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Data viz biz Tableau's revenues up, plans to boost sales headcount

Data visualisation firm Tableau has reported a 7 per cent growth in revenue, with execs waxing lyrical about the company’s move to a subscription licensing model. The company yesterday reported its results (PDF) for the quarter ending June 30, with revenue rising from $198.5m to $212.9m, compared with the previous year. It …
Rebecca Hill, 3 Aug 2017
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Who you callin' stoopid? No excuses for biz intelligence's poor stats

Business Intelligence (BI) systems are designed to turn raw data into useful information, so why don’t they do the job properly? Why do most of them fail so completely to make use of the huge range of capabilities that the analytics world has to offer? Even at the most basic level, they fail catastrophically to take simple …
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Software 'appointed to board' of venture capital firm

Hong Kong based venture capital fund Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV) “has appointed VITAL, a machine learning program capable of making investment recommendations in the life science sector, to its board.” The firm says it partners with “top analytical companies utilizing machine learning and large panel of experts” to “... …
Simon Sharwood, 18 May 2014

VCs flash cash for Looker's SQL-on-steroids business intelligence tool

Business intelligence is the site of a new goldrush as the twin marketing totems of "big data" and "cloud" collide, creating a supernova of splashy cash for canny firms. So it is with little surprise that a BI startup headed by former Greenplum exec Frank Bien and Netscape technologist Lloyd Tabb has announced $16 million in …
Jack Clark, 13 Aug 2013

Microsoft to upset tech floggers: SO SORRY about our broken tools

After delays, delays and more delays, Microsoft is finally ready - well almost - to apply some fixes to the poorly executed Partner Sales Exchange deal registration portal and to roll out BI tools to track those deals. PSE was launched early last year, already six months later than planned, as Redmond tried to make it …
Paul Kunert, 12 Jul 2013
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Big data is not just for the big boys

It may take a while but eventually any good technology embraced by large enterprises trickles its way down to small and mid-sized businesses in some appropriately modified and re-priced form. It will be no different for modern business analytics tools. The time could be ripe for mid-range customers to start thinking about …
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Data visualization: Big Data's hot cousin

Moritz Stefaner calls himself a “Truth and Beauty Operator”. But if you don't understand what that means, he'll translate to the safer “Freelance information Visualizer” and explain that “Large companies approach me with large data sets they want visualized. I take their data and turn it into something beautiful.” Beauty is …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Apr 2012
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Reg readers say: Having the right info is key to productivity

Ensuring that people have the information they need when they need it is the single most important element when it comes to productivity in the workplace. At least, that’s what you guys told us when we conducted a survey on end user productivity earlier this year. However, your answers to our questions also made it amply clear …
Martha Bennett, 18 Nov 2011
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Is Financial services IT in a mess?

Tech Panel Whether it’s insurance or banking, those working in financial services keep coming in for a lot of stick. Over the years, many organisations have spent shed loads of money on IT, yet customers still complain about bad service, broken processes and the fact that nothing seems to be joined up. This brings the state of IT into …
Martha Bennett, 11 Nov 2011
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Welcome to the Petabyte Club

Hype alert; hype alert; Big Data is coming our way. A new volcano has blasted its way above the surface of the marketing sea, spewing out "big data" messages in enormous flows of thought leader bullshit. What the heck is this big data thing? EMC says it's to do with handling data at the petabyte scale, where things like …
Chris Mellor, 22 Feb 2011
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Teradata rides data analytics wave in Q3

Data warehousing and analytics is not a booming business, but it is doing a lot better than other sectors of the IT economy. Teradata is benefiting from the increasingly complex data types and sources that companies are chewing on to help drive new business and keep current customers happy. In the third quarter ended in …
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Business intelligence for real

On Demand Just last Thursday we had a live broadcast from our illustrious studios that explained how business intelligence can be used to good effect in your business – given the new end-user demands everyone is facing. In the moderator's chair was The Reg’s own delightful Tim Phillips. He was joined by Martin Atherton from Freeform …
Team Register, 25 May 2010
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Microsoft: 'Prepare for 15 billion more clients'

If you're an IT professional, Microsoft made an announcement last week that may increase both your capital expenditures budget and your job security. At the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San José, California, Microsoft announced that the latest version of its OS for embedded systems, Windows Embedded Standard 7, had …
Rik Myslewski, 2 May 2010
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Netezza slims TwinFin analytics appliance

Data warehousing appliance maker Netezza has put together a cut-down version of its TwinFin analytics appliance, called Skimmer, to chase midrange customers who do not need the full-tilt-boogie TwinFin setup. The Skimmer appliance is based on the same hardware and software setup that Netezza announced in August 2009 for the …
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IBM conjures Cognos for mid-sized types

IBM is debuting a svelte version of its Cognos business intelligence software tailored with mid-sized businesses in mind. The New Cognos Express lineup is intended to be a lower-cost BI toolkit that's simpler to use than the enterprise-level product, with a more modular approach to including new features. Cognos Express …
Austin Modine, 14 Sep 2009
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Jaspersoft punts 'unlimited' licenses

Open source business intelligence software maker Jaspersoft has begun pitching "unlimited use" subscriptions to new customers worldwide. Under the deal, new subscribers get one-year pass to the entire JasperSoft Professional Edition BI suite with no limits on the number of applications, users, or systems, the company said. But …
Austin Modine, 10 Jul 2009
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Sarah Palin's words get data mined

USA '08 Business Intelligence (BI) is about extracting information from data. The name implies that it is only applicable to business information, but that’s misleading. Given the right techniques, information can be found in the most unexpected places - even in the speeches of vice-presidential candidates. Sarah Palin’s meteoric rise …
Mark Whitehorn, 31 Oct 2008
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Dataupia: a utopian vision for databases?

Over the course of the last few months I have written a couple of times speculating on the development of appliances that might be more generally deployed than the very specific products we have seen to date. In particular, in my last article on this subject I discussed the scope for improving the performance of merchant …
Philip Howard, 15 May 2007

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