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New Technology-Enabled Approaches to Avoiding Collaboration Overload

More than 8 million customers across 70,000 companies use Slack’s collaboration-messaging tool. The vendor, which recently filed for an IPO, has been the poster child of the burgeoning enterprise collaboration and mess Read more…

How to Implement a Successful BI Strategy

Whatever size your business, having a successful business intelligence strategy is important. Business intelligence (BI) can include a wide variety of data, but basically it is a set of processes or methodologies that ta Read more…

In-Data-Lake BI Is the Next Frontier for Business Intelligence

Remember the days before the relational database? Neither do I, so I have no idea how painful it was to keep track of data back then. But even after relational databases became more mainstream, data was still mostly abou Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest Read more…

Looker Announces VC Haul to Fund Platform Push

Looker announced a $100 million-plus funding round this week as it looks to transition from a business intelligence and data visualization provider to a full-fledged data platform vendor. Looker said Thursday (Dec. 6) Read more…

Analytics Use Grows in Parallel with Data Volumes

More companies are using data analytics to attract new customers, improve services for existing customers and to mitigate business risks by leveraging business intelligence and predictive analytics to make better decisio Read more…

Looker Spies Next Step In Data-Based Evolution

Every company evolves, and some evolve faster than others, which appears to be the case with Looker. At its JOIN 2018 conference here in San Francisco, Looker's next step seems tantalizingly close, just around the corner Read more…

Arcadia Data Looks to Streamline Big Data Search

Since emerging in June 2015, Arcadia Data has steadily upgraded its native Hadoop visual analytics platform to its latest hybrid iteration running both on the open-source framework and the cloud that now includes search- Read more…

‘Dark Data’ Continues to Stymie Analytics Efforts

Not only is there way too much data flying around organizations, but those charged with keeping track of it often don’t know where critical data is located. What’s more, new European data privacy rules are making tha Read more…

Transforming ‘Data Swamps’ into Data Lakes

Data lakes and the growing number of analytics tools emerging to access their contents are expanding the universe of business users able to reap insights via what a new survey calls “point-and-click” accessibility. Read more…

BI Vendors Sliced and Diced on G2’s Grid

If you're on the hunt for better business intelligence software – and really, who isn't these days? – you likely are reading some analyst reports on the topic. But all too often, those reports don't reflect the exper Read more…

Self-Serve Platform Promotes Collaboration

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 a Read more…

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

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 dat Read more…

A Four-Phased Approach to Building an Optimal Data Warehouse

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 an Read more…

Hate Hadoop? Then You’re Doing It Wrong

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 S Read more…

Kinetica Gets $50M for Converged GPU Analytics

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 $5 Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

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 Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

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 Read more…

Tibco Launches BI Cloud, Updates Streaming Platform

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 Read more…

Smaller BI Vendors Dominate Rankings

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 Ad Read more…

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