Qlik Plots Course to Big Data, Cloud and ‘AI’ Innovation

Qlik highlights upgrades and the roadmap to high-scale, hybrid cloud and ‘augmented intelligence.’ Here’s my take on the long-range plans. Big data scalability, hybrid cloud flexibility and smart “augmented” intelligence. These are the three plans that business intelligence and analytics vendor Qlik officially put on its roadmap at the May 15-18 Qonnections conference in Orlando, Florida. Qlik also […]

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Teradata Transition to Cloud and Consulting Continues

Teradata simplifies pricing, executes on business consulting and hybrid cloud strategy. A look at next steps in the company’s ongoing transition. “Business outcome led, technology enabled.” This was the theme at the May 8-10 Teradata Third-Party Influencers Summit in San Diego, and it reflected a two-to-one ratio of consulting-oriented presentations to technology updates. Teradata has […]

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SAS Takes Next Steps to Cloud Analytics

SAS Viya is now available as the cloud-friendly platform for SAS Visual apps and, soon, SAS 9. Next up should be more cloud-based services options. SAS, like many well-established tech vendors, has to keep one eye on the future and one eye on the past. At the April 2-5 SAS Global Forum in Orlando, FL, the […]

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Domo Climbs Enterprise Ladder in Cloud Business Intelligence

Domo has graduated from analytics startup to enterprise contender, breaking ground in cloud-scale deployments. Here’s a look inside the fast-growing company. Domo is enterprise ready. That’s the key takeaway Domo wanted to project at Domopalooza, held March 22-23 in Salt Lake City. The event drew more than 3,000 attendees and saw keynote appearances from enterprise-scale […]

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Cloudera Focuses Message, Takes Fifth On Pending Moves

Cloudera executives can’t talk about IPO or cloud-services rumors. Here what’s on the record from the Cloudera Analyst Conference. There were a few elephants in the room at the March 21-22 Cloudera Analyst Conference in San Francisco. But between a blanket “no comment” about IPO rumors and non-disclosure demands around cloud plans — even whether […]

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IBM Next Steps With Machine Learning: Mainframe and Power

IBM Machine Learning for z/OS could be a boon to big banks and insurance companies that want advanced analytics on the mainframe. Next up is the IBM Power platform. Public cloud providers have popularized machine learning with low-cost, easily accessible services, but that’s a separate world from the tightly regulated, on-premises computing environments maintained by […]

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Spark Gets Faster for Streaming Analytics

Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads. Despite challenges including a new location and a nasty Nor’easter that put a crimp on travel, Spark Summit East managed to draw more than 1,500 attendees to its February 7-9 run at the John B. Hynes Convention […]

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Spark Summit East Report: Enterprise Appeal Grows

Spark adopters including Bloomberg, Comcast, Capital One and EBay share compelling use cases. Data processing, streaming and analytics use-case scenarios multiply. What’s the business case for Apache Spark? After the opening (general-session) day of Spark Summit East 2016 in New York, I was thinking that Spark promoter and Summit host Databricks needed to do a […]

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NRF Big Show 2017 Spotlights Data-Driven Imperatives

The National Retail Federation Big Show 2017 underscored the importance of better, data-driven understanding of customers to fend off competition from Amazon. Retailers don’t just want to survive in the age of Amazon; they want to thrive. That much was clear at the super-busy January 15-17 National Retail Federation Big Show 2017 in New York. Throngs of […]

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Salesforce Takes Apps-First Approach with Einstein AI

Salesforce promises artificial intelligence applications that ‘just work’ out of the box. It’s a contrast to public cloud AI offerings and a lesson learned from Salesforce Wave. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to go around, so Salesforce is counting on automation and an apps-centric approach to bring its Einstein artificial intelligence capabilities […]

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