Yup. We’re looking at a business intelligence renaissance


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We know all about the giga-tons of information businesses are generating — and now collecting — in the era of big data. Now, judging by a rush of funding flowing into new-look business intelligence (BI) companies, there’s huge opportunity in helping mere mortals — line-of-business managers, not just CEOs and data geeks — see and analyze that data.

Just in the last few weeks, ThoughtSpot, the brainchild of former Oracle(s orcl) and Google(s goog) engineers, raised $10.5 million from Lightspeed Ventures and others to bring Google-like search to corporate data. And Domo, a one-year-old startup founded by former Omniture CEO Joshua James, snagged an impressive $125 million in new VC, bringing its total to a healthy $250 million. (Adobe Systems bought Omniture for $1.8 billion in 2009.)

But those investments are just the latest in a flurry of BI-related activity. In December Chartio logged $2.2 million in new funding

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