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A Look Into the Magic Ball: How To Harness Big Data For Predictions

A Look Into the Magic Ball: How To Harness Big Data For Predictions

“Big Data” is the flavor of the moment, but it’s not always clear what the term means....

IBM Embraces the Twitter Fire Hose

IBM Embraces the Twitter Fire Hose

IBM dove headfirst into the Twitter-sphere yesterday when it announced a “landmark partnership” with the social media...

‘What Is Big Data’ Question Finally Settled?

‘What Is Big Data’ Question Finally Settled?

People have been debating what “big data” means ever since the term appeared in the lexicon. Researchers...

Your Big Data Will Read To You Now

Your Big Data Will Read To You Now

One of the biggest challenges in big data analytics is communicating insights back to users. Many organizations...

News In Brief

Dairy Industry Asks: Got Big Data?

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The bucolic days of the family dairy farm are long gone. Even in places like "America's Dairyland" (aka, Wisconsin), huge dairy operations that milk thousands of Holstein cows twice a day are an increasingly common site. These days, the dairy Read more…


Data Science Helps Troubleshoot the Datacenter

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Data science is being enlisted to help troubleshoot scaled-up IT infrastructure. A data science platform unveiled this week by startup BigPanda seeks to use analytics to automate the increasingly complicated task of IT incident management. Read more…


Content Analytics Gets a Natural Language Boost

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Natural language processing technology continues to be integrated with "data exploration" and content analytics as vendors seek to offer better tools designed to help enterprises tap into more data and leverage analytics in real time. Among Read more…


Push to Extend Use of Data Tools Continues

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An updated of an overarching analytics platform continues the trend toward breaking down organizational barriers to expand access to data crunching technologies beyond just data analysts. San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs said the latest Read more…


Execs Go With Their Guts Until Data Improves

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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

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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

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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…