Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

The Dynamic Culture and Swedish History Behind QlikView

Posted by Ventana Research on Dec 20, 2012 10:57:07 AM

I recently returned from Sweden, where QlikTech International hosted its annual analyst “unsummit.” Much of the information I was exposed to was under NDA, so I cannot talk about it here. What I can discuss, and what in many ways may be more interesting and more important, is the company’s focus on culture and philosophy.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Visualization, QlikView, Tableau, Google, discovery analytics, exploratory analytics, Operational Performance, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Customer & Contact Center, Information Applications, Location Intelligence, Operational Intelligence, Workforce Performance, Impala, big query, next generation business intelligence, Qliktech

The Brave New World of Business Intelligence

Posted by Ventana Research on Dec 12, 2012 11:24:48 AM

We recently completed our benchmark research on next-generation business intelligence. Ventana Research looks as next-generation BI as a function of traditional BI that is converging with new technologies such as mobility, collaboration and cloud computing. Just a few years ago business intelligence might have been considered a mature category with incremental growth, but now it’s growing in new directions and it’s difficult today to call business intelligence mature.

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Topics: Mobile BI, Sales Performance, Social Media, Supply Chain Performance, Operational Performance, trends in BI, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Collaborative BI, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Operational Intelligence, Workforce Performance, next generation business intelligence

Tableau Thrives in Providing Visual Discovery for Business Analytics

Posted by Ventana Research on Nov 20, 2012 12:05:46 PM

Tableau Software is growing fast. Tableau has taken a “land and expand” strategy that drives what they call the democratization of analytics within organizations. Tableau has enjoyed first mover advantage in the area of exploratory analytics called visual discovery, a growing type of business analytics that allows companies to easily visualize data in a descriptive manner, but the company is facing competition as deep-pocket companies such as IBM, SAP and others become more aggressive in the space.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Visualization, Sales Performance, Tableau, Google, discovery analytics, exploratory analytics, Operational Performance, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Customer & Contact Center, Operational Intelligence, Impala, big query, next generation business intelligence

Gaining Time-to-Value From Big Data

Posted by Ventana Research on Aug 30, 2012 12:14:12 PM

I had a refreshing call this morning with a vendor that did not revolve around integration of systems, types of data, and the intricacies of NoSQL approaches. Instead, the discussion was about how its business users analyze an important and complex problem and how the company’s software enables that analysis. The topic of big data never came up, and it was not needed, because the conversation was business-driven and issue-specific.

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Topics: Big Data, Datameer, Predictive Analytics, Sales Performance, Supply Chain Performance, Planview, SuccessFactors, Operational Performance, Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, IBM, Information Management, Operational Intelligence, Workforce Performance, next generation business intelligence, PivotLink