Data and Business Intelligence

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Spotlight: Business is booming for big data and business analytics

IDC predicted that revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from $122 billion in 2015 to $187 billion in 2019.

ThoughtSpot raises $50M in Series C to boost search-driven analytics offering

ThoughtSpot, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup that offers search-driven analytics for the enterprise, has raised an additional $50 million in a just completed Series C funding round, bringing its total capital raised to over $90 million.

Salesforce continues march toward AI excellence with MetaMind deal

Salesforce has acquired deep learning company MetaMind, adding to its ever-growing arsenal of artificial intelligence startups. 

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be generally available June 1, will come in 4 editions

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be generally available on June 1, 2016, in four editions, a blog post announced Monday.

Microsoft buys DNA for data storage that could last up to 2,000 years

Microsoft has agreed to purchase ten million long oligonucleotides – for those of you running to Google, it's a type of laboratory-grade DNA – from Twist Bioscience. Microsoft plans to use the synthetic DNA to encode digital data.

Apttus adds AI capability, partners with Microsoft

The customer relationship management vendor marketplace just got a little more interesting. On Monday, quote-to-cash software company Apttus announced that it had released a machine learning offering, which would now be available to Microsoft customers.

AI engine 30 years in the making could take its talents to healthcare, financial services

An artificial intelligence engine, known as Cyc, which has been in development for three decades could soon be coming to a mission-critical business application near you, reported the MIT Technology Review.

Google Analytics 360 Suite boasts 4 new offerings, updates to existing platforms

According to a Google Analytics Blog post, the new solution offers a view of the complete customer journey, useful insights as opposed to more and more data, the ability to share information within the organization and all with the end goal of engaging the right audience in the right way.

Microsoft releases Dynamics AX as cloud service

Microsoft announced today that its cloud-based ERP software Microsoft Dynamics AX is now available for companies across the globe.

How ChatOps is going mainstream

ChatOps is the term given to the integration of chat services with other Web applications. The goal of ChatOps capabilities is to allow users to access the information they need directly from the program in which they spend their time.