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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics aims to democratize big data

Cortana Analytics will unify a number of different Microsoft data processing technologies, such as machine learning and stream processing

New BI tool aims to help SMBs navigate a data-deluged world

Financial dashboards, alerts and reporting templates are among the features included in Quatrro's new offering

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

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Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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The grand unified theory of metadata governance

Metadata fabrics will be critical to IoT success, here's a look at why a curated, healthy metadata fabric is necessary for IoT ROI.

From doughnuts to Dressgate: How real-time marketing helps brands stay relevant

Say goodbye to those leisurely campaigns of yore

MicroStrategy 10 promises enhanced BI with more governance, security

New enterprise controls ensure that a 'single version of the truth' is preserved

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud

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New data alchemy: top tech leaders transform data into cash

Savvy CIOs in a variety of industries are generating additional revenue and value for their organizations by creating new data-driven products and services, a feat of IT alchemy wherein focus leads to financial reward.

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

ERP was supposed to get rid of the silo problem, but today's do-it-yourself analytics trend threatens to bring it back

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

New offering focuses on spatial and graph capabilities

SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

He also said SAP has "zero interest" to acquire Salesforce

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Dell brings advanced visualization to analytics platform

A partnership with data visualization specialist Datawatch gives Dell's Statistica analytics platform new capabilities that better position it for business analysts.

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IBM researchers make quantum computing breakthroughs

IBM's Experimental Quantum Computing group's development has enormous potential for overcoming big data simulation and optimization challenges.(Includes infographic.)

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The state of modern finance systems

A look at the evolving landscape of finance solutions and how new offerings should influence how you invest in and improve your systems.

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Teradata unveils improved QueryGrid connectors

Teradata is updating QueryGrid, which allows business analysts to use SQL to query multiple analytics engines without having to move data or learn a new language.

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