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For Esri, Analytics All About Location, Location, Location

Jul 18, 2014 |

Certain analytic tools excel at manipulating with certain types of data. When it comes to data with a geographic bent, there may be no more influential vendor than Esri, a Southern California company that has quietly gobbled up a majority share of the geographic information systems (GIS) market. But now the company is positioning GIS as powerful way to visualize all types of data. Esri owns anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of the market for GIS software, according to Read more…

Meshing Advanced Analytics with Hadoop

Jun 18, 2014 |

The rapid maturation of Hadoop is evident not only with the progress of open source Apache projects that drive the core stack, but also with the vendor community that build commercial tools. This week, two advanced analytic tool vendors, Alteryx and RapidMiner, revealed new ways they’re helping to drive insight out of data stored in Hadoop. Alteryx today announced that the next release of its flagship analytic tool, Alteryx Analytics, will feature read-write access into HDFS, which will give users Read more…

The Storytelling Mandate of Big Data

Jun 13, 2014 |

Data has become a natural resource, pouring from every nook and cranny in our digital universe. But data by itself is useless, requiring humans or machines to mold it and refine it and make something useful from it. One way we’re deriving benefit from big data is through the power of storytelling, which is the focus of Tableau Software‘s latest development effort. We collect data and use data effectively to enhance our experiences and tell stories, says Ramesh Jain, a Read more…

Neo Rides the Graph Database Surge

May 27, 2014 |

Interest in graph databases has exploded during the first five months of the year, as the product category threatens to lap other database types in popularity, according to figures from DB-Engines.com. The surge is a natural response to people’s desire for an easy and intuitive way to find connections hidden in data, says graph database leader Neo Technology, which is rolling out version 2.1 of Neo4j this week. Up until December, interest in graph databases closely matched the interest in Read more…

GPU-Powered Tagging Service ‘Gets’ the Big Picture

May 20, 2014 |

Picture sharing has blossomed on the Internet, thanks to the ubiquitous camera-phone, 4G cell service, and social media sites like Pintrest and Instagram. However, the ability of organizations to interpret and understand those publicly shared image files en masse has not kept up with the volume. Now, AlchemyAPI is giving new tools to organizations that want to incorporate image recognition into their big data analytic workflows. Millennials are at the forefront in using pictures not only to share information, but Read more…

News In Brief

As Pollution Worsens, China Turns to Big Data

Jul 8, 2014 |

You’ve got to see, smell, feel Beijing’s smog to believe it. Looking out a high window of a tall building, the air is opaque. Despite rules against them, vendors cook and sell food on side streets using charcoal grills. Prevailing winds from the Gobi Desert distribute dust throughout the sprawling capital. The desert dust along with particulates from high-sulfur coal burned in the city’s power plants prompt car owners to brush off their vehicles the way we might clear snow Read more…

Big Data Helps Drive Transportation Planning

Jul 2, 2014 |

Transportation planners are embracing big data analytics as the nation’s highways become more congested and data science in some instances replaces costly road-construction projects. The latest example comes from an outfit called Urban Insights Associates, a subsidiary of Cubic Transportation Systems specializing in predictive analytics for the transportation sector. Urban Insights launched a consulting practice in late June designed to help transportation agencies deploy resources for urban transportation networks more efficiently. “One of the biggest challenges facing the global transportation Read more…

Can the ‘SP Machine’ Straighten Out Big Data?

Jun 30, 2014 |

A form of artificial intelligence variously referred to as “information compression” or the SP theory of intelligence promises to help solve some of the most vexing challenges associated with increasingly fragmented big data. In a recent article published in the journal IEEE Access, researcher Gerry Wolff of CognitiveResearch.org argues that the human brain in the form of what he calls an “SP machine” could help sift through the mountains of disparate scientific, business, social media and other forms of data Read more…

FDA Beefs Up IT Infrastructure for Big Data Push

Jun 23, 2014 |

As the health care market moves quickly – some would say too quickly – to leverage big data technology, a key industry regulator also is moving to beef up its IT infrastructure to handle the huge datasets generated daily by manufacturers, service providers and scientists. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates everything from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to product recalls and pet food ingredients, expects drug and device trials, for example, to generate an avalanche of research data. Read more…

Report: Dropbox Acquires Stealthy Data Startup

Jun 19, 2014 |

Dropbox, the secure file-sharing specialist, has reportedly acquired a stealthy big data startup, TechCrunch reported earlier in the week. According to the June 16 report, Dropbox has acquired Parastructure, which develops data analysis software based on open source infrastructure. Little else is known about the startup beyond what was posted on its homepage. While neither company confirmed the deal, Parastructure’s web site now redirects to Dropbox. What is known is that the San Francisco-based startup was formed in 2012 by Read more…

This Just In

Concurrent Introduces Driven

Jun 24, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 24 – Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, today announced the general availability of Driven, the industry’s first application performance management product for data-centric applications. Driven is purpose-built to address the pain points of enterprise application development and application performance management to organizations who need to deliver operational excellence, enabling businesses to make the most from their data. Unveiled in early February as a beta, Driven gives developers and operators unmatched visibility into their data Read more…

Magma Enables Map-D to Utilize GPU Clusters

Jun 23, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 23 – Magma and Map-D have teamed up to develop an integrated solution for the visualization and analysis of Big Data across a cluster of GPUs. This exciting Big Data solution combines new ultra fast expansion technology from Magma, with Map-D’s real-time, end-to-end visualization and analytics platform. Magma’s expansion chassis, the ExpressBox 3600, allows Map-D to parse out parallel computations to multiple GPUs without the bottlenecks of traditional super computer architecture. By housing GPUs in one single chassis, Magma allows Read more…

TIBCO Jaspersoft Releases Visualize.js

Jun 10, 2014 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10 – TIBCO Software Inc today announced that its Jaspersoft group, creating the “Intelligence Inside” applications and business processes, has released Visualize.js, a JavaScript framework for advanced embedding of visualizations and reports in applications. The new framework, which is available with the newly released TIBCO Jaspersoft 5.6 platform, delivers more control, simplicity and power for application developers by combining the power of the complete Jaspersoft analytic server with the simplicity and control of JavaScript. In addition to Visualize.js, Jaspersoft introduced Read more…

Datawatch Announces Partnership with MDS Tech

May 21, 2014 |

CHELMSFORD, Mass., LONDON, U.K., and ABU DHABI, UAE., May 21 – Datawatch Corporation, a leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, and MDS Tech, part of the MiDiS Group and the holding company for numerous affiliates in the Middle East, Europe and Turkey, today announced a strategic regional partnership which will span Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  MDS Tech companies, which offer full systems integration and best-of-breed solutions in Data Management, Business Analytics and Mobility solutions, will now offer the full Datawatch Read more…

nGage Labs Partners with ATU to Sponsor Data Analytics and Visualization Internship Program

May 20, 2014 |

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 20 – nGage Labs, Inc., the leading provider of personalized mobile engagement solutions, in collaboration with the Business College at Arkansas Tech University (ATU) is offering paid internships in the field of Business Data Analytics and Data Visualization. The 3-month program will give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of Data Management and Data Visualization. Students are matched with a mentor who will serve as their guide for the duration Read more…