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Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways
2 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
2 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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Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 2]
3 months ago

Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 2]

In this next Oceans of Data series article covering Apache Spark, I continue where I left off in Part 1. Let’s have fun playing with data on a Spark Cluster. …
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New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
5 months ago

New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6

While you were away on summer holiday, several data discovery players released new versions. The highly anticipated Tableau 10 is now available for download. Qlik Sense 3.0 was released in …
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Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations
9 months 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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Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style
10 months ago

Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style

Last Sunday was the annual BI Bake-Off, arguably the BI industry’s most highly anticipated, public competitive BI/analytics vendor demo showdown of the year. The mega-popular event founded by Cindi Howson is …
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Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?
1 year ago

Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?

As I gaze outside my quiet home office window watching an alligator in the pond, I am reminded of my mostly isolated virtual reality. Not even a rare splurge on chocolate chip cookie dough …
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Tableau Conference Fun but Analytics Ho-Hum?
2 years ago

Tableau Conference Fun but Analytics Ho-Hum?

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity that I was given to attend Tableau’s annual conference, catch up with peers and see what was cooking over there. Each year I …
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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
2 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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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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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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How To Integrate Tableau with Microsoft Reporting Services
3 years ago

How To Integrate Tableau with Microsoft Reporting Services

BREAKING BI NEWS: 2014 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant was just released. It is a must read…Tableau has risen to the top, Spotfire and Qlik edged up, Birst is now on …
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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

Happy New Year! 2013 was an interesting year for Microsoft BI with the move to newly branded Power BI’s Excel and Office 365 Cloud-first, Cloud-only focus. What is Microsoft Power …
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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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Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 Beta & R – Part 1
3 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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Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master
3 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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Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!
3 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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