Since 2014 has already knocked at our door and even kicked it wide open, it’s perfect time to take a look at the most popular and important trends this year has to offer.
Iflexion team has done its best to prepare the list of long awaited changes in IT world.
Let’s have a look at the short list:
- Clouds get top popular
- Data scientists go down
- Big data and social data go up
- Analytics of complex specialized systems are wanted along with agile business intelligence
- Everyone goes for storytelling
- All efforts get accumulated in mobile sector
- Embedded business intelligence begins to emerge in attempt to put analytics in the path of everyday business activities.
Now it’s time for detailed information.
Hadoop and NoSQL
These systems are now completely linked one to another. You shall keep this in mind in order to take full range of IT advantages.
SAP Insider’s BI Conference appeared to be the great source for the best ideas in the field of business intelligence and its most important trends.
The whole conference took place in March 19-22 and appeared to be the most important meeting for the IT professionals, where they could discuss various problems in their field. The most creative individuals have visited it this time, so needless to say the event was really profitable.
The program content
There were over 130 sessions, that totally covered the most wanted areas of the IT evolution. These were BI implementations and upgrades, SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects, Self-service BI, business analytics, date management and integration, reporting etc. There were even more sessions opened for BI 2013 attendants – like the Financials 2013, Admin & Infrastructure 2013 and GRC 2013.
Since the year 2013 has just begun, it’s the right time to take a glimpse into the future and analyze what is coming.
Any clouds in ERP?
We wait for the product lines of Microsoft’s Dynamics ERP to get more options in the field of the cloud deployment. The same situation is forecasted for the users of Epicor and Infor production. On the other hand the well-known Kenandy or Plex are already specializing on cloud-based ERP.
Still the more advantageous situation is seen within Oracle and SAP territory, where they use their own modules of clouds for a while already.
Some more words about ERP: according to the last news it reformed the current image from CRM software vendors we’re all familiar with into the player based on the full-blown platform. As a result they also had to move their applications to new categories. Still the time of the aggressive push is yet to come; meanwhile the company goes hand to hand with Infor and Workday in the field of enterprise content management.
In the term of the last months the main SQL Server got the whole set of brand new capabilities. According to the word of experts this doesn’t concern just the business intelligence inself.
One of the main features appeared to be the AlwaysOn, which now provides more significant capabilities within the infrastructure of the server. Such aspects as programmability, manageability, security and scalability are improved. The new components available in the new edition are made for analysis, integration and faster responding.
The query response within the In-Memory Column Store is also supported with the AlwaysOn system. According to the specialists’ point of view the new SQL is about 100 times faster than the previous one.