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In-Memory Analysis: Delivering Insights at the Speed of Thought

by Wayne Eckerson

Published: December 15, 2011

In this exclusive research report, Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research for Business Applications and Architecture at TechTarget and renowned business intelligence expert, discusses the recent changes in the BI market as well as the future of BI technologies. “Faster, better and cheaper” is definitely now a reality with BI tools, but what else is becoming the norm? Read on to discover expert insight on one of the most dynamic and ever-changing markets in technology.

Research Background

The purpose of this report is to profile the capabilities of next-generation business intelligence (BI) tools with emphasis on new visual analysis tools and in-memory processing. It examines the types of BI users and capabilities they need, including casual users, power users and IT administrators. It also examines BI architectures—how front-end tools interact with back-end servers and databases—to deliver those capabilities.  

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About the Author

Wayne Eckerson - Wayne has been a thought leader in the business intelligence field since the early 1990s. He has conducted numerous research studies and is a noted speaker, blogger, and consultant. He is the author of two widely read books: Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (2005, 2010) and The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders (2012).

Wayne is founder and principal consultant at Eckerson Group, a research and consulting company focused on business intelligence, analytics and big data.