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Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style
4 years 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?
4 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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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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 versus Tableau
6 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI versus Tableau

 

If you want to see recent unbiased Tableau versus Power BI public compare articles, I recommend Ken Black’s blog. He is brilliant, thorough and fair in his real world …
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Tip! Tableau Maps
6 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
6 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
6 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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Data Discovery Player Market Trends
6 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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Tip! How To Display SSAS Member Properties in Tableau
6 years ago

Tip! How To Display SSAS Member Properties in Tableau

I have been meaning to share this tip for a long time and stumbled upon it again backing up files to my off-site server this past week.  A while ago …
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Combined BI solutions with SAP for SAPPHIRE 2013
6 years ago

Combined BI solutions with SAP for SAPPHIRE 2013

By  •  SAP, Tableau

I recently went to SAP SAPPHIRE and had a great time seeing my BI friends from Microsoft, Simplement, Accenture, Deloitte, Hitachi, Ernst & Young and numerous customer accounts. SAPPHIRE seems …
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Tableau v8 Release
7 years ago

Tableau v8 Release

Today  Tableau v8 “Kraken” is officially released to the general public to download and enjoy. This is a  significant release with over 90 new features. For my Microsoft Analysis Services …
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Tip! Analysis Services Cubes with Tableau Design Patterns
7 years ago

Tip! Analysis Services Cubes with Tableau Design Patterns

I found a “golden nugget” for using Analysis Services Cubes (SSAS) with Tableau.  There is a Knowledgebase article on the topic that is a little dated BUT the attached workbook …
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Big Data Visual Analytics
7 years ago

Big Data Visual Analytics

Earlier this week I attended and presented at the TDWI Big Data Analytics Solution Summit. It was  interesting to hear the other presenters, talk to groups using big data,  and …
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How To Visually Analyze R Predictive Models in Tableau
7 years ago

How To Visually Analyze R Predictive Models in Tableau

One of the frequently asked questions that I get these days when talking to analysts about Tableau solutions is “what does Tableau offer around  predictive analytics”?   There does not seem …
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