BriefingsDirect by Dana Gardner
Analyst Dana Gardner hosts conversations with the doers and innovators—data scientists, developers, application QAers, IT operation managers, chief information security officers and start-up founders who use technology to improve the way we live, work and play.

GoodData analytics developers on what they look for in a big data platform

GoodData created a business intelligence (BI)-as-a-service capability across multiple industries that enables users to take advantage of both big-data performance as well as cloud delivery efficiencies. They had to choose the best data warehouse infrastructure to fit their scale and cloud requirements, and they ended up partnering with HP Vertica.

Novel consumer retail behavior analysis from InfoScout relies on HP Vertica big data chops

In order to better analyze actual retail behaviors and patterns, InfoScout provides incentives for buyers to share their receipts, but InfoScout is then faced with the daunting task of managing and cleansing that essential data to provide actionable and understandable insights.

HP releases networking solutions, appliances that target specific woes of SMB market

SMBs, a $234-billion market, face daily challenges that include controlling costs, managing employee productivity and gaining access to credit. HP says these new offerings are designed to address those challenges.

HP's IT Performance Suite empowers IT leaders with unified view into total operations, costs

Applying BI best practices, using pre-built data models, and developing ongoing reference metrics on business processes to the IT systems that increasingly reflect the business operations themselves portends great productivity and agility benefits. 

Kapow launches data integration platform for rapid data delivery to multiple devices

Kapow’s “browser-based data integration” approach eliminates the need for IT to use APIs for data integration, saving time and money by avoiding manual coding costs. Kapow Katalyst automatically extracts, transforms, integrates and migrates data to and from any application and device.

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About the Author(s)
  • Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years. Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, SOA, business process management, business intelligence, next-generation data centers, and application lifecycle optimization. His specific interests include Enterprise 2.0 and social media, cloud standards and security, as well as integrated marketing technologies and techniques. Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, and a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is a former news editor at IDG News Service, Digital News & Review, and Design News.
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