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From The Co-Founder of Business Intelligence Software Company SiSense

Elad Israeli

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There is no shortage of business intelligence vendors out there. They all claim to be powerful, easy-to-use, flexible and affordable. So how do you pick the one that is right for you? In order to be able to choose the right BI vendor from the abundance out there, the best way is to follow high-level, yet restrictive, criteria and only then compare them on a feature-by-feature basis. Here are a few tips that will help you do that, as well as avoid common mistakes typically made when choosing a BI solution. This is the 21st century, and BI solutions are completely different than what you may be used to. If you follow these tips, you’ll end up with a very short list of vendors, and then it’ll just be a matter of choosing the one you feel most comfortable with in terms of specific features, pricing, support, etc: Find a Complete Solution, Not Just Pretty Visualization T... (more)

SiSense Announces Native Connectivity to Salesforce.com, Zendesk, Google

SiSense, a provider of Big Data Analytics Software, recently announced Prism 3.0, the latest version of its end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI) solution. With over 100 new features, Prism 3.0 introduces breakthrough in data access. Prism 3.0 enables customers to work with more data faster, regardless the number of datasources, no matter how big their data is or how fast it grows. A fully featured trial of Prism 3.0 can be downloaded for free here. More Data, No Code Traditional Business Intelligence tools require users to learn proprietary scripting languages to access and comb... (more)

In-Memory BI Is Not the Future, It’s the Past

In recent times, one of the most popular subjects related to the field of Business Intelligence (BI) has been In-memory BI technology. The subject gained popularity largely due to the success of QlikTech, provider of the in-memory-based QlikView BI product. Following QlikTech’s lead, many other BI vendors have jumped on the in-memory “hype wagon,” including the software giant, Microsoft, which has been aggressively marketing PowerPivot, their own in-memory database engine. The increasing hype surrounding in-memory BI has caused BI consultants, analysts and even vendors to spew o... (more)

The In-Memory Technologies Behind Business Intelligence Software

If you follow trends in the business intelligence (BI) space, you'll notice that many analysts, independent bloggers and BI vendors talk about in-memory technology. There are technical differences that separate one in-memory technology from another, some of which are listed on Boris Evelson's blog. Some of the items on Boris' list are just as applicable to BI technologies that are not in-memory (‘Incremental updates', for example), but there is one item that merits much deeper discussion. Boris calls this characteristic ‘Memory Swapping' and describes it as, What the (BI) vendor'... (more)

BI-as-a-Service - Questions Worth Asking

For a couple of years now, there has been a substantial amount of hype in the business intelligence (BI) space regarding “cloud BI,” or business intelligence systems hosted by Internet “cloud computing” service providers. This “cloud BI”, which is actually SaaS (software-as-a-service) BI, has been riding the wave of cloud computing in general, with the lower startup costs, faster deployment and easier scalability that cloud-based software implementations promise business customers. Several new companies have emerged and are promoting a new golden age of BI which they say will ... (more)