Tableau vs. Qlik Sense: Pros and cons of the rival analytics tools

Products from the two top data visualization vendors are starting to resemble each other as the need for strong visualizations and scalability has crystalized.
While there are rising challengers, the battle for No. 1 among self-service business intelligence and analytics tools still comes down to Tableau vs. Qlik Sense.

SAP S/4HANA gets major upgrade and new features

New abilities for Finance, Procurement, Sales, Manufacturing and Professional Services look to improve your whole business.
SAP has unveiled a major new update to its S/4HANA Cloud service that should boost the platform’s intelligence substantially.

Translytical data platforms emerge with SAP HANA as a leader

SAP HANA is a leading translytical platform, according to Forrester, and consulting firm Convergent IS says the combination of transactional and analytical data creates new opportunities.
Transactional data and analytics can now interact in near-real time, opening up a wealth of new possibilities.

Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud

Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers, according to an Accenture report
-      Only 23% of developers strongly agree that adequate support is readily available from their platform provider.— Accenture, 2018
-       Amazon Web Services (AWS) was named the most developer-friendly platform. — Accenture, 2018

SAP bolsters CRM play with $2.4bn Callidus acquisition

The company’s cloud software portfolio will join SAP’s Cloud Business Groupe

Microsoft Azure: Big Data, IoT and AI in the Cloud

An exploration of how the Microsoft Azure ecosystem is enabling the next generation of enterprise cloud applications and workloads.

MicroStrategy releases connectors for Power BI, Tableau, Qlik

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. MicroStrategy releases connectors to its platform for data visualization BI tools from Microsoft, Tableau and Qlik.

Big data visualisation – 5 must-know tools

Data, as the old adage goes, is the lifeblood of organisations. However, translating that data, and using it effectively remains a challenge

Tableau adds in-memory data engine Hyper to Tableau 10.5, launches Tableau Server for Linux

Tableau is adding in-memory technology to its upcoming 10.5 release to speed up query times 5x and ingest large data sets faster.

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.