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Web Seminar by WhereScape and Composite Software to Detail Proven Approaches to Implementing Agile Business Intelligence

02 August 2010

Industry Analyst Boris Evelson Will Keynote a Free August 4 Web Seminar about Agile BI’s Challenges, Inhibitors, Practical Approaches and Use Cases

PORTLAND, Ore. & SAN MATEO, Calif.—July 27, 2010--WhereScape and Composite Software, Inc. announced today that Boris Evelson, vice president and principal analyst of Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research firm, will keynote a WhereScape and Composite-sponsored web seminar entitled “Agile BI Made Easy: Two Proven Paths to Success.” The free web seminar will be held on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. ET. To register, please visit here.

“Agile BI Made Easy: Two Proven Paths to Success.”

Evelson, a leading Business Intelligence (BI) expert, delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance and architectures, and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end-user experiences. In his research, Evelson continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches. 

Evelson will draw upon his more than 25 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting and strategic advisory skills to detail how agile BI can provide organizations with a competitive advantage in the face of deployment efforts that are often underestimated, ever-changing user requirements, a growing user base and rapidly growing volumes and complexity of the data.

In Forrester’s April 22, 2010 report “Agile BI Out of the Box,” Evelson wrote, “Complexity represents one of the toughest challenges facing traditional business intelligence (BI) applications…. Clearly a different approach is needed to make BI applications more flexible and able to react much faster to ever-changing business and regulatory requirements. Forrester refers to this methodology as ‘Agile BI’.” 

In the web seminar, Evelson will discuss:

  •          Challenges and inhibitors to agile BI success
  •          Components needed to achieve BI success
  •          Next generation technology and topology choices
  •          Practical approaches and recommendations
  •          Use cases and examples of successful agile BI

WhereScape Vice President and General Manager Mark Budzinski and Composite Software Executive Vice President of Marketing Robert Eve will join Evelson to detail use cases and examples of successful agile BI implementations. 

About Composite Software, Inc.

Composite Software, Inc. is the data virtualization gold standard at ten of the top 20 banks, six of the top ten pharmaceutical companies, four of the top five energy firms, major media and technology organizations; and multiple government agencies. These are among the hundreds of global organizations with disparate, complex information environments that count on Composite to increase their data agility, cut costs and reduce risk. Backed by nearly a decade of pioneering R&D, Composite is the data virtualization performance leader, scaling from project to enterprise for data federation, data warehouse extension, enterprise data sharing, real-time and cloud computing data integration. Composite Software is a privately held, Silicon Valley-based corporation. For more information, please visit Or follow Composite on

About WhereScape

WhereScape provides a product, WhereScape RED, which transforms traditional approaches to building and managing data warehouses with a truly agile methodology. WhereScape RED is the only comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for data warehousing that supports the entire data warehouse management life cycle, integrating source system exploration, schema design, metadata management, warehouse scheduling and enhancement into a single, simple integrated design.

More than 350 customers worldwide are using WhereScape RED on a variety of platforms. Projects performed using WhereScape RED typically come in under budget, ahead of schedule, with improved performance, greater transparency and built on more solid foundations over the systems they replace. WhereScape has head offices in Auckland, New Zealand, Portland, Oregon, and Wokingham, UK. For more information, please visit

All products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For WhereScape:

Humphrey Strategic Communications

Scott R. Humphrey, 503-644-9709


For Composite Software:

Margaret Pereira, K/F Communications, Inc., 925-989-8109


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