Why Apple Isn’t Biting on ‘Data for Discounts’ Model

Why Apple Isn’t Biting on ‘Data for Discounts’ Model

Apple is the most valuable company in the history of the world, with millions of loyal customers...

Solving Hadoop Problems, For Fun and Profit

Solving Hadoop Problems, For Fun and Profit

Things move quickly in the Hadoop world, and keeping up can be hard to do. Just ask...

Big Data’s Dirty Little Secret

Big Data’s Dirty Little Secret

The twin phenomena of big data and machine learning are combining to give organizations previously unheard of...

Inside WebTrends’ Big Data Analytics Pipeline

Inside WebTrends’ Big Data Analytics Pipeline

WebTrends has been collecting and analyzing Web data on behalf of its customers since it was founded...

News In Brief

Massive Data Volumes Driving Analytics Market

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The maturing big data software market is forecast to grow almost as fast as the increasingly unwieldy data volumes it is designed to organize and analyze. London-based market researcher Ovum said this week the projected six-fold increase in Read more…


Elon Musk Donates $7M to Harness AI

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Artificial intelligence is emerging as an indispensable tool for big data analytics. Still, some high-profile critics worry about "unintended, even potentially disastrous, consequences" should AI manage to get out of control. Hence, Read more…


Adaptive Insights Raises $75M

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Adaptive Insights, the cloud services and business intelligence startup, said this week it has secured $75 million in its latest funding round. The startup announced on Tuesday (June 30) it would use the latest cash infusion to accelerate its Read more…


Kyvos Debuts OLAP for Hadoop

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Many technology pros view OLAP as a legacy technology, a holdover from the days of data warehousing that doesn't have a place in today's big data world. But several startups are fighting to change that perception, including Kyvos Insights, which Read more…


Consortium Makes Business Case For R Language

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As more data scientists and researchers embrace the R programming language and statistical computing environment, the Linux Foundation has moved to strengthen the user community and, with it, the development of more business applications through Read more…


Zettaset Patents Data Access Approach

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Big data security specialist Zettaset said it has been awarded a U.S. patent for a technique designed to boost data access and performance in distributed computing frameworks like Hadoop and NoSQL. Zettaset said this week the U.S. Patent and Read more…


Lockheed Martin, Data Vendors Team on Secure Spy Database

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Geospatial intelligence is among the hottest and most data-intensive tools being used by U.S. military analysts to sweep up huge amounts of satellite and other sensor imagery. This highly classified data is often combined with other emerging Read more…


Ford, HP Analyze Commuting Patterns

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American drivers logged a record number of miles in April, Reuters reported this week, citing U.S. government data showing that an increase in road travel over the last year is continuing. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration said Read more…


Software AG Platform Targets Predictive Analytics

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Software AG is adding high-end predictive analytics tools to its Digital Business Platform as it looks to extend the reach of the flagship analytics platform across retail, manufacturing, financial services and other industry sectors. The Read more…


Dell Upgrades Toad Database Tools

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Dell Software unveiled a series of database tool upgrades this week aimed at easing the management of data across a variety of platforms. Dell promotes its Toad database tool family as agnostic toward data and data management. The updates are Read more…