From The Co-Founder of Business Intelligence Software Company SiSense

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.  The SiSense business analytics software, powered by Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), will be demonstrated today and tomorrow at the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco (booth #43). 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 complex clusters, acquiring or maintaining expensive hardware.  The solution provides enterprise-grade service, unmatched analytics power in the Cloud and reduces the cost of Big Data Analytics to as low as $1 per Terabyte per hour. "The current model for Big Data Analytics is broken.  It is prohibitively expensive and complicated," said SiSense CEO Amit Bendov. "By letting SiSense and Rackspace do the he... (more)

The In-Memory Technologies Behind Business Intelligence Software

If you follow trends in the business intelligence (BI) space, you'll notice that many analysts, independent bloggers and BI vendors talk about in-memory technology. There are technical differences that separate one in-memory technology from another, some of which are listed on Boris Evelson's blog. Some of the items on Boris' list are just as applicable to BI technologies that are not in-memory (‘Incremental updates', for example), but there is one item that merits much deeper discussion. Boris calls this characteristic ‘Memory Swapping' and describes it as, What the (BI) vendor'... (more)

Would I Use Cloud Business Intelligence?

This post was inspired by the latest announcement made by Tibco, that they are providing SpotFire Silver - their cloud-BI offering - free for one year. Every few months, another BI player announces such a hosted BI service/product. This comes in addition to number of smaller companies that focus on these types of hosted solutions such as Gooddata, Birst and PivotLink. To-date, no one has proved that hosted (cloud) BI is a sustainable business. None of the startups doing this have skyrocketed (yet?), and more of the larger players (Tibco included, in my opinion) are joining the e... (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)

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)