Business Intelligence (BI)

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Deep learning is coming to a chip near you

Deep learning is one of the fastest growing software technology trends in the modern enterprise. Now deep learning is becoming relevant in hardware as well. Is a deep learning chip a good idea? The industry seems to be divided in this...

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Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

This step-by-step guide, including video, shows you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays using Microsoft's free Power BI platform.

Data files for our step-by-step guide to Microsoft Power BI

If you want to play along with our hands-on Power BI tutorial, get the files here.

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Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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A CIO's guide to understanding analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. Here's how to get the most out of your data analytics.

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The two main pitfalls of business intelligence as we know it

A look at two primary reasons why business intelligence is soon-to-be extinct in the emerging technology landscape.

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Simplify the way your business handles complex data

The focus of data science has moved beyond big data, which, in essence, refers mostly to the volume and velocity of the data that enterprises and users produce and consume. However, managing your BI efforts doesn’t have to be a...

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Hortonworks ups its security and data governance game with HDP 2.5

Hadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale.

Good Charts - The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations [book cover]

3 tips for better data visualizations

Creating charts that show what's important in your data takes skills beyond simply mastering visualization software. This book excerpt reveals how to make your charts more persuasive.

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Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Clustered relational database outperforms Amazon Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios

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Microsoft bought LinkedIn for your relationship data

Combining LinkedIn’s business identity and relationship graph with Microsoft’s commercial cloud and business analysis tools makes a lot of sense.

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Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms

Microsoft's announced plans to buy the business social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion were triggered by an appetite for algorithms.

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Why Gartner's definition of BI Visionaries needs an extension

A look at how and where BI product/vendor roadmaps need to lead the industry and BI users.

IBM joins R Consortium

IBM will back efforts to create infrastructure and best practices for the R community, as well as promote use of the language.

Data visualization firm Qlik sells for $3 billion

Qlik, a vendor of data visualization tools, has agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo for US$3 billion.

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Why IT and marketing need to work together

For years, the IT and marketing departments have had a rocky relationship. As marketer's need to better understand the customer, it requires the investment and use of a significant amount of technology. It's time that the feud come to...

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Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau, and others with a new free analytics tool

Google is doubling down on its commitment to the business analytics market with the launch of a new free data visualization tool.

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IT wants (but struggles) to operationalize big data

Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.

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