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

prevero unveils cloud strategy as it seeks to expand its BI and planning horizons
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
The Munich-based company has established a midmarket customer base in German-speaking countries for its BI and performance management offerings, and is looking to build on that foundation by establishing a cloud business and executing on a geographic expansion plan.
Cloud9 Charts emerges with reporting and visualization service for multi-structured data
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
The startup is one of the latest players to tackle the thorny but ever more necessary task of enabling insights into data in traditional SQL databases and newer environments, such as NoSQL databases
Vena courts Excel devotees with performance management cloud service
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
The company is one of the latest entrants into the SaaS budgeting, planning, financial reporting and analysis sector. Billed as the fastest-growing cloud corporate performance management vendor, we examine the underpinnings behind Vena's growth strategy.
Dundas focuses on expanded market opportunity with soup-to-nuts BI platform play
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
The business intelligence veteran has evolved from a purveyor of visualization components for developers to a provider of an end-to-end BI stack for data analysts and business users. The company has been expanding its direct sales team and adjusting its sales strategy.
Google uses open source model to encourage take-up of TensorFlow deep-learning software
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
In a rare move, given the company's size and stature, Google has made TensorFlow, which is intended to be a next-generation machine-learning library for deep learning, available as open source code.
GoodData recasts cloud BI service for distributed, personalized analytics
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
The purveyor of BI as a multi-tenant cloud service had a 'strategy rethink' over the summer. GoodData has shifted its gaze to providing data owners with the ability to distribute information from a warehouse on a personalized basis to end users and channel partners.
Centage sheds light on budgeting and planning business after first M&A play
TDM Post-Merger IQ - October, 2015
The midmarket budgeting and planning veteran recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its acquisition of former OEM customer BI-Metrix. We examine the evolution of the firm's business and product portfolio since inking its first deal.
AWS revs QuickSight visualization service with an emphasis on speed, ease of use, cost
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
Amazon Web Services is entering the BI sector with a data-visualization and discovery cloud service pitched around three core tenants: performance, user friendliness and price competitiveness. We examine the offering and its potential impact on AWS's BI partner strategy and the analytics sector as a whole.
After $30m series B, Looker serves up fruits of embedded and custom analytics strategy
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
Earlier this year, Looker Data Sciences received an infusion of capital, which has accelerated its existing solid growth rate. It has also unleashed deliverables from its strategy to better enable data analysts to create custom and embedded analysis for business users.
Zendesk reaches for We Are Cloud to infuse customer service and support with analytics
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2015
The company has reached for SaaS BI startup We Are Cloud (best known as BIME Analytics) in a deal that could be seen in part as a response to rival Salesforce's entrance into analytics, and an impending move by Amazon into BI with its QuickSight visualization and discovery service.
TARGIT augments BI for Microsoft strategy with multi-structured analysis and discovery
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
The BI veteran has built a business largely by providing BI for Microsoft shops. TARGIT is now expanding its analytics reach by serving up multi-source data mashup and discovery capabilities to better serve its target market of business analysts and users.
QFire seeks fuel for its vision to embed data quality and prep at the point of service
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
The startup is looking for seed funding to accelerate its strategy to make data quality and preparation more effective by engaging business users. QFire is using an indirect strategy involving resellers and ISV-based channel partners.
Zoomdata expands multi-structured visual analysis and discovery play with AnyCloud
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
The startup is building on its interactive visual-analytics capabilities for structured and semi-structured stores through partnerships and a new release unleashed under a ZoomData AnyCloud initiative. Should Tableau and other popular visual-analysis players sit up and take note?
Trifacta focuses on IT and end-user needs as it looks to grow DIY data wrangling business
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
Trifacta, an early champion of self-service data preparation, is looking to better meet IT and end-user requirements. We examine the latest enhancements the startup has made to its offering with this endgame in mind, along with its business progress.
Arcadia Data realizes Hadoop-centric analytics vision with Enterprise launch
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
Arcadia appeared on the Hadoop-based analytics scene in June, armed with $11.5m to deliver native visualization and BI for the open source data processing framework. The startup's strategy has taken a significant step forward with the formal launch of Arcadia Enterprise.
Paxata bags $18m series C funding to fuel enterprise self-service data-preparation focus
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
Self-service data preparation has become more mature, and is targeted by a greater number of vendors. Paxata is seeking differentiation by creating an enterprise-grade platform that can be used for data integration, data quality, semantic enrichment, collaboration and governance by data analysts.
Uncharted launches PanTera for interactive visualization of very large data sets
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
The software and services vendor perhaps best known for its GeoTime geospatial analysis software has served up the fruits of another research project in PanTera, a real-time visualization offering for very large data sets.
Saasabi eyes funding to fuel next growth phase in SaaS BI
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
Saasabi is looking to take its cloud BI business to the next level by securing some growth capital. The company provides a multitenant service, which relies on an internally developed parallel MOLAP engine crafted for, and using, Microsoft technologies. The company has amassed an initial batch of paying customers, which primarily use it for SQL Server features natively on Azure, additional security and more.
Microsoft ramps up dashboard and reporting play with major overhaul to Power BI
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
First introduced in 2013, Microsoft's Power BI has recently been subject to a number of enhancements and untethered from Office 365. It is turning into a good alternative to Excel for dashboard and reporting use cases in cloud, desktop and mobile environments.
Performance management expands beyond the finance department
MIS Spotlight - August, 2015
Performance management has traditionally been about providing finance types with improved processes and deep financial insights. But performance management is moving out of the finance department to support company-wide strategic and operational growth objectives. We take a closer look at this development.
Jedox elucidates self-service BI and performance management strategy under new CEO
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
The software veteran has made a change at the top, appointing ex-Microsoft general manager Kay-Ingo Greve as chief executive at the beginning of 2015. What else is in store for the BI and planning veteran's next growth phase?
With $39m in series D funding, Quid looks to bolster its content analysis service
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
The machine-learning and visualization company has fresh venture capital, which it is using for product development. It continues to scope out blue-chip organizations that want a hosted service that searches and processes indexed documents to visually map answers to business users' questions.
Adatao does machine-learning analytics with natural language, collaborative twist
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
Adatao is on a mission to bring predictive analytics to a technical and nontechnical audience using a combination of natural language queries, collaboration and machine-learning technologies. The three-year-old startup will be operating in a crowded analytics space.
In its first M&A play, Tableau snags Infoactive for infographics development smarts
TDM Deal Analysis - August, 2015
Tableau, the darling of the visual analysis sector, has made its first acquisition by reaching for infographic Web app startup Infoactive to get its hands on additional developer expertise. The move should accelerate the firm's cloud and mobile strategy.
Dataiku eyes international stage for its machine-learning-based predictive workbench
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The French startup scored seed financing at the beginning of 2015, and is now taking its Data Science Studio offering, which is all about providing an end-to-end collaborative environment for predictive analytics, to the US.
deFacto Global illuminates its Microsoft-based performance management business
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
Having come into existence to plug the gap left by Microsoft's exit from the performance management market, deFacto Global is carving out a business with Microsoft shops. It introduced a server component to its lineup, and the company's performance management offering was born.
Kyvos Insights emerges with OLAP-for-Hadoop play
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The market for bringing interactive analytics to the Hadoop data-processing framework using an OLAP-based approach is heating up, with Kyvos Insights the latest player to enter the fray.
Armed with $28.2m series B, Enigma looks to demystify public-data analysis
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The startup is looking to build a business around harnessing public and private data for corporate decision-making, and has landed fresh financing to aid business development and further growth.
Welcome to OLAP on Hadoop: The cube meets the elephant
MIS Spotlight - July, 2015
OLAP, a long-standing analytical technique employed to represent data in two, three or more dimensions using a cube structure, is back in vogue and being applied to the analysis of information in the Hadoop open source data-processing framework. We take a closer look.
Yellowfin eyes deeper international waters for its visual-analysis business
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The Australian firm has been operating in the BI sector for 15 years, building a solid following among APAC-based organizations, which are principally drawn to its dashboards. Yellowfin now wants to crack the US and Europe.
Cortical.io emerges with brain-like semantic approach to text analytics
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The startup is looking to bring a fresh approach to natural-language processing by mimicking the brain and using smarts in semantic folding theory. Is the text-analytics world about to be shaken up?
BOARD sets its sights on breaking out of Europe with expanded portfolio
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
The BI and corporate performance management veteran is looking to go global and has been reshaping its sales model accordingly. BOARD plans to redesign its core BI platform and introduce industry-specific applications as part of its go-to-market strategy.
Sensai makes unstructured data analytics play to give content a Cuddle
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
The startup has entered the crowded analytics sector with a product that is underpinned by its Cuddle proprietary language for querying third-party content and corporate documents. Sensai's early customers are in financial services.
CoolaData targets online businesses with behavioral analytics cloud service
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
The three-year-old startup is seeking to build a business using a soup-to-nuts SaaS play for behavioral analysis, and is unleashing a more formal coming-out party for its behavioral analytics cloud service,. Should Adobe Omniture, Splunk and others sit up and take notice?
Panorama expands visual-analysis and discovery vista to shore up BI beachhead
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
The BI veteran is seeking to harness the shift away from IT-led developer reporting to business-driven analytics with its Necto offering. But is Panorama truly able to give Tableau, Qlik, et al. a run for their money?
Hitachi Data Systems illuminates IoT strategy with Pentaho formally in the fold
TDM Post-Merger IQ - June, 2015
HDS – a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi – recently completed its acquisition of open-source-based analytics player Pentaho in order to enter the IoT analytics fray. How is the deal playing out for the company, which now places 'social innovation' center stage?
Total Data market expected to hit $115bn by 2019
MIS Spotlight - May, 2015
The Total Data market – consisting of data platforms, data management and analytics – will nearly double in size between the end of last year and 2019, according a new market sizing and forecasting service from 451 Research.
Informatica bolsters data security with data classification and analytics
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
The data management vendor recently added 'data security intelligence' to its data-masking capabilities. The technology is designed to give customers a better idea of where sensitive data is, where it's been and where it's going.
Tamr launches vertical strategy as it builds business in self-service data preparation
MIS Impact Report - February, 2015
Having launched into the self-service data-preparation sector last summer, Tamr has taken the wraps off a freshly minted release of its data management stack and served up industry-specific apps to kick off its vertical strategy.
NLG sector consolidates as STATS nabs Automated Insights
TDM Deal Analysis - February, 2015
A nascent area of analytics, the natural-language generation segment is in the early stages of an M&A shakeout as one of the initial pure plays joins sports statistics and information company STATS. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.