Thursday, February 9, 2012

WebFOCUS BI and Big Data

Information Builders is jumping into the Big Data swimming pool with a new product offering called the "WebFOCUS Hyperstage." It has all the important industry buzzwords: in-memory data, columnar-oriented, self-managing, rapid deployment, and even "low cost."

Read more about Hyperstage in IBI's press release and on their website. It is sure to be one of the hot topics at Summit 2012 in Orlando in June.

Bob Newell, director for the product, will unveil the details in a special webinar on Thursday afternoon, the 16th of February, 2012.

You can register for the event here.

About Me

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I am a project-based software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.