Al Cherdak, an independent developer of enterprise software, has been seeing BI consolidation first hand. It’s killing innovation, he says, and the Big Guys will save themselves by fixing it.
His software—called Personal Data Warehouse—essentially hotwires operational data bases, offers a quick scrub of the incoming data, and aligns tables to appear as if it had come from one source. How can users be trusted? “Users know their data,” he says. (See BI Roadmap author Larissa T. Moss’s view of the “personal data warehouse.”)
He’s been trying to find a partner to market his creation. Though he’s shown it to dozens of prospective partners, and though most have said it’s exactly what the masses of dissatisfied BI users scream for every day, each has ultimately had to decline.… Read the rest “BI consolidation first hand”