Update from ThoughtSpot Beyond 2022

Posted by Mike Ferguson | May 27, 2022 | Blog

I attended the ThoughtSpot Beyond conference recently in Las Vegas, Nevada where the growing search-based BI platform vendor made a series of announcements to both solidify and strengthen its position in a mature BI platform market. The following summarises what they announced together with my analysis of these announcements recognising that we are in a […]


Operational BI and Analytics in a Data Driven Enterprise

Posted by Mike Ferguson | July 16, 2017 | Blog

For a lot of my clients today, the importance of BI and analytics has never been so high. And it’s pretty clear that that opinion is no longer just in middle management. It is also in the boardroom where the belief now appears to be that BI and analytics are mission critical to success. In […]


ComputerWeekly guest blogpost by Mike Ferguson, “A Decade of Hadoop”

Posted by Mike Ferguson | February 5, 2016 | Blog

This is a ComputerWeekly guest blogpost by analyst Mike Ferguson on the 10th anniversary of Hadoop’s becoming a separate Apache subproject. In the 10 years since Hadoop became an Apache project the momentum behind it as a key component platform in big data analytics has been nothing short of enormous. In that time we have […]


Real-Time Analytics – The Route to Continuous Risk Management and Business Optimisation

Posted by Mike Ferguson | November 28, 2014 | Blog

Several surveys this year have indicated a significant rise in the importance of analytics. These include the BI Survey 2014, the 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study and the Information Week 2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management Survey which highlighted the top two factors driving interest in advanced analytics as: The […]


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