Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
10/17/2014 | 5:48:01 PM
How about investment in, revenue out?
Salesforce.com is back in cloud pioneering mode with Wave Analytics Cloud. This is an innovative use of a NoSQL system, putting big data into the hands of many. I don't know how that will work out and am cognizant of the Garbage In, Garbage Out possibility mentioned by Berkson0. But for the companies that adopt, it's likely to yield some clear and often unexpected benefits.
berkson0
50%
50%
berkson0,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/17/2014 | 4:03:38 PM
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Thanks for this post, Doug, I enjoyed the read. I have another con for you. Having worked in database administration for a number of years, I'm very familiar with the reporting and analysis challenges that data can pose. While technology democratization is a step in the right direction, bad data will still equal bad results. Look for data quality to be moved to the forefront in order to get value out of Wave. 
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
10/17/2014 | 11:16:19 AM
How much would you pay?
Dennis Howlett of Diginomica raised the point that Salesforce Chatter was priced rather lavishly when it was first introduced but later became pretty much a freebie add-on for most companies. I don't think that's going to happen with Wave. It will undoubtedly come down in price, but BI and analytics capabilities generaly ARE expensive, as it's dicision-support value that's really tangible versus the fuzzier benefits of collaboration.


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
News
The State of Chatbots: Pandemic Edition
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  9/10/2020
Commentary
Deloitte on Cloud, the Edge, and Enterprise Expectations
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/14/2020
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll