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BI & Analytics

Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation
4 months ago

Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation

Do you see it now? In October 2014, I wrote about Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization. Then in April 2015, I covered the Analytics Industry Midlife Crisis. In January 2016, I warned of …
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Analytics Bots are Hot
5 months ago

Analytics Bots are Hot

From machine-learning based data preparation to automated data analysis with prescriptive recommendations, the advances in analytics are astounding. Now analytics bots are entering the market fast and furiously. Qlik, Sisense, TIBCO Spotfire, …
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Embracing Governed Excel in an Enterprise BI Strategy
5 months ago

Embracing Governed Excel in an Enterprise BI Strategy

Excel is the #1, most loved analytics tool in the world with over one billion users worldwide. It is figuratively the Swiss Army knife of analytics. Why? Excel is easy …
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Expiration of My Non-Compete
5 months ago

Expiration of My Non-Compete

Finally I can freely work in my beloved profession again without fear of a non-compete demand letter. What a long year! My family celebrated this past weekend with margaritas and a …
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Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal
5 months ago

Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal

With the recent industry shift towards the use of agile self-service BI solutions, traditional and modern BI solutions are often deployed side-by-side in a bi-modal analytical strategy. It is not …
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Improve Self-Service Analytics Credibility with Data Quality
5 months ago

Improve Self-Service Analytics Credibility with Data Quality

In the quest to empower everyone to become more data-driven in decision making, rigid ETL and data collection processes of the past have given way to rapid gathering of raw, …
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Introduction to EXASOL In-Database Analytics
6 months ago

Introduction to EXASOL In-Database Analytics

One of the best kept secrets in the database market is EXASOL . Built in Germany from the ground-up, EXASOL achieved the best TPC-H performance ranking. TPC-H is an industry …
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Automating Analytics with Tellius Data Discovery
6 months ago

Automating Analytics with Tellius Data Discovery

Intelligent data discovery has amazing potential to alter today’s manual approaches to data visualization. Automating analytics with next-generation search and data discovery provides rapid insights powered by advanced analytics and …
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Introducing New RStudio Connect
6 months ago

Introducing New RStudio Connect

RStudio officially introduced the newest product in RStudio’s product lineup: RStudio Connect. RStudio Connect is a new publishing platform for R that allows analytics users to share Shiny applications, R …
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Analytics Industry Pulse Winter 2017
8 months ago

Analytics Industry Pulse Winter 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Age of Analytics. Intelligence powered by algorithms is the center of our digital universe. Advanced analytics, machine learning-powered, autonomous business processes, intelligent things (IoT), …
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Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks
8 months ago

Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks

Although self-service BI solutions have come a long way and add tremendous value in daily decision making, many offerings still have significant governance, data security, and privacy gaps. Organizations do …
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Selecting an Embedded BI Solution
9 months ago

Selecting an Embedded BI Solution

As organizations strive to cultivate data-driven cultures, the need for embedding analytics into business processes when and where users make decisions is becoming a critical capability. Although traditional business intelligence …
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Another Look at DOMO
10 months ago

Another Look at DOMO

Update November 8, 2016 – DOMO continues to sabotage themselves with desperate, rude, and bizarre guerrilla marketing tactics. At Tableau Conference 2016, DOMO decided to crash it by sending staff wearing red …
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Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 1]
10 months ago

Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 1]

In this Oceans of Data series, I will begin diving into Apache Spark. Spark is the most active open source project in big data according to Databricks latest survey with 1000+ contributors …
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Stunning Embedded Analytics with Dundas BI
10 months ago

Stunning Embedded Analytics with Dundas BI

Awesome applications need awesome embedded analytics. In this article, I am going to review the latest and greatest version 3.0 of Dundas BI. Dundas offers a flexible embedded BI framework …
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Digital Transformation – A Strategic Imperative
10 months ago

Digital Transformation – A Strategic Imperative

In collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Windows IT Pro magazine, I am honored to be presenting a webinar called “Embracing Digital Transformation” on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:00PM EST. In …
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New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
1 year ago

New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6

While you were away on summer holiday, several data discovery players released new versions. The highly anticipated Tableau 10 is now available for download. Qlik Sense 3.0 was released in …
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Getting Started with BeyondCore
1 year ago

Getting Started with BeyondCore

UPDATE 8/15/2016: One week after writing this blog, news that Salesforce signs an agreement to acquire BeyondCore was released. The timing is ironically magical! I knew BeyondCore was a great solution in …
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Making a Difference with Data – Animal Shelters
1 year ago

Making a Difference with Data – Animal Shelters

Data saves lives every single day. Although a data-driven culture is often associated with a business, analytics can be applied everywhere. Public safety, healthcare, charities, and many other areas can …
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Surfing Analytics Technology Waves
1 year ago

Surfing Analytics Technology Waves

Massive waves of change are rippling throughout the analytics industry. Beyond hype, it is imperative to understand when to embrace a technology trend in its formative stages. Last week I …
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