Analytics

Our Expertise

The need for organizations to operate smarter requires insights derived from analytics through process and technology. Analytics paired with data science advances the sophistication of the organization introducing techniques such as discovery, machine learning, predictive analytics and visualization. Accessibility is increasing through cloud computing, mobile technology and collaboration making the data easier to consume by different mediums and natural language presentation formats.

Ventana Research offers guidance on analytics to help organizations apply analytics technology to help derive its optimal value. Going beyond earlier methods of business intelligence, dashboards and reports is essential to ensure that everyone is able to not only access analytics, but act on them to optimize their business.

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By 2023, more than three-quarters of analytics processes will be enhanced by artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline operations and increase the value that can be derived from data.

David Menninger

David Menninger

SVP & Research Director of Data and Analytics Research

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"Cognitive computing is only beginning to realize its vast potential but already uses of critical importance have emerged: battling fatal diseases through better-informed decisions and personalized care helping individuals gain confidence in their

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Best Practices for Cloud-Based Analytics

"Cloud computing is changing how businesses access and use technology to innovate. It facilitates sharing of applications across the organization through various systems and collaboration on key issues and tasks. Cloud computing also enables organiz

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Best Practices in Big Data Analytics 2014

Big data is of immediate relevance to the situation many organizations face today. They need to store process and use data in significantly greater volumes than ever before. The data comes from a larger number of sources and often differs in kind f

Executive Summary
Big Data Analytics 2014

Applying analytics to big data can help organizations resolve many data-dependent management and operational issues encountered by both business units and the IT groups that support them. But many potential users aren�t sure precisely what big-data

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Big Data Analytics 2014

Applying analytics to big data can help organizations resolve many data-dependent management and operational issues encountered by both business units and the IT groups that support them. But many potential users aren�t sure precisely what

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Bridging the Gap between Content and Business Analytics

"Organizations today must utilize many kinds of information to refine their strategy and make smart decisions. Typically this information is stored in a multitude of ready-to-use formats and locations � in-house in enterprise systems remotely on t

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Business Trends in Location Analytics 2011

Location Analytics is defined as the integration access and use of geographic information and technology to help consumers and businesses to take action and make decisions efficiently and effectively. In addition using this technology can add valu

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Business Trends in Location Analytics 2013

The Location Analytics benchmark assessed how the Location Analytics marketplace has evolved and provides insight on the effects of those changes. It focused in particular on the business value of information regarding location its use in

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Cloud-Based Dashboards Mean Better Decisions

To make effective decisions organizations need access to timely accurate information from all relevant sources including those in the cloud� /minigraphic/cloud-based_dashboards_mean_better_decisions/...

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Cloud-Based Dashboards Speed Data Preparation

Departments are under pressure to deliver results that justify the money spent and resources utilized which means organizations must measure ROI & other KPI's�...

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Cognitive Systems Redefine Business Potential

"Cognitive computing is a new category of information technology that combines proven technologies with sophisticated analytical algorithms natural-language- and machine-based learning and massive computer processing power to yield probabilistic re

Webinar
Cryptic Web Data: The Hidden Opportunity in Big Data

The use of Big Data is prevalent in many companies and across industries. But even with all the tools available there is still critical data that can escape analytics and is nearly impossible to get. Only 14% of companies being able to actually get

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Cybersecurity Intelligence

It's rare if a month goes by and there isn't a cybersecurity breach. It's so common now that it almost doesn't surprise us anymore. But the real kicker is that even though millions of dollars are being invested into better cybersecurity tools and

Executive Summary
Data and Analytics in the Cloud 2015

Cloud computing is a major technology innovation. Many companies already use the cloud for business functions such as customer service sales marketing finance and human resources. Analytics and BI however have not migrated to the cloud as quick

Best Practices
Data and Analytics in the Cloud 2015

Cloud computing is a major technology innovation. Many companies already use the cloud for business functions such as customer service sales marketing finance and human resources. Analytics and BI however have not migrated to the cloud as quick

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Data and Analytics in the Cloud 2015

Cloud computing is a major technology innovation. Many companies already use the cloud for business functions such as customer service sales marketing finance and human resources. Analytics and BI however have not migrated to the cloud as quick

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Data and Analytics in the Cloud 2015

Cloud computing is a major technology innovation. Many companies already use the cloud for business functions such as customer service sales marketing finance and human resources. Analytics and BI however have not migrated to the cloud as quick

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Data Preparation Adds Value to Big Data

"Data is an essential asset of all organizations. Its use impacts every aspect of a business not least of all its profitability. Today's data comes from an array of often incompatible sources including disparate in-house systems cloud-based envir

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Data Preparation: An Enterprise Imperative

"Data is fuel for today�s businesses; they cannot run without it. Like other types of fuel it must be processed and made ready to use. Many users however are unfamiliar with what is required to ensure that the data available to them meets their r

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Deploying Predictive Analytics for Competitive Advantage

Predictive analytics is a relatively straightforward idea: It is the use of past data to evaluate the likelihood of future outcomes�.

Viewpoint
Empower Business Intelligence for Big Data

Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are being deluged by a torrent of data coming from a multitude of sources in many formats. Typically this data is stored in an array of disparate systems. A key technology for processing and analyzing

eBook
Establishing Cybersecurity Intelligence

Your organization is under attack and that attack may be coming from unanticipated directions. The least recognized yet potentially greatest risk to your operation is a security breach of your IT assets. Every piece of hardware and version of softw

Research Perspective
Five Best Practices in Cloud-Based Analytics

"Once a cutting-edge innovation that businesses regarded warily cloud computing now is being widely embraced. It offers an effective way to store and use information and applications without the expense of the hardware software licenses and techni

Research Perspective
Five Costs and Perils of Spreadsheets for Business Analytics

Managing performance effectively requires that a company be able to provide executives managers and employees with accurate timely information and make it possible for them to work interactively with that information...

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Five Keys to Choosing a Comprehensive Analytics Platform

"In today's dynamic business environment competitive forces are putting pressure on companies to better understand their customers and how to serve them to optimize their operations and control costs and to rigorously address security risks and r

Research Perspective
Fulfilling the Promise of Data Lakes

"Organizations today can be overwhelmed by the flood of data they must deal with. This data arrives from many sources and also is generated internally � in both instances rapidly continuously and in a multiplicity of formats. Big data technology

Research Perspective
Gaining an Edge in Banking with Business Analytics

"Business analytics today involves far more than reports and spreadsheets. But despite significant investments in business intelligence (BI) software many midsize banks continue to operate with a limited set of analytic capabilities focused largel

Research Perspective
Gaining an Edge in Manufacturing with Business Analytics

"Business analytics today involves far more than reports and spreadsheets. But despite significant investments in business intelligence (BI) software many manufacturing organizations continue to operate with a limited set of business analytics foc

Research Perspective
Gaining an Edge with Business Analytics

"Business analytics goes beyond query and reporting but despite significant investments in business intelligence (BI) software many organizations continue to operate with a limited set of analytic capabilities. Query and reporting until recently t

Research Perspective
Healthcare Performance Management Isn�t Only for Executives

"Healthcare performance management is a strategy and a set of methodologies and processes for managing the performance of the organization and its doctors nurses caregivers and its provider network; its purpose is to achieve a common set of patien

White Paper
Improving Performance in the Age of the Cognitive Enterprise

"Cognitive systems have now become a reality and are poised to disrupt long-held views of what computers are capable of. They will enable the emergence of new highly productive business models creating opportunities for some while threatening est

Executive Summary
Internet of Things 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that extends digital connectivity to devices and sensors in homes businesses vehicles and potentially almost anywhere. This advance enables virtually any device to transmit its data to which analytics

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Internet of Things 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that extends digital connectivity to devices and sensors in homes businesses vehicles and potentially almost anywhere. This advance enables virtually any device to transmit its data to which analytics

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IT Analytics 2011

Ventana Research has completed research to benchmark organizations' use of IT analytics. The research assessed organizational  maturity by examining the adequacy of people process information and technology competencies required to make the m

Research Perspective
Key Indicators and Data Enable Performance Management

"Performance management consists of the strategy methodologies and processes to manage the performance of an organization and its business network to achieve an agreed-upon set of goals and objectives. It is an undertaking that returns significant

White Paper
Keys to a Successful Business Case for Big Data

"Enterprises today must cope with huge and rapidly increasing volumes of data generated by more sources more often and in more formats � a veritable flood of data. Contained in this data are valuable insights that can improve the business�s competit

Executive Summary
Location Analytics 2011

Location Analytics is defined as the integration access and use of geographic information and technology to help consumers and businesses to take action and make decisions efficiently and effectively. In addition using this technology can add valu

Value Index
Mobile Analytics & Business Intellegence 2019

Over the last 10 years the use of analytics to make decisions in business has been making its way to the forefront with organizations of all sizes gaining insights from analytics that were not available before. And with this changing landscape has

Executive Summary
Next Generation Predictive Analytics 2015

Many organizations become interested in predictive analytics as a way to enable them to adapt to a changing conditions and increasing pressure to perform. Intense global competition new ways of conducting business (especially on the Internet) and d

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Next Generation Predictive Analytics 2015

Many organizations become interested in predictive analytics as a way to enable them to adapt to a changing conditions and increasing pressure to perform. Intense global competition new ways of conducting business (especially on the Internet) and d

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Next-Generation Predictive Analytics 2015

Many organizations become interested in predictive analytics as a way to enable them to adapt to a changing conditions and increasing pressure to perform. Intense global competition new ways of conducting business (especially on the Internet) and d

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Predictive Analytics: Entering the Mainstream

Predictive analytics is quickly moving out of the shadows into the organizational spotlight. Ventana Research finds that (37%) of companies say that predictive analytics capabilities are very important yet only(13%) of companies use specific tools

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Predictive Analytics: Too Important to Ignore

"Analytics and in particular predictive analytics are a high priority for organizations today for one simple reason: Those who do not invest in it will fall behind their competitors. Join industry experts Tony Cosentino from Ventana Research and

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Rethinking Data Integration: Innovation and Integration

Deriving value from analytics requires organizations to prepare data for use but today's explosion of data volumes types and sources makes this a challenge....

Research Perspective
Selecting a Platform for Enterprise Cloud Data Integration

"Integrating cloud-based data with data inside the enterprise is increasingly important to many organizations yet most rely on exporting data to spreadsheets and text files for this purpose. But these are outdated approaches that cannot provide eit

Viewpoint
Self-Service; an Essential Component for Modern Business Intelligence

Self-service business intelligence (BI) is all the rage these days with self-service generally equated to usability. However research suggests that effective self-service requires...

Executive Summary
Small and Mid-size Business Analytics 2011

Maturation requires a balanced focus on people process information and technology; the research found issues in each category and also concerns about progress in addressing them. Thus small and mid-sized businesses are maturing only slowly in the

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Small and Mid-size Business Analytics 2011

The Small and Mid-size Business Analytics benchmark explores how they do this now current processes and tools plans they have to change or improve them and benefits they hope to gain by doing so. Our Maturity Index analysis conclud

Research Perspective
Successful Geocoding Yields Powerful Business Results

"Geocoding enriches the geographic context of business information especially for organizations that operate internationally and those in certain vertical industries. The location intelligence it provides can enhance the value of information that v

White Paper
The Dawn of Mobile Intelligence

"The pace of technology for mobility has been growing exponentially in recent years. According to International Data Corp.'s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker in the third quarter of 2010 vendors shipped a total of 81.1 million smartphones

White Paper
The Evolution of Cognitive Computing

"Cognitive systems have now become a reality and are poised to disrupt long-held views of what computers are capable of. They will enable the emergence of new highly productive business models creating opportunities for some while threatening est

Research Perspective
The Potential of Cognitive Computing Platforms

"A new approach to information technology called cognitive computing promises to alter the business landscape by empowering businesses to make their business processes more effective. Relying on natural-language processing and machine-based continuo

White Paper
The Real Cost of Data Warehousing and Big Data Systems

"To operate efficiently and compete successfully in today's tumultuous global markets organizations need immediate access to the volumes of data they amass and the ability to analyze it. But pursuing this ambitious goal strains many existing inform

Research Perspective
Three Reasons Why Visual Discovery Falls Short

"Visual discovery enables organizations to visualize large volumes of data to find areas of opportunity and challenge. It provides a more intuitive representation of data than numbers in rows and columns. Visual discovery thus is an important addit

Research Perspective
Using Analytics to Improve Business Outcomes

"In today's business environment radically altered by new business models and channels of communication customer loyalty is key to business success. Consumers are able to switch companies easily and so competition to acquire and retain customers

Research Perspective
Using Enterprise Geocoding for a Competitive Edge

"The marketplace is a demanding taskmaster; it insists that a business stay agile and open to new ideas and directions in order to remain competitive. This has very much been the case with location as a customer and operational attribute. With strik

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Visualizing the Future of Analytics

Organizations are making analytics the highest-priority innovation technology. It's no wonder why. The demands placed on businesses today are unprecedented.

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Why Data Preparation Maximizes the Value of Big Data

Making optimal use of the huge volumes and varied forms of big data is vital for business success. Big data systems help deal with this challenge but the data...

White Paper
Analytic Discovery Unlocks Information for Business

Analytic discovery technology enables exploratory analysis that spans multiple data sets of various sizes and structures. It is similar to data science in that both use computer science and statistical techniques

Research Perspective
Achieving State-of-the-Art Finance Analytics

By itself data isn't useful for business. It requires analytics to transform data into actionable information. Analytics of one sort or another has long been a core competence of finance departments; applied to balance sheets; income statements or c

eBook
Improving Financial Performance with Predictive Analytics

Many Organizations today are applying predictive analytics. 83% of participants in our research said that predictive analytics is important to their organization, and nearly all executives said they consider predictive analytics important.

White Paper
Advanced Analytics Enhances Business Intelligence

Today the need to process and analyze the ever larger volumes of data being generated is causing many businesses to consider expanding the capabilities of their business intelligence (BI) systems.

Research Perspective
Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives

Performance management is a strategy and a set of methodologies and processes for managing the performance of the organization and its business network; its purpose is to achieve a common set of goals and objectives. At its core, then, performance ma

Research Perspective
Performance Management in Financial Services Isn’t Only for Executives

Performance management is a strategy and a set of methodologies and processes that can be used for managing performance in financial services organizations. Its purpose is to achieve a common set of goals and objectives in the most efficient manner.

Viewpoint
Give Business Analysts Better Choices for BI on Data Lakes

Big data is valuable. Our benchmark research shows that using big data analytics results in better communication, better alignment of the business, a competitive advantage, better responsiveness and decreased time to market. But big data comes in man

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Data Preparation 2018

Data is essential to every aspect of business, and organizations that use it effectively are likely to gain advantages over competitors that do not. Information derived from this data is essential to address a variety of needs; the most common uses a

Executive Summary
Data Preparation 2018

Data is essential to every aspect of business, and organizations that use it effectively are likely to gain advantages over competitors that do not. Information derived from this data is essential to address a variety of needs; the most common uses a

Webinar
Are Your Analytics Speaking to You? Natural language processing is changing the face of BI and Analytics

Natural language processing, including natural language queries and natural language generation, change the way users can interact with data and information. For decades BI and analytics meant tables of numbers supplemented with charts and graphs. Mo

eBook
Collecting and Managing IoT Data for Analytics

While the Internet of Things (IoT) may still be unfamiliar to many consumers, businesses are well aware of its potential. More than 90% of participants in our research said that IoT is important to their future operations. Most said they view IoT as

White Paper
Bringing Dashboards to Life

Dashboards combine and display information from various parts of an organization to create views of its overall status or of a particular function. For example, a dashboard of sales performance might include information about sales closed, leads gene

Research Perspective
Embed Analytics for More-Informed Decisions

Self-service analytics is a goal for most organizations, but in many cases it has not become a reality. Just two out of five organizations (40%) report that users can analyze data without the assistance of IT. Yet those who are able to operate withou

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Monetizing Data Through Customer Facing Analytics

David Menninger shares research details on how real-world organizations are using customer-facing analytics to monetize their data.

Research Perspective
Evaluation Criteria for Enterprise Geocoding

The process of geocoding increases the quality of business information by augmenting geographic references to fully support operations and decision-making. Without the dimension added by geocoding, operational risk increases, business cycles are wast

Viewpoint
A New Era in Messaging as a Service

The transition to cloud computing has introduced new challenges for organizations seeking to satisfy the next generation of business requirements for digital transformation. Doing this is not simple; the reality is that the many disparate cloud-relat

eBook
Future-Proof Your Data Lake Environment

Data lakes can provide organizations significant value and help them improve their business processes. They provide the data needed by an organization to have a complete picture of its operations and its customers allowing it to stay ahead of its com

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Take the Lead: Activate Your Data Science Practice

This presentation by Ventana Research's David Menninger shares research details on the benefits of scalable, secure and deployment-ready platform approach to data science vs. one-off tool, proven architectures, capabilities and approaches that help k

Research Perspective
Putting Customer Conversations to Work

Customer conversations are a valuable source of information with which to enhance customer engagement. Speech analytics is the key to unlocking the value in these conversations. When conversations are deconstructed using speech analytics they provide

White Paper
Apache Hadoop 3 Improves Big Data Workloads

Hadoop 3 is the third major revision of the big data distributed computing framework. The enhancements provide additional scalability and high availability features. They also enable new workloads involving artificial intelligence, machine learning a

White Paper
Digital Innovation for the Intelligent Enterprise

The pace of business today requires organizations to constantly examine how to make their people and processes more effective. One proven approach to improving business performance is to harness the insights and intelligence that analytics can provid

White Paper
Five Ingredients for Next-Generation Business Planning

Companies do a lot of planning: They plan sales, determine what products and services they will offer, decide what they will charge and what these will cost. They plan the headcount they’ll need to run the business and how to organize distribution an

Viewpoint
The Value of Multi-Model Databases

Relational database technology first appeared almost a half-century ago and for decades the database market appeared to be consolidating around the use of relational databases for most types of workloads, even if it wasn’t very well suited to some of

Value Index
Embedded Analytics & Business Intelligence 2019

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry. This is important, as its processes and technology play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data

White Paper
Collaborative Enterprise Planning

Collaborative enterprise planning is a methodology that connects all planning activities of a company’s departments and business units, enabling them to share their plans and to plan collaboratively. This form of planning uses technology to rapidly a

Viewpoint
Three Ways Predictive Analytics Add Value to Manufacturers

Manufacturers are applying predictive analytics in many areas, but three key areas specific to manufacturing include: predictive maintenance, production optimization and design optimization. These three areas have the potential to reduce costs, impro

Dynamic Insights
Machine Learning

Machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence or predictive analytic in which the algorithms become more accurate as they process more data, is attracting much of the attention. This research examines the state of machine learning deployments i

Value Index
Analytics & Business Intelligence 2019

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry. This is important, as its processes and technology play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data

Value Index
Collaborative Analytics & Business Intelligence 2019

This Ventana Research Value Index on Collaborative Analytics and Business Intelligence assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet what our benchmark research finds are buyers’ requirements for analytics and BI software. This Value Index evaluates the

Research Perspective
Innovation Needed in Enterprise Mobility for Business

Enterprises have an imperative to improve their digital readiness and bolster productivity and performance. Taking advantage of technology in mobile devices will provide a competitive edge in business applications. Organizations need enterprise platf

Viewpoint
Moving from Analytics to Action Requires Planning

Analytics and BI software products still consist primarily of read-only reporting and dashboarding capabilities. Good decision making also requires planning capabilities which takes input from users and provides interactive recalculation.

eBook
The 2020 Vision: The Next Decade for Enterprise Analytics

Achieving the business excellence your organization deserves requires assessing and improving analytics for everyone who relies on them. The imperative for analytics in 2020 and beyond is to assess if you have provided your organization intelligence

eBook
The 2020 Vision: The Next Decade for Mobile Intelligence (MicroStrategy) eBook

Achieving the business excellence your organization deserves across business requires mobile technology that enables workers to be smarter and faster in everything they do at work. The imperative for mobility in 2020 and beyond is to assess if you ha

Infographic
Realizing the value of artificial intelligence

Organizations are embracing AI to grow revenue and reduce costs, but with skills still in short supply many struggle to operationalize their efforts. To achieve the benefits of AI, organizations must begin by identifying use cases relevant to their o

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Trends in Embedded Analytics

Embedding analytics in line-of-business applications can eliminate the need for complicated and time-consuming data preparation processes.  In our study, we found that 73% of organizations felt it was important to embed analytics within other system

Viewpoint
Creating a Data-Driven Culture

Organizations today have access to data about nearly everything related to their business. This includes customer preferences, operations on the production line, movement of goods through the supply chain, location of field service personnel and an e

Viewpoint
Infuse Analytics with AI and Machine Learning

Analytics is expanding beyond merely providing insights. For decades most analyses were largely limited to displaying information about what had happened in the past. These analyses provide significant benefits for organizations. There are some chall

Q&A
Moving Analytics to The Cloud

Dave Menninger of Ventana Research answers questions and shares research on the adoption of cloud-based analytics. He addresses the latest trends and best practices for helping organizations adopt cloud analytics including the role that AI and IoT pl

White Paper
Empowering Business Users with Self-Service Analytics

Human Resources and Finance are critical functions to business operations. The analytics associated with these areas will help improve business operations, but in many cases the analytics are so disconnected from the business applications that it is

White Paper
Empowering the Lines of Business with Packaged Analytics Applications

Packaged analytic applications help line-of-business personnel at all levels of the organization improve the effectiveness of their business operations by providing accessible KPIs, metrics and related analytics to enable better and faster decision-m

Viewpoint
How Changing Data Patterns Are Impacting Analytics

To take advantage of increasing data velocities, organizations must adopt architectures, tools and workflows that support automated and continuous analyses.

Analyst Perspective
Data Lakes Meet Data Warehouses

In this analyst perspective, Dave Menninger takes a look at data lakes. He explains the term “data lake,” describes common use cases and shares his views on some of the latest market trends.

Analyst Perspective
Analytics in 2020: Ventana Research Agenda

Ventana Research recently announced its 2020 research agenda for analytics, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from their technology investments and improve business outcomes.

Analyst Perspective
Uncovering Trends in Data Governance

Effectively managing data privacy and security is a high-stakes matter.

Analyst Perspective
You Can’t Plan on AI and ML

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are all the rage right now.

White Paper
Cloud-Based Architecture for Data and Analytics

Data and analytic workloads are moving to the cloud. Organizations need a flexible architecture to support hybrid, multi-cloud and on-premises deployments.

Analyst Perspective
Conversational Computing and More News from Oracle Analytics Summit 2019

The Oracle Analytics Summit 2019 was the inaugural user event for Oracle Analytics customers, and they also broadcast the video for thousands of others. You can watch the keynote at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY0IPNqzsy4.

Analyst Perspective
Historical Databases: Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Organizations’ use of data and information is evolving as the amount of data and the frequency with which that data is collected increase.

Analyst Perspective
Embedded Data and Information Builders Summit 2019

Summit 2019, Information Builders' annual user conference, drew about 1000 attendees this year, including customers, partners and prospects all working with Information Builders' technologies.

Analyst Perspective
The Internet of Things: Real-Time Data and Analytics Enable Business Innovation

The emerging internet of things (IoT) is an extension of digital connectivity to devices and sensors in homes, businesses, vehicles and potentially almost anywhere.

Analyst Perspective
Big Data for Business: A Requirement for Today’s Business Analytics

Organizations now must store, process and use data of significantly greater volume and variety than in the past.

Analyst Perspective
Rating the Vendors for Collaborative Analytics

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
IoT, Automation and Domopalooza 2019

Domopalooza 2019 marked the first annual user conference after Domo went public, but the energy, excitement and new feature announcements have not slowed.

Analyst Perspective
Use Collaboration to Maximize the Value of Your Analytics

About 10 years ago, social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn introduced a wave of collaborative analytics and BI capabilities.

Analyst Perspective
Qlik Sticks to Interactive Analytics and Discovery

I am happy to offer some insights on Qlik drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Microsoft Races to Catch Up in Analytics and BI Market

I am happy to offer some insights on Microsoft drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Looker Bets on LookML

I am happy to offer some insights on Looker drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Tableau Continues to Expand into Enterprise BI

I am happy to offer some insights on Tableau drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Takes Its Analytics to the Cloud

I am happy to offer some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Rating the Vendors for Embedded Analytics

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Salesforce Enlists Einstein to Bolster Its Analytics Muscle

I am happy to offer some insights on Salesforce.com drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Embedded Analytics Provide Meaningful Insights

Analytics and business intelligence (BI) play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data in both tactical and strategic ways to perform optimally.

Analyst Perspective
Evaluating Vendors’ Mobile Business Intelligence and Analytics

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Get Your Analytics and Business Intelligence Any Time

For analytics to be effective, they need to be available to line-of-business personnel as needed in their normal course of conducting business, which today means providing rich mobile access to analytics through phones and tablets to support a mobile

Analyst Perspective
SAS, A BI Value Index Leader in Adaptability

I am happy to offer some insights on SAS drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Enterprise BI from Yellowfin

I am happy to offer some insights on Yellowfin drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Domo Continues to Expand Cloud-Based BI and Analytics

I am happy to share some insight on Domo drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
HyperIntelligence™ & Microstrategy World 2019

MicroStrategy recently held their annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2019.

Analyst Perspective
SAP Consolidates Its Analytics Efforts in The Cloud

I am happy to offer some insights on SAP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
BOARD Combines Business Intelligence with Planning

I am happy to share some insight on BOARD drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Birst Thrives with Infor’s Support

I am happy to share some insights on Infor based on our latest market Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
IBM Brings Breadth and Depth to Analytics

I am happy to share some insights about IBM drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
MicroStrategy Battles for Top Spot in Analytics and BI

I am happy to offer some insights on MicroStrategy drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Information Builders Earns Top Analytics and BI Honors

I am happy to offer some insights on Information Builders drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
How Do Analytics and Business Intelligence Vendors Stack Up?

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Analytics and Business Intelligence for a Data-Driven World

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry.

Viewpoint
Eliminating Bottlenecks in Analytics

It’s time to rethink analytics processes to minimize or eliminate roadblocks so that organizations can use data to make decisions more easily and more quickly.

Videocast
Modern Analytics in the Digital Age

Modern analytics should be delivered in a way that improves the digital experience and minimizes line-of-business dependence on IT resources. Cloud-based applications enable line-of-business functions to access analytics almost immediately and to acc

Value Index
Delivering Value with Packaged Analytics

All organizations are becoming data driven today. The key question is how to use your data to improve your bottom line. Organizations need to look beyond the data from a single department and instead combine data from across the organization (and fro

Analyst Perspective
Evaluating Analytics and BI Software Vendors’ Capabilities

Ventana Research has been evaluating analytics and business intelligence (BI) software for a long time—almost 20 years. Our methodology for these assessments is referred to as a Value Index.

Videocast
The Analytics to AI Spectrum

Analytics and artificial intelligence (or AI) are different. Both are valuable and your organization should have a plan to provide both types of capabilities, but don’t expect that AI-based analyses will be a natural extension of your traditional ana

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Oracle Day by Day earns our 13th Digital Innovation Award for Analytics

Ventana Research has awarded Oracle Day by Day its 2020 Digital Innovation Award for Analytics. This award recognizes the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the application of analytics.

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Why Collaboration Matters in Analytic Processes

Every organization performing analytics with multiple employees needs to collaborate. They should be collaborating in the analytics process and in communicating the results of those analyses.

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Boosting Production Quality with Advanced Analytics

Manufacturers today recognize the relationship between production quality and the bottom line. Quality is integral to overall operational processes and yields. Increasing output without maintaining quality results in higher costs in the form of rewor

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How to Take Advantage of AI/ML Today

The industry is making huge strides with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). There is more data available to analyze. Analytics vendors have made it easier to build and deploy models, and AI/ML is being embedded into many types of

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The Ventana Research 2021 Market Agenda: How Digital Effectiveness Impacts Organizational Agility

Ventana Research has announced its market agenda for 2021, continuing the tradition of transparency in our efforts to educate and guide the technology market but also our independence as we do not share our market agenda or analyst perspectives with

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The 2021 Market Agenda for Analytics: Converting Data Into Insights

Ventana Research recently announced its 2021 market agenda for Analytics, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from technology investments to improve business outcomes.

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Microsoft Azure: Cloud Computing for Data and Analytics

Organizations are increasingly using data as a strategic asset, which makes data services critical. Huge volumes of data need to be stored, managed, discovered and analyzed.

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The Value Index for Analytics and Data Classifies and Rates Vendors

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The Ventana Research Value Index: Analytics and Data 2021 is the distillation of a year of market and p

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2021 Analytics and Data Value Index: Market Observations and Perspective

Having just completed the 2021 Ventana Research Value Index for Analytics and Data, I want to share some of my observations about how the market has advanced since our assessment two years ago.

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Process Mining: Improve Execution and Operations with Analytics

Process-mining software isn’t exactly new, but it’s also not widely known in the software technology market. The discipline has been around for at least a decade, but is generating more interest these days with both specialist vendors and major enter

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Analytics and Data 2021 Value Index

This report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that deliver analytics and BI as we define it: Amazon.com Inc., Board International, Domo, Infor, Information Builders Inc., IBM, Google LLC, Microsoft Corporation, MicroStrategy, Oracle

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Mobile Analytics and Data 2021 Value Index

This report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that deliver analytics and BI as we define it: Amazon.com Inc., Board International, Domo, Infor, Information Builders Inc., IBM, Google LLC, Microsoft Corporation, MicroStrategy, Oracle

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Embedded Analytics and Data 2021 Value Index

This report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that deliver embedded analytics and business intelligence as we define it: Amazon.com Inc., Board International, Domo, Google LLC, Infor, Information Builders Inc., IBM, Microsoft Corpor

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Supporting Line of Business with an Analytics Continuum

In practical reality, “analytics” comprises many types of analysis, including reporting, visualization, planning, real-time processes, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and natural language processing. The analytics continuum must

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IBM is Exemplary and Leader in Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about IBM drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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MicroStrategy Earns Value Index Rating of Exemplary in Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about MicroStrategy drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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TIBCO Information Builders is Named an Innovative Vendor in 2021 Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Qlik is Exemplary and Value Index Leader in Customer Experience for 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Qlik drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Optimize Analytical Processing

Apache Spark and massively parallel processing (MPP) analytical databases are designed for different things. The first generation of “big data” architectures relied upon the distributed Hadoop and MapReduce framework for analytical processing. This f

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Oracle Earns Innovative Vendor Rating in 2021 Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Oracle Analytics Cloud drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Domo Rated Exemplary and Collaborative Leader in 2021 Value Index on Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Domo drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Yellowfin is Innovative Leader in Mobile and Collaborative Analytics

We are happy to share some insights about Yellowfin drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Board International Gains Exemplary Vendor Ranking in Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Board International drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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SAP Excels in Value Index for Analytics with its Customer Experience

We are happy to share some insights about SAP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Enhance Analytics Performance and Impact in the Cloud

Data is moving to the cloud. As cloud applications have been adopted, this has meant that many critical sources of data for analytics now or soon will live in the cloud. In fact, almost two-thirds (61%) of participants in our research reported that t

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SAS Rated with Assurance in Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about SAS drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Salesforce Tableau has Assurance in 2021 Value Index on Analytics

We are happy to share some insights about Tableau drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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2021 Value Index for Analytics Rates Microsoft with Assurance

We are happy to share some insights about Microsoft Power BI drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Infor Gets Assurance Rating for Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Infor Birst drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Sisense is Vendor of Merit for Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Sisense drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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TIBCO Rated with Merit in 2021 Value Index in Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about TIBCO Spotfire drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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ThoughtSpot Earns Merit Ranking in 2021 Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about ThoughtSpot drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Google is a Vendor of Merit in 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Google Looker drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Amazon is a Vendor of Merit in 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Amazon QuickSight drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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The Value Index for Vendors Providing Analytics and Data on Mobile Devices

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Vendors Ranked and Rated for Embedded Analytics in Value Index

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The 2021 Ventana Research Value Index: Embedded Analytics and Data is the distillation of a year of mar

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The Market and Value Index for Collaborative Analytics and Data

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The 2021 Ventana Research Value Index: Collaborative Analytics and Data is the distillation of a year o

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Using Event Data in Manufacturing to Improve Business Processes

Event data can be used to enhance existing processes, but it can also be used to dramatically impact operations, revenue models and the bottom line for manufacturers. Our Benchmark Research shows 95% of manufacturers consider it important to speed th

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Sisense Earns Analytics Digital Innovation Award for 2021

The annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications, as well as technology that contributes significantly to the improved processes and performance of an organization. Our

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Informatica Earns Data Digital Innovation Award for 2021

The annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications, as well as technology that contributes significantly to the improved processes and performance of an organization.

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Key Requirements for Building Analytic Applications

The ultimate objective of analytics in organizations is to improve operations with better, fact based decision making. But doing so requires that decisions are made within the proper context so they are relevant and accurate. This context includes th

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Ventana Research maintains a rigorous approach to its areas of research expertise through a methodology of processes and activities to ensure we provide the best possible insights on technology across business and IT. This is represented in our Research Agenda, which is a foundation for providing actionable information and guidance to help you identify opportunities for improved competitiveness and effectiveness. Other industry analyst firms lack methodology and a publicly available research agenda and are easily biased by clients and the industry. We take pride in our reputation for independence and provide our research calendar and agenda for visibility into the upcoming months of activity.

 

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Vendors Not Covered or Recommended

  • AWS
  • Automated Insights
  • BankBI
  • bitwise
  • Blueocean MI
  • Dell
  • DriveBI
  • Esgyn
  • ESRI
  • FICO
  • GE Digital

  • Glassbeam
  • iCharts.in
  • InetSoft Technology
  • informatica
  • Interana
  • Jedox
  • Jethro
  • Klipfolio
  • Kyligence
  • Narrative Science
  • Manta
  • Predicta
  • Predixion
  • Rocket Software
  • Savi Technology
  • Software AG
  • Spago Solutions
  • VisualCue Technologies
  • Vitria
  • Yseop
  • Zementis
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