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Third Nature, Inc.
PO Box 1166
Rogue River, OR 97537

Welcome to Third Nature

Third Nature is a research and consulting company specializing in business intelligence and information delivery and the technology infrastructure required to support them. If your question is related to BI, web 2.0 for BI, open source or data integration then you've come to the right place.

Our goal is to help companies take advantage of new information-driven management practices and applications by designing and building the appropriate systems. We offer education, consulting and research services to support business and IT organizations as well as technology vendors.

The key difference between our industry research work and that of other analysts is that we fill the gap between what the standard firms cover and what IT architects need. We specialize in hands-on technology analysis, evaluating emerging technologies, markets and vendor products rather than the vendor financials and their market positions. This enables us to go beyond providing a vendor short list and allows us to give advice on the right tools and technologies to solve business and IT problems.

If you are looking for more information on any of our services, feel free to

Upcoming Media Events

Mark Madsen will be representing Third Nature at the following seminars and events.

Strata, Santa Clara, CA Feb 25, 2013

London BI Summit (keynote, big data), London, March 18, 2013

Future Architectures for BI and Big Data, April 3, webcast

Big Data Forum, Dubai, Dubai, April 29, 2013

TDWI Chicago (analytic databases, big data architecture), Chicago, April 6, 2013

DAMA (big data architecture), Seattle, WA, May 14, 2013

TDWI Munich (big data, designing customer analysis systems), Munich, June 17, 2013

O'Reilly Open Source Conference, Portland, OR, July 22, 2013