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I have recently completed some research on the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available today. These capabilities range from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data discovery capabilities as well as data mining and advanced analytics. These capabilities are often presented as part of a maturity curve, where [...]

I got a quick update on TIBCO Spotfire recently having last been updated on TIBCO Spotfire 6.5. Since then TIBCO has acquired Jaspersoft and created their TIBCO Analytics group. In addition TIBCO has been taken private though no organizational or business strategy changes have resulted. The various analytic products continue to be fairly independent though [...]

Shanker Ramamurthy kicked off the session, describing how, as the world's economy is digitized, the use of Big Data and analytics to compete in the new real-time economy becomes essential. The latency with which enterprises much develop and implement solutions is collapsing to zero. Customers are demanding more value for money at the same time, requiring not just faster [...]

I am giving a webinar November 20 [New Date] at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern with Information Management magazine on Analytics Maturity Curve or Landscape? What’s the difference between the various analytic capabilities? How do I map available analytic capabilities to my business needs? What’s the right combination of capabilities for me now and in the future? [...]

First Look: Teradata Aster R

While R has become very popular in recent years the fact remains that as an open source product it has some scalability and performance issues (discussed in our paper on Standards in Predictive Analytics for instance). Base open source R is not really designed for the kind of large data volumes, Big Data, that are [...]

My final session of the event is George Mathew's General Session on the product and its roadmap. George recapped Alteryx's laser focus on data analysts - who make up a big chunk of the audience here - and their focus on making the next best decision. It's great to see the focus on decision-making not just [...]

Paul Ross kicked off the Alteryx Influencer Summit by reiterating Alteryx's focus on their core audience - analysts in the line of business. Alteryx wants to empower these analysts and is investing in its tools and strategy with this in mind. First up was George Matthew talking about market and product strategy (mostly under NDA). [...]

Cloud, says IBM, is changing people's expectations - they want the same kind of pricing, time to value, flexible access, ease of install for analytics that they get from other cloud applications. IBM is therefore very focused on delivering analytics in the cloud through a mixture of private, public and hybrid clouds. They are going to use [...]

Alistair Rennie came up next to talking about how IBM is redefining the analytic experience. Some of this is "in the labs" and so may or may not show up in future products. From an experience point of view IBM sees some tension between the IT and business folks in an organization - the business [...]

I am co-hosting the TDWI Solution Summit: Beyond BI to Advanced Analytics for Business Advantage with Fern Halper this week. As host it's hard for me to write blog posts so you'll have to make do with my twitter feed - @jamet123. It's been a great couple of days already with lots of interesting presentations and [...]

Angoss has been selling analytic software, installed and increasingly hosted, for about 20 years. Angoss aims to satisfy advanced statisticians as well as business users with the skills and acumen to develop advanced analytics. Angoss  KnowledgeSEEKER 9.0 is the latest release of their flagship product. Release 9.0 adds automated workflow to the existing decision tree [...]

TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 (announced last month) has new capabilities around easier access to data, location analytics and R. To support effective data discovery and visualization, TIBCO believes it is essential to allow users easy access to analytics against the increasingly wide range of data sources that are available. It’s not enough that the visualization tools [...]

I am giving a class at the TDWI World Conference "Evolving Your Requirements Approach to Advanced Analytics with Decision Management" in Boston, July 20-25. This is a new class for TDWI that builds on my successful class at the University of California Irvine Extension program. Big data makes it hard to scale human interpretation, forces [...]

SAP recently summarized their Advanced Analytic solution stack, putting all their various advanced analytic components into a single solution stack. SAP sees advanced analytics as important as being competitive in the future will rely on an ability to leverage all kinds of data. They see Big Data, the Internet of Things, the need for increasingly [...]

I am speaking at the SV Forum Business Intelligence SIG on Decisions First: How to stop wasting money on Big Data - April 15 at 6:30pm at SAP's Palo Alto location. Big Data is hot. Organizations are dealing with greater volumes of data, more variety of data and data that arrives with increasing velocity. These “Big [...]

Please describe your current role and title DecisionViz is a management consultant that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. We work with senior management to elevate visualization from the activity of reporting and making charts to being integrated with their daily decision-making. I founded the company in 2012. [...]

We have become increasingly convinced that decision modeling, especially decision modeling using the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard and DecisionsFirst Modeler, is a great way to design dashboards. Building a decision model focuses on the decisions that must be made by the user of the dashboard, on how they make that decision and on [...]

An associate professor at NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France is conducting a survey on how the quality of analytics influences business value, satisfaction and continuance/firm performance: Business Analytics is expected to create huge operational and strategic benefits. In this study we look at how quality of analytics influences business value, satisfaction and continuance/firm performance. The results [...]

I got an update from Actian about their new announcement recently. Actian recently acquired ParAccel (reviewed here) and Pervasive (see my reviews of RushAnalyzer and DataRush) and for 2014 they are bringing all this IP together into a new Actian Analytic Platform. Actian is now a $140m company with strong profits and 10,000+ customers including [...]

I am giving the opening keynote at the Oracle BIWA Summit 2014 in Redwood Shores, California. I will be speaking on "Big Data, Little Decisions: Using Decision Management Systems to improve day to day operations" at 8:45am on January 14. As companies invest in Big Data infrastructure they are looking for ways to show a [...]