SPSS Review Current Analysis

SPSS Review Current Analysis Overview SPSS 14.0 is an enterprise-class offering that reflects the company’s evolution from the desktop to the department and, finally, to the enterprise. SPSS has always been recognized as one of the premier desktop statistical software vendors, but it has sometimes been mis-positioned as being little more than a desktop or … Read more

Most important BI player

Positive Coverage from Bloor: Oracle set to become probably the most important player in the BI market Oracle has for a long time been the predominant database used in general business for data warehousing and other BI uses. Its tool set, whilst complete, has never quite matched the appeal of the database. Oracle tools were … Read more

Latest Enhancements to PowerCenter 8

Latest Enhancements to PowerCenter 8 Since the initial rollout of PowerCenter 8 on a limited basis in December 2005, Informatica has made further enhancements to the generally available release, resulting in the following new capabilities:       * Advanced data quality products — With Informatica’s acquisition of  Similarity Systems, PowerCenter 8 now includes new products … Read more

JasperSource to Release a BI Suite

Move Over Pentaho; JasperSource to Release a BI Suite JasperReports last year was commercialized by JasperSoft Corp. (the former Panscopic), which bundled a report authoring client (iReport), a portal-based, embeddable reporting engine (JasperDecisions), and other complementary enhancements with the vanilla JasperReports library.  At the MySQL conference, JasperSoft announced an open source BI suite, JasperIntelligence, which … Read more

Teradata sets up global consulting or in India

Teradata sets up global consulting or in India Teradata has established its global consulting center in India, comprising specialists who will serve as the essential Data Warehouse (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI) Center of Excellence (CoE) for Teradata customers in more than 15 countries. This is the third CoE established by Teradata, the other two being in … Read more

IBM releases WebSphere Product Center 5.3

IBM releases WebSphere Product Center 5.3  WebSphere Product Center (WPC) 5.3 is product information management software that assists users in developing and managing a central repository of master data information. The new version includes a Java API and Web services that can be layered on top of the middleware to facilitate integration with SOA (service-oriented … Read more

Being an Oracle Consultant

In August 2006, I will be completing 2 yrs with Oracle. Prior to that I used to work for Rapidigm and prior to that I worked for Wipro in Bangalore. Rapidigm is a big IT consulting firm but ofcourse not in the big 5/6/7 league. Comparing the differences between the two, here are some of … Read more

Google’s AJAX Toolkit

It always amazes me how Google comes up with simple solutions to complex problem again and again. This time they have delivered a free toolkit which allows Java developers to create AJAX applications. Rather than providing XML, Javascript, JSP and all the server based jargon stuff development framework, I like this idea very much. In … Read more

Miscellaneous

Express Vacation : Just completed an express and short vacation trip to India. My Brother got engaged! My Son enjoyed his first taste of Alphonso Mango (namely known as King of Fruits). Its amazing how things went by so fast that everything seems to have happened in dream. Before leaving for India, I had to … Read more