You Can Quit Looking for Data Scientists

Published April 26, 2014   |   
Virginia Backaitis

Data scientists are hard to find and expensive to keep, but that doesn’t mean that big data insights are beyond your reach.

And, no, we’re not suggesting that you outsource your most important work to a team of analysts in a distant land.

After all, there’s a new generation of advanced, self-service, analytics tools that promise to help business and data analysts discover the same keen insights in short order.

Alteryx, which Gartner calls a Visionary in its most recent Advanced Analytics report, provides a data blending and analytics platform that helps end users glean important, actionable insights without the help of a PhD or even a programmer.

“Alteryx is the software instrument of change for all analytical leaders from the back office to the boardroom,” promised George Mathew, president and COO of Alteryx.

And while we typically dismiss these kinds of quotes as marketing hype, Alteryx has 400 companies like Experian, Kaiser, Ford and McDonald’s and more than 200,000 knowledge workers worldwide who leverage the platform to make data driven decisions. Not bad for a company that’s four years old.

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