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Hot or Not? Top Programming Languages Today
1 week ago

Hot or Not? Top Programming Languages Today

Programming is a bit like fashion. There are “hot trends” and “must-have items”. What is old can sometimes be new again. Thus if you are saving groovy bell bottom pants …
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Industry Pulse April 2017 Highlights
2 weeks ago

Industry Pulse April 2017 Highlights

While I am still catching up on billable work after the annual March Madness events in the analytics industry, here are a few Industry Pulse announcements that are not to be …
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Skimming through Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms
2 months ago

Skimming through Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms

In the latest round of 2017 reviews, Gartner released a Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms. Results this year were less surprising to me than the BI and Analytics Platforms. Even the …
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Exploring 2017 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Results
2 months ago

Exploring 2017 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Results

Ah yes, it is that magical time of year. Emotions in the business intelligence world peak every time the Gartner BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant (BI MQ) report is released. …
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Analytics Industry Pulse Winter 2017
4 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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Amazon AWS Getting Serious about Analytics
5 months ago

Amazon AWS Getting Serious about Analytics

Last week over 24,000 attendees gathered at Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual re:Invent conference. The event has significantly grown over 84% since 2014 when there was 13,000 participants. If you are still questioning the …
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Accelerate Your Data Warehouse Build with Automation
5 months ago

Accelerate Your Data Warehouse Build with Automation

To keep up with the speed of business, data warehousing professionals are turning to modern automation solutions to optimize and expedite their processes. We are also beginning to see data …
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2016 State of Analytics Adoption
5 months ago

2016 State of Analytics Adoption

Logi Analytics has just released its annual State of Analytics Adoption Report. More people have access to fantastic, simple to learn, self-service analytics tools than ever before today. So why is self-service …
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Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways
5 months ago

Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways

Over 13,000 data enthusiasts gathered this past week at a sold-out Tableau Conference 2016. After facing a challenging, much more intensely competitive market this year, Tableau openly shared a vision …
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Another Wave of Analytics Industry News
6 months ago

Another Wave of Analytics Industry News

Another week in peak conference season means another wave of analytics industry news. Realistically every single weekday we get tons of news updates in the constant release cloud era. Finding …
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Gartner Reveals Top 2017 Strategic Technology Trends
6 months ago

Gartner Reveals Top 2017 Strategic Technology Trends

At the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida this week, over 8000 technology leaders gathered to get analyst predictions on where we are heading. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart things were key analytics themes …
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Digital Transformation – A Strategic Imperative
6 months 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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Best Places for Data Science Jobs
7 months ago

Best Places for Data Science Jobs

Coming off of Strata + Hadoop World last week, there is no question that the field of data science is exponentially growing right now. If you did not get to attend …
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Analytics Industry Pulse Fall 2016
7 months ago

Analytics Industry Pulse Fall 2016

This week I stepped back and completely immersed myself in a creative project – my overdue Analytics Industry Pulse Fall 2016 magazine.

It is no secret that I dig data (@idigdata)… …
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Artificial Intelligence: The Market Today
10 months ago

Artificial Intelligence: The Market Today

Time to get back to my Oceans of Data series! This week I am going to share an overview of the artificial intelligence market that includes a fantastic infographic courtesy of Max …
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Surfing Analytics Technology Waves
10 months 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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Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics
11 months ago

Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics

Advanced analytics is the next big thing. If you have not budgeted to add predictive and prescriptive analytics into your analytics arsenal, you are apparently already lagging behind your competitors …
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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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BI Market Consolidation Buzz
1 year 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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Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant
1 year ago

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant

At the end of February, Gartner released the latest 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The biggest take-away this year was the key trends to watch …
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