In a new report available from GigaOM research highlights Operational Intelligence Platforms such as Oversight as the needed prescription for transforming big data into powerful business insights. These platforms also help fill the growing need for data analysis expertise and combat the shortage of data scientists. The report “How Big Data Analytics Drives Competitive Advantage” also paints the picture for how insights delivered as a service can enable end users to leverage the cloud and subscribe to a set of insight-driven analyses targeted at their enterprise needs and improving the time-to-insight model. Stay tuned as we look forward to providing some exciting news around this delivery model later this summer. As an enterprise gains insight into its data, the result is truly the opportunity to innovate and gain a competitive advantage. As the report’s author explains and as we could not agree with more, insights are gained through the integration of internal and external data sets, as well as by analyzing the complete data set to provide an output that can be immediately acted on. When this actionable output is combined with human intuition and experience, it fuels better tactical and operational decisions across the enterprise. What is your opinion on the value of actionable analytics and how emerging big data analytics stores or marketplaces will empower business decision makers? What specific product features would you like to see?