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Industry Perspective

TIBCO (Spotfire) Acquires Extended Results and PUSH BI
4 years ago

TIBCO (Spotfire) Acquires Extended Results and PUSH BI

Breaking news today from a great little company called Extended Results, creator of the PUSH BI mobile applications many Microsoft BI customers used to bridge the mobile BI gaps. TIBCO, …
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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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Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
4 years ago

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates

August has been a busy blog month so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.  There are a couple key updates in SQL Server World floating around …
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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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Data Discovery Player Market Trends
4 years ago

Data Discovery Player Market Trends

In keeping a close pulse on the overall BI industry, one of the stats I like to track is the Job Trends and Skills that are HOT and their increase …
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Like it or not, Self-Service BI and Cloud BI are Here
4 years ago

Like it or not, Self-Service BI and Cloud BI are Here

The BI market is buzzing with two significant BI players in the last month announcing Cloud BI offerings for their popular Self-Service BI solutions: Microsoft and now Tableau.  These two …
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Tip! Self-Service BI/Data Discovery Software Evaluations
4 years ago

Tip! Self-Service BI/Data Discovery Software Evaluations

Tip of the day, download free trials of self-service BI/data discovery tools to experience using them yourself BEFORE you buy. “Experiencing” the differences in HOW to build views with your …
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Thoughts on the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms
4 years ago

Thoughts on the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms

Tableau is ranked as a Leader in  the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence report.  Customers rate Tableau #1 for ease of use, fastest development times, and it has …
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Looking back on 2012…
4 years ago

Looking back on 2012…

WOW! 2012 was an incredible year. I wanted to fondly look back upon the entire year of 2012 before diving into what is new, wild and exciting in 2013. This …
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