Articles By James Kobielus

Cloud computing in a bubble economy

Cloud computing in a bubble economy

Cloud computing is the IT world's latest hot topic, and it's no secret why. In tough times, when capital expenditure...

December 15th, 2008 James Kobielus
Ellison hypes Oracle

Ellison hypes Oracle

The high-end data warehousing wars are fast upon us. Vendors are launching ever more scalable DW solutions. And they're delivering...

October 23rd, 2008 James Kobielus
The virtual database

The virtual database

Databases are evolving faster than ever, becoming more fluid to keep pace with an online world that's becoming virtualized at...

September 7th, 2008 James Kobielus
OLAP’s inflexible cube

OLAP’s inflexible cube

Business intelligence is essentially a set of best practices for building models to answer business questions. However, today's BI best...

July 9th, 2008 James Kobielus
Data warehouse 2.0

Data warehouse 2.0

Analytic databases are the principal engines driving business intelligence, delivering operational data into reports, dashboards and ad-hoc queries. Essential as...

June 29th, 2008 James Kobielus
Recession-proofing your core analytics

Recession-proofing your core analytics

Modern economies are hypochondriacs of the highest order. They check their own pulses at obsessive intervals, searching for symptoms of...

March 30th, 2008 James Kobielus
Complex event processing: Still on the launch pad

Complex event processing: Still on the launch pad

Complex event processing has a sleek, shiny, space-age allure. CEP has been blinking on the IT industry’s “next big thing”...

September 23rd, 2007 James Kobielus
Stuck on semantics

Stuck on semantics

FRAMINGHAM - Ubiquitous semantic interoperability is like world peace: It's a goal so grandiose, nebulous and contrary to the fractious...

June 19th, 2007 James Kobielus
Welcome to the wars over today’s appliance

Welcome to the wars over today’s appliance

Over the past few years, enterprise software vendors have ventured well beyond their traditional focus on licensed software packages. Many...

May 21st, 2007 James Kobielus
Compliance platforms are emerging and maturing

Compliance platforms are emerging and maturing

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLECompliance has been one of the dominant themes in the post-Enron age of corporate IT. Many software...

April 26th, 2007 James Kobielus