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Industry Perspective

Between the Lines at Tableau Conference
5 days ago

Between the Lines at Tableau Conference

Nothing else quite compares to the annual Tableau Conference. This event has grown from 140 attendees in 2007 to over 14,000 data enthusiasts in 2017. The vibrant Tableau community passion was …
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Reflecting on Gartner Symposium 2017 Predictions
2 weeks ago

Reflecting on Gartner Symposium 2017 Predictions

The Fourth Industrial Revolution – digital transformation – is progressing. Last week Gartner hosted their annual gala of CIOs and tech titans. This year the rise of artificial intelligence, decline …
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Industry Pulse September 2017 Highlights
3 weeks ago

Industry Pulse September 2017 Highlights

Here we go! Another peak conference season has started. This month we saw a wide variety of releases from JupyterCon and Strata NYC. Next month should be even more exciting …
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Industry Pulse August 2017 Highlights
2 months ago

Industry Pulse August 2017 Highlights

So much for a slow summer. In August 2017, Python exceeded R in popularity in a recent KD Nuggets poll. Both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration 2017 and …
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Industry Pulse July 2017 Highlights
3 months ago

Industry Pulse July 2017 Highlights

Here are filtered analytics industry highlights from the sweltering month of July. Augmented analytics, automation, data privacy, artificial intelligence and increased anti-trust concerns dominated the news. Don’t forget you can also …
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Are You Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
3 months ago

Are You Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

If you work with data for a living and don’t know about the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is time to educate yourself on this hot topic. If you …
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Industry Pulse June 2017 Highlights
4 months ago

Industry Pulse June 2017 Highlights

As June 2017 comes to a close, here is a quick wrap up of this month’s highlights. Don’t forget you can also keep track of these filtered updates on my Alerts …
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Secrets to Staying Relevant in Analytics
5 months ago

Secrets to Staying Relevant in Analytics

We live in an incredible era of extremely rapid, disruptive innovation. Globalization, accelerated technology change, infinite cloud scale, ubiquitous connectivity, and an internet of smart things powered by artificial intelligence …
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Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation
6 months ago

Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation

Do you see it now? In October 2014, I wrote about Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization. Then in April 2015, I covered the Analytics Industry Midlife Crisis. In January 2016, I warned of …
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Hot or Not? Top Programming Languages Today
6 months 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
6 months 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
8 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
8 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
1 year 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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