Big Data-Powered Authentication Gives Security a Much-Needed Boost

Big Data-Powered Authentication Gives Security a Much-Needed Boost

Trillions of dollars are at stake in the ongoing battle against cybercriminals and fraudsters. Whether it’s Russian...

Big Data Outlier Detection, for Fun and Profit

Big Data Outlier Detection, for Fun and Profit

As we discussed in the first part of this series, how you handle data outliers can determine...

How a Facebook-Like Graph Powers Drug Discovery

How a Facebook-Like Graph Powers Drug Discovery

Researchers have long sought to identify the key proteins involved in the development of diseases like cancer....

Hadoop Alternative Is Faster and Lighter, Proponents Say

Hadoop Alternative Is Faster and Lighter, Proponents Say

For all its benefits, Hadoop has its drawbacks. The actual movement of data can be complex, and...

News In Brief

MongoDB Teams with Weather Channel on Digital Alerts

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Somebody is finally trying to do something about the weather. The Weather Channel has begun transitioning its digital platforms, including its mobile apps running on iOS and Android, to MongoDB's database. The new platform will allow Read more…


Peaxy Launches Scalable Data Manager

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Data management specialist Peaxy Inc. (pronounced "peak-see") is targeting the enormous growth of unstructured data in industrial sectors with its Hyperfiler system designed to harness disparate data through controlled access and a "consistent Read more…


Fast Data Specialist Tibco Goes Private

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Fast data specialist Tibco Software said Sept. 29 it is being acquired by Vista Equity Partners for about $4.3 billion. The deal is reportedly the largest such tech buyout this year. Under terms of the acquisition, Palo Alto-based Tibco said Read more…


States Seek to Backstop U.S. Data Privacy Laws

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California is poised to become the first state to restrict the use of student data by third-party technology vendors. Two student data privacy bills were sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, including one that prescribes Read more…


BI Startup Numerify Raises Another $15M

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Cloud business intelligence startup Numerify said Sept. 24 it has raised an additional $15 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Numerify said it has so far raised more than $23 million in two funding Read more…


Clustrix Database Targets E-commerce

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Just in time for holidays, a scale-out SQL database running in the cloud from startup Clustrix is geared to e-commerce websites characterized by traffic spikes that require databases to scale in order to avoid costly downtime. The San Read more…


U.S. Cracking Down on Data Brokers

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The U.S. is stepping scrutiny of big data companies that regulators increasing view as "stewards of information detailing nearly every facet of consumers' lives." The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been leading the charge with Read more…


Concerns About Big Data Abuses Grow

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The tension between the rise of big data and concerns over privacy and fairness continues to mount as federal regulators convened this week to ponder whether big data is a "tool for inclusion or exclusion." That was the title of a Sept. 15 Read more…


IBM Moves to Make Watson Accessible to the Masses

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IBM is promising data crunching for the masses with its Watson Analytics natural-language cognitive service. The big data leader said Sept. 16 the extended release of the cloud-based analytics service promises to broaden access to predictive Read more…


Food For Thought: Startup Targets Nutritional Data

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A U.K. data startup that has developed a semantic platform targeting nutrition and health applications said it has added more than 500,000 U.S. products to its dataset in hopes of promoting new applications for everything from nutritional Read more…