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Alteryx Reveals Newest Platform Release at Inspire 2018

Alteryx, Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today announced the general availability of the newest version of the Alteryx platform. The release delivers new features across the platform to improve the analytic experience for IT, business analysts and data scientists, altering how they collaborate and scale analytics across the organization, find and connect to data, and ultimately drive business-changing insights.

Advancements in Health-Related Data Tracking

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at the advancements in health-related data tracking and what they look like. The rise in popularity of wearable devices that are capable of tracking personal health and fitness-related data has been beneficial on both a personal and professional level.

When Big Data Meets Data Visualization: How to Make Your Data Actionable

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how society is growing increasingly familiar with data visualization and its beneficial impact on data analysis and actionability. The power of analysis is largely contingent on the presentation of data. The best forms of data visualization convey useful insights, while poor efforts can distract from actionable insight.

Deep Threat Analysis: Going Beyond the Obvious to Improve Border Security

In this special guest feature, John Kendall, Director of the Border and National Security Program for the global public sector practice at Unisys, discusses how border security experts around the world can improve their threat analysis with new AI and machine learning tools. A new approach, known as “deep threat analysis,” uses predictive analytics to examine the complex web of relationships and actions surrounding a traveler or shipment crossing a border.

Periscope Data Introduces Visual Data Discovery for Business

Periscope Data, the software platform built to address the complete analytics lifecycle, introduced the Spring 2018 release of its platform, including new visual data discovery capabilities designed to empower business professionals to explore trusted data sets on their own within the Periscope Data platform.

Interview: Rishi Grover, Chief Solutions Architect at Vena Solutions

I recently caught up with Rishi Grover, Chief Solutions Architect at Vena Solutions, to examine the way analytics technologies are helping corporate finance teams move from traditional, manual ways of analyzing their numbers to a more automated, data-driven role in driving company-wide decisions.

The Devil’s in the Data: Why Optimizing In-Store Marketing Spend is Critical to CPG and Retail Success

In this special guest feature, John Weller, Chief Knowledge Officer and Co-Founder of T-Pro Solutions, discusses how in-store marketers can optimize the data from their spreadsheets and use key analytics to stay ahead of industry trends.

Dremio 2.0 Advances State of the Art Self-Service Data Platform

Dremio, the self-service data company, announced a new major release of its open source platform, including its core acceleration technology, Data Reflections™, introduced the Dremio Learning Engine, and added support for Looker, a leading data analytics and business intelligence platform. With these new features, Dremio helps business analysts and data scientists to discover, curate, share, and analyze data from data lakes, NoSQL, and relational sources using their favorite tools at unprecedented speed.

Survey: Companies are Bullish on Cloud Analytics, But Need to Speed Up the Pace

A majority of the largest companies in the world (83 percent) agree that the cloud is the best place to run analytics, according to a new survey by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Teradata, a leading cloud-based data and analytics company. In the next five years, by the year 2023, most organizations want to run all of their analytics in the cloud. But, an overwhelming 91 percent say that analytics should be moving to the public cloud at a faster rate.

5 Business Intelligence Mistakes That Can Cost You Dearly

In this contributed article, Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst at SoftwareSuggest, discusses 5 important areas where mistakes that hinder the successful implementation of BI solutions. This estimated $14 billion industry is making inroads in various organizations, but there are still challenges that go with it. According to Gartner, “There still remains a 70% likelihood that a BI project will fail to meet expectations.”