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Big Data Analytics Flashes a ‘Red Alert’ on Human Trafficking in India

Aug 24, 2017 |

The statistics are terrifying: Every three minutes, a young Indian girl is abducted into sex slavery — often with the consent of her parents, as horrible as that sounds. Now, with the help of Australian analytics firm Quantium, a project called Operation Red Alert is using big data analytics to fight traffickers and inform Indian villagers of the scourge threatening their girls. Read more…

Cutting through the APM Complexity with Data

Aug 21, 2017 |

Today’s IT is disjointed and more complex than ever before. Application performance is a critical measure of customer experience, and is now defined by various elements including cloud infrastructure, software, APIs, microservices and network performance. Read more…

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…

Analyzing Video, the Biggest Data of Them All

May 26, 2016 |

Video data is the fastest growing data type on the Internet, and arguably one of the fastest growing period. Thanks to a proliferation of high-definition video cameras, the volume of video data is exploding. Read more…

How Intuit Personalizes TurboTax Experiences with Big Data

Apr 15, 2016 |

If you’re like millions of Americans who use TurboTax, you know how the program makes preparing your individual tax return easy—at least compared to actually reading and understanding the 70,000-page tax code. Read more…

News In Brief

Baidu’s AI Algorithm Parses Video

Aug 24, 2017 |

China’s heavy investment in artificial intelligence is beginning to bear fruit with a report of researchers at Baidu, the Internet search giant, winning a competition designed to test the ability of AI algorithms to recognize and classify actions in video clips. Read more…

Drone Data Accelerates Mapping

Aug 23, 2017 |

Add to the mounting list of data types: aerial data captured by drones, much of it used for map making and field surveys.

A recent report on trends in the booming drone industry finds that commercial drones equipped with mapping software have thus far captured data on an estimated 10 million acres of land in 160 countries. Read more…

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Huawei Adds MapD GPUs to Latest Servers

Aug 11, 2017 |

Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor’s server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics. Read more…

Machine Learning Model Tracks U.S. Spy Planes

Aug 10, 2017 |

Among the tasks you can train a computer to perform is scanning the skies over the U.S. for the alarming number of surveillance and spy aircraft.

The news web site BuzzFeed did just that, reporting this week that it employed a machine-learning algorithm to first recognize known spy planes, and then combine that model with a large set of flight-tracking data from a commercial web site. Read more…

This Just In

Jinfonet Software Unveils JReport 14.5

Jul 26, 2017 |

ROCKVILLE, M.D., July 26, 2017 – Jinfonet Software, the leading embedded analytics and reporting software provider, announces the general availability of JReport 14.5. The latest release empowers product owners and developers to enable powerful insights for their users without the need to hunt and stitch together data from multiple views. Read more…

SAS Pioneers ‘Smart Campus’ Tech at HQ

Jun 26, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., June 26, 2017 — Building on its corporate sustainability leadership and Internet of Things (IoT) technology prowess, SAS is taking steps to establish a “smart campus” Read more…

Tableau Announces Availability of Tableau 10.3

Jun 1, 2017 |

SEATTLE, June 1, 2017 — Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the global leader in visual analytics, today announced the general availability of Tableau 10.3. This latest release helps organizations achieve data-driven insights faster than ever, through automated table and join recommendations powered by machine learning algorithms that simplify the search for the right data for analysis. Read more…

Tableau to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Tech Con

Jun 1, 2017 |

SEATTLE, May 31, 2017 — Tableau (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in visual analytics, today announced that Jay Peir, Executive VP, Corporate Development and Strategy, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Technology Conference on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA at 8:30am Pacific Time. Read more…

SAS Analytics Helps Virginia Tackle Opioid Addiction

May 31, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., May 31, 2017 — The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) speeds medical care to citizens in need by analyzing massive amounts of data using SAS Analytics. Read more…