ALTERYX (AYX) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. ALTERYX (NYSE: AYX) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Feb. 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Greetings and welcome to Alterxy's Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. If anyone should require operator assistance during the conference, please press *0 on your telephone keypad. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Chris Lal, general counsel. Chris Lal -- General Counsel Thank you, operator. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today to review Alteryx's fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results. With me on the call, today are Dean Stoecker, chairman and chief executive officer, and Kevin Rubin, chief financial officer. After the prepared remarks, we will open up the call for a question-and-answer session. During this call, we may make statements related to our business that are forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. These statements are not guarantees of future performance but rather are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of the material risks and other important factors that could affect our actual results, please refer to our SEC filings available on the SEC's website and our website as well as the risks and other important factors discussed in today's earnings release. 10 stocks we like better than Alteryx When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they Continue Reading

3 Takeaways From Cloudera’s Strong Earnings Report

Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), the Hadoop software distributor, recently reported third-quarter earnings, sending shares up about 7%. Cloudera went public back in April at $15 but has traded as high as $23 earlier this year. Big data analytics and open-source Hadoop is becoming a key tool for large enterprises over the world, and the recent quarter's results showed this in spades. However, as is the case with many high-growth, young tech companies, Cloudera also continues to rack up losses with $24.4 million in non-GAAP operating losses. Including stock-based compensation, operating losses were $56.6 million. Here's what management wants us to know about the company's key achievements last quarter. Cloudera's biggest announcement last quarter was a product called the Shared Data Experience, or SDX. Basically, Cloudera has made a product that allows large enterprises to work across Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Web Services, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Azure, or a private data center running the Hadoop Distributed File System. Traditionally, Hadoop deployments occurred with a company's data center, but as more and more large enterprises are increasingly turning to the cloud, they run into a problem -- how to govern the company's data moving around all over the place, and how do you cleanse and analyze all the data across environments? Said Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olsen: If you're an enterprise CIO or CBO, you're required by law to protect sensitive user data. You're generally under the gaze of regulators, making sure you comply with rules, governing how data is used and by whom... But that data is essential for high value business applications. You need to be able to process new data as it arrives, to clean it and enhance it. Then, you need to be able to query it or to do statistical analyses or to train machine learning Continue Reading