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Amazon Kinesis for Streaming Data Analytics
3 weeks ago

Amazon Kinesis for Streaming Data Analytics

Real-time and streaming analytics were all the rage at Strata + Hadoop World 2017. Since we previously reviewed other streaming solutions, let’s now dig into Amazon Kinesis. Amazon Kinesis is a platform for …
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DOMO News from Domopalooza 17
1 month ago

DOMO News from Domopalooza 17

By  •  Cloud BI

Yesterday at Domopalooza 17, DOMO shared a fantastic list of enhancements adding to an already impressive 14,000+ updates to their SaaS cloud BI offerings in 2016. After a bumpy entry into the …
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Google Cloud Next Reveals Market Momentum
1 month ago

Google Cloud Next Reveals Market Momentum

Last week Google Cloud not only rocked the analytics world with news of acquiring Kaggle, they made over 100 announcements and hosted more than 10,000+ attendees at the annual Next event. …
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Introduction to Amazon Athena
3 months ago

Introduction to Amazon Athena

Ever since I first heard of the Amazon Athena announcement at AWS re:Invent 2016, I have wanted to dig into that solution. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that …
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Amazon QuickSight Today
5.6
5 months ago

Amazon QuickSight Today

After more than a year in private preview, Amazon QuickSight is finally generally available in three worldwide regions. Amazon QuickSight is a low cost cloud BI service developed by market leading …
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Another Look at DOMO
6 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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Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration
11 months ago

Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration

A perfect storm of growing data sources, volumes, and varieties along with empowerment of self-service business analytics is driving the need for rapid, agile access to hybrid integrated data sources. …
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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift
7.8
1 year ago

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is a petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse service that was first launched by the industry leading cloud provider in late 2012. Today in a growing market of cloud data warehouse entrants, Amazon Redshift faces strong competition from Snowflake, Azure …
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Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations
1 year 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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Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions
1 year 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
1 year 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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Public Data Storytelling
1 year 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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December 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year 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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Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI
2 years ago

Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI

I love Sunday nights. Nice breeze flowing through the open windows, crickets chirping, pups resting, social networks are slower paced and email is still fairly quiet while Redmond is enjoying …
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Diving into Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 years ago

Diving into Azure SQL Data Warehouse

It is a lovely Saturday afternoon, birds chirping, light breeze flowing into my home office window, pups napping, a good change is now imminent and the kick-off of a new football season is …
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A New World of Data
2 years ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
2 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

May 2015 Microsoft BI World News

As soon as I get monthly Microsoft BI release news collected, I see yet another Tweet come through with more cool updates. Thus if a few more trickle in this …
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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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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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