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Amazon QuickSight Today
5.6
11 months ago

Amazon QuickSight Today

After more than a year in private preview, Amazon QuickSight is finally generally available in three worldwide regions. Amazon QuickSight is a low cost cloud BI service developed by market leading …
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New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
1 year 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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Popular D3 JavaScript library v4.0.0 released
1 year ago

Popular D3 JavaScript library v4.0.0 released

Last week the data visualization and data journalism communities were buzzing with delight over the latest release of the D3 JavaScript library. Mike Bostock shared the news via a tweet and commits to the GitHub …
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Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality
1 year ago

Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality

It is no secret that I have been dreaming about combining virtual reality with the world of big data visualization. Big data exploration today is limited by two and three …
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SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts
2 years ago

SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts

In traditional Microsoft style, the SQL Server and Power BI teams just released a few totally amazing downloads for the holidays including the highly anticipated SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2 and the latest …
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Storytelling with Infographics: Where to Start
2 years ago

Storytelling with Infographics: Where to Start

My love for this profession is more of a sickness. Those of us that have this illness, can’t resist the temptation to dig in, play and visualize data. With the latest November Power BI Desktop release, …
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Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop
2 years ago

Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop

Get ready for the most awesome data month ever to continue! Data discovery, cloud BI and big data are exploding areas of the market with new, wild and exciting announcements. …
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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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How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
2 years ago

How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI

One of my passions in life is predictive analytics. Countless blogs and presentations have been inspired by my endless appetite to evaluate a myriad of predictive tools. A few weeks …
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Mr. Underwood Analyzes Phillies Stats with Power BI
2 years ago

Mr. Underwood Analyzes Phillies Stats with Power BI

Note: The following is a rare guest blog by my husband, Mr. Kevin Underwood, who agreed to try Power BI Desktop. To my dismay, he refers to himself as an “end user” …
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Embedding Excel Power View Reports in Public Web Sites and Blogs
3 years ago

Embedding Excel Power View Reports in Public Web Sites and Blogs

Microsoft Power BI Santa delivered an early surprise with an unexpected feature announcement. Sharing embedded Power View reports on a public web site or blog has now been enabled.  Finally!  It …
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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
3 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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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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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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Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop
3 years ago

Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop

A few weeks ago I was honored to get a personal walk-through of brand new Qlik Sense Desktop. Qlik’s Donald Farmer, Vice President of Innovation and Design, and Elif Tutuk, …
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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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Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5
3 years ago

Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5

Yes, you read that correctly.  I have been provided an exclusive, first sneak peek at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 thanks to TIBCO Spotfire Predictive Analytics Product Manager, Louis Bajuk-Yorgan.  Note TIBCO …
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Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0
4 years ago

Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0

This blog post is looooong overdue. I was supposed to attend TIBCO’s TUCON event in Las Vegas last October, bought the non-refundable flight ticket, hotel package and then caught the …
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Self-Service BI Governance
4 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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