Analytics and Data Blending Challenges (Related Surveys)
Thanks Doug - this is a useful survey and insightful analysis of the results. At Alteryx, we work directly with thousands of data analysts (#1 audience that utilizes analytics in your survey - at 68%) and see them tackling similar challenges to the ones described in your report- particularly with finding easier to use tools that rapidly prepare their data for visualizations (in Tableau or Qlik, for example) and perform advanced analytics without coding.
We also see the challenges you highlight related to data quality and combining data from lots of sources, increasingly including Hadoop and NoSQL databases like MongoDB ... and in fact we also just published some survery results of data analysts and their challenges related to Data Blending that showed 93% are typically combining two or more data sources for their analysis and 62% are actually combining five (5) or more! For more detail, their is an InfoGraphic on our Data Blending survey results (and a link to the full report) here: bit.ly/1ASXONY.
SVP Marketing at Alteryx