Tableau Files For IPO As Strong Run For Business Software Companies Continues:

Tableau Software is set to hold its initial public offering, according to an S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, continuing a strong period of market debuts for enterprise software companies. The data visualization company is the latest business software firm to test the waters of the public market, following the likes of Splunk, which debuted last April, and Workday, whose stock has more than doubled its $28 October IPO price.  Tableau plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DATA.” Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters for the deal.


Tableau Veers from the Path

March 15th, 2013

Tableau Veers from the Path:

I’ve seen it happen many times, but it never ceases to sadden me. An organization starts off with a clear vision and an impervious commitment to excellence, but as it grows, the vision blurs and excellence gets diluted through a series of compromises.

A case of disappointed fanboi?

Tableau tees up an IPO

February 25th, 2013

Tableau tees up an IPO:

After a pair of tech companies publicly announced their intent to hit the market late last week, we understand that a high-profile private company is coming up right behind them. Tableau Software is rumored to have quietly filed its IPO paperwork under the JOBS Act, according to a number of sources.

Didn’t know they had a 10 year history, it’s about time they go public 🙂

Platfora sounds like the obvious BI and UI engine to power something like Claspin for those who don’t have the luxury of developing something like Claspin from scratch…

Based on what I saw in a demonstration, Platfora’s HTML5 canvas rendering makes the process as visually rich as it is fast in terms of processing speed. You can highlight a portion of a graph and drill down into just the data points included in that zone, and then drill down even further or just start a whole new analysis using the smaller data set as a the starting point. Using concepts from the “grammar of graphics,” Platfora VP of of Products and Marketing Peter Schlampp said users can create just about any type of visualization they can imagine.

via Platfora shows a whole new way to do business intelligence on big data. More coverage by TechCrunch and Mr. Monash.

Monash’s five kinds of BI:

  • Real-time BI (preferably with a modifier such as “quasi” or “human”)
  • Tactical BI (or task-oriented/-centric)
  • Investigative BI (or exploratory)
  • Traditional BI (which is lame)
  • Third-party BI

via Five different kinds of business intelligence.

Installing and Maintaining PowerPivot for SharePoint:

From farm options and security to data sources and maintenance, the options you choose are critical to using PowerPivot in your organization

This is a follow-up to last year’s article about PowerPivot in the Enterprise.

With a flurry of recent BI-oriented partnerships, it’s no surprise Cloudera is attracting so much interest.

via How Cloudera Became a Leader in BI/Hadoop

Gartner released it’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, and Oracle apparently is sponsoring it for the public.

We have to obvious suspects in the leaders quadrant: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and SAP, as well as a few smaller folks. Most of the remaining vendors are in the niche players quadrant, there are no visionaries and just two in the challengers quadrant.

The market according to Gartner appears to be mature, and most vendors have found a good (or should I say: boring?) balance between vision and execution.

Andrew Fryer is Looking backwards over a decade of Microsof BI. And while a lot has changed on the technology stack, he feels that the requirements for BI professionals is still the same. I guess it’ll be a while until my dream of a real AI being able to understand what we want without us telling it in detail will come true…

Doug Henschen’s The Big Data Era: How Data Strategy Will Change is another good piece about the future of BI and Big Data (registration required, or ask Google for freely accessible copies of the article). He mentions lots of different companies, their challenges and how they solved them, so good to get an overview of the different facets.