Attivio Accelerates Business Intelligence and Big Data Projects with New Data Source Discovery Software

Announces New Capabilities to Help Data Scientists and Business Analysts Significantly Reduce the Time Required to Identify the Right Data for Analysis

Newton, Mass., June 8, 2015: Attivio (, the Data Dexterity Company, today announced Attivio 5, the next generation of its software platform.  Featuring self-service data discovery acceleration capabilities, this new solution solves a major issue for business intelligence professionals: significantly reducing the tremendous amount of time being spent on data before it can be analyzed.  Attivio expects to dramatically accelerate business intelligence and Big Data projects by reducing the time it typically takes to profile, identify, and unify all relevant data for analysis, from weeks or months to minutes. Thermo Fisher Scientific joins as an anchor client at the launch of version 5, joining top tier brands already using the Attivio platform, including Qualcomm, UBS, GE, Nexen, and National Instruments.  

The scale of this business problem is highlighted in a recent report from Forrester Research, which states: “A good rule of thumb in any BI (and actually most ERP, CRM, and other enterprise business software) initiative is to assume that 80% of the effort is going to center around data integration activities.  And anecdotal evidence supports a similar 80% effort within data integration just to identify and profile data sources.”[1] 

Attivio’s platform enables data management professionals to automatically produce a comprehensive and enriched index of all information sources and content types residing anywhere in the enterprise ecosystem.  In addition to this profiling capability, Attivio 5 also blends automation with manual intervention to enable data scientists, business analysts, and business intelligence leaders to identify and unify self-selected data tables from the universal index.  By delivering a unique self-service capability, Attivio expects to dramatically reduce the time and effort of BI projects and to significantly speed time to insight.

“Attivio is empowering enterprises to gain immediate visibility into all of their information, even their dark data” said Stephen Baker, CEO of Attivio.  “Enabling IT to automatically profile all information sources – all structured data and unstructured content - means that data scientists and business analysts can adopt a self-service approach to data identification and unification,” continued Baker.  “With Attivio, they can spend far less time on manual data integration activities and dramatically accelerate their BI initiatives.”

Attivio’s platform brings together traditional enterprise search with BI tools to quickly enable firms to profile and identify structured, semi-structured, and unstructured information, empowering users to act with certainty in their data-driven decisions. The new offering is particularly attractive to organizations operating in data intensive industries including financial services, energy, life sciences, and manufacturing. 

“Businesses need the ability to quickly retrieve, analyze, and make actionable the data they have amassed in their vast array of IT systems,” said Miroslav Dlouhy, IT Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific.  “We see being able to gain customer insights as tremendously valuable, as it accelerates understanding of our customers’ needs, in their quest to make the world healthier, safer, and cleaner.”

To learn more about Attivio and the latest trends in accelerating business intelligence initiatives, please join Attivio and special guest, Boris Evelson, of Forrester Research for, “Best Practices for Self-Service Data Discovery” on June 9th at 2pm ET, available at: Attivio 5 will be made available for evaluation the following day, Wednesday, June 10.

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About Attivio

Attivio, the Data Dexterity Company, provides software that empowers its customers to get their hands on the right data and to work with it to quickly get it to the point of informing decisions.  At Attivio, we believe that there is tremendous untapped value in enterprise information ecosystems.  Many of the world's leading brands rely on us to gain immediate visibility into all of their information, not just the data sitting in known databases. Our data obsession means that our customers don't just manage their data; they achieve true Data Dexterity to crush deadlines, transform productivity, achieve global impact, and act with certainty. For more information, please visit

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[1] Forrester Research, “Boost Your Business Insights by Converging Big Data and BI”,” March 25, 2015, page 2.]