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

Alteryx’s Business Analytics Empowers New Generation of Data Artisans

Posted by Mark Smith on Mar 1, 2012 3:51:30 PM

I attended the Alteryx user conference called Inspire 2012 (Twitter: #Inspire12)  in Denver this week. This fairly new analytics software company has been gaining customers in a range of brand-name organizations such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Supervalu, U.S. Cellular and VF Corp. The company focuses on meeting the needs of analysts across the business analytic spectrum including a geographic and location context for simplifying the analytic tasks and processes for the needs of business at the strategic and operational level.

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Topics: alteryx, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Financial Performance Management (FPM), Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), Location Intelligence, Mobile, Operational Intelligence, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Predictive Analytics, R, Sales Performance Management (SPM), Social Media, Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), Analytics, Data