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        DataOps.live Enables the Development of Data Products

        DataOps.live promotes data-as-a-product approach to make data broadly accessible to users inside and outside the business.

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        Data Pipelines Integrate Data Processing and Enable AI

        Increasing the agility of data pipelines reflects the need for adaptability in DataOps to keep up with ever-changing business conditions and requirements.

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        Using AI to Simplify Master Data Management and Trusted 360-Degree Views

        Enterprises seeking to become more data-driven are recommended to examine the AI-enhanced data unification and MDM products.

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        Data Intelligence: Fundamental to Data Architecture

        Data intelligence is fundamental to providing data analysts and business users with governed self-service access to data across an enterprise.

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        Enhancing Business Agility with Trusted Data Products

        To improve business agility, enterprises need access to linked and comprehensive data that is available in real time and that they can trust to be valid, consistent and current.

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        Teradata Encourages AI and Analytics Experimentation

        Teradata offers a serverless artificial intelligence and machine learning engine to encourage developers to experiment and explore AI use cases in a non-production environment.

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        Zero-ETL Enables Real-Time Analytics on Single-Source Data

        Accelerate data processing by using zero-ETL which automates processes to make data immediately available for analysis in specific use cases.

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        Couchbase Addresses Real-Time Analytics

        Couchbase has added columnar storage, massively-parallel processing and generative AI to better support intelligent operational applications and real-time analytics.

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        Data Drives Business

        Data is an extremely valuable asset to almost every organization, and it informs nearly every decision an organization makes.

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        InterSystems Smart Data Fabric Supports Intelligent Applications

        Get smart about intelligent applications: InterSystems’ smart data fabric delivers analytic capabilities with streamlined access to multi-source data.

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        Govern Your Analytics, Not Just Your Data

        Data governance is incomplete without analytics governance. Analytics often contain some of the most valuable data an enterprise works with, looks at and distributes.

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        Explore Wide-Column Stores for Database Flexibility

        Wide-column stores offer database flexibility because they are non-relational and data can be distributed across multiple nodes.

        Market Perspective
        Skidmore College Earns Data Digital Leadership Award with SnapLogic

        Skidmore College earned the 2023 Data Digital Leadership Award for its use of SnapLogic to simplify and secure the integration of data across applications.

        Analyst Perspective
        Keebo Automates Cloud Data Warehouse Optimization

        Keebo’s Warehouse Optimization automatically adjusts warehouse size, clustering and memory to optimize data warehouse performance and resource utilization.

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        2024 Market Agenda for Analytics and Data: Automating Intelligence

        The 2024 Market Agenda for Analytics and Data will explore smarter methods for using analytics and data effectively, providing insights to guide decision-making.

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        Edge and Local Data Processing Growing in Importance

        A growing number of data workloads support intelligent applications, requiring processing at the edge as well as on-premises data centers and the cloud.

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        Crane Worldwide Logistics Earns Analytics Digital Leadership Award with Fivetran for 2023

        Crane Worldwide Logistics earned the 2023 Analytics Digital Leadership Award using Fivetran to provide analytics insights delivered through data pipelines.

        White Paper
        Modernizing the Contact Center with AI

        Contact centers generate an enormous amount of data in the course of handling customer interactions.

        Market Perspective
        Sigma Computing is Vendor of Merit in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Sigma Computing.

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        Infor is Vendor of Merit in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Infor.

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        GoodData is Vendor of Assurance in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates GoodData.

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        ThoughtSpot is Vendor of Merit in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates ThoughtSpot.

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        Incorta is Vendor of Assurance in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Incorta.

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        Google is Vendor of Merit in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Google.

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        AWS is Vendor of Merit in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates AWS.

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        Cloud Software Group is Vendor of Merit in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Cloud Software Group.

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        Pyramid Analytics is Vendor of Assurance in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Pyramid Analytics.

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        insightsoftware is Vendor of Assurance in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates insightsoftware.

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        Idera is Innovative in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Idera.

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        Sisense is Vendor of Assurance in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Sisense.

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        Alteryx Uses Generative AI to Enhance Analytic Operations

        Alteryx incorporates generative AI into its analytics offering, accelerating analytic operations while maintaining discipline, governance, repeatability.

        Market Perspective
        SAS is Innovative in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates SAS.

        Market Perspective
        MicroStrategy is Innovative in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates MicroStrategy.

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        Zoho is Vendor of Assurance in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Zoho.

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        Microsoft is Innovative in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Microsoft.

        Market Perspective
        Salesforce Tableau is Exemplary in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Salesforce Tableau.

        Analyst Perspective
        Stream and Event Processing Require Real-Time Analytics

        As the demand to process streaming data rises, data platforms and stream-processing frameworks offer support to enable real-time analytics.

        Market Perspective
        Domo is Exemplary in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Domo.

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        Qlik is Exemplary in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Qlik.

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        Oracle is Exemplary in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates Oracle.

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        IBM is Exemplary in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates IBM.

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        SAP is Exemplary in Analytics and Data Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Analytics and Data evaluates SAP.

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        The Buyers Guide for Mobile Analytics Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Mobile Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 22 vendors match buyers’ requirements for Mobile Analytics software products.

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        Mobile Analytics Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Mobile Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 for Mobile Analytics software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for Collaborative Analytics Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Collaborative Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 22 vendors match buyers’ requirements for collaborative analytics software products.

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        Collaborative Analytics Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Collaborative Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 for analytics software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for Embedded Analytics Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Embedded Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 22 vendors match buyers’ requirements for analytics software products.

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        Embedded Analytics Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Embedded Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 for analytics software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for Augmented Analytics Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Augmented Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 22 vendors match buyers’ requirements for AI/ML software products.

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        Augmented Analytics Buyers Guide 2023: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Augmented Analytics Buyers Guide 2023 for AI/ML software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for Analytics and Data Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Analytics and Data Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 22 vendors match buyers’ requirements for analytics and data software products.

        Analyst Perspective
        Analytics and Data Buyers Guide 2023: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Analytics and Data Buyers Guide 2023 for Analytics and Data software products.

        Analyst Perspective
        Altair Accelerates Data Analytics with RapidMiner

        With the addition of RapidMiner, Altair’s cloud platform offers an end-to-end solution to accelerate data analytics and scale AI/ML initiatives.

        Buyers Guide
        Embedded Analytics Buyers Guide 2023

        This research evaluates the following vendors that offer products that address key elements of embedded analytics as we define it: AWS , Cloud Software Group, Domo, GoodData, Google, IBM, Idera, Incorta, Infor, insightsoftware, Microsoft, MicroStrate

        Buyers Guide
        Augmented Analytics Buyers Guide 2023

        This research evaluates the following analytics and data vendors that offer products that include key elements of augmented analytics as we define it: AWS, Cloud Software Group, Domo, GoodData, Google, IBM, Idera, Incorta, Infor, insightsoftware, Mic

        Buyers Guide
        Analytics and Data Buyers Guide 2023

        This research evaluates the following vendors that offer products that address key elements of analytics and data as we define it: AWS, Cloud Software Group, Domo, GoodData, Google, IBM, Idera, Incorta, Infor, insightsoftware, Microsoft, MicroStrateg

        Analyst Perspective
        Reversing the ETL Process Improves Data Operations

        Reverse ETL applications work with data from the data warehouse to help organizations use the output of analytic processes more effectively in operations.

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        Combining Scenario Evaluation with BI Delivers Better Decisions

        Combining scenario evaluation with business intelligence applications aids driver-based planning capabilities critical to decision intelligence.

        Analyst Perspective
        GoodData’s Embedded Analytics Democratizes Data-Driven Decisions

        GoodData’s cloud-based analytics and self-service business intelligence platform enables users to explore, analyze and derive insights from data.

        Market Perspective
        Aera Technology Earns Analytics Digital Innovation Award for 2023

        Aera Technology’s single-platform approach to digital intelligence, Aera Decision Cloud, earned it the 2023 Analytics Digital Innovation Award.

        Analyst Perspective
        MicroStrategy World Showcases the Power of One Platform

        MicroStrategy unveils a roadmap for new enhancements in core analytics, augmented intelligence and generative AI at the 2023 MicroStrategy One event.

        Analyst Perspective
        Large Language Models Take AI World By Storm

        Large language models are the superpower behind generative AI but aren’t invincible when it comes to accuracy, bias detection or security.

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        Make Better Decisions with Collaborative Analytics

        Technology to support collaboration enhances the decision-making process, enabling stakeholders to easily and effectively contribute.

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        Sigma Computing Makes Cloud Analytics More Accessible

        Sigma Computing makes data more accessible by providing a spreadsheet-like data exploration tool to analyze data from multiple data sources.

        Analyst Perspective
        Tellius Enables Decision Intelligence

        Tellius’ decision intelligence platform aggregates and processes data from multiple sources to accelerate analysis, speed insights, improve decision-making.

        Research Perspective
        Automating Analytics Processes

        In recent years, the data stack has evolved to be more scalable, flexible and responsive. But there is a disconnect between available technology and organizations realizing the benefits.

        Analyst Perspective
        Hitachi Vantara DataOps Improves Analytics and Decision-Making

        Hitachi Vantara DataOps streamlines and automates data management, data discovery and analytics for increased productivity and better decision-making.

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        Wiiisdom Automates Analytics Operations for Trusted Analyses

        Wiiisdom offers analytics governance software to automate analytics operations, enabling a self-service culture while limiting risks.

        Analyst Perspective
        Advanced Analytics Enable More Informed Decision-Making

        Maximizing advanced analytics may require specialized skills, but the results add value to decision-making across the organization.

        Research Perspective
        The Future of Automation in the Enterprise

        There is great value to automating business processes, since manual processes can be error-prone and inefficient.

        Analyst Perspective
        Prevedere Provides Predictive Insights with Analytics and Planning

        Prevedere planning software helps organizations create forward-looking predictive models that help mitigate risk and navigate market volatility.

        Analyst Perspective
        The 2023 Market Agenda for Analytics: Empowering Workforces to Engage

        The 2023 Market Agenda for Analytics spotlights how organizations can utilize this high-value digital tool to drive performance and operations.

        Research Perspective
        Agile Analytic Applications in the Cloud

        Embedded analytics should be deployed as part of an approach that includes investments into technologies that make analytics easier to use.

        Analyst Perspective
        Oracle Links Analytics and Business Intelligence in the Cloud

        Oracle Analytics Cloud is a unified platform that manages analytics and business intelligence across multiple environments and devices.

        Analyst Perspective
        Make Intelligent Decisions with Decision Intelligence

        Decision intelligence is an emerging concept for integrating business data to compare the implications, likelihood and risks of different scenarios.

        Analyst Perspective
        Master Metrics with Kyligence Zen

        The Kyligence Zen platform creates and manages metrics in a semantic model, providing the discipline to improve analytics and governance processes.

        Buyers Guide
        Analytic Data Platforms Value Index 2023

        As organizations strive to be more data-driven, increasing their reliance on data as a fundamental factor in business decision-making, the importance of the analytic data platform has never been greater.

        Analyst Perspective
        Recognize and Plan for the AI and Machine Learning Skills Gap

        A lack of specialized skills prevents most organizations from utilizing AI/ML; the answer is to invest in both automated analytics and data scientists.

        eBook
        Evolving Requirements for Embedded Analytics

        The migration to cloud and hybrid platforms is changing the way organizations handle analytics.

        Market Perspective
        BD Earns 2022 Digital Leadership Award in Analytics with ThoughtSpot

        BD earned the 2022 Annual Digital Leadership Award in Analytics for using ThoughtSpot’s embedded analytics engine to advance insights into patient care.

        Analyst Perspective
        Sisense is Sensible for Embedded Analytics and BI

        Organizations that bring self-service and embedded analytics to their workforce increase the value of their data and enhance overall productivity.

        Market Perspective
        Sainsbury’s Earns 15th Annual Overall Digital Leadership Award with MicroStrategy

        Sainsbury’s earned the Ventana Research 2022 Overall Digital Leadership Award for its work with MicroStrategy to transform and democratize analytics.

        Analyst Perspective
        IBM Builds on Analytics and BI Foundation

        IBM’s analytics technology simplifies data access for self-service applications, producing business decisions informed by insights, not guesswork.

        White Paper
        Essential Requirements for an Analytics Platform

        Organizations collect vast amounts of data every day, utilizing business intelligence software and data visualization to gain insights and identify patterns and errors.

        Analyst Perspective
        Mind the Gap Between Data and Analytics

        When organizations adopt best practices to connect their data and analytics efforts, it maximizes the value of the data and promotes peak performance.

        Analyst Perspective
        MLOps: A Disciplined Approach That Increases Organizational Agility

        MLOps helps streamline processes necessary to deploy and maintain artificial intelligence/machine learning models.

        Market Perspective
        MicroStrategy Expands Flexibility to Access and Embed Analytics and BI

        MicroStrategy’s analytics and BI software turns data into analytical applications, delivering greater business intelligence through improved data solutions.

        Analyst Perspective
        Celonis Improves Business Processes with Process Mining

        Celonis offers an execution management system platform to enhance business performance by locating and fixing process issues.

        Analyst Perspective
        Process Mining Improves Business Processes

        Process mining is defined as the analysis of application telemetry including log files, transaction data and other instrumentation to understand and improve operational processes.

        eBook
        Information Requirements Across the Organization

        Organizations need a broad range of analytics to make data-driven business decisions that give them a competitive advantage. But in the face of data complexity challenges, it can be a struggle to make sense of what’s actually going on across the busi

        Analyst Perspective
        Augmented Intelligence Reduces Dependency on AI/ML Skill Sets

        Business intelligence has evolved. It now includes a spectrum of analytics, one of the most promising of which has been described as augmented intelligence. Some organizations have used the term to describe the practical reality that artificial intel

        Market Perspective
        The Benefits of Cloud Analytics are Winning Converts

        With the increasing exodus from on-premises solutions, organizations are migrating towards cloud computing for data analytics. Cloud computing supports rapid growth, collaborative analysis and real-time insights without requiring large capital invest

        Analyst Perspective
        Palantir Operationalizes Analytics and Data for Actions and Decisions

        Organizations are managing and analyzing large datasets every day, identifying patterns and generating insights to inform decisions. This can provide numerous benefits for an organization, such as improved operational efficiency, cost optimization, f

        Analyst Perspective
        Embed Analytics for Greater Reach and More Responsiveness

        When I looked at the state of analytics recently, it was clear that analytics are not as widely deployed within organizations as they should be. Only 23% of participants in our Analytics and Data Benchmark Research reported that more than one-half of

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        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.

        Webinar
        Webinar: Evaluate Analytics and Data Vendors for Successful Outcomes

        In this webinar, David Menninger, SVP and Research Director of Analytics and Data Research at Ventana Research, will share his insights on the analytics market and an understanding on how to successfully evaluate existing and potential new vendors.

        VentanaCast
        Expanding Your Analytics Audience

        In an ideal world, all employees serving across all job functions would be able to access and analyze all the information they need with ease.

        VentanaCast
        Delivering Data and Analytics to HR and Finance

        In many cases traditional data warehouses and analytics are so disconnected from the business applications that it is difficult to use them to make well-informed decisions.

        VentanaCast
        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.

        Webinar
        Webinar: Digital Age of Data Intelligence

        The age of data is here, and all that data has become integral to an organization’s ability to grow and thrive. However, companies struggle with combining data science and technological advancements to establish data intelligence that is unified, sop

        Infographic
        Adopting Contact Center in the Cloud

        Early telephony-based call centers were built using proprietary on-premises systems. As companies added additional channels of engagement, call centers evolved into contact centers. Today vendors are providing cloud-based contact centers that manage

        Viewpoint
        The Digital Potential of Data Intelligence

        The digital age of data has dramatically transformed organizations by providing the insights that are necessary to confidently make decisions and take action.

        Viewpoint
        Scalability and Flexibility Critical to the Modern Data Warehouse

        Today’s fast-paced world requires responsiveness in all types of interactions with customers, prospects, partners and employees.

        Analyst Perspective
        Qlik Advances Self-Service Analytics and Business Intelligence

        The analytics and business intelligence market landscape continues to grow as more organizations seek robust tools and capabilities to visualize and better understand data. BI systems are used to perform data analysis, identify market trends and oppo

        QandA
        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
        Enhance Analytics Performance and Impact in the Cloud

        This we already know: 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.

        White Paper
        Why Data and AI Matter in Sales

        Revenue growth is a key indicator of competitive success. This is a given, yet for many companies, competing successfully is becoming more difficult.

        White Paper
        Avoiding Cloud Data Cost Overruns

        The anticipated benefits of cloud computing have encouraged organizations to accelerate adoption of cloud-based applications and services. Data and analytics are no exception, especially as more and more of an organization’s data resides in the cloud

        White Paper
        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.

        White Paper
        Embracing Modern Data Governance Practices

        For too long, data governance has been about preventing people from doing things with data. Yes, restrictions and controls over data are absolutely necessary and should be part of every organization’s information architecture.

        White Paper
        Decoupling the AI/ML Pipeline for Scale

        Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are extremely valuable to organizations. Our research shows that AI/ML help organizations gain a competitive advantage and improve customer experiences, and have a direct impact on the bottom line,

        White Paper
        Cloud-Based Architecture for Data and Analytics

        Organizations today increasingly are choosing to store their data and perform their analyses in the cloud. Our research finds that almost one-half (49%) of organizations are already using cloud-based analytics systems, and data is being migrated to t

        White Paper
        Empowering Business Users with Self-Service Analytics

        Due to the importance of workforce and financial insights to overall business operations, improvements an organization can make to the analytics capabilities within the Human Resources and Finance functions will have wide-ranging impacts for the enti

        White Paper
        Empowering Line-of-Business Employees with Packaged Analytics Applications

        Line-of-business personnel in today’s organizations increasingly have high expectations for how they can use data as they carry out their responsibilities. They want contextual, role-specific information delivered to them at the optimal point of impa

        Viewpoint
        Can Your Data Keep Up with Your AI and ML Efforts?

        As data volumes and data velocities increase, more and more decisions involving that data are being made using artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) technologies. However, operationalizing AI and ML models requires a dynamic, moder

        White Paper
        Data Warehouses Meet Data Lakes

        For decades, organizations have recognized the need to perform analyses that draw upon information from various parts of an organization.

        White Paper
        Data and AI Governance for Trusted Insights

        Analytics are critical to the efficient and effective operation of most modern organizations; to that end, trusted analytics require trusted data.

        White Paper
        New Approaches to Master Data Management

        Accurate data is critical for business processes and operations. Billing customers, for example, requires accurate information regarding the product or service, prices, customer names and addresses and personnel authorized to use the product or servi

        White Paper
        Unlocking the Promise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

        Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) have quickly become difference makers for organizations looking to develop a competitive advantage.

        White Paper
        A Practical AI Strategy for FP&A

        The use of artificial intelligence (AI) that harnesses machine learning (ML) will be the single most important trend in business software this decade because it can multiply the investment value of such applications and provide software companies an

        White Paper
        Intelligent Insights for Everyone, Everywhere

        In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations cannot fly blindly and expect to succeed. There is a trove of internal and externally sourced data available to organizations that can and should be used to improve decision-making.

        White Paper
        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

        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 many rely on exporting data to spreadsheets and text files for this purpose. But these are outdated approaches that cannot provide eithe

        White Paper
        Intelligent Automation in the Cloud

        Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has evolved considerably beyond its original purpose of automating routine tasks to become a core technology for the intelligent automation of all parts of an organization, from the front office to the back office.

        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

        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 largely

        Research Perspective
        Innovation Needed in Enterprise Mobility for Business

        Mobile devices have become part of our lives. Two-thirds of the world’s population is connected via one of these devices and 2017 saw more than 5 billion mobile subscribers around the world, according to the trade organization GSMA.

        Research Perspective
        The Imperative for Integrated Planning

        The purpose of planning is not planning; it is decision making. And the purpose of reimagining operational planning as a continuous, connected process is to deliver business value, making these processes faster, more agile and more intelligent so tha

        Research Perspective
        The Case for Buying vs. Building an Embedded Analytics Platform

        For decades, analytics have been separated from the business processes they are intended to support, primarily because productivity tools and applications that help workers complete their tasks have required IT intervention. Since the very purpose of

        Research Perspective
        The Impact of AI on Finance and Accounting

        Futurists and software vendors have been pointing to a day when artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning (ML) will perform miracles such as providing life-saving diagnoses and recommending treatments for even rare diseases in seconds.

        Research Perspective
        Moving from Batch to Event Streaming

        Operations are continuous in most organizations today and so too is the data these operations generate.

        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.

        eBook
        Building a Business Case for Mobile Applications

        Attaining the level of success your organization deserves today requires mobile applications that can enable workers to fulfill their role and responsibilities at any time and any place with smartphones and tablets.

        eBook
        Simplify your Data and Analytics Architecture for Faster Insights

        Organizations face increasing competition and compressed time frames that require intelligent use of all available data.

        Analyst Perspective
        Expanding the Analytics Continuum: From Analysis to Action

        I often use the term “analytics” to refer to a broad set of capabilities, deliberately broader than business intelligence. In this Perspective, I’d like to share what decision-makers should consider as they evaluate the range of analytics requirement

        eBook
        Operationalize AI at Scale with MLOps and LLMOps

        Organizations are proving that artificial intelligence (AI) is valuable. Our research shows that the most common benefits reported by participants include gaining competitive advantage and improving customer experiences.

        eBook
        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.

        eBook
        Five Key Requirements of an External Data Platform

        External data can be valuable to many organizations. It can enrich the internal data that an organization collects and analyzes about its customers, prospects and partners.

        eBook
        The 2020 Vision: The Next Decade for Enterprise Analytics

        To gain the full benefit of the insights analytics can deliver, organizations need to embrace a new approach, one that will make the analytics not only useful but meaningful to each individual whose work can benefit from them.

        Market Perspective
        Pyramid Analytics Earns Analytics Digital Innovation Award for 2022

        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

        Analyst Perspective
        Tableau Brings Business Intelligence to Business Users

        Organizations are collecting vast amounts of data every day, utilizing business intelligence software and data visualization to gain insights and identify patterns and errors in the data. Making sense of these patterns can enable an organization to g

        Analyst Perspective
        Zoho Unifies Data and Analytics

        Organizations are continuously increasing the use of analytics and business intelligence to turn data into meaningful and actionable insights. Our Analytics and Data Benchmark Research shows some of the benefits of using analytics: Improved efficienc

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        Semantic Models Benefit Analytical Processes

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

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        Data Lakes Meet Data Warehouses

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

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        Vendors Not Covered or Recommended

        • Accruent
        • Aera
        • Aptos
        • Arkieva
        • Avetta
        • C3 AI
        • Camms
        • Dassault Systemes
        • E2open
        • Elemica
        • Everbridge
        • Exact Software
        • Gainsight
        • Heap Inc
        • IFS
        • Infor
        • Jupiter
        • Körber Supply Chain
        • Logility
        • Manhattan Associates
        • Momentive.ai
        • Motive
        • MRI Software
        • O9 Solutions
        • Pendo
        • Persistent Systems, Ltd
        • Plex
        • Procurify
        • Smartsheet
        • Sphera
        • TechnologyOne
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