Blogs

A Little Late Musing on the Greenplum Acquisition

July 13, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I wasn’t planning to blog about EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum since Phil Francisco has commented here and many others, more well qualified than me, have had their say (eg here), but it did occur to me that one point this illustrates is how data warehousing got interesting again after ten years as...

Mobile BI and the Vuvuzela Queen

July 7, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I took a little time out yesterday to think about the implications of a possible huge upsurge in mobile BI apps. You don’t have to share Michael Saylor’s unwavering belief that iPad and iPhone will be the dominant deliveryplatform in order to acknowledge that there is a real opportunity here. The...

EMC Swallows a Green Plum?

July 7, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
News broke on Tuesday that EMC plans to acquire Greenplum to focus on data warehousing and analytics on “big data”. The idea is that by doing so, EMC is officially throwing its hat into the competitive ring for the ‘Data Warehouse Appliance’ (DWA) market – something of a defensive mechanism now...

Your Mother is a Hamster

July 6, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Up at ten to five to get an early flight to Nice to attend the MIcrostrategy World conference in Cannes. Very interesting keynote presentation by MSTR CEO Michael Saylor at the launch of their iPad/iPhone mobile BI apps platform. Saylor was passionate about iPad; he regards it as a game changer;...

Netezza Migrator: A Point of Clarification

June 27, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
It may have been the result of a misunderstanding or a comment heard out of context. But whatever the background for the commentary, let me simply state that Netezza is completely committed to the success of the Netezza Migrator and all the other Netezza products and functionality launched at Enzee...

Trading Privacy for Advantage: The Way to Better Service or an Invasion of Privacy?

June 25, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
When he wasn’t being distracted by the footie (today I use a Brit term – you can work out what I’m talking about) and amongst a lot of other themes, Curt Monash made a few observations on privacy in his EnZee Universe presentation. I find this topic scary but fascinating. As I wrote previously,...

Intelligent Economy out of Diapers

June 23, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
In Jim Baum’s keynote at the EnZee Universe conference  Intelligent Economy was central and it featured elsewhere in the conference. Not always by that name, but with the same essential characteristics – a mass of data and imaginative use of that data beyond the core application it was gathered for...

Pitching in an Elevator

June 22, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Curry was up to scratch last night, definitely the best I’ve eaten in the US, but I spent most of my time at the event with a microphone in my hand and a cameraman with a big, professional-looking shoulder-cam right beside me while I interviewed customers and partners about the conference. If they...

Beer and Curry

June 21, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Well this is a baptism by fire for me. When i read my schedule at the weekend i assumed that the 7am /10pm start/finish was just the conference activities from registration desk opening to the evening’s entertainment concluding. I hadn’t realised i would actually be on the go for the whole 15 hours...

Since Their Wings Have Got Rusted.

June 21, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
At Enzee Universe this week in Boston, Netezza’s user conference. My first one, of course, so a great opportunity to learn directly from the customers what they are doing and what they want. And i have a challenging role to play. I get to be a flip holder, one of a small group of Netezza staffers...