Organizations will increasingly want to leverage the streaming data generated by devices, sensors and people in a connected world in order to make faster decisions. The players in the analytics and BI market will need to invest in similar capabilities — in order to offer buyers a single platform on which to combine real-time events and streaming data with other types of source data.
If BI/Analytics can separate itself from the CIO, and permeate business units and business analysts, then the value of the enterprise’s data increases.
Leaders in the BI and Analytics space, according to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms 2018, all offer some number of integrations and those with a focus on integration offer an average of 33 web connectors to their customers.
Each API oﬀers a consistent RESTful interface with a JSON payload regardless of the technology used at the endpoint. Cloud Elements also provides developers unified documentation, auth mechanisms, discovery, uniform search and paging, bulk APIs, enriched metadata and consistent error handling.
...as data literacy improves, users are asking more sophisticated questions — with multiple data sources and menu-driven predictive analytics. The rise in data lakes, as part of the overall information architecture, forces analytics and BI teams to decide how best to model the data and where.
With Cloud Elements you can deliver integration faster with our catalog of more than 170 pre-built Elements. Our 100% API based service can be embedded seamlessly into your app, enabling you to deliver integrations as easy to use, self-service tools into the hands of your customers or business users.
Together with Cloud Elements, MicroStrategy will extend its unified platform for enterprise analytics and mobility beginning with the most popular cloud applications. These connectors cover market-leading solutions in the CRM, digital marketing, cloud storage, ERP, accounting, financial, project management and social media areas. The strategic partnership enables API developers to work with simple, yet feature-rich connectors to create high-value APIs and focus on building differentiated analytics and mobile user experiences.
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