The past 12 months had us move Analytics as a Service (A3S) to new maturity levels. For the very first time we have a single point interface for all of our A3S services: the DataHub. I recently presented an overview and demo to a group of industry analysts and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
The combination of Social, private Cloud, Analytics as a Service based on an Open Source built (joomla + kunena) social portal is turning into a killer application for the global enterprise. Never before have we seen agile and community, BI and Analytics brought together through a fully social experience, that allows users, analysts, scientists, executives, PMs - pretty much anybody in the organization to follow each other, link up, like, create groups, publish Analytics and discover new data, new analytics, new insights on the fly.
Search and metad-data are great, as long as you know what to look for. In todays world of BigData this is becoming increasingly complex,