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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

AWS re:Invent: Five Takeaways On New Services

Amazon challenges ‘old-guard’ IBM, Microsoft and Oracle with QuickSight, Kinesis Firehose, Snowball, and new database services. Here’s a quick rundown with cautions for would-be adopters. Make no mistake: Amazon Web Services … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Strata + Hadoop World Report: Spark, Real-Time In the Spotlight

MapR, Pivotal and Teradata were among the who’s who of big data vendors making announcements at Strata + Hadoop World 2015. Here’s a quick analysis. If Strata + Hadoop World … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cloud Analytics: Six Tips For Success

We still live in a hybrid world, but data analysis is moving steadily into the cloud. Here are six tips on how to succeed with online BI and analytics. The … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Looking for Innovators and Disruptors!

Constellation Research has extended the deadline for the annual SuperNova Awards! The new deadline for awards is August 14, 2015. We’re looking for innovators in eight categories, but as the chair of judges in … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cloud Analytics: What’s Driving Growth?

Cloud-based business intelligence, data visualization and analytics options are gaining momentum as the center of data gravity shifts along with apps and services. But be prepared for a hybrid world. … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Apply For A SuperNova Award – Recognizing Leaders In Digital Business

Every year the Constellation SuperNova Awards recognize eight individuals for their leadership in digital business. Nominate yourself or someone you know by August 7, 2015. The SuperNova Awards honor leaders who demonstrate excellence … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Salesforce Sales Wave Analytics: Full Menu or À La Carte?

News Analysis: Salesforce offers the Salesforce Wave, the platform, and Sales Wave Analytics, the first of multiple apps to come. Should you choose focused apps, the all-purpose platform, or both? … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teradata Backs Presto, Evolves Big Data Strategy

Teradata adds Presto SQL-on-Hadoop option plus new streaming and analytics offerings. They’re all part of the vendor’s Unified Data Architecture strategy, but Teradata’s biggest challenge remains cost-per-terabyte thinking. CEO’s are … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment