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From The Co-Founder of Business Intelligence Software Company SiSense

Elad Israeli

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The traditional business intelligence ecosystem is built on the numerous strategic partnerships that exist between BI software vendors, which provide the technology, and value added resellers (VARs), which provide customized solutions based on that technology. The Relationship between BI Software Vendors and their VARs As in all partnerships, both sides need to have something significant to gain for their partnership to be successful. In the business intelligence industry, this has indeed been the case for a long time. The software vendors use their channel partners to distribute their software to a larger audience and these, in turn, have made a pretty penny from commissions, consulting and implementation fees. There has always been a distinct difference, however, between the business goals software vendors set for themselves and those sought after by their VARs. Th... (more)

From OLAP Cubes to ElastiCubes – The Natural Evolution of BI

OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) technology is the most prevalent technology used in corporate BI solutions today. And while it does what it’s supposed to do very well, it has a bad (and accurate) reputation for being very expensive and difficult to implement, as well as extremely challenging to maintain. This fact has prevented OLAP technology from gaining wide popularity outside of Fortune 500-scale companies, which are the only ones who have the budgets for company-wide, OLAP-based BI implementations. Since the inception of BI and consequent entrance of OLAP technology into ... (more)

Is the Cloud Business Intelligence Trend Real?

Business intelligence in the cloud is hot topic recently, as part of the hype surrounding the cloud in general. I am not a big fan of cloud BI and I have mentioned that several times. However the topic does merit discussion. The advantages of the cloud over on-premises are pretty straight forward. However, as far as business intelligence implementations are concerned, the question to me was always whether the benefits outweigh the unique challenges the cloud introduces. If all business data was in the cloud, there was a definite case to make for implement business intelligence sof... (more)

Chatting with Albert Einstein About Business Intelligence

Albert Einstein is arguably one of the most intelligent people who have ever lived.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to chat with him about business intelligence?  I have.   Mr. Einstein, thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. I work for a business intelligence vendor called SiSense and I would love to hear your thoughts on a subject you know more about than anyone else – intelligence. "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” Modest as always! However, instead of talking about pe... (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)