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When Big Data Isn’t Enough

Jan 26, 2017 |

The big data paradigm has changed how we make decisions. Armed with sophisticated machine learning and deep learning algorithms that can identify correlations hidden within huge data sets, big data has given us a powerful new tool to predict the future with uncanny accuracy and disrupt entire industries. Read more…

How These Banking, Energy, and Pharma Firms Use Spark

Jan 20, 2017 |

Few frameworks have gained so much popularity as quickly as Apache Spark.  The open source technology may not be ubiquitous yet in the analytics world, but it’s fast approaching that point. Read more…

4 Ways Uber Movement Data Can Be Used

Jan 17, 2017 |

Smart city planners rejoiced last week when Uber announced it would share trip data gathered from vehicles in its ridesharing fleet through its new Uber Movement offering. Besides helping to spot traffic bottlenecks in congested city cores, Uber Movement stands to bring benefits in other areas, too. Read more…

Cybersecurity Grabs the Big Data Spotlight

Jan 11, 2017 |

For all the good that big data can bring your company, it also introduces certain risks. Thanks to a growing awareness about the importance of cybersecurity as a result of recent high-profile breaches, businesses will have a harder time ignoring these risks in 2017, technology executives say. Read more…

Fake News, AI, and the Search for Truth

Jan 10, 2017 |

Multiple weaknesses were exposed in public institutions in connection with last year’s election. First, cybercriminals tried to hack the outcome, then pollsters failed to read voter sentiment accurately. Finally, fake news crept into our news feeds, distorting our collective view of the real world. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

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…

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Feb 8, 2017 |

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months. Read more…

Behavior Analytics Looks to Leapfrog SIEMs

Jan 31, 2017 |

So-called “credentials-based attacks” on corporate and government networks using, for example, stolen passwords or other authentication mechanisms, are among the fastest growing cyber threats. However, skeptics are questioning the ability of traditional security information and event management (SIEM) systems to detect the use of stolen passwords or insider attacks. Read more…

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. Read more…

This Just In

Birst Networked BI and Analytics Platform Now Available as FedRAMP Authorized Cloud Service

Nov 15, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 15 — Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced that the Birst Networked BI and Analytics platform is now available as a FedRAMP Authorized cloud service through Project Hosts’ Read more…

UNLV Prepares for the Final U.S. Presidential Election Debate With Splunk

Oct 18, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 18 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is boosting student achievement and experience through learning analytics on the Splunk platform. Read more…

TIBCO’s tibbr 7 Enterprise Collaboration Platform Achieves FedRAMP Certification

Jul 12, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration and analytics, today announced its social enterprise collaboration platform, tibbr 7, has achieved certification by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), verifying it is secure enough to be used by government agencies and business organizations. Read more…

Accenture Launching New Advanced Analytics Applications

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching seven new advanced analytics applications to help organizations more effectively detect and remediate fraud, and ultimately reduce losses to improve their bottom lines. Read more…

New Kitware Project to Simplify Big Data Management

Jun 2, 2016 |

June 2 — Kitware announced plans to kick off development tomorrow on a Phase II Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research project to simplify Big Data management. For the project, Kitware looks to extend GoBig, its open-source software system that provides Big Data analysts with access to a range of computing resources through a unified interface. Read more…