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Acunu Analytics 5.0 Real-Time BI Results

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Acunu Analytics 5.0 Real-Time BI Results

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Acunu, "increasingly a BI and analytics company," according to founder and CTO Tim Moreton, released Acunu Analytics 5.0, its business intelligence (BI) tool that yields real-time results on streaming data. Acunu Analytics 5.0 gives business users control of their data by offering self-service BI for real-time Cassandra NoSQL data.

"BI specialists can use Acunu to get realtime insights into high-velocity datasets," says Moreton. Acunu Analytics allows users to build OLAP (online analytical processing) cubes, which it maintains on ingest. "We look at the cubes, and we build those intermediate results so then you can ask instant queries without having to go back to potentially billions of records of data. That's what gives you the real-time element."

Although OLAP cubes are familiar to people who work in data warehousing, they're not always understood by people who "just want to be able to leverage NoSQL technology," says Moreton. "That's what we're making considerably easier with this release."

In the past, business users relied on their IT departments to get results from their datasets. But Acunu Analytics gives that control back to the user. …

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