David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Zoho Unifies Data and Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are continuously increasing the use of analytics and business intelligence to turn data into meaningful and actionable insights.

Domo Enables Real-Time Collaboration for Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are constantly trying to streamline and optimize business data to solve complex problems and identify opportunities to increase revenue and accelerate business growth.


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Data Governance, Then and Now

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We’ve recently published our latest Benchmark Research on Data Governance and it’s fair to say, “you’ve come a long way, baby.”

Improving the State of Analytics in Organizations

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Despite all the advances organizations have made with respect to analytics, our most recent research shows the majority of the workforce in the majority of organizations are not using analytics and business intelligence (BI).

Build Your Open Data Lakehouse on Apache Iceberg

Speaker: Veena Vasudevan and Jason Hughes

In this webinar, Dremio and AWS will discuss the most common challenges in data architecture and how to overcome them with an open data lakehouse architecture on AWS. Sign up now!

Qlik Advances Self-Service Analytics and Business Intelligence

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The analytics and business intelligence market landscape continues to grow as more organizations seek robust tools and capabilities to visualize and better understand data. BI systems are used to perform data analysis, identify market trends and opportunities and streamline business processes.

Working Across the Aisle in Analytics: Involving IT and LOB

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

For years, maybe decades, we have heard about the struggles between IT and line-of-business functions. In this perspective, we will look at some of the data from our Analytics and Data Benchmark Research about the roles of IT and line-of-business teams in analytics and data processes.

What Makes a Metric a KPI?

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

How does your organization define and display its metrics? I believe many organizations are not defining and displaying metrics in a way that benefits them most.

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Talend Data Fabric Simplifies Data Life Cycle Management

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Talend is a data integration and management software company that offers applications for cloud computing, big data integration, application integration, data quality and master data management.

The 2022 Market Agenda for Analytics: Enabling Actions and Effective Insights

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Ventana Research recently announced its 2022 Market Agenda for Analytics , continuing the guidance we have offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from technology investments in order to improve business outcomes.

Databricks Lakehouse Platform Streamlines Big Data Processing

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Databricks is a data engineering and analytics cloud platform built on top of Apache Spark that processes and transforms huge volumes of data and offers data exploration capabilities through machine learning models.

A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

Explorium Improves Machine Learning Models With External Data

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Today, organizations understand the importance of good external data that can be integrated with internal data to train machine learning models.

Rapidminer Platform Supports Entire Data Science Lifecycle

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Rapidminer is a visual enterprise data science platform that includes data extraction, data mining, deep learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and predictive analytics.

Tableau Brings Business Intelligence to Business Users

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are collecting vast amounts of data every day, utilizing business intelligence software and data visualization to gain insights and identify patterns and errors in the data.

Analytic Ops: The Last Mile of Data Ops

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations have become more agile and responsive, in part, as a result of being more agile with their information technology. Adopting a DevOps approach to application deployment has allowed organizations to deploy new and revised applications more quickly.

Good Data Governance Improves Business Processes

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Many organizations invest in data governance out of concern over misuse of data or potential data breaches. These are important considerations and valid aspects of data governance programs. However, good data governance also has positive impacts on organizations.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Expanding the Analytics Continuum: From Analysis to Action

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

I often use the term “analytics” to refer to a broad set of capabilities, deliberately broader than business intelligence. In this Perspective, I’d like to share what decision-makers should consider as they evaluate the range of analytics requirements for their organization.

Natural Language Processing Enables Self-service Analytics & BI

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Natural language processing (NLP) is a field that combines artificial intelligence (AI), data science and linguistics that enables computers to understand, interpret and manipulate text or spoken words.

Sisu Optimizes Analytics with Machine Language for Actions & Decisions

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Sisu Data is an analytics platform for structured data that uses machine learning and statistical analysis to automatically monitor changes in data sets and surface explanations.

AtScale Universal Semantic Layer Democratizes and Scales Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations of all sizes are dealing with exponentially increasing data volume and data sources, which creates challenges such as siloed information, increased technical complexities across various systems and slow reporting of important business metrics.

7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

Use External Data Platform to Improve Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Access to external data can provide a competitive advantage. Our research shows that more than three-quarters (77%) of participants consider external data to be an important part of their machine learning (ML) efforts.

Alteryx Tackles Analytics Ops

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Alteryx is a data analytics software company that offers data preparation and analytics tools to simplify and automate data wrangling, data cleaning and modeling processes, enabling line-of-business personnel to quickly access, manipulate, analyze and output data.

Vendors Ranked and Rated for Embedded Analytics in Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The 2021 Ventana Research Value Index: Embedded Analytics and Data is the distillation of a year of market and product research by Ventana Research.

How to Take Advantage of AI/ML Today

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The industry is making huge strides with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). There is more data available to analyze. Analytics vendors have made it easier to build and deploy models, and AI/ML is being embedded into many types of applications.

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Incorta Streamlines Analytics with Direct Data Access

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The amount of data flowing into organizations is growing exponentially, creating a need to process more data more quickly than ever before.

Reltio Connects MDM in the Cloud for Business

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations today are working with multiple applications and systems, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and other systems, where data can easily become fragmented and siloed.

Diving Deeper into the Data Lake

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

A data lake is a centralized repository designed to house big data in structured, semi-structured and unstructured form. I have been covering the data lake topic for several years and encourage you to check out an earlier perspective called Data Lakes: Safe Way to Swim in Big Data? for background.

The Digital Technology Market Agenda for 2022: Innovation for Business Resilience

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

I’m proud to share Ventana Research’s 2022 Market Agenda for Digital Technology.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Looker Simplifies Business Intelligence in the Cloud

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations face various challenges with analytics and business intelligence processes, including data curation and modeling across disparate sources and data warehouses, maintaining data quality and ensuring security and governance.

Using Event Data in Financial Services to Improve Business Processes

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Our research shows that nearly all financial service organizations (97%) consider it important to accelerate the flow of information and improve responsiveness.

Data Virtualization Brings Data Together Quickly and Easily

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The technology industry throws around a lot of similar terms with different meanings as well as entirely different terms with similar meanings.

DataOps: Managing the Process and Technology

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

For decades, data integration was a rigid process. Data was processed in batches once a month, once a week or once a day. Organizations needed to make sure those processes were completed successfully—and reliably—so they had the data necessary to make informed business decisions.

Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

The Value Index for Vendors Providing Analytics and Data on Mobile Devices

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The Ventana Research Value Index: Mobile Analytics and Data 2021 is the distillation of a year of market and product research by Ventana Research.

Semantic Models Benefit Analytical Processes

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

I’ve never been a fan of talking about semantic models because most of the workforce probably doesn’t understand what they are, or doesn’t recognize them by name. But the findings in our recent Analytics and Data Benchmark Research have changed my mind.

Alation Helps Organizations Get More Value From Data

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Alation recently announced the release of its 2021.1 version, introducing new data governance capabilities, enhancements in search and discovery through data domains, and extended connector and query coverage for data sources.

Sisense Earns Analytics Digital Innovation Award for 2021

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications, as well as technology that contributes significantly to the improved processes and performance of an organization.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.