Doug Henschen on Analytics, Big Data & Smart Apps

Workday Plans for Platfora Revealed

Workday HR and financial analyses stand to benefit, but Platfora customers will lose the on-premises software option in the wake of the pending acquisition. Workday customers stand to gain a … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Workday Deal For Platfora Leaves Questions

Workday says Platfora buy will bolster its petabyte-scale analysis capabilities. It’s good news for Workday customers, but Platfora customers should be prepared for change. Human resources and financial applications vendor Workday … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Democratize the Data Lake: Make Big Data Accessible

Is your Hadoop-based data lake more like a swamp? Here’s a look at two camps of vendors in the Hadoop ecosystem that are bringing order and accessibility to big data. … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hadoop Summit 2016 Spotlights Enterprise Innovation, IoT Use Cases

Hortonworks customers Ford, Macy’s and Progressive Insurance highlight breakthrough applications. Streaming looms as next big thing in big data. Plenty of companies have mastered their first-generation uses of Hadoop. Now … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Teradata Disrupts Self With Cloud Push

Teradata is responding to change with a new architecture, more apps and IP, and, most importantly, a more urgent move to the cloud. Here’s a look at the priorities. At … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Oracle Data Cloud Powers Pinterest, Goes Mobile

Oracle partners with Pinterest on ad measurement, adds Crosswise for cross-device tracking. Here’s why CMO spend trumps tech synergies – for now. Oracle’s ambitions for the Oracle Data Cloud extend … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBM Watson Team Marks Progress, Previews Next Steps

IBM Watson team introduces new services, details evolved capabilities, forecasts market opportunities. But we’re still hungry for real-world success stories. IBM’s Watson unit keeps developing new offerings, growing its ecosystem … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

SAP Feels Your Pain, ‘Storms Ahead’ on New Apps, Consumer Insights

SAP is stepping up customer guidance on S/4HANA deployments, but it’s full speed ahead on app modernization, predictive analytics and data services. Here’s a look inside SAPPHIRE 2016. SAP CEO Bill … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anaplan Scales Platform, Prepares for Prediction

Anaplan wants to promote broad use of its all-purpose planning engine, so it’s changing pricing and promising a bevy of platform upgrades. The only question is which new features will … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Qlik Extends Its Platform As Cloud Disruption Looms

Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0 and the platform strategy dominates Qonnections 2016. Change lies ahead as analysis moves into the cloud. Qlik Sense 3.0 is coming in June, Qlik Sense Cloud is ramping … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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