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Welcome to the Bloor Information Management blog, lead by Philip Howard.

Philip Howard

26th May, 2017 - Graph Update 4: performance, scalability and Neo4j
This article discusses the current and planned features in Neo4j that specifically relate to performance and scalability.

Philip Howard

25th May, 2017 - Graph update: GRAKN.AI
GRAKN.AI offers a knowledge base with a knowledge representation system based on Hypergraph theory.

Philip Howard

10th May, 2017 - Graph update: Ontotext GraphDB
The second in this series of updates discusses recent releases from Ontotext

Philip Howard

30th March, 2017 - ScyllaDB
ScyllaDB is a replacement for Apache Cassandra. To say that it has go-faster stripes would be an under statement. And it's easier to use.

Daniel Howard

13th January, 2017 - Mainframe programming and the modern developer
Compuware is aiming to make mainframe development accessible to those of us more used to Docker and Selenium

Philip Howard

15th November, 2016 - QASymphony
QASymphony is one - perhaps the leader - of the new breed of competitors challenging HPE ALM

Ronnie Beggs

7th October, 2016 - Your Journey to the Cloud; Assured - Good governance for digital transformation is the first stage for many mutable businesses
Digital transformation is the process of migrating your organisation to new ways of doing business. To succeed, Organisations must embrace digital thinking.

Ronnie Beggs

1st September, 2016 - Enterprise disruption and streaming analytics: from data to digital transformation.
Disruption is key to success in any market. Bloor's research suggests that IoT offers true disruption and a step change in adoption for streaming analytics.

Philip Howard

2nd August, 2016 - Zizo: the analytics
The second blog about Zizo, discussing its analytic capabilities.

Philip Howard

29th July, 2016 - Zizo: using a pattern database
The first of two blogs discussing Zizo, an analytics vendor. This blog discusses the underlying database.

Ronnie Beggs

20th July, 2016 - Free Apama Community Edition from Software AG
The success of a Community model hinges on an organisation's ability to build a community of users around the product. We believe Software AG has got it right.

Ronnie Beggs

18th July, 2016 - ExtraHop Networks. IT Operations and wire data analytics
ExtraHop Networks transforms the packets that carry data across a network into real-time analytics.

Philip Howard

11th July, 2016 - Automating spreadsheet processes
FreeSight is marketed as a data prep tool. At heart it is a product for capturing and managing repeatable Excel processes.

Philip Howard

8th July, 2016 - Qlik Sense and data preparation
Qlik has just released Qlik Sense 3.0. It has some advanced data preparation capabilities.

Philip Howard

27th June, 2016 - SAS goes open
SAS is being innovative in a number of areas, not least of which is opening up to other languages

Philip Howard

10th May, 2016 - Informatica makes me swear
Informatica's Enterprise Information Catalog come out too late.

Philip Howard

10th May, 2016 - Dell Statistica
Statistica leverages Boomi for the Internet of Things

Philip Howard

22nd April, 2016 - Teradata introduces Intelliflex
Teradata becomes much more flexible in its scalability options.

Ronnie Beggs

1st April, 2016 - Aeris puts the Internet in the Internet of Things
Aeris is a cloud-based platform for building and managing end-to-end M2M and Internet of Things applications.

Philip Howard

15th March, 2016 - The mutable mainframe
Despite appearances mainframes can be agile and can participate in DevOps and continuous delivery.