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Qlik Plots Course to Big Data, Cloud and ‘AI’ Innovation

Qlik highlights upgrades and the roadmap to high-scale, hybrid cloud and ‘augmented intelligence.’ Here’s my take on the long-range plans. Big data scalability, hybrid cloud flexibility and smart “augmented” intelligence. These are the … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Teradata Transition to Cloud and Consulting Continues

Teradata simplifies pricing, executes on business consulting and hybrid cloud strategy. A look at next steps in the company’s ongoing transition. “Business outcome led, technology enabled.” This was the theme … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

SAS Takes Next Steps to Cloud Analytics

SAS Viya is now available as the cloud-friendly platform for SAS Visual apps and, soon, SAS 9. Next up should be more cloud-based services options. SAS, like many well-established tech vendors, … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Domo Climbs Enterprise Ladder in Cloud Business Intelligence

Domo has graduated from analytics startup to enterprise contender, breaking ground in cloud-scale deployments. Here’s a look inside the fast-growing company. Domo is enterprise ready. That’s the key takeaway Domo … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

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