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Analytics Big Role in New Healthcare Model

Jul 28, 2015 |

Big data analytics is having a transformative impact on almost every industry it touches. But when it comes to the $3-trillion healthcare industry, the impact is personal in more ways than one. For a look at how analytics is impacting healthcare, let’s take a look at Premise Health. Formed by the June 2014 merger between two workplace clinic companies, Premise Health is now the nation’s largest provider of employer-based onsite healthcare services. Premise Health has more than 500 clinics nationwide, Read more…

Big Data, Big Misnomer

Jul 22, 2015 |

Outside of the data warehouse profession, the phrase “Big Data” is still widely misunderstood. Even Google is confused: a Google search for “define ‘big data’” returns the definition: “extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.” But on a modern laptop with Excel you can easily analyze hundreds of millions of rows of data. Google (a “Big Data” pioneer) should know better. This article looks at Read more…

From Data Lakes to State Analytics

Jul 21, 2015 |

Earlier this year, I published my thoughts around a data lake use case that I called “The Union of the State.” Since this post published, the topic of data lakes and data analytics has become more widely debated than ever before. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve read and heard from industry influencers such as Dan Woods and Adrian Bridgwater, I’ve come to realize something – there is an entire branch of analytics that no one Read more…

Scoring Hidden Insights from Location Analytics

Jul 16, 2015 |

Amid the tsunami of big data that’s being generated every day, geo-location data often gets lost in the wash. But to a certain class of big data practitioner, where you go in a city is almost as important as what you do. And thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones these days, data about your location is constantly trickling up to the grid, where smart businessmen can take advantage of it. The biggest consumers of location analytics these days are retailers. Read more…

How to Turn Your Company Into a Data-Driven Enterprise

Jul 15, 2015 |

Business executives are feeling enormous pressure to ensure their companies are data-driven, be they at startups or global enterprises. Yet C-Suite surveys show there’s confusion about how to implement an effective data culture. According to a recent report by KPMG Capital, the vast majority of executives at large enterprises are struggling with “how to turn data into insights, and insights into real business advantage.” In this race to embrace big data, the reflexive move would be to hire more data Read more…

News In Brief

Embedded Analytics Upgrade Looks to Bypass IT

Jul 23, 2015 |

Seeking to break down barriers to bypassing the IT department to deliver “self-service” analytics, embedded analytics specialist Logi Analytics has rolled out an upgraded platform that can be customized for individual enterprise users. Logi Analytics, McLean, Va., said this week its Logi 12 platform attempts to address the growing need to get around the one-size-fits-all approach to business intelligence and enterprise analytics. It cited a recent study that found fully 93 percent of enterprises want to deliver access to business Read more…

Fusion Upgrade Boosts Search Analytics

Jul 22, 2015 |

Lucidworks rolled out version 2.0 of its Fusion enterprise search application this week that includes a new user interface and redesigned UI workflows. The upgrade also is intended to make it easier for users to create and configure the search application, particularly for new users or those unfamiliar with the Solr architecture. Fusion sits on top of the open source Solr engine that is included in most distributions of Hadoop along with other enterprise applications. The updated Fusion UI also Read more…

Cloudera Expands Spark Support

Jul 20, 2015 |

Data management specialist Cloudera is targeting “data at scale” with the rollout of an open source project dubbed Ibis designed to make Hadoop more accessible to data scientists. Along with its Ibis initiative that leverages the Python language, Cloudera said Monday (July 20) its big data push includes support for Apache Spark MLlib, the machine-learning library, in its upcoming release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.5. A Hadoop applications conference is also planned for October. Cloudera, Palo Alto, Calif., said Ibis would Read more…

Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

Jul 16, 2015 |

The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan’s Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in big data analytics. According to the latest Developer Population and Demographics study from IT research firm Evan’s Data, the percentage of new software startups decreased by 49 percent since 2009. “We’re obviously still seeing the effects of the great recession Read more…

Zeta to Fund Big Data Buying Spree with $125M Round

Jul 15, 2015 |

Software companies with promising machine learning technologies will be on the radar of Zeta Interactive following the firm’s $125 million funding round. The company, which delivers analytics services primarily to marketers, is on the hunt for promising startups to help it grow. Zeta CEO David Steinberg told Bloomberg that the company is especially interested in acquiring analytics and machine learning technologies with the nine-digit round of funding, which was led by the credit unit of Blackstone Group. “What we found Read more…

This Just In

Splunk Named a Leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Jul 23, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23 — Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for the third straight year. Splunk was the only vendor to improve its completeness of vision from last year’s results. Gartner evaluated the Splunk security portfolio, including Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, used by thousands of organizations around the world. To view the Read more…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Now Available

Jul 22, 2015 |

RALEIGH, N.C., July 22 — Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, the latest version of the stable, proven and predictable Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform. As the basis for large, complex IT deployments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 offers enterprise IT teams new capabilities to bolster system security, proactively identify and resolve business-critical IT issues, and confidently embrace some of the latest open source technologies, such as Linux containers, without sacrificing operational stability. System Security Emphasizing the platform’s commitment to stable and secure enterprise systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 helps prevent data leakage by allowing read-only mounting of removable media. Read more…

Cazena Launches Enterprise Big Data-as-a-Service Offerings

Jul 22, 2015 |

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 — Cazena today announced its emergence from stealth mode by launching an enterprise Big Data-as-a-Service that can securely move and optimize big data processing in the cloud in just three clicks. Cazena also announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Formation 8, with participation from current investors Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners. “Cloud is the next frontier for big data processing, yet complexity and security concerns hold most large enterprises Read more…

SAP Accelerates Geo-Enabled Access to Enterprise Data

Jul 22, 2015 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 22 — SAP SE today announced it is offering new capabilities to turbocharge spatial intelligence by simplifying, accelerating and geo-enabling access to enterprise data. In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), proliferation of low-cost location-aware devices is augmenting enterprise data with the “where” component. The SAP HANA platform can help break the silos between enterprise and GIS systems, enabling companies to get more value from corporate data and uncover trends and patterns in a visually intuitive manner. This Read more…

SnapLogic Announces Summer Release of Elastic Integration Platform

Jul 21, 2015 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 21 — SnapLogic, an industry leader in enterprise integration platform as a service (iPaaS), today announced the Summer 2015 release of its SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. The new release improves the platform’s support for self-service cloud and big data integration in the enterprise with new governance and component reuse capabilities for self-service users and those who provision them. “For a long time, integration has been the domain of specialists because it requires technical knowledge on topics such Read more…