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.

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I am a project-based consultant, helping data-intensive firms use agile methods and automation tools to replace legacy reporting and bring in modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics. For several world-class vendors, I led services teams specializing in providing software implementation and custom application development. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven methodologies and automated software tools.

During twenty years of technical consulting, I have been blessed to work with smart people from some of the world's most respected organizations, including: 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, graduating summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders, the vendor of WebFOCUS BI and iWay enterprise integration products, and for over a dozen years served in branch leadership roles. For several years, I also led technical teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the 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.