Cloud Computing

July 25, 2017

Azure SQL Data Warehouse turns up the heat

Rick Sherman is quoted extensively in this new TechTarget article: Azure SQL Data Warehouse turns up the heat, expands processing power Abstract: Spirited competition is under way among […]
May 28, 2014

New Database Technologies Tackle the Analytics Deluge

Enterprises today are faced with a flood of data that they could never have imagined a decade ago. Yesterday’s CIO thought cell phones were just for […]
May 22, 2014

Cloud Apps are the new Data Shadow Systems

CIOs are expressing a concern about shadow IT in the “2014 State of the CIO Survey,” CIO Magazine, January 2014. Approximately half feel it is a […]
July 24, 2013

Cloud databases less of a leap for users now, but some hurdles remain

With the growing adoption of cloud-based applications, it’s natural that cloud databases would follow. Not that long ago, cloud-based database offerings were very limited — so much […]
June 6, 2013

Not a Cloud in the Sky? The Case for On-Premise Strategies (June 6 broadcast)

DM Radio Thursday June 6, 3:00 PM EST We’ve all heard the selling points of cloud computing: low initial cost, ease of deployment, lack of maintenance concerns. […]
August 11, 2011

Maximizing the value of on-demand Business Intelligence for Small and Medium Enterprises

View my latest webinar on the value of on-demand BI for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ABSTRACT: Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are just as concerned […]
July 9, 2010

Leveraging today’s cloud data management technology and tools

You can now listen to my latest podcast, Leveraging today’s cloud data management technology and tools. The abstract: Cloud databases are widely available, and data integration […]
May 3, 2010

Can on-demand business intelligence break down pervasive BI barriers?

My two-part article on on-demand BI: Part 1 – Can on-demand business intelligence break down pervasive BI barriers? The desire of business users for information that […]
April 11, 2010

How to overcome the downsides of on-demand and SaaS BI software

As we discussed in the first part of this article, on-demand business intelligence (BI) software can be less expensive, faster to deploy and easier to use […]
June 11, 2007

Is data integration the Achilles heel of Software as a Service?

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have created a lot of excitement and buzz. But combine all this SaaS enthusiasm with the business intelligence goals of […]