Bloor IM Blog
This is the Bloor Information Management (IM) Blog. Multiple Bloor analysts will be contributing to this blog over time.
We recently completed a survey of the ISV market and I thought it might useful to summarise our findings. Perhaps the most interesting statistic was that 75% of ISVs were still just concentrating on traditional applications that improve current...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 12th June '13
As usual with any major vendor conference there are various new product releases and announcements. The most interesting from Informatica World are the release of new Informatica PowerCenter Express Editions and the introduction of Vibe. The Express...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 5th June '13
Data Migration 2013
Readers will know that our last survey into the data migration market, along with the best practices we recommended, was published in 2011. The big result from this survey was the extent to which the adoption of technology increased the chance of...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 16th May '13
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 10th May '13
IBM boo-boo on big data
On April 3rd IBM put out a press release called IBM Announces New Innovations to Help Organizations Benefit from the Next Natural Resource: Big Data. It discussed the introduction of the IBM PureData System for Hadoop, which includes a new version...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 15th April '13
If I haven't heard of it it's probably NoSQL!
There are a huge and ridiculous number of NoSQL databases on the market and the truth is that there is not enough market out there to sustain them all. This means that a bunch of them will eventually go belly up. This is especially true bearing in...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 12th February '13
IBM adds new Netezza model
IBM has announced a new model in its PureData for Analytics (previously Netezza) range. The previously existing model is now designated the N1001 and the new model the N2001. The big difference between the two is that the N2001 offers significantly...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 7th February '13
It's now a couple of years since EMC acquired Greenplum. I have to say that when the acquisition was first announced I was concerned that EMC might turn out to be too much like HP and that Greenplum might disappear down a dark hole. I'm glad to say...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 2nd October '12
Federating Big Data
The data federation and virtualisation vendors like Composite Software, Denodo and, to a lesser extent, Informatica, have had it all their own way for some time but now there's a new kid on the block. Cirro has launched this week as a federated...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 21st June '12
QlikTech acquires expressor
QlikTech has announced that it is acquiring expressor. In other words, a BI vendor is acquiring an ETL tool. However, this doesn't appear to be a play equivalent to SAS acquiring DataFlux or Business Objects buying FirstLogic. In other words, this...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 18th June '12
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