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Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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Hortonworks ups its security and data governance game with HDP 2.5

Hadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale.

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Microsoft bought LinkedIn for your relationship data

Combining LinkedIn’s business identity and relationship graph with Microsoft’s commercial cloud and business analysis tools makes a lot of sense.

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Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms

Microsoft's announced plans to buy the business social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion were triggered by an appetite for algorithms.

IBM joins R Consortium

IBM will back efforts to create infrastructure and best practices for the R community, as well as promote use of the language.

Data visualization firm Qlik sells for $3 billion

Qlik, a vendor of data visualization tools, has agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo for US$3 billion.

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Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau, and others with a new free analytics tool

Google is doubling down on its commitment to the business analytics market with the launch of a new free data visualization tool.

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IT wants (but struggles) to operationalize big data

Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.

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Datameer gets an overhaul to make big-data analytics easier

The rise of the citizen data scientist has placed a new premium on easy-to-use analytics tools, and on Tuesday Datameer announced a fresh version of its namesake platform designed with that imperative in mind.

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Accenture aims to accelerate AI adoption

The global services company is creating a new artificial intelligence practice around IPsoft's Amelia cognitive agent, with an initial focus of deploying virtual agent technology for clients in the banking, insurance and travel...

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CIO.com and Drexel to honor 50 analytics innovators (deadline extended)

Deadline extended to August 15. The Analytics 50, a collaboration between Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and CIO.com, will recognize 50 of the most innovative analytics executives.

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A new app from SAP helps line managers keep track of their budgets

It's not always easy for line-of-business managers to get a real-time view into budget and spending, but a new mobile app from SAP aims to change all that.

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Why machine learning is the new BI

Get ready for artificial intelligence and automation that helps you make business decisions rather than just understanding what happened in the past.

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AtScale simplifies connecting BI tools to Hadoop

The startup, which specializes in creating OLAP-like virtual cubes on Hadoop, has added a Hybrid Query Service Service that allows its platform to natively support MDX and SQL queries.

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How to use CRM, marketing automation to improve hiring

Next-generation talent management platforms offer new features that will help companies better source, engage and hire candidates.

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Live updates from the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

See the latest news from Microsoft's first Excel and Power BI user conference

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SAP's HANA Vora bridges divide between enterprise and Hadoop data

The SAP HANA Vora software is designed to allow companies to analyze data stored in Hadoop, enterprise systems and other distributed data sources.

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How to use BI to improve the customer experience

Protection 1 CIO Donald Young shares how the security company significantly decreased attrition – and increased subscriptions – by using BI software and giving employees the tools they needed to better assist customers.

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