How Retailers Are Benefiting from Prescriptive Analytics

How Retailers Are Benefiting from Prescriptive Analytics

With the price transparency wrought by the Internet, retailers are finding it harder to compete. But thanks...

Tumultuous Times for BI and Analytic Tool Vendors

Tumultuous Times for BI and Analytic Tool Vendors

My, what a week it was for business intelligence (BI) and analytic tools. First, industry darling Tableau...

Big Data and the Race To Be President

Big Data and the Race To Be President

The U.S. presidential election is nine months away, and the race is still wide open. Just about anything...

The Bright Future of Semantic Graphs and Big Connected Data

The Bright Future of Semantic Graphs and Big Connected Data

The big data revolution is generating a mess of unruly data that’s difficult to parse and understand....

News In Brief

IBM Watson, NBA Raptors Seek Data ‘Slam Dunk’

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"With the [to be determined] pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors—with the help of cognitive and analytics technology—select…." While it may not unfold that quickly, the professional basketball franchise announced Read more…


IBM Rolls Power-based ‘Data Engine’

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A new IBM "data engine" for running key open source analytics frameworks is built on the company's recently added line of OpenPower Linux servers customized for big data workloads. Technical details of the IBM data engine for Hadoop and Spark Read more…


Trifacta Tops Off with $35 Million Round as Big Data Sales Kick In

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Data wrangling software developer Trifacta today announced that it took in another $35 million in venture funding, bringing the three-year-old company's total funding to $76 million to date. The company's CEO tells Datanami the money Read more…


Anaconda Platform Gets Boost From Intel

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The latest version of the Anaconda open source analytics platform incorporates Intel Corp.'s math kernel library (MKL) to significantly boost performance. Version 2.5 extends Anaconda capabilities rolled out last fall. Along with the Intel Read more…


Tech ‘Democratization’ Seen Fueling Analytics Boom

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The "democratization" of analytics illustrated by the transition to self-service business intelligence and foolproof BI platforms promises to boost to global analytics market to new heights in 2016 and beyond, market researcher Read more…


Startup Enlists AI to Predict Cyber Threats

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While major players are increasingly emphasizing human "intelligence-led" approaches to cyber security, artificial intelligence along with advanced analytics continue to make inroads in the "threat intelligence" market. Among the AI startups Read more…


Redis Connector Aims to Boost Spark Performance

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Adoption of the Apache Spark big data framework continues to build momentum with the release of NoSQL leader Redis Labs' integration with Spark SQL along with the release of its Spark connector package. Redis Labs said Tuesday (Feb. 2) its Read more…


Investors Await Clearer Big Data Strategies

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Institutional investors and financial market analysts are bullish about the value of data analytics, according to a recent survey by financial advisor KPMG, but are still waiting to see how it can create a competitive advantage for early Read more…


Aerospike Adds GeoSpatial Data to Speedy NoSQL

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Organizations that are looking to leverage location data in their operational apps have another option in Aerospike, which today announced support for geospatial data in its NoSQL database. Aerospike is Read more…


Gartner Sees Analytics Boom as More Data is Shared

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Advanced analytics techniques like data and text mining, machine learning and visualization are poised to shake up entire industries as more enterprises leverage proprietary algorithms along with emerging platforms to securely share more data, a Read more…