Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

SnapLogic is Making Big Data Integration as a Service a Hadoop Reality

Posted by Mark Smith on Mar 1, 2013 10:11:12 AM

SnapLogic, a provider of data integration in the cloud, this week announced Big Data-as-a-Service to address businesses’ needs to integrate and process data across Hadoop big data environments. As our research agenda for 2013 outlines, dealing with data in the cloud is very important to organizations. At the same time, businesses need to be able to integrate their big data with all their technology assets, as I pointed out recently.

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Topics: Big Data, R, Operational Performance Management (OPM), SnapLogic, Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, Cloudera, Data Integration, Information Management, BIRST, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Salesforce

Salesforce Struggles to Deliver on the Dream of Analytics

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 21, 2012 12:35:51 PM

I was at the Dreamforce conference this week to hear about the latest advancements from the cloud computing software giant. Salesforce has helped revolutionize cloud computing for business, and its social media and collaborative technologies help advance business processes in sales, customer service and improve the interactions between employees, partners and customers. Salesforce has made great advancements in cloud, social and mobile technology, as I have assessed and my colleague did too.

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Topics: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, QlikView, Social Media, Gooddata, KXEN Informatica, Operational Performance Management (OPM), SnapLogic, Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, InetSoft, Operational Intelligence, BIRST, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Cloud9 Analytics, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Domo, Financial Performance Management (FPM), Information Applications (IA), Information Builder iway, Information Management (IM), Roambi, Sales Performance Management (SPM), Salesforce