Amazon QuickSight Q joins race to democratize business intelligence tools

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) last week launched QuickSight Q,  a new capability within its existing cloud-based business intelligence tools system, Amazon Quicksight, to allow users to query their data using natural language.

Enterprise users can type questions about their business data in natural language and receive accurate answers and visualizations in seconds, according to AWS’ announcement last week.

Pressuring other business intelligence tools: Tableau’s Ask Data, Microsoft Power BI and Google’s Looker

Despite AWS’ leadership in overall cloud service offerings, Amazon has remained a niche player in business intelligence tools (BI), according to research firm Gartner. Other Amazon QuickSight competitors have launched similar AI-powered business intelligence features. Earlier this year, for example, Tableau…

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