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Data Discovery

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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What is New, Wild and Exciting in Tableau 8.2
3 years ago

What is New, Wild and Exciting in Tableau 8.2

Tableau’s highly anticipated 8.2 release is imminent if not already launched by the time this article posts. I covered quite a few of the wild and exciting new features that …
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Inside SAP InfiniteInsight
3 years ago

Inside SAP InfiniteInsight

A big thank you to my blog readers and Twitter followers for sharing my plea to see SAP InfiniteInsight earlier this month in the social media channels. SAP immediately reached …
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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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Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5
3 years ago

Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5

Yes, you read that correctly.  I have been provided an exclusive, first sneak peek at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 thanks to TIBCO Spotfire Predictive Analytics Product Manager, Louis Bajuk-Yorgan.  Note TIBCO …
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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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Self-Service BI Governance
3 years ago

Self-Service BI Governance

I had a funny conversation last weekend with a consulting peer that mentioned governance with self-service BI tools. I don’t think that person realized this was a HOT button topic …
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Tableau with R Part 2: Clustering
3 years ago

Tableau with R Part 2: Clustering

As promised, this is the next article in Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 & R. If you have not read the first article and/or have not already installed and configured …
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Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau
3 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau

NOTE: Are you looking for an update? See FAQ 5: When will you update your Tableau and Microsoft Power BI comparison? on my FAQs page. My top tips, be aware …
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SAP Lumira v1.13
3 years ago

SAP Lumira v1.13

I have been following SAP Lumira since the debut as SAP Visual Intelligence at SAP TechEd in 2012. I remember sitting in various SAP TechEd sessions in Las Vegas last …
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Tip! Tableau Maps
3 years ago

Tip! Tableau Maps

Here are a few fun tips for visualizing data with Tableau maps. Tableau maps are more powerful and deeper than they initially appear. You can do some amazing geospatial visualizations …
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Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI
3 years ago

Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI

I have written a few times this year about Data Explorer, now called Power Query for Excel 2010 and 2013, in blogs New Data Explorer for Excel and Self-Service ETL …
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A Quick Peek at the Free MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop
3 years ago

A Quick Peek at the Free MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop

I openly admit to being a business intelligence and analytics tool addict.  When I come across news about a new and interesting offering, I simply can’t help myself… I usually …
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Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 Beta & R – Part 1
4 years ago

Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 Beta & R – Part 1

Last weekend I finally got a chance in the middle of the night again to play with the new Tableau 8.1 Beta and R integration with RServe. After a Diet …
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Power View HTML5 Mobile Preview for Office 365
4 years ago

Power View HTML5 Mobile Preview for Office 365

The Power BI and Mobile App Preview is beginning to expand. Honestly, I have not had one spare moment yet to spin up my Power BI Preview environment. I do …
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Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master
4 years ago

Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master

What an incredible week of data lover industry and community events – Annual Tableau Customer Conference (TCC), SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, Tampa Analytics Group with Pentaho by Mark Kromer, South …
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SAP BI and Analytics Roadmap Updates
4 years ago

SAP BI and Analytics Roadmap Updates

In a colorful #AllAccessAnalytics webinar and Twitter event, Steven Lucas, President of SAP Platform Solutions, and his newly announced BI, Analytics an Big Data team openly briefed attendees on new …
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Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!
4 years ago

Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!

There seems to be a myth out there that Tableau can’t work with SQL Server stored procedures. That may have been true in Tableau v6 but not it is not …
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