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Business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users


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Data analytics firm Mixpanel tracks 45 billion user actions every month

If you want to grow your business, you must measure the right things. That's the Mixpanel model. As it turns out, measuring how customers behave is a very big business.

AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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New Office tool brings analytics for everyone

Analytics tools are useful, if you’re a data scientist. If you’re not, then all you have is lots of useless data. BeyondCore Apps for Office is a potential game-changer because it puts an easy to use, affordable, analytics tool into...

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Why a data-driven transformation requires a cultural shift

Metrics and analytics power nearly everything IT does at online marketplace Etsy. Its CTO attributes its success at becoming data-driven to the creation of a culture of learning and discovery.

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7 principles of data-driven transformation

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires a plan and the right people, technology and culture. These seven principles of data-driven transformation will help you successfully make the journey.

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NHL seeks to grab fans with data analytics

The NHL wants to bring in hardcore fans and casual fans alike with a multi-phase plan to offer 'enhanced statistics' along with advanced visualizations on 100 years of historical data and its real-time scoring data.

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Mix data sets with analytics tools for business results

Marketing firm Crossmark uncovers valuable consumer insights for its customers with high-powered analytics.

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Web design trend predictions for 2016 - 2017

Predicting design trends for 2015 is so 2013. Here's where I see the web going when looking out a couple of years.

Why analytics is eating the world

New tools promise to empower an increasingly diverse set of business users, but there are potential pitfalls.

Fake patient data could have been uploaded through SAP medical app

SAP has patched the issue, which affected Electronic Medical Records Unwired

Six features coming to Tableau's new BI analytics suite

Queries will be as much as 10 times faster

GinzaMetrics helps marketers get more bang for their social buck

Four new tools link social-media efforts with the bottom line

IBM puts a price on its Twitter analytics service

IBM is ready to sell the first sentiment analytics service that draws on a partnership it formed with Twitter last October

Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets an analytics-infused update

Highlights include new social and mobility features, closer Office 365 integration

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Why businesses should focus on wide data, not big data

Data doesn't have to be big to provide your organization with important insights.

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American Cancer Society embraces big data

Teradata data warehouse delivers impressive performance gains, opens doors to additional data-driven improvements.

German industry is poised to exploit rural broadband

Digital farming is the next big opportunity for Germany's software and manufacturing industries

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Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau Public gets new tools and data sets to better withstand growing competition -- at the same free price.

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