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Go Fast and Win: The Big Data Analytics of F1 Racing

Apr 19, 2018 |

What’s the secret to winning in Formula One racing? Simple: Go faster than everybody else. But finding a lasting recipe for success on the racetrack today requires getting hundreds of variables right, so it’s no wonder that F1 teams are turning to big data analytics for help. Read more…

How DHL Aims to Remake Logistics with AI

Apr 17, 2018 |

What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of a big plan that DHL unveiled yesterday to remake itself with artificial intelligence. Read more…

Super Bowl LII: A Study in Probabilities and Biases

Feb 2, 2018 |

Millions of people will tune in to Sunday’s Super Bowl LII, which pits the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles. While many will focus their attention on the food, commercials, and half-time show, the game also provides a good case study in leveraging probabilities and overcoming cognitive bias. Read more…

90 Million Swings Later – Cracking the Secret of the Perfect Golf Swing

Dec 4, 2017 |

Golf is a notoriously difficult sport, despite how easy the guys on the PGA Tour make it look every weekend. But thanks to the power of big data and advanced analytics, amateurs have powerful new tools to emulate their swings and improve their handicaps along the way. Read more…

Inside JetBlue’s Silo-Busting Customer 360 Initiative

Nov 6, 2017 |

Who are you when you fly? It may sound like a silly question, but airlines find that it’s remarkably difficult to get a clear answer in real time. It’s also at the center of a new silo-busting Customer 360 system that JetBlue recently implemented to take its customer experience to the next level. Read more…

News In Brief

Pivotal Software is Latest Tech IPO

Apr 20, 2018 |

The uptick in technology stock offerings that accelerated in 2017 is gaining momentum this year as Pivotal Software joins a host of big data vendors going public.

The San Francisco-based cloud software vendor announced pricing on 37 million shares at $15 a share. Read more…

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Apr 18, 2018 |

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round.

The storage management and infrastructure vendor said Tuesday (April 17) its latest round added new investor Harbert European Growth Capital along with existing investors and company executives. Read more…

Hortonworks Upgrades Data Plane Service

Apr 17, 2018 |

The data management market continues to explode, reflecting the growing demand for automated services that can help companies access soaring data volumes spread across datacenters and cloud repositories.

With that in mind, Hortonworks announced this week it is expanding its Data Plane Service released last September to include a new “data steward studio” designed to provide a consistent level of governance and security across far-flung data lakes. Read more…

HCL, Equity Investor Acquire Actian

Apr 12, 2018 |

Actian Corp., which staged a comeback last year with the introduction of a hybrid database and query engine, is being acquired by India’s HCL Technologies and an equity partner.

HCL and private investor Sumera Equity Partners said they are buying Actian in an all-cash deal valued at $330 million. Read more…

Teradata Takes ‘4D Analytics’ to the Edge

Apr 9, 2018 |

Teradata Corp. released a “4D analytics” capability that melds three-dimensional geospatial location data with time-series data for edge computing applications.

The cloud-based data and analytics vendor (NYSE: TDC) that has been moving steadily up the technology stack with its platform strategy said its 4D analytics framework combines customer analytics with geospatial, operational, temporal and time-series data. Read more…

This Just In

Datanami Unveils Honorees for its 2018 People to Watch Feature

Mar 26, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 26, 2018 – Datanami, a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about data science, AI, and advanced analytics, today announced the honorees for its 2018 People to Watch feature, which highlights key industry players poised to drive the industry in the coming year. Read more…

ACM US Public Policy Council Releases Statement on Importance of Preserving Personal Privacy

Mar 6, 2018 |

NEW YORK, March 6, 2018 – The Association for Computing Machinery’s US Public Policy Council (USACM) today released a Statement on the Importance of Preserving Personal PrivacyRead more…

Tabor Communications and nGage Events Announce ‘Advanced Scale Forum 2018’

Jan 19, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018 — Tabor Communications and nGage Events today announced the renaming of their 2018 summit. The summit, formerly known as Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC, will now be known as Advanced Scale Forum and is scheduled for May 6-8 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Read more…

OmniScale Launches PR, Marketing Services for Advanced IT

Oct 10, 2017 |

VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 10, 2017 — Co-founders Isaac Lopez and Matt Walters today announced the launch of OmniScale Media, a full-service media agency specializing in strategic marketing and communications programs for advanced technology companies. Read more…

Gartner Reveals the 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management

Sep 29, 2017 |

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 29, 2017 — As data becomes ever more distributed across multiple systems, organizations have to cope with increasingly complex ecosystems and digital business requirements. The Gartner, Inc.  Read more…