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Tableau Has Introduced a Revolutionary Way to Enable Self-Serve Reporting
Tableau 2019.1 includes a great new feature, which enables users to type “standard” English to query your data. It leverages a specific sub discipline of AI called Natural Language Processing.
Ask Data is the new term that Tableau is coining. It allows a user to type a sentence, which will automatically generate a visualization. For example, “Give me all the average price by variety in Napa Country as a treemap.” This will then display the visualization as if you had dragged Price, County, and Variety data objects onto your canvas in the correct place then selected a treemap graph type.
One could indeed couple this with voice-to-text technology and have a fully immersive data visualization experience. This is the next step we expect to see in this technology space.
We think the best way to leverage this technology is by using it as a foundation and tweaking the result after initial report generation. This prevents the user starting from scratch every time.
This great technology gives an amazing user experience if your data is in a convenient, well-designed data warehouse with best-practice data management surrounding it.
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Google is acquiring Fitbit, a leading wearables brand, for $2.1 billion. Google says the motivation is to “help more people with wearables,” expand its vision of “ambient computing,” and, of course, grab a share of the fast-growing $8-billion digital health market.
Databricks, a data processing and analytics platform with a strong focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), is investing 100 million euros (US$111 million) in its European Development Center to take advantage of the European pool of talent and cutting-edge research.
Databricks, a data processing and analytics platform with a strong focus on AI and machine learning, recently raised $400 million in a series F funding round. This puts the company value at $6.2 billion. Databricks plans to use the money to hire more engineers to accelerate R&D.
Cambridge Semantics enhanced its Anzo platform to enable data management and analytics over both structured and unstructured data, the firm announced in an August 22 press release.
C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, announced in October 2019 the launch of Smart Institutions, an AI-powered, holistic energy-as-a-service software solution for universities, municipalities, corporate campuses, and hospitals.
Microsoft has invested $1 billion in OpenAI, which by the way is no longer “open.” Founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, OpenAI recently restructured into a for-profit OpenAI LP so that it could commercialize its AI technologies and attract necessary funding. (Musk left the company a year prior.)
Several discussion threads on LinkedIn and other social media have been dedicated to the status of Apache Hadoop and the merged Cloudera/Hortonworks. Many predict their demise is not far off. How substantiated are those predictions?
Salesforce has agreed to acquire Tableau for the share equivalent price of $15.7 billion. Salesforce is the largest CRM platform and Tableau is the largest BI and analytics platform.
AI Continues to Fuel ERP Vendors’ Arms Race – Don’t Disregard This When Considering Your Next ERP Project
Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Last week Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within ERP Cloud and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud products.