Papers from Bloor Research
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1. OutSystems Platform and Force.com - different PaaS for different players
This paper is about two different PaaS - Platform as a Service - solutions. In the PaaS model, the cloud service customer creates the software it needs using tools and/or libraries from the PaaS...
2. Cluster Computing
In this paper we will describe the nuances of clusterbased technologies and the challenges in making clusters easier and simpler to work with (more like an SMP-based approach). Finally, we will conclude by considering how Waratek, a newcomer to...
3. What's Cool about Columns
For much of the last decade the use of column based approaches has been very much a niche activity. However, with a substantial number of vendors now active in the market, with over 2,000 customers (many of them Global 2000 companies) between...
4. IBM pureScale Application System vs Oracle Exadata X2-2
This paper is organised into two parts: this section, together with the conclusion, is intended for executives who have no or limited technical knowledge or interest, and the remainder of the paper, which is intended for the more technically minded..
5. EMC Data Domain Replicator
EMC Data Domain has extended the capabilities of its in-line deduplication appliances, which typically reduce data backup storage by around 95%, to gain greater savings when replicating to remote locations over a wide area network (WAN). In this...
6. No Software. No Source Code. No Problem.
The use of complex software is now part of daily business life. Unfortunately cyber criminals are taking advantage of this to spread malware and to attack systems with the aim of stealing information, money and intellectual...
7. Enabling in-database advanced analytics with Sybase IQ
There is a great deal of discussion right now about advanced analytics, predictive analytics and in-database analytics. What are these? How does advanced analytics (which we take to include, but not be limited to, predictive analytics) differ...
8. Netezza: Enabling Advanced Analytics
There is a great deal of discussion right now about advanced analytics, predictive analytics and in-database analytics. What are these? How does advanced analytics (which we take to include, but not be limited to, predictive analytics)...
9. 10 Rules: Embedding a Database for High Performance Reporting and Analytics
Historically, the OEM and ISV market for database products has largely been focused around transactional environments and the supply of applications for particular horizontal or vertical sectors. As time has gone by, these solutions have been...
10. Sybase IQ 15.1
Sybase IQ is a column-based relational database that has been designed specifically for analytics and business intelligence applications.
11. DataDirect Shadow v7
Shadow v7 expands the range of SOA and data connectivity options available to existing System z mainframe users.
12. Master Data Management
This document provides a snapshot of the current state of the Master Data Management (MDM) market.
13. Oracle's Commitment to Accessibility
People with disabilities want to be independent; they want to do things for themselves by themselves. This report investigates Oracle's support of accessibility.
14. Sage 200 BI and Sage 1000 BI Business Software Suites
This paper focuses on using Business Intelligence (BI) in conjunction with the Sage 200 and Sage 1000 business software suites for accounting and CRM customers.
15. Unified information supply at the desktop
This Spotlight paper examines the problems with BI systems, looks at the changes needed and why, and suggests some approaches to meeting the user's demands.