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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 · 2 Comments

Anaplan Scales Platform, Prepares for Prediction

Anaplan wants to promote broad use of its all-purpose planning engine, so it’s changing pricing and promising a bevy of platform upgrades. The only question is which new features will … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

SAS Goes Cloud, But Will Customers Follow?

SAS Viya delivers cloud-ready architecture for multiple public and private deployment scenarios. But will it appeal to next-gen customers looking for new analytics options? To attend a SAS Global Forum … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Spark Summit East Report: Enterprise Appeal Grows

Spark adopters including Bloomberg, Comcast, Capital One and EBay share compelling use cases. Data processing, streaming and analytics use-case scenarios multiply. What’s the business case for Apache Spark? After the … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Informatica Takes Comprehensive Approach To Big Data Management

Informatica addresses big-data integration, governance and security through a subscription-based portfolio. But will big data remain a separate world? One irrefutable trend in 2015 has been growing enterprise adoption of big … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

IBM Analyst Forum: A Tale Of Two Titans

IBM displayed two sides of the company at its annual analyst forum last week: the mighty tech titan and the agile new design-driven Big Blue. Here’s my take on a … Continue reading

November 18, 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

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

Spark On Fire: Why All The Hype?

Spark Summit event report: IBM unveiled big plans for Apache Spark this week, but it’s not alone in banking on this open-source analytics platform. Here’s why this still-green technology is … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment