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Data Analytics Used To ID At-Risk Heart Patients

Data Analytics Used To ID At-Risk Heart Patients

April 11, 2014

A pilot project using predictive modeling of data, some of it "unstructured," in electronic medical records helped identify thousands of patients in a Virginia health network at risk for developing heart failure.Read more...

Data Analytics Coming to the Smart Grid

Data Analytics Coming to the Smart Grid

April 10, 2014

The IQ of the smart grid rose this week with the acquisition of a leading provider of data analytics to utilities by green technology specialist Sensus.Read more...

Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy

Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy

April 9, 2014

Preliminary results of an open data survey indicate that "free" government data is increasingly being used by the private sector to generate substantial economic gains in sectors like education, health care and transportation.Read more...

Come On, Blue! Data Reveals Umpires' Biases

Come On, Blue! Data Reveals Umpires' Biases

April 8, 2014

It turns out that Major League Baseball umpires really don't need glasses when calling balls and strikes. Instead, empirical research using pitch-location data revealed a variety of subjective judgments and biases that result in MLB umpires getting it wrong 14 percent of the time when the batter didn't swing at a pitch.Read more...

Data Sharing Provides Rx for Cutting ER Costs

Data Sharing Provides Rx for Cutting ER Costs

April 7, 2014

A two-year-old data-sharing initiative mandated by the State of Washington aimed at reducing healthcare costs has yielded a 10 percent decline in the number of unnecessary emergency room visits by Medicaid recipients.Read more...

Jaspersoft and Talend Collaborate on Big Data Tool

Jaspersoft and Talend Collaborate on Big Data Tool

April 4, 2014

A big data access tool rolled out this week by partners Jaspersoft and Talend rounds out a suite of big data reporting and analysis applications.Read more...

Ad Specialists Join Forces to Leverage Customer Data

Ad Specialists Join Forces to Leverage Customer Data

April 4, 2014

London-based Dunnhumby Ltd., an online advertising specialist owned by U.K. retailer Tesco, said this week it will acquire Sociomantic Labs GmbH of Berlin, a developer of intelligent digital advertising technology.Read more...

Retailers Embrace Graph Databases

Retailers Embrace Graph Databases

April 3, 2014

Graph databases that use nodes and properties to represent and store data appear to be making significant inroads in the U.S. retail market.Read more...

Survey Finds Disconnect Between Big Data and Decision-Making

Survey Finds Disconnect Between Big Data and Decision-Making

April 2, 2014

Under increasing pressure to make critical business decisions based on real-time information, respondents to a survey said access to up-to-the-minute data remains a challenge in the era of big data and analytics.Read more...

Pivotal: Say No to Hadoop 'Tax' with Per-Core Pricing

Pivotal: Say No to Hadoop 'Tax' with Per-Core Pricing

April 2, 2014

Pivotal today unveiled its Big Data Suite, a collection of its big data software products that includes the Greenplum database and Apache Hadoop. While the stack doesn't introduce any new products or technologies, it does bring a vastly simplified licensing model, including per-core pricing for all the point products in the suite, which the company says will allow customers to store an unlimited amount of data in Hadoop.Read more...

 

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