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Data Opportunities Slipping Through the Cracks

Feb 21, 2017 |

If you’re struggling to make the most of your data, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone. A large percentage of companies are not fully executing on their big data, data science, and IoT strategies, several recent studies say. Read more…

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Feb 16, 2017 |

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ Read more…

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

Feb 15, 2017 |

“Bring the compute to the data,” is a common refrain you hear in the big data age. Now IBM is heading that advice with today’s launch of IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, a new offering due this quarter that will bring Watson-based machine learning software to the mainframe atop an Apache Spark execution engine, attached to a Jupyter-based data science workbook. Read more…

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Feb 14, 2017 |

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

A Platform Approach to Data Science Operationalization

Feb 13, 2017 |

Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia has been building quantitative teams for the past two decades, and knows first-hand how hard it can be to bring data science capabilities into a production setting. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Surges in Gartner Quadrant with Power BI

Feb 21, 2017 |

Microsoft is the new king of the hill when it comes to business intelligence and analytics platforms, at least according to the latest Magic Quadrant from Gartner, which placed the Power BI backer in the pole position. Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Apps Database

Feb 15, 2017 |

Google continues to add features to its public cloud platform as a way of differentiating its services, this time announcing the public beta release of a cloud-based relational database for use in developing key enterprise applications. Read more…

‘Climbing’ Big Data With Virtual Reality

Feb 13, 2017 |Thanks to virtual reality technology, analysts can now "climb" big data. So says business intelligence platform vendor Looker, which claimed to take big data to new heights with a virtual reality app for exploring data as well as how businesses "interact with their data." Read more…

Anaconda Gets Big Iron Support From IBM

Feb 10, 2017 |IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers. The company (NYSE: IBM) announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Read more…

Tamr’s Data Prep Platform Gains U.S. Patent

Feb 9, 2017 |A new approach for integrating large numbers of data sources using a combination of machine learning techniques along with human expertise has earned U.S. patent protection. Data preparation specialist Tamr Inc. said Thursday (Feb. 9) the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent (US9,542,412) covering its "data unification" platform. Read more…

This Just In

JuliaPro Featured in Danske Bank’s Business Analytics Challenge 2017

Feb 15, 2017 |

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 15 — Danske Bank, Denmark’s largest bank, announced that JuliaPro will be available on Microsoft Azure’s Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) for participants in the Business Analytics Challenge 2017. Read more…

Hortonworks Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016

Feb 10, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 10 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016. Read more…

Tableau Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

Feb 2, 2017 |

Feb. 2 — Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE: DATA) today reported results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

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Attunity Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

Feb 2, 2017 |

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 2 — Attunity Ltd. (ATTU), a leading provider of data integration and Big Data management software solutions, today reported its unaudited financial results for the three-month period and full year ended December 31, 2016. Read more…

Advanced Logic Analytics Launches

Jan 24, 2017 |

Jan. 24 — Advanced Logic Analytics (ALA), a provider of enterprise-proven big data and finance analytics solutions for buy- and sell-side institutions and other financial firms, is pleased to announce its launch into the global financial services marketplace to address the market’s growing requirement for big data analytics. Read more…