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Looker Advances Modern Data Platform with Looker 5

At Looker’s annual data conference, JOIN , the company announced Looker 5, its next generation data platform. Looker 5 delivers new levels of power and functionality, including three new types of Looker Blocks that deliver custom visualizations, dedicated tools for complex analyses, and pre- modeled external data sources. It also features Looker’s new Action Hub and a library of 3rd party actions.

Shazam Increases Sales Productivity With Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a global leader in CRM, announced that Shazam—one of the world’s most popular apps—has successfully deployed Salesforce Einstein Analytics, dramatically increasing productivity for the company’s executives and sales leadership. The Shazam app has been downloaded more than 1 billion times and used more than 20 million times each day, across 190 countries. With Einstein Analytics, Shazam has improved the quality of data from its massive user base, targeted more granular customer segments and reduced requests for reports from its core analytics team.

Kyvos 4.0 Establishes Breakthrough Levels of Scale and Performance

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, announced the immediate availability of Kyvos 4.0, a new, groundbreaking version of the massively scalable, self-service analytics solution, that establishes new enterprise-grade functionality and industry benchmarks for creating data cubes with near limitless scalability and performance.

A Winning Playbook: In-store Customer Journey Measurement

In this contributed article, John Morrell, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Datameer and Gary Angel, CEO and Founder, Digital Mortar outlines four winning ways to help you craft a successful in-store customer journey strategy and an analytics environment that can support the needs of your organization.

Revulytics’ Software Usage Analytics Solution Delivers Enhanced In-Application Messaging

Revulytics, Inc., a leading provider of software usage analytics, announced Revulytics™ Usage Intelligence v5 with enhanced ReachOut™ functionality for Windows, macOS, and Linux applications, enabling software providers to create highly personalized customer experiences driven by dynamic in-application messaging and usage analytics insight.

Information Builders Introduces Design Thinking for BI and Analytics

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, announced that the company has developed its own brand of process innovation via the well-known Design Thinking methodology.

Introducing Actian Zen Embedded Database for Today’s Data Intensive Next Generation IoT Applications

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced Actian Zen Embedded database, the multiplatform, embeddable database for developers delivering applications to self-managed, small footprint environments. Actian Zen is uniquely well-suited to meet the needs of software developers and data-driven device manufacturers delivering the next generation of IoT applications.

Solving Advanced IoT Analytics with the Databricks Just-in-time Approach

ESG’s recent 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey reveals that both organizations in the throes of IoT, as well as those with plans to go down that path, anticipate that IoT will create business value across several categories including operational efficiencies, better customer service, new products and services, and new business models. Learn the keys to unlocking the potential from IOT Analytics.

Tableau 10.3 Adds Data Driven Alerting, Smart Recommendation Engine, and Expands Data Connections

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the global leader in visual analytics, announced the general availability of Tableau 10.3. This latest release helps organizations achieve data-driven insights faster than ever, through automated table and join recommendations powered by machine learning algorithms that simplify the search for the right data for analysis.

Big Data Use Case – What Is Teradata IntelliCloud?

The insideBIGDATA technology use case guide – Ticketmaster: Using the Cloud Capitalizing on Performance, Analytics, and Data to Deliver Insights provides an in-depth look at a high-profile cloud migration use case. One of the most widely discussed topics in IT today is moving workloads to cloud. The process of deciding whether or when to migrate to the cloud can be daunting. Further, finding the right technology fit for your enterprise objectives can be challenging with a cloud solution ecosystem filled with alternatives. To make the cloud adoption process more straightforward, this white paper provided a number of areas for consideration when evaluating a cloud platform.