Saturday, May 11, 2013


Business intelligence firm Alteryx has debuted Project Edition, an analytics package it has dubbed instant analytics, the kind to be deployed for a specific project and one that doesn't require assistance from IT to run.

Project Edition, as the name implies, is a scaled down version of the Alteryx Strategic Analycis 8.5 system, and the company has released it in the hopes of exposing a wider customer base to the full paid version. Project Edition, while free to use, is limited because it only allows data to be run a handful of times for a given purpose.

Data can come from a variety of sources like Excel, text files, data warehouses, cloud apps, Hadoop or social media, and can be integrated and cleansed by Alteryx. This single analytics workflow is meant to help teams crunch data for particluar assignment even if they don't have any coding or programming skills. Once the data is analyzed, it can be presented in reports, data files or Tableau, a data visualization tool.