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Three Pillars of Stellar Service Provider Customer Experience

Aug 14, 2019 |

Would it be a surprise to learn that recent studies show 89% of companies today compete primarily on the basis of customer experience, more than doubling since 2010?

Digital service providers who meet subscribers’ needs for frictionless, personalized digital experiences perform 120% better in the market than those who do not, according to Watermark’s CX ROI Study. Read more…

The Critical Element for a Successful Digital Transformation? HTAP Powered by In-Memory Computing

Aug 8, 2019 |

Many of today’s digital transformation and omnichannel customer experience initiatives demand real-time analysis of data. For example, banks need to analyze transactions across their systems in real time to detect and prevent fraud. Read more…

KDD 2019 to Rally Big Data Experts Around the Environment on Its First ‘Earth Day’

Jul 3, 2019 |

KDD – the annual ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining – will, for the first time, include an Earth Day, aiming to “bring together thought leaders in academia, industry and government to … discuss opportunities to overcome the challenges that Earth faces today.”

Dr. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: June 2019 Edition

Jun 20, 2019 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Why You Should Strengthen Your Retail Analytics Strategy with Multiple Versions of the Truth

May 31, 2019 |

With an influx of data into retailers’ environments—from e-commerce, social media, in-store data and supply chain technology, to name a few new sources—structuring how to interpret that data and then act on it to create unique and personalized customer experiences requires a different approach to business intelligence (BI). Read more…

News In Brief

Graph Database ‘Shapes’ Data

Aug 16, 2019 |

A semantic graph database technology vendor is supporting a key specification designed to validate graph-based data against a set of conditions that specify the “shape” of data. The goal is a more agile way of analyzing larger volumes of complex, distributed data. Read more…

Rubrik Tunes Upgrade to VMware Users

Aug 14, 2019 |

Rubrik, the multi-cloud data manager, unveiled the latest version of its Andes platform this week with upgrades aimed at technology partner VMware covering automated disaster recovery orchestration, data classification and tighter security. Read more…

Investors Seek Out Lucidworks

Aug 12, 2019 |

Lucidworks, the high-flying search engine platform developer, announced a $100 million funding round. The haul will be poured into its AI-based recommendation tools, including its flagship Fusion search platform.

San Francisco-based Lucidworks said Monday (Aug. Read more…

Corporate Culture Continues to Stymie Data Insights

Aug 6, 2019 |

Reports of the death of spreadsheets have been greatly exaggerated.

That reality is among the findings of a recent survey on the state of business analytics released by the consulting firm Deloitte. Read more…

LinkedIn Data Helps to Create the First-Ever Global Map of Labor Flow

Aug 5, 2019 |

LinkedIn and Indiana University have published what they are calling “the first ever map of global labor flow.” The research – which was published in August’s issue of Nature Communications – used a massive amount of LinkedIn employment history data to build a labor flow network. Read more…

This Just In

Informatica Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

Aug 16, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 15, 2019 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company, has positioned Informatica as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools for the 14th consecutive year. Read more…

Accenture to Acquire Analytics8, Australian Analytics and Data Specialists

Aug 16, 2019 |

SYDNEY, August 16, 2019 –Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that specializes in data management, reporting and visualization, data science and analytics services. Read more…

Incorta Raises $30 Million Led by Sorenson Capital

Aug 15, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., August 15, 2019 -Incorta, the industry’s first no-ETL data warehouse, today announced it has closed $30 million in Series C funding led by Sorenson Capital, with participation from existing investors including GV, Kleiner Perkins, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Telstra Ventures, and major investor Ron Wohl. Read more…

Virtual Instruments Expands Cloud Monitoring and Analytics Portfolio with Acquisition of Metricly

Aug 15, 2019 |

San Jose, Calif., August 15, 2019 – Virtual Instruments, the leader in AIOps for hybrid infrastructure management, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of SaaS-based cloud cost, optimization and monitoring service provider Metricly. Read more…

AllegroGraph Advances Enterprise Knowledge Graph Solutions with Support for SHACL

Aug 15, 2019 |

OAKLAND, Calif., August 15, 2019 — Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graph Solutions, today announced its flagship product AllegroGraph now supports Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification for validating graph-based data against a set of conditions. Read more…

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