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Mike Ferguson

Welcome to my blog on the UK Business Intelligence Network. I hope to help you stay in touch with hot topics and reality on the ground in the UK and European business intelligence markets and to provide content, opinion and expertise on business intelligence (BI) and its related technologies. I also would relish it if you too can share your own valuable experiences. Let's hear what's going on in BI in the UK.

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Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, a leading information technology analyst and consulting company. As lead analyst and consultant, he specializes in enterprise business intelligence, enterprise business integration, and enterprise portals. He can be contacted at +44 1625 520700 or via e-mail at mferguson@intelligentbusiness.biz.

August 2010 Archives

As a member of the Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT), I sat in on a session given by Pervasive Software Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President Mike Hoskins last week.  The session started out covering Pervasive financial performance of $47.2 million revenue (Fiscal 2010) with 38 consecutive quarters of profitability before getting into the technology itself. Headquartered in Austin, Pervasive offer their PSQL embedded database, a data an application exchange (Pervasive Business Xchange) as well as their Pervasive Data integrator and Pervasive Data Quality products which can connect to a wide range of data sources using their Pervasive Universal Connect suite of connectors.  They also offer a number of data solutions.  Pervasive has has success in embedding its technology in ISV offerings and in SaaS solutions on the Cloud.  However, what caught my eye in what was a very good session was their new scalable data integration engine DataRush.

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Posted August 18, 2010 8:06 AM
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