Gartner Magic Quadrant Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2013

Gartner released their latest Magic Quadrant for BI last month. My thoughts as I when reading through the document: Microsoft has shot right up and given the massive disparity in pricing between th…   Matt Floyd‘s insight: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics for 2013 has been released, and it’s no wonder that my favorite ...

SAP HANA in-memory analytics: What’s it all about?

Clive Margolis sums up the in-memory analytics scene: A problem facing business intelligence users is the sheer volume of data you need to crunch in order to analyse it down to useful information.  Until recently the BI team’s response to this problem would probably be to summarise more data in the data warehouse, which could ...

Big Data Vendor Revenue And Market Forecast 2012-2017

The hype surrounding Big Data, which showed no signs of abating in 2012, now has big dollars backing it up. Factory revenue generated by the sale of Big Data-related hardware, software and services took a major step forward in 2012, growing by 59% over 2011(a). The total Big Data market reached $11.4 billion in 2012, ahead ...

Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies

Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. Matt Floyd‘s insight: I came across this article while thinking about the Open Source of data management tools, like Talend (ETL). I have not heard of many ...

Is it a Dimension, a Fact, or Both?

Matt Floyd‘s insight: Is it a fact or a dimension? When starting out in dimensional modeling, this can be tricky. Well, this likely continues to be tricky sometimes. Facts are generally regarded as measures of the core business, and dimensions are usually descriptors of those facts. Good reference article from the Kimball Group. Joy Mundy ...

The future of BI in two words: Qlikview and Tableau

Ted Cuzzillo from DataDoodle shares a similar thought I’ve had for years. I haven’t reconciled it entirely either. On a recent talk with a hospital BI staff, I was asked if I can compare and contract Tableau and Qlikview. My response was that Tableau is more of a data discovery, free wheeling tool, and Qlikview ...

Ways to Ask Questions with QlikView: Good End User Video

I recently sent this video to a Qlikview end user who was having trouble choosing Qlikview over legacy Excel charting. It’s brief and it gives a nice tour of the end user experience. From Qlikview: You can ask streams of questions in many ways with QlikView. Do a search — either a direct search or ...

“Q” — Your Business Discovery (Qlikview) Personal Assistant 1

QlikView extension objects example with speech input and audio capabilities: Elif Tutuk of Qlikview created a great voice recognition application in Qlikview (or I should say voice recognition enabled application in Qlikview). She says: A couple days ago, we were talking about Siri at lunch. Siri is the intelligent personal assistant that is available on iPhone 4S. It helps ...

Ranking/Comparison of Data Visualization tools: Spotfire, Qlikview, Tableau, MS Stack

Adrei Pandre completed a “subjective quantitative” ranking of popular data visualization tools: Spotfire 4.0, Qlikview 11, Tableau 7.0 and Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Stack. So here it is – the updated and very subjective comparison of best Data Visualization tools, as I see them at the end of 2011. I know that many people will disagree with ...
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