Stories by James Kobielus

  • Data warehouse 2.0

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

  • Welcome to the appliance wars in enterprise applications

    Over the past few years, enterprise software vendors have ventured well beyond their traditional focus on licenced software packages. Many have begun to offer solutions that incorporate such diverse approaches as open source software, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and software-as-a-service.

  • SOA platform vendors will own ESB market

    Enterprise service bus is the most promising new middleware approach. ESB generally refers to integration software that supports simple, expedited, loosely coupled, standards-based, service-oriented integration. It also refers to a segment of the middleware market that converges the best features of message-oriented middleware, integration brokers and Web services.