Platfora provides powerful capabilities for analysts. It does so by smart technology that is easy to integrate into any enterprise. The greatest way to learn about Platfora is to see it yourself, and my suggestion is that you get a hand's on demo so you can see how fast it lets an analyst explore data holdings. An in person demo will let you click things yourself. You will be able to drill into any detail you desire and find dimensions of data only available when all the data is being analyzed. You will see Platfora at places like Hadoop World and that may be a good place to get a hand's on demo. But till then check out the video below. It just lasts 85 seconds and it will give you a taste of the kinds of things you can get done.