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Tableau CEO Mark Nelson steps down, no successor to be named

Nelson ascended to the leadership role in March 2021 after the departure of Adam Selipsky. Salesforce, which acquired the analytics vendor in 2019, will now take on its leadership.


Simulation and predictive analytics boost forecast capabilities

Simulation and prediction analytics cover two different ways to forecast data. Together, they can boost capabilities, but organizations must craft them carefully to trust the results.


Amazon enhances QuickSight with added NLQ capabilities

The platform's latest update includes the ability to ask "why" of data and do forecasting without writing code as well as new cloud migration and paginated reporting capabilities.


Starburst adds features to further data mesh approach

The data and analytics vendor advanced its SaaS platform with data discoverability and governance features and its enterprise platform with support for AWS Lake Formation.

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    Operational intelligence (OI) is an approach to data analysis that enables decisions and actions in business operations to be based on real-time data as it's generated or collected by companies.

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    Data analytics pipelines collect a variety of data categories requiring efficient data organization. These data classification best practices can help improve pipeline performance.

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    Noisy data is meaningless data. The term was often used as a synonym for corrupt data, but its meaning has expanded to include data from unstructured text that cannot be understood by machines.  

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