Business Intelligence (BI) in the Cloud with Microsoft Windows Azure

Kevin Ashley of CloudOlap, a cloud-based BI solution, chats with Karen Forster from PlatformVision.com about Business Intelligence (BI) in the cloud and specifically addresses business cases in financial industry, giving examples from investment banks and hedge funds. Quoting a Gartner study, Ashley notes that 60% of BI projects fail on time or budget and provides […]

Kevin Ashley of CloudOlap, a cloud-based BI solution, chats with Karen Forster from PlatformVision.com about Business Intelligence (BI) in the cloud and specifically addresses business cases in financial industry, giving examples from investment banks and hedge funds. Quoting a Gartner study, Ashley notes that 60% of BI projects fail on time or budget and provides insights into how Microsoft Windows Azure platform can improve BI implementations. Ashley explains why his company is moving its cloud offerings to Azure and compares it to Amazon EC2 Cloud environment:

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