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Elad Israeli

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SiSense, the Big Data Analytics Company, has announced that it is introducing the first In-Chip Analytics solution in the Cloud. With SiSense Prism 10X, companies of all sizes are able to run Terabyte-range analytics workloads in the Cloud without having to worry about setting up compl...
SiSense, a provider of Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI), recently released findings of a new salary survey providing insights into compensation trends and drivers for data professionals worldwide. With a shortage of data scientists looming, companies around the world ...
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 ...
America is a patriotic nation. Notwithstanding the definite upsurge in the period following 9/11/2001 ten years ago, overall the level of American patriotism tends to remain remarkably consistent. Polls support this statement, as reported in a Forbes article last year: Patriotic attit...
In order to perform calculations on data completely in memory, all the relevant data must reside in memory, i.e., in the computer’s RAM. So the questions are: 1) how does the data get there? and 2) how long does it stay there? Some of the items on Boris' list are just as applicable to...
Successful business intelligence (BI) solutions serve as many business users as possible. As more users use it, the more value the solution brings. However, if you’ve had any experience with BI, you must have noticed that as the number of users grow – so does the complexity (and cons...
Boris Evelson of Forrester recently published a blog post titled It's The Dawning Of The Age Of BI DBMS. I took note that in this post he classified Vertica, ParAccel and Sybase IQ in a category he named ‘Columnar RDBMS’, and that started off a friendly email exchange as to what the he...
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) ...
I’ve been seeing and hearing the term ‘BI appliance’ a lot recently, and whenever I do - I find myself struggling to understand what it means. One characteristic that seems to be commonly identified with BI appliances is that they are a combination of software and hardware that form s...
I attempted to show the impact of columnar database technology on the basic premise of business intelligence - the ability to have business users perform ad-hoc analytics and reporting tasks over as much data as possible. In order to do that, I represented a business user building a r...
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 ...
The Israeli BI market, or 'the Pond', as it is referred to by the locals is a good example of how the BI market looks like in most parts of the world. A few months ago, I wrote an article about the relationships between business intelligence platform vendors and their distribution net...
Once, when Business Intelligence (BI) wasn't a multi-billion dollar industry, it was an idyllic concept which revolved around enabling an analytic approach to business decision making. That's what made me fall in love with BI over 10 years ago and what, in my view, gives the BI space i...
The blogosphere and analyst community in the business intelligence space are not sparing any words on the subject. There are several startups in this space as well, such as GoodData, PivotLink and others. But is the business intelligence space really heading in the direction of the clo...
This article is going to help you discover some key differences between vendors based on what they share on their Websites – and what they don’t. Read between the lines while looking at BI vendor Websites to quickly figure out which business intelligence vendors are probably right for ...
During Microsoft’s PASS Summit 2010, Microsoft announced their strategic plans for their Analysis Services business intelligence platform. But as intriguing as Microsoft’s announcement was from a technological perspective, it also had another less desired effect – it presented Microsof...
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 fo...
Since the inception of BI and consequent entrance of OLAP technology into the space, the need for BI has been rapidly growing. Recognizing that OLAP-based solutions were (and still are) hard to introduce into a wider market, thought leaders and visionaries in the space have been since ...
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
The hype surrounding in-memory BI has caused BI consultants, analysts and even vendors to spew out endless articles, blog posts and white papers on the subject. However, the concept of in-memory business intelligence is not new. So why all the hype now, what are the pros and cons of di...