Dell Statistica opens up to more platforms, courts ‘citizen data scientists’

Dell on Thursday released a new version of its Statistica analytics platform with the aim of attracting more data scientists, extend to more databases and grow usage. Statistica has 1 million users today, but John K. Thompson, general manager of Dell Statistica, said the company is looking to court “citizen data scientists” in a way that rhymes with the way Tableau grows a community to bolster usage. Thompson said support for languages like Python for Statistica analytics attracts a younger set of data scientists. “Many of the data scientists under 30 are interested in R, Python and things like that,” said Thompson, who added that the goal is to open Statistica up to a broader audience. Here are a few screenshots: By connecting to various data environments such as Apache…


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