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AtScale looks to easily add BI on Hadoop

AtScale has released AtScale Intelligence Platform 3.0, which aimes to give business users the capability to interactively query Hadoop data without the need for extensive preprocessing or movement off the cluster.

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How Big Data can help save $400 billion in healthcare costs

Massive volumes of data are being collected on patients. This data is the raw material for making tools that could make patient handling more efficient and effective, improving patient outcomes and saving hundreds of billions of...


Analytics and the state of knowing

Abetted by technology, our capacity to know is far outstripping what we actually know. (Insider; registration required)

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Amazon’s new BI tool may hurt more of its partners

At re:Invent Amazon Web Services launched QuickSight, a business.

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IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

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Splunk updates platform, adds monitoring and analytics services

Splunk Enterprise 6.3 is intended to help the platform scale data collection for DevOps and Internet of Things devices, while the new Splunk IT Service Intelligence aims to deliver a central and unified view of critical IT services.

It’s time for PDF 2.0

Love for PDFs is no surprise in the business world. But the rise of sophisticated BI and analytic tools is changing how organizations operate and communicate. As users demand more and more out of their analytics, the “fixed-layout...

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All your big data will mean nothing without systems of insight

Businesses want to use data to understand customers, but they can’t do that without harnessing insights and consistently turning data into effective action.

How data analytics helped DirectBuy gain new customer insights

How data analytics helped DirectBuy gain new customer insights

As part of its digital transformation, the membership retail club is using analytics software to strengthen its business in the face of threats from and other ecommerce providers.

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OnlyBoth cracks big data wide open

The benchmarking engine, OnlyBoth, uses 'discovery algorithms' to ferret out unique aspects of persons, places or things in a database; compares them to others in the database; then describes results in natural language. The engine...

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Why an analytics culture change needs strong data stewards

Why organizations need data stewards to chart their path towards being data driven and analytically savvy.

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GE, Pitney Bowes team up on predictive and prescriptive analytics

The two companies will use GE's Predix software platform for the Industrial Internet of Things to develop customized asset performance management applications.

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.

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