Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 8.2, an update that brings Tableau to Mac users around the world and adds a feature to help people tell stories with their data. With Tableau 8.2, Mac users will have a fully-featured analytics application that lets them ask questions of their data. Story Points will allow everyone to create interactive, data-driven stories that they can share with their organizations, networks and the world.
Platfora, the Big Data Analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop, today announced tremendous sales growth in excess of 200 percent in annual recurring revenue over the past 12 months.
Alteryx, a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, today announced during its Inspire 2014 keynote that analysts will soon be able to read data directly from the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), blend it with other sources, perform advanced analytics, and then write enriched data back to HDFS with Alteryx Analytics.
EXASOL AG, www.exasol.com, the provider of EXASolution a powerful engine for analytics and data warehousing, has announced the latest release of EXASolution Version 5. EXASolution Version 5 provides enhanced performance and a completely new in-database analytic tool called Skyline to enable “Preference Analytics.”
“Some c-suite executives have quickly discovered the power of analytics, while others were more reluctant to embrace it. We see companies that embrace analytics across the enterprise as being more successful than their competitors. These observations have also been supported by academic studies that conclude that analytic oriented and metric driven organizations outperform those that do not embrace analytics holistically.”
Seventy-five percent of businesses have yet to successfully deploy big data analytics solutions to gain business-impacting insights, despite 65 percent increasing their investment in analytic services and technologies in 2014. These findings are part of “Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s second annual survey on analytic usage, trends, and future initiatives.
Talend, a global big data integration software leader, recently announced that Lenovo has chosen Talend Enterprise Big Data to help understand its customers by acquiring data sets from a variety of touch points – such as third parties, APIs, and social networking feeds – and transforming that data into a visual picture of the end-to-end customer journey.
Deloitte recently completed a new study designed to improve Big Data’s strategic role in the Corner Office. It provides a good lens toward better strategic and holistic use of the work being done by the data scientists. The result of the study is the new CXO “guidebook” designed to help leadership get their arms around Big Data.