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How to Drive Value From Big Data: Collaboration

Jun 7, 2017 |

Big data can transform enterprise operations, uncovering trends that could be easily overlooked and pointing the way to new opportunities. From detecting a seemingly insignificant mechanical problem that could shut down operations to pinpointing an untapped market, the value big data offers is significant. Read more…

Deep Learning Is About to Revolutionize Sports Analytics. Here’s How

May 26, 2017 |

Imagine being able to model your opponents’ defense to optimize your attack in soccer, or to determine the best placement of players for grabbing rebounds in basketball. These are some of the predictive systems that data scientists are just now starting to build, and they’re using deep learning techniques to do it. Read more…

Cloudera IPO Lauded by Big Data Community

Apr 28, 2017 |

Cloudera officially went public today with an IPO that raised $225 million for the Hadoop distributor. While the now-public company’s valuation may be about half what it was a few years ago, Cloudera and its partners in the big data community look at the IPO as a positive move for the industry as a whole. Read more…

Sports Follies Exemplify Need for Instant Analysis of Streaming Data

Mar 16, 2017 |

Michael Lewis’ book, “Moneyball” tells the the well-known story of how the Oakland A’s used data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in major league baseball (MLB) in the late 80s and early 90s. Read more…

Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

Mar 13, 2017 |

The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. Read more…

News In Brief

Data Lakes Crest In Drive to Boost Quality

Dec 19, 2017 |

As more data moves to the cloud, the composition of data lakes is shifting to new sources such as NoSQL databases while cloud data repositories emerge amid hybrid deployments, according to a big data survey. Read more…

As Data Quality Declines, Costs Soar

Dec 13, 2017 |

The bigger the data, it appears, the better the chances much of it will be “bad” data.

And that bad data is costing companies a bundle, according to research published in MIT Sloan Management Review. Read more…

MariaDB, Tableau Partner on Multiple Workload Types

Dec 12, 2017 |

MariaDB Corp., the open source database, has been integrated with Tableau Software’s business intelligence and visual analytics platform. The combination means Tableau users could run both operational and transactional workloads, the partners said this week. Read more…

Self-Serve Platform Promotes Collaboration

Dec 12, 2017 |

Among the goals of self-service big data analytics vendors is unifying the entire technology stack to allow business analytics to glean insights from data lakes. Combining the ability to run natively on Hadoop clusters and leveraging existing Spark deployments to preserve technology investments, one player in the self-service platform sector also claims to provide data preparation, visualization and other tools to quickly scan millions of rows and terabytes of scattered data. Read more…

Data Prep Goes Serverless

Dec 7, 2017 |

The rise of platforms in which cloud providers manage the allocation of computing and storages resources has opened the door to new data services such as serverless data preparation tools. Read more…

This Just In

TIBCO to Host Sold-Out Energy Forum in Houston

Sep 14, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif.Sept. 14, 2017 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced today that the annual TIBCO Energy Forum will take place December 12-13, 2017 at The Westin Houston Memorial City. Read more…

Hazelcast IMDG and Apache Cassandra to Deliver Real-Time Smart Meter Platform

Sep 12, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., and MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 12, 2017 – Hazelcast, the leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) with hundreds of thousands of installed clusters and over 39 million server starts per month, today announced details of a new IoT platform designed by Future Grid – the developer of an operational intelligence data platform which provides electric power generation utilities with a real-time, streamlined view of their Internet of Things (IoT) data. Read more…

Globe Telecom Uses Cloudera to Enhance Customer Experience

Sep 12, 2017 |

MANILA, PhilippinesSept. 11, 2017 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), a platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, announced that Globe Telecom has used the Cloudera platform to successfully enhance customer experience and deliver real-time targeted marketing campaigns and offers to its 60 million customers. Read more…

CoreLogic Analysis Estimates 8.5 Million Properties in Florida at Significant Risk

Sep 8, 2017 |

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2017 — CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released data analysis which shows that an estimated 8,456,455 residential and commercial properties in Florida are at either “Extreme,” “Very High” or “High” risk of wind damage from Hurricane Irma. Read more…

Lucidworks to Boost Search for Reddit

Sep 7, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 — Lucidworks, the leader in cognitive search solutions, today announced its integration with Reddit, bringing Fusion, Lucidworks’ search application development platform, to the Reddit user interface. Read more…