Archive for the 'Data Warehousing' Category

Amazon Enters Data Warehousing Field Via Amazon Redshift Service

Amazon announced Amazon Redshift service, which is a low-cost, high-performance data warehousing platform that is built on the MPP infrastructure.

SAP Buys Business Objects For $6.8 Billion

SAP announces that it is buying Business Intelligence software provider Business Objects for $6.8 billion on October 7, 2007.

NCR to spin off Teradata

NCR announced yesterday that it is going to spin off its data warehousing component, Teradata, into a separate entity. The market reacted favorably to the announcement, sending NCR stock up more than 3% during the day. This announcement makes sense in that there is little synergy between Teradata and NCR’s other businesses. In addition, Teradata, […]

Informatica Buying Itemfield for $55 M

This past Monday, Informatica announced that it is buying Itemfield for $55 M. Itemfield offers data transformation products for unstructured and semi-structured data, which complements Informatica’s current offerings.

Business Objects and MicroStrategy report Q3 Earnings

On Wednesday, Business Objects reported Q3 earnings of 41 cents per share after adjustment of one-time charges, beating the consensus estimate of 34 cents. Revenue was $310.4 M, ahead of the consensus estimate of $295 M. License revenue was $132 M (up 9% YoY), while service revenue was $179 M (up 27% YoY). Yesterday, MicroStrategy […]

Hyperion and Informatica Quarterly Earnings

Two key players in the data warehousing world, Hyperion and Informatica, both posted quarterly earning yesterday. The market gave the two companies very different receptions. Hyperion posted revenue of $198.5M during the quarter, higher than the consensus estimate of $191M. Both licensing revenue and services revenue were strong. Earnings excluding items were 34 cents, two […]

Business Objects Buys Armstrong Laing

BI software vendor Business Objects announced today that it is buying London-based Armstrong Laing for about $56 million in cash. Armstrong Laing’s Enterprise Performance Optimization Suite has strong collaborative planning and multidimensional modeling capabilities. For the latest fiscal year, Armstrong Laing reported revenue of $19 million. The official announcement can be viewed here. Business Objects […]

Web Analytics

I was at SES San Jose, and one thing that was of particular interest to me was the state of web analytics. Having a data warehousing background myself, I was interested to find out what’s the latest and greatest on the analytics side for web traffic analysis. The most popular web analytics vendors were all […]