The article entitled “BI Industry Outlook: Busy and Bright” by Stephen Swoyer is an interesting read. Stephen talks about the partnership between Teradata and SAS, which was announced last year in October at Teradata’s Annual Partners Conference. Stephen gives more details about the partnership and what is being achieved five months since the original announcement.

Stephen also goes on to talk about “a surprising number of start-up or smaller vendors — companies such as InfoBright Inc., Kognitio Inc. (the former WhiteCross, which makes its U.S. debut early this year), ParAccel, and Vertica, among others.” When you add these on top of companies like Netezza and HP and also include companies like SAP with its Business Intelligence Accelerator (BIA), you see how hot an area this is. Definitely a space to watch.