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2016: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 19, 2016 |

With another year almost in the books, and with 2017 looming just over the horizon, now is a good time to take stock of what happened in the big data analytics space over the previous twelve months, to assess where we’ve come from and what direction we may go. Read more…

Tracking the Opioid-Fueled HIV Outbreak with Big Data

Dec 15, 2016 |

As the opioid epidemic spreads across the country, it leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. In the Midwest, needle use related to the epidemic is closely linked to a surge in HIV infections. Read more…

8 Interactive Visualizations for Election Day

Nov 7, 2016 |

Election Day is upon us, marking an end to a memorable and data-rich political campaign season. As the returns roll in, you’ll want to use these eight interactive data visualizations to track the news and sentiment expressed by an expected 130 million voters. Read more…

How TransUnion Maximizes Data Science Tools and Talent

Jul 11, 2016 |

You may know TransUnion as one of the credit bureaus that controls the interest rate on your new loan. But in fact the company does much more, and has solutions around fraud detection, collections, and marketing, among others. Read more…

Why Self-Service Prep Is a Killer App for Big Data

May 31, 2016 |

If you’re embarking upon a big data analytics project, you’re likely considering some sort of self-service data preparation tool to help you cleanse, transform, and standardize your data. And if you aren’t, you probably should be. Read more…

News In Brief

Kognitio Pivots SQL Data Warehouse Into Hadoop

Oct 6, 2016 |

If you’re in the market for a SQL-on-Hadoop solution, you have many options to consider. And now that Kognitio has adapted its proven massively parallel processing (MPP) in-memory SQL database to run under YARN and MapReduce, you now have one more. Read more…

How eBay Leverages Data Visualization in Machine Translation

Oct 3, 2016 |

Online retailers such as eBay are making the case for using data visualization to sort through big data to improve automated language translation in e-commerce markets where platform operators are striving to bring together buyers and sellers around the world. Read more…

Latest BI Tool Targets Online Retailers

Sep 20, 2016 |

A market analysis tool that combines self-service data management and “analytics at scale” targets online merchants looking to measure how they stack up against competitors over time in local markets. Read more…

Tableau Automates K-Means Clustering in V10 Refresh

Jul 28, 2016 |

The upcoming release of Tableau 10 will introduce new features aimed at simplifying how customers use advanced analytic functions upon their data, such as a new k-means clustering algorithm that works in drag-and-drop fashion. Read more…

The Rise and Fall of Qlik

Jun 2, 2016 |

Business intelligence software maker Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK) today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $30.50 per share, or about $3 billion. Read more…

This Just In

Smartsheet Announces Real-Time Data Exchange with Tableau

May 21, 2015 |

BELLEVUE, WASH., May 21 – Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management tool used by millions worldwide, today announced the general availability of the Smartsheet Live Data Connector. The new functionality uses industry standard Open Database Connector (ODBC) capabilities to link live data in Smartsheet with other ODBC-compliant tools like Tableau Software, Microsoft Excel, QlikView and Qlik Sense. Read more…

Tableau Online 9.0 Makes Cloud Analytics Faster

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – Tableau has updated its cloud analytics solution, Tableau Online, to version 9.0. The upgrade brings faster performance, additional live database connection support, single sign-on support, and a slew of new features designed to help people achieve more with their data in the cloud, such as: Read more…

Tableau Online Milestone Announced

Apr 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

Mar 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…

Treasure Data Partners With Tableau for Big Data Analytics

Dec 10, 2013 |Treasure Data, a cloud data service provider, has partnered with Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy to use business analytics software to help customers see and understand their data. Read more…