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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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Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
1 year ago

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant

Thursday, February 4, 2016 rocked the business intelligence and analytics world. The day started with the release of an exciting new 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report, …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
1 year ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
2 years ago

Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Tonight I came across a gold mine of wonderful data governance resources while researching the industry. Data governance has been a mega-hot topic since self-service business intelligence tools became easy …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
2 years ago

BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis

It is another lovely springtime Sunday traveling across country to California. I need to have a chat with analytics conference planners to lure a few more events to Tampa, Orlando …
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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms and Advanced Analytics were released. Each year I anxiously search the internet trying …
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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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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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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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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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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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Antivia XWIS DecisionPoint
3 years ago

Antivia XWIS DecisionPoint

Ah February…I have already fallen off the New Year resolution wagon and dipped right back into frosting, cake mix and candy. I won’t ever give up Diet Mountain Dew or …
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Targit – a Niche, Hometown BI Innovator
3 years ago

Targit – a Niche, Hometown BI Innovator

Over the holidays I enjoyed reviewing several BI vendors.  To my pleasant surprise, a pretty innovative, little niche BI player called Targit has been hiding practically in my back yard.  In …
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Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau
3 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau

NOTE: My top tips are to understand Microsoft cloud vendor data lock in risks, true cloud costs for real world use cases and assumed free software surprise fines of …
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2014 BI Outlook: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not by Doug Henschen
4 years ago

2014 BI Outlook: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not by Doug Henschen

In case you missed it,  Doug Henschen of InformationWeek had a fantastic article on 2014 planned usage surveys for BI vendors. This must read BI article is at http://www.informationweek.com/software/information-management/2014-bi-outlook-whos-hot-whos-not/d/d-id/1113002.

This …
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Impact Analytix Winter 2013 News
4 years ago

Impact Analytix Winter 2013 News

As promised, I am pleased to announce that Impact Analytix quarterly newsletter, NEWS & VIEWS, has been published for Winter 2013. NEWS & VIEWS contains the latest business intelligence and …
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