David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The Market and Value Index for Collaborative Analytics and Data

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: Collaborative Analytics and Data is the distillation of a year of market and product research by Ventana Research.

Amazon is a Vendor of Merit in 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Amazon QuickSight drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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ThoughtSpot Earns Merit Ranking in 2021 Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about ThoughtSpot drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

TIBCO Rated with Merit in 2021 Value Index in Analytics and Data

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about TIBCO Spotfire drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

2021 Value Index for Analytics Rates Microsoft with Assurance

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Microsoft Power BI drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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.

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.

Using Event Data in Manufacturing to Improve Business Processes

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Event data can be used to enhance existing processes, but it can also be used to dramatically impact operations, revenue models and the bottom line for manufacturers.

Why Your Data Lake Needs Bad Data

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Everyone talks about data quality, as they should. Our research shows that improving the quality of information is the top benefit of data preparation activities. Data quality efforts are focused on clean data. Yes, clean data is important. but so is bad data.

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.

Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

Snowflake Builds on Its Success

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Traditional on-premises data processing solutions have led to a hugely complex and expensive set of data silos where IT spends more time managing the infrastructure than extracting value from the data.

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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.

Informatica Continues to Evolve Data Management Platform

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are accelerating their digital transformation and looking for innovative ways to engage with customers in this new digital era of data management.

The 2021 Market Agenda for Analytics: Converting Data Into Insights

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Ventana Research recently announced its 2021 market agenda for Analytics , continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from technology investments to improve business outcomes.

Microsoft Azure: Cloud Computing for Data and Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are increasingly using data as a strategic asset, which makes data services critical. Huge volumes of data need to be stored, managed, discovered and analyzed.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

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.

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.

Sisense is Vendor of Merit for Analytics and Data Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Sisense drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Infor Gets Assurance Rating for Analytics and Data Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Infor Birst drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Introducing Precisely for Data Integrity

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Data is becoming more valuable and more important to organizations. At the same time, organizations have become more disciplined about the data on which they rely to ensure it is robust, accurate and governed properly.

The Value Index for Analytics and Data Classifies and Rates Vendors

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: Analytics and Data 2021 is the distillation of a year of market and product research by Ventana Research.

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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.

Salesforce Tableau has Assurance in 2021 Value Index on Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Tableau drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

SAS Rated with Assurance in Analytics and Data Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about SAS drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Google is a Vendor of Merit in 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Google Looker drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

ThoughtSpot’s Earns Merit Ranking in 2021 Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about ThoughtSpot drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Teradata Expands Vantage Enterprise Data Platform

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Teradata introduced some enhancements to its Vantage platform last year in which they expanded its analytics functions and language support, and strengthened tools to improve collaboration between data scientists, business analysts, data engineers and business personnel.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Dataiku Streamlines AI/ML

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are becoming more and more data-driven and are looking for ways to accelerate the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML).

Data in 2021: Ventana Research Market Agenda

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Ventana Research recently announced its 2021 Market Agenda for data, continuing the guidance we have offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value and improve business outcomes.

Cloudera Consolidates Its Data Platform

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are dealing with exponentially increasing data that ranges broadly from customer-generated information, financial transactions, edge-generated data and even operational IT server logs. A combination of complex data lake and data warehouse capabilities are required to leverage this data.

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Tableau and Salesforce bring New Look to Business Analytics

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Businesses are transforming their organizations, building a data culture and deploying sophisticated analytics more broadly than ever. However, the process of using data and analytics is not always easy.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Emerging Data Platforms Tackle Big Challenges

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations are always looking to improve their ability to use data and AI to gain meaningful and actionable insights into their operations, services and customer needs.

Oracle Earns Innovative Vendor Rating in 2021 Analytics and Data Value Index

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

We are happy to share some insights about Oracle Analytics Cloud drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

You Can’t Plan on AI and ML

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are all the rage right now. Our Machine Learning Dynamic Insights research shows that organizations are using these techniques to achieve a competitive advantage and improve both customer experiences and their bottom line.

DataRobot Automates and Simplifies AI/ML

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Machine learning is valuable for organizations, but it can be hard to deploy. Our Machine Learning Dynamic Insights research identifies that not having enough skilled resources and difficulty building and maintaining ML systems are pressing challenges organizations face in applying ML.

The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.