Alteryx Introduces Innovations in Analytics Automation, Data Science and Cloud Analytics

Alteryx, provider of a platform for end-to-end analytics process automation, has announced a series of new innovations in analytics and data science automation, analytics in the cloud, machine learning (ML), and AI.

Alteryx is showcasing the products at its online conference, Virtual Global Inspire 2021

The new products are focused squarely on delivering a simple user experience with a no-code, low-code approach to accelerate business outcomes for all organizations and anyone who wants to upskill, said Suresh Vittal, chief product officer of Alteryx. “We are investing deeply in analytics and data science automation in the cloud, starting with Designer Cloud, Alteryx Machine Learning and AI introduced today. We remain focused on being the best at democratizing analytics so millions of people can leverage the power of data.”

Major new products and innovations include:   

Alteryx Machine Learninga new product available to customers in early access that provides guided, explainable and fully automated machine learning (AutoML), allowing both analysts and data scientists to easily leverage the latest ML algorithms and data science best practices to drive analytic maturity into their enterprise. Innovations include:  

  • Fully guided AutoML and ready-to-use machine learning models 
  • Feature Engineering and Deep Feature Synthesis for highly accurate predictions 
  • Automated Insight Generation to uncover hidden factors and key relationships in complex data  
  • An ‘Education Mode’ and data science best practices, making ML easy and accessible to everyone 

Alteryx Intelligence Suite  

Innovation in Alteryx Intelligence Suite includes extending automated machine learning capabilities to harness all types of data including unstructured and complex data. Highlights include: 

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining with easy drag-and-drop automation 
  • Computer vision capabilities for image-based data and OCR for complex semi-structured data 
  • Topic modeling and sentiment analysis to extract key signals in data for actionable insights 

Alteryx Designer Cloud 

Designer Cloud, unveiled today, is a major step forward in Alteryx’s cloud strategy. Designer Cloud brings Alteryx’s widely adopted Designer product to the cloud, enabling ubiquitous access. Starting now, Designer Cloud is available to customers in limited access. Highlights include: 

  • The best of Alteryx Designer capabilities in the cloud with easy, one-click browser access 
  • Supports smart interoperability between Designer Cloud and Designer Desktop  
  • Drag-and-drop, no-code access to cloud data platforms, applications and on-premises data  
  • Visual data prep, blending, analytics and outcomes that can be published to diverse endpoints   
  • Personalization of the user experience and Designer’s well known signature ease-of-use 

Alteryx Designer 2021.2  

Alteryx’s widely adopted Designer product advances capabilities in key areas to enable end-to-end analytics automation outcomes. Highlights include: 

  • 300+ drag-and-drop capabilities to automate data prep, blending, analytics and data science 
  • Deeper integrations to Snowflake, UiPath, BluePrism, Tableau, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and more  
  • Holistic data profiling capabilities speeding data prep and an integrated Interactive Results Grid 
  • Faster creation of automation apps and macros that can be packaged as analytic workflows  

Unified Platform API + SDK 

A unified platform and software developer kit (SDK) that enables users to extend and embed Alteryx functionality into application interfaces, dashboards, and business processes. Highlights include: 

  • A path to building new automation building blocks and applications in Alteryx Designer  
  • Extensibility to build, package and publish analytic business applications  
  • Rapid development of new data connectors to cloud-based platforms and applications 

Alteryx Community 
Alteryx Community is introducing a new user experience to enable customers and partners to accelerate learning analytics and data science and share business outcomes. Highlights include: 

  • New user experience to ease interactive learning and sharing of business outcomes 
  • A personalized recommendation engine to help Community users get even answers faster 
  • A new data science portal featuring AutoML, AI, and best practices in data science 

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