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What Color Is Your Data? Inside the Science of Data Visualization

What Color Is Your Data? Inside the Science of Data Visualization

March 25, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Data is the raw material of the 21st century, the commodity at the base of a booming digital economy. Like oil and gold, people mine it, refine it, and combine it with other things. Data has become the most sought-after substance in the world. But please: Just don't ask to see it.Read more...

Alpine Debuts ‘Chorus’ Line for Big Data

Alpine Debuts ‘Chorus’ Line for Big Data

February 11, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Greenplum spin-off Alpine Data Labs is best known as a developer of proprietary algorithms that do the hard work of crunching vast data sets in Hadoop and other big data platforms. With today's launch of a new product called Chorus, Alpine is borrowing ideas from the social media world for the purpose of bringing together all the big data stakeholders in an organization.Read more...

Has Dirty Data Met Its Match?

Has Dirty Data Met Its Match?

February 5, 2014 | Alex Woodie

One of the dirty little secrets about big data is the amount of manual effort it takes to clean the data before it can be analyzed. You may have the best and brightest data scientists on your team, but unless you liberate them from the drudgeries of digital janitorial work, you aren't getting their best work. Today, the data cleansing startup Trifacta launched its first product aimed at alleviating data professionals from the burden posed by traditional data cleansing processes.Read more...

SAS and IBM King of Analytics Hill, But for How Long?

SAS and IBM King of Analytics Hill, But for How Long?

March 3, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Last week's release of Gartner's very first Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics software put various vendors in a state of heightened excitement. It's no surprise that SAS and IBM (via SPSS) are tops when it comes to making predictions from data. But a strong showing by smaller vendors--including RapidMiner, Knime, Alteryx, and Revolution Analytics--should keep the established vendors from getting too comfortable.Read more...

Datanami Dishes on 'Big Data' Predictions for 2014

Datanami Dishes on 'Big Data' Predictions for 2014

January 7, 2014 | Alex Woodie

This space was going to feature a "Top 10 Big Data Predictions for 2014" story. But considering the large number of such stories currently in circulation, a different tact was in order. Instead, you'll find a selection of pertinent predictions from players in the "big data" software industry, followed by Datanami's opinion as to whether it will be spot on or whether the soothsaying will miss the mark.Read more...

Tableau: News in Brief

Super Bowl Snacks: A Big Data Visualization

Super Bowl Snacks: A Big Data Visualization

January 31, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII is shaping up to be the most data-intensive football game of all time. The NFL has brought in SAP to track everything from player statistics to social sentiment analysis. And for the fans at home, Tableau Software and have teamed up to determine the most popular snacks for the big game.Read more...

Big Data Market Growth Exceeds Expectations

Big Data Market Growth Exceeds Expectations

February 12, 2014

According to the big data number crunchers at Wikibon, spending on big data hardware, software, and services added up to $18.6 billion in 2013. That's about $500 million, or roughly 3 percent, bigger than it projected the market to be a year ago when it did its last forecast. On a year-over-year basis, actual big data spending grew 58 percent.Read more...

How To Boost Your Big Data Salary

How To Boost Your Big Data Salary

January 21, 2014

The best way to boost your salary in 2014 may be to learn a new data analytics tool. According to the 2013 Data Science Salary Survey from O'Reilly, there was a strong correlation between data scientists and analysts who used the highest number of tools and those who had the highest salaries. What's more, those who used open source tools, such as R and Hadoop, tended to bring home more bacon than those who used commercial products, such as SAS and Teradata.Read more...

Tableau: This Just In

Tableau Online Milestone Announced

April 8, 2014

Tableau Software today announced that more than 1,000 customer accounts are using its cloud-based product, Tableau Online. The milestone comes just nine months after the company announced the hosted version of Tableau Server, making it Tableau’s fastest-growing product. Companies both large and small are now using Tableau Online, including ACT, the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, and JetSuite, the nation’s fastest growing private jet charter company.Read more...

Tableau and Splunk Announce Technology Alliance

March 5, 2014

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, today announced a strategic alliance to leverage the power of visual analytics and real-time machine data. As part of a joint technology investment, the latest version of Tableau software includes Splunk Enterprise as a native data source using Splunk's recently launched ODBC driver.Read more...


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