Rethink BI : Business Insights over Business Intelligence
The purpose of this business insights thought leadership blog is to share the HP point of view on industry trends such as Big Data and Real Time Analytics, and provide updates on key innovations and solutions.

Why spend time reading another blog on data business intelligence, data warehousing & analytics?

Introduction (Part 1 of ?)

 

My commitment as a blogger is to make the topics of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing interesting and informative for both technological novices as well as the more experienced readers. In an attempt to level the playing field I will address the basics of BI while tying in current day challenges relating to big data, more traditional OLAP analytics, and advanced analytics which use data mining algorithms and statistical analysis. (Note: And yes, buzz words will be explained at the appropriate times)

 

In addition I’ll also cover the differences between end user needs, workload profiles and the technical challenges relating to architecting environments which are scalable, easy to manage, while meeting user’s and management’s service level agreements (SLAs).

 

More importantly, I’ll convey my understanding of user workload profiles and how those users become enabled to make smarter, more informed business decisions. My posts will focus on how hardware, software, databases and different types of analytics may be optimized to support various workload mixes.

 

I will focus on discussing symmetric multiprocessing (scale-up SMP) and massively parallel (scale-out MPP) architectures, best practices, tips, and various design techniques in an effort to tackle the business intelligence needs of large and small organizations.

 

I’ll periodically provide thoughts on industry trends—comparing and contrasting alternative system designs and architectures. In addition, I will offer honest, straight forward technical views based upon my 30+ years of experience, readings, lab, benchmark and customer experiences.

 

Comments and additional thoughts will always be welcome on my blog.

 

Join me on my never ending, explorations relating to data warehousing, business intelligence, analytics and advanced analytics. In the interim take a moment and read Irshad Raihan’s recent business intelligence blog titled Three Big Data Secrets CIOs need to know today.

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About the Author
Jeff Spiller has over 30 years experience in architecting highly available and scalable multi-tier platforms for a variety of Fortune 500 co...
About the Author(s)
  • Technology marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in energy, semiconductor and IT industries.
  • hp.com/go/convergedsystems
  • Jeff Spiller has over 30 years experience in architecting highly available and scalable multi-tier platforms for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. He is currently HP’s technical lead for the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Appliance, optimized for Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) software. As a member of HP's ESS Performance and Solutions Engineering COE (Center of Excellence), Jeff has a proven track record for designing, tuning and performing capacity planning in OLAP, ROLAP, OLTP and consolidated environments.
  • Focused on cloud, virtualization and appliance solutions for HP technology.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne


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