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Dresner Advisory Services

December 16, 2016 09:00 ET

Dresner Advisory Services Announces 2016 Technology Innovation Award Recipients

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

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced the winners of its 2016 Technology Innovation Awards recognizing the top ranked vendors in its 2016 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.

The 2016 Wisdom of Crowds thematic research covered topics including Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Collective InsightsÔ, Embedded Business Intelligence, End User Data Preparation, Internet of Things + BI, and Location Intelligence. Each report examines current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry solutions.

"While our main objective at Dresner Advisory has always been our unparalleled objective research focused on user trends and market directions, we also like to recognize supplier organizations that exhibit complete solutions in these key thematic areas," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "We offer our congratulations to this year's 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 Statistica (Dell); SAP SE; and TIBCO Software Inc.

Big Data Analytics, systems that enable end-user access to and analysis of data contained and managed within the Hadoop ecosystem.
Winners are Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company; and Zoomdata

Collective Insights™, a process where two or more people or organizations collaborate to develop a common understanding which is shared and used to build consensus. It includes governance facilities for directing content creation and sharing, thus improving information consistence and accelerating group based decision making.
Winners are Dundas Data Visualization; OpenText; Pyramid Analytics; and SAP SE

Embedded Business Intelligence, the use and importance of BI features and functions embedded as an inherent part of other applications.
Winners are Information Builders; Logi Analytics; and SAP SE

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 Datawatch and Trifacta

Internet of Things, the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data. The report reviews interest and demand for business intelligence in an IoT world.
Winners are OpenText and SAP SE

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 OpenText; SAP SE; and TIBCO Software Inc.

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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