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

Nutonian doubles down on machine-learning predictive analysis with data discovery twist
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
The startup aims to make it easier for non-data scientists with domain expertise to model, interpret and understand predictive analytics. But is Eureqa's robot data scientist play with a business context twist enough to ensure continued growth in the crowded machine-learning-driven advanced analytics sector?
Logi Analytics seeks to expand its embedded and self-service analytics business
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
The company, already a go-to name for embeddable BI, is focusing on enabling analytic insights to be integrated into third-party applications via embedding features in its Logi Info BI platform. Logi also aims to extend its presence among business users, adding fresh self-service functions to Logi Info.
Fuzzy Logix courts high-performance big-data analytics with in-database UDF play
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
The company is seeking to single itself out from the in-database analytics crowd by providing an advanced analysis offering with user-defined functions that can be deployed natively in a number of environments and that aims to be blazingly fast.
Zoomdata pitches visual analysis to US government with In-Q-Tel's aid, expands connectors
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
Zoomdata, the self-styled 'big data' exploration, visualization and analytics startup, is on a mission to reach into the US intelligence community in part by drawing on a newly announced relationship with In-Q-Tel. It's also looking to address an ever-increasing roster of workloads through connectivity enhancement. Should Tableau, Palantir and others take note?
Alteryx elucidates business and product plans for data-prep & predictive-analytics play
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
Alteryx has released two updates to its self-service advanced-analytics play since April. The company has been busy updating its plans for data prep and predictive analytics, as well as its roadmap and marketing strategy, with the latter involving a strong focus on SQL coders and Excel users.
Skytree goes freemium for machine-learning-based analytics, eyes fresh funding
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
One of the first startups to appear on the machine-learning predictive analysis scene with an on-premises offering designed to appeal to Fortune 500s, Skytree recently altered its business model with the debut of freemium pricing.
Salesforce illuminates recently acquired BeyondCore's initial role inside Wave Analytics
TDM Post-Merger IQ - September, 2016
The cloud veteran has been on an acquisition spree of late to further develop multiple areas of its business. In mid-August, Salesforce snagged BeyondCore, a purveyor of automated advanced analysis and data-discovery capabilities for personnel without analytics expertise. Why did Salesforce ink this deal, and how will it pan out?
Continuum Analytics aims to support comprehensive open-source-based data science
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The company has wisely recognized that there are several roles and capabilities required to deliver data science. It is evolving its flagship Anaconda offering and continuing to employ an open-source-based strategy to meet this objective.
Learning analytics: adoption drivers, potential obstacles to a machine-learning approach
MIS Spotlight - September, 2016
Machine-learning algorithms started to be increasingly put to work for advanced analytics use cases in 2013. We examine key factors driving adoption rates and some potential hurdles that need to be overcome before machine-learning-based predictive analytics truly enters the mainstream.
Anaplan illuminates enterprise cloud-planning business as it mulls IPO
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The pure play has been highly active since we last caught up with it, and has shed light on developments within its business of late, including a potential plan to go public.
RapidMiner reframes for DIY predictive analysis with new execs and VC in place
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
It's been a busy 12 months for the company, which tweaked its strategy and pricing model, made changes to its executive team, scored fresh funding, and hatched a tie-up with Experfy.
TARGIT repositions to focus on BI opportunities beyond Microsoft
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The company has not abandoned its strategy to provide business intelligence for companies already using Microsoft's offerings, but is now looking to expand into other ecosystems with the latest release of its self-service reporting, analytics and data-discovery platform.
Altair seeks to cement its BI credentials using self-service cloud visual analysis play
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The company recently had a formal coming-out party for Envision, an internally developed self-service data discovery and visualization offering in the cloud. Should Tableau and other purveyors of visual analysis offerings sit up and take notice?
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.