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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…

5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

News In Brief

AI ‘Inevitable,’ Retraining Needed, Survey Finds

Jan 17, 2017 |

Much debated concerns about the impact artificial intelligence on the global workforce are again highlighted in a new study on AI adoption, but so too are worries among CIOs who worry they lack the in-house skills to deploy and manage machine intelligence. Read more…

Spark Gets In-Memory Boost

Jan 10, 2017 |

Apache Spark is getting an open source computing and storage boost with its integration with a widely used in-memory data platform.

Hazelcast Inc. said Tuesday (Jan. 10) its in-memory data grid adds connector support for Spark, giving developers access to open source tools for data storage and computing that the company says go beyond the limits of a single Java virtual machine. Read more…

Visualization Startup Targets First Responders

Jan 3, 2017 |

A startup has developed a visual data analytics platform based on technology developed at Purdue University that focuses on delivering real-time information for first responders.

Davista Technologies is targeting law enforcement, public safety and health care sectors that are increasingly inundated with text, audio and visual data. Read more…

Data, Security Frameworks Emerge For IoT

Dec 13, 2016 |

The U.S. requires a national strategy to coordinate private sector efforts to deploy the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes data security and interoperability standards, according to a report released this week by the Center for Data Innovation. Read more…

Data Platform Seeks to Cut Soaring Rx Drug Costs

Nov 28, 2016 |

A cloud-based data management platform designed to straighten out what critics say is the mess that is the current approach to managing drug benefits got a boost when ex-Apple CEO John Sculley joined the cause. 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…