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Inspire 2015 - EMC Corporation: Analytics at the Speed of Business with Alteryx and Tableau


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Problems with blending disparate data sources are common within large companies, and EMC is no exception. But since their initial purchase of Alteryx only a couple of quarters ago, EMC is already seeing an 8x productivity gain, and generating deeper business insights across the company in areas such as customer service field analytics and R&D analytics. In this session, you'll hear about the benefits they're seeing in resource optimization, usability, and boot camps, plus direct feedback from the business teams who are using Alteryx and Tableau.

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Inspire 2015 - EMC Corporation: Analytics at the Speed of Business with Alteryx and Tableau

  1. 1. #inspire15 Analytics at the Speed of Business with Alteryx and Tableau Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Wendy Gradek, Sr. Manager EOS BI and Analytics, EMC
  2. 2. #inspire15 Rapid Analytics Addressing the need to deliver faster…
  3. 3. #inspire15 • Academia • Biology and Biochemistry • Emphasis on cellular and microbiology • Favorites: • Virology, Immunology, Genetics • Analytical Chemistry • Career • Biotech Research Scientist • Support Specialist / Technical Account Management • Business Analyst / Visual Designer • Management Who am I? Area Years Analytics Data Enthusiast Longer than I can remember Services and Support Since 2000 Tableau Since v5 Alteryx Since 2014
  4. 4. #inspire15 Speed is Relative As technology improves, we move faster…
  5. 5. #inspire15 Speed is Relative Fastest production cars through the ages (post 1947 only – source: Wikipedia)
  6. 6. #inspire15 Speed is Relative Author: Dennis Bratland • Over a span of 120+ years, top speed of production cars have increased over 22x Year Make / Model Tested Speed (mph/kmh) 1894 Benz Velo 12/19 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL 140/225 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) 174/280 1993 McLaren F1 240/386 2010 (today) Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 267/431
  7. 7. #inspire15 Speed is Relative • Pencil and Paper • Calculators • SQL Code • Excel and Macros Before
  8. 8. #inspire15 Today: Alteryx and Tableau Platform Speed is Relative
  9. 9. #inspire15 What is the Correlation to Analytics? • Analytics that used to take weeks and months to produce over a year ago has the possibility of taking only minutes today. Speed is Relative • It used to take an hour to reach a 12- mile destination in 1894 has the possibility of taking only 3 minutes today
  10. 10. #inspire15 What can you do with the remaining 57 minutes…
  11. 11. #inspire15 Speed is Relative
  12. 12. #inspire15 Our Need for Speed The Business Challenges
  13. 13. #inspire15 Why do we need to go faster? • Demand from our customers • Competitive in the market • Address needs that current infrastructure do not resolve today • Get to the data we need in the sea of data we have Our Need for Speed
  14. 14. #inspire15 Our challenges Our Need for Speed • Time • Disparate data sources • Error prone manual data processing • Lack of geo spatial data
  15. 15. #inspire15 There must be an easier way…
  16. 16. #inspire15 Our Need Answered: Alteryx Easier, Faster, Better Our Need for Speed • Spatial Analytics: 87% • Data Blending/Writing: 4000-8000% • Data Source Updates: 132-1200% • Data Transformation: 800%
  17. 17. #inspire15 Analytics Without Limits Our Businesses Moving Faster
  18. 18. #inspire15 Our Businesses Moving Faster Innovation Zone Various data sources Rapid Prototyping and iterative changes Rapid Analytics Delivery Facilitate 360 views Data Driven Decisions Business Owned Innovation: Alteryx and Tableau Platform
  19. 19. #inspire15 Solving Problems Faster • Resource Optimization • Ad hoc Reporting • Data blending and transformation • Deprecation of custom code • Geo Coding • Prototyping • Logic Consistency • Data Validation • What If Testing Our Businesses Moving Faster
  20. 20. #inspire15 Our Businesses Moving Faster • Custom code maintenance eliminated • Shadow IT tasks no longer needed Right technology, right fit, right solution: Alteryx + Tableau Platform
  21. 21. #inspire15 • Sample – disparate data sources • Deprecate old code • TDE generates in minutes Our Businesses Moving Faster Right technology, right fit, right solution: Alteryx + Tableau Platform
  22. 22. #inspire15 Feedback from our platform users • “With Alteryx…I feel like I can do anything and then visualize it in Tableau” • “On average, I am able to get back at least a full day of each week” • “…the tool is easier, more intuitive and scalable to use (for immediate and future needs)” • “I am able to see my results in 30 minutes instead of the 6 hours it used to take…” • “Alteryx is allowing me to create prototypes of data sets quickly that allow me to create a Tableau output for visualizing…” Our Business Moving Faster
  23. 23. #inspire15 Moving at Lightning Pace Keeping the Momentum Going
  24. 24. #inspire15 Spread the Word…Collaborate and Share • Humble beginnings • Teams curious enough to try • Field Operations • Finance • R&D • GHE • New teams reaching out • RSA • Presales Keeping the Momentum Going
  25. 25. #inspire15 Spread the Word…Partnership • Partnership with Alteryx and Tableau • Breaking barriers • Enabling analysts • Getting the right help to the right teams • Bootcamps • Follow ups Keeping the Momentum Going
  26. 26. #inspire15 Spread the Word…Community • Meet Ups and User Forum • Data Visualization and Analytics Conference • Analytics Enablement Center Keeping the Momentum Going
  27. 27. #inspire15 Rapid Analytics Addressing the need to deliver faster…
  28. 28. #inspire15 How we are addressing our need for speed • Being open-minded to new technology • Mindful evaluation of tools • Team collaboration and sharing of technology • Partnership with our vendors • Community – Sharing – Learning - Teaching Addressing the Need to Deliver Faster
  29. 29. #inspire15 Sonoma Raceway
  30. 30. #inspire15 Wendy Gradek Twitter: @WendyGradek Email: Let’s Connect
  31. 31. #inspire15 Questions…
  32. 32. THANK YOU! #inspire15