[TriLUG] January 12 meeting - Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

Bill Farrow bill.farrow at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 10:31:20 EST 2011

Topic: Open Source Business Intelligence ToolsPresenter: Alex
MeadowsWhen: Thursday, January 12, 7pmWhere: Red Hat HQ, NCSU
Centennial CampusMap:

Business Intelligence has become one of the business world's most
valuable tools to determine upcoming business decisions.  Thanks to
the open source revolution, BI is no longer just for enterprise level
businesses.  This presentation will go over the different areas of
Business Intelligence and show just how far open source alternatives
have come in each area.  BI can be broken down into five distinct
areas, which include:

*) Reporting
*) Data Warehousing
*) Statistical Analysis
*) Visualization
*) Predictive Analytics

>From the very basic reporting to the most advanced predictive
analytics, open source can cover many of the features and capabilities
of their multi-million dollar competitors.

Alex Meadows is an avid open source advocate and self proclaimed 'data
geek'.  He has worked in the Business Intelligence field for six years
and holds a Masters in Business Intelligence from Saint Joseph's
University.  He is also the Community Leader of the RTP Penthao User
Group.  He can be followed on his blog at
http://www.bluefiredatasolutions.com and on Twitter at @DBA_Alex.

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