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Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey
2 years ago

Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey

Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps…how can you plan a safe journey without a roadmap? Just in case you missed the memo, Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise team recently published high level Public roadmaps …
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Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List
2 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List

I have never experienced anything like the past 15 days since the Power BI freemium announcement. Since that day, my in boxes were flooded with inquiries and huge long lists …
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Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications
2 years ago

Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications

*** UPDATE: On 1/23/2015  Surprise!  Microsoft announced the acquisition of Revolution Analytics.  This is great news and as a result I will be adding that solution option into this mix …
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Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview
3 years ago

Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview

Happy Holidays! I wasn’t kidding when I shared to keep posted for more updates last week. Although the Public Preview of Power BI was intended to be quietly and humbly …
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Business Analytics 101
3 years ago

Business Analytics 101

You may have noticed many vendors transitioning away from the term business intelligence and instead using business analytics. I recently wrote about industry trends and the longer term, ongoing market …
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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
3 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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PASS Summit 2014 BI News
3 years ago

PASS Summit 2014 BI News

PASS Summit, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals, kicked-off today with keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, and Joseph Sirosh. This year the event …
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Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization
3 years ago

Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization

I wrote about future business intelligence and analytics trends back in May 2014.  At that time, I was keeping a pulse on the following trends:

  • Embedded Analytics (already prevalent …
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A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News
3 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News

In the past few weeks, there has literally been a blitz of analytics and business intelligence industry news. Starting with Tableau’s Conference, followed by Qlik Unsummit’s release of full Qlik …
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Tableau Conference Fun but Analytics Ho-Hum?
3 years ago

Tableau Conference Fun but Analytics Ho-Hum?

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity that I was given to attend Tableau’s annual conference, catch up with peers and see what was cooking over there. Each year I …
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Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue
3 years ago

Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue

I recently saw a presentation by a Florida-based business intelligence company called VisualCue Technologies.  They offer a unique, icon-based dashboard that they position as operational intelligence.  Operational meaning that it visually captures …
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Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics
3 years ago

Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics

Analytics is often a misunderstood art and science. Although there have been exponential technological improvements in adaptive algorithms and automated model development with high-end solutions, there often is not a …
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Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop
3 years ago

Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop

A few weeks ago I was honored to get a personal walk-through of brand new Qlik Sense Desktop. Qlik’s Donald Farmer, Vice President of Innovation and Design, and Elif Tutuk, …
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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools

This blog has been on my mind for a long time now. I thought I’d share part of the analytical process with you that I performed to determine both the …
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Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World
3 years ago

Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World

I first came across Alteryx about a year and a half ago. To be completely honest, I was tough on them. In our initial meeting, I literally blurted out “why …
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Trends Driving the Future of Analytics
3 years ago

Trends Driving the Future of Analytics

Another sleepless night in San Jose, California without my beloved Diet Mountain Dew until tomorrow morning… Seems like a perfect time to share a few thoughts on awesome future analytics …
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Breaking News – Jaspersoft acquired by TIBCO
3 years ago

Breaking News – Jaspersoft acquired by TIBCO

WOW – big surprising news in the BI and Analytics industry today! TIBCO acquired Jaspersoft, popular open-source BI platform vendor with both Cloud IaaS or on premise BI solutions for …
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Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0
3 years ago

Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0

This blog post is looooong overdue. I was supposed to attend TIBCO’s TUCON event in Las Vegas last October, bought the non-refundable flight ticket, hotel package and then caught the …
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Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms
3 years ago

Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms

To see the past five years of Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms vendor performance ratings, check out the excellent Pivotstream analytics showcase. There are three different reports …
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Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch
3 years ago

Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch

In case you were buried without power and internet in one of the many 2014 snow storms, Microsoft’s Cloud Office 365 Power BI for Excel launched last week. The Twittersphere …
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