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Software AG to Feature NextGen Business Analytics and Data Visualization

By CIOReview | Friday, April 29, 2016

RESTON, VA: Software AG recently announced the general availability of its latest MashZone NextGen Business Analytics capability. Based on Presto, originated from the acquisition of JackBe, the MashZone NextGen software replaces Software AG’s original MashZone product and enables users to design powerful and interactive data visualizations, share dashboards and insights, and represent reports on any device.

MashZone NextGen has the ability to collect, monitor, analyze, and understand a fast-moving stream of data. It performs descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics or deep data exploration, and visualizes operational intelligence all through Software AGs Digital Business platform. Comprising of HTML 5-based dashboard builder and guided analytics, MashZone NextGen allows users to derive insights using custom-built or pre-built visualizations.

“Operations executives and data analysts can gain real-time analytics and rich visualization using MashZone NextGen with the Digital Business Platform. This enables them to act with greater accuracy and speed as well as help them make faster and better decisions,” said Giles Nelson, Senior Vice President, Product Management.

MashZone NextGen connects data sources, including JDBC-compliant data stores, streaming data from Apama, in-memory data from Terracotta BigMemory, ARIS tables, XML files, REST endpoints and web services, and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. The MashZone product typically includes the usage of self-service analytics, in-memory analytics, operational intelligence, data visualization, situational awareness, and self-service business intelligence.

“The self-service features in MashZone NextGen enable a business user to create new dashboards on their own without relying on IT assistance. This autonomy becomes a significant competitive advantage for enterprises that want to empower their users to make decisions quickly,” added Nelson.