I suspect that many of you have looked at the title of this video and immediately thought that I was just being silly and provocative. And, generally speaking, you would be right as I do enjoy a fair amount of silly and provocation every now and then. However, in this case, even though I do … Continue reading Is Snowflake One Bad Quarter Away from Being Microsoft Power BI Biggest Threat?
What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations
Steven Franconeri, a Kellogg School of Management professor, has written a good article "4 keys to Effective – and Honest – Data Visualizations". I thought that he made some solid points; however, I strongly disagree with his opinion about what makes a chart honest or dishonest. https://youtu.be/E6A0cry7PUw As you look at the global temperature trend … Continue reading What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations
Power BI Best Practices Analyzer in Tabular Editor
Wanted to do a quick video on how to use Power BI Best Practices Analyzer using Tabular Editor. There was a great blog post on it here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/best-practice-rules-to-improve-your-models-performance/ that covered a lot of details on what best practices were there to be aware of as well as the tool itself. However, the article seemed to … Continue reading Power BI Best Practices Analyzer in Tabular Editor
We Don’t Need Data Scientists?!?
Now, before we get into it, I have to admit that I am somewhat of a Data Science sceptic. Not that I do not believe in Data Science, quite the opposite, I think it is a critical field in data analytics world that will eventually mature enough to be the dominant force in insight generation. … Continue reading We Don’t Need Data Scientists?!?
This Is Crazy: ThoughtSpot CEO wants to kill BI and for all dashboards to die
I have heard some CEOs say some crazy things, but this is a special kind of crazy talk that we are dealing with here, folks! In this article, Sudheesh Nair (who is the CEO of ThoughtSpot), gives us his critical view of the BI industry in the context of COVID19 aftermath as he attempts to … Continue reading This Is Crazy: ThoughtSpot CEO wants to kill BI and for all dashboards to die
As a Vote of Non-Confidence to Its Own BI Strategy, SAP just acquired Roambi
In a not particularly surprising move, SAP's knee-jerk reaction to its a dramatic fall in Gartner BI Rankings has resulted in a yet another acquisition. I was wondering about this scenario in my previous post about Tableau's stock taking a dive, where I pondered whether SAP had enough cash to acquire the company. It … Continue reading As a Vote of Non-Confidence to Its Own BI Strategy, SAP just acquired Roambi