3 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Diver Platform 7.0 and Spectre

diver platform 7.0When Dimensional Insight’s Model engine was introduced in 1989, it had many advantages compared to other relational databases at the time. Today, as columnar databases grow in popularity – and in performance – we have again outpaced the competition with the introduction of our new Spectre data engine.

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If you’re a Dimensional Insight customer, here are 3 reasons why you should upgrade to Diver Platform 7.0, which includes Spectre technology. (And if you’re not a Dimensional Insight customer, here’s why you’ll want to take a look at what we have to offer.) (more…)

Why Columnar Databases are the Future of Business Intelligence

columnar-databasesDimensional Insight’s new data engine Spectre reflects the future of business intelligence: it is built on the latest columnar database technology, delivering data analysis faster than ever before. Columnar databases are becoming more and more popular in business intelligence; in fact, a recent survey by Gartner (Oct. 2016) shows that production deployments of columnar/in-memory technology have grown for three straight years.

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The idea of a columnar database is not new. In fact, they have been around for years. However, as time has passed they’ve become more and more practical. This is because better support is available and performance has improved over time. Here’s why columnar databases are the future of business intelligence. (more…)

Need More Speed? Learn All About Our New Big Data Engine

We all know that data is growing, and it’s growing fast. In fact, IDC statistics show the big data market is growing about six times as much as the overall IT market is.

To address the need for super speed and the ability to handle high data volumes, Dimensional Insight has developed a new business intelligence (BI) data engine. Our lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts has been hard at work in developing this project, which we previewed to customers at our annual users conference earlier this summer.

Interested in getting inside the head of the lead developer of Diver’s data engine? Here’s an interview with Dimensional Insight’s Jamie Clark, who has the scoop on this exciting new technology.

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4 Trends Shaping Business Intelligence in 2015 and Beyond

When it comes to business intelligence, it’s clear that the current modus operandi won’t cut it for organizations moving forward. Too much is changing: the amount of data within organizations, the way users are accessing and analyzing it, and much more.

With that in mind, here are 4 business intelligence trends that are shaping where the industry is heading in the near future. They are also impacting how we at Dimensional Insight are developing products and applications.

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