SAS wins Best Data Mining Toolset, Webtrends best webanalytics tool award

SAS Analytics Readers’ Choice Awards: SAS voted best data
mining toolset. Webtrends wins best webanalytics tool
award.

Best Web Analytics Winner: WebTrends
Runner-Up: TeaLeaf Technology

Best Data Mining or Statistical Analysis Winner: SAS
Runner-Up: SPSS

Best Text Mining Software Winner: IBM
Runner-Up: SAS

Best Data Visualization Software Winner: IBM
Runner-Up: Visual Insights

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Rumors: Alexa develops webanalytics solution

Rumors are growing about Alexa’s webanalytics
tool, that seems to be coming out soon.

According to different sources the Alexa webanalytics tool will be based on Javascript tags and available to every webmaster. Alexa’s toolbar supposely will show more data and act as a personal login gateway to the collected data. If these rumors turn out to be true, Alexa could become a serious competitor for the existing webanalytics industry. What makes me not believe these rumors is Amazon’s, Alexas parent company, choice of webanalytics tool on their own site. Amazon.com currently works with high-end SAS analytics as well as Vividence. If Amazon had build a homemade solution, I would give way more credibility to these rumors. What makes me believe these rumors is the more and more competing webanalytics market. Hitwise, Comscore, Nielsen Netratings, Compete and others are fighting for a very lucrative market.

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