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BI Trend Monitor 2016: Infographic

BI Trend Monitor 2016 examines the trends currently shaping the business intelligence and data management market. We asked close to 2,800 users, consultants and vendors for their views on the most important BI trends, revealing a comprehensive picture of regional, company and industry specific differences and delivering an up-to-date perspective on the BI market. This […]

Cisco Acquires ParStream

Author: Carsten Bange Published: 27 October 2015 Abstract: Networking giant Cisco has announced its intent to buy ParStream, a young analytical database vendor based in Germany and the US. This acquisition strengthens Cisco’s ability to build networks with real-time data acquisition and storage “on the edges” of the network in distributed infrastructures. Click here to download the […]

Pervasive Business Intelligence: Still A Dream

According to The BI Survey 15, BARC’s detailed annual audit of end-user sentiment on the business intelligence (BI) software market, published today. PRESS RELEASE – LONDON, 19th October 2015 Pervasive BI: Still a dream Usage of BI is becoming more pervasive, but remains a long way from being truly widespread in companies, according to The BI […]

Big data analysis shown to increase revenues and reduce costs According to a recent survey conducted by BARC

Benefits and challenges Over 40% of companies worldwide analyze big data and many are now enjoying a variety of benefits, according to “Big Data Use Cases 2015 – Getting Real On Data Monetization“, published this week by BARC. Topping the list of benefits realized from big data analysis are better strategic decisions (69%), improved control […]

BARC Score Launched Würzburg, May 19, 2015

Business software industry analyst firm BARC today launched BARC Score, a new analyst report evaluating and ranking the key players in the business intelligence (BI) software market. BARC Score analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of all the leading vendors in the BI market, as well as many of the smaller vendors that often have less […]

Permira Private Equity and Canada Pension Plan Take Informatica Private Informatica agrees to be acquired for $5.3 billion

Author: Andreas Bitterer Published: 9 April 2015 Abstract: In a surprising move, Informatica Corporation, a publicly traded and market-leading provider of data integration, data quality and master data management solutions agreed to be acquired by two private equity firms that will take the vendor private. Click here to download the full article

Marlin Equity Partners Acquires Arcplan The Consolidation in the BI Market Continues

Authors: Carsten Bange, Andreas Bitterer Published: 7 April 2015 Abstract: German business intelligence software vendor Arcplan has agreed to be acquired by US-based private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners for an undisclosed sum. The Arcplan company and its product portfolio is expected to be merged with Longview Solutions, a Canadian provider of business performance management […]

Self-service BI and the DIY trap

Here is a common scenario, seen in organizations all over the planet. I’m talking about self-service, which is meant to be a good idea. For quite a while now, self-service BI has been all the rage. Understandably, business users are often discouraged, disappointed or outright annoyed by the lack of support for BI they get from their local IT departments, […]