January 30th, 2015
When Salesforce announced its Wave analytics platform with a splash at Dreamforce, it wasn’t even available. Critics said it cost too much or that even after two years of development, it was too little too late.
Some analysts, like Boris Evelson at Forrester Research, praised it for its "seamless integration" and agile NoSQL DBMS. "But," he added in his blog, "while we feel that Wave is a cool product for specific use cases … there’s lot of room for improvement before Wave can take its place among general purpose large enterprise BI platforms."
"The UI is there, but can it really leverage big data? Does it matter?," asked CMSWire writer Virginia Backaitis. She quoted several industry sources who offered mixed reviews.