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Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

How Machine Learning and Push Computing Can Pull Employees In

Aug 22, 2016 |

You have a problem: Businesses all over the world are facing a serious issue. Employees are increasingly overworked, disengaged, and bogged down by inefficient processes. A Gallup poll of more than 80,000 workers found that just 31.5% described themselves as being engaged at work. Read more…

5 Factors Driving the Graph Database Explosion

Aug 19, 2016 |

There’s no denying it: Graph databases are hot. According to DB-Engines.com, graph databases have outgrown every other type of database in popularity since 2013, and not by a small margin either. Read more…

The SQL Service at the Heart of Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Aug 17, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services gave real-time application developers a boost last week when it unveiled Amazon Kinesis Analytics, a new service for continuously querying streaming data using good old SQL. The service hooks into the entire Kinesis suite available from AWS, but the core underlying technology was developed by a third-party vendor you might not be familiar with. Read more…

Finding Hidden Value in IoT Analytics

Aug 16, 2016 |

Sensors on the Internet of Things (IoT) are already generating a ton of data, but turning that data into business value isn’t always easy. In particular, businesses must be creative in how they mine their IoT data, which can yield unexpected gems. Read more…

News In Brief

Another Self-Service Database Tool Emerges

Aug 23, 2016 |

The democratization of big data continues apace with a new self-service analytics tool that allows non-data scientists to query databases and get answers without formal training in, for example, SQL. Read more…

Search Engines Get a Machine Learning Boost

Aug 22, 2016 |

Online retailer eBay is attempting to extend its machine language capabilities beyond automatic language translation to e-commerce uses designed to make product searches more relevant. As automation improves, the company said one goal eliminating the search box. Read more…

‘Smart Machines’ Top the Hype Cycle, Gartner Says

Aug 22, 2016 |

Every summer, technologists turn to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which has become a barometer of sorts for gauging the state of various hardware and software innovations that are expected to impact business and society over the next decade. Read more…

Adobe Parses Target Audiences to Promote Brands

Aug 17, 2016 |

Parsing the segments of target audiences has become a time sink for retails and other data analysts looking to compare and contrast those segments to glean insights, spot overlaps and pinpoint meaningful differences among audience segments for particular brands. Read more…

Flash Memory Gives Databases a Jolt

Aug 12, 2016 |

Database vendors are looking for new memory technology options as datasets continue to soar. With that in mind, Redis Labs Inc. claimed this week that its database running on flash memory along with Intel Corp.’s NVM Express flash-based SSDs achieved record performance. Read more…

This Just In

New Relic Experiences Rapid Customer Adoption Across EMEA

Jul 5, 2016 |

July 5 — Software analytics leader New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) announced today that leading companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) continue to choose the New Relic Software Analytics Cloud to help them modernize their software architectures, deliver higher quality software faster, and drive successful digital initiatives. Read more…

Databricks Enables Sellpoints to Launch a New Predictive Analytics Product

Mar 10, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10 — Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark, today announced that Sellpoints, a provider of online advertising solutions dedicated to optimizing return on ad spend (ROAS) for retailers and brands, chose Databricks as their enterprise Spark solution, allowing for the rapid productization of a critical predictive analytics product. Read more…

Splunk Enterprise Assisting European Footwear Giant

Mar 8, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 8 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that fashion footwear retailer Kurt Geiger relies on Splunk Enterprise to support its growing e-commerce operations and improve the customer experience across its global websites. Read more…

Lazada Selects MapR to Unify and Analyze Data for Ecommerce Operations

Mar 1, 2016 |

March 1 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only converged data platform, today announced that Lazada Group has selected the MapR Converged Data Platform to power its ecommerce operations in Southeast Asia.  Read more…

Beabloo Selects Hortonworks to Power Analytics Platform for Retail

Feb 4, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., Feb. 4 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced it has expanded its European customer base by adding Beabloo, the global omnichannel digital marketing company. Read more…