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

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.
Datawatch enters the self-service data preparation fray in earnest
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The company has taken its smarts in handling semi-structured data and visualization, and together with drivers from Progress Software and a homegrown user-friendly interface, entered the sizzling self-service data preparation sector. The move could enable Datawatch to really shine.
Zementis lands fresh OEM deals to validate operationalization of advanced analysis
MIS Impact Report - February, 2016
The company has added several new OEM customers to its growing business enabling the automated execution and deployment of predictive analytics and machine-learning models into an operational environment. But is it still waiting for the market to catch up with it?
From beginning to end: examining approaches to the analytic workflow
MIS Spotlight - February, 2016
A workflow can be seen as a process through which a piece of analysis passes from initiation to completion. New styles and forms of analysis have made a workflow more vital to effective BI than ever. But what are some of the key emerging and existing approaches?
Under new management, Sisense bags $50m series D, adopts analytics for complex data focus
MIS Impact Report - February, 2016
The company is armed with a fresh infusion of venture capital and new a CEO, and has expanded its executive team. Sisense has also refined its market positioning to emphasize its ability to analyze complex data sets.
Automated Insights eyes narrative content-generation business with Wordsmith
MIS Impact Report - February, 2016
The consultancy-turned-software firm is targeting a wider market with its new general-purpose content-generation cloud service, dubbed Wordsmith.
Total-data advanced analytics techniques are multitudinous and evolving
MIS Spotlight - January, 2016
The ability to capture, process and predictively analyze data in a variety of formats has moved on a fair amount since we last examined the subject in 2012. Along with this evolution have come a number of buzzwords and approaches, which we seek to unravel in this report.
'OLAP on Hadoop' and visual-based analysis open the door to total data analytics
MIS Spotlight - January, 2016
The need to achieve more from data as organizations become data-driven has pushed total data analytics up the corporate agenda, spawning new approaches and startups. We navigate through some of the latest options available to achieve insights from all data, whether structured or unstructured in nature.
Pyramid Analytics looks to shore up its governed, self-service BI play
MIS Impact Report - January, 2016
The company, which is a Microsoft Gold partner, has $30m in series B funding and is looking to strengthen its presence in the analytics sector, where it provides governed and self-service Web-based business intelligence for IT and business users in one offering.
Total data reporting: Renaissance or demise of the business intelligence report?
MIS Spotlight - January, 2016
Enterprise reporting has somewhat fallen out of favor, supplanted by dashboards and other forms of self-service BI. We examine the market dynamics and approaches now surrounding total data reporting, which we use to describe the ability to create formatted and interactive reports of summarized information from data in multiple formats, three years on from our first look at this topic in the light of changes to the enterprise reporting market.
NoSQL analysis tools: a new M&A frontier for 2016?
TDM Sector IQ - January, 2016
The value of analyzing data in multiple structured and semi-structured states is now widely recognized, but dealmaking to enable this endgame has largely focused on Hadoop. With NoSQL stores increasingly deployed in enterprise settings, and the growing need to gain insight from data in these emerging databases, NoSQL analytics could shape M&A activity in 2016.