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Amazon enhances AWS with new analytics tools


On the eve of its AWS re:Invent 2015 event internet giant Amazon is positioning itself for a run at the business intelligence market.

Adaptive Insights taps Citrix, Apptio chairman Tom Bogan as CEO

Tom Bogan, chief executive officer, Adaptive Insights

Business Intelligence and financial planning software provider Adaptive Insights has appointed Citrix chairman and tech industry veteran Tom Bogan as the company’s next chief executive officer. The move will see current Adaptive Insights chief executive officer and founder Rob Hull stay on as chairman.

Informatica lands on AWS in cloud, on prem data consolidation push

Informatica will standardise its cloud-based offering on AWS

Data integration heavyweight Informatica announced it has gone “all in” on AWS, using Amazon’s cloud as its underlying infrastructure and linking its data integration and analytics software with a number of AWS services.

Nisa Retail takes its business intelligence platform to the cloud

Nisa has moved its BI platform to the cloud

UK retailer Nisa has replaced its on premise business intelligence platform with a cloud-based IBM solution the company said has made its data modelling processes more efficient.

Birst and SAP partner on HANA, cloud-based analytics

Birst and SAP are partnering to make Birst's analytics engine available on SAP's cloud-based HANA platform

SAP and business intelligence software provider Birst announced a collaboration this week that will see the two companies offer Birst’s BI architecture on SAP’s HANA in-memory cloud computing platform.

Dialogue Group taps Birst for cloud-based BI

Dialogue group is using Birst's cloud-based BI solutions

Bulk SMS service provider Dialogue Group is using Birst’s cloud-based business intelligence platform to support management and line-of-business decision making by combining internal data from multiple services, tracking profitability, customer case data, sales pipelines and expected traffic.

Carphone Warehouse gets into big data through customer journey

Carphone Warehouse is using a number of traditional BI techniques and big data technologies to improve how its staff sell

With retail operations in 8 countries and a growing portfolio of telecommunications services, Carphone Warehouse is currently Europe’s largest independent mobile retail outfit. Paul Scullion, head of business intelligence at Carphone Warehouse explains to Business Cloud News how the company is using a combination of big data technologies to help improve retail customer service and eventually, help telcos improve their offerings.

How Bayer uses big data, in-memory computing for divisional reporting

Bayer is tapping into big data, but due to a combination of security and latency concerns plans to keep its platform on premise

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has invested years implementing a big data platform which offers users rich visualisation capabilities for financial data and other KPIs. Daniela Hartig, head of BI at Bayer Pharmaceuticals said the project is just a stepping stone for the company, which plans to extend the platform to cover operational and other high-velocity data in the future.

Birst shakes up leadership to expand cloud analytics platform

Brad Peters (left) and Jay Larson (right)

Cloud-based business intelligence and analytics provider Birst announced Wednesday that it has appointed Jay Larson to the role of chief executive officer. He will replace co-founder Brad Peters, who will take on the role of chairman and chief product officer at the company.

Birst and Carve partner on BI for verticals

Birst and Carve are partnering to create end-to-end BI and big data solutions better tailored to nuances particular to various industry verticals

Cloud-based business intelligence software provider Birst and Danish management consultancy firm Carve announced a partnership Thursday that will see both companies jointly develop “end-to-end,” vertically-specific BI solutions.