Tag: business intelligence

Self-Serve Platform Promotes Collaboration

Dec 12, 2017 |

Among the goals of self-service big data analytics vendors is unifying the entire technology stack to allow business analytics to glean insights from data lakes. Combining the ability to run natively on Hadoop clusters and leveraging existing Spark deployments to preserve technology investments, one player in the self-service platform sector also claims to provide data preparation, visualization and other tools to quickly scan millions of rows and terabytes of scattered data. Read more…

AtScale Revs ‘Universal Layer’ to Keep Data ‘Big’

Oct 4, 2017 |

Keeping the “big” in big data is the mission of a four-year-old startup launched by Hadoop and business intelligence veterans with the aim of bridging the gap between users, their favorite tools and underlying Hadoop data platforms that are no longer scaling. Read more…

A Four-Phased Approach to Building an Optimal Data Warehouse

Sep 12, 2017 |

If you’re planning to create a data warehouse, make sure you create one that is cross-functional and provides a long-life foundation for data provision and decision support. This means covering the entire enterprise and satisfying the needs of multiple projects and groups for several years. Read more…

Hate Hadoop? Then You’re Doing It Wrong

Jul 31, 2017 |

There’s been a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking saying Hadoop never made sense in the first place and that it has met its demise. Comments from “Hadoop is slow for small, ad hoc jobs” to “Hadoop is dead and Spark is the victor” are now commonplace. Read more…

Kinetica Gets $50M for Converged GPU Analytics

Jun 29, 2017 |

Kinetica’s bold plan to build a converged real-time analytics platform that uses GPUs and in-memory techniques to power existing SQL queries alongside deep learning algorithms got a big boost today when it disclosed a $50 million Series A investment from venture capitalists. Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

Jun 21, 2017 |

MongoDB wasn’t originally designed to power advanced analytics. But the frustration that people have with Hadoop data lakes and the desire to get real-time answers from the database driving their applications is leading the company to build more analytic capabilities directly in the NoSQL database. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Jun 15, 2017 |

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise. Read more…

Tibco Launches BI Cloud, Updates Streaming Platform

Jun 8, 2017 |

As self-service data analytics inexorably shifts to the cloud, another business intelligence and analytics tool vendor has rolled out a cloud platform along with an updated version of its streaming analytics framework as a way of expanding its customer base. Read more…

Smaller BI Vendors Dominate Rankings

Jun 1, 2017 |

Smaller, agile analytics vendors rank highest in terms of customer satisfaction and market credibility, according to a new study of the business intelligence market.

The survey released by market researcher Dresner Advisory Services also predicts an uptick in BI spending and examines the so far modest impact of chief data and analytics officers. Read more…

Data Deals Heat Up

May 16, 2017 |

It’s looking more like buyers’ market as the number of data analytics deals grows.

Seeking to break out of the pack of business intelligence and analytical tool vendors, Tibco Software said it would acquire data science platform vendor Statistica. Read more…