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Today’s Baseball Analytics Make Moneyball Look Like Child’s Play

Today’s Baseball Analytics Make Moneyball Look Like Child’s Play

Baseball has always been a game of numbers and statistics. But thanks to an explosion of data...

Why Pay for Analytics When Open Source Is ‘Free?’

Why Pay for Analytics When Open Source Is ‘Free?’

The free analytics question comes up over and over again, especially as it pertains to open source...

Graph Analytics Startup Has Roots in IBM Watson

Graph Analytics Startup Has Roots in IBM Watson

IBM Watson’s 2011 victory on Jeopordy! was a watershed moment for artificial intelligence and ushered in a...

What You May Have Missed at Strata + Hadoop World 2014

What You May Have Missed at Strata + Hadoop World 2014

Talk about information overload. If you were one of the lucky 5,000 to attend the Strata +...

In The Spotlight

Trevor Mason and Big Data: Doing What Comes Naturally

Big Data All StarCongratulations to Trevor Mason of IRI for his innovative contributions related to effective big data utilization which earns him a Big Data All Star Award.

For Trevor Mason, working with Big Data just came naturally.

Mason is the vice president for Technology Research at IRI, a 30 year old Chicago-based company that provides information, analytics, business intelligence and domain expertise for the world’s leading CPG, retail and healthcare companies.


News In Brief

Execs Go With Their Guts Until Data Improves


When it comes to appreciating the value of big data and analytics, seeing is apparently believing. That's among the key findings of a recent data and analytics survey of 1,135 senior executives from industries ranging from energy to Read more…

Machine Learning Gets a Boost from Google

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Search giant Google announced a partnership with Oxford University researchers that will target artificial intelligence applications such as image recognition and natural language understanding. Google said U.K. researchers with its recently Read more…

Survey: Mega-Vendors Still Dominate Database Management Market

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Industry analyst Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" survey of the operational database management systems market found a widening gap between market leaders and niche players, identifying only one "challenger," MongoDB, and a handful of "visionary" DBMS Read more…

Top Big Data Startups Honored at Strata

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Hadoop virtualization startup BlueData took home the blue ribbon at the Startup Showcase competition during the Strata + Hadoop World conference last week. Also gaining recognition were Metanautix, an SQL data compute engine; graph analytics Read more…

Israeli Startup Looks to Ease Hadoop Rollouts


An Israeli big data processing startup said this week it has secured $3 million in early-round funding and will launch its Hadoop-based platform in the U.S. Tel Aviv-based Xplenty announced Oct. 20 the Series A funding from Waarde Capital and Read more…

Predixion Update Seeks to Ease Analytics Deployment


Continuing a trend toward easing the deployment of analytics while expanding access beyond data analysts to decision makers, analytics vendor Predixion Software has released the latest version of its predictive analytics platform. Predixion, Read more…

EMC, Pivotal Add Compute to Hadoop Data Lake

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Storage vendor EMC Corp. and cloud specialist Pivotal have partnered to roll out a new version of a Data Lake Hadoop Bundle that adds a compute option to the big data product along with accelerated analytics that come with scaled out storage and Read more…

MongoDB Unveils Management Service Upgrades


MongoDB Inc. rolled out upgrades to its database management service this week that include automation features designed to speed the deployment and provisioning of MongoDB on Amazon Web Services and other cloud infrastructure. Upgrades to the Read more…

Salesforce Eyes Business Analytics with Wave Platform


Continuing the migration of data analytics to the enterprise, said it is entering the analytics market with the roll out of its "analytics cloud" targeting business intelligence applications. The enterprise cloud-computing Read more…

‘Liquid’ Data Seen as Engine of Economic Growth


The free flow of data, especially government data, on open platforms could generate more than $1 trillion in annual U.S. economic activity, according to a recent global survey. That forecast depends however on greater investment in data analysis Read more…