Welcome to Amalgam Insights (AI)! We are a technology research firm focused on guiding businesses towards the road to Artificial Intelligence. Whether your organization is handling traditional IT, agile IT, data science, or even neuroscience-based approaches, we have the talent to help you choose better technology vendors, strategies, and approaches. We help companies to enhance the financial, programmatic, & cognitive value of technology at scale to build long-term advantages across the following practice areas:

  • Financial Augmentation: Technology Expense Management, FinOps & DevFinOps, Future of Finance and Accounting.
  • Data and Analytic Augmentation: Machine Learning and Data Science, Data Management
  • Programmatic Augmentation: DevOps, Service Mesh and Containers, Open Source Technologies.
  • Cognitive Augmentation: Learning & Development, Talent Assessment, and Extended (Augmented and Virtual) Reality.

Check out our top 6 posts this week!

  1. SmartList Market Guide on Service Mesh and Building Out Microservices Networking
  2. Docker Enterprise 3.0 is the Docker We’ve Been Waiting For
  3. Todd Maddox Reveals How PTC’s Vuforia Expert Capture Speeds Time to Productivity While Reducing Training Costs
  4. Data Science and Machine Learning News Roundup, April 2019
  5. Accounting Tech Market Alert: FloQast Provides AI-Powered Transaction Matching to Accelerate the Financial Close
  6. How Red Hat Runs


We provide guidance to key financial, technical, and cognitive trends through client deliverables including:

  • Market Milestones that highlight key announcements in enterprise technology markets
  • Analyst Insights which provide guidance based on the experience of our veteran analysts, our research data, and key market trends
  • Vendor SmartLists where our analysts recognize top vendors that solve key business challenges
  • Business Value Analysis, which brings financial, technical, and human value into a single framework for enterprise buyers and vendors to better articulate the full value of technology investments.
  • Webinars and presentations designed to provide consultative recommendations to internal or external audiences
  • Retainer programs, providing full access to Amalgam’s analyst team and research efforts at your fingertips to help you with making your most strategic technology decisions.
  • Workshops to guide your technology roadmap and strategy from a functional, financial, or cognitive perspective.

To gain our technical, financial, and cognitive perspectives on technology strategy, guidance, or value mapping, please email us at info@amalgaminsights.com for more information on how to work with Amalgam Insights.


Inside our Slack Channel: A Conversation on Salesforce acquiring Tableau

As you may know, analysts typically only have the time to share a small fraction of the information that they have on any topic at any given time, with the majority of our time spent speaking with clients, technologists, and each other. When Salesforce announced their acquisition of Tableau Monday morning, we at Amalgam Insights …

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Market Milestone – Google to Buy Looker to Transform Business Analytics

Key Stakeholders: Chief Information Officers, Chief Technical Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Data Monetization Directors and Managers, Analytics Directors and Managers, Data Management Directors and Managers, Enterprise Architects Why It Matters: Google’s proposed $2.6 billion acquisition of Looker provides Google with a core data engagement, service, and application environment to support Google Cloud …

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Kubernetes Grows Up – The View from KubeCon EU 2019

Our little Kubernetes is growing up. By “growing up” I mean it is almost in a state that a mainstream company can consider it fit for production. While there are several factors that act as a drag against mainstream reception, a lack of completeness has been a major force against Kubernetes broader acceptance. Completeness, in …