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I am curious to know how Alteryx got its name. What is the story behind the name?

Ritesh127
6 - Meteoroid

Hi everyone,

this isn't a technical question but I would highly appreciate any insight into how this powerful tool was given its name.

 

Thank you very much, 

Ritesh

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MarqueeCrew
19 - Altair
19 - Altair

Here's their story:  https://www.alteryx.com/press-releases/2010-03-24-src-llc-now-alteryx

 

In short, Dean named it.  Alter the YX coordinates (spatial:  Lon/Lat).

 

Cheers,


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Ritesh127
6 - Meteoroid

Thank you MarqueeCrew!! That's an interesting tidbit to know!

SFTakach
5 - Atom

Interesting. I was thinking of something much more geeky than that. I thought that it was the modified spelling of the portmanteau "alter" (as in 'alter the data') + "unix" = "alterix"

--> "alteryx". The streaming of data through a serial collection of tools in alteryx resembles data streaming through a pipe of commands in unix.

nadimalam
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Was a great question! @Ritesh127 - glad you have the insight into the Alteryx name!