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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 +...

Congratulations Hadoop, You Made It–Now Disappear

Congratulations Hadoop, You Made It–Now Disappear

Hadoop has matured at a rapid rate since it broke into the mainstream several years ago. With...

Trevor Mason and Big Data: Doing What Comes Naturally

Trevor Mason and Big Data: Doing What Comes Naturally

For Trevor Mason, working with Big Data just came naturally. Mason is the vice president for Technology...

A Storyboard Approach to Big Data Insights

A Storyboard Approach to Big Data Insights

Big data by itself is just a worthless collection of numbers and characters. To make big data...

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

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 SQL-on-Hadoop tool developer Metanautix, 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…

S. Korea Eyes Big Data to Reduce Car Accidents

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Among the many striking features of the bustling city of Seoul, South Korea, are its connectedness, a function of its extensive deployment of broadband networks, and its roaring, non-stop traffic. An electronic sign in the city's shopping Read more…

Zoomdata Raises $17M


Venture capitalists remain bullish on data analytics startups. Stream processing engine specialist Zoomdata Inc. said Oct. 6 it has raised $17 million in a Series B funding round led by Accel Partners. Zoomdata, Reston, Va., said it would Read more…

NSF Awards $31M in Big Data Research Grants

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Backing up Obama administration rhetoric about the economic impact of big data, the National Science Foundation will fund 17 data science research programs totaling $31 million as part of its Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBS) Read more…