Follow Datanami:

Tag: business intelligence

Making the Business Case for Location Analytics

What role, if any, could locations analytics--defined as the ability to gain insight from the location or geographic component of business data--play in enhancing the value of business intelligence? The answer to the Read more…

We’re All Chefs in the Business Intelligence Kitchen

When I grew up, meatloaf was a feast.  Today, it’s at best “old-school.” Recipes are less frequently “passed down” than they are improved upon, deconstructed or “played on.”  Cooking shows seem to be on e Read more…

Self-Serve BI Demand Up, User Satisfaction Down

Despite a growing consensus among business users about the value of do-it-yourself data analytics, less than a quarter of the respondents to a recent survey said they have the means to use self-service business intellige Read more…

BI Startup Numerify Raises Another $15M

Cloud business intelligence startup Numerify said Sept. 24 it has raised an additional $15 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Numerify said it has so far raised more than $23 mill Read more…

U.S. Enlists Big Data to Fight Securities Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved to reform its enforcement practices after missing the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme and other financial fraud by creating an Office of Market Intelligence in 2010. Th Read more…

Tableau Throws a Brick at Traditional BI

Upstart business intelligence software vendors like Tableau Software have made a good living denigrating big BI vendors for some time. Tableau took the practice to new heights at its annual user conference this week, when its founders compared traditional BI to close-minded thinking, stone-age writing implements, and Mayan death chants. Read more…

Seven Steps to Revamping Data Approaches

Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie and Actian Vectorwise General Manager Fred Gallagher teamed up recently to educate the lesser data-driven world about how to tap into the possibilities that everyone keeps saying lie within a firm big data and business intelligence.... Read more…

Updating Views on Business Intelligence

For the most part, businesses know they need some form of business intelligence (BI). Unfortunately, however, many of these businesses end up investing in something like a Hadoop cluster without much of an idea on how or why they use it... Read more…

What Real-Time Really Means

The term ‘real time’ gets thrown around a lot when discussing analytics. While it is okay for big data platforms to take their time when providing long term strategy solutions, businesses need quicker responses when it comes to fraud detection... Read more…

Birst Kicks Data Scientists to the Curb

If you ask business intelligence vendor Birst’s CEO, Brad Peters, about the role of data scientists in many enterprise contexts, there are just a few of them out there. Seven, to be exact, he says facetiously. It is his contention that data scientists are only a small fraction of the users that.... Read more…

Location Intelligence Completes BI Puzzle

Location intelligence has evolved significantly, especially after geographic data because much more accessible thanks to companies like Google, which opened their APIs and brought sophisticated map capabilities to layer on top of enterprise. To uncover new uses of the merging between BI and location intelligence, we talked with Galigeo, which... Read more…

BIME Brings BigQuery into BI Fold

Like so many business intelligence vendors staking a claim in the big data era, BIME (pronounced as beam) is focusing on advanced analytics that don’t take seasoned experts to guard. In addition to emphasizing usability, the company’s other.... Read more…

This Week’s Big Data Big Ten

This week's big data big ten for week ending May 4 includes data-intensive system news out of Australia, big genomics investments at key U.S. research centers, some multi-million sum investments in analytics platforms, and a few other items of interest, including HPCC Systems' move into Asia. Read more…

GPUs Set to Boost Business Intelligence

GPU-driven companies like NVIDIA have been emphasizing the practical application of GPU computing in enterprise settings—and this year at their annual GTC conference, there are several compelling sessions for the business intelligence and.... Read more…

Another Brick in the Hadoop Wall

Announcements, especially from the business intelligence camp, about Hadoop support have rolled in steadily since mid-last year from vendors like Pentaho, Actuate, Tableau, Jaspersoft, SAS, and a host of others—all of whom... Read more…

How BI is Becoming Crime’s Biggest Enemy

If this last decade is any proof, business intelligence is being harnessed for a wide array of purposes that extend beyond indentifying enterprise or customer trends. Some organizations are using BI for everything from tracking internal progress to…well, fighting crime--and in some rather unique, forward-looking ways.... Read more…

BI Giants Zoom in on Location Intelligence

GIS data is finding frequent use in the enterprise as it is increasingly tied to BI and analytics operations. This week the strategic alliance between Oracle and Teradata focused on an update that provides business intelligence.... Read more…

Partnership Targets BI Scalability

This week analytics platform vendor, ParAccel and Birst, a provider of SaaS and on-premise business intelligence, formed an alliance. Birst will take advantage of the scalable database offerings of ParAccel, while on the flip side, ParAccel will use Birst's BI offering in house. Read more…

Old Dogs Learn New BI Tricks

When a company has the word "micro" in their name, you know they've got some history. Unlike the vast wave of software company deaths caused by a souring economy and rapid technological evolution, those that emerged from the 90s until now have stayed afloat doing just what MicroStrategy has done... Read more…

GPUs Push Envelope on BI Performance

During GTC Asia in Beijing this year, Ren Wu from HP Labs presented (and not for the first time) research that demonstrates significant speedups on business intelligence applications using GPU computing. In addition to providing more details about the effort in Asia this year, Wu described common bottlenecks in BI applications that might find solutions in GPUs. Read more…

Datanami