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Cloudera Transitions, Doubles Down on Data Science, Analytics and Cloud

Cloudera has restructured amid intensifying cloud competition. Here’s what customers can expect. Cloudera’s plan is to lead in machine learning, to disrupt in analytics and to capitalize on customer plans … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nvidia Accelerates Artificial Intelligence, Analytics with an Ecosystem Approach

Nvidia’s GTC 2018 event spotlights a play book that goes far beyond chips and servers. Get set for the next era of training, inferencing and accelerated analytics. “We’re not a … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Domo Focuses Its Cloud-Based Analytics Message, Adds Predictive Options

Domo insists its platform is aimed at business people, not data analysts. Here’s the appeal to CXOs and line-of-business types. The key message at Domopalooza 2018, March 13-15 in Salt … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

MariaDB Joins Latest Honorees on my Constellation ShortLists

Here’s why I added MariaDB — along with DataRobot, Datawatch, Domo, Kylo and Unifi — to my latest Constellation ShortLists. Scalability, analytical capabilities and encryption: these were a few of … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

MicroStrategy Makes Case for Agile Analytics on its Enterprise Platform

MicroStrategy promises quick-to-deploy data-discovery and departmental capabilities that sync with its venerable, enterprise-scale platform. MicroStrategy is back. After a few years in which the business intelligence and analytics company made … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Amazon Web Services Adds Yet More Data and ML Services, But When is Enough Enough?

AWS uses re:Invent to launch Aurora upgrades, Neptune graph DB service, the SageMaker ML environment and much more. Here’s my advice for re:Invent 2018.   Amazon Web Services CEO Andy … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Salesforce Dreamforce 2017: 4 Next Steps for Einstein

Salesforce Einstein Prediction Builder, Bots, Data Insights and a new data-explorer feature stand out as the big AI and analytics news. Here’s what they’ll do for your business. To Salesforce … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

IBM Joins Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Data Science Chorus

IBM sings praises of build-anywhere, deploy-anywhere, open-source analytics. Here’s a review of what’s now a familiar refrain. Lots of big tech vendors are now singing from the same hymn book … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

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 … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 4 Comments