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Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Jul 28, 2016 |

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. This goes to show that simply having data doesn’t necessarily translate to valuable insights. Read more…

How Auto Insurers Detect and Use Your Driving ‘Fingerprint’

Jul 26, 2016 |

You may not know it, but the way you drive is unique–sort of like a fingerprint. How fast you drive, how tight you turn, and how long you idle in the driveway before hitting the road all help to identify you from others on the road. Read more…

What Does the VC Investment Slowdown Mean for Big Data?

Jul 19, 2016 |

The overall pace of investments by venture capitalists slowed over the first six months of the year, according to new report issued last week. While the software industry as a whole did well, the number of investments in startups is trending down. Read more…

Machine Learning in the Enterprise: You Can’t Afford to be Wrong

Jul 18, 2016 |

As the final moments of Rutger Hauer’s tears in the rain monologue come to a close in Blade Runner, Netflix (or your streaming service of preference) has lined up some recommendations for your next viewing choice. Read more…

Three NoSQL Databases You’ve Never Heard Of

Jul 15, 2016 |

There’s a certain class of data problem that is elegantly addressed by NoSQL databases, which is why the market for NoSQL databases is growing faster than the overall market. The market is led by the Big Four, including Couchbase, Datastax, MarkLogic, and MongoDB, but there’s a long tail of other players in the NoSQL market, including some older products that are still going strong. Read more…

News In Brief

Tableau Automates K-Means Clustering in V10 Refresh

Jul 28, 2016 |

The upcoming release of Tableau 10 will introduce new features aimed at simplifying how customers use advanced analytic functions upon their data, such as a new k-means clustering algorithm that works in drag-and-drop fashion. Read more…

Talend Set for IPO This Week

Jul 27, 2016 |

There’s been chatter about which big data technology company will be the next to go public after Hortonworks‘ (NASDAQ: HDP) initial public offering of stock in December 2014. Read more…

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…

Doubts Mount About Data Payoffs

Jul 13, 2016 |

Mounting evidence contained in vendor surveys suggests executives who play a key role in data and analytics technology investments are increasingly dissatisfied with the results of current approaches to analytics and the ultimate goal of problem solving. Read more…

CEO Survey Finds Data Distrust

Jul 12, 2016 |

Despite widespread corporate adoption of big data and analytics tools along with exponential advances in analytics technology, a new survey by respected consulting firm finds that only one-third of CEOs polled have a high level of trust in the accuracy of their data or the analytics tools used to crunch it. Read more…

This Just In

NICE Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Jul 28, 2016 |

PARAMUS, N.J., July 28 — NICE (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

“We are pleased to report another strong performance for the second quarter of 2016,” said Barak Eilam, CEO. Read more…

TrendMiner Receives Additional $1.1M in Funding

Jul 26, 2016 |

HOUSTON, Tex., July 26 — TrendMiner, a leading big data search and advanced predictive analytics provider to the process manufacturing industry, announced today that it has received $1.1 million in additional funding from The Innovation Fund. Read more…

Datawatch Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results

Jul 21, 2016 |

BEDFORD, Mass., July 21 — Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leading global provider of self-service data preparation and fast data analytics solutions, today announced that total revenue for its third quarter of fiscal 2016 ended June 30, 2016 was $7.4 million, flat with revenue of $7.42 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, and down from total revenue of $7.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Read more…

MapR Risk Management Quick Start Solution for Financial Services Now Available

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced the immediate availability of the MapR Risk Management Quick Start Solution for Financial Services powered by the MapR Converged Data Platform. Read more…

Hortonworks to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Results on August 4

Jul 15, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 15 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) will report results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016 on August 4, 2016. The results will be included in a press release with accompanying financial information that will be released after market close and posted on the Hortonworks Investor Relations website. Read more…