- September 26, 2019
After lagging behind the pace of innovation in recent years, Information Builders is modernizing its BI platform and again offering a full suite of analytics tools.
- September 26, 2019
IBM reported it certified 140 new data scientists, the first to be certified under a program IBM developed with The Open Group to address the dearth of data scientists.
- September 24, 2019
TigerGraph, a graph database vendor, now offers a native cloud database-as-a-service product with its newest release.
- September 19, 2019
The next major trend in business intelligence will be the increasing impact of augmented intelligence and machine learning, Qlik's VP of product marketing Dan Potter says in a Q&A.
- September 19, 2019
A cloud-native BI platform along with domain-specific applications that can be embedded to serve the needs of various industries keep SAP current and positioned well for the future.
- September 18, 2019
Tableau released its third-quarter update Wednesday, featuring Explain Data, an enhanced augmented intelligence tool, and Tableau Catalog, a data management suite.
- September 13, 2019
Time had seemingly left Oracle's business intelligence tools behind -- until the vendor responded by consolidating its BI products and catching up to the pace of innovation.
- September 12, 2019
While some BI vendors have developed effective mobile apps that provide concise insights, those that have attempted to recreate their desktop dashboards on phones have struggled.
- September 11, 2019
Magento rolled out the Magento Business Intelligence Summer 2019 Release, updating its BI platform with enhanced scheduling capabilities and new data visualizations.
- September 06, 2019
With marijuana now legal in some form in more than 30 states, Flowhub is selling business intelligence software to an industry still in its early stages.
- September 05, 2019
Yellowfin upgraded its business intelligence platform with a revamp of its mobile app that will enable users to have more complete functionality while away from their desktops.
- September 04, 2019
Relevant data is hard for organizations to find, Talend CEO Mike Tuchen says. So is mining the right data amid the complexity that large data stores have created.
- September 04, 2019
Enterprises can't do good business intelligence without good data. In the first part of a two-part Q&A Talend CEO Mike Tuchen talks about how hard mining the right data can be.
- August 30, 2019
While leading BI vendors target large audiences with their analytics tools, many other companies target a single specialized industry and use their expertise to best serve users.
- August 29, 2019
Tibco has remained one of the more active business intelligence vendors while some of its competitors have lost some momentum.
- August 28, 2019
With its latest round of venture capital funding, ThoughtSpot is planning to invest heavily in product improvement while also pondering a potential initial public offering.
- August 23, 2019
With more and more museums using data to inform their decision-making processes, visitors are reaping the benefits by enjoying a better user experience.
- August 20, 2019
With its focus on the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries, Phocas Software has carved out a niche for itself among other BI software vendors.
- August 16, 2019
Given the different strengths of Salesforce's Einstein Analytics platform and Tableau, the BI tools could prove complementary now that Tableau is part of Salesforce.
- August 14, 2019
Five months after it stated it would be pursuing strategic partnerships, Domo appears to be making a move toward implementing that strategy with the hiring of three new executives.
- August 13, 2019
With the release of Reveal, an embedded business intelligence platform, longtime software vendor Infragistics is expanding its presence in the analytics space.
- August 09, 2019
Through its new deal with ImmixGroup, a distributor of enterprise software to the public sector, MicroStrategy aims to increase sales of its BI platform to government agencies.
- August 08, 2019
As competitors merge forces, Pyramid Analytics not only chooses to stay independent but also sees an opportunity to grow into the space left behind by the wave of consolidation.
- August 07, 2019
Long known as a data security and IT monitoring vendor, Splunk is honing its data analytics tools and making the foray into business intelligence.
- August 02, 2019
From Qlik's acquisition of Podium Data in July 2018 through Salesforce's purchase of Tableau Software in June 2019, the last year in BI has been characterized by a wave of consolidation.
- August 02, 2019
Organizations have to map out ethical boundaries for data mining and analytics applications, according to participants in a roundtable discussion on data and ethics.
- July 29, 2019
Overshadowed at the time by Salesforce's acquisition of Tableau, a few months later, Google's acquisition of Looker is still seen as a major positive for Looker's users.
- July 25, 2019
In a Q&A, Wayne Eckerson looks at the state of the business intelligence industry, and self-service analytics, and discusses what new innovations excite him about the future.
- July 25, 2019
A data divide is growing between enterprises that embrace business intelligence and those that don't. It's the data elite that will survive, analyst Wayne Eckerson says in a Q&A.
- July 16, 2019
Through its partnership strategy, ThoughtSpot is adding to its capabilities as a BI software vendor the same way others are improving theirs by mergers and acquisitions.
- July 11, 2019
While some see IBM's BI suite as being too complicated and expensive for citizen data scientists, the company is adding updates to try and attract the modern user.
- July 11, 2019
In this Q&A, analyst Howard Dresner talks about trends in the business intelligence software market, industry consolidation and what excites him about analytics.
- July 10, 2019
With AI in advertising and marketing, companies can provide potential customers with more personalized results, while also increasing engagement rates.
- July 02, 2019
Independent business intelligence and analytics vendors Qlik and MicroStrategy update their platforms in a move to stay ahead of their competition.
- June 27, 2019
With its new collection of visualizations about music, Tableau demonstrates how users are using its platform to understand the information behind the music.
- June 24, 2019
With its latest update to Power BI, Microsoft showed its commitment to its business intelligence platform and maintained its position as an industry leader.
- June 21, 2019
Analytics and BI vendor MicroStrategy sells the Voice.com domain name and moves forward with product R&D in a competitive market that is consolidating quickly.
- June 17, 2019
In the wake of Salesforce's acquisition of Tableau, it remains to be seen whether Tableau users will be pushed to the cloud and how Tableau's pace of innovation might be affected.
- June 06, 2019
By acquiring Looker, Google will enhance its analytics and BI capabilities available through Google Cloud, while becoming a formidable force in the enterprise-level BI space.
- May 22, 2019
Tableau Software has released Tableau 2019.2, an update to previous BI software. It includes upgrades to location data, new vector maps and other requested upgrades.
- May 15, 2019
The Sisense merger with Periscope Data is expected to create a new, combined BI product that will cater to casual business users and advanced data scientists alike.
- May 15, 2019
Qlik advances its plan to be a cloud- and SaaS-first analytics vendor with new multi-cloud and Kubernetes deployment options. But on prem still is a priority -- for now.
- May 15, 2019
Qlik unveiled a free data literacy certification in the hopes of making people -- both customers and non-customers -- more data literate.
- May 03, 2019
The spotlight at SAS Global Forum 2019 was on the vendor's Viya analytics tools, which are getting new functionality and licensing options meant to spur deployments.
- April 30, 2019
A new version of the SAS analytics platform adds a variety of AI features to SAS Viya, the cloud-based software that SAS hopes will secure its place in the AI future.
- April 24, 2019
Experts detail the skills employers want most in data scientists -- notably machine learning and programming languages -- and why often the most valuable expertise comes with time.
- April 10, 2019
Google introduced a raft of updates to its cloud-based machine learning and AI products, including expanded capabilities for its AutoML and BigQuery ML tools.
- April 08, 2019
On the eve of Google Cloud Next '19, experts assess the impact of Google's BigQuery ML since its release and their hopes for the automated machine learning tool's future.
- April 04, 2019
With the Equifax-FICO alliance, the credit giants are offering a combined Data Decisions Cloud suite they hope can solidify their place in the alternative data market.
- April 02, 2019
SAS' new AI initiative includes a $1 billion investment and partnership with AI chip vendor Nvidia. The goal is to bring advanced AI tech to end users.
- March 19, 2019
Tableau's partnership with AI speech analytics vendor VoiceBase enables users both inside and outside of the contact center to easily derive insights from speech analytics data.
- March 14, 2019
The NYPD has rolled out Patternizr, a machine learning algorithm that helps analysts identify crime patterns but highlights the complexity around eliminating AI bias in real-world systems.
- March 11, 2019
Data preparation isn't the sexiest topic, but it's critically important to IT and business users, according to a study by Dresner Advisory Services.
- March 01, 2019
Augmented analytics, NLP and graph analytics are changing the data and analytics market, according to Gartner -- enabling users to more easily get at and share data.
- February 22, 2019
Qlik's acquisition of Attunity is another sign of the BI vendor's data management ambitions -- and may help attract new users that want to unify big data and analytics.
- February 13, 2019
Tableau's new Ask Data software uses natural language processing to enable users of any skill level to more easily search for data insights by typing text queries.
- January 25, 2019
Qlik's acquisition of CrunchBot, an AI chatbot, aims to help users of its BI software get data easier and underscores a growing enterprise trend: conversational analytics.
- January 08, 2019
MicroStrategy's latest BI platform supports a 'zero-click' analytics future with help from new voice and vision capabilities. The aim: quicker decisions and the democratization of data.
- November 29, 2018
Sisense Hunch, a new Sisense BI tool, enables big data analytics for IoT devices by using deep learning to automatically extract insights from big data.
- November 15, 2018
Part of the ThoughtSpot 5 update, which adds a number of upgrades to the BI platform, SearchIQ allows users to take advantage of conversational analytics.
- October 30, 2018
Tableau announced a basic certification training exam, adding to its roster of online data literacy courses. Self-service BI rival Qlik also has a big focus on data literacy.
- October 24, 2018
With the Tableau Developer Program, developers will be able to use a Tableau Online development sandbox and sample codes, among other free resources.
- October 24, 2018
Tableau unveiled AI and NLP tools intended to improve users' experience with its BI platform by adding smart capabilities to Tableau 2019, now out in a public beta.
- October 17, 2018
Tableau provides users at insurer Nationwide with a versatile, self-service analytics platform. But the IT team faces some challenges with the self-service software.
- October 12, 2018
With Looker 6, users of the BI platform can now access packaged applications that are designed for uses such as web analytics and digital marketing analytics.
- October 01, 2018
Cognos Analytics' new features include an AI assistant that responds in natural language, predictive analytics capabilities and tools for better data storytelling.
- September 17, 2018
New Tibco AI and natural language processing functions in the soon-to-be-released Spotfire X look to create a simpler and faster experience for self-service BI users.
- September 12, 2018
By using the best mass media BI practices, from data visualization to measuring metrics, companies like Condé Nast and Comcast are attracting consumers and raising revenues.
- August 30, 2018
The latest version of Alteryx's data preparation and analytics software adds new visualization capabilities -- something that beta user Voxx Analytics says was needed.
- July 31, 2018
Tableau's BI software sees general release of a 2018.2 update with an API for dashboard extensions, while a 2018.3 beta adds more new analytics capabilities.
- July 27, 2018
Google is enabling BigQuery users to build SQL-based machine learning models inside the cloud data warehouse via a BigQuery ML technology now out in beta.
- July 25, 2018
With its acquisition of Podium Data, Qlik seeks to amplify its enterprise BI data management capabilities and raise the level of competition with Tableau and Power BI.
- July 19, 2018
Data analytics in government agencies lack organization, focusing on immediate problems instead of attacking underlying causes without a unified strategy or system.
- July 02, 2018
At the Real Business Intelligence conference, Airbnb and Univision execs presented some of the BI strategies their organizations use to help drive growth and cut costs.
- June 28, 2018
Fast-evolving tech trends like machine learning and cloud storage management will have big roles in BI in the coming years, especially with the dominance of cloud computing, experts say.
- June 13, 2018
Tableau acquires AI startup Empirical Systems in a plan to provide users with automated data modeling capabilities and enable broader BI and analytics applications.
- June 01, 2018
Despite the self-service BI push, enabling end users to take the lead on analyzing and visualizing data is often still a challenge -- one that vendors continue to address.
- May 03, 2018
Self-service BI vendor Qlik is beginning to add a promised set of advanced functionality to its Qlik Sense software, but the features will be delivered in stages.
- April 30, 2018
Tableau users who previously had to rely on software from other vendors to prepare data now have a new option: Tableau Prep, the BI vendor's own data preparation tool.
- March 23, 2018
Ethical data collection practices are becoming even more important, as cases like Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook data challenge consumer trust in enterprise analytics.
- February 13, 2018
IBM's analytics software is strong technically but disjointed and hard to understand, say analysts who think simplifying things should be a priority at the company's Think 2018 conference.
- January 17, 2018
The Hyper in-memory data engine added in Tableau 10.5 could make Tableau analytics capabilities more expansive, enabling the software to support new use cases, like IoT analytics.
- December 15, 2017
More data doesn't always benefit predictive analytics projects. Data sources must be scrutinized and understood before being used in a predictive model, experts warn at the AI World conference.
- October 13, 2017
Tableau is adding low-level capabilities to raise its software's standing above that of a data visualization tool for business units and to gain more acceptance enterprise-wide.
- September 14, 2017
Breaking down data silos is rarely easy, but doing so can lead to more effective analytics that bring together data from all of a business's operational systems.
- August 16, 2017
Using more GPUs when training deep learning models doesn't always deliver faster results, but new software from IBM shows it can be done.
- July 31, 2017
Despite the current notion that business intelligence and artificial intelligence are separate disciplines, AI-powered BI is an idea that should get more attention.
- June 29, 2017
A new breed of data analytics tool for data scientists aims to deliver far more than BI software, including predictive analytics and exploratory analytics.
- June 22, 2017
Running business intelligence applications in the cloud has yet to take the BI world by storm. Researcher Howard Dresner offers insight on why and discusses the state of cloud BI software.
- June 07, 2017
When deploying deep learning models into production, experts say it's important to take care of the basics, like model design and testing, to ensure optimal business impact.
- June 06, 2017
Databricks brings new features to its managed Spark platform -- as well as to open source Spark -- that it hopes will make the computing engine more widely usable.
- May 23, 2017
Hiring a data scientist is hard enough given the shortage of candidates, but the subtle mix of skills required by the job can make hiring one even harder.
- April 19, 2017
To get the most value from investments in advanced analytics techniques, like artificial intelligence and data science, businesses must embrace a specific mindset.
- April 12, 2017
Sisense is betting that machine learning algorithms can improve its data discovery experience, a move that could soon become the new standard in self-service analytics.
- April 06, 2017
The cost of Tableau software for most new customers will be calculated based on subscription fees rather than licenses, in a reaction to emerging market demands and challenges.
- March 28, 2017
Self-service BI tools have become the go-to standard for business intelligence software, but users are pushing vendors to rethink how they address enterprise needs and advanced analytics.
- March 17, 2017
A lot of factors go into a choosing a strong, modern BI tool. But several users say ease of use trumped all other considerations for them in picking self-service software.
- March 08, 2017
Data scientists at companies such as LinkedIn and Cisco are applying aspects of the scientific method to data mining and analysis initiatives to try to make sure they get valid results.
- February 28, 2017
Data science teams face a mix of process and cultural challenges in organizations, according to experienced analytics managers who offer advice on how to overcome the hurdles.
- February 15, 2017
Scientific researchers need robust big data architectures to solve the challenges of mining and analyzing genomic data, and some say the Apache Spark engine is well-suited for the job.