Tableau buys AI startup Empirical Systems

Empirical Systems’ automated statistical analysis technology will be used to help Tableau customers automate data modeling and analysis.

SAP ups the ante for its Analytics Cloud and Cloud Platform

SAP adds availability on Google’s cloud; integration of BI, predictive analytics and planning in major Enterprise applications; new data connectors and more to its core and analytics cloud offerings.

SAP launches HANA Data Management Suite

Announced in a company blog several months ago, at SAPPHIRE this week, SAP is officially taking the wraps off a new suite of tools aimed at governing and integrating data across highly federated environments.

SAP gives CRM another shot with new cloud-based suite

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a mature market with a clear market leader in Salesforce. It has a bunch other enterprise players like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP vying for position. SAP decided to take another shot today when it released a new business products suite called SAP C/4HANA. (Ya, catchy I know.)

BI vendors aim to ease visual data analysis by business users

Despite the self-service BI push, enabling end users to take the lead on analyzing and visualizing data is often still a challenge — one that vendors continue to address.

Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning

Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.

Data Regulation D-Day Arrives: Final Thoughts on GDPR


Finally, after years of waiting, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect tomorrow, dramatically changing the rules for what you can and can’t do with the personal data of European citizens. Here are some final thoughts on the state of readiness, the scope of the impact, the biggest challenges, who will come out of this looking good, and who will not.

SAP Brings Built-In Support to SAP S/4HANA® Cloud

WALLDORF, Germany, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the expansion of built-in support functionality for SAP S/4HANA® Cloud, providing customers with direct in-solution access to product support through the SAP® CoPilot Web application. This eliminates the steps between requesting support and resolution.

Qlik builds out analytics platform for developers

Qlik has expanded its support of developers through the growth of its developer community and the debut of a new developer-focused platform.

Qlik readies new Qlik Sense features for cloud, AI, big data

Self-service BI vendor Qlik is beginning to add a promised set of advanced functionality to its Qlik Sense software, but the features will be delivered in stages.