2014 Big Data 100: Business Analytics

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Top Executive: CEO Bill McDermott

SAP entered the business intelligence space in a big way in 2007 when it acquired Business Objects, then one of the leading business intelligence software developers. Today the company's big data software portfolio includes that core business intelligence platform (although the Business Objects name seems to be on the way out), the Lumira visualization tool, and predictive analytics software from last year's acquisition of KXEN.

Most recently the emphasis has been on making all those products available on SAP's HANA Enterprise Cloud system.

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