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Alteryx Analytics 9.0 Empowers Analysts

alteryxlogoAlteryx, a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, has announced Alteryx Analytics 9.0 which puts the power of predictive and customer analytics into the hands of every analyst. With the introduction of easy access to and blending of all major and emerging sources of customer insight – from social sources to marketing automation to emerging customer data stores like Amazon Redshift – Alteryx is empowering deeper business insights that can be achieved without the need to code and without the need for data scientists Alteryx Analytics 9.0 helps yield valuable data insights for organizations and analysts across all industries.

Through user-centric design and the most scalable analytics platform, Alteryx destroys the barrier for the non-PhDs to make data-driven decisions,” said George Mathew, President and COO of Alteryx. “We’re delivering a high fidelity experience to blend data and build advanced analytic models without being a programmer. Alteryx is the software instrument of change for all analytical leaders from the back office to the boardroom.”

New Sources of Customer Insights Fuel the Decision-Making Process

Over the past five years, the amount of customer insight data available to organizations has grown rapidly and with no signs of slowing down. These disparate data sets contain a wealth of information that can be leveraged to drive customer-focused decision. However, very few tools that are usable by analysts have kept pace with the expanding range of data, let alone provided the ability to blend varied data together to perform spatial and predictive analytics tasks. Alteryx meets these requirements by delivering insight from the major and emerging repositories of customer insight information, including the following new sources added in the 9.0 release:

  • Social media data feeds from DataSift – with DataSift and GNIP support, Alteryx allows analysts to bring these new sources of insight into any analytical workflow.

  • Sales and marketing data from Google Analytics and Marketo – building on the existing SalesForce.com integration Alteryx empowers analysts to blend data from across the full sales and marketing life cycle.

  • Emerging customer-data centric enterprise-scale data warehouses such as Amazon Redshift, Pivotal, Greenplum and HP Vertica – Alteryx provides for simple integration of these data sources without long IT work cycles in order to deliver a complete picture of customer engagement.

Unchain Data Isolated in Legacy SAS Analytics Files

Many organizations have invested millions of hours in creating data in proprietary SAS files, inadvertently locking away the value of this data from their broader analyst community. Via a new connector in Alteryx 9.0, this data can now be rapidly and easily blended with data from multiple sources. Additionally, Alteryx can now write back to SAS files, providing organizations with a faster and simpler way to create data sets for use in SAS analytical models. This process eliminates the need for multiple tools and consulting engagements to blend the necessary data set, while expediting analysis and subsequent decision-making through a more affordable and easy to use platform. These read/write capabilities are also available for IBM SPSS files.

Scalable Platform to Empower More Analysts

Alteryx Analytics 9.0 delivers an easy-to-use and ultra-scalable platform for predictive analytics, as well as a new server solution and a simpler creation of analytic apps that can handle the most sophisticated, enterprise-class requirements. Alteryx empowers analysts in line-of-business groups to easily manipulate data with over 30 drag-and-drop predictive analytics tools based on the R language. The newest Alteryx release provides capabilities to scale the volume of data that can be analyzed using these R-based tools, making it even simpler to create analytic apps through a consumer-friendly UI for on and off premise cloud deployments. New capabilities include:

  • Integration of the Revolution Analytics platform to simplify and scale predictive analytics beyond the memory limitations of R

  • Simpler creation of analytic apps through an intuitive UI design built directly into the Alteryx workflow

  • New on-premise server solution that unifies the user experience for analytic app consumers across the server and Alteryx Analytics Gallery (https://gallery.alteryx.com). Apps can be published to either environment with a single click

Alteryx has been able to handle the scale and diversity of the data and enhance our analytics efficiently and effectively. As a result, Alteryx is helping Experian Marketing Services continuously improve the quality and value of its commercial services,” said Todd Rudie, Vice President of Data Development and Delivery for Experian.

Product Availability

Alteryx Analytics 9.0 is available for customers to download today. A 14-day trial is available at www.alteryx.com/download.

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