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What the Tableau/Salesforce Deal Shows

Enterprises are sitting on mountains of data and are clamoring to make better strategic use of it across their business. That means being able to access, manage and analyze that data at scale and in real-time. Our recent moves with Attunity and Data Catalyst give us the only end-to-end platform in the analytics market, and now we stand alone as the largest independent modern analytics platform.

Building a Business While Saving Planet Earth

This article is by Dean S and originally appeared on the Alteryx Engine Works Blog here:

What happens when you go from success to significance and build a global business with a software platform that users love? Well, amazing things happen that are pretty incredible.

5 Technical Skills Every Successful Analyst Needs to Have

My hope is that it helped inform them of possible career paths they can take with their future degrees and inspired (at least one of!) them to pursue a career in strategic analytics as I’ve done.

In mulling over the panel discussion and content, it got me thinking about my past and current experience and what I’ve found to be the core practical and technical skills I’ve needed to be successful in my career (besides my natural charm and charisma, of course). So, whether you’re currently a seasoned analytics professional like me, or are considering starting a career in data, here are the top 5 technical skills you’ll need to succeed:

Knowing Excel (yes — we still use it). Don’t fight it; it’s universal.

Four Steps to Take After Training Your Model: Realizing the Value of Machine Learning

This article is by Vijay Balasubramaniam and originally appeared on the DataRobot Partner Blog here:


In this blog post, we’ll look at how to derive value from a DataRobot model that is designed to answer the following question:

“Which patients are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital?”

Properly addressing this question requires you to periodically collect batches of new patients from the hospital's systems, scrub them for quality, make predictions, and feed the results back into the hospital's systems for driving action.

Helping the World, One Piece of Data at a Time

This article is by Zeba Hasan and originally appeared on the Alteryx Engine Works Blog here:

Working with non-profits in underprivileged areas
Something I always had a hard time understanding was how I could be of help to nonprofit organizations and individuals in need using my skillset.

The True Power of Inclusion

Author B.J. Neblett once said “We are the sum of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are…and those [experiences] yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become.

DataRobot Promotes and Supports Machine Learning Education Around the World

This article is by Tim Young and originally appeared on the DataRobot AI Education Blog here:


Artificial intelligence (AI) has been helping businesses across industries and around the world manage and leverage years of data to solve various problems (e.g., banks sorting through loan applications and hospitals predicting patient readmissions). Businesses are either already adopting AI throughout their organizations or are curious to know more about it in order to stay competitive.

10 Tips for Writing a Topnotch Use Case

This article is by Thalita Carrico and originally appeared on the Alteryx Nation Blog here:


Every year at Inspire we recognize outstanding Alteryx use cases and celebrate the game changers behind them who are making an impact.

The Future of Jobs – Scary or Exciting?

With the rapid change in technology and the disruption it brings, the advent and need for new skills, and much more answers are needed to help individuals and organizations truly prepare themselves for the jobs of the future. In a recent report, the World Economic Forum looked at the future of jobs and provided us with some very rich data to gather insights and help us all understand what we can do to better prepare ourselves.