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Doug Henschen on Analytics, Big Data & Smart Apps

Cloud BI and Analytics Options Aren’t Just for Cloud Data

Exploit cloud advantages and data from on-premises, external sources as well as cloud stores to drive deeper insight, innovation and new business models. The center of data gravity is shifting … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

AWS Analytic and AI Services Are No Surprise, But They Will Succeed

Amazon Web Services is following in competitor’s footsteps with Athena, QuickSight, Rekogntion, Polly and Lex. Head starts won’t matter in the face of Amazon’s scale. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tableau Sets Stage For Bigger Analytics Deployments

Tableau announces scalability, governance, data-prep and ‘smart’ features due in 2017, but can the company land more enterprise-wide deals amid tightening competition? Tableau Software just replaced its CEO after a … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 5 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 7 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 · 5 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 · 3 Comments