Top 10 business intelligence trends for 2018

Here are some of the most critical trends to bear in mind looking ahead to a new year, and even beyond.
Data is invaluable to all companies, from budding startups to global enterprises. This growing commodity is triggering organisations to deploy business intelligence (BI) solutions that will elevate and accelerate data-driven decisions. Successful organisations are prioritising a modern BI approach, and in turn, priming their workforce to be the most analytically savvy generation ever seen. For a competitive edge in 2018, organisations must recognise the strategies, technologies, and business roles that can enhance their approach to BI.
Here are some of the most critical trends to bear in mind looking ahead to a new year, and even beyond.

2018 Predictions: Opening the Big Data Floodgates

The pace of innovation in big data today is exceeded only by the actual volume of data generated. So how will the industry respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by huge pipes of data that will be opened up in 2018? We turn to technology leaders to find out how we can prepare.

SAP Leonardo, SAP Cloud Platform led the way for SAP in 2017

Here’s a roundup of interesting trends and stories in the SAP world in 2017, including SAP’s push into leading-edge technologies, like IoT, and new ways to get value from data.

10 Key Big Data Trends That Drove 2017

2017 has come and (almost) gone. It was a memorable year, to be sure, with plenty of drama and unexpected happenings in terms of the technology, the players, and the application of big data and data science. As we gear up for 2018, we think it’s worth taking some time to ponder about what happened in 2017 and put things in some kind of order.

Here are 10 of the biggest takeaways for the big data year that was 2017.

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Microsoft adds Reddit data to Bing search, Power BI analytics tool

Reddit posts will appear in Bing’s search results, and its data will be piped into Power BI for marketers to track brand-related comments.

Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally

Over the past several years, Microsoft and SAP have made lots of partnership commitments. On November 27, they announced yet another expansion round.

This time, Microsoft and SAP are committing to deploy each other’s cloud offerings internally, as well as to jointly engineer and support resulting integrated Microsoft and SAP business services.

TIBCO Acquires Alpine Data to Add Collaborative Project Management

TIBCO’s Leading Analytics Offering Expands with Addition of Award-Winning Solution
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced the acquisition of Alpine Data, an innovative, cloud-based data science and social collaboration platform. This addition will bolster TIBCO’s leading data science technology and analytics portfolio, complementing solutions like TIBCO Statistica™, TIBCO Spotfire®, and TIBCO StreamBase® to help companies accelerate their time to data-driven insight and action.

Microsoft streamlines big data analytics with new Azure services

New database offerings and services in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform were unveiled today at Microsoft’s Connect(); 2017 conference, alongside GitHub’s adoption of GVFS.
Microsoft today revealed a range of tools for developers, designed to simplify the process of extracting useful insights from big data.

IBM leads BigInsights for Hadoop out behind barn. Shots heard

Data analytics platform sunset in December, but enterprise version spared
IBM has announced the retirement of the basic plan for its data analytics software platform, BigInsights for Hadoop.

Power BI updates drive Microsoft’s latest hybrid cloud efforts

SEATTLE — At PASS Summit 2017, Microsoft highlighted recent steps that are part of a larger drive to enhance data-oriented hybrid cloud services. These ranged from new data migration services for those ready for the cloud journey to Azure Data Factory, and enhancements that help existing SQL Server Integration Services users make the cloud leap.
Also on tap are Power BI updates that improve the on-premises versions of key reporting services, according this edition of the Talking Data podcast recorded at PASS Summit 2017.