DataHero raises $3.1M and revamps its analytics service

DataHero, a startup targeting individuals who want an analytics experience much simpler than what most BI software can provide, has raised an extended seed round of $3.15 million and has redesigned its product based on behavioral analysis.

Trifacta raises $12M to help make dirty data clean

Data-munging specialist Trifacta has raised another $12 million for its mission to speed the process of going from raw data to usable data. As data volumes and types keep piling up, faster tools will mean a lot less wasted time.

Tableau takes its data-analysis software to the cloud

Tableau has gotten into the SaaS game with a cloud-based version of its popular analytics software. Called Tableau Online, it’s essentially the company’s server-based version delivered as a service.

Startup DataRPM is hosting a ‘hackathon for the BI world’

A startup called DataRPM is hosting what it calls an “askathon” where business analysts compete to see who can come up with the best set of questions to ask their CRM system. It’s hardly a Red-Bull-fueled all-nighter but, hey, this is business intelligence.