PODCAST: Discussing Qlik unSummit and QlikView 12


This week in the Analytics Exchange "weekly" podcast,  Alison Jepsen chats with Lyndsay Wise and I about: Our recent trip to the Qlik unSummit in Austin Texas Release announcement of QlikView 12 Upcoming developments for Qlik Sense in 2016 Growth of Qlik into an analytics platform company Listen to the entire podcast (approx 9mins)



Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service


In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes [...]



Why Data Analytics as a Service?


Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors [...]



Phish-ing for New Operational Revenues


Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium and IBM Intelligence Operations Center Last September, Forbes Magazine published its 2011 ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. Forbes gives detailed financial information on why NFL franchise values are “only” growing by 1.4%. The article notes that operating costs for NFL franchises are rising. This increase is due to: [...]



Corporate Data Return on Investment


Informatica Goal: Maximize Return on Data The theme of last week’s Informatica Analyst Conference was utilizing the “secular megatrends” of information technology to energize data integration across organizations at an enterprise scale.  These megatrends, described as trends we can all agree upon, are the following: Cloud Computing Social Media Mobile Big Data Informatica’s message is [...]



Gathering Cloud Strength in Numbers


MicroStrategy adds Teradata to list of Cloud Partners This week at the MicroStrategy World 2012 Conference in Miami Teradata and MicroStrategy announced that Teradata Integrated Data Warehouse (IDW) was being added to the lineup of partners for the MicroStrategy Cloud.  The list of partners includes: IBM Netezza Informatica ParAccel With this addition, MicroStrategy Cloud continues to [...]



By | January 24th, 2012|Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing|0 Comments

Building the Right Tool for the Job


Birst Announces Optimized In-Memory Database Last week, Birst made a thought-provoking announcement regarding its analytical architecture.  Birst, a cloud-based agile analytics company, announced a self-developed, in-memory, columnar data store option for its offerings beginning in January 2012.  This in-memory, columnar database option provides Birst with another self-developed component for its cloud-based architecture. Optimized Components With [...]



By | December 21st, 2011|Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing|0 Comments

Business Intelligence as You Want It


TIBCO Updates Cloud-based Analytics In September, TIBCO Software announced the latest update of its on-demand business analytics platform -  TIBCO Silver Spotfire® 2.0.  The prepackaged graph, chart and dashboard functionality in TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 provides the type of data visualization functionality non-IT staff members can deploy easily.  This functionality has a level of maturity [...]



By | November 30th, 2011|Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing|0 Comments

Re-Inventing the Facebook Interface with Analytics


Microstrategy Alert and Wisdom When you take a look at the “stickiness” of the experience and amount of consumer information on Facebook, you see many intriguing concepts that make marketeers salivate: 23% of all users spend over six hours per day on Facebook Facebook users 8x more likely to interact with brands they like than [...]



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