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Analyzing Video, the Biggest Data of Them All

May 26, 2016 |

Video data is the fastest growing data type on the Internet, and arguably one of the fastest growing period. Thanks to a proliferation of high-definition video cameras, the volume of video data is exploding. Read more…

How Intuit Personalizes TurboTax Experiences with Big Data

Apr 15, 2016 |

If you’re like millions of Americans who use TurboTax, you know how the program makes preparing your individual tax return easy—at least compared to actually reading and understanding the 70,000-page tax code. Read more…

Statistica Embraces Python In Bid for ‘Collective Intelligence’

Apr 14, 2016 |

Organizations that use the new release of Dell’s Statistica software package can now incorporate separate Python models into their analytic workflows. It’s the latest in the computer giant’s new open approach to advanced analytics, dubbed “collective intelligence.” Read more…

GPU-Powered Deep Learning Emerges to Carry Big Data Torch Forward

Apr 13, 2016 |

The big data analytic ecosystem has matured over the last few years to the point where techniques such as machine learning don’t seem as exotic as they once were. In fact, consumers have even come to expect their products and services to be adaptive to their behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of machine learning. Read more…

In-Memory Analytics to Boost Flight Ops for Major US Airline

Apr 11, 2016 |

A major US airline is about to go live on a new in-memory analytics system that will help it better anticipate and respond to disruptions in flight operations, potentially saving it tens of millions of dollars per year and improving the experience of its passengers, according to its developer. Read more…

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Amazon Echo, IoT Bulb Enlisted for Data Engagement

Jul 14, 2016 |

Presumably under the category of “bright ideas,” a business intelligence specialist is leveraging artificial intelligence and what it calls an “IoT light bulb” as a way to increase analytics engagement and adoption through an “emotional connection to data insights using all senses.” 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…

Twitter Buys Another Machine Learning Startup

Jun 20, 2016 |

Machine learning continues to make inroads among hyper-scalers who are increasingly using it to train rather then program algorithms. As if the technology needed any more promotion, Twitter announced its acquisition of a London-based company that has developed machine-learning techniques for visual processing. Read more…

NASA Helps Launch Data Science Grad Program

May 23, 2016 |

Another U.S. university is adding a data science specialization to its curriculum, this one as part of an online Masters of Science degree in engineering. The University of California at Riverside said the data science track was developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) science staff. Read more…

DataRobot Looks to Cut Data Science Backlog

May 9, 2016 |

The data science automation specialist DataRobot Inc. is gaining traction in the big data market for its machine-learning application as new investors like Intel Capital fund its expanding operations.

Boston-based DataRobot has so far raised more than $57 million in four equity investment rounds, including a $33 million funding round completed in February. Read more…

This Just In

NICE Actimize Signs Agreement With Tableau and Launches Visual Analytics Solution

Jul 19, 2016 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 19 — NICE Actimize, a NICE (NASDAQ: NICE) business and the largest and broadest provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, and Tableau Software have entered into a joint technology agreement to apply business intelligence capabilities to financial crime compliance and prevention (or “risk management”). Read more…

Objectivity Becomes Tableau Technology Partner

Jun 15, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15 — Objectivity, Inc. today announced its partnership with Tableau Software to allow its ThingSpan graph analytics platform to integrate with the industry’s leading visualization software tools. Read more…

Sumo Logic App for AWS Lambda Now Available

May 25, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 25 — Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native, machine data analytics service, today announced the availability of its Sumo Logic App for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda allowing DevOps and developers to monitor the health of all AWS Lambda functions and better manage the associated costs. Read more…

Lavastorm and Qlik Team Up to Offer Integrated Analytic Applications

May 2, 2016 |

BOSTON, Mass., May 2 — Lavastorm, the leading agile analytics company, today announced that it has partnered with Qlik (NASDAQ:  Read more…

Qlik and Arrow Electronics Team to Expand Market Reach of Self-Service Analytics

Apr 13, 2016 |

April 13 — Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced its strategic alliance with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of enterprise computing solutions. Under this agreement, Arrow will distribute Qlik’s intuitive platform solutions for self-service data visualization, guided analytics applications, embedded analytics, and reporting. Read more…