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Peek Inside The Big Book of Dashboards
10 hours ago

Peek Inside The Big Book of Dashboards

Although I am an avid reader that relishes ACM’s digital learning libraries that include selections from Safari Books Online and Books 24×7, I still enjoy getting physical books to read. …
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How adidas Transformed Analytics Platforms for Digital Scale
6 days ago

How adidas Transformed Analytics Platforms for Digital Scale

The exponential growth of data, digitization and internet connectivity is the “backbone” of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the digital transformation. Previously I covered this concept and how it will enable …
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Exploring Tableau 10.3 Highlights
3 weeks ago

Exploring Tableau 10.3 Highlights

Earlier this week Tableau 10.3 general availability was announced. Honoring crowd pleasing announcements from Tableau Conference 2016, this release includes much anticipated data-driven alerting, intelligent joins, cool connectors such as …
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Industry Pulse April 2017 Highlights
2 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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Tableau 10.2 Delights with Advanced Analytics and More
4 months ago

Tableau 10.2 Delights with Advanced Analytics and More

Tableau Software just released Tableau 10.2. This delightful version upgrade is packed with a plethora of exciting advanced analytics capabilities, savvy mapping, more data connectors, enterprise management, API enhancements, and …
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Exploring 2017 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Results
4 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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Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways
7 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
7 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]
8 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
10 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
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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Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style
1 year 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?
2 years 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?
3 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
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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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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