David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Big Data, Machine Learning and Alteryx Inspires 2019

Posted by David Menninger on Jul 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Alteryx Inspire 2019, this year's user conference for Alteryx, drew around 4500 customers, partners, and prospects to Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Tennessee last month. The strong attendance was a reflection of the strong growth Alteryx has experienced over the last year; roughly 50% growth year-over-year. This year's conference focused on Alteryx's evolution from data preparation to AI and machine learning, and both were front and center.

The big announcements were the introduction of "assisted modeling", greater data integration and centralization, and the acquisition of Clearstory Data. Assisted Modeling, currently in beta for customers, is aimed to be an interactive guide built into the platform that walks users through the creation of machine learning models from their data, empowering users to find new insights. Along with the beta, the newest version of Alteryx Platform improves the ease of data exploration with the goal of helping data analysts find actionable insights quicker. Finally, the acquisition of Clearstory Data helps to enhance Alteryx's big data capabilities, which will be key to (and focused on powering) machine driven relationships in data. For the full breakdown of the event announcements, the impact it will have on the market, and more, watch my full take below.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Science, alteryx, Machine Learning, Data Integration, Data Management, Alteryx Inspire

David Menninger

Written by David Menninger

David is responsible for the overall research direction of data, information and analytics technologies at Ventana Research covering major areas including Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Information Management along with the additional specific research categories including Information Applications, IT Performance Management, Location Intelligence, Operational Intelligence and IoT, and Data Science. David is also responsible for examining the role of cloud computing, collaboration and mobile technologies as they affect these areas. David brings to Ventana Research over twenty-five years of experience, through which he has marketed and brought to market some of the leading edge technologies for helping organizations analyze data to support a range of action-taking and decision-making processes. Prior to joining Ventana Research, David was the Head of Business Development & Strategy at Pivotal a division of EMC, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Vertica Systems, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Oracle, Applix, InforSense and IRI Software. David earned his MS in Business from Bentley University and a BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania.