MySQLConf 09: Mark Madsen, "Using Open Source BI in the Real World"

Posted in Conferences, Databases on April 28, 2009



There has been a lack of substantive data about the state of open source in the business intelligence and data warehousing market.

In this session noted industry analyst Mark Madsen will present the results of his recent market research on adoption profiles and characteristics for open source BI/DW.  This research surveyed adopters of open source to understand their reasons for adoption and the benefits they experienced. It also captured user demographics to identify who is adopting open source for BI/DW, where they are deploying it, and how it’s being used.     Madsen will also interview two highly experienced open source BI practitioners, Bruce Belvin (President, Monolith Software Solutions) and Jay Webster (President and COO at Consorte Media), who will describe their BI implementations, their criteria and selection methodology, and share best practices with the audience.

By attending this session you can expect to learn more about:
  • Opportunities for use and deployment
  • Benefits of use
  • Rationale for choosing open source over proprietary alternatives
  • How open source can enable broader and deeper use of analytic information
Mark Madsen
Third Nature

Mark Madsen is the founder of Third Nature, a consulting and technology research firm focused on new and emerging technology and practices in business intelligence, data integration and information management. Mark is also a well-known consultant and industry analyst who frequently speaks at conferences and seminars in the US and Europe and writes for a number of leading industry publications.

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