Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 1717
Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in chief of Transform Magazine, and Executive Editor at DM News. He has covered IT and data-driven marketing for more than 15 years.
Articles by Doug Henschen
posted in July 2014
Oracle insists latest database release doesn't enable a costly in-memory option, countering claims by an ex-Oracle-employee and database blogger.
Pivotal pledges collaboration on Apache Ambari, Hortonwork's favored tools for managing and monitoring Hadoop.
Synergy Research Group data shows Microsoft and IBM are gaining cloud services marketshare while Google is falling off the pace.
Oracle is shipping its Database In-Memory feature with its latest patch, but the expensive option is reportedly turned on by default.
HP joins Intel, Google Capital in investing big on Hadoop, taking a stake in Hortonworks while deepening integrations with its platform.
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
Sales and marketing types need more than Excel for budgeting and planning. Host Analytics joins Adaptive Insights and IBM in filling the void.
Oracle's new big data tool won't cover all the analysis bases, but it will enable SQL-savvy professionals to query Hadoop and NoSQL sources.
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
SAP posted a 39% increase in cloud revenue in the second quarter, outpacing Oracle and Salesforce.com, but tougher quarters lie ahead.
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
SAP and Esri port geospatial analysis to SAP Hana, bring mapping to CRM, asset-management, mobile apps, and Lumira data visualizations.
Oracle Big Data SQL release promises secure, SQL-based access to databases, Hadoop, and NoSQL without moving data.
Microsoft's cloud-based, big data-oriented Azure Machine Learning service gets a customer-analysis workout from retailer Pier 1 Imports.
Amazon Web Services adds Zocalo file sharing, mobile app services, and log-monitoring and analysis capabilities to its ever-expanding portfolio.
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
CRM and ERP spending will rise through 2015, but the switch to cloud and hosting means data center spending won't keep pace.
Pentaho 5.1 adds YARN support to support predictive analysis, transforms JSON for analysis on MongoDB.
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
Salesforce1 Mobile app gains drillable dashboards, sharable snapshots, and links to third-party visualization tools including Google Charts.
Teradata Aster already supports MapReduce, graph, and SQL analysis. Aster R feature adds faster, scaled, R-based analytics.
DataStax Spark support may grab headlines, but a bring-your-own-Hadoop connector in DataStax Enterprise 4.5 deserves equal billing.
Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.