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5 Factors Driving the Graph Database Explosion

Aug 19, 2016 |

There’s no denying it: Graph databases are hot. According to DB-Engines.com, graph databases have outgrown every other type of database in popularity since 2013, and not by a small margin either. Read more…

Finding Hidden Value in IoT Analytics

Aug 16, 2016 |

Sensors on the Internet of Things (IoT) are already generating a ton of data, but turning that data into business value isn’t always easy. In particular, businesses must be creative in how they mine their IoT data, which can yield unexpected gems. Read more…

Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

Aug 15, 2016 |

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS.

Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works published the latest results of an ongoing “flash survey” Read more…

TaxBrain Brings Open Data Science to Federal Models

Aug 10, 2016 |

Some of the most important decisions made in Washington D.C. are influenced heavily by sophisticated computer models refined over the course of decades. However, most of the models are proprietary, which hinders the ability to improve them and to weigh underlying assumptions that affect the results. Read more…

Real Machine Intelligence Making its Way into the Enterprise

Aug 4, 2016 |

Hundreds of billions of dollars lies dormant in data. From retailers and healthcare providers to government agencies, untapped data has the ability to generate savings, drive efficiencies, and make entirely new paradigm-changing discoveries. Read more…

News In Brief

Veritone, Cognitive Media Startup, Raises $50M

Aug 25, 2016 |

The developers of a “cognitive media platform” designed to render audio and video content and make the results searchable have closed a $50 million funding round.

Veritone Inc. Read more…

AI Initiative Targets Medical Apps

Aug 8, 2016 |

An artificial intelligence initiative launched last week seeks to weave predictive AI technology into emerging health and “wellness” products.

According to initiative organizers, medAI seeks to move beyond “button pushing and impersonal automation scenarios” Read more…

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” 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…

ClearStory Patent Covers Data Harmonization Tool

Jun 30, 2016 |

A U.S. patent awarded this month to ClearStory Data, the big data preparation tool specialist, covers its automated data harmonization tool designed to work across disparate data sources and a variety of data types. Read more…

This Just In

MemSQL to Showcase Predictive Analytics for Global Supply Chain Management

Aug 10, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 10 — MemSQL, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced that it is exhibiting and presenting at the Gartner Catalyst Conference beginning Monday, August 15 in San Diego, California. Read more…

Dataiku DSS 3.1 Unveiled

Aug 1, 2016 |

Aug. 1 — Dataiku, the maker of the all-in-one predictive analytics software platform Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has today announced the release of Dataiku DSS 3.1, which adds additional external integrations, an improved UX interface, 5 visual machine learning engines, and now enables transformations in Apache Spark’s native language, Scala.  Read more…

New Capabilities Announced for Alteryx Analytics Platform

Jun 28, 2016 |

June 28 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, announced today new capabilities in its Alteryx Analytics platform that allow data analysts of all skill levels to deliver powerful predictive insights, harness big data analytic performance, and improve analytic understanding using a code-free, intuitive interface. Read more…

IBM and Acxion to Help Data Scientists Make More Accurate Predictions

Jun 21, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., June 21 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM) today announced a planned alliance designed to empower data scientists to make faster and more accurate predictions by providing powerful analytics tools and curated data. Read more…

Sidetrade Relies on Talend Big Data Technology to Power Predictive Analytics Application

Jun 2, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2 — Talend, a global leader in big data and cloud integration solutions, today announced that Sidetrade, a European leader for customer financial management in the Cloud, is using Talend Data Fabric to offer its customers a new predictive analysis platform for inter-company payments, called Sidetrade Payment Intelligence (SPi). Read more…