Tableau Conference 2017: What’s New, What’s Coming, What’s Missing

Tableau unveils high-scale Hyper engine, previews self-service data-prep and ‘smart’ capabilities.  Here’s the cloud agenda for next year’s event.  Tableau Software is the Apple of the analytics market, with a huge fan base and enthusiastic customers who are willing to stand in long lines for a glimpse at what’s next. Last week’s Tableau Conference in […]

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Oracle Open World 2017: 9 Announcements to Follow From Autonomous to AI

Oracle highlights machine learning and artificial intelligence for running cloud services, delivering smart applications and driving data-driven decisions. Here’s what’s coming. Oracle’s new Autonomous Database Cloud will be cheaper, faster and, with the addition of the Oracle Cyber Security System, safer than anything from Amazon Web Services (AWS). At least that’s the assertion Oracle Executive […]

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Microsoft Stresses Choice, From SQL Server 2017 to Azure Machine Learning

Microsoft Ignite announcements focus on giving customers options, including on-premises, cloud, operating systems, and ML and AI frameworks. Microsoft is getting really serious about giving customers choices. That much was clear at this week’s combined Microsoft Ignite and Envision events in Orlando and, in particular, in announcements around databases, data-integration, machine learning (ML) and artificial […]

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Oracle Differentiates its MySQL Cloud Service

MySQL is available as a service on every major public cloud. Here’s how Oracle MySQL Cloud Service is different. You’ll find MySQL available as a service on every major public cloud (and plenty of minor ones). So what’s different about the Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, introduced on Oracle Cloud last fall by the owner and […]

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Wipro Makes a Statement, Unveiling Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Wipro showcases “the art of the possible” in Mountain View, CA. Here’s a peek inside the collaborative R&D and incubation hub. Systems integrator, consulting and business process services firm Wipro on Aug. 1 unveiled a slick new Silicon Valley Innovation Center at its offices in Mountain View, CA. It’s the company’s only such facility outside […]

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Infor Advances Data Agenda With ‘Coleman’ AI, Birst BI Integration

Infor lays out plans for artificial intelligence and cloud-based business intelligence and analytics. Here’s what customers need to know. Infor entered the increasingly crowded artificial intelligence (AI) arena July 11 by introducing its Coleman AI platform. Unveild at the company’s Inforum 2017 event in NY, Coleman was described as a language- and image-savvy AI platform […]

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SAP Machine Learning Plans: A Deeper Dive From Sapphire Now

SAP Leonardo will use machine learning to help customers drive automation and innovation. Here’s a closer look at what’s available and what’s coming. When SAP introduced Leonardo on May 18 at its Sapphire Now event in Orlando, executives insisted that “no single technology can deliver digital innovation on its own.” Yet it’s clear that machine learning […]

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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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Oracle Launches First AI App: Adaptive Intelligent Offers

Oracle demos Adaptive Intelligent Offers app for commerce, marketing. Next up are more CX capabilities as well as ERP, HR and supply chain apps. The biggest reveal at the April 25-27 Oracle Modern Customer Experience (CX) Event in Las Vegas was the debut of Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Offers (AI Offers). It’s the first app in a planned portfolio […]

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