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Microsoft Shifts Focus to Power BI Apps with New Premium Offering

Microsoft today announced plans to offer a new Power BI Premium subscription plan, while also previewing a new Power BI apps sharing capability.

The two additions to Microsoft’s business intelligence visualization service are somewhat related. End users accessing the new Power BI apps will either need to have existing Power BI Pro licensing in place or they’ll need the new Power BI Premium licensing.

May 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Infor is buying this Business Intelligence Player to take on Oracle

Infor, the privately held business software company backed by $2.5 billion from Koch Industries, is acquiring business intelligence specialist Birst.
Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed, although sources put the price at about $100 million.

April 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Is the business intelligence market finally maturing?

No.
The buy side business intelligence (BI) market is nowhere near maturity and will continue to be a greenfield opportunity to many BI vendors. Forrester’s research still shows that homegrown shadow IT BI applications based on spreadsheets and desktop databases dominate enterprises, and only somewhere between 20 percent and 50 percent of enterprise structured data is being curated and available to enterprise BI tools and applications.

April 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

2017 State Of Cloud Business Intelligence

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the preferred cloud platform by 73% of companies deploying Cloud BI apps.
40% plan to increase spending on private cloud and 34% are increasing budgets for public cloud platforms.
33% of enterprises are relying on public cloud-based BI apps today, increasing from 13% in 2012.
31% of respondents currently use Cloud Business Intelligence (BI), a 6% increase over 2016.
Google Analytics and Salesforce are the two most preferred third-party connectors for Cloud BI.

April 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tableau unveils new pricing model for data visualization products

Tableau Software has released monthly subscription prices for its data visualization products, following through on a plan first disclosed last year to pivot its pricing focus from perpetual licenses to subscriptions.

April 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why Apple, SAP are bringing iOS to the enterprise

“Let’s create beautiful applications that hide all the complexity and give workers the tools they need to execute their jobs in a simple, easy way.”

SAP is set to release the SAP Cloud Platform software development kit (SDK) for iOS Thursday. The release is the first major deliverable since SAP and Apple first revealed they would partner on the platform, which leverages SAP HANA to create apps for iPhones and iPads, a little less than a year ago.

March 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Driving forward: using data to save a car industry under assault

The traditional auto industry can fight the disruptive threat from car-sharing, Uber and companies like Tesla, which sell direct to consumer.

March 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Microsoft Releases Power BI Desktop March Update

The update includes several new features such as a numeric range slicer, textbox font color, and report theming preview. It also adds several visual improvements.

March 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference

Google announced onstage today at Google Cloud Next a partnership with SAP to deliver SAP HANA, the company’s in-memory database on Google Cloud Platform.

March 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tableau, Microsoft, Qlik Lead Gartner’s BI & Analytic Platforms Magic Quadrant

The business intelligence and analytics platform market’s multi-year transition to modern agile business-led analytics is now mainstream — and the market is still evolving.

That’s the word from Gartner in its latest Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms. Data and analytics leaders now face countless choices, Gartner analysts conclude, noting that by 2020 the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than the number of data scientists.

It’s no wonder software vendors of all sizes are scrambling to make data search- and visual-based data discovery analysis easier for ordinary people.

February 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments