The beauty of performing analytics in the cloud is that it’s usually on a pay-per-use basis. This can help smaller organisations employ tools usually only affordable to bigger players. Real-time analytics can provide your whole workforce with up-to-the-minute data on customers and sales wherever they are. Social media analytics can help to harvest data, making the most of public interaction.

Amazon's new in-memory engine SPICE will transform your analytics

News 8 Oct, 2015 Joe Curtis

QuickSight, based on the SPICE engine, lets users analyse all their AWS data in minutes

AWS announces Amazon Elasticsearch Service

News 5 Oct, 2015 Clare Hopping

The real-time distributed search and analytics engine is a super-speedy way to load, process, analyse and visualise data

Cloud file transfer

Box and IBM team up on new data capture and sharing tools

News 1 Oct, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Key management and legal hold support also coming to the cloud storage platform

Business analytics roadsign

Microsoft announces more intelligent cloud offerings

News 30 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

As an extension of Azure, it has announced additonal products in containerisation, security, infrastructure and the IoT

Microsoft to boost Office 365 capabilities with VoloMetrix acquisition

News 4 Sep, 2015 Jane McCallion

Organisational analytics features will be brought to cloud productivity suite

Women's Tennis Association transforms its business with help of SAP HANA

Case Studies 6 Aug, 2015 Jane McCallion

Tennis Analytics for Coaches will transform fan experience as well as helping players

Salesforce: Gov can learn from private sector

News 30 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

Salesforce's UK chief says IT firms can help Whitehall achieve digital transition

Data centre

Tableau to open EU datacentre by end of 2015

News 7 Jul, 2015 Joe Curtis

Visual analytics firm hopes facility will boost adoption of cloud tool Tableau Online opts for Cloudera's EDH

News 7 Jul, 2015 Clare Hopping

The firm wanted a Hadoop-based solution to help offer a more personalised experience for customers

Box inks deal with IBM to integrate cloud services

News 24 Jun, 2015 Rene Millman

Partnership promises email and social integration, and Watson-powered analytics

SAP reveals new data analytics tool for financial services

News 24 Jun, 2015 Jane McCallion

Data pooling with increased understanding of risk could help increase profits

Capgemini division plumps for IBM cloud platform

News 19 Jun, 2015 Clare Hopping

Sogeti will begin using IBM Bluemix as a developer sandbox for IoT devices, collaboration and app programming

Salesforce buddies up with Big Data partners to build analytics for the masses

News 28 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud giant lets users chuck data into partners’ platforms, analyse it, then app delivers the insight

Data room

HDS sheds storage skin to power IoT innovation

News 28 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hitachi Data Systems builds on acquisitions' expertise to transform into data analytics business

Alibaba helps oil refiner analyse its production chain

News 20 Apr, 2015 Clare Hopping

AWS-like Aliyun will help Sinopec explore more opportunities in the petrochemicals market

Google tackles Big Data workload with Cloud Dataflow

News 20 Apr, 2015 Clare Hopping

The product merges time-consuming tasks associated with Big Data

IBM's Watson boosts Apple Watch health kits

News 15 Apr, 2015 Nicole Kobie

IBM opens up Watson for HealthKit and ResearchKit support with Apple

US Army selects IBM hybrid cloud for data analytics

News 13 Apr, 2015 Clare Hopping

The hybrid offering will support Army's logistics system to turn data into intelligence

SAP wants to manage your IoT deployment

News 3 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

SAP inks deals with Jasper and Deutsche Telekom

Oracle targets analytics tools at end users

News 13 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

IT is being sidelined as business departments take on analytics projects themselves, database giant claims