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DARPA Floats an ‘Ocean of Things’

The Pentagon’s top research agency is pushing the notion of a data lake to new depths with an oceanic network of floating sensors that would provide the raw data for analytics, including everything from sea state and w Read more…

Machine Data Intelligence Market Heats Up

The rise of connected devices and the flood of unstructured data they churn out is spurring the introduction of new machine data intelligence platforms designed to handle data frequency as well as sheer volume. Adding to Read more…

Databricks Snags $400M, Now Valued at $6.2B

Databricks, the commercial venture behind Apache Spark, has just completed a Series F round of funding worth $400 million. That brings the cloud analytics vendor's valuation to more than $6 billion, more than twice what Read more…

The Critical Importance of Data Literacy

Quick: What's the leading indicator of individual success in data and analytics? You might be tempted to say technical and statistical skills. While those are important, the top predictor is actually data literacy, inclu Read more…

Corporate Culture Continues to Stymie Data Insights

Reports of the death of spreadsheets have been greatly exaggerated. That reality is among the findings of a recent survey on the state of business analytics released by the consulting firm Deloitte. Even as enterprise Read more…

MIT Aims to Ease AI Programming

A new AI programming language seeks to ease the process of writing inference algorithms and other predictive models without the hassle of grinding out complicated equations and code. Among the goals of the probabilist Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker. Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Googl Read more…

‘Data Workers’ Failing to Cope

More evidence is emerging that “data workers” in general and data scientists in particular are bogged down by the sheer breadth of their company’s data. Meanwhile, the skills gap between data experts and line-of Read more…

BI Leader Sisense Acquires Periscope Data

Sisense’s acquisition of Periscope Data combines the buyer’s business intelligence platform with Periscope’s cloud data analytics expertise as Sisense looks to up its analytics game. The merger announced on Tues Read more…

The Rise of the Data Team

Leaks of confidential customer data, whether the result of malicious hacks or corporate missteps, are a growing threat across industries. In the first half of 2018, there were 945 major data breaches globally that expo Read more…

How to Implement a Successful BI Strategy

Whatever size your business, having a successful business intelligence strategy is important. Business intelligence (BI) can include a wide variety of data, but basically it is a set of processes or methodologies that ta Read more…

What Gartner Sees In Analytic Hubs

In the old days, companies would build their business intelligence strategies from the ground up, typically starting with a traditional data warehouse. But as the volume, trajectory, and types of data have exploded, comp Read more…

5 Key Data Integration Considerations for Apache Kudu

Apache Kudu was designed specifically for use-cases that require low latency analytics on rapidly changing data, including time-series, machine data, and data warehousing. Its architecture provides for rapid inserts and Read more…

Algorithms Aim to Unclog the Skies

Researchers are churning out new algorithms initially designed to improve situational awareness in the sky while also helping pilots avoid dangerous weather and costly flight delays. Knowing where you are on the cloud Read more…

3 Ways to Avoid the Analytics Death Curve

When you build an analytics-based application, what’s the worst thing that can happen? As a former product owner charged with using analytics to drive new revenue streams, I've considered this question many times. At f Read more…

Analytics Use Grows in Parallel with Data Volumes

More companies are using data analytics to attract new customers, improve services for existing customers and to mitigate business risks by leveraging business intelligence and predictive analytics to make better decisio Read more…

Cloud Data Warehouse Gets New Analytics Interface

Analytics interface vendors continue to offer easy-to-use tools designed to allow more business users to query data, especially data increasingly stored in a growing number of cloud data warehouses. Among the goals is si Read more…

Seizing Business Opportunities at the Speed of Thought

When Sudheesh Nair suddenly left the president's post at Nutanix to occupy the CEO seat at ThoughtSpot earlier this year, it raised a few eyebrows. After all, Nutanix was one of the hottest firms in the market for hyper- Read more…

‘Dark Data’ Continues to Stymie Analytics Efforts

Not only is there way too much data flying around organizations, but those charged with keeping track of it often don’t know where critical data is located. What’s more, new European data privacy rules are making tha Read more…

Qlik Acquires Data Manager

Big data vendors seeking to diversify keep getting bigger, the latest example being data analytics vendor Qlik’s acquisition of enterprise data management startup Podium Data. Qlik, Radnor, PA, said this week the ac Read more…

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