Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Since I reviewed Tableau, Qlik Sense, and Microsoft Power BI in 2015, Tableau and Microsoft have solidified their leadership in the business intelligence (BI) market: Tableau with intuitive interactive exploration, Microsoft with low price and Office integration. Qlik is still a leader compared to the other 20 vendors in the sector, but trails both Tableau… Continue reading Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

MySQL is a bit of an attention hog. With relational databases supposedly put on deathwatch by NoSQL, MySQL should have been edging gracefully to the exit by now (or not so gracefully, like IBM’s DB2). Instead, MySQL remains neck-and-neck with Oracle in the database popularity contest, despite nearly two decades less time in the market.… Continue reading NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

Oracle’s next big business is selling your info

There’s a decent chance you’re part of Oracle’s next big business. Not selling products to you, but selling you as a product. That’s the idea behind the Oracle Data Cloud, a massive pool of information about consumers and companies. The tech titan has put it together by tracking people across the web and buying data… Continue reading Oracle’s next big business is selling your info

MapD SQL database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability

MapD, the SQL database and analytics platform that uses GPU acceleration for performance orders of magnitude ahead of CPU-based solutions, has been updated to version 3.0. The update provides a mix of high-end and mundane additions. The high-end goodies consist of deep architectural changes that enable even greater performance gains in clustered environments. But the mundane things are no… Continue reading MapD SQL database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability

Data science could keep United out of more trouble

I’ve avoided flying United for many years. On my last trip to Japan about 10 years back, somewhere along the way an employee took my ticket and said I’d get another one in Japan. Wrong! On my return, United told me I had to buy a new ticket for around $7,000. Anyhow, we’ve all heard… Continue reading Data science could keep United out of more trouble

IDG Contributor Network: 3 reasons why data scientist remains the top job in America

Glassdoor recently revealed its report highlighting the 50 best jobs in America, and unsurprisingly, data scientist claimed the top spot for the second year in a row. Every year, the jobs site releases this report based on each job’s overall “Glassdoor Job Score.” The score is determined by three key factors: the number of job openings,… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: 3 reasons why data scientist remains the top job in America

IDG Contributor Network: 3 reasons why data scientist remains the top job in America

Glassdoor recently revealed its report highlighting the 50 best jobs in America, and unsurprisingly, data scientist claimed the top spot for the second year in a row. Every year, the jobs site releases this report based on each job’s overall “Glassdoor Job Score.” The score is determined by three key factors: the number of job openings,… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: 3 reasons why data scientist remains the top job in America