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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

SAP Bets On Cloud For Analytics, BPC Optimized for S/4 HANA

SAP Financials 2016 event highlights a comprehensive cloud platform and real-time analysis. Here’s why SAP Cloud for Analytics and BPC Optimized for S/4 Hana Finance are getting attention. Two next-generation … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Salesforce Reboots Wave Analytics, Preps IoT Cloud

Salesforce Analyst Summit 2016 highlights Wave Analytics Cloud makeover and work in progress on the Internet of Things strategy and Salesforce Thunder. Salesforce has successfully rebooted its Wave Analytics Cloud. … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oracle Open World 2015: Three Important Cloud Services

Oracle Open World 2015 announcements included three data-related standouts: Oracle Cloud Platform For Big Data, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, and Oracle Data Cloud. Here’s a deeper dive on what … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

IBM Insight 2015 Spotlights Cloud Services, Spark, Watson Analytics Upgrades

IBM serves up data-analytic cloud services, an Apache Spark service on BlueMix, and new data-discovery capabilities within IBM Watson Analytics. As for that Cognos update? It’s a half step to … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

SAP TechEd: Inside Cloud For Analytics

SAP’s new platform for BI, planning and predictive analytics promises simplicity and consistency, but it will require a fresh start for BusinessObjects or Lumira customers looking to move to this … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

SAP Highlights S/4 Hana Finance, Cloud For Analytics

SAP Financial Excellence Forum offers a preview of TechEd announcements including S/4HANA Finance and SAP Cloud For Analytics. The finance app needs a lift from S/4HANA Logistics while Cloud For Planning is … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment