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Cloudera Focuses Message, Takes Fifth On Pending Moves

Cloudera executives can’t talk about IPO or cloud-services rumors. Here what’s on the record from the Cloudera Analyst Conference. There were a few elephants in the room at the March … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

IBM Next Steps With Machine Learning: Mainframe and Power

IBM Machine Learning for z/OS could be a boon to big banks and insurance companies that want advanced analytics on the mainframe. Next up is the IBM Power platform. Public … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spark Gets Faster for Streaming Analytics

Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads. Despite challenges including a new location and a nasty Nor’easter that put … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

NRF Big Show 2017 Spotlights Data-Driven Imperatives

The National Retail Federation Big Show 2017 underscored the importance of better, data-driven understanding of customers to fend off competition from Amazon. Retailers don’t just want to survive in the … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Salesforce Takes Apps-First Approach with Einstein AI

Salesforce promises artificial intelligence applications that ‘just work’ out of the box. It’s a contrast to public cloud AI offerings and a lesson learned from Salesforce Wave. There aren’t enough … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

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 · 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