business intelligence

  • The 2015 Analytics Software Market Crunch Network

    The 2015 Analytics Software Market

    Now that the books have closed on 2015, it’s time to look back and take in some of the changes in the analytics software market. There have been several trends (open source, cloud hosting, SQL on Hadoop) that have continued to play out, as well as the emergence of AWS Redshift as a major force in data warehouses. Read More

  • Why Decision Science Matters Crunch Network

    Why Decision Science Matters

    Nearly everyone is familiar with the DirecTV commercials in which actor Rob Lowe and NFL quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tony Romo appear as unflattering alter-egos of themselves — “peaked in high school” Rob Lowe, “bad comedian” Eli Manning, “artsy craftsy” Tony Romo, etc. The burgeoning adoption of data science in companies like Uber, Netflix and… Read More

  • New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

    New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

    New Relic is launching a new analytics component for its application and server monitoring suite today that allows developers to drill even deeper into the data their code (and users) generate. The New Relic Software Analytics Cloud is now available to all paying New Relic customers. New Relic’s VP of product management Patrick Lightbody told me the team realized that basic monitoring… Read More

  • The Best Things Come In Threes Crunch Network

    The Best Things Come In Threes

    The ’80s were fun, fabulous and economically stimulating. What brought us Michael Jackson, the Sony Walkman, Star Wars and Pac-Man also ushered in the era of Analytics. Toyota pioneered just-in-time manufacturing, retailers deployed bar code scanners and ATMs became widespread. The world was being digitized. Read More

  • Square Adds Appointments App To Its Business Software Suite

    Square Adds Appointments App To Its Business Software Suite

    Piece by piece, Square is trying to provide all of the tools that businesses need to manage themselves. They have the payment processing part down, a payroll product, real-time analytics and now a way to manage appointments. The company says that “millions” of appointments have been made through Square since the product’s launch last August and this new app for iOS will… Read More

  • Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech Crunch Network

    Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

    Slack’s valuation soared to $2.8 billion in less than two years, and has doubled in the past six months alone — all without any big marketing campaigns. The startup’s adoption curve and rave reviews are something many founders and investors dream about, but few actually achieve. Read More

  • DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

    DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

    DataHero, the SaaS company that wants to bring data visualization to non-technical end users, announced $6.1 million in Series A funding today. It also announced a new chief executive and a partnership with Hubspot. The round was led by existing investor Foundry Group. The company also announced it was bringing on veteran executive Ed Miller, who has been CEO at several startups with… Read More

  • More Rain For Cloud Business Intelligence As Birst Raises $65M

    More Rain For Cloud Business Intelligence As Birst Raises $65M

    Birst, a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform, has raised another $65 million in funding — a Series F round that CEO Jay Larson said will be “the last one” before it gears up for an IPO. “We think it will not be this year, we’re not giving specific direction,” he said. “But the combination of the size of the BI market and us, we think… Read More

  • Looker Raises Another $30M For Its New Approach To Business Intelligence

    Looker Raises Another $30M For Its New Approach To Business Intelligence

    Looker, a business intelligence startup co-founded by early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps Lloyd Tabb, has raised another $30 million in Series B funding, money that co-founder and CEO Frank Bien says will be used to invest in growing the company’s technology organically — not by acquisition. “We’re a tech company and will continue to lead with… Read More