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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…

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…

Statistica Embraces Python In Bid for ‘Collective Intelligence’

Apr 14, 2016 |

Organizations that use the new release of Dell’s Statistica software package can now incorporate separate Python models into their analytic workflows. It’s the latest in the computer giant’s new open approach to advanced analytics, dubbed “collective intelligence.” Read more…

GPU-Powered Deep Learning Emerges to Carry Big Data Torch Forward

Apr 13, 2016 |

The big data analytic ecosystem has matured over the last few years to the point where techniques such as machine learning don’t seem as exotic as they once were. In fact, consumers have even come to expect their products and services to be adaptive to their behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of machine learning. Read more…

News In Brief

Musk’s Latest Startup Eyes Brain-Computer Links

Apr 21, 2017 |

Elon Musk, the auto and space entrepreneur and severe critic of artificial intelligence, is forming a new venture that reportedly will seek to develop an interface between the human brain and computers. Read more…

Intel Acquires Car Sensor Specialist Mobileye

Mar 13, 2017 |

Intel Corp. continued its foray into the autonomous vehicle sector this week with the acquisition of computer vision and machine-learning specialist Mobileye for about $15 billion in cash.

Betting that autonomous vehicles are emerging as “data centers on wheels,” Read more…

Arcadia Upgrades Visual Analytics Platform

Mar 10, 2017 |

The latest version of Arcadia Data’s enterprise platform sharpens the visual analytics software vendor’s focus on generating data-driven applications with the long-term goal of making Hadoop and data lakes more accessible. Read more…

U.S. Voter Data Gets Wrangled

Feb 28, 2017 |

The unforeseen outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election underscored the need for more granular data about the American electorate and its attitudes. Save for a few datasets focusing on national campaign contributions, nearly every pollster missed the populist surge that elected Donald J. Read more…

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

Feb 16, 2017 |It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

This Just In

IBM Machine Vision Technology Advances Early Detection of Eye Disease Using Deep Learning

Apr 20, 2017 |

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 20, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) this week released the results of new research using deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more…

SAS a ‘Strong Performer’ for Digital Intelligence Platforms

Apr 20, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., April 20, 2017 — Marketers today are practically fanatical about one critical mission: delivering a consistent, quality customer experience. A new ranking speaks to the core of that mission, as SAS Customer Intelligence has been cited as a “Strong Performer” Read more…

MapD Appoints Ché Wijesinghe as SVP of Global Field Operations

Apr 5, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2017 — GPU analytics company MapD Technologies has appointed Ché Wijesinghe to lead global sales, sales engineering and customer success. Read more…

Zoomdata Announces 250% Year over Year Growth

Mar 23, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Mar 23, 2017 — Zoomdata today announced Fiscal Year 2017 revenue growth of 250% year over year, led by geographic and channel expansion, an ambitious series of Federal business initiatives and the closing of a $25 million Series C equity financing round led by Goldman Sachs’ Read more…

Zoomdata Introduces Smart Connector for HPE Vertica

Mar 14, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Mar 14, 2017 —  Zoomdata today announced a new Smart Connector for the Vertica Advanced Analytics database from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Leading Vertica systems integrator, Clarity Insights, will offer customers pre-integrated Zoomdata packages for Vertica as well as other supported data sources. Read more…