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Hacking Your Way Onto the IoT

Nov 17, 2014 |

Elon “Ironman” Musk raised eyebrows recently when he said we are “summoning the demon” with artificial intelligence. While it’s debatable whether neural networks will give rise to evil spirits, a singularity of a different sort is clearly at hand when it comes to the Internet of Things, which is on the cusp of unleashing torrents of new data moving among consumers, devices, and device manufacturers. If you thought the data you have been dealing with was big, then you’re going Read more…

How Motorola Uses Big Data Analytics to Improve Its Smartphones

Nov 11, 2014 |

When Motorola launched its RAZR M two years ago, a rumor started spreading that you couldn’t use Wi-Fi and the 4G cellular networks at the same time. It wasn’t true, but thanks to a customer sentiment analysis project Motorola was prototyping at the time, the company detected the rumor and worked to correct the misinformation before it damaged the brand. Such is the razor-thin margin for error for consumer device manufacturers these days. Whenever a new smartphone launches, consumers pore Read more…

Hunting Down Ebola with Big Data

Nov 3, 2014 |

Big data analytics firms are stepping forward to help African nations combat the massive Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives. Much of the focus is currently focused on leveraging data collected from cell phone networks, which are relatively well developed in West Africa. Officials say that nearly 5,000 people have died and more than 13,000 have been infected in the Ebola outbreak that began six months ago. But due to underreporting, officials warn that many more have been Read more…

Your Big Data Will Read To You Now

Oct 28, 2014 |

One of the biggest challenges in big data analytics is communicating insights back to users. Many organizations rely on dashboards and visualization tools to display the analytic results. Now a new crop of tools is using big data to generate written narratives that explain to users what’s happening in plain English. Advances in artificial intelligence have led to a wave of new applications that can automatically analyze massive amounts of data and write stories about them, and do so at Read more…

Today’s Baseball Analytics Make Moneyball Look Like Child’s Play

Oct 24, 2014 |

Baseball has always been a game of numbers and statistics. But thanks to an explosion of data over the past seven years and the advent of new analytic software running on supercomputers, the game is on the cusp of changes that will make Moneyball look like it belongs in the minor leagues. When the San Francisco Giants take the field against the Kansas City Royals in game three of the World Series tonight, you can bet that the choices made Read more…

News In Brief

Data Tools Aid Open Source Intelligence

Dec 9, 2014 |

U.S. intelligence agencies and the military are increasingly leveraging analytics platforms based on machine learning to sift through data sources like social media. In the vernacular of the Pentagon, these efforts are generally referred to as open source intelligence initiatives. While the U.S. intelligence community is spending billions of dollars on geospatial intelligence—the analysis and exploitation of imagery and geospatial information—open source efforts focusing on unstructured data like web pages, emails, instant messaging and social media are augmenting those efforts. Read more…

NSA Releases Data Management Tool

Dec 1, 2014 |

The National Security Agency said it is expanding its open source portfolio by releasing the source code for software designed to manage data network interoperability. NSA said Nov. 25 it was releasing the open source tool, “Niagarafiles,” or “Nifi,” through the Apache Software Foundation. The spy agency said the release was the first in a series of open source software tools from its technology transfer program that shares agency-developed technologies with academia, industry and research organizations. The spy agency said Read more…

CNBC Looks to Scale Market Analytics

Nov 21, 2014 |

CNBC, the cable financial news channel, said this week it is joining forces with market analytics platform developer Kensho Technologies Inc. through a strategic investment and a content sharing agreement aimed at developing a new financial data analytics tool that adds another market ticker to the cable channel’s network feed. Terms of the investment and a separate content sharing deal were not disclosed. The deal is part of a strategic investment in Kensho by CNBC’s parent, NBCUniversal News Group. The Read more…

Google Targets Big Genome Data

Nov 12, 2014 |

Google wants to leverage the infrastructure that runs its dominant search engine, Google Maps and Gmail to help analyze and share big genomic data. Google Genomics is being promoted as a way to store growing DNA data in the cloud. Users could load and export genomic data for free, then pay about $25 a year for storage and queries. Storage is calculated in terabytes per month, queries in millions of API calls. The search giant joins other cloud giants in Read more…

Dairy Industry Asks: Got Big Data?

Oct 31, 2014 |

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 industry is all about production. Enter big data technology as “big dairy” becomes the primary supplier of milk, cheese and, at least in the author’s home state, fried cheese curds. Among the big data applications being embraced by corporate farmers Read more…

This Just In

DataHero Launches Google Analytics Integration

Dec 16, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 16 — DataHero, the self-service cloud data visualization tool, today announced the launch of its Google Analytics integration. More than half of all businesses use Google Analytics on a daily basis and understand the limitations of having to export to Excel or write complex scripts to get what they need out of their data. With the DataHero integration, now everyone will be able to make data-driven decisions at the speed of business. “The Google Analytics integration is one of Read more…

Infosys and Tableau Partner

Nov 7, 2014 |

Nov. 7 — Infosys, a global leader in technology, consulting, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced a strategic partnership with Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software. The partnership will combine the global talent pool and client reach of Infosys with Tableau’s breakthrough analytics technology. As part of the partnership, Infosys will integrate Tableau’s software into the solutions it deploys to help clients unlock the power of big data. Infosys will use its global training facilities Read more…

TIBCO Unveils Vision for Business Analytics

Nov 4, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 4 — TIBCO Software Inc. today unveiled its vision for the TIBCO Analytics platform, and previewed new solutions and updates for TIBCO Spotfire and TIBCO Jaspersoft. TIBCO detailed how it will make enterprise data accessible more quickly to all users, wherever they are, and in whatever application they are working. The TIBCO Analytics platform is able to achieve this through the combined solutions of its fast, easy-to-use data visualization capabilities from Spotfire, along with contextual insight through embedded Read more…

Spanish Hospital Improves Patient Care with SAS Visual Analytics

Nov 3, 2014 |

CARY, N.C., Nov. 3 — Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe de Valencia is the first Spanish hospital to use advanced analytics and visual data mining to help improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. Through the La Fe Institute for Health Research, the hospital will implement SAS Visual Analytics, SAS’ flagship analytics visualization software, to help improve patient management and care. Chronic care is a priority for Hospital La Fe’s Health Department, with five percent of its patients classified as Read more…

Santiane Group Utilizing SAS Visual Analytics

Oct 31, 2014 |

CARY, N.C., Oct. 31 – Santiane Group, the largest health insurance broker in France, is using SAS Visual Analytics to transform big data into improved sales. Santiane Group was the first online broker in France and is widely respected as an early adopter of technology. The purely online health insurance firm for individuals and businesses equipped its management teams with SAS, improving decision making with quick and easy data exploration on PCs and tablets. “Thanks to the processing and analysis power of SAS Read more…