Do your BI platform support the data source you want to analyze?


Although the latest versions of most BI platforms support a wide range of data sources, this is a common question which involved the version of your BI tool, the version of the database file format or ERP that acts as a data source and the operating system.


In the case of SAS can solve these questions by referring to the SAS / ACCESS Validation Matrix, selecting the version of SAS, the database, the operating system and you have the answer.

Open Data at Barcelona Web Congress


At the Web Congress in Barcelona, ​​I attended a workshop on Open Data in wich Martín Alvarez Espinar, W3C Spanish Office's head, and Jordi Graells i Costa, coordinator of content and innovation of the Generalitat de Catalunya, explained what is the international initiative Open Data, and how it is developed in concrete projects in some communities of Spain, as Asturias and Catalonia.

RHIPE: Using Hadoop to analyze very large data with R


Hadoop is an Apache project that provides an environment that supports the management of large amounts of data. Such systems are typically used to support the large amount of information generated by great social networks, especially when relational databases are beginning to have problems of scalability, or the cost of growth is too high.

Oracle RAC One Node


In Oracle 11g release 2, Oracle introduced a new product Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node (Oracle RAC One Node)

This product is an Oracle RAC' s instance but executed in one single node. May be run on different physical servers, not only one (this is common) but a database instance is running only on the same node 
simultaneously  (* but we'll see later that this is not completely true).


Results of the last Forrester Wave about Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms


In his blog Boris Evelson explains the more relevant results of the las Forrester Wave about Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms.

These are the last movements, extracted from it:

  1. IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, Oracle, and SAS continue to lead the pack.
  2. Information Builders, Microsoft, and MicroStrategy move into the Leaders category.
  3. TIBCO Spotfire and Actuate maintain their Strong Performer status.
  4. QlikTech and Panorama Software move into the Strong Performer category.


Interesting resources from IBM Redbooks


IBM Redbooks

Interesting resources about DB2, Informix and IBM System X for BI from IBM Redbooks


Some MySQL news, tips and resources


News and interesting resources about MySQL announced on the last MySQL newsletter

TOP 20 2010 from IBM developerWorks


These are the 20 most popular 2010 contents on IBM developerWorks. The TOP 20 is based on newsletter subscriber activity. Very interesting list, specially for developers.

Top ten BI stories from Information Management


Top ten BI stories from Information ManagementTop 10 stories from Information Management:

  • “Best in BI? Ask the Crowd” by Jim Ericson

  • “Pros and Cons of Using a Vendor Provided Analytical Data Model in Your BI Implementation” by Boris Evelson

  • “BI, Analytics and Statistical Science” by Steve Miller ... 

"FilterTwoListComponent" for Pentaho CDF


"FilterTwoListComponent" for Pentaho CDFDear,
on this occasion I presented from group eGluBI/OpenBits a feature called "FilterTwoListComponent" for Pentaho CDF.
Transcribe some of the documentation:



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