Real-time data is becoming more and more important
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.
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.
It was another busy news day in the big data world. Here are some of the more-interesting items you might have missed if you blinked.
After nearly 18 months in relative stealth mode, ClearStory Data is finally available. It’s a pretty novel way of doing business analytics that tries to let lay users do more by automating much of the hard work.
A new startup called Paxata wants to make business analysts’ lives easier by automating the process of going from raw data to something that an analytics product like Tableau can actually understand.
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.
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.
The software giant’s “project Photon” seems to be materializing in the form of Lumira, which promises self-service data visualization in the cloud. It remains to be seen how this can co-exist with SAP’s BI OnDemand, though.
Analytics startup Precog is on a mission to make analytics on unstructured data as simple as possible with a new line of targeted appliances.