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Dundas BI 4.0 Dazzles with Over 100 New Features
7 months ago

Dundas BI 4.0 Dazzles with Over 100 New Features

When I previously reviewed Dundas BI, I literally raved about it. Dundas BI impressed me. That was no easy feat since I assess countless analytics offerings that never get a …
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Industry Pulse May 2017 Highlights
7 months ago

Industry Pulse May 2017 Highlights

May 2017 has already filled the inbox and there is still two weeks left! To keep up with all the press releases flowing in, you can check my Alerts page …
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Fast Big Data Analytics with OLAP on Hadoop
7 months ago

Fast Big Data Analytics with OLAP on Hadoop

OLAP is not dead. Today OLAP is in high demand. One of the most practical big data analytics technologies that I have reviewed in recent years is the innovation around …
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Secrets to Staying Relevant in Analytics
7 months ago

Secrets to Staying Relevant in Analytics

We live in an incredible era of extremely rapid, disruptive innovation. Globalization, accelerated technology change, infinite cloud scale, ubiquitous connectivity, and an internet of smart things powered by artificial intelligence …
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Fast-Track Embedded Analytics with ZoomCharts
7 months ago

Fast-Track Embedded Analytics with ZoomCharts

For developers, BI professionals and journalists that want to easily, quickly, and securely embed analytics into apps or websites, ZoomCharts should be in your “buy versus build” evaluation. Entire interactive …
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Sisense Innovation Delivers Insights from Complex Data
8 months ago

Sisense Innovation Delivers Insights from Complex Data

Recently I was inspired to learn more about Sisense after seeing them listed as a Visionary in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms. I also noticed …
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Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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]
1 year 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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