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Concord Claims 10x Performance Edge on Spark Streaming

Jul 14, 2016 |

Organizations that are looking for a stream processing engine upon which to build fast data applications featuring high-throughput and low-latency may want to check out Concord, a new framework that emerged from the ad-tech world and reportedly runs 10 times faster than Spark Streaming and Storm. Read more…

Making ERP Better with Big Data

Jul 8, 2016 |

At first glance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and big data analytics don’t appear to have much in common. But it turns out that big old ERP systems have a thing or two to learn from their newer, nimbler brethren. Read more…

The NoSQL Tech Behind Vivint’s Smart Home

Jun 29, 2016 |

Here at MongoDB World in New York City, several providers of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are sharing stories of how they use the NoSQL database. One of the most interesting IoT use cases involves Vivint, which is the largest provider of smart home solutions in the country. Read more…

The Weather Company Absorbs ‘Deep Thunder’ to Bolster Modeling

Jun 15, 2016 |

IBM is combining two of its weather forecasting resources—including The Weather Company’s regional and global models and local and hyperlocal forecasts from “Deep Thunder”—to create a single combined forecasting model that executives say will be more accurate than what came before. Read more…

Speak Easy: Why Voice Data Is Poised for Big Growth

Jun 14, 2016 |

Thanks to continued improvements in the accuracy voice recognition technology, we’re closer than ever to having a natural conversation with computers, without the interaction devolving into a frustrating, phone-throwing experience. Read more…

News In Brief

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

CEO Survey Finds Data Distrust

Jul 12, 2016 |

Despite widespread corporate adoption of big data and analytics tools along with exponential advances in analytics technology, a new survey by respected consulting firm finds that only one-third of CEOs polled have a high level of trust in the accuracy of their data or the analytics tools used to crunch it. Read more…

ClearStory Patent Covers Data Harmonization Tool

Jun 30, 2016 |

A U.S. patent awarded this month to ClearStory Data, the big data preparation tool specialist, covers its automated data harmonization tool designed to work across disparate data sources and a variety of data types. Read more…

IoT Seen Driving AI Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

While hardware vendors view it as another vehicle for selling more chips and servers that would allow enterprises to move processing power closer to data, the torrent of sensor and other information the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate also is driving adoption of artificial intelligence technology, concludes a new survey of software developers. Read more…

Chorus Upgrade Shifts Machine Learning Emphasis

May 25, 2016 |

The latest version of Alpine Data’s analytics platform seeks to combine data with machine learning for business users by shifting the focus from algorithms while adding human collaboration and governance capabilities to machine learning projects. Read more…

This Just In

New Capabilities Announced for Alteryx Analytics Platform

Jun 28, 2016 |

June 28 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, announced today new capabilities in its Alteryx Analytics platform that allow data analysts of all skill levels to deliver powerful predictive insights, harness big data analytic performance, and improve analytic understanding using a code-free, intuitive interface. Read more…

IBM and Acxion to Help Data Scientists Make More Accurate Predictions

Jun 21, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., June 21 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM) today announced a planned alliance designed to empower data scientists to make faster and more accurate predictions by providing powerful analytics tools and curated data. Read more…

Sidetrade Relies on Talend Big Data Technology to Power Predictive Analytics Application

Jun 2, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2 — Talend, a global leader in big data and cloud integration solutions, today announced that Sidetrade, a European leader for customer financial management in the Cloud, is using Talend Data Fabric to offer its customers a new predictive analysis platform for inter-company payments, called Sidetrade Payment Intelligence (SPi). Read more…

Blazent Releases Findings From New Report

May 10, 2016 |

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 10 — Blazent, the leader in IT data quality management, today released new findings of its report, The Role of Data Quality Management in Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, conducted in partnership with 451 Research. Read more…

Dataiku Predictive Analytics Now On Microsoft Azure

Apr 19, 2016 |

April 19 — Dataiku, maker of Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has today announced that the company’s flagship product is now available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Read more…