Microsoft’s Power BI hits 5 million subscribers, adds deeper Excel integration

APACMIS Asia — Microsoft’s cloud-based business intelligence service is celebrating a major user growth milestone with a handful of new features, including the ability to import data from an Excel spreadsheet and turn it into live-updating charts and graphs.

21 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2016

APACNetworks Asia — Along with social, mobile and cloud, analytics and associated data technologies have earned a place as one of the core disruptors of the digital age. 2015 saw big data initiatives moving from test to production and a strong push to leverage new data technologies to power business intelligence. As 2016 gets underway, five insiders share their predictions for what 2016 holds in store for the data and analytics space.

Top 10 business intelligence trends for 2016

APACMIS Asia — We saw a year of significant transformation in the world of business intelligence in 2015. More organisations opened up to the idea of leveraging data to make discoveries and many began to put the power of data analytics into the hands of their rank-and-file employees. In Singapore, the Smart Nation initiative took on momentum, and so did the Infocomm Media 2025, which is designed to bring about a new economy that is now more fueled by technology than ever before.

Microsoft wins two Asian Private Banker Technology Awards

APACOn Windows — Microsoft has won two prestigious Asian Private Banker Technology Awards – Best Integrated Front Office Solutions and Best Provider of Data Analytics – highlighting the company’s performance and innovation in Asia’s private banking industry. Microsoft won the award for ‘Best Integrated Front Office Solutions’ in recognition of the key strengths of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Yellowfin Launches Free Cloud BI Solution on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace

AustraliaPRNewswire Asia — LONDON: Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, is working with Microsoft Azure to deliver a free cloud BI offering, available via the Azure Marketplace. Yellowfin on Azure allows companies to get started with BI in the cloud for free via the Azure Marketplace (Azure usage fees apply).  With just a few clicks, users will be able to deploy an enterprise-grade BI environment in minutes, which includes a free 12-month three-user subscription license for Yellowfin.

India’s business intelligence software revenue to touch $150 million in 2015: Gartner

IndiaNEW DELHI: Business intelligence (BI) software revenue in India is expected to grow 15 per cent to reach USD 150 million this year, research firm Gartner said today.  The spending on BI platforms — advanced analytics, analytic applications and corporate performance management (CPM) software — stood at USD 133.8 million in 2014, Gartner said in a statement.

‘India is a rapidly emerging market for cloud’

IndiaTIBCO has been serving customers in India for almost 10 years. We engage with organisations where we feel there is sufficient scale and complexity for our technology to come in and solve some really tough problems – banks, telecommunication providers, transportation, etc. Reliance Communications was one of our first success stories in India.