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2017 Technology Innovation Award Recipients Announced from Dresner Advisory Services

Awards Presented to Top Vendors Ranked in Annual Wisdom of Crowds Thematic Market Reports

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Advisory Services today announced the recipients of its 2017 Technology Innovation Awards for the top ranked vendors in its 2017 Wisdom of Crowds® series of thematic market studies. The annual thematic research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and analytics markets.

/EIN News/ -- Topics included in the 2017 Wisdom of Crowds thematic research are Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Collective Insights®, Cloud Business Intelligence, Data Catalog, Embedded Business Intelligence, End User Data Preparation, IoT Intelligence®, and Location Intelligence. Each report examines current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry capabilities.

“Through our Wisdom of Crowds brand of market research, published throughout the year, we provide an original, un-biased examination of end user deployment and intentions surrounding business intelligence and related technologies,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “While our driving focus is the research itself, we do like to pause at the end of the research year to call attention those suppliers who have brought the most complete solutions to bear in these various categories. We offer our congratulations to this year’s Technology Innovation winners.”

Advanced & Predictive Analytics, using techniques such as statistics, modeling, machine learning, and data mining to analyze facts and make predictions about future, or otherwise unknown, events.
Winners are TIBCO and Information Builders.

Big Data Analytics, systems that enable end-user access to and analysis of data contained and managed within the Hadoop ecosystem.
Winners are Zoomdata, Arcadia Data, and Microstrategy.

Collective Insights®, combines business intelligence with collaborative and governance capabilities to facilitate shared decision-making in a consistent and managed fashion.
Winners are Domo and Pyramid Analytics.

Cloud Business Intelligence, the technologies, tools, and solutions that support one or more cloud deployment models.
Winners are Domo and Salesforce.

Data Catalog, technologies that focus upon the user requirements to locate and leverage metadata, data, models, and data elements within an organization. Data catalog features include both governance and collaborative capabilities.
Winners are Alation, Datawatch, Domo, and LogiAnalytics.

Embedded Business Intelligence is the technological capability to include BI features and functions as an inherent part of another application. 
Winners are LogiAnalytics, JReport, and MicroStrategy.

End User Data Preparation, the “self service” capability of end users to model, prepare, and compare data prior to analysis. It may be used independently or may complement traditional information technology (IT)-driven data quality or extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes.
Winners are Trifacta, Datawatch, and Hitachi Vantara (Pentaho).

IoT Intelligence, the technologies/capabilities required to analyze Internet of Things (IoT) data collected through a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software and sensors.
Winners are Domo, Information Builders, and Hitachi Vantara (Pentaho).

Location Intelligence, a specific form of business intelligence where location or geography are the primary dimensions used for analysis and are conducted predominantly by viewing data points overlaid onto an interactive map.
Winners are LogiAnalytics and TIBCO.

The Wisdom of Crowds thematic market studies are available for purchase at

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.

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