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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Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a look back on the big stories of 2015 and a look forward on the trends that will carry on into 2016. 1. […]

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IBM Insight 2015 Spotlights Cloud Services, Spark, Watson Analytics Upgrades

IBM serves up data-analytic cloud services, an Apache Spark service on BlueMix, and new data-discovery capabilities within IBM Watson Analytics. As for that Cognos update? It’s a half step to self-service BI. IBM’s announcements its IBM Insight 2015 event this week in Las Vegas weren’t all about cloud, but those were the ones I found […]

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Alteryx Does Self Service, Big Data Processing, Too

Alteryx Analytics 10.0 brings self-service data prep and analysis to high-scale platforms with in-database processing on Amazon Redshift, Cloudera Impala, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, Spark and Teradata. Can analytics upstart Alteryx give data analysts the best of both worlds? On the one hand, Alteryx Analytics 10.0, the company’s software release announced last week, supports […]

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SAS Goes Cloud, But Will Customers Follow?

SAS Viya delivers cloud-ready architecture for multiple public and private deployment scenarios. But will it appeal to next-gen customers looking for new analytics options? To attend a SAS Global Forum user conference is to be reminded of its huge customer base and influence. This week’s event in Las Vegas attracted more than 5,000 attendees, and […]

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IBM Adds Yet More Cloud Data Services To Its Portfolio

  IBM adds cloud services for database deployment, graph analysis, predictive analytics and data-enrichment, hoping to attract developers and data scientists to IBM Bluemix. IBM on February 4 added a handful of new data and analytics services to the list of more than 25 now available on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. The list includes […]

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Benchmarking Your Analytics Initiative

Analytics is both the lifeblood and livelihood of digital native companies such as Google and Facebook which thrive by analyzing the data generated by their Web position to drive their access to and engagement with millions of people. This analytics dominance by the digital natives has been expanded by a number of older companies such […]

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