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Alteryx Blending From Excel to Big Data

New Release of Alteryx Analytics Expands Integration with Tableau, Hadoop and Excel; Adds Google BigQuery Support

Alteryx, Inc., the leader in data blending and advanced analytics, announced the availability of Alteryx Analytics 9.1 which continues to empower analysts with more data blending for all of the sources of insight they need to use – all in an intuitive workflow and with no coding required. From Excel to Big Data, this latest release empowers analysts to rapidly blend data from even more sources of insight, expands access to sophisticated predictive analytics to every analyst in their organization, and extends its complete and widely adopted data blending solution for Tableau.

"Analysts have always been the cornerstone of great analytic decisions in their companies, and now they are expected to deliver faster responses with fewer resources and to do it with lower latency and less overhead," said George Mathew, President and COO of Alteryx. "We are very focused on serving the analyst community with the most advanced data blending capabilities in the industry, and we are proud of our 180 and growing joint customers with Tableau who are going to be able to get even more value from the use of Alteryx."

Latest Alteryx Analytics Platform Extends the Value of Every Data Source
Highlights of this release include:

  • Data Blending for Hadoop, Google BigQuery and Excel. Analysts now expect to be able to use data directly from any source. Alteryx 9.1 provides analysts with the ability to directly access data from the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), blend it with other sources, perform advanced analytics, and then write enriched data back to it. Access to Hadoop data using HIVE is also enhanced with a faster connector. The latest version of Alteryx Analytics also enables analysts to blend data from Google BigQuery with any other source of data. In addition, analysts can blend Excel data with other data sources at speeds up to 10 times faster than before using the new Alteryx connector.
  • Enriched Tableau Support. Analysts can now append blended data to existing Tableau TDE files, to easily update previously created files, reducing the effort required to create and maintain Alteryx fueled Tableau visualizations. The newly updated Alteryx Visual Analytics Kit for Tableau delivers new samples and content that make it even easier for new Alteryx and Tableau users to get value in hours, not the weeks of alternative solutions.
  • Predictive Analytics for Every Data Analyst. Alteryx Analytics adds seven new predictive tools, which deliver advanced modeling including neural networks and machine learning techniques with no coding required. This version also has updates to existing predictive tools including improved capabilities for Time Series A/B testing.

"The power of data analytics has been discovered by businesses and organizations, and people are being asked to go deeper into the data to find more insights and new competitive advantages," said Dan Jewett, Vice President of Product Management at Tableau. "They need a solution that provides them with the data they need and the analytical capabilities to deliver deeper insight. Alteryx is a helpful resource for data blending in Tableau, making visual analysis easier than ever."

Current Alteryx customers can upgrade to the new release immediately at http://downloads.alteryx.com/. For a free, fully functional trial of Alteryx Analytics, go to http://www.alteryx.com/download.

About Alteryx, Inc.
Alteryx is the leader in data blending and advanced analytics software. Alteryx Analytics provides analysts with an intuitive workflow for data blending and advanced analytics that leads to deeper insights in hours, not the weeks typical of traditional approaches. Analysts love the Alteryx analytics platform because they can deliver deeper insights by seamlessly blending internal, third party, and cloud data, and then analyze it using spatial and predictive drag-and-drop tools. This is all done in a single workflow, with no programming required. More than 500 customers, including Experian, Kaiser, Ford, and McDonald's, and thousands of data analysts worldwide rely on Alteryx daily. Visit www.alteryx.com or call 1-888-836-4274. Alteryx is a registered trademark of Alteryx, Inc.


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The 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location.

The show now has three tracks devoted exclusively to the IoT (with WebRTC present in one of the tracks), a full single track focusing on Big Data, and a two-track DevOps Summit, in addition to four tracks devoted exclusively to Cloud Computing in the enterprise.

Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

With Cloud Computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to learn about the latest technology developments and solutions.

Attend Cloud Expo Nov 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Craft your own custom experience. Learn the latest from the world's best technologists. Find the vendors you want and put them to the test.

15th Cloud Expo Expanded Conference Program

Cloud Expo
Track 1: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Track 2: APM, Cloud and Hot Topics
Track 3: Cloud APIs & Business
Track 4: Cloud Security - Mobility

Big Data Expo
Track 5: Big Data/Analytics

@ThingsExpo
Track 6: Consumer IoT
Track 7: Enterprise IoT
Track 8: IoT Developer & WebRTC

DevOps Summit
Track 1: "Dev" Developer Focus
Track 2: "Ops" Operations Focus

More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss the hottest technology topics in November. In addition to the expanded APM and API coverage, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will offer a variety of Linux containers and Docker sessions.

DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo also doubled its content from June, in two full simultaneous tracks for three days.

Tracks and topics for DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo will include:

  • Application delivery
  • ROI and business value
  • Site reliability
  • Continuous delivery
  • Kanban, Scrum, and Agile
  • Continuous integration
  • Release scalability
  • Continuous release
  • Service virtualization
  • Operational monitoring
  • Capacity management
  • Load testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Manager and exec support
  • Release automation
  • Cultural change
  • Breaking down IT silos
  • Cloud development
  • Cloud platforms
  • Test automation
  • Teaming
  • Application security
  • API management
  • Identity and access
  • Audit and control
  • DevOps and ITIL, ISO, Six Sigma, COBIT
  • Mobile DevOps
  • DevOps for legacy systems
  • Software-defined servers
  • Network automation
  • Server automation
  • Configuration automation
  • Continuous support
  • DevOps anti-patterns
  • Enterprise DevOps
  • DevOps system architecture
  • IT orchestration
  • Containerization
  • DevOps skills and training
  • WebOps, CloudOps, ChatOps, NoOps
  • Change management

Tracks and topics for Internet of @ThingsExpo will include:

Consumer IoT & Wearables

  • Wearables
  • Smart Appliances
  • Smart Cars
  • Smartphones 2.0
  • Smart Travel
  • Personal Fitness
  • Health Care
  • Personalized Marketing
  • Customized Shopping
  • Personal Finance
  • The Digital Divide
  • Mobile Cash & Markets
  • Games & the IoT
  • The Future of Education
  • Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT

  • The Business Case for IoT
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Transportation
  • The Smart Home
  • M2M
  • Authentication/Security
  • Wiring the IoT
  • The Internet of Everything
  • Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Local & State Government
  • Federal Government

IoT Developers

  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Linux Containers
  • Node-Red
  • Open Source Hardware
  • AJAX and the IoT
  • Leveraging SOA
  • Multi-Cloud IoT
  • Evolving Standards
  • WebSockets
  • Security & Privacy Protocols
  • GPS & Proximity Services
  • Bluetooth/RFID/etc.
  • XMPP
  • Nest Labs

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SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo® (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Big Data Expo (http://BigDataExpo.net), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), DevOps Summit (http://DevOpsSummit.sys-con.com), Internet of @ThingsExpo (http://www.ThingsExpo.com), SDDC Expo (http://SDDCExpo.sys-con.com), WebRTC Summit (http://WebRTCSummit.net), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

Cloud Expo® is a registered trademark of Cloud Expo, Inc.

 

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