451 Research - Biography

Krishna Roy
Senior Analyst, Data Platforms and Analytics

As a Senior Analyst for the Data Platform and Analytics team, Krishna is responsible for the coverage of self-service analytics, predictive analytics and performance management. Prior to joining 451 Research, Krishna held a number of positions as a journalist in London and the US, including several years writing for Computergram International. She was also an Assistant Editor at the monthly magazine IBM System User, which focused on IBM software and hardware. In addition, Krishna spent three years covering M&A activity throughout Silicon Valley and was a founder of M&A Impact, a newsletter highlighting M&A activity in the software industry.



Reports by this Analyst

With $30m in funding, Vena looks to expand its cloud service to an enterprise platform
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The company plans to invest its $30m series B funding in expanding from providing a cloud performance management service for Excel devotees to serving up a broader enterprise offering.
Arcadia looks to simplify security for Hadoop analysis, lands Rackspace as reseller
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The startup is looking to increase the appeal of its Arcadia Enterprise platform to its target audience of large organizations by adding security features for Hadoop distributions. It's also had success with an indirect sales strategy via a partnership with Rackspace.
Looker illuminates its analytics business and platform strategy
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The company continues to build an analytics business around a platform play with a modeling approach, targeting data analysts and aiming to make it easy to find, explore and operationalize data driving an organization's business.
Jedox sets out next phase in global BI and performance management business strategy
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The vendor is acting on plans to extend operations beyond DACH countries by emphasizing its BI and performance management offerings. The progress in meeting these goals is fueling its growth and expansion endgame.
Metric Insights embraces 'canary metrics,' extends push intelligence play to resellers
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The six-year-old company remains in the business of pushing relevant data points to business users but has also recently expanded its capabilities to 'canary metrics' - unusual values that are a warning of an issue with data loads or data quality. Metric Insights has also augmented its direct sales model by signing up resellers.
Welcome to the machine: corporate performance management meets machine learning
MIS Spotlight - July, 2016
Machine-learning algorithms have been adopted for advanced analytics for a couple of years. Now machine learning is surfacing in corporate performance management offerings to aid financial planning and analysis processes – a trend we expect to escalate in the coming years.
Kyvos bolsters security and BI tool support, expands target market for OLAP on Hadoop
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Having emerged from stealth with an OLAP-on-Hadoop offering just over a year ago, Kyvos recently unleashed the first makeover of its platform designed to provide business users with a BI consumption layer for Hadoop. The startup is also moving beyond its early focus on large enterprises.
deFacto rebrands, draws deeper on Microsoft in bid to further cement FP&A play
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The company has renamed its core offering deFacto Planning. A longtime Microsoft partner, deFacto is reaching further into Microsoft's analytics portfolio to strengthen its position in the financial planning and analysis sector.
BOARD lands first external financing, sets out growth strategy with eye on IPO
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The BI and performance management veteran has secured a minority investment from Grafton Capital, and elucidated its growth strategy. BOARD could also be on the glide path to an IPO in 2019.
Automated Insights looks to shake up automated content generation with NLG cloud tool
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The consultancy-turned-software vendor is seeking to be a disruptive force in the content-generation sector using Wordsmith, a self-service natural language generation cloud tool that promises to make the creation of narratives from numbers more approachable and affordable.
Panorama aims to bring 'dark data' into the light, kicks off predictive BI strategy
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company, which is a longtime Microsoft business intelligence partner, has unleashed a fresh cut of its flagship Necto data discovery and analysis offering, which is a first step in its strategy to automate insights and serve them up for self-service analytics.
AtScale lands $11m series B, expands sales model via Hortonworks for OLAP-on-Hadoop play
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The BI-on-Hadoop startup has fresh VC fuel in the tank and has expanded its sales model beyond direct deals by securing a reseller partnership with Hadoop distributor Hortonworks. On the product front, AtScale has added security and governance to its OLAP-on-Hadoop offering to better cater to enterprise rollouts.
Tidemark details FP&A strategy with benchmarking, machine learning in the mix
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The cloud performance management pure play has set out its strategy, which includes serving up benchmarking for peer analysis and machine learning for predictive financial planning and analysis, and it has unleashed a number of capabilities within its cloud service to back it up.
Yewno gets $10m series A funding for knowledge discovery mapping offering
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The startup is armed with a first round of institutional financing and is seeking to provide a number of industries and audiences with an exploration and discovery offering in the cloud that employs advanced computational semantics, graph theory and machine-learning algorithms to make associations between concepts.
Total Data market expected to reach $132bn by 2020
MIS Spotlight - June, 2016
The Total Data market, consisting of data platforms and analytics, will nearly double in size between the end of 2015 and 2020, according to a new market-sizing and -forecasting service from 451 Research.
Centage bags $4m series A extension, builds a cloud budgeting and forecasting business
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company has fresh VC fuel in the coffers after completing a series A extension. Centage is also reporting success with a cloud version of its Budget Maestro offering, providing another leg to its business, which is all about serving SMBs' budgeting, planning and financial reporting needs.
Microsoft sheds light on its business intelligence strategy and portfolio
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company has been flexing its BI muscles more visibly since unleashing Power BI in July 2013, originally as part of Office 365. But Microsoft also has a number of other BI offerings, which it has been updating as part of an overall endgame to serve multiple audiences in a more unified and standardized manner.
Citizen data scientists: the new darlings of the analytic sector?
MIS Spotlight - June, 2016
The term 'citizen data scientist' has entered the business lexicon and is now being embraced by a range of analytics vendors. Momentum around citizen data science is growing, but the role might need some careful handling in order to live up to its full potential.
Visual analysis veteran Qlik is taken private by Thoma Bravo for $3bn
TDM Deal Analysis - June, 2016
The company has been the subject of takeover speculation ever since Elliot Management became its majority shareholder. But rather than be acquired, as we had speculated, Qlik is going private in a blockbuster sale to Thoma Bravo.
Splunk outlines Hunk's role in its machine data platform play
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The machine data specialist provides Hunk for exploration, analysis and visualization of data in Hadoop distributions, and in more recent releases has melded the offering with its Splunk Enterprise platform, which, along with enhancements, opens new horizons for it.
Armed with new funding, DataRobot looks to cement its automated predictive-analysis play
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
DataRobot has fresh funding with which to solidify its presence in the advanced analytics sector. It also wants to provide data scientists and business analysts with a machine-learning-based software platform for making predictive model creation a push-button process.
Linguamatics opens door to indirect text analytics deals
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The text analysis veteran has a new version of its I2E NLP-based text-mining offering due in summer 2016, which, along with recent enhancements, has the potential to expand Linguamatics' business beyond a direct sales model.
Dell aims to provide one-stop shop for advanced analytics with Statistica upgrade
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company has been busy refreshing Statistica, an advanced analytics product it gained by purchasing StatSoft in 2014. With the latest release, Dell is looking to provide a predictive analytic platform for a variety of users' needs, including the audience du jour of citizen data scientists.
Sinequa eyes series B, morphs from enterprise to cognitive search and analytics play
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company plans to raise additional funding in late 2016 or early 2017 to fuel its growth after introducing a fresh release. Sinequa ES version 10 introduces Spark-based machine learning, extending it from an enterprise search to a cognitive search and analytics offering.
BeyondCore shoots for series B for automated advanced analytics with an in-app twist
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The firm is raising capital to further cement its presence in advanced analytics automation, a vibrant but increasingly crowded sector. BeyondCore has a number of points of differentiation, including the ability to bring data science to environments business users are already comfortable with.
Adaptive Insights makes FP&A process more visual and DIY, heads deeper into enterprise CPM
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The corporate performance management cloud service vendor has a freshly minted release available that is all about making it easier to handle the financial planning and analysis process. It also continues to make headway in expanding beyond bread-and-butter departmental budgeting and planning deals.
DMWay enters fray with push-button predictive-model play
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The two-year-old startup is one of an emerging group of vendors looking to automate advanced analysis. DMWay wants to single itself out by providing personnel with little or no machine-learning or statistical knowledge with automated predictive analytics.
DataRPM eyes series B funding for automation of recommendations and predictions play
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
In 2013, DataRPM launched a search-and-discovery offering for big-data analytics, then went back into stealth mode the following year and used early customer feedback to design a cognitive data science platform for automating recommendations and predictions.
Dataiku sets out strategy as it seeks to provide one-stop shop for data science
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The French advanced analytics startup has elucidated its growth plans, including the expansion of its business into the US. Dataiku has also launched a fresh release of its Data Science Studio machine learning and data management platform that extends its end-to-end capabilities.
Self-service analytics could be ripe for consolidation
TDM Sector IQ - April, 2016
The requirement for business personnel to analyze data without having to rely on IT or analysts is escalating, opening the door for potential M&A to fulfill demand for DIY analysis of all descriptions. But which vendors are possible targets, and which are likely buyers?
Tableau sheds light on HyPer purchase, latest visual analysis release
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
After inking the first deal in its history last year with the pickup of Infoactive Viz for its expertise in data visualization design, Tableau recently snagged early-stage startup HyPer for its high-performance database capabilities. It has also unveiled a new version of its visualization offering.
Zoomdata lands $25m series C, targets developers with multi-structured visual analysis
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The BI startup has fresh financing in its coffers with which to further cement its position as a purveyor of multi-structured visual analytics. Zoomdata is also looking to better serve developer's needs in its latest release.
Alteryx illuminates data prep and advanced analytics, with $85m series C in the bag
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The company is armed with a fresh infusion of venture capital, and is now financed to the tune of $163m. Alteryx is continuing to invest in hiring and product development, as it looks to take its self-service advanced analytics business to the next level.
Following Elliott investment, Qlik could be on the verge of a takeover
TDM Target IQ - March, 2016
Qlik could now be an acquisition target following Elliot Management's purchase of an 8.8% stake in the BI veteran. Elliott has a history of pushing for a sale of the companies in which it invests. Who are the potential suitors?
ClearStory introduces new features to bolster enterprise cloud data analytics play
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
An early provider of multi-structured data analysis as a cloud service, ClearStory has been adding capabilities to better serve the Global 2000, such as B2B Data StoryBoards for sending business answers to a company's partners and an Infinite Data Overlap Detection function.
Logi details DIY analysis strategy, debuts self-service reporting and discovery module
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The firm is best known for its embedded analytics capabilities but has jumped into the self-service analytics fray of late. It is seeking to differentiate itself from the plethora of players also offering DIY analysis via a persona- and role-based approach.
Wavefront emerges from stealth with cloud service for operational analytics
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The startup already has customers in production and series A financing in the bag, and is now having a formal coming-out party. Wavefront is looking to make a market splash with its unified real-time analytics SaaS offering for operational cloud service.
ADVIZOR seeks VC for midmarket visualization, predictive modeling, data-blending play
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
Having previously gone to market as a purveyor of visual analysis for companies of all sizes, the firm has narrowed and sharpened its focus; it is now looking for venture capital to fuel its new go-to-market strategy.
Qlik illuminates platform strategy to tackle multiple pillars of BI
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The company is executing on a business-intelligence strategy based on the premise that visualization alone isn't the answer – a broad spectrum of needs and analytic use cases need to be addressed. But exactly how is Qlik translating this strategy into a reality?
AtScale elucidates its OLAP-on-Hadoop business
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The startup remains focused on bringing analytics to enterprises with the open source data-processing framework using a technique known as OLAP on Hadoop. We examine key recent developments in AtScale's business.