James R. Scapa,
Chairman & CEO,
Altair Engineering
 
Troy, MI, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 25, 2011 - Version 6.0 of the HiQube simulation-driven business intelligence (BI) and data analytics solution has been released by Altair Engineering.

HiQube 6.0 exposes the power of its unique multi-dimensional data engine to business analysts through a new, self-service web client, customizable dashboards, unbalanced hierarchical data management, and embedded mathematical optimization for higher level what-if analysis. Enterprise accessibility to HiQube also has been expanded to the latest Windows, Red Hat and Ubuntu desktop and server environments.

“HiQube is part of a new generation of high performance business intelligence (BI) products that are sweeping the market,” said James R. Scapa, chairman and CEO for Altair. “It is a compelling alternative to traditional BI solutions, because it handles enormous data sets with the speed of in-memory BI product queries, without sacrificing data persistence or write-back capabilities.”
 
HiQube empowers stakeholders across the enterprise to independently slice, dice and drill information, explore key performance indicators (KPIs), perform math-based simulations and what-if analyses, and easily publish interactive, tailored reports and dashboards to improve business performance. With flash-drive simplicity to install and its open-architecture design, HiQube complements and can be seamlessly deployed within any IT eco-system.

The latest innovations in HiQube provide an enhanced portal-style layout for its web client interface, incorporating multiple workspaces and multiple reports in each workspace. It allows for the properties of published reports to be modified, updated and saved, as well as for the creation of new charts from a published Qube and saving those charts as user reports.

HiQube 6.0 is also able to efficiently manage and operate on unbalanced tree structures – data structured similarly to an organizational chart with multiple branches that descend to different levels – as well as the ability to maintain parallel hierarchies. The embedded ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) capabilities also have been extended, allowing customers to apply user defined formulas at import to automatically transform and process data. Users also have much greater control to define font scaling rules when reports and dashboards are scaled and resized.

Altair’s core competency in math-based simulation and optimization methodologies has enabled the deep integration of a simulation engine that allows business analysts to explore a broader solution space faster, to make the “best” decisions. Through advanced functionality, like block operations and embedded optimization formulations, analysts can generate and study numerous scenarios to identify a solution that satisfies business objectives and constraints.

Finally, HiQube 6.0 extends its open architecture with a new, comprehensive set of HTTP RESTful API’s to easily drive and embed HiQube within third-party and proprietary applications.