February 1, 2007

What’s interesting about the FAST venture in BI

FAST is annoying me a bit these days. It’s nothing serious, but travel schedule screw-up’s, an annoying embargo, and a screw-up in the annoying embargo have all hit at once. So I’ll keep this telegraphic and move on to other subjects.

And as another example of how this wasn’t the smoothest PR month for FAST, Steve Arnold somehow got the false idea that they were getting out of true text search altogether.


3 Responses to “What’s interesting about the FAST venture in BI”

  1. DBMS2 — DataBase Management System Services»Blog Archive » QlikTech – flexible, memory-centric, columnar BI on February 13th, 2007 11:52 pm

    […] QlikTech’s story is consistent with a variety of trends I see generally underway. The memory-centric aspect is shared with SAP and Applix. In particular, their technical story is very similar to SAP’s BI Accelerator, although I agree with QlikTech’s estimate that QlikView has close to 100X the customers BI Accelerator does. The columnar story is also on the rise in VLDB-land, as exemplified by Vertica and Kognitio. And the “leave the data in place” story is similar to what fellow Scandinavian FAST has been talking about lately. […]

  2. The Monash Report»Blog Archive » Have analytics vendors rediscovered ease-of-deployment? on March 16th, 2007 9:12 pm

    […] Search-based BI is trying to circumvent the data warehouse deployment process. […]

  3. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Attivio tries to do it all on December 12th, 2007 12:38 am

    […] Andrew McKay was at FAST, I grumped about his search/BI integration story. Now that he’s trying to do the same thing at a startup called Attivio, it sounds more […]

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