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  • Self-service data warehouse on cloud helping IT deal with application backlogOn November 4, 2013 at the IOD Conference we are going to make available for early access BLU Acceleration for Cloud. This is a self-service data warehousing and business intelligence and analytics solution. It is built on the premise of empowering business users with the tools and access to data they need to win in the market. It frees data out of “data jail” that many enterprise data warehouses have become yet it lets IT retain control and ensure security and compliance. I like to think of BLU Acceleration for Cloud as democratizing data warehousing and analytics – capabilities that have traditionally been available to a privileged few. Over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting a series of blog posts describing BLU Acceleration for Cloud but if you want to sneak a peek now, point your browser to
  • Going to Las Vegas for IODIt is almost that time of the year when IBM [...]
  • What do iPhone 5 maps debacle, cloud and big data hadoop have to do with each other You are probably scratching your head thinking that the title [...]
  • What is Big Data anyway?IT industry's penchant for trends is eclipsed only by that of the fashion industry. The latest IT fashion is big data. As with most trendy topics, there is no shortage of pundits who will espose their views on the subject. I happen to be curating a daily electronic paper called All About Big Data and I am overwhelmed with the volume of writing on the subject of big data. Unfortunately, much of this writing is nothing more than self serving chest beating by major IT vendors. Not a day goes by without someone asking me "so, what is so different about big data?" This is the first in a series of posts that will be focused on coming up with a non nonsense easy to understand by meere mortals explanation.


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