LAS VEGAS: IBM’s general manager for information management software, Arvind Krishna, used the Information on Demand conference to talk up the vendor's latest business analytics software, which he said would leave the competition reeling.
Krishna told V3.co.uk that the newly announced Cognos 10 product is "light years" ahead of the competition and dismissed the challenge of Oracle in the database market.
"Based on feedback from clients on Cognos 10, this product is a whole step ahead of everyone else on the market. It’s easy to use, has integration with other web-based tools and can even run on the iPad," he said.
"On the server side of things, our DB2 product has the highest transactional ability on the market. Oracle likes to boast about its products but its facts are wrong; we are faster and have better energy performance and scalability as well."
He said that in recent Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) benchmark tests, IBM hit 10.3 million transactions per minute compared with Oracle’s 7.6 million per minute.
Krishna also touched on the issue of data governance and claimed IBM was leading the way in both researching the problems and providing solutions.
"There is nobody close to us in this space and we have brought out new tools like Guardium 8 to address this growing issue," he added.
He said the financial performance of IBM justified his bullish stance, citing sales of $9bn in 2009 for its business analytics software, and projected sales of $16bn for 2015.
"Even if you look at sub sections within business analytics sales, we are either the number one or two company in these areas," he added.
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