Analytics vs. Data Discovery

Newer and faster data channels are enveloping the digital business landscape, so business operators and users are becoming more demanding about what they want from their data. Now, the traditional Business Intelligence (BI) platforms are no longer sufficient to address all types of business queries; users are increasingly looking toward the Data Discovery capabilities of […]

Dawn of the Chief Digital Officer

The term “CDO” has typically refered to Chief Data Officer. But some industry leaders make the case for revising it to mean Chief Digital Officer. One of them is Langley Eide, Chief Strategy Officer at Data Science and Analytics platform vendor Alteryx. A Chief Digital Officer title, she says, “leans forward into digital transformation,” and […]

Alteryx Connect Unveiled – Enables Business Users to Make Data-Driven Decisions Faster

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Alteryx, Inc., a leader in self-service data analytics, today announced Alteryx Connect, a data exploration platform that empowers users to discover and collaborate on data assets, visualizations, reports and workflows typically siloed across large enterprises. With Alteryx Connect, users can easily find curated data and relevant information […]

Data Exploration in R – Part I

With the analytics work I’ve been involved with over the last 15 years, I estimate that 70% of the effort has been devoted to data access/integration/wrangling/curation, about 20% focused on data exploration, and the remaining 10% fitting algorithms/models. SQL and the open source platforms R and Python have been primary computation platforms, and now provide […]

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