Why Pyramid?

The next generation of self-service analytics

Pyramid is the engine of your organization’s enterprise analytics deployment. It propels your strategic data vision and cultivates analytics excellence throughout your organization. It represents the convergence of aesthetics, flexibility, and genuine utility. It was built from the ground up to be the first truly collaborative, universal enterprise analytics environment. Pyramid is the next generation of self-service analytics.

That’s why we call it the Analytics OS.


Pyramid provides self-service analytics for everyone

Pyramid is an enterprise-level BI application that lets end users conduct high-end analytics and data science without IT help—on any browser or device.The following table shows an at-a-glance comparison of Pyramid and legacy platforms across several key features.

Feature The Wrong Way Pyramid
Report Bursting Reports not dynamically tied to underlying data Fully integrated reporting and bursting engine
High-End Analytics Require scripting and IT support WYSIWYG logic creation against data sources
End User Data Prep Third-party tools designed for IT pros End-user data prep
Machine Learning Machine learning applied to aggregated data Machine learning at the grain
Model in Apache Hadoop Bring Big Data to your desktop Model directly on Apache Hadoop
Smart Discovery Hard to get started with analysis One-click models automatic report generation

Pyramid aligns with your enterprise data strategy

Pyramid is an enterprise-level BI application that allows data leaders to implement and manage their analytic strategies.The following table shows an at-a-glance comparison of Pyramid and legacy platforms across several key enterprise features.

Feature The Wrong Way Pyramid
Resources Consolidation Proprietary models and siloed data Create and store models in existing systems
Governance/Transparency Confusing content management Robust lineage, versioning, and collaboration
Machine Learning Limited machine learning on aggregate data Apply machine learning at the grain
Client Provisioning Inefficient provisioning processes Auto-provisioning
Deployment Type Desktop installs or legacy interfaces Access on Windows, Mac, and Linux (+ mobile)
Versioning No centralized CMS/administrative controls Save logic as a first-class citizen, tied to the data

Key questions

We understand that when it comes to your analytics investments, you have a lot of choices. In a crowded BI field, it’s often hard to spot the differences between vendors. Beneath the marketing gloss, there are clear differences between Pyramid and the rest of the field. So what sets Pyramid apart from other providers?


Why is it important to run my BI in a web client and not on the desktop?

Many BI products require you to install and run on a desktop client. This effectively limits performance, makes it difficult to administer and provision users, and opens your organization to potential security breaches. In contrast, Pyramid is designed to run on any HTML5-compliant browser. It’s faster, scalable, flexible, and more secure than any other competing BI solution.


Pyramid offers an end-user ETL? Why does this matter?

Pyramid isn’t the first BI tool to provide an ETL tool. But it is one of the first analytics tools to include an ETL tool that is embedded directly within the product—and it’s the first ETL tool truly designed for everyone. With the end-user ETL tool included as a core module, users don't need a separate tool to fix, condition, and improve incoming data. This gives users the ability to use a graphically based tool to blend structured and unstructured data in numerous ways, and then schedule data preparation operations so difficult data prep efforts don’t have to repeated over and over—all in the same place! In addition, the ETL features ML algorithms—including access to an ML marketplace—which users can use (and reuse) to build advanced data models.


Why should I care about Pyramid’s narrative reporting capabilities?

Pyramid Analytics is the only analytics tool that treats narrative reporting—reporting that provides deep data-driven context beyond the static data views and visualizations found in traditional reporting—as a core part of the analytic lifecycle. With Pyramid's Publish module, users can craft and automate engaging, dynamic narrative reports using the very same platform they use to prepare data models and conduct advanced analytics inquiries. When reporting ties directly to data, includes dynamic content that provides deep context, and conforms to established security protocols, reporting delivers more than just pretty pictures or historical facts—it delivers contextualized insights that shows the way to better decisions.


Does repository-based shared business logic provide tangible enterprise value?

Pyramid is truly built with content re-use in mind. Every aspect of the product—including data models, visualizations, presentations, publications, illustrations, machine learning algorithms, logical expressions, and more—is considered a first-class data citizen. Each piece is extensible, meaning it can be shared, re-used, and improved-upon. These building blocks are available in a shared content management system (CMS) so anyone can find the content they need depending on their role and goals. This allows you to manage your implementation in an analytics-as-a-service manner, which saves you time, reduces errors, and reinforces a collaborative, data-focused mindset within your organization.


What types of deployment scenarios are suitable for Pyramid?

Don’t make sacrifices for your BI vendor. Choose one that is flexible for you and your environment. With Pyramid, you don’t have to compromise. You don't have to rip and replace your analytics deployment. Our OS-agnostic Java platform can be readily integrated into any environment, allowing you to build and implement an enterprise architecture that meets your business model and your data strategy. You choose what works best for you: on premise or private cloud.


Does easy-to-use advanced analytics make my organization more productive?

Advanced analytics can transform how organizations operate. They can help employees make decisions with data and insight previously untapped. But even those organizations seeking to be data driven have few employees making use of such sophisticated techniques. This often leaves complex analysis either completely neglected or inadequately performed. Pyramid enables users with rich visual interfaces to create even the most complex analyses.

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