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By  •  January 5, 2017


Here is a quick skim of the latest analytics and data science industry news. To get perspectives on highlighted updates, please read the monthly wrap ups. For …
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Research, White Papers and More

By  •  December 12, 2016


The following are my recent seasonal analytics industry magazine publications.


Best Places for Data Science Jobs

By  •  October 5, 2016

Coming off of Strata + Hadoop World last week, there is no question that the field of data science is exponentially growing right now. If you did not get to attend …
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Highlighted Projects

By  •  July 23, 2019

The following is a list of my highlighted projects over the past two and a half decades. During the first 15 years of my career, I worked with system implementation …
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Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 2

By  •  March 13, 2018

In analyzing the 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1, we revisited how to interpret this report, discussed new criteria, who’s missing, top shockers, recurring themes and the three …
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2017 Predictions Right, Wrong and Totally Missed

By  •  January 3, 2018

Before sharing my annual analytics industry trends forecast for 2018, I wanted to quickly summarize reader hot topics and my past predictions right, wrong and totally missed from 2017. Here is a …
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Between the Lines at Tableau Conference

By  •  October 18, 2017

Nothing else quite compares to the annual Tableau Conference. This event has grown from 140 attendees in 2007 to over 14,000 data enthusiasts in 2017. The vibrant Tableau community passion was …
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Reflecting on Gartner Symposium 2017 Predictions

By  •  October 11, 2017

The Fourth Industrial Revolution – digital transformation – is progressing. Last week Gartner hosted their annual gala of CIOs and tech titans. This year the rise of artificial intelligence, decline …
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Google Data Studio

By  •  September 25, 2017

Note: The following is a guest post by a talented peer of mine, Sophie Sachet. I am absolutely thrilled to be working with her. Sophie and I recently teamed up to expand …
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Learn to Swim in a Data Lake You Trust

By  •  August 3, 2017

Data of all shapes and sizes is rapidly pouring in from an increasing number of sources. To keep up with exponential data growth volumes, leading organizations are turning to ingest, …
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Sisense Innovation Delivers Insights from Complex Data

By  •  April 27, 2017

Recently I was inspired to learn more about Sisense after seeing them listed as a Visionary in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms. I also noticed …
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Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation

By  •  April 27, 2017

Do you see it now? In October 2014, I wrote about Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization. Then in April 2015, I covered the Analytics Industry Midlife Crisis. In January 2016, I warned of …
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DOMO News from Domopalooza 17

By  •  March 23, 2017

READER  WARNING – DOMO is financially stressed. “If other equity or debt financing is not available by August 2018, management will then begin to implement plans to significantly reduce operating expenses,” …
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Introduction to Amazon Athena

By  •  January 23, 2017

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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A New World of Data

By  •  September 4, 2015

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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By  •  February 14, 2015


By  •  June 4, 2014

Today kicked off the annual SAP SAPPHIRE event in Orlando, Florida. Last year I attended and enjoyed it immensely. What I love about SAP SAPPHIRE is all the various solutions …
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Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms

By  •  March 16, 2014

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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BI News from Oracle Open World and Qlik QTUnsummit

By  •  September 24, 2013

In the continued annual fall barrage of conferences, this week Oracle Open World and QlikTech QTUnsummit has some big BI news to share. Although these are not heavily implemented solutions …
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Data Discovery Player Market Trends

By  •  July 30, 2013

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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