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Seth Grimes is an analytics strategy consultant with Alta Plana and organizes the Sentiment Analysis Symposium. Follow him on Twitter at @sethgrimes
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posted in July 2007

Gartner, Open Source, and Microsoft

7/18/2007
I received Gartner e-mail this week marketing their up-coming open-source summit. Analysts will explain the heretofore anti-establishment open-source movement, albeit without the help of representatives of the communities that lend open source its power and vibrancy. The message contains gems that help further illuminate Gartner's perspective on open source and the larger IT world...

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Can Oracle 11g OLAP Query Acceleration Alter BI?

7/15/2007
Oracle 11g is a blockbuster release, sure to maintain the company's dominant market position. Yet despite nearly 500 technology features new in 11g, InformationWeek Editor at Large Charles Babcock leads his recounting with a regression-testing feature and hot-standby systems. Those options are great but they don't send shivers down the spines of analytics types like me. I'd love to see new OLAP features that will transform the BI market, but what does 11g offer? Let's take a closer look.

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Roads to Semantics: Tim Berners-Lee and Bill Inmon

7/9/2007
There couldn't be a greater contrast between the views on semantics of Web creator Tim Berners-Lee and of data warehousing figure Bill Inmon. For Berners-Lee, the value of semantics is so clear that it no longer has to be justified, and only standards adoption stands in the way of Semantic Web realization and the vision of automated network computing. Bill Inmon, by contrast, questions the fundamental concepts that underlie Berners-Lee's vision.

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Cognitive Dissonance: Gartner and Open Source

7/3/2007
Gartner has announced an Open Source Summit for this coming fall. The summit will bring together, on the one hand, an analyst firm known for authoritative pronouncements on all things IT, and on the other, a disruptive model for software development that is, at its core, anti-authoritarian. How will the Gartner summit bridge two conflicting world views?

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