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Startup Delivers Visual Search Tool for Neo4j Graphs

Apr 20, 2015 |

Organizations looking to give their business analysts a quick and easy way to explore and visualize data stored in Neo4j graph databases may want to check out Linkurius, which today debuted the enterprise version of its Web-based graph visualization tool. Graph databases are on the rise, thanks to the powerful way they organize connected data sets. The Neo4j database from Neo Technology–by far the most popular graph database today–provides a solid foundation for building next-generation apps that blend transactional and Read more…

The Big Data Behind Shell’s Super-Efficient Car Races

Apr 15, 2015 |

Most Americans are interested in the fuel efficiency of automobiles these days, a byproduct of higher gas prices and the growing acceptance of manmade climate change. But for the students who participated in last weekend’s Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit, getting 100 miles per gallon–or even 1,000 MPG–may not be enough to win. More than 1,000 high school and college students from the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Guatemala descended upon the Motor City last weekend to put their fuel-efficient creations Read more…

Can Amazon Make Machine Learning More Accessible?

Apr 13, 2015 |

First we had IBM Watson Analytics, then Microsoft launched Azure Machine Learning. With last week’s launch of Amazon Machine Learning, the e-commerce giant is the latest tech giant to attempt to democratize the development and use of machine learning models and make the technology useful to people who aren’t data scientists. “Have you noticed how applications seem to be getting smarter all the time?” Amazon says in a video on its website. Banks alert you when there is a suspected Read more…

Why Cybersecurity Needs Big Data Tech, Especially Hadoop

Apr 9, 2015 |

When cyber criminals really started ramping up their activities several years ago, security experts realized they needed bigger and better tools if they had any hope of slowing them down. In the wake of 2014, or “The Year of the Data Breach,” it’s clear those efforts largely failed, which is why so many security experts today are banking their hopes on Hadoop. Cybersecurity has become a big data problem because the size and complexity of the data has simply grown Read more…

AtScale Claims to Mask Hadoop Complexity for OLAP-Style BI

Apr 7, 2015 |

AtScale came out of stealth mode today with new software designed to trick business intelligence tools into thinking that Hadoop is a standard database upon which they can perform OLAP-style analysis, as opposed to the huge distributed file system that it really is. Business intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlik, TIBCO Spotfire, and Microstrategy weren’t designed with Hadoop in mind, but they’re commonly used to analyze data stored in HDFS just the same. In response to this demand, the Hadoop community Read more…

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Experfy: The Uber of Big Data Projects

Apr 20, 2015 |

Starting a big data analytics project can be tough, especially for mid-size firms that can’t justify the cost of a full-time data scientist and don’t want to deal with traditional consulting firms. But a company called Experfy is finding success by emulating the sharing-economy model popularized by Uber, and matching freelance data scientists with analytic projects of clients. Experfy came out of the Harvard Innovation Lab about a year ago with the goal of creating a marketplace for high-end consulting Read more…

Smart Grid Gets Smarter With Analytics Platform

Apr 13, 2015 |

Among the growing set of tools for the emerging smart grid are data analytics platforms designed to provide utilities with a real-time picture of what is happening in the power delivery system. As more renewable energy sources are plugged into the smart grid, analytics is expected to play a larger roll in how utilities integrate these new energy sources to meet daily peak demand. As utilities look for ways to improve grid reliability and their relationship with ratepayers, companies like Read more…

Tableau Aims to Speed Analytics with V9

Apr 6, 2015 |

Tableau Software has long positioned itself as a provider of tools that help you visualize big data, but hooking up to big data sources has not always been easy, and the resulting analyses have not always run as fast as people would like them. With the upcoming release of Tableau 9.0, the speed of analysis will be a big point of emphasis. If you had to pick one tool that all big data users seem to have, it’s Tableau’s. With Read more…

Neo Tech Cranks Up Speed on Upgraded Neo4j

Mar 25, 2015 |

Graph database specialist Neo Technology has rolled out an updated version of its Neo4j tool that includes faster read and write performance capabilities aimed at critical graph database applications. Neo4j 2.2 released on Wednesday (March 25) comes with souped-up write and read scalability, the company said. Expanded write capacity targets highly concurrent applications while leveraging available hardware via faster buffering of updates. A new unified transaction log is designed to serve both graphs and their indexes. Graph databases are an Read more…

How Madden’s Ratings Czar Rules NFL Analytics

Mar 13, 2015 |

Donny Moore probably knows more about the 2,600 players in the National Football League than anybody. As the so-called Ratings Czar for EA Sports, the company behind the Madden football video game franchise, Moore’s numeric assessment of how well each player runs, passes, catches, and tackles holds an improbable level of sway over the game. While the ratings Moore assigns to each NFL player are used for the purpose of simulating their athletic skills in the Madden video game, it Read more…

This Just In

Datawatch to Speak at Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit

Mar 24, 2015 |

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 24 — Datawatch Corporation, a leading global provider of visual analytics solutions, announced the company’s VP of Product Marketing, Dan Potter will speak at Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2015 in Las Vegas. The session titled “Visual Analytics for Any Data at Real-Time Speed” is scheduled for Monday, March 30th at 10:45 a.m PST. The discussion will focus on how the ability to prepare, incorporate and visualize multi-structured data for visual analysis is essential to making more meaningful and timely business decisions. At their Read more…

AquaFold Releases Aqua Data Studio 16

Mar 23, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 23 — AquaFold, Inc. has released Aqua Data Studio 16, a major upgrade to its universal database management and analytics software, giving users more charts, features, capabilities, and options to produce the data visualizations they need. The latest version introduces new chart types, and more options to current charts, making it quicker and easier for users to understand and execute on their underlying data. Along with enhancements to the Query Analyzer, Visual Explain, FluidShell, and support for newer Read more…

TIBCO Spotfire 7 Launched

Mar 3, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, today announced the general availability of TIBCO Spotfire 7, the most powerful version of its industry-leading analytics and data visualization platform. Every aspect of Spotfire 7 was designed for ease of use, empowering users of all skill levels to gain insights faster and easier than ever before. Leveraging built-in “smart” analytics, even novice users can instantly start analyzing data with Recommendations, a new and Read more…

Qlik and JerthroData Partner

Feb 19, 2015 |

RADNOR, Pa. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19 — Qlik and JethroData today announced a partnership to enable true interactive business intelligence over Hadoop. A major innovation delivering 100x faster queries, JethroData’s unique indexing technology enables companies using Hadoop to start harvesting their big data at the speed of business. JethroData works with both QlikView and Qlik Sense to directly provide interactive access to information in Hadoop, displaying the results in a Qlik visualization or dashboard. Unique Architecture Enables Truly Interactive Business Intelligence on Hadoop JethroData’s breakthrough indexing Read more…

SFI to Utilize Technology from Datawatch

Feb 4, 2015 |

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Feb. 4 — Simplified Financial Information (SFI) has chosen next-generation visual data access and discovery technology from Datawatch Corporation to ensure proper and effective use of market data streams. Founded in 2013, SFI wanted to take a new approach to solving a persistent industry problem – understanding, managing and improving the use of market data. By selecting Datawatch to power its service-based offerings, SFI got the broad data access capabilities and highly customizable data visualization it needed in one platform. SFI’s Market Read more…