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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Cloud Analytics: Six Tips For Success

We still live in a hybrid world, but data analysis is moving steadily into the cloud. Here are six tips on how to succeed with online BI and analytics. The cloud movement that started more than a decade ago has turned into a stampede in nearly every category of enterprise software. It’s no different in […]

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Cloud Analytics: What’s Driving Growth?

Cloud-based business intelligence, data visualization and analytics options are gaining momentum as the center of data gravity shifts along with apps and services. But be prepared for a hybrid world. Cloud-based data-analysis was ahead of its time seven to 10 years ago, but as SaaS apps and cloud-based platforms and services have proliferated, businesses are […]

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Salesforce Starts Wave For Big Data

Salesforce announced a good starting point for big data analysis Thursday with the introduction of Salesforce Wave For Big Data, but it’s just that: a starting point. Stay tuned for more partners, more big data plumbing and, most importantly for customers and proven-and-repeatable use cases. This week’s announcement was all about big data access, with free […]

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Alteryx Pioneers Self-Service Data-Prep and Analytics

Alteryx Inspire15 Event Report: There’s a huge gap between spreadsheets on the one hand and statistician- and data-scientist-oriented workbenches on the other. Alteryx is doing its best to fill the void. “Excel needs a BFF!,” quipped Alteryx president George Mathew at the company’s May 18-21 Inspire15 event in Boston. That line drew a big laugh […]

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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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Hadoop Hits 10 Years: Growing Up Fast

Hadoop security, data management, data governance and analysis options remain works in progress, but a rich ecosystem is emerging to fill gaps and democratize the platform. Apache Hadoop marks its 10th anniversary as an open source project this year, a fitting milestone to review its (betwixt-and-between) state as an enterprise computing platform. Inspired by a […]

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