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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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Why is stigmergy a good platform for swarm intelligence?

We find universal coordination throughout the natural world. Dynamic environments enable indirect interactions for the production of unified objectives. Let’s explore the four principles of stigmergic collaboration and their...

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Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

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How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet

Tired of finding, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets? With just a few lines of code, you can set up a self-updating spreadsheet in Google Docs that fetches and stores data for you, as this Facebook example shows. Update: Due...

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42% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

Should you use Hadoop for your big data business intelligence needs? BigQuery? What's the difference between on-premises Hadoop, in-cloud Hadoop and a serverless model like Google BigQuery's? A new benchmark from AtScale seeks to help...

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10 steps for creating a single view of your business

Many data-driven enterprises are seeking a single view of their customer data, which is often siloed and fragmented. MongoDB has developed a 10-step methodology to help you cut through the data management complexity to create that...

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Tableau switches to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee.

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types

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3 paths to analytics leadership roles

Companies are on the hunt for analytics executives, but where can they find talent in such a new field?

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Jethro automates data engineering tasks for BI on Hadoop

By automating costly and time-consuming data engineering tasks associated with business intelligence on Hadoop, Jethro aims to accelerate BI queries.

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The rise of the data marketplace

What Amazon can tell us about the future of enterprise data management.

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Data science is a contact sport

Data science is a contact sport because data scientists have to interact with various other teams in the organization at different points in the data science life cycle.

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Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems such as computer infrastructure capacity planning.

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How Domo is humanizing business data and making an impact

The Utah-based startup is breaking the tyranny of the spreadsheet.

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Big data and the risks of using NoSQL databases

Using big data to extract value from your data is one thing. However, using NoSQL can increase your technical debt and put your enterprise at risk of data integrity and the lack of resilience.

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Data visualization tools: The features users love and hate

It seems like making sense of data is everyone’s job now. Here are the pros and cons of five leading data visualization tools, as reported by enterprise users of the products.

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Building the predictive enterprise: What CIOs should tell CEOs about A.I.

Artificial intelligence is a powerful, strategically important technology that can turn your organization into a predictive enterprise. But CIOs need to work with their CEOs to clarify the business case for A.I. Get ready for the A.I....

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