Tag: analytics

Yahoo’s New Pulsar: A Kafka Competitor?

Sep 7, 2016 |

Yahoo today announced that it’s open sourcing Pulsar, a new distributed “publish and subscribe” messaging systems designed to be highly scalable while maintaining low levels of latency. The bus already backs some of Yahoo’s key apps, and now the Web giant is seeking the help of the open source community to take Pulsar to the next level. Read more…

How Smart Lives Will Flow from Insight Streams

Sep 6, 2016 |

In the future, we’ll be surrounded with smart devices that anticipate our wants and needs by capturing and interpreting various streams of data in real time. This vision of so-called “insight streams” Read more…

Defining Edge Analytics from a Data Decentralization Perspective

Sep 1, 2016 |

Revolutions in processing power and analytical modelling, distributed through massively democratized technology, have opened up countless new possibilities. But these revolutions in technology design have not been matched by our approach to big data. Read more…

Machine Learning: No Longer the ‘Fine China’ of Analytics, HPE Says

Aug 30, 2016 |

Machine learning has become a core component of companies’ analytic initiatives and is no longer the “fine china” only brought out for special occasions, according to a manager with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which today announced that its Vertica analytics database now runs popular classes of machine learning algorithms. 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…

The Latest Trend in Product Line Extension: Become a Software Company

Aug 9, 2016 |

Every business must find ways to grow revenue. Usually, companies expand revenue by selling more or finding more to sell. Pretty simple, right?

Wrong.

Companies spend dearly to market products and create branding to differentiate their product benefits, increase market share, and command higher prices – in other words, to sell more. Read more…

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

Jul 25, 2016 |

When the United States Postal Service (USPS) set out to buy a system that would allow it to track the location of employees, vehicles, and individual pieces of mail in real time, an in-memory relational database was its first choice. Read more…

Secrets of the Data Whisperer

Jul 13, 2016 |

As big data technology evolves, so does the role humans play to operationalize data science. Well-defined job descriptions exist for folks like data scientists, data analysts, and data engineers, but there’s a certain class of data problem that aren’t always good match for their abilities. Read more…

What’s Driving the Data Prep Market? TDWI Digs In

Jul 8, 2016 |

It’s no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. Read more…

Making ERP Better with Big Data

Jul 8, 2016 |

At first glance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and big data analytics don’t appear to have much in common. But it turns out that big old ERP systems have a thing or two to learn from their newer, nimbler brethren. Read more…