Eleanor Lutz is a biologist with a knack for producing rich data visualizations. She released her latest series, Atlas of Space, this month.
Many organizations start their analytics journey eagerly, but without a clear strategy. This approach often leads to failed pilot projects, which have not provided the needed insights to answer business questions.
Effective management of reference data is a key part of data management overall. If it’s not done well or not done at all, the result can be poor data quality.
The new applications should help utilities make better use of operational data and potentially reduce outages.
Big data is everywhere, and it’s finding its way into a multitude of industries and applications. One of the most fascinating big data industries is manufacturing. In an environment of fast-paced production and competitive markets, big data helps companies rise to the top and stay efficient and relevant.
Manufacturing innovation has long been an integral piece of our economic success, and it seems that big data allows for great industry gains.
When you’re talking about 16 billion smackeroos, it’s easy to get lost in the big number. When Salesforce acquired Tableau this morning for $15.7 billion, while it was among the biggest enterprise deals ever, it certainly wasn’t the largest.
There was widespread speculation that when the new tax laws went into effect in 2017, and large tech companies could repatriate large sums of their money stored offshore, we would start to see a wave of M&A activity, and sure enough that’s happened.
DevOps is a growing field. It is growing more rapidly as new log analytics solutions are being put into place. Developers need to understand the role of distributed systems and how they further the evolution of DevOps.
Distributed systems have come a long way in the last decade. As a result, log data management has become a lot more complex. Systems today can have thousands of servers and each server could be generating log data of its own.
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1. Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal
This is a huge deal for Salesforce as the company continues to diversify beyond CRM software and into deeper layers of analytics.
Here’s an interesting by-product the news today that Salesforce would be acquiring Tableau for $15.7 billion: the company is going to make Seattle, Washington (home of Tableau) the official second headquarters of San Francisco-based Salesforce, putting the company directly in the face of tech giants and Salesforce frenemies Microsoft and Amazon.
“An HQ2, if you will,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff quipped right after he dropped the news during the press and analyst call.
On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools to help enterprises make sense of the sea of data that they use and amass: Salesforce is buying Tableau for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal.