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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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Use our Extensible Data Warehouse Foundation blueprint to get started with your warehouse.
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Business Intelligence is about enabling new insights, validating assumptions, and seeing things that could have gone unnoticed in the daily routine. Read about the top BI software trends for 2021.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
The beauty of good story telling is its applicability to the most unexpected situations. In 1871, Lewis Carroll wrote about the evil Queen trying to convince Alice to work for her, with a promise of “jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.” Little did he know that this one statement would be used by economists, politicians, playwrights, and musicians long after he wrote it – it's time to add data analysts to the list.
Thinking about choosing a new software vendor but don't know where to start? Narrow down your shortlist by focusing on software that has received an Info-Tech Research Group award. New data from SoftwareReviews shows that organizations reported higher satisfaction when they switched to software that had received an Info-Tech award.
PHEMI is a data privacy solution focused on keeping data-processing activities secure by redacting information based on the role of the accessor. Thus, allowing such data to be used for multiple use cases without compromising privacy.
Board International Solution Marketplace Gets SOC Compliance: Prêt-à-Porter Solutions and Assured Security in the Cloud
Board International follows the trend of delivering solutions by opening a solution marketplace while strengthening customer trust by getting SOC-2 and SOC-3 certifications.
The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.
Databricks, a data processing and analytics platform with a strong focus on AI and ML, has partnered with Immuta to deliver automated end-to-end data governance for AI, data science, and ML projects.
There’s a proliferation of AI-driven/AI-powered/AI-[insert-your-own-favorite-verb-here] tools and products on the market, because AI – and its underlying technology, machine learning – is sexy and it sells. (And, in some cases, delivers.) We decided to take a look at one of the vendors, AnswerRocket.