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Review: Microsoft Power BI is no Tableau (yet)

Microsoft’s BI as a service offering is capable and inexpensive, but lacks fine-grained control over visualizations

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Dell brings advanced visualization to analytics platform

Partnership with data visualization specialist Datawatch gives Dell's Statistica analytics platform new capabilities for business analysts

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Azure to feature a data warehouse, a 'data lake,' and the ability to pool multiple databases

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Review: Tableau makes sophisticated analysis a snap

Innovative, self-service data visualization tool makes quick work of exploratory data analysis from 50-odd sources

In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time

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MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

SlamData adds its own extensions to the SQL language, enabling analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS or Hadoop database

BI startup's cloud service makes big data understandable

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Highlights of the update include Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects

Review: Birst brings DIY to BI

With straightforward data access, automated modeling, and easy reporting tools, cloud-based Birst Enterprise is the data warehouse for the rest of us

Hadoop meets Google Docs: Analytics made easy

Adatao's analytics suite puts a Web-friendly front end on Hadoop data and eases access to self-serve reporting

Free data visualization tool brings clarity to analytics

Qlik Sense Desktop is designed to put Tableau-style data visualization in the hands of users, minus Tableau's price tag

Getting your hands on data with mobile analytics

Mobile touchscreen interfaces, when designed correctly, provide a more intimate relationship with business data. Donald Farmer of Qlik offers his take on three key UI design principles

Yahoo acquires social data visualization startup Vizify

Yahoo continues its string of acquisitions, adds a team of five persons from Vizify to its media organization in San Francisco

Tracking with metadata: It's not all bad

Government spying programs have given metadata a bad rap, but human rights groups are using it to verify the authenticity of eyewitness footage

Splunk's big data promise: Google for your visual analytics

Splunk, nominally used for system logs, shows signs of evolving into a data processing platform via Tableau Software partnership

IPython founder details road map for interactive computing platform

Developer Fernando Perez says JavaScript and multi-user capabilities will be highlighted in coming upgrades of data analysis/visualization project

Big data analytics star in VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 update

Log aggregation, analytics, and search platform adds support for Active Directory; improves content pack infrastructure

Review: 4 supercool JavaScript tools for data visualization

Free, open source D3, InfoViz, Processing.js, and Recline.js bring dynamic, interactive -- and jaw-dropping -- data-driven graphics to the Web browser

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