Cloud Based Analytics Service – Future of Analytics?

Grazed from Business2Community.  Author: Naagesh Padmanaban.

In the last few weeks we have seen new products launched by IT majors that have the potential to greatly influence the fortunes of the Analytics and Insights business. IBM’s Watson Analytics and Oracle’s Cloud based Analytics are just two new solutions/ platforms that have hit the market. We can rest assured that many more such offerings will be launched in the coming weeks. As the products keep coming, they raise some important question for the analytics industry. What impact they will have? Is the Analytics & Insights business ready for these changes at all?

It is almost two weeks since Big Blue launched its Watson Analytics. It is a natural language-based cognitive service that can provide businesses instant access to powerful predictive insights and cool reports. Launched as a freemium service, it will provide predictive insights for a small fee and hopes to leapfrog user base...


Watson Analytics is all set to take full advantage of IBM’s acquisitions – SPSS will provide the horsepower for predictive analytics while Cognos will supply the visualization. It will enable business users to upload data to their cloud. Once data quality is established, the user can input his/her requests via an interactive screen and in return obtain predictive insights and reports via pleasing visualization...


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