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Even in these challenging times, Alteryx has been hard at work to bring you innovative new products and features. The 20.2 release focuses on speeding up data processing, helping you draw insights from your data, and keeping you connected to your team. Read on to discover the updates included in our 2020.2, Amplify.Automation release, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

Accelerate with our AMP Engine

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Working with large data sets? Does your workstation or server have lots of extra CPU and memory? If so, you’ll love the new Alteryx Multithreaded Processing Engine. Multithreading is a processor’s ability to run multiple threads of execution at the same time, and our new multithreaded engine aims to make maximum use of the hardware on which it runs. When you click the run button in Alteryx Designer, an engine takes your workflow inputs and runs them through every tool and building block on your canvas. Starting in 20.2, you’ll have the option to run your workflows using the new AMP engine for better performance on Alteryx Designer and Server. Where you’ll really see our AMP Engine shine is when you’re using any of the 50 building blocks that are natively multithreaded. These tools will process large data sets in your workflow faster, and will really fly if the machine you run Designer on has lots of RAM memory.

 

We’ll let the performance of the AMP engine speak for itself. Some of our customers involved in testing out this thrilling addition have described it as game changing, efficient, stable, and fast seeing a performance improvement up to 3X.

 

Learn more about our AMP Engine and discover the inner workings behind which processes run faster and how to begin leveraging it for your workflows on both Designer and Server in this blog post.

 

Other Recent Inventions to Amplify Your Team’s Solving

  • You may notice two new tool groups in Designer with locks on them when you download 2020.2. Not to worry, there’s nothing wrong with your Designer! We just wanted to give you a heads up about an exciting new add-on that’s been released. Take advantage of our new data science-based building blocks to create predictions, read pdfs, or derive sentiment from text — no coding required, all with the new Alteryx Intelligence Suite, click here to learn all about it! If you’d like to try out Intelligence Suite for yourself, just contact your account representative! Don't know your account rep? Have questions about how to get started? Simply head over to our Support Contact Portal and select Request Access to Intelligence Suite so we can get you set up and ready to go.

  • Scale your analytics further by being able to share schedules and job results with users in the same collection on Server. One scheduled workflow result can serve your whole team with valuable information, whether you're in the office or not.

  • Managing users just got a whole lot easier with the new Active Directory integration in Connect! Now, you can leverage your existing Windows Active Directory user management system to update your contacts all in one place.

     

  • Our localization aficionados here at Alteryx are bringing you international support to dates and times, starting with the Date Time Tool — soon to extend to all Designer building blocks that encompass Date Time fields. Enjoy analyzing your data in the format that is relevant to you without any extra data prep or manual date formatting.

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  • New, eye-catching enhancements to Holistic Data Profiling in the Browse Tool will help you see your top five values for every column of data and improve your data’s shape, usability, and ability to drill down into the details.

  • Experience improvements to building blocks you use most often in Designer, like being able to remove null rows and columns in the Data Cleansing tool to get you one step closer to your answer faster.phunter_0-1590713649712.png

 

Upgrade to 2020.2 Today
Upgrading to 2020.2 is a great way to boost your company’s automated analytic processes. To read more about new additions mentioned in this blog and more, head over to our Technical Documentation. We’re all ears! If you are a current customer, get a sneak peek at brand-new features in our Beta Program and provide feedback to our Product Team. To experience these updates for yourself, install 2020.2 today! If you are new to Alteryx, give us a test run with our free Designer Trial.