Doug Henschen on Analytics, Big Data & Smart Apps

Qlik Gets Leaner, Meaner, Cloudier

Qlik’s acquisition by private equity firm Thoma Bravo is expected to bring disciplined growth as the company moves into cloud business intelligence and analytics. It came as no shock in early June … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Salesforce Einstein: Dream Versus Reality

Salesforce has introduced Einstein as a set of platform services, but for now it seems more like a collection of acquired parts. Here’s a look at what’s real and what’s … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Strata + Hadoop World Highlights Long-Term Bets on Cloud

Strata + Hadoop World announcements by Cloudera, IBM, Google and SAP anticipate cloud growth. Here’s why cloud will be so crucial even if data remains on premises. “Today, 92% of all … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Oracle Vs. Salesforce on AI: What to Expect When

Oracle and Salesforce are both promising artificial intelligence assisted apps with capabilities including machine learning and natural language interaction.  Here’s what’s behind the tech and when it gets real. Oracle … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

Teradata Amps Up Cloud And Consulting Offerings

Teradata is thinking outside of box sales with VMware, AWS and Azure deployment options and new solutions and consulting services. At this week’s Teradata Partners Conference in Atlanta the company … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Powers Machine Learning Apps, Revs Vertica Database

HPE streamlines use of machine learning services with Haven OnDemand Combinations. Vertica release improves performance, adds Hadoop and Spark support. Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced August 30 at its HPE Big … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

SAP Reportedly Buying Altiscale to Power Big Data Services

SAP needs to address big data, streaming and IoT apps. Altiscale would accelerate efforts to deliver high-scale and high-performance cloud data services. SAP is acquiring Altiscale, VentureBeat reported on August … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 · 2 Comments