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Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal
1 month ago

Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal

With the recent industry shift towards the use of agile self-service BI solutions, traditional and modern BI solutions are often deployed side-by-side in a bi-modal analytical strategy. It is not …
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The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 2]
3 months ago

The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 2]

Sensational claims, frustrations, difficult questions, bizarre behavior and drama, it’s all coming up on this week’s episode of The Buyer. To recap our last episode, a bevy of more than …
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The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 1]
3 months 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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Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks
4 months ago

Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks

Although self-service BI solutions have come a long way and add tremendous value in daily decision making, many offerings still have significant governance, data security, and privacy gaps. Organizations do …
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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift
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1 year 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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Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
1 year ago

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant

Thursday, February 4, 2016 rocked the business intelligence and analytics world. The day started with the release of an exciting new 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report, …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
1 year ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms and Advanced Analytics were released. Each year I anxiously search the internet trying …
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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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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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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

NOTE: Are you looking for an update? See FAQ 5: When will you update your Tableau and Microsoft Power BI comparison? on my FAQs page. My top tips, be aware …
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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
4 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
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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Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!
4 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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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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