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TigerGraph Emerges with Native Parallel Graph Database

Sep 19, 2017 |

A startup named TigerGraph emerged from stealth today with a new native parallel graph database that its founder thinks can shake up the analytics market. With $31 million in venture funding and several high-profile customers, he might just be right. Read more…

What Fast Forward Labs Brings Cloudera

Sep 12, 2017 |

During the big data land grab of 2014, everybody seemed to have become a data scientist, practically overnight. Despite the circus-like atmosphere, Hilary Mason and her new applied data analytics firm, Fast Forward Lab, rose above the din. Read more…

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…

Guiding Unstructured Data Analytic Journeys

Aug 22, 2017 |

Unstructured data poses one of the biggest challenges in the analytics world, and one of the biggest benefits to understanding human behavior, too. It also presents a golden opportunity for Voyager Labs, which has received $100 million in venture funding to guide its clients’ Read more…

Exploring Governments’ Civic Data Connections

Aug 11, 2017 |

An individual data point is practically worthless by itself. Only when combined with other pieces of data can it contribute to the emergence of the bigger picture. For those in knowledge extraction industries, one of the biggest sources of data is our various government institutions that publish civic data. Read more…

News In Brief

U.S. Open Data Push Advances

Sep 20, 2017 |

The push for open government data got a boost this week with passage of a budget bill that includes language codifying open data requirements for the federal government.

Senate passage of the Defense Department spending authorization package included an amendment incorporating the text of the Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. Read more…

IBM Offers Cloud Storage Via UPS

Sep 18, 2017 |

The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to “transport” data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. Read more…

Pivotal Takes Greenplum to the Cloud

Sep 14, 2017 |

Pivotal, the software developer that repositioned its core products in 2015 as open source, rolled out the latest version of its Greenplum platform this week with an eye toward enabling analytics on multi-cloud deployments. Read more…

Iron Mountain Adds Cloud Data Management

Sep 12, 2017 |

Iron Mountain Inc., the data backup vendor, this week rolled out a cloud storage platform offering enterprises data protection and recovery capabilities. The hybrid data management scheme combines cloud storage with the ability to manage policies governing data access while accelerating the migration of ever-larger data sets to the cloud. Read more…

Alteryx Tools Aims to Speed Model Deployment

Sep 12, 2017 |

Data analytics vendors continue to push deeper into organizations with tools designed to address the pressing problem of actually getting predictive models deployed into business operations.

Among those promoting the rise of the “citizen data scientist” Read more…

This Just In

Report: U.S. Should Track All Companies with One Unique Identifier

Sep 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTONSept. 13, 2017 — Today, the Data Foundation and LexisNexis Risk Solutions released a new report, Who is Who and What is What? Read more…

Cornell Tech Partners with CMU, International Computer Science Institute on Accountable Decision Systems

Aug 22, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2017 — Cornell Tech professor of information science Helen Nissenbaum and associate professor of computer science Thomas Ristenpart are collaborating on a new $3 million National Science Foundation project on accountable decision systems that respect privacy and fairness expectations. Read more…

Carl Data Provides Solutions for Aging North American and European Infrastructure

Aug 10, 2017 |

VANCOUVER, B.C., Aug. 10, 2017 — Carl Data Solutions Inc., a developer of Big-Data-as-a-Service (“BDaaS”)-based solutions for data integration, business intelligence, and Industrial Internet-of-Things (“IIoT”) applications, continues to develop easily implemented solutions for water and waste water infrastructure monitoring and management. Read more…

Brookhaven Lab to Lead 2017 New York Scientific Data Summit

Aug 2, 2017 |

UPTON, N.Y., Aug 2, 2017 — The Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will be leading the 2017 New York Scientific Data Summit, to be held from Aug.

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Unisys Launches Digital Government Accelerators Solution

Jul 13, 2017 |

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 13, 2017 — Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today launched Digital Government Accelerators, a new family of IT services and software designed to help state and local government agencies speed up their transitions toward providing digital services. Read more…