SAP BusinessObjects in the Cloud

It’s time to start thinking about SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3. But it’s also time to consider cloud-based analytics. No doubt you’ve heard about SAP Analytics Cloud, a relatively new offering from SAP that can connect to cloud-based data sources as well as on-premise data sources via a connector to your SAP BusinessObjects platform. But did […]

Drawing Clouds

If you’re currently sheltering in-place at home with school-aged children, you’re probably spending your lunch hour making Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. However, if you’re like us, you’ve been drawing clouds. No, not THOSE clouds. THESE clouds. Cloud based-architectures for analytics and web applications. We’re big fans of diagrams.net (formerly draw.io). And thankfully the three […]

Are you attending the 2018 AWS Summit in Chicago?

You should join Eric Vallo and Chris Greer at the 2018 AWS Summit in Chicago¬†this week. The AWS Summit is a fantastic and free resource being hosted by AWS on August 1 and 2 with breakouts, technical sessions, and bootcamps. This event is aimed at helping customers and partners identify the right opportunities and workloads […]

BI4 is a Big Baby

Anybody that has been in the BusinessObjects Admin area of expertise for a long time knows that with each upgrade, the platform requirements get bigger and more substantial. The new BI4 is no exception. While that is the underpinnings of this post, what I really want to hit on is the role that virtualization will or will not play in the future of BI4.