Modern organizations know that they need more than visualization. Modern visualization should enable users to collect accurate, coherent, related and relevant data all within an effective visual frame.
VisionWaves is a software provider that has developed tools of this sort aiming to help users visualize and understand what is happening and how it relates to important business areas, thereby achieving a comprehensive view of their business. Beyond monitoring their organization from a data perspective, VisionWaves’ complete business cockpit enables users to connect the dots between data, processes, and people. Read the rest of this entry »
SAS 9.4 is the new version of SAS Business Analytics platform that will be released in June. As the foundation for all SAS analytics products, the SAS Business Analytics platform has been improved to offer a set of features that accommodate requirements demanded by customers and new industry standards.
The platform is cloud enabled, and supports both private and public clouds. There are also several feature improvements in the following areas: Read the rest of this entry »
Hydro One Networks, a planning, construction, operations, and maintenance provider for transmission and distribution networks in Ontario recently selected the Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence suite to provide a consistent and comprehensive view of asset risks and priorities to help operators and field service crews to collaborate and improve lifecycle decisions over all maintenance planning of their grid. Read the rest of this entry »
Star Analytics software comprises an interesting portfolio of applications for data integration and process and application automation, both on-premises and in the cloud. This helps organizations to simplify their processes and enables them to have a corporate analytics view of all their applications and processes and data, no matter their delivery mode. Read the rest of this entry »
If you think you know it all about business intelligence (BI) and analytics, think twice, because Situational Intelligence is here. This week, during DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego, California, Space-Time Insight, a provider of innovative intelligence offerings, announced the latest release (4.0) of its product suite. Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center.
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One of the main functions—perhaps the most important one—of a business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) application has always been to process data and transform it into actual information, by taking the “right” data, performing the “right” analysis, and showing meaningful results. But in some organizations this BA functionality has not been completely realized. Read the rest of this entry »
TIBCO seems to be apt at acquiring specialist or niche tools and then making them mainstream and horizontal (for multiple industries), and embeddable for partners. One great example is Spotfire, which was a great interactive data visualization tool in certain industries. Spotfire 5 includes a completely re-architected in-memory engine specifically built to enable users from across the enterprise to visualize and interact with massive amounts of data. The product is in its nth generation of in-memory technology, and TIBCO loves SAP HANA’s recent validation of the space (and the noise it generates). Read the rest of this entry »
TIBCO and Teradata announced that they will combine technologies to offer a new platform for advanced analytics and extreme data discovery capabilities. Combining Teradata’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and TIBCO Spotfire 5, both software and technology providers will be able to expand their product capabilities to provide faster and more powerful data analysis tools for large volumes of information. Read the rest of this entry »
TIBCO will be launching version 5 of Spotfire, its BI and analytics solution. With enhancements in its analysis engine and a newly re-architected in-memory engine, Spotfire 5 will boast improved performance when analyzing large amounts of data coming from sources such as Teradata and Oracle, and even data coming from Microsoft’s SQLServer Analysis service cubes. Read the rest of this entry »
With UNIT4’s announcement that it will launch 35 role-based and fast-deployment BI apps via a pay-for-use subscription model, as well as SYSPRO’s announcement of its new Business Software App Store, the idea of consumerization of software comes to mind, again … Read the rest of this entry »
SAP has recently unveiled new analytics features for some of its business intelligence (BI) portfolios that are aimed at enhancing access to and manipulation of big data. The feature pack 3.0 for the 4.0 solution release of SAP BusinessObjects includes SAP BusinessObjects BI [Evaluate] and SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge edition [Evaluate].
If there’s any doubt as to whether the potential of big data could be exploited via the cloud, Kognitio has put that to rest. The cloud analytics database provider has announced the immediate availability of its in-memory analytics platform in Amazon Web Services (AWS), via the AWS Marketplace. Read the rest of this entry »
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is
like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Business metrics—the quantifiable measurements by which a company’s performance is gauged—are part of the broad area of business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA). Read the rest of this entry »
On April 25, Pentaho delivered Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5, and I had a chance to get a sense of its new features via a demo prepared by Pentaho. Two main topics were at the forefront of this new offering from the Orlando-based company: visualization and performance.