th May '14
EnterpriseWeb: seriously cool integration
EnterpriseWeb, which is the name of both the company and its product, set out five years go to solve a major integration issue. Needless to say many industry sages told them to go slowly and not try and boil the ocean. This is generally sound...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 29th April '14
Attunity Gold Client
Attunity Gold Client Solutions are based on technology that the company gained when it acquired Hayes Technology Group. The principal capability that Gold Client provides is database subsetting for SAP environments, including SAP HANA for which it...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 10th April '14
It's replication, but not as you know it
I have had an update from Attunity, specifically with respect to both Attunity Replicate and Gold Client Solutions. I will discuss the latter in a second article. Attunity Replicate does what you would normally expect replication to do and...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 9th April '14
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