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Free Trifacta Wrangler Data Prep Gets Much Better
4 weeks ago

Free Trifacta Wrangler Data Prep Gets Much Better

Today super cool, “machine learning” powered data prep vendor Trifacta announced several significant enhancements for the free, community edition of Wrangler. For those of you that are not familiar with this nice …
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Introduction to Amazon Athena
4 weeks ago

Introduction to Amazon Athena

Ever since I first heard of the Amazon Athena announcement at AWS re:Invent 2016, I have wanted to dig into that solution. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that …
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The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 1]
1 month ago

The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 1]

Picking the right visual analytics solution that is a “perfect match for you” can be totally overwhelming. Keep in mind that your ideal vendor might not be the highest ranked …
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SQL Examiner Suite for Cross Database Migration
8.6
2 months ago

SQL Examiner Suite for Cross Database Migration

Usually when it comes to database migration these days, you are moving to the cloud. Top cloud vendors provide utilities and incentives to ease that process. What if you want …
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Accelerate Your Data Warehouse Build with Automation
3 months ago

Accelerate Your Data Warehouse Build with Automation

To keep up with the speed of business, data warehousing professionals are turning to modern automation solutions to optimize and expedite their processes. We are also beginning to see data …
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Amazon QuickSight Today
5.6
3 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 IBM Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience
4 months ago

New IBM Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience

Yesterday IBM announced a new IBM Watson Data Platform that combines the world’s fastest data ingestion engine touting speeds up to 100+GB/second with cloud data source, data science, and cognitive …
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Another Look at DOMO
4 months ago

Another Look at DOMO

Update November 8, 2016 – DOMO continues to sabotage themselves with desperate, rude, and bizarre guerrilla marketing tactics. At Tableau Conference 2016, DOMO decided to crash it by sending staff wearing red …
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Stunning Embedded Analytics with Dundas BI
4 months ago

Stunning Embedded Analytics with Dundas BI

Awesome applications need awesome embedded analytics. In this article, I am going to review the latest and greatest version 3.0 of Dundas BI. Dundas offers a flexible embedded BI framework …
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Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity
6 months ago

Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity

Digital Reasoning is a leader in cognitive computing. The company is on a moral mission to build software that can be used for the greater good. Not only do they …
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New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
6 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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Getting Started with BeyondCore
7 months ago

Getting Started with BeyondCore

UPDATE 8/15/2016: One week after writing this blog, news that Salesforce signs an agreement to acquire BeyondCore was released. The timing is ironically magical! I knew BeyondCore was a great solution in …
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Datawatch Monarch – Market Leading Self-Service Data Prep
9
7 months ago

Datawatch Monarch – Market Leading Self-Service Data Prep

Datawatch invented self-service data prep with Monarch. Twenty years ago Monarch answered the vexing data challenge of the time – unlocking mainframe print spool data for reporting. Over the years …
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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift
7.8
10 months ago

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is a petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse service that was first launched by the industry leading cloud provider in late 2012. Today in a growing market of cloud data warehouse entrants, Amazon Redshift faces strong competition from Snowflake, Azure …
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Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI
2 years ago

Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI

The awesome Datazen mobile BI platform may be available to you for FREE. On April 14, 2015, Microsoft announced customers with SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 or later and Software …
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Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue
2 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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Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0
3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0

This past week has seemed like a former Microsoft Product/Program Management reunion!   I was honored today with a Qlik Sense briefing from the respected business intelligence mind, Donald Farmer. A …
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Investigating Secretive DOMO
3 years ago

Investigating Secretive DOMO

By  •  Cloud BI

Preface: DOMO was contacted for a briefing but refused citing a fear of competition. The following information was collected from primary and secondary research of publicly available information. I have also added my …
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