Nothing stands still for long in the world of data and analytics. The onset of a new decade this year is no different. As technologies become more accessible and more efficient, our use of them becomes improved. Speed will be a big focus for data and analytics in 2020 and beyond. Continue reading How to Harness Your Data in 2020 and Beyond
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A data warehouse is a central repository of information that allows analytics systems to more easily draw on relevant information. It pulls in data from a variety of sources such as transactional systems and relational databases and usually does this on a regular basis. A data warehouse is an essential part of a Business Intelligence (BI) system, and contrary to common misconceptions, isn’t just another name for a database. Continue reading What is a Data Warehouse?
ThoughtSpot’s offering is very distinctive. They hang their hat on one aspect; natural-language searching. ThoughtSpot is a search-as-query Business Intelligence (BI) tool, meaning users type into a search box (think Google) the question they have, and ThoughtSpot, with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI), picks what it perceives to be the best data for the job, and the best ways to display it. It’s perhaps no surprise that ThoughtSpot was created by ex-Google employees. Continue reading Qlik v ThoughtSpot
At it’s very simplest, Business Intelligence (BI) is the collection and visualisation of data to help organisations make decisions. You can make each part of that process as simple or as complex as you’d like, or need, but ultimately it’s the same when you boil it down. Continue reading Qlik v Microsoft Excel
In some contexts, SAP BusinessObjects and QlikView could be viewed as quite similar. They both, for example, sit towards the higher-input-higher-reward scale of Business Intelligence (BI) products. They also both need a higher level of expertise to get the most out of them when compared to other offerings like Microsoft’s Power BI. Continue reading SAP BusinessObjects v QlikView