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Data Preparation Tools Turning Business Analysts into Citizen Data Scientists

Traditional business users are being given the tools so they can analyze their companies’ data to glean valuable business insights and improve decision-making. Much like an ordinary citizen able to perform the same function as a member of law enforcement, citizen data scientists are typical business users not data specialists. They could be accountants, marketers, […]

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Data Prep Tools Help Analysts Get More Out of Their Data

As data analyst’s become more adept at using analytics tools, they are discovering that conventional data warehouse architectures are inhibiting their abilities to analyze the pertinent data, according to an article in TechTarget by David Loshin, president of Knowledge Integrity Inc., a consulting and development services company. Loshin says there are three main reasons for […]

Introducing Lavastorm for Tableau®

Today we announced the launch of our latest solution, Lavastorm for Tableau®, self-service software designed specifically for Tableau users. This new solution will support all Tableau products, including Tableau Online, and offer new and existing Tableau customers a cost-effective advanced analytics tool that they can use to quickly build governed analytical flows that accelerate business […]

Self-Service Analytics: IT and Business Collaborate

Admit it. The analytic supply chain is broken. With limited resources, IT (the supply side) receive a massive demand from business while still maintaining the integrity of the data. Business analysts (the demand side) have lost their patience with IT bottlenecks but desire self-service, speed to insight and transparency. It’s time to prove that IT […]

Data Prep – Leveraging Data for Effective Data Visualization

Guest Blogger: Lyndsay Wise, Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates Last week, I led a Webinar discussion on how to leverage data preparation for effective data visualization. In case you missed the Webinar, click here to watch it at your convenience. Below I have highlighted some of the main takeaways from the discussion. Data preparation represents […]