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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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Stunning Embedded Analytics with Dundas BI
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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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Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality
2 years ago

Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality

It is no secret that I have been dreaming about combining virtual reality with the world of big data visualization. Big data exploration today is limited by two and three …
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Embracing Aspects of Analytics Automation
2 years ago

Embracing Aspects of Analytics Automation

As analytics maturity progresses concurrently with advances in modern business intelligence, we are seeing more innovative players in the areas of analytics automation. From automating visualizations, descriptive and predictive models to creating intelligent, …
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Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations
2 years ago

Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations

Much like the cloud wars and the race to zero, the data visualization market is also at war. Multiple mega-vendor players are driving down prices in the short-term for long-term market …
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BI Market Consolidation Buzz
2 years ago

BI Market Consolidation Buzz

On my first week of sabbatical, my Tropical Garden 2.0 project was stalled by huge news regarding the potential sale of Qlik that lit up discussions of inevitable BI industry consolidation. In January this …
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Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions
2 years ago

Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions

After two glorious days of vacation in Palm Cove, Australia, my inner spirit is recharged and I am ready to write. Last week I presented Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid …
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Spectacular Events in Spring 2016
2 years ago

Spectacular Events in Spring 2016

Spring is almost here! It is my favorite time of year. Flowers blossom, trees come back to life, my bright color wardrobe reappears and there are many industry conferences to feed …
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Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant

Thursday, February 4, 2016 rocked the business intelligence and analytics world. The day started with the release of an exciting new 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report, …
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Public Data Storytelling
2 years ago

Public Data Storytelling

Today Microsoft announced an exciting preview of public Power BI report publishing for data storytelling. New Power BI Publish to Web unlocks visual analytics everywhere. With YouTube-like embed link creation simplicity, anyone …
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January 2016 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

January 2016 Microsoft BI World News

As sunshine brilliantly glistened over the snow blanketed Northern Hemisphere, Redmond teams kicked off the year with a flurry of updates, announcements and releases. From a new analytics conference to …
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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
2 years ago

Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You have to be doing better than me. I get an F in January = total failure. Despite all the workout gear …
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Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics
2 years ago

Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics

Shhhh…everyone is asleep. Finally I can sneak into my home office, light up the lovely Sun & Sand Yankee Candle, and spin up the Azure Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine …
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My Favorite Public Data Sources
2 years ago

My Favorite Public Data Sources

Where to get public data? In this article, I will share a few of my personal favorite public data sources. Combining public data in your own analytics projects can add …
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December 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

December 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Here we go again! Another month means another deluge of announcements and feature releases from various Microsoft teams. There is no such thing as slowing down for the holidays in Redmond. For time-starved technical …
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