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The Briefing Room with Colin White and Composite Software ...

The Briefing Room with Colin White and Composite Software
Live Webcast Feb. 26, 2013

The modern business analyst needs data from all over the place: yes, the data warehouse, but also the Web, big data, production systems, as well as via partners and vendors. In fact, the typical analyst spends more than 50% of the time chasing data, which slows delivery of analytic insights and limits the time available for thorough analysis. Some practitioners refer to this conundrum as "the data problem."

Check out the slides from this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Colin White of BI Research as he explains why analytical sandboxes and data hubs can be an analyst's best friend. He'll be briefed by Bob Eve of Composite Software who will discuss his company's mature data virtualization platform, which includes a number of capabilities that help organizations leverage agile analytics. He will discuss why time-to-insight is fast becoming the battle cry of analysis-driven organizations.

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    • The Briefing Room
    • Welcome Host: Eric Kavanagh eric.kavanagh@bloorgroup.comTwitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Mission !   Reveal the essential characteristics of enterprise software, good and bad !   Provide a forum for detailed analysis of today s innovative technologies !   Give vendors a chance to explain their product to savvy analysts !   Allow audience members to pose serious questions... and get answers!Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • FEBRUARY: Analytics March: OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE April: INTELLIGENCE May: INTEGRATIONTwitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • AnalyticsDISCOVER INVESTIGATE IMPROVETwitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Analyst: Colin White  Colin White is the president of DataBase Associates Inc. and founder of BI Research. He is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence technologies and how they can be used for building the smart and agile business. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers, and for ten years he was the conference chair of the DCI and Shared Insights Portals, Content Management, and Collaboration conference.Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Composite Software !   Composite offers an enterprise class data virtualization platform !   It takes a data virtualization approach to the data integration problem, eliminating the need for replication and consolidation !   Data virtualization provides an agile, relatively low cost solution with rapid deployment and quick iterationsTwitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Bob Eve Bob Eve has been Composite Softwares EVP of Marketing since 2006. While at Composite, Bob helped define the Data Virtualization category and position Composite as the gold standard in that market. Prior to Composite, Bob held executive level marketing and business development roles at leading enterprise software companies such as Informatica, Mercury Interactive, PeopleSoft, and Oracle. Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Empowering the Business with Agile Analytics Composite Software February 20139 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Introduction To Composite Software
    • Why Data Virtualization Exists The Business11 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Why Data Virtualization Exists Third Party Data Enterprise Applications “The Cloud” The Business Operational Databases “Big Data” Data Warehouses12 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Take Big Advantage of Your Data Third Party Data Enterprise Applications “The Cloud” The Business Operational Databases “Big Data” Data Warehouses13 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Composite Leads the Data Virtualization Market14 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary and Confidential
    • Composite Provides a Complete Solution Customer Governance, Business Experience Risk & Human Capital Mergers & Single View of Supply Chain Intelligence Management Acquisitions Enterprise Data Management Analytics Management Compliance Composite 6.2 Data Virtualization Platform Development Runtime Server Management Environment Environment Environment Discovery Manager Studio Composite Information Server Monitor PerformancePlus Adapters Active Cluster XML Packaged Apps RDBMS Excel Files Data Warehouse OLAP Cubes Hadoop / Big Data XML Docs Flat Files Web Services15 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Empowering the Business
    • The Analyst’s “Data Problem” Build a Develop Access AnalyzeFind the Sandbox Build the the the the Data for the Model Business Data Results Data Insight “Analysts spend more than half their time pulling together their data”17 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Iterate, Iterate, Iterate….. Agility Is Critical Build a Develop Access Analyze Find the Sandbox Build the the the the Data for the Model Business Data Results Data Insight18 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Addressing the Analyst’s Data Problem Build a Develop Access AnalyzeFind the Sandbox Build the the the the Data for the Model Business Data Results Data Insight •  Identify local, •  Connect various •  Create a unified enterprise and source data types data model external data and data shapes •  Filter, transform sources •  Explore live data and aggregate •  Flexibly group, sort data sets and search •  Selectively sources materialize into sandbox host19 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Analytic Sandbox – Agility with Self-Service Power Analytics / Mining Traditional BI Visualization •  Agility •  Self-service Analytic Sandbox •  One-off analysis •  Local controlThird Party Analytic Stores Transactional & Data Warehouses Enterprise SaaS Big Data Data & Sandboxes Operational Stores & Marts Applications Applications & NoSQL 20 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Analytic Data Hub – Agility and Self-Service with Scalable Governance and Reuse Power Analytics / Mining Traditional BI Visualization •  Agility •  Self-service Analytic Data Hub •  Sharing and reuse •  Repetitive analysis •  Central controlThird Party Analytic Stores Transactional & Data Warehouses Enterprise SaaS Big Data Data & Sandboxes Operational Stores & Marts Applications Applications & NoSQL 21 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Benefits •  Faster time to analysis ◦  Simplify access to enterprise and local data ◦  Accelerate insight and business impact •  Self-service data integration ◦  Empower users ◦  Rebalance central and shadow IT •  Improved data consistency and quality ◦  Promote reuse of proven datasets •  Share data integration logic across analytic tools22 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:Gain More Insights By Leveraging All Your Data $21M in Services Upsell Revenue $9M Increase in PlayStation Revenue23 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • AGILITY:Respond Faster To Ever Changing Analytics Needs “Hours or Days, Not Weeks or Months… That’s Agility!” “10 Times Faster Response to Executive Information Requests”24 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • COST REDUCTION:Save 50-75% Over Data Replication And Consolidation “Spent 80% Less” “$4.5M in savings on first project”25 © 2013 Composite Software, Inc., Composite Proprietary
    • Q and A
    • THE BIG DATA ADVANTAGE:TAKE BIG ADVANTAGE OF YOUR DATA
    • Perceptions & Questions Analyst: Colin WhiteTwitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Empowering the Business
 With Agile Analytics" Colin White
 President, BI Research
 Briefing Room with Composite Software
 February 2013"
    • The Evolution of Digital Data and Analytics First Early First Early Big data OLTP decision support commercial data & advancedsystems products RDBMSs warehousing analytics 2013 Copyright © BI Research, 2013 30
    • Analytics Supply Chain: Traditional DW Access Operational Enterprise Analyze Analyze Integrate systems Data Warehouse Publish Publish Manage Data Data Marts Cubes Copyright © BI Research, 2013 31
    • Extending the Traditional DW DISCOVER IMPROVE INVESTIGATE new data agility new data Access Operational Enterprise Analyze Analyze Integrate systems Data Warehouse Publish Publish Manage DISCOVER Data Data new facts Marts Cubes Other data systems Copyright © BI Research, 2013 32
    • Extending the Traditional DW - 2 DISCOVER IMPROVE INVESTIGATE new data agility new data Access Operational Analyze Analyze Integrate ??? systems Publish Publish Manage DISCOVER Data Data new facts Marts Cubes Other data systems Copyright © BI Research, 2013 33
    • Extending the Traditional DW - 3 Discover Operational Analytic Analyze Investigate Access systems Sandbox Publish Discover Blend Other Enterprise   data Data  Warehouse   systems Copyright © BI Research, 2013 34
    • Analytic Sandbox: Several Options Discover Operational Analytic Analyze Investigate Access systems Sandbox Publish Discover Blend OLAP Cache EDW Space Other Analytic Appliance data Data Virtualization systems Copyright © BI Research, 2013 35
    • Questions 1.  Data virtualization is a term that has existed for several years, but many customers are still confused about its role in data integration. Do you feel that we have now reached the stage where this approach is starting to gain traction? Analyze Publish 2.  Many people still view data virtualization as a way of creating a virtual data warehouse even though this latter term is somewhat discredited. What are your views on this? 3.  Composite is steadily increasing its support for a variety of different data sources. Are there data sources that dominate customer usage? What about big data? Copyright © BI Research, 2013 36
    • Questions 4.  Your presentation talks about agile analytics and data sand boxes. Do you see this as a parallel effort to traditional BI and analytics workflow? Is it similar to the concept of using data exploration and discovery prior to data warehouse design? How does this relate to search approaches? How many of your customers are using this agile approach? Do you see these sand boxes becoming productionAnalyze systems or are they simply a rapid way of designing a DW? Publish 5.  What is the difference between the virtualization capabilities in Composite and those provided by BI vendors such as Tableau and Qlikview? What about products such as SAP HANA which are also promoting the concept of data virtualization? 6.  What are the limitations of data virtualization? Where do you see this field going next? How can people get educated about data virtualization? Copyright © BI Research, 2013 37
    • Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Upcoming Topics This month: Analytics March: Operational Intelligence April: Intelligence May: Integration www.insideanalysis.comTwitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Thank You for Your AttentionCertain images and/or photos in this presentation are the copyrighted property of 123RF Limited, their Contributors or Licensed Partners and are beingused with permission under license. These images and/or photos may not be copied or downloaded without permission from 123RF Limited.Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room