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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types

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5 risky suppliers to watch using cognitive computing

Unforeseen supply chain problems can cripple or destroy a business. Here are five risky suppliers to watch for in 2017.

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Harness Hadoop and Spark for user-friendly BI

Datameer aligns the power of open source big data technologies with the needs of business users, not specialists

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Facebook open-sources its Prophet forecasting tools for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems, such as computer infrastructure capacity planning

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Bringing embedded analytics into the 21st century

Embedding analytics has become an increasingly common way to monetize data and develop new product lines. But most of the tools available to embed analytics aren't up to the needs of today's developers. Here are 10 considerations...

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Automate the business intelligence pipeline

How Tamr combines machine learning with a human-guided workflow to clean, consolidate, and curate enterprise data for decision makers

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Baidu's deep learning framework adopts Kubernetes

Google's orchestration framework will provide smart resource allocation and cluster management to PaddlePaddle

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Bots will change workplace research sooner than you think

Three sectors ripe for transformation with bot technology include Compliance, Medicine and Human Resources

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Getting off the data treadmill

Companies too often think that getting value from data is all about the latest buzzwords: big data, machine learning, real-time. Turns out it's much simpler than that

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3 things small businesses can learn about data science from Apple

Small businesses can begin to unlock the power of big data by looking at examples from one of the largest companies in the world: Apple

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Sisense brings its analytics platform to chat bots

Users can ask natural-language questions about their data while in Slack, Skype, and Facebook Messenger

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Beware dodgy data analysis

Applying data analysis in absence of deep understanding of your business can have disastrous results

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IBM engineer says AR will trump VR for data visualization

It turns out blocking out the world isn't great for work

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Redis module speeds Spark-powered machine learning

The newly released Redis-ML component for the popular in-memory data store accelerates machine learning functions with Apache Spark

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Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

AtScale, a maker of big data reporting tools, has published speed tests on the latest versions of the top four big data SQL engines. Conclusion: Time to upgrade!

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Google Cloud Machine Learning hits public beta, with additions

Finally released from private alpha, Google Cloud Machine Learning lets all comers build software powered by trained algorithms

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